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When you stay at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Sodankyla, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Angry Birds Activity Park Saariselka and Saariselka Ski Resort. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. This lodge has 6 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everthing was excellent..the experience..hospitality.. Cleanliness..staff...breakfast...dinner...Igloo...ambience...facilities..sauna..beds...furniture..all..everything was 5*...highly highly recommended
Cons: We just stayed for 1 day...atleast we should have stayed 2....3 days to enjoy it fully
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The arctic resort stay is a unique experience. we had the great luxus to have a Kelo with igloo just for two of us. The wooden block houses with unique igloo is incredibly beautiful and warm. there is also a small kitchen, a bath and an own sauna. the surrounding is winter wonder land. everything is very expensive but we wanted to have this experience at least once. We had booked additionally the husky safari, what was great and nice and had the snow mobile riding with ice fishing and visited the Sami Museum. 4 days in this resort were definately great and to be remembered. the igloos are very warm and tidy.
Cons: there is no much minus. of course it is quiet expensive, but this is known. The food could have been better for the price. It was every day the same breakfst and the dinner was often a bit cold, but all in all good and enough.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast and dinner were tasty but limited, especially for those with food allergy but the staff in the evening tried their best to accommodate us. The inside of the log cabin was very cozy, a bit too warm that we had to ask them to turn down the heating. The sauna was petite but nice touch to have inside the cabin. I Like that they let you know that the northern lights outside are happening but the 2mins they say it goes off for is not true, it goes until you silence it which we ended up unplugging because it could go off at any time of night.
Cons: EVERYTHING, and I mean everything was extra charge. I'm surprised the air in the room wasn't extra charge. To light the fire in the room is ridiculously expensive, 35Euro to light it for the first time because they have to show you how to light a fire and use the vents.... i mean its not rocket science. All of the tours are super expensive compared to booking yourself with the tour guides themselves. There is a very inconveniently places window in the sauna that lets people from outside or the cabin next to you see you shower or have a sauna. had to cover it with a towel. The cabins are very close together.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: I like the view that you get from the electric bed. The igloo was cosy despite it being -20C outside. The surroundings around this resort are beautiful. We stayed in the west village so cannot comment on the East. You have your very own freezer just outside the front door, good for keeping the alcohol super cool, don't try putting other things as they will be frozen solid by the morning.
Cons: The igloos are so closely packed together and there is a lot of light pollution around there so you have to take a walk if you want to take some nice pictures of the northern lights. As soon as you get out of bed you are visible from anyone around you so changing is basically like changing in public. It is way over priced and is a one time thing, you wouldn't stay more than 1/2nights. As you would expect from a room so small, there is very little space to move if you have 2 suitcases in there.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The view
Cons: Their was no storage for snow gear Or general traveling bags No towel racks No cups for coffee No spoons
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Food is bad
8.0 Excellent
Cons: The resort environment is gorgeous but the staff were average and didn't seem to be organized. The room was not warm enough but the glass igloo and the view was amazing.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The grounds where amazing The cabins where to die for
Cons: Adding additional people into your stay I confirmed prices of additional people and I assumed the price give was for the whole stay but it was per night So when adding in additional people get clarification as check in was very frustrating Half board If you are leaving early in the morning they pack you a breakfast Ensure they understand the dietary requirements as they didn't cater for the dietary requirements as advised at the time of booking or at check in Igloo Run out of hot water No storage No towel rack No hooks to hang jackets No place to store snow boots No fridge No cups to make a coffee Cabin No toaster No TV No microwave
Northern Lights Village - Saariselka - Bedroom
2
8.8 Excellent (866 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The Aurora Cabins at the Northern Lights Village are a magical way to experience the wintry star-filled sky and the Northern Lights, while lying comfortably in a warm bed. The laser-heated glass-roof opens up into the northern sky, directly above your bed.All the activities at the Northern Lights Village begin in the yard outside and the restaurant Kota is only a stones throw away. The services at the centre of Saariselk, such as the store, the spa, and restaurants are only a 350 meter walk away while on the other side, the cabins are lined by uninhabited fells and forests.
6.7 Good
Pros: - Cozy atmosphere - Nice cabin beautiful nature - Availability of activities on site -
Cons: - Food was average - No drinks included in the half board dinner - Chargable Sauna entry - Would not give clear opinion on Northern lights - Some staff members and tour guides can be friendlier (some are very friendly) - Room service only upon request (website says every other day)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location,food is ok.
