My three night stay in Sallatunturi was a bit of a washout in an otherwise record-setting hot summer, but Sallainen Cottages somehow made up for it. The weather on my arrival day was horrendous, but the management granted me complimentary early checkin so I could journey early and avoid the worst of the poor driving conditions: hugely appreciated. Once there, the cottage was lovely, just the right size for a solo traveller or a couple, recently built with a separate bedroom, well-equipped kitchen, comfortably furnished, good wifi and a welcoming sauna to compensate for the miserable weather. Linens and towels were spotlessly fresh. The location, just beside the fell, is also perfect for hiking, and the town of Salla, just 10 km away, has decent supermarkets in case you forgot to stock up en route (Salla also has petrol stations). The owners kindly provided a detailed local map, showing all services, attractions and trails If you are touring around Lapland this is an ideal place to relax in comfort in a location that proudly announces itself as ‘the middle of nowhere’.
We stayed for 2 nights in one of the apartments/cabins. It was spacious, clean and we were very impressed with the drying room, cupboard and kitchen facilities. The lovely owners were so accommodating and helpful; really nice people. The location right on the lake is just beautiful with lots of walks and they even have a little boat that you can take out on the lake. A very quiet place in the Summer. We also camped 1 night in the campground area it’s our tent. The shared toilets, showers and kitchen facilities were all very clean and easily accessible.
We loved our holiday in Salla, the best experience and base for discovering Lapland. The cabins were perfect. Good location (very short walk to the slopes), brand new and clean inside and very cosy when it's -27C outside (especially the sauna). The cabins are close to the lake, the best place to spot the Northern Lights. I could even see the Northern Lights outside our bedroom window on one evening! The wifi was poor as we were in the cabin furthest from reception but when you are in the 'middle of nowhere' you don't need wifi. Salla is a great resort for exploring Lapland; we went skiing, husky safari, reindeer sledging and saw the Northern Lights on several occasions. A once in a lifetime holiday experience!