The local tourist office describe it as being ‘Faraway Lapland’ and ‘in the middle of snowhere’ but you can consider Salla to be a picturesque ski resort that goes far beyond just the slopes. It is situated right at the tip of the Arctic Circle and Russia is even visible on clear days. It also enjoys spectacular views of the Northern Lights on most days and provides a more authentic Sami experience than busier resorts like Levi and Yllas.
Low-cost ski holidays to Finland can be found from most major airports in the UK and with flights leaving to this part of the world on a daily basis, there is bound to be a slot that suits you. There are a number of ways to get to Salla but probably the best way is to fly to Kuusamo Airport via Helsinki. From there, the resort is situated about an hour and a half away. Check the Cheeky Trip comparison site for more budget deals to beautiful destinations in the Arctic Circle. Direct flights to Helsinki will take you around 3 to 3 and a half hours from most UK airports.
This resort has some excellent skiing facilities but there are still plenty of other things to do away from the slopes, making it an attractive destination to visit at almost any point in the year. Some of the activities include reindeer safaris, ice-fishing, husky rides and igloo experiences that are sure to provide an extremely unique getaway for you and your loved ones.
Salla is fairly balanced in terms of what level of skier it caters too although there are only around 10km of total slopes for visitors to take advantage of. There are around 5km of beginner slopes which are very wide, flat and perfect for getting used to a pair of skis on your feet. There are 3km of intermediate-level pistes which are ideal for testing out your skills without the pistes being too difficult to handle. There are about 2km of black pistes which include steep valley runs to test even the most experienced skiers.
The accommodation options in this resort are generally on the more modest end of the spectrum which lines up with its reputation as a quieter resort. The most popular choices in the area include chalets, family-run B&Bs and cosy apartments for tucking up in the warmth after a long day on the slopes. The same is true for restaurants in the region, with the more traditional restaurants being more restricted than other resorts. However, Hunan Restaurant Finnchn is one of the most-visited in the area and gets consistently good reviews from guests.
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