All available services in Inari-Saariselkä area in summer 2020 will take the safety and health of both visitors and locals into account. Operators in Inari-Saariselkä act responsibly and ensure that the area is safe to travel to and to spend your holiday. Travel responsibly and follow the guidelines below.

Tourist information

Tourist information is open from the 1st of June on, which is in line with the Government instructions for public spaces. Tourist information can be found in Inari’s Nature Centre Siida, in the centre of Ivalo and in Saariselkä’s service point Kiehinen. Phone and email service will continue as before. See the opening times and contact details of tourist info in Inari-Saariselkä below.

Accommodation and activities

In the Far North you will sleep comfortably and spend your days with new experiences. Due to safety restrictions, there may be some changes in some services and their availability. Find out more about our services and enjoy Lappish summer to the fullest!

We area open

Accommodation & restaurants

Other services

Changes are possible. Please check the opening times from the company’s website.

Hiking and outdoors

Nature sites can be visited following the basic rules and guidance from the health authorities.  Read through the guidelines from Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland before heading out to the wild!

Metsähallitus will open its rental, reservation and wilderness huts on 1st of June. The number of beds in reservable huts is reduced in order to enable safe distances between the visitors. 

Did you know that the two biggest national parks in Finland are located in Inari-Saariselkä? Find out about the area’s national parks and other hiking and wilderness areas below!

Museums & cultural venues

On top of magnificent nature, Inari-Saariselkä has a rich and intriguing culture worth exploring. In Inari, you can familiarise yourself with Sámi culture in Sámi Museum Siida and in Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos. In Tankavaara one can find the world’s only international Gold Museum and dive into the world of gold panning.

Interesting events

The best way to learn about the local culture and way of life is to visit events, which also this summer are plenty. Large-scale festivals and get-togethers have been postponed, but many smaller, interesting events take place throughout the whole area. Check out the event calendar below.


Inari-Saariselkä is far away in the North and yet well connected to the world through flights, highways and a railway combined to bus connections. The airport of Rovaniemi serves in June and July, from where there is a bus connection to the area. From August on, Finnair will operate directly to Ivalo.

You can reach Rovaniemi also by train. Tickets to the night train and car train can be purchased from 9th of June.

How to get here?

Inari-Saariselkä is far away in the North, yet just a few hours from Southern Finland. You can get to Lapland with multiple ways, and often the trip is an experience in itself.

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How to get around?

When travelling through the arctic hills, you must remember that distances are quite often long. Be sure to enjoy the views while making your way from a destination to another.



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Activities all summer long

The summer is filled with exciting activities, and 24-hour daylight gives an extra boost for nature and people alike. Join a kayaking trip or a boat cruise, hike to a viewpoint at midnight, learn about the unique nature on a guided adventure or head to the trails on a mountain bike. Lapland’s summer, with its miraculous nightless nights, is worth experiencing.

Destinations and sights

Inari-Saariselkä is a vast area in northernmost Finnish Lapland, with many exciting destinations and sights within. In the villages of Inari-Saariselkä, you will find the authentic Finnish Lapland.