Saariselkä is a range of fells in northern Lapland, extending from the municipalities of Savukoski and Sodankylä to Inari. Lying partly in Urho Kekkonen national park it is a wilderness of breathtaking beauty.
Its highest peak is Sokosti, rising 718m above sea level. Other fells of Saariselkä are eg Kaunispää, Kiilopää, Iisakkipää, Vävypää and the Ahopäät. The stunning view from the top of Kaunispää fell is definitely worth experiencing.
Saariselkä is the northernmost ski resort in the European Union. Its slopes, popular especially among snowboarders, lie on the fells Kaunispää and Iisakkipää.
Saariselkä is renowned for its excellent cross-country skiing network of almost 200km. Some of the tracks are lighted, which makes skiing possible also in the evenings. The tracks are maintained daily and they are all clearly marked routes. There's a dense network of wilderness cabins along the routes, providing the skiers with the possibility to rest for instance by having a snack by a fireplace.
The holiday cabin Naavakolo locates in the very vicinity of the national park, in the Luttorinne cabin village. The closest lighted track leaves only 100m from the front door and Saariselkä center is 2km from the cabin.
Naavakolo is an ideal holiday cabin for families, skiers, hikers and trekkers, thanks to its peaceful location in the immediate vicinity of wilderness.
Saariselkä center offers all the services needed on a holiday; shops, a post office, restaurants and a spa.
If you for some reason don't feel like cross-country or downhill skiing, you can always discover the beauty of Lapland's nature by taking a snowmobile safari or a dog-sled safari.
In the summer the trails turn into excellent hiking routes, a part of which are suited for mountain bike outings, too.
Saariselkä also offers great possibilities for fishing and even gold panning. For closer information, turn to your cabin warden.
Downstairs there is an open plan kitchen and a fireplace, bedroom, sauna, washing room, separate wc and an entrance lobby, where you find an airing cupboard for clothes.
Open loft 20 m² (upstairs):
You enter the open loft easily by stairs. The highest point of the loft is 2m and the space is divided by a closet into two sleeping areas, both of which are equipped with two spring mattress beds. There's also a lounge area.
Naavakolo is equipped with eg the following items:
Dish set for eight, electric stove / oven, refrigerator / freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, kettle, toaster, TV, DVD-player, iron, washing machine, airing cupboard for clothes, radio-cd-cassette player, library of over 70 volumes, underfloor and ceiling heating, car heating point.
You find firewood, sport equipment and the car heating point in the storehouse in the yard.
The rent includes: final cleaning, bed linen and towels (during high season), firewood, cleaning equipment and detergents.