Winter days; Aurora nights
The town of Saariselkä may be known for its skiing, but we are far more concerned with the activities which take place in the surrounding wilderness. Our holidays at the Northern Lights Village provide opportunities for a wealth of unforgettable options.
You don’t have to wait for the snow to fall to make the most of your time here as our Autumn Tailor Made holiday offers some incredible Aurora activities which do not require any of the white stuff! We have daytime hikes and husky rides using a wheeled cart and we have cultural delights such as a visit to the Sámi Siida Museum and even gold panning! At night, the activities include dedicated Aurora hunts and Aurora Camps in some of the region’s best viewpoints.
Once the snow has arrived things can get a bit livelier and our holidays include a variety of unforgettable options such as dog sledding and snowmobiling. There are reindeer encounters to be had and ice fishing trips to be enjoyed amongst many other options, including downhill skiing of course.
At night it is all about the Northern Lights though and here and you can search for them on snowmobiles, on snowshoes, and in minibuses. There are Aurora Camps to be visited both on lake shores and near the Russian Border.
One of the unique elements of the activities here is that all the Aurora hunts provide the chance for guests to learn how to capture the lights on camera as your guide will be able to provide tuition. Even if you don’t have all the kit needed, it can be hired locally. This all gives you the chance to take home the most memorable souvenir from your holiday.