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Sales assistant

Joiku-Kotsamo Safaris

Night Receptionist Saariselkä

Northern Light Village

Nature guide Ivalo Saariselkä

Lapland Welcome

Chef, Nuorgam Lapland


Cook Saariselkä

Northern Light Village

Nature guide Ivalo Saariselkä

Lapland Welcome

Activity Instructor Saariselkä

Lapland Safaris

Cleaner Saariselkä

Northern Light Village

Guide Saariselkä

Joiku-Kotsamo Safaris

Nature guide Ivalo Saariselkä

Lapland Welcome

Nature guide Ivalo Saariselkä

Lapland Welcome

Waiter / Waitress Saariselkä

Northern Light Village

Snow mobile driver Saariselkä

Lapland Safaris

Nature guide Ivalo Saariselkä

Lapland Welcome

Receptionist Saariselkä

Northern Light Village

People in the Far North

Learning new things from seasonal work

In addition to receiving a regular wage package, Pauliina Herronen, 22, benefited in other ways from her stint in Lapland It taught her to cope with busy schedules. She explains that her ability to work under pressure came on in leaps and bounds once she started...

Living without time

Tomi Nyman, 37, who came to northern Lapland from Kuusamo, has worked in northern Finland for years A qualified fishing and outdoor guide, Tomi first worked in Ivalo for a decade, after which he got a job as a meat cutter in Näätämö for a couple of years, and now he...

Dreaming of a winter wonderland

Sofia Passoja, 26, arrived on Saariselkä’s snowy slopes with high expectations in December 2017  ‘I was looking forward to working hard, meeting new people and enjoying some proper winter conditions! It all came true,’ explains Sofia, who came from Fiskars to Hotel...

Yay to sliding snowshoes!

Sari Tuovinen, 45, has many years of experience in the travel industry under her belt Last winter, she did a stint at Saariselkä’s Hotel Riekonlinna, even though she holds a permanent position at Spa Hotel Rauhanlahti in Kuopio. After all, variety is the spice of...

Snow safaris offer valuable experiences

When he applied for a position at Saariselkä, Marko Kokko, 36, was looking for new experiences and a change from his job as a taxi driver He didn’t have any particular expectations but the fell region, which is at its best in the winter, swept Marko off his feet....

From France to Northern Lapland

Originally from Lagnieu near Lyon, 36-year-old Nathalie Croizier fell in love with Lapland 16 years ago She studied in Lappeenranta but visited Lapland several times during her studies. Three years ago, she decided to make her dreams come true. She arrived in Lapland...

So beautiful, absolutely breathtaking…

For 24-year-old Margarita Malinen from Helsinki, the best thing about Lapland is its pristine natural beauty  ‘The sun shines brightly and everything is sparkling white. It’s so beautiful, absolutely breathtaking,’ explains Margarita, who works as a waitress at...

Why to work in Lapland?

You’ll work with a pleasure and your spare time is truly a holiday

Once the day’s work is done, you are free to do what makes you happy. Hit the cross-country skiing trails, ski slopes, trails in the forests or on the fells, go ice fishing, or take a snowmobile out to the routes. In the winter, the Urho Kekkonen National Park, for example, has about 200 kilometers of well-maintained cross-country skiing trails. There are also 15 ski slopes right at the border of the National Park.

Or why not to get to know the three indigenous Sámi cultures in the area or the present and the past of the gold digging saga of Lapland. Tankavaara is home to the only international Gold Prospector Museum in the world. Inari offers the Sámi Cultural Centre, and Utsjoki is the only municipality in Finland where the majority of inhabitants are Sámi.

Or enjoy the multitude of events in the region. Right behind the corner you’ll have an access to a variety of entertainment and cultural events from karaoke to the Polar Night Jazz festival, from theater to troubadours and art exhibitions, and from reindeer racing to Sámi music.

Step into the nature simply by opening your front door

The wilderness is a constant provider of new experiences. After all, it is said that Lapland has eight seasons. Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, dance in the sky on up to 200 days of the year, and the midnight sun shines for two months.

Good chance of finding the suitable job for you

Different positions are so plentiful that you will surely find the right place for you. We seek, for example, receptionists, Santa’s elves, snow removal personnel, cooks, waiting staff, bartenders, wilderness guides, guides for snowshoe hikes, Aurora Borealis guides, Husky guides, real estate maintenance personnel, hotel managers, restaurant managers, shift managers, souvenir sales personnel, housekeeping staff, and cross-country skiing instructors.

Gain new skills and experience

In Northern Lapland, you will definitely experience and learn new things. You can sense the Arctic, the nature, and the multiculturism both at work and in your spare time. Your language skills will improve when dealing with your colleagues and visitors from all over the world. Whatever your job may be, you will be part of making the customers’ holidays in the arctic wilderness a success.

You might find more permanent position and extend your stay

Tourism in the area is growing faster than anywhere in Lapland, and job opportunities for all year round work increases yearly. Work is available in other lines of business as well. For example, the construction and healthcare industries are looking for qualified professionals. Northern Lapland is thus an excellent option if one of your dreams is to live in Lapland on a more permanent basis.

Does working in the Far North suit you?
  • Do you wish to gain more work experience in an international environment?
  • Are you interested in the arctic nature and the opportunities it offers?
  • Would you like to have a job experience that matters?
  • Is outdoors part of your leisure time?
  • Would you spend a holiday in Lapland?

If the answer is yes to any one of the questions,  you are the right person to apply for a job at Inari–Saariselkä–Utsjoki-region. We want you, energetic and skillful employee. There will be hundreds of jobs opening up for the season.

We offer you the pleasure to work and have an experience of your lifetime in the Far North.

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