Cons: Hot water is only for 10 min.so if you have long hair and traveling not alone you have to be very quick.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The igloos are wonderful - clean and cosy. The breakfast and dinner buffet had a good selection of lovely food (each evening there would be fish, meat or a vegetarian option along with different vegetables, salads, soup, bread and a desert selection). We paid 13 euros for a soup lunch in the hotel and had a lunch included in one of our activities. The activities and activity staff were lovely - we did the 4 hour huskies, the snowmobile aurora hunting (which we booked for the night there was an aurora show which we very lucky), cross country skiing and we did some snow shoeing too! All activities ended up being one on one (just the two of us and the guide). We had such an amazing time and the place is really beautiful. It would have been a wonderful stay even if we didn’t see the lights. I wonder if we had a more peaceful experience and the resort felt quite quiet (CV fear?). All the staff were very warm and welcoming.
Cons: The tablet in our room a didn’t work - not the end of the world, we were given an aurora buzzer but it never went off. We were out when the Aurora did appear - so maybe the buzzer did work?! I really can’t think of anything else...!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place, so beautiful. We stayed in an cabin with a glass roof- spectacular even though we didn’t see the aurora through it! We did snow-shoeing and snow-mobiling at night to see the aurora and were successful with the snowmobile! An amazing experience never to be forgotten- magical! The activities are pricey but when you’re on full board you don’t spend much while you’re there anywhere so I thought it was worth it and gives a great experience of the surrounding area. It’s just outside the small town of saariselka...near enough to walk but far enough to feel like you’re away from it all. We were lucky because it was quiet when we were there due to the corona outbreak- we just checked out as things were closing down. The guides and staff were for the most part very very friendly and knowledgeable and helpful despite the difficult situation facing everybody.
Cons: The smell in the bathroom- must be a problem with sewerage, this must be a problem in other cabins as we heard someone else asking at reception about it too and saw a few reviews online that mentioned it. The food was a little hit and miss- buffet style so wasn’t always the hottest and some things were better than others but generally it was fine!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is without question the most relaxing, fairytale location I've ever visited. All the staff were welcoming and didn't have the word "no" in their vocabulary. The atmosphere was easy & relaxed. The excursions were well organised and very enjoyable. You wouldn't realise that these people do these trips to many groups multiple times per day - you're treated as the only people visiting. The food was simple but excellent, exactly what was needed after your day out. The aurora cabins are much warmer than expected, very clean and comfortable.
Cons: There's nothing to not like. If I was forced into being REALLY picky I'd complain that I can't go every week! Two flights away from London Heathrow but Finnair were perfect too so nothing negative to report.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The view on the sky
Cons: There are about 50 aurora cabins, for this reason it seems like a commercial place but the high prices refer to an exclusive one.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the location. The cabins are very comfortable. The windows above the bed are amazing for star gazing. The resort will give you a buzzer to notify you about Northern lights. We were lucky enough to catch them four days in a row. Being able to view them from our own cabin was amazing! The activities they have on offer are very good and the guides are great!
Cons: We thought it waa really good. So this is justnitpicking, but the saladbar at the buffet was a bit of the same every day. The soups were really good!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Beautiful location, cosy comfortable accommodation!
Cons: Nothing negative to say about it!
Wilderness Hotel Muotka - Saariselka - Building
3
8.9 Excellent (391 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Wilderness Hotel Muotka is a perfect location for a honeymoon, anniversary or romantic getaway but its also a unique place for all who are looking for an activity holiday in a cozy and relaxing atmosphere. We provide great adventures and unique experiences in a beautiful and natural setting. Muotka is located deep in taiga forest, next to Urho Kekkonen National Park, away from any light pollution. The location of the Lodge makes it a perfect place for relaxation, aurora viewing and winter adventures
8.0 Excellent
Cons: Hot water was limited, run out really fast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic location...felt like we are in the wilderness! Glass ceiling for watching the aurora lights! Own private little sauna! Great restaurant! Super friendly staff!
Cons: Loved everything!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Whole aea and aurora cabin is beautiful!
Cons: Price is quite expensive considering most of it is self service (like getting to room and buffet dinner etc.) but for a one off special treat, there's a balance I guess!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The log cabin was really perfect. It is a shame that you can't order food from the menu, if you don't like what they make there is no choice of getting something else.
Cons: It is a shame that you can't order food from the menu, if you don't like what they make there is no choice of getting something else.
