Above the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland and close to the Russian border, the charming village of Salla is an Aurora retreat hidden amongst the snowy fells.

Salla is split into a small ski resort with residential areas scattered around and is perfectly located above the Arctic Circle for potential Aurora displays. Its fantastic location means that everything is within easy reach, from your accommodation to your activities to the nearby ski slopes, adding to the convenience of your time away.

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Adventures in the snow

There is a range of winter activities to take part in, from Aurora hunting by snowshoe, or in a reindeer-pulled sleigh, to dog sledding through the wilderness and snowmobiling to the Russian border. Whichever activity you choose, they all allow you to experience the thrill of Arctic Lapland in all its glory.

Salla is a thriving village surrounded by an expansive winter wilderness which is the playground for a fantastic array of winter activities. The excellent ski slopes allow you to combine Alpine pursuits with Nordic and beyond the pistes, wonderfully dark skies make Salla the ideal Aurora hunting destination.

With everything you need in close proximity, we offer you an all-encompassing experience of Salla with a focus on searching for the Northern Lights in one of the best destinations possible.

Photography by Vastavalo/Marko Junttila/Visit Finland, Sallatunturin Tuvat, and Upi Virkkula

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