Best place to see the northern lights
included in the base fare

Saariselkä locates in the polar zone, where Aurora Borealis is most active in Scandinavia. According to the statistics, it's visible 200 days during the active season, from September to April. This means at least an 80 % possibility for their appearance. Only thing which can prevent you from seeing the Northern lights is cloudy weather. However, during the week a possibility of a cloudless night is pretty good.


 

SAARISELKÄ SKI RESORT & DOWNHILL SKIING or TELEMARK or SNOWBOARD
from 40€

The Saariselkä village locates beside the Saariselkä fell region and Urho Kekkonen national park. It's one of the most popular and exotic ski resorts of Finland. There are six slopes for downhill skiing / telemark or snowboarding but there are several other activities to be chosen from (husky and snowmobile safari). The landscapes are simply breathtaking! Timetravels students will get discounted rates, by mentioning our discount code at the entrance of the ski resort.


 
TOUR OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN
from 55€ 

During this guided day bus tour you will learn more about  the arctic nature, three sámi cultures and Finnish kven culture located in the Bugoynes village on the shore of the Arctic Ocean. In addition, you will see breathtaking landscapes, have a chance to walk on the shore of the Arctic ocean and even swim there. You have also a possibility to taste a traditional fish soup in local restaurant. The tour is about 550 km in total and takes about 8 hrs.


 
THE CROSS COUNTRY SKIING + SPA
from 40€ 

Cross-country skiing is Finnish national sport and a lot of fun. Our guides will show you the techniques of the skiing and will take you for a tour on the professional skiing tracks. After this you can go and relax at Saariselkä SPA with sauna and jacuzzis! Be a real Finnish person!


 
THE NIGHT SNOWSHOE TRIP TO THE SAARISELKÄ FELL
from 39€ 

In this program (weather permitting) you will go for a snowshoe walk in the nightly Finnish forest. With some luck you will spot animal tracks, petrified trees and the Northern Lights, which will be viewed from a deep forest/hill area away from the town’s lighting! After the trip you will enjoy a traditional lappish dinner in a finnish hut.


 
THE REINDEER FARM
from 20€ 

There's a reindeer farm hosted by Sami people on the other side of the mountain. During the excursion you will learn more about reindeers. Afterwards you can have a ride on a reindeer sleigh.  Afterwards you will have possibility to grill sausages on open fire – and you can also bring your own goods for barbecue. (Normal sausages are inclusive; vegetarians, please inform the guide!)


 
THE NIGHT SNOWMOBILE SAFARI
from 95€ 

You do not need a driver's license for this, but previous driving experience is recommended. The price is given for a shared snowmobile (2 persons), each can drive about 30 minutes. The route takes you to the top of the fell through beautiful landscapes. Please mind that the self risk (deductible*) is 900 € if the snowmobile is damaged during the excursion.  

*The part of the damage, which is not compensated by the insurance company and has to be paid by the client.

THE HUSKY SAFARI
from 65€ 

Siberian huskies and cheerful and strong dogs those really like to pull the sledge! After a short instruction lesson the huskies will take you for a tour through the snowy landscapes. The sledge is shared for two people, each can drive about 20 min. After the safari you will enjoy a warm snack and tea in the base camp.

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