7.0 Good
Pros: Heidi, the reception who checked us in and looked after us during our stay was excellent. She was welcoming, warm, helpful and friendly. She was particularly kind to me when I needed some urgent help. The resort was in a lovely location and we really loved the serenity. The igloo was warm and cosy and comfortable.
Cons: Some things could certainly be improved in the igloos. We ran out of hot water for showering, there were no hooks in the rooms for coats or towels. We found ourselves stuck in the room after a heavy snowfall and were worried because we couldn't contact anyone because there was no wifi or phone. Our preference would be to have some way of contacting the reception if needed. There were very limited gluten free options for breakfast. Sadly we did not see the Aurora. What would have been excellent would be a discount on another activity when you spend Euro 130 and only get a bus ride.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: it is very quiet and beautiful, and staffs are very friendly
Cons: The species of the food is not very various
5.0 Okay
Cons: The price is not good value, room service only cleaning the room until 2 nights stay, no coffee maker in the room, no free airport shuttle, no wifi in the room, etc.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We really appreciated the friendly welcome and concern that we were happy.The large areas and dining room were a plus! The convenience of the airport bus was a plus as well. And the sauna in the room was a wonderful extra! The whole experience was well beyond what we expected. This is really a 5 star hotel!!!
Cons: I would like to have seen hooks in our aurora glass ceiling cabin on the wall for our heavy winter coats and suits. We ended up with them piled up on the floor. As a woman, It would be easier to not get your whole head of hair soaked, under that beautiful large shower head but to also have one that you can easily unattach and use manually. These are just honest suggestions, but we really were super happy with our stay with you. We would love to come back one day.
Holiday Club Saariselka - Saariselka - Building
4
8.3 Excellent (1,323 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Holiday Club Saariselka in Saariselka, you'll be near ski lifts, just steps from Angry Birds Activity Park Saariselka and Saariselka Ski Resort. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
2.0 Mediocre
Cons: We received very basic information at our arrival. Very quick and cold answer. We did not feel welcome at all and we had to ask specific question to understand the sourranding. The room was very old, there was dog smell and they arrived at 4h30pm to clean the room. Breakfast was ok, the same standard that we found in Rovaniemi 3 stars hotel. The slides for kids are to rent. The spa area was cold.
6.0 Good
Pros: The breakfast an location were good.
Cons: Not a pleasant stay. We were told room would be ready in 15 minutes but when we arrived, it had not been done. The room was ordinary; you did not feel cozy and comfortable, especially the washroom. Front desk staff were not very friendly. Hotel parking was limited.
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: It’s nice to have the dry cabinet in the bathroom.
Cons: The room is very dirty and not clean properly during our stay. After we requested for it it’s still faaaaaar from basic. Housekeeping staff aren’t friendly either. Disappointing!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Huge room with private sauna. Separate couch and dining table in a large living area. Two bathrooms. Nice late checkout time meant not having to rush in the morning. Decent breakfast.
Cons: TV was a bit temperamental with a signal not always available. Weird placement of facilities like the kettle: placed on a table where there were no plugs around to actually use it. Had to move the kettle and tea bags etc. into the bedroom where there was a plug.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: All staff members are very helpful and friendly. The hotel is located about 200 meters from cross-country ski trails.
Cons: The saunas in the spa center need better stoves. Some renovation would be useful, too.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful! the location was great as it was a little village. The Pub across the street had day time karaoke and a live Finnish Rock band at night. There's also winter wonderland trails you can walk to see the Northern Lights. The breakfast was really good!
Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna - Saariselka - Bedroom
5
8.2 Excellent (877 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna in Saariselka, you'll be 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Saariselkä Sport Resort and 20.6 mi (33.1 km) from Gold Prospector Museum. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Planning an event in Saariselka? This hotel features 0 square feet (0 square meters) of event facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: Breakfast was excellent! A very large selection to choose from. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Cons: We were there 5 nights and our sheets were never changed on the bed. Also on our fourth day there our room was never cleaned. Place looked a bit old and needs some updating.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Clean cozy good equipment
Cons: Check in hitas, slow.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: It’s well located, near the hiking trails and the breakfast is fabulous.
Cons: Far more expensive than similar properties in the area.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice place and staffs. Perfect sona in the chamber. The buffet dinner is a little bit expensive though.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel had a nice ski resort feel
Cons: Hotel is a little tired but still nice
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect!
