Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
4.5
Gear Rentals • Ski & Snowboard Areas
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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4.5
324 reviews
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Very good
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Ode64
Jyväskylä, Finland92 contributions
Family
The ski rental of Saariselkä worked nicely and Covid-19 was taken seriously: in through one and out through another door, desinfection and masks offered, benches wiped after every customer, all personnell wearing masks (and Christmas suites), fluent service. Only drawback is the price and the fact that our skiers had forgotten their own ski glasses home. Glasses are sold but not rented in the ski shop. I did not ski but I heard they had had good fun even if they are used to the Alps!
Written December 30, 2020
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Fahad A. Al-Thenayyan
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia320 contributions
Couples
Hello there,,

We’re in Lapland to see the northern lights and we thought we’d spend the day skiing and Snowboarding.. my wife and I split up as it’s her first time skiing and my first time snowboarding.
We took private lessons off the website and came a few minutes early.
The experience was overall great and highly recommended but there is space to improve the website and make more user friendly especially to foreigners who may need more than one service.
The school was great and the instructors were amazing (Anna and Julia specifically) the services were very well maintained and the restaurant had quite the selection of snacks and drinks (although I still didn’t manage to get a proper cup of coffee in Finland.. sorry! It’s not the resorts fault).
Highly recommended for the service, book your lesson or pass online and you can rent items straight from the resort (if you have difficulty with the website).

Note: it would have been helpful to state that you don’t need a pass if you’re going to the ski school, but they were nice enough to refund in cash when they found out

Enjoy!
Fahad A.
Written February 16, 2020
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Hello Fahad. Thank very very much for Your review. Great to hear how You progressed and congratulations for that ! We really appreciate the feedback you are giving. We will check the website as soon as possbile and always good to have feedback for developing. Wishing You furthermore a great stay in Saariselkä and hope there will be clear nights so that You will see the northern lights as well. All the best !
Written February 19, 2020
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spannerwingnut
London, UK341 contributions
My husband and I spent a week in Saariselka, and we ended up at the Ski slopes for 3 days and and spending an evening tobogganing!
The skiing was great, much more chilled out compared to the Alps, we basically had the slopes to ourselves! It's only a small area, and also because the day light is limited it's perfect for a relaxed couple of days.
I hadn't skied for a few years so I booked a coaching session one morning which was with Anna, who was really great! Helped me to get my confidence back a bit and took us down the slopes in stages giving us helpful tips and tricks. The coaching was great value too as you got the lesson, ski hire and a day pass for the lifts all included!
We found all the gear excellent and the staff in the hire shop really friendly and helpful.
Perfect place for beginners and such a beautiful area.
We easily walked to and from town, but I got the ski bus the morning of my lesson which runs to a set timetable from the bus stops around town, and costs 5 Euro for a day pass.
There toboggan run was great fun, using the same lift as the skiers you go to the top and then follow the lights back down to the bottom of the lift, as long as you slow down a bit for the bend it was awesome! We did that run about 5 times! So fun.
Also at the end of your skiing when you have finished with your pass you can get a 3 Euro discount in the Bistro! The food is good and the hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream is also excellent!
Written January 30, 2020
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Hi spannerwingnut ! So great to read Your review and so glad, that You had a good time, despite the obviously cold weather You happened to experience on your visit. It is always a pleasure to welcome You back again. All the best !
Written February 2, 2020
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SUSHOVAN S
New Delhi, India132 contributions
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 January 3, 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 January 4, 2020
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Scarlet_Peak
20 contributions
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 February 13, 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 February 16, 2020
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Arto S
Helsinki, Finland53 contributions
A small and idyllic ski resort in Lapland. No decent services.
If you want to spend time at the slope restaurant with the family/friends, look for another resort. But if you want to ski in a quiet place, this is for you.
Written December 30, 2020
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Ynnejxx
Cheshire50 contributions
Couples
We had 2 super days skiing at Saariselkä ski resort. Lesson with Lucy was fabulous ( last year we had a super lesson with Dani too) and we made so much progress. Staff in the ski hire place are so very friendly and helpful. Everything was fabulous!
Written February 9, 2020
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Dear Ynnejxx, So glad to read Your review & feedback ! If You will be coming next year too, please send me a message and let me offer You a cup of hot chocolate while you are visiting us. Wishing You a great time further ahead in this winter and welcome again !
Written February 10, 2020
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Anna-Emilia P
Nokia, Finland29 contributions
Family
Good slopes, great service and decent prices. We rented skis for the whole family and had a nice day skiing. The day ended with the Aurora Tobogganing. It's Finland's longest toboggan slope.
Written March 6, 2021
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Greg R
Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
We took 2 hour sledding experience at Saariselka - longest sledding run in Europe. Lots of fun and great service to help us get kitted out and out on the slopes. The slope was great for adults and kids alike and all had a great time.
Written January 2, 2020
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Hi Greg, Thank You for Your warm feedback ! Great to hear You had a good time and enjoyed it. Sure would be nice to welcome You again ! All the best and a Happy New Year !
Written January 3, 2020
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Brendan
56 contributions
Family
The toboggan run is the best I’ve been on. So much fun. Saariselkä was a lovely resort too. Myself and my family were beginner snowboarders and this resort was perfect for that. Also beginner ski for one of my kids. The staff at the ski school were amazing too: so helpful and so friendly. Highly recommend. We had a magical week to be fair.
Written March 5, 2020
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Dear LedsterB! Thank You SO MUCH for your feedback and review. And Your visit! I would like to hear more of that and would appreciate if I could write You a few questions. Would be great to write a little story of your visit to our 50 years celebration storyboard we will be putting together by the beginning of the next season when our resort turns 50 !! In case You would like to share some more thoughts with us, pls. send me an e-mail to juha.polonen@skisaariselka.fi and let us continue there. In case You think it is fine like this and You rather keep the memories private, I fully understand and wish You and Your family all the best and wish You welcome again to Saariselkä. And when you do, please let us know and we will find something extra for You 🤗😊. Sunny regards ! JuhaP, Ski Saariselkä
Written March 6, 2020
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