Saariselkä Excursions

Snowmobile Search For Aurora Borealis

18:00 –22:00 
Snack included
Come and experience an exotic Arctic evening by driving through snow-covered forests and over treeless fells. With a little luck, if the sky is clear, the moon, stars and even the Northern Lights may show you the way. The safari is heading to the Igloo site, where you have the possibilityto roam around the forest nearby, and watch the Northern Lights show inside the igloo. During the trip your guide will build an open fire and you can enjoy a snack by the camp fire.
*Note: To drive a snow mobile in Finland you must have a valid driver’s license from a country of issue which has signed the Road Traffic Convention of Geneva. Borealis Destination Management cannot accept responsibility for licenses that are not accepted. Please consult if you have any doubts

Price: $ 180.00

Snowshoes Safari

Put on your snowshoes, feel the crunch of snow under your snowshoesand capture the true feeling of winter in the northern woods as you explorethe nearby white wildernessofforest and hills and Urho KekkonenNational Park, which surrounds Saariselkä.
The afternoon is at leisure and we recommend trying a Finnish sauna available at the hotel.


Cross Country Skiing Tri

10:00 – 12:00
Fasten the skis, lean on the ski poles and glide along the tracks through the pure whiteness. If you are a first timer on skis, there will be an introduction on the basic techniques of skiing. A stop is made to have a cup of warm berry juice. The price includes the equipment rental until 17:00, so you can go skiing on your own time and pace afterwards.

Price: $ 85.00

Aurora Borealis Sleigh Ride

Min 4 Persons
19:00 – 22:00
During this brisk safari you can just sit back and enjoy the view and ride! Your guide will take you up to the fell districtto see the beautiful hilltop scenery with unlimited views of the northern sky. Your journey will head towards a beautiful fell cabin where you can enjoy warm berry juice while admiring the nature. If you are lucky, the sky will be clear to see the moon, the stars and even the Northern lights may appear

Price: $ 105.00
Klauster: too many days; the redundancy across days 4-8 is disappointing (you can do on day 5 or 7, but once done..?) Borgarnes was great. Hotel and food accommodations in Hella are subpar. Concierge at Grand Hotel (Frances Harber?) is exceptional. Some supplemental info detailing all the support the Lenovo tablet can provide would be great, at least for those who haven’t grown up using powerful hand-held devices (what was the SIM card for?). The day 4 drive is pretty gruesome. The food and wine selections (including at Icelandic Hotels), except in Reykjavik, was mediocre, given the expense, although, again, Borgarnes was better than most of the others. The views are spectacular. The weather was pretty much as expected and we lucked out on Days 1-4 and then again on 8 (?) when on the lagoon (which everyone should do!!). The waterfalls, black sand beach and lava cave were also wonderful, the Settlement Center was great, but also great was the local museum there. The national museum in Reykjavik should also not be missed. We don’t know how wonderful the people are since we may not have met a single native Icelander! All wait staff were from foreign countries.