Cons: varied nutrition
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location, sauna and buffet dinner.
Cons: I missed a better chair for resting after outdoor activities.
Santa's Hotel Tunturi - Saariselka - Building
6
8.0 Excellent (1,343 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Santa's Hotel Tunturi in Saariselka, you'll be a 2-minute walk from Pyhan Paavalin Chapel and 7 minutes by foot from Saariselkä Sport Resort. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: It is very well located near the national park.
Cons: They only clean the room every other day. This should be mentioned in the hotel description.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Own bacony and sauna. Big room
7.0 Good
Pros: location
Cons: staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff. Clean, comfortable room that was cleaned every day. Very accessible to local events.
Cons: All good!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location - right at the strarting point for ski and snowshoe trails of UK national park. Tasty breakfast and dinner with a solid choice of food and drinks. Polite staff.
Cons: Literally nothing
6.0 Good
Pros: Location and bus to and from hotel.
Cons: Rooms were too hot. Pillows too small. No housekeeping at all
6.0 Good
Pros: The ski trails
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was very comfortable and perfect for our first 2 nights of 5 night stay up in Lapland. The rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable, and the breakfasts were great. And the price for what you are getting is really good!
Saariselkä Inn - Saariselka - Building
7
7.9 Good (964 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Saariselkä Inn in Saariselka, just steps from Angry Birds Activity Park Saariselka and Saariselka Ski Resort. Featured amenities include luggage storage and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All
Cons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Warm, clean perfect to get our heads down after a long days travel
7.9 Good
Pros: Superb location (1min walk to a bus stop. 3min walk to ski tracks). Good breakfast. Great staff! Cozy restaurant.
Cons: Only twin beds available. Old and a bit worn out but otherwise I liked it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything is wonderful: the rooms are comfortable and clean, wonderful breakfasts, helpful staff. Thank you!
6.0 Good
Pros: The location and common areas in the hotel are good.
Cons: Roomes need to be refurbished. Very old furniture. Tiny bathroom.
7.0 Good
Pros: The nature, friendly people, activities with Husky&Co. food in the village
Cons: The rooms are dated, but clean same voor the bathroom. Every insite te room good be updated. Wife is shared with the bar next door and so not s5able or out of order, there is no safe in the room for value things like money, pasports etc.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast buffet, the warm basket of eggs was definitely a winner for me. Sweet dinner menu as well. Husky & Co being next door was convenient and the shop is a short walk away. We loved living by the big burger. When you saw that, you knew you were home.
Cons: The sauna could stay open a little later.
7.0 Good
Cons: Everything was nice, except the sauna could have used some better cleaning in the ceiling and walls.
Star Arctic Hotel - Saariselka - Building
8
8.6 Excellent (660 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Saariselka, Star Arctic Hotel is a 4-minute drive from Pyhan Paavalin Chapel and 5 minutes from Angry Birds Activity Park Saariselka. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Mountain top view is beautiful
Cons: Not enough parking spots and the light reflection from other units and the ski resort(the red light pole) impacts the sky view through the glass at night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I proposed to my girlfriend while staying at Star Arctic and was in contact with Ida at reception prior to arrival. Ida went above and beyond to make our stay magical. Ida organised chocolates and roses I had ordered. We were also provided with a complementary upgrade on our sauna booking. This was a fantastic experience. While staying here we enjoyed the superb dinning experience with breath taking views and second to none service. I would recommend the glass roof cabins as they are quite the experience especially when they provide you with the ability to view the aurora from the comfort of your bed! Would love to have stayed for more than two days and will most certainly return.
