In Saariselkä you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Urho Kekkonen Nationalpark and the services of Finlands northernmost outdoor recreation center. Your vacation can be tailored to match exactly what you are looking for. Perhaps you want to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet? Or maybe you want to try out new activities and sports and explore the beautiful nature of Lapland?
Experiences for hikers
For lovers of hiking and trekking, the setting is breathtaking. In addition to theme tours suitable for day trips for the whole family, there are also routes for the most restless legs: The longest routes offer untouched nature and fell terrain for weeks at a time. And if you want to go a little faster on your trip, the numerous cycle routes in the area are a great way to get to know the most beautiful places in Saariselkä on the back of a bike. The more demanding routes of Rautulampi and Luulampi are suitable for experienced hikers, but the Sivakkaoja and Moitakuru routes work nicely for beginners. You can find more information about cycling and hiking routes here.
Kiilopää and Kaunispää fells
The 546-meter Kiilopää and the 438-meter Kaunispää are the absolute number one destinations for landscape hunters. The fells, which are among the most popular destinations in Saariselkä, can be reached with a short hike and the views reward the traveler with their breathtaking views. For those going on longer hikes to the heart of Urho Kekkonen National Park, there are plenty of shelters and places to rest. If you are looking to enjoy the breathtaking views, but you don’t feel like climbing the fells on foot, you can also get to the top of Kaunispää by car or taxi.
History of the Gold Rush
However, the area’s attractions are not limited to natural creations. The Prospector mine, created at the beginning of the 20th century, offers a glimpse into the history of Lapland’s gold rush. The wilderness, which has been inhabited for thousands of years, also boasts Sámi history and culture for those who dare to stop to see and experience it.
The enchanting nature of the wilderness
In the landscapes of the north, you can enjoy all the best things of wilderness nature. Picking berries, picking mushrooms and fishing in the fell forests on vacation is a heart-warming reminder of the value of pure and untouched nature. The wilderness also offers great diversity, as the area is home to numerous species of mammals, such as reindeer, moose and foxes. Bird watchers are attracted by the chance to spot a magnificent golden eagle, and large carnivores roaming the remote areas are rare but possible visitors.
Clean waters for fishing and kayaking
For those who enjoy being on the water, there are great fishing opportunities and you can also go on canoe and paddling trips on your own or with a guide. Luiro-, Kopsusjoki and Nuorttijoki are suitable for paddling.
Accommodation in Saariselka
You can stay in the center of Saariselkä village and enjoy Lapland’s iconic nightless night, the beautiful nature and all the services of Saariselkä. The service providers offer advice and guides for a perfect vacation. Equipment renters and welfare services make sure that every traveler’s needs are met – and all this in the heart of the Arctic wilderness, under the gentle gaze of the fells.
You can easily book the Kolmen Koukun cabins directly online
If you are traveling with a larger group, the Kelo log cabin in the center of Saariselkä can accommodate 13 guests. Up to 18 guests can be accommodated in the seven bedrooms of the 300 square meter Tunturipöllö cabin. No matter when you arrive – alone or with a group – you are always welcome to enjoy Saariselkä’s wonderful nature! If you have any questions about our accommodation options, don’t hesitate to contact us: