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Things to do in Winter

Live amongst the beautiful untouched landscapes of Lapland and enjoy many wonderful experiences – all year round! Enjoy a range of activities and relax in the vast amounts of space that surround Salla.

Things to do in Sallatunturi in winter

Downhill skiing

Did you know that skiing has been taking place in Salla since the Stone Age and that the oldest ski in the world was found here? In 1937, Sallatunturi was also honoured to be the venue for Finland’s first alpine and slalom races. Today, Sallatunturi is home to 15 ski slopes. In 2021, Salla was chosen as the ski resort of the year.


The charms of skiing, the atmospheric ascents and the magical scenery of the snow-covered trees – Salla is rightly a favoured destination for many skiiers. There are 160 km of skiing tracks, in which 42 km are illuminated. Here you are guaranteed to not ski in a queue! You are also welcome to bring your hairy family members on the dog tracks.


Snowmobiling through forest landscapes will sure to be a memorable experience. Salla has 200 km of routes for snowmobiles. Guided safaris are also suitable for families and include adventures to, for example, a local reindeer farm, the Russian border, among other places.


You can also head out on an adventure with a dog sled, as Salla Reindeer Park organizes husky safaris. Huskies love to run and look forward to the trip so eagerly that you will not forget their excitement. During the lunch break, you might also be able to feed the dogs – don’t forget to give them lots of scratches!

Winter walking and cycling routes

In Salla you can also reach the peaceful, snowy forests by walking or cycling. While on the routes, it’s a good idea to stop at a hut or the rest stops for a snack. There are about 20 km of winter walking routes and almost 40 km of winter cycling routes throughout the Sallatunturi area.


There are many great snowshoe trails throughout Sallatunturi. With snowshoes, you can easily cover snowy terrain, even to top of the fells. Snowshoes can be rented from the Salla Ski Resort and Salla Reindeer Park. The Reindeer Park also organizes guided snowshoe trips in the surrounding area.