Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
4.5
Equipment HireSki & Snowboard Areas
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
About
Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort is the northernmost Ski Resort in Europe. Its runs on two fells, Iisakkipää and Kaunispää offer multiple choices for skiers and boarders of all levels from beginners to advanced . Saariselkä is located directly to one of the largest National parks of Finland, Urho Kekkonen National Park offering fabulous hiking and outdoor possibilites. Saariselkä is easy to reach by airplane, bus of car along the E4 main road (E75). Ivalo international airport is 20 minutes away from Saariselkä.
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  • Gareth
    London, United Kingdom63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ski in Lapland
    Furthest north ski piste, great bars and log cabins. Skiing was limited but was fun. Finish sauna and Santa groto. Perfect 6 day break for us. Oh yea and the Northern lights were amazing.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 November 2023
  • Alex
    Berlin, Germany1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Snowboard 1 day trip
    Great skiiing place, great service and friendly staff. Me, my girlfriend and two friends took a snowboard lesson for one day. Really good stuff. Thanks our instructor Harvey. A really skillful, patient, and charming snowboard instructor.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 November 2023
  • elliewelli
    Blackwood, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit!!
    Wow! The ski resort was amazing, it was just down the road from our hotel and buses ran regular. It has stunning views and perfect for families. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and Harvey our ski instructor was great with my 2 boys and very patient with me! Ha ha. None of us had been skiing before. Harvey made it a very enjoyable experience and now my husband is desperate to book a ski holiday! The restaurant hot chocolate was the best and I'd highly recommend the nachos, a family favourite of ours with a twist that we all enjoyed. Thank you for making our trip a memorable one. All the best The Coopey Family xxx
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 December 2023
  • Merle S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time snowboarding
    Visited the centre on Christmas day to try snowboarding as family for the first time. Kristin was our instructor who was incredibly helpful and easy to understand. We had our three children who he kept helping with their boards. We had the best day and it's a great centre. Can't wait to try it again!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 December 2023
  • chocomaniac
    Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom157 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Toboggan run
    We visited and some of the group did the toboggan run! €39 for adults and €29 for children for 2 hours including all the safety equipment and the lift pass. They all loved it and came back rosy cheeked and tired. We ate in the restaurant at the bottom, good service. Small menu but tasty.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 December 2023
  • estillsy
    Surrey, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Private and group lessons
    After not having skied for 10 years, I thought I would take the opportunity to book a private ski lesson to find my ski legs and gain back some confidence. Janina, the instructor, was great and was there by my side to guide, as needed. Would highly recommend. Separately, the rest of my family had a group beginner lesson with Ryan and also really enjoyed and are keen to go back! Great, small resort, ideal for beginners or their preferring a quieter resort to ski.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 January 2024
  • Pete G
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible place
    What can I say....such a magical place. The scenery is out of a fairytale with the most amazing pink glow against the glistening snow late afternoon ( early January 2024). The skiing was perfect with beautifully groomed slopes, amazing snow and calm quiet environment. There was something quite special about skiing here. Its a small area but in the most wonderful setting. Ski rent, ski pass and ski school all very easy to organize in one place with knowledgeable and professional Team helping at every point. I didn't take a lesson but watched some learners being taken through the learning journey and the instructor Team looked very professional. It looks like a great place to learn. Ski patrol deal with any slope incidents in a professional and calming manner. Its very reassuring to see a professional patrol Team always clearly visible on the slope. Is it cold.....its in the Artic circle : ) Dress appropriately and follow the advice from the resort management who post daily the conditions and temperatures in resort. Occasionally they will need to reduce the lift operation to mitigate risks. There is a lovely restaurant / hut at the bottom of the slopes where you can warm up and eat some lunch. Again highly recommended. Food was lovely with some great gluten free options and beers. To top it all off, on our last night we had been lucky enough to get Northern lights. The natural light show was incredible. I cant recommend this place enough and will return for sure at some point in the future. Visit...you wont regret it. Pete
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 January 2024
  • Ali Smith
    Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Most Perfect Resort Ever
    Simply Stunning and one of the most amazing resorts and places I have visited ever. Everywhere you look the views are out of this world and you can’t stop saying wow around every corner. The conditions are perfect with the most amazing light fluffy powder conditions with perfectly groomed slopes for all abilities. The facilities supplied by the resort are some of the best. There are so many positives I don’t know where to begin. Perfect slopes for all abilities, young and old, beginner to expert, the resort has something for everyone. Park, Powder, Steep, Tree runs, nursery slopes for the perfect progression and wide groomed slopes from intermediate to advanced. The most friendly staff in the Ski School / Rental- Ticket office, smiling and happy all the time. It’s like walking into a family set up with everyone wanting to always help you. Nothing was ever a problem. Restaurant was brilliant with delicious food, hot drinks to warm you up and again staff that are always willing to help you and serve with a smile. Our family loved every minute of the trip and Saareselka has it all and seeing is believing. Highlight recommends resort. 5 out 5 and we will be back!.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 January 2024
  • Martijn V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place!
    For me it was the first time visiting Lapland. When I arrived it was overwhelmingly beautiful. The next day I had a private ski lesson with my instructor Risto. He was extremely patient and helpful and I really learned a lot! The ski slopes were in perfect condition and calm. As a beginner it’s a great place to learn! The restaurant was also amazing. Very friendly staff and the food and drinks were incredible. I would absolutely recommend this place. I’ll definitely come back.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 January 2024
  • Lynette
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic tobogganing fun!
    I bought the two hour lift and toboggan package and had the best time!! The toboggan run was brilliant fun, with some long, easy stretches, a few curves, and a couple of steeper bits, but nothing too tricky or difficult. The package comes with a really good toboggan and a helmet, and includes the chairlift to get to the top of the run. I would recommend spending the little bit extra to get a helmet with a visor. The two staff members who helped me were absolutely wonderful, explaining the route and showing me how to use the toboggan safely. I highly recommend this ski resort because it’s friendly and laid-back.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 January 2024
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SUSHOVAN S
New Delhi, India179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
i went to the place to have a look . One can buy 5 euro ticket by bus and enjoy unlimited ride for full day. the facilities provided are fantastic. since i did not ski started feeling very cold after some time. the cafe is also very nice. me and my wife sat there for 15 min had coffee
Written 3 January 2020
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Hi Susho_sg. Thank You for Your visit & review! Come back and maybe try skiing too. We have very skilled Ski school -instructors to introduce You the secrets of skiing. However, all the best to You and a great winter ahead!
Written 4 January 2020
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elliewelli
Blackwood, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Wow! The ski resort was amazing, it was just down the road from our hotel and buses ran regular. It has stunning views and perfect for families. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and Harvey our ski instructor was great with my 2 boys and very patient with me! Ha ha. None of us had been skiing before. Harvey made it a very enjoyable experience and now my husband is desperate to book a ski holiday! The restaurant hot chocolate was the best and I'd highly recommend the nachos, a family favourite of ours with a twist that we all enjoyed.

