Saariselkä is a ski resort about the same distance (50km) from Ivalo airport as Inari, only heading south. It’s not Finland’s best ski centre but it is the easiest to access, as Rovaniemi–Inari buses stop by. South of town, try a stay at Kiilopää (t016 668 741), a delightful complex with a hotel, hostel, cabins and a legendary woodsmoke sauna. Here you can go fell-walking, snow-shoeing or partake of just about any outdoor activity you like. Dorms €30, doubles €82, four-person cabin €137.

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