7.9 Good
Cons: The property itself was amazing. The main complaint I have involves certain members of the front desk staff and servers for the restaurant. I wouldn’t classify them as rude but there was certainly a lack of hospitality on their part and an absentmindedness in select situations as well. Given its physical location up north on a hill with no other buildings surrounding it in the Finnish Lapland, it would be extremely easy to see new incoming patrons of the hotel arrive with all their luggage especially when the hotel offers a shuttle service from the airport and the main reception area is steps away from the entrance to the hotel. My girlfriend and I were not expecting to check into our room right away as we had arrived early in the morning but as we approached the reception area there were 3 employees just standing looking at us and each other (I suppose to see who would take the initiative to welcome us). Finally after the 2 ladies nudged the man to speak to us we mentioned that we knew it was early and didn’t expect the room to be ready but we were checking in to which the man started shaking his head saying that’s not possible. Again, that’s something that we knew but being so flat out inhospitable was unnecessary. To add insult to injury the same man said that we could leave our luggage suitcases by reception and when the room was ready the staff would bring them to the rooms. This never happened and we needed to walk down a steep slope covered in snow and ice with our bags to get to our rooms located outside and around the main reception building. The employees never mentioned that a shuttle could take us to the center of town for a fraction of the price of paying a cab which we only found out after the fact. Lastly, it took 25-30 minutes to pay for dinner after having asked the Asian gentleman who was our server for the bill.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is amazing, on a hill overlooking the area. Breakfast is okay for a hotel that size with everything you need but not huge. More coffee options instead of just filter coffee would have been nice. They had a few gluten free things as well. Cabins are nice but it was always a bit cold in there even with the highest temperature setting. Staff was very friendly.
Cons: It is crazy expensive and for that price I expect at least some services to be included. For example the sauna costs additionally 15 Euros per use (the one for two people, the other one for up to 10 people was 25.). We did the 2 hour husky experience which was announced to be a 45min husky ride. In the end it turned out, you go there, get a short introduction, ride the huskies for only about 20-25min (it was 4km). Then you have some time to pet them and take pictures, then you get a hot juice or chocolate and then you go back. Thats it. (They provide you with warm clothes though).
Aparthotel Kuukkeli Aurora - Saariselka - Outdoors view
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8.4 Excellent (94 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Aparthotel Kuukkeli Aurora in Saariselka, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Angry Birds Activity Park Saariselka and Saariselka Ski Resort. Featured amenities include laundry facilities, microwave in a common area, and refrigerator in a common area. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was wonderful.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The location and the accomodation was really good!saouna and the swimming pool in this area was fantastic!
Cons: The only thing that wasn't so easy was that no one could speak English so the communication was difficult..
7.0 Good
Pros: Exceptional location for stars and the aurora. If you're happy with a remote cabin in the woods sort of situation, this is ideal! The BEST part was undeniably the pool/sauna building just a little walk from the room. Out of everything we did, this is my fondest memory. The pool IS cold (that's kinda the point I think. You go in the sauna first.) Surroundings and cabin are undeniably pretty.
Cons: Not good for getting to places in Saariselkä, as that's a 40 minute walk away. Didn't overly bother us, as we were only here 3 days, but it's worth considering. Busses did not run frequently. (Closest bus stop, Hotel Laanihovi, otherwise, try to end up at the southern end of the road, viskitie, not the northern end!) Whoever cleaned the appartment before our stay had left a window open in the bedroom. It was -17°C outside on arrival at night, and the appartment was freezing! It did not heat up until morning (which was luke warm at best.) I was so cold I found 5 extra blankets and wore my thermals to bed, and was concerned about managing to sleep at all. I used a hairdryer to stop shivering. The heating itself is very weak and the light over the table loudly buzzed and flickered.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Excellent sauna room
Cons: No shower room in the apartment, have to walk over to sauna room for shower
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is very nice,relaxing providing sauna and swimming pool. Just if you are not travelling with car is more complicated getting there. As well reception is 4 km from the property pay attention to that!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was cosy and comfortable. The beds were veryyyy comfy. The sauna and pool were really lovely. The whole area was very quiet because of covid so we had the place almost to ourselves!
Cons: The rooms could have been a little cleaner The check in service was disrupted when we were given keys for the wrong room!
Saariselkä Kuukkeli Inn - Saariselka - Bedroom
10
8.4 Excellent (97 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Saariselkä Kuukkeli Inn in Saariselka, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Angry Birds Activity Park Saariselka and Saariselka Ski Resort. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Looks like in photos - really clean and modern place, good and fresh interior (both room and shared areas like kitchen, WC, ...) Very warm rooms Breakfast vas not bad Supermarket is near breakfast - it is comfortable to buy something after breakfast. Free saariselka map :)
Cons: Too expensive for such kind of accomodation - it more looks like a hostel, but not a hotel. A lot of uncomfortable moments like a breakfast in another building far-far away, non-24/7 reception, bath/WC not in room, poorly view in window, inconvenient location, especially far for ski resort. Reception NOT 24/7 - only from 9 am to 19-21 pm, not works in holidays/weekends Long distance to reception and breakfast Too far from ski resort (the most remote point from resort) Mismatch in description - no mini-kitchen in every room, only shared kitchen (like a shared bath and WC) Extremely bad locks on door - sometimes need about 1-2 minutes to open the door (and you must open/close it any time you want to go in bath/sauna/kitchen/WC) Not comfortable schedule for sauna - men shared from 16:30 to 18:00 and from 21:00 to 22:00 only Poorly view in window Noisy
4.2 Okay
Cons: Reception, not easy to find. Windows locked. Very high price for such room
4.0 Okay
Pros: it is cozy room and quite.