Thank you for making our trip a memorable one.

All the best

The Coopey Family xxx
Written 13 December 2023
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Pete G
London, England, United Kingdom19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
What can I say....such a magical place. The scenery is out of a fairytale with the most amazing pink glow against the glistening snow late afternoon ( early January 2024).

The skiing was perfect with beautifully groomed slopes, amazing snow and calm quiet environment. There was something quite special about skiing here. Its a small area but in the most wonderful setting.

Ski rent, ski pass and ski school all very easy to organize in one place with knowledgeable and professional Team helping at every point. I didn't take a lesson but watched some learners being taken through the learning journey and the instructor Team looked very professional. It looks like a great place to learn.

Ski patrol deal with any slope incidents in a professional and calming manner. Its very reassuring to see a professional patrol Team always clearly visible on the slope.

Is it cold.....its in the Artic circle : ) Dress appropriately and follow the advice from the resort management who post daily the conditions and temperatures in resort. Occasionally they will need to reduce the lift operation to mitigate risks.

There is a lovely restaurant / hut at the bottom of the slopes where you can warm up and eat some lunch. Again highly recommended. Food was lovely with some great gluten free options and beers.

To top it all off, on our last night we had been lucky enough to get Northern lights. The natural light show was incredible.

I cant recommend this place enough and will return for sure at some point in the future.

Visit...you wont regret it.

Pete

Written 5 January 2024
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Ali Smith
Hemel Hempstead, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Simply Stunning and one of the most amazing resorts and places I have visited ever. Everywhere you look the views are out of this world and you can’t stop saying wow around every corner.

The conditions are perfect with the most amazing light fluffy powder conditions with perfectly groomed slopes for all abilities. The facilities supplied by the resort are some of the best. There are so many positives I don’t know where to begin.

Perfect slopes for all abilities, young and old, beginner to expert, the resort has something for everyone. Park, Powder, Steep, Tree runs, nursery slopes for the perfect progression and wide groomed slopes from intermediate to advanced.

The most friendly staff in the Ski School / Rental- Ticket office, smiling and happy all the time. It’s like walking into a family set up with everyone wanting to always help you. Nothing was ever a problem.

