The Saariselkä area is located in the municipalities of Inari and Sodankylä on main road 4 (E75) about 30 km south of Ivalo.
To get to the Saariselkä area by car from either the south or the north take main road 4 (E75). The Saariselkä tourist resort is about 30 km south of Ivalo, and 260 km north of Rovaniemi. Ivalo airport of about 25 km from the centre of Saariselkä.
Laanila is situated right by main road 4 about 4 km south of Saariselkä tourist resort. The starting point for the trails is at Hotel Laanila.
Kakslauttanen is situated right by main road 4 about 11 km south of Saariselkä tourist resort. To get to Kiilopää turn off main road 4 at Kakslauttanen towards the east. The starting point for the Kiilopää trails is at Hotel Kakslauttanen, which is at the beginning end of Kiilopääntie road.
Fell Centre Kiilopää is 6.5 km down the road, which turns off main road 4 towards Kiilopää Fell. One of the starting points for the trails at Kiilopää is on the grounds of the fell centre.
Coaches (www.matkahuolto.fi) travel daily to the Saariselkä area. There is a direct coach connection from Rovaniemi railway station (www.vr.fi) to the Saariselkä area.
There are regularly flights from southern Finland to the Ivalo airport (www.finavia.fi) throughout the year. There are connecting coaches (www.finavia.fi) from flights coming into Ivalo airport to the Saariselkä tourist resort.
Starting Points for Excursions
Visitors can set off on the area's summer hiking trails and ski trails at the following starting points, which are each equipped with parking areas and information boards:
Saariselkä tourist resort, starting gate on the south side of Tunturi Hotel
Laanila Village, on the grounds of Laanila Hotel
Kiilopää, on the grounds of the fell centre
Kakslauttanen, on the grounds of Kakslauttanen Hotel
Saariselkä - Sokosti outdoor map, 1:50,000, the Map Centre 2016. The map is sold by Saariselkä Customer Service Kiehinen, the Metsähallitus postal order service, the Map Centre and by well-stocked bookstores.
Hammastunturi outdoor map, 1:100,000, the Map Centre 2016. The map is sold by the Map Centre, Saariselkä Customer Service Kiehinen, Customer Servide Ivalo and by well-stocked bookstores.
Urho Kekkonen kansallispuisto outdoor map, 1:100,000, the Map Centre 2016. The map is sold by Saariselkä Customer Service Kiehinen, the Metsähallitus postal order service, the Map Centre and by well-stocked bookstores.
GT tiekartta Pohjois-Suomi: GT Roadmap Finland North, 2010, 1:400 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
Forest map11-13 and 12-14,1:250 000, Metsähallitus 2011. The map is sold by Savukoski Visitor Centre Korvatunturi, Tankavaara Visitor Centre and Saariselkä Customer Service Kiehinen.
Saariselkä Hammastunturi, water resistant map, 1:25 000 and 1:50 000, Calazo Förlag 2016. Map is sold for example by Tankavaara Visitor Centre, Saariselkä Customer Service Kiehinen and Ivalo Customer Service.