You may only go on the ski trails on skis
Cross-country skiing has two basic techniques: the classic style and skate skiing. You will need different kinds of skis depending on the technique. You can experience skiing on groomed tracks among gorgeous scenery, from fells to pine forests and riversides. The trails vary from easy to demanding. The trails are marked on a map with different colours based on the level of difficulty.
The ski trails start from the centre of Saariselkä, from the starting point of the Urho Kekkonen National Park trails near Santa’s Hotel Tunturi. The starting point is marked with a signpost in the colours of the northern lights.
You may not walk on the skiing trails, as they are for skiing only. It’s dangerous to stand or walk on the skiing trails, since you can be hit by a fast-moving skier. The Aurorapolku trail is a good way to get into nature with no skis required.