Restaurant was brilliant with delicious food, hot drinks to warm you up and again staff that are always willing to help you and serve with a smile.

Our family loved every minute of the trip and Saareselka has it all and seeing is believing. Highlight recommends resort. 5 out 5 and we will be back!.
Written 19 January 2024
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Molly L
New York City, NY48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
We rented equipment and got a 3 hour pass. We were basically alone on the mountain, which was beautiful. I’m a beginner, and they had 1 blue trail with fresh snow, which was perfect for me! We had lunch (fried lappish cheese and fish and chips) at the restaurant after and it was delicious!
Written 17 December 2022
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Scarlet_Peak
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Short ski runs, none of the black runs were open when we visited in February. Chair lift could be upgraded to heated seats and covers to protect from very cold winds. Saariselkä does not seem as modern as other Scandinavian ski resorts. Ski bus ticket not included with ski pass like other places. No lift queues and empty pistes and good level of difficulty on blue and red runs. Toboggan run is fun though. Not a resort for advanced skiing, but plenty of other activities on offer which is what the resort seems to be set up for. Restaurants at top and bottom of lifts serve good hearty food. Great home-made salmon soup and doughnuts.
Written 13 February 2020
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Dear SP3111, thank You for Your thorough review :) ! Good to have had You visiting us and hope to have You back as well ! Wish You have/had a great stay in Saariselkä ! Best regards
Written 16 February 2020
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ed j
Sudbury, UK5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Arrived at the resort and it was quiet. Staff were welcoming and helpful, but did not mention only one lift, one blue slope, and beginners poma were open. There was also no obvious sign saying this either. I paid for full day pass and premium skis and boots, so obviously am an experienced skier, hence was very disappointed to find that after paying €104 I would have to ski the same shortish blue run all day. So do check with website or staff before handing over your money. Having said all that I think the resort is a great place for beginners and progressing intermediates, and maybe a couple of days for more experienced skiers, providing all the runs and lifts are open
Written 10 January 2024
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Jules
Truro, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Lovely little ski resort, not many slopes for learners or newbies but plenty for more experienced skiers / boarders. I had a great snowboarding lesson ( I’m a long in the tooth skier) which was great, lovely instructor. I rented my gear from the shop located right at the ski resort.
We loved the cafe / restaurant at the resort & here’s a HOT TIP… When you’ve finished with your plastic lift pass card, take it to the cafe & swap it for a FREE HOT DRINK! The cafe staff are lovely & great with kids.
We loved the tipi tent outside the cafe with a log fire continually on the go! Lots of picnic benches outside too, ( I’m assuming this is mostly for warmer weather as it was sooo cold no-one sat outside!)
Toilets are good, toilets in cafe & in a separate building.
There’s also a long toboggan run, but kids need to be a minimum of 7 years old.
Great little resort.
Ps I must add we absolutely LOVED the tubing slid, we all had fun, it was also free.
Do wear a helmet though as you whizz down quite fast, especially the little ones!
Written 2 March 2024
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Lynette
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I bought the two hour lift and toboggan package and had the best time!! The toboggan run was brilliant fun, with some long, easy stretches, a few curves, and a couple of steeper bits, but nothing too tricky or difficult. The package comes with a really good toboggan and a helmet, and includes the chairlift to get to the top of the run. I would recommend spending the little bit extra to get a helmet with a visor. The two staff members who helped me were absolutely wonderful, explaining the route and showing me how to use the toboggan safely. I highly recommend this ski resort because it’s friendly and laid-back.
Written 31 January 2024
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JC5
Northampton, UK12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Honestly, I feel lucky to have walked away with my life.
The tobogganing slope, (the ‘easy’ one), was easily the most dangerous activity I’ve ever taken part in due to how it’s set out. The route has a number of incredibly sleep, long slopes, some of which involve almost 90 degree bends. These slopes are the equivalent of what you’d find on a rollercoaster, log flume, water slide, except there’s nothing to keep you on the track or in the sledge or distance you from other people. Whilst going down one of these crazy slopes I’d used my feet to slow myself down, albeit barely, suddenly another toboggan came flying over the top of the hill and went straight into my back. ‘Luckily’ the impact was to my kidney area rather to my spine or head. Although I’ve been severely injured and can barely walk (and certainly can’t enjoy the rest of my holiday), with the speed and force of the collision, this could easily have been fatal if the impact had been to my head or neck. The problem is the number of people isn’t controlled by the venue at all and the toboggans are incredibly difficult to control. I’m just thankful I didn’t have my kids with me as I’d never have forgiven myself for letting them experience this ‘death trap’.
Written 28 December 2023
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