General information
Nutrition winter school 2023

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The 7th Nutrition Winter School will take place in January 2023 at Saariselkä, Finland.

Our seminar venue is Lapland Hotels Riekonlinna (meaning willow grouse’s castle) in downtown Saariselkä. This cosy Lappish hotel is located conveniently on the main street.


How to get to Saariselkä? There are several options.

You can find the most timely and detailed information about traveling options here.

By plane

You can fly to Ivalo Airport and take the airport bus to Saariselkä. The flight time from Helsinki is an hour and a half.

By train and bus

You can take the train to Rovaniemi and catch a bus to Saariselkä.

By car

You can also drive to Lapland. Beware of the reindeers!


Our NWS2023 seminar venue Lapland Hotels Riekonlinna has two options for accommodation – you can either stay at the traditional hotel in hotel rooms or book an apartment for two or four people.

You can view different hotel rooms and the apartment options here: LAPPLANDHOTELS

Hotel rooms and apartments can be booked from Saariselän Keskusvaraamo. Send an email to with the following information:

  • The type of accommodation
  • Name of all the people staying in the given accommodation type.
  • Date of arrival
  • Date of departure

The booking fee is 10 €. You will receive the booking confirmation and the bill via email.


Superior rooms have been renovated in recent years, whereas standard rooms are more simple in design. Breakfast and the use of the large common sauna are included in the price of the rooms. Some of the superior rooms also include their own small saunas!

Prices for the hotel rooms are:

  • standard 1 person: 105 € / night
  • standard 2 persons: 120 € / night
  • superior 1 person: 135 € / night
  • superior 2 persons: 152 € / night
  • superior with a sauna 1 person: 145 € / night
  • superior with a sauna 2 persons: 163 € / night

An apartment

A great option is to book an apartment at Lapland Hotels Riekonlinna, which is our venue for the week. These apartments host either 2 or 4 people, with shared bedrooms and bathrooms. The apartment building is located just behind the hotel, so you will be conveniently located. The apartments include a kitchen and a sauna and a nice view to the nearby Iisakkipää fell. 

  • The apartment for 2 people costs 110 €/night and the apartment for 4 people 186 €/night.

You can book an apartment  with your coworkers or perhaps you want to bring your family with you too? (Family members can attend seminar dinners at an additional cost. Ask the organizing committee for details.)

Breakfast at the main hotel building is included.

Are you on a budget?

A great option for you is to book a spot at the cabin. The cabin will be booked between Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th of January, 2023.

The cost for a bed at the cabin is 260 euros/week, which means you get to stay at a very low cost for a whole week, if you wish to do so! 

You will share the bedroom with one or more fellow Nutrition Winter School attendees. Linen is included. The cabin has a sauna, a fireplace and a well-equipped kitchen.

Breakfast is not included. The grocery shop is located nearby and there is an option to have an excellent breakfast at hotel Riekonlinna. The breakfast costs 16 €/person (changes to the breakfast price are possible).

You can have a sneak peak at the cabin here

You can book your cabin stay by sending an email to We will send the payment information via email.

There are only 12 budget options available, so be sure to book your spot soon!

About Saariselkä

Saariselkä is a scenic outdoor resort build around nature tourism. It is a popular destination year round, and offers something for everyone. It can be described as peaceful little town, with the great outdoors just outside the doorstep.

The winter attractions are about 200 km of excellent cross-country skiing tracks, a downhill skiing resort and Finland’s longest tobogganing slope. Other typical outdoor activities are snowshoeing and fatbike cycling. There are marked paths for each activity so that ski tracks are maintained in good condition and unfortunate collisions can be avoided.  

Saariselkä has a grocery shop, cafes, outdoor equipment rentals and shops, several restaurants and pubs.

Links on Lapland and Saariselkä:


Covid-19, health and safety

Covid-19, health and safety seriously and according to updated instructions of Finnish institute of health and welfare.

Covid-19 safe Lapland website (