Sightseeing in Salla
Salla fire and coffee
Lehtoaavan kota, Salla
Hiking with dog in Salla
Nutukkaat tunturin huipulla, Salla
Itärinteen laavu, Salla
Mountain biking on the top of Sallatunturi
Mountain biker @Hangasjärvi, Salla
Discover the region
For many million years now, a great and untouched wilderness surrounds Salla. Behind swamps, springs, streams, and forests raises a fell that wraps its arms around a calm and cozy place. This lonely little village in the middle of the wilderness invites with the pure joy of life every wanderer, pleasure lover, skier, and adventurers to stay for a while. After each tour, a warm, idyllic and secure nest waits for anyone who is looking for comfort and recovery. This is the home of true wilderness adventures!
Photogenic winter sceneries with snow-crowned trees at the top of the Ruuhitunturi fell is a fairy tale and dream of every photographer. You can explore the winter wonderland by skies, snowshoes, fatbikes or snowmobiles. Marked winter walking trails, snowshoe tracks, and fatbike trails guide you through the snowy forest and wilderness. With a local guide either feeding of the reindeers, husky safari, fatbike or snowmobile tour is going to be an even more spectacular adventure.
Salla is also a birthplace of skiing. The world’s oldest ski has been found in Salla. Nowadays Salla Ski resort with 15 slopes provides wonderful possibilities for skiing activities for beginners as well as for experienced skiers. Even the professional alpinists visit Salla to train here for their competitions. The slopes are ideal and so unique that the training conditions are just perfect.
A total of 160 kilometers of cross-country trails invite for an adventure on skies. You will be led through the snowy winter wonderland, which takes you to another world, far away from the stressful everyday life. High energy or recovering the breath – Salla meets your needs!
Salla is a place to recover. For this, nature and fellow human beings have to be treated consciously. Arctic regions are more delicate and take longer to regenerate from interferences than others. To maintain the region's health in the future, tourism is held environmentally aware. Natural travel products and services support the aim of taking care of nature. The water and energy consumption as wells as the waste production and emissions are held at a minimum because the visitors should be able to experience the wilderness in its original form.
Fresh air and crystal clear waters are the base for an extensive recovery in Salla. Here, the water can be drunk right from the creek! The Oulanka National Park is, in terms of its habitat types and species, the most biodiverse conservation area in Finland. Tuntsa Wilderness area is one of the finest outdoor recreation destinations in all of Europe. Join in and learn more about recycling and waste-free hiking at visitsalla.fi.
The closest railway station is in Kemijärvi ( 1 hour).
There is a bus connection from Kuusamo airport and from Kemijärvi Railway station to Salla.