Cons: too much time spending on check in , and rooms are not easy found in the darkness however .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: very clean very polite very covienient
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: An amazing place in which you can find clean rooms and a comfortable kitchen! Breakfast is included and you can eat many different things, both salty and sweet. Also an awesome sauna is included! Saariselkä was for us a margin world under the snow! We loved it!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great, traditional finnish style, could do with more fruits or vegetables.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great location, quiet place,they take care of the customers
Cons: Maybe more windows inside the room
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room was clean as well as the kitchen. The location was near the road. However, the ski tracks were a bit farther away.
Cons: The breakfast was a bit cheap. On Tuesday the porridge tasted a bit strange. Tomatoes and sallad were outdated (we visited one hour after the earliest time) . Recommend buying own breakfast and fixing it in the kitchen.
Log House Kuukkeli Teerenpesä - Saariselka - Building
11
8.4 Excellent (315 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Log house Kuukkeli Teerenpesä in Saariselka, you'll be in the mountains, just steps from Angry Birds Activity Park Saariselka and Saariselka Ski Resort. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The log house is located 1min by foot from bus station. Reception and breakfast salon is 400m far from the room. Sauna can be used for 30min in private and common time (separated man/woman) exist either.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The sauna was nice and I liked the idea of the timetables for each room. The croissants for breakfast were delicious.
Cons: I’m sure it doesn’t happen very often. But unfortunately we found an used underwear in the closet.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The private sauna with access to the outside with snow it's amazing. The wood style of the house was really well achieved, with a lot of useful commodities. The price is good compared with the alternative choices on Saariselka.
Cons: Although the sauna has different times so that everyone uses it, it ends up not being that much time. Maybe another sauna place would solve it, even if seems impossible.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Small and comfy room. The pictures on the website are realistic - what you see is what you get. The breakfast was nice as well.
Cons: You can hear a lot from the adjacent rooms.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Location, small cozy apartments.
Cons: Small double bedrooms are pretty small
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful apartment, with wooden interior. Absolutely awesome, we loved it. Great location. The breakfast is amazing with warm bread. Perfect, highly recommend!
Cons: Unfortunately there was two bad things: - there was a door in the middle of our room, connecting to the other room next to us. On the 2nd day guests arrived to this other room. We heard every single word from them, and every sight of them at night. Pretty embarrassing... - Please do NOT book reindeer safari at the link that they offer you after booking. The information on the website is not correct and misleading. Don’t book “4 hours reindeer safari” for 179 EUR/person!!! It doesn’t even exist. You got only a 3 hours safari for this price!!! We compained about it, since the 3 hours safari would cost only 135 EUR. They didn’t care... Absolutely incorrect company who operates this site!
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Fell Centre Kiilopää, Hotel Niilanpää in Saariselka, you'll be on a river, and 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from Angry Birds Activity Park Saariselka and 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from Saariselka Ski Resort. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.0 Good
Pros: Location was excellent. Easy access from the airport. Ski treks start at the doorstep.
Cons: Food tasteless, except salmon soup. In 3 days not once seen room service - no emptied trash bins or changed towels. On check-out tried to charge 100€ more than the actual price.
4.0 Okay
Pros: Snow, northern lights, breakfast, sauna.
Cons: No grocery stores close by, expensive to rent things, no husky or reindeer rides etc, no microwave or kitchen in the apartment, no 24/7 reception.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the clean comfortable rooms and being able to walk out the door of our room to the national park. Rentals were easily available for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow biking. Breakfast was varied and lovely. Truly magical trip!
Cons: There was nothing we didn’t like.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We loved to stay in this hotel although is a bit far from seeriselka center but it was awesome staying into the wilderness. Breakfast and food was amazing.
Cons: Nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was excellent. Meals were in general very good. Our room in Niilanpaa Hotel was plain but comfortable. Easy walk up to the main centre where meals were served.
