Salla

Salla, in North Eastern Finland, is an Arctic paradise and perfect for a Finland northern lights holiday.

© Salla Reindeer Park

Destination in detail

Salla, in north eastern Finland, is an Arctic paradise and perfect for a Finland northern lights holiday. Away from any towns and cities and with just 0.71 people per square kilometre it presents some of the darkest skies around with which to spot the aurora. It is a perfect place to experience true peace and quiet. However this isn’t just a tranquil setting, adventure too can be found here too including dog sledding, snowmobile tours and snowshoe trips.

Location

66°50′N 028°40′E

Population

4,048

Area

5,872.21 km2

Time Zone

GMT + 2 (+ 3 in Summer)

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Experiences in Salla

Why choose us

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Tailor-made Design

Our expert Travel Designers have first-hand knowledge of all of our destinations and can create bespoke itineraries to suit your every taste and requirement whilst providing personal tips and advice for your once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience.

2

Authentic Experiences

Whether you choose to learn all about the Sami lifestyle in the Arctic Circle or head into the rainforests of Costa Rica to see the native wildlife you are guaranteed to have a real, honest experience with hand-picked suppliers and guides. They will bring these experiences to life with genuine passion to fully immerse you in your chosen destination.

3

Responsible Travel

Ensuring that we are looking after our planet is at the top of our priority list. Partnering with key players in conservation such as WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) means that our holidays are always giving back too.

Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

Getting There

The closest airports to Salla are Rovaniemi or Kuusamo mainly serviced through Finnair. From there daily buses can be caught to Salla although hiring a car is easier.

Salla is located 900km from Helsinki and although it can be driven it is a 10-11 hour journey.

Climate

The climate in Salla can be varied. In the summer temperatures can reach 20°C in the winter it can drop to -20°C.

Due to the northerly latitude the winters can be quite dark, which makes for perfect conditions for a Finland northern lights holiday and the deep snow makes for perfect conditions for enjoying winter activities.

Geography

Salla is located close to the Russian border in north eastern Finland, and travelling to Russia is easy if you obtain the correct visa.

It is region of Arctic Finland that lies 66° north, perfectly situated for the auroral oval and a Finland northern lights holiday. With imposing mountains and deep valleys it delivers breath-taking scenery and a winter wonderland packed with adventure.

Plants and Animals

Eurasian brown bears can be spotted in the area on a rare occasion. Reindeer are also present, and they can be seen, mainly in herds.

Much of the area is covered in dense pine forests, but some flowers can be spotted on the floor or on cliffs in summer. Spruce trees can also be seen but they are much rarer.

Why choose us

1

Tailor-made Design

Our expert Travel Designers have first-hand knowledge of all of our destinations and can create bespoke itineraries to suit your every taste and requirement whilst providing personal tips and advice for your once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience.

2

Authentic Experiences

Whether you choose to learn all about the Sami lifestyle in the Arctic Circle or head into the rainforests of Costa Rica to see the native wildlife you are guaranteed to have a real, honest experience with hand-picked suppliers and guides. They will bring these experiences to life with genuine passion to fully immerse you in your chosen destination.

3

Responsible Travel

Ensuring that we are looking after our planet is at the top of our priority list. Partnering with key players in conservation such as WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) means that our holidays are always giving back too.

Let’s plan your holiday

Our experienced and enthusiastic Travel Designers are waiting to create your very own itinerary. Whatever you are looking for, we can help.

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