Here in Santa's spiritual home, it is the call of the untouched wild that makes Saariselka so unforgettable, and the native Sami, with their fascinating cultural heritage and hospitable charm, welcome and enthral visitors with their tales and legends of bygone days.
Saariselka is home to Santa's tribe of Saari Elves, a hardy outdoor bunch, renowned for their lively energetic personalities, and whose ears and noses don't grow so long as their cousins in Rovaniemi, due to the time they spend outdoors, playing in the snow, rather than toy-making in one of Santa's busy workshops further south.
You can ski, snowboard or toboggan on the snow-covered hills, enjoy husky-sled safaris out into the wild, over lake and river, through forest and tundra, and for the ultimate thrill, try out the roaring snowmobiles and speed along endless tracks out into the heart of the wilderness.
And nature doesn't sleep! Gaze skyward at night for a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis - the unforgettable Northern Lights. This spectacular phenomenon fascinates young and old alike, and being this far north gives you a great chance of seeing them!