The Finnish government, in cooperation with the President of the Republic, has declared a state of emergency in Finland over coronavirus outbreak. The operators in Inari-Saariselkä region follow the instructions actively, which is why some services are restricted and some events are cancelled. Finland’s borders are closed, which has an effect also on flight schedules. According to the Government guidelines, some changes will take place from 1st June onwards, affecting museums and tourist information offices as well as wilderness huts. Please see more details below.

Transportation in the area

Finnair will commence flights from Helsinki to Ivalo on 2nd of August 2020. For more details please see the timetables. The connection to Rovaniemi serves in June and July.

Cancellations and schedule changes are informed by airlines. It is also advisable to check public transportation schedules with operators, as there may be changes.

Services at Inari-Saariselkä

Many services in Inari-Saariselkä area have changed their operating times and means. See the area’s service providers in Activities and Accommodation sites. Exact opening times of each service provider can be found from the service provider’s website.

Get more information below about available services in Inari-Saariselkä area in summer 2020. All services will take the safety and health of both visitors and locals into account.

Tourist information and Metsähallitus services

The services of tourist information and Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, are available online, by telephone and by email. The tourist information and customer services of Metsähallitus in Northern Lapland Nature Center Siida, Ivalo and Saariselkä Kiehinen will be opened 1.6.2020. Contact details of the area’s tourist information service can be found here.

Metsähallitus will open Nature Centers, historical sites and reservation, rental and open huts 1.6. onwards. The decision follows the guidelines of the Government for opening public spaces. See the guidelines from Metsähallitus concerning coronavirus and safe hiking before heading out to the wild.

What to do if you suspect a coronavirus infection

If you suspect that you have coronavirus, please contact the health care centre by telephone for advice on what to do next. Remember to wash your hands with soap and water and cough into your elbow or use a disposable tissue.

Ivalo health care centre phone number +358 40 770 9187.

Foreign travellers in Inari-Saariselkä area

Travellers should contact their travel agent, tour operator or airline to inquire about the possible rerouting.

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We follow the situation in the area and update the web page accordingly. Last updated: 20.5.2020.