Saariselka is a small and quaint ski village with a very authentic feel to it, despite only having 12km of ski slopes to its name. It is the perfect holiday for those who enjoy holidays away from the crowds and who want to enjoy the real frontier feel that the resort has. The activities here are not just restricted to skiing either, with reindeer rides and forest treks just some of the other attractions in Saariselka.
Budget holidays to Finland can be found leaving from most major airports in the UK and since the area is so popular with not just skiers but also winter holidaymakers, there is bound to be a flight that suits you. Saariselka can be a little difficult to get to but the route isn’t too complicated. The best way is to fly to Ivalo airport via Helsinki and the resort is just 20-minutes from there. Check the Cheeky Trip comparison site for our full selection of great ski holiday getaways. Direct flights to Helsinki are usually in the 3-hour range.
The best time to visit this ski resort is during peak ski season as this is when tourist numbers are at their highest and there is a real, tangible buzz around the place. Because the attractions in this resort aren’t just limited to skiing, there aren’t really any bad times to visit Saariselka. Staying overnight in a glass igloo, seeing the Northern Lights and Husky Safaris can be done for large periods of the year.
Beginner skiers probably have the largest selection of slopes to choose from in Saariselka. There are wide, flat surfaces which are ideal for finding your feet and gentle nursery slopes for when you start to feel a bit more confident. Intermediates will find a few good blue and red pistes to try out although as already mentioned, there are only 12km total of slopes in this resort so there isn’t a load of choice. Saariselka isn’t a good resort for the serious skier looking for a challenge but it is a great place for the serious skier to take their family!
Despite its relatively small size, Saariselka actually has quite a few top-quality accommodation options to check out. Hotels, chalets, B&Bs and self-catered apartments are just some of the choices that visitors to the region will have. Whilst most of the best restaurants are situated inside the accommodation complexes themselves, there are still a selection of mountain huts to grab refreshments while you are skiing and the odd slope-side restaurant option too.
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