Overview
Intimate luxury stay Jávri Lodge lives in Santa’s Lapland home – but he’s not the only bigwig around these parts. Jávri was once a retreat for Finland’s longest-serving president, who entertained royalty and high-ranking politicos alike. But you needn’t be titled to enjoy free daily activities (plus kit) – from reindeer sleigh rides to husky sledding – foraged and fished meals, and rooms with wonderland views (plus the Northern Lights, if you’re lucky). Staff encourage you to make yourself at home, so splash about in the pool, raid the honesty bar and tinkle around with the piano like you’re in charge.
Hotel Kultahippu - Ivalo - Building
14
8.2 Excellent (1,839 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Hotel Kultahippu is centrally located in Inari, a 2-minute walk from Taidenayttelytila Kuulas and 7 minutes by foot from Ivalo River Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable beds, quiet rooms, DELICIOUS food, great location and a great value!
7.0 Good
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
6.0 Good
Pros: Hotel staff was really friendly and tried to help make us more comfortable with extra heating. Breakfast options were quite varied for a small hotel. Beds were comfortable.
Cons: Rooms we stayed in were in the old wing which were rather dated. The rooms were rather cold with only one heater and no floor heating.
Aurora Village Ivalo - Ivalo - Building
15
9.2 Excellent (165 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Inari, Aurora Village Ivalo is on the waterfront, within a 10-minute drive of Taidenayttelytila Kuulas and Ivalo River Beach. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location, huts and services - extremely friendly and helpful...
Cons: ... very pricey and at that price we could only afford one night. Things like sauna is also very expensive... could easily be included as ski, sleighs and snowshoes...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lapland is a magical place by itself. Add to that marvelous cabins and competent staff and you will have your perfect holiday. If you think it’s expensive: think again. You pay for quality and it’s definitely worth every single penny! Everything was wonderful: the location is conveniently quite near the city center (in winter you can walk on the frozen river to cut it short), but among trees, which grants you both some privacy and a spectacular stay in the middle of the Lappish nature. The cabins are small enough to feel cozy, but big enough to comfortably host two (or even four) people. There’s a private toilet with shower, and the glass sloping roof gifts you a wonderful view on the forest (and the auroras). The staff is very discrete and at the same time much helpful, always ready to make you feel better than at your own home, suggesting what you will really like and guiding you through the forest in the organized trips. I managed to see the “revontulet” (Aurora Borealis), which made the stay just perfect. Kiitoksia kaikille!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The price good value, the guide for activities are very friendly.
Cons: Not possible to late check out even the hotel its not fully book
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Cozy room, nature, activities ,food
Cons: Expensive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All was great, the personnel, the overall kindness, comfort, the variety of activities, food, beautiful area far from everything else but very close to the airport. 2h Husky ride is a must!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nicely isolated from main town across the river. Cabin design and glass window. Very lucky to get the famous aurora. Nicely just beside the snow trekking track.
Cons: Sunday is almost like an off day even in the resort.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything from the room to the private Sauna to the backyard river and forest trek they provide snow shoes for free. Dinner was excellent. Breakfast was delicious. You can join reindeer feeding for free if u stay here and they provide very excellent shuttle service to airport and to city center for free.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We’re totally excited at staying itself. Lovely atmosphere and warm-heart staffs , fine restaurant everything was awesome. We never forget wonderful memories there.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect The staff is so kind and we enjoyed a lot Sauna and ice swimming wasn’t so difficult at least I recommande it : )
Ivalo River Camping - Ivalo - Bedroom
16
7.8 Good (691 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Ivalo River Camping & Resort in Inari, you'll be on the beach and within a 5-minute drive of Taidenayttelytila Kuulas. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff is very helpful and kind; they try to make you have a nice stay at the camping. The area of the camping is nice, and the breakfast and services in general are good for the price.
Cons: Everything was fine. Just keep giving good attention, and working on improve the general installations of rest rooms, etc.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The best thing in this camping was the location. It was really easy to see the Northern lights just 10 minutes away from our room, even if it's cloudy.
Cons: The common kitchen was so small for the whole camping.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place to see the Northern Lights!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very helpful!@
Cons: None
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Bed were comfortable and it was quiet. We drove to the Saariselkä ski area and chased nothern lights from here.
Cons: Unfortunately the sauna isn't working during the winter.
7.0 Good
Pros: Compared to other options, price is good. Cottage was warm enough.
Cons: Having no water service inside the cottage is a minus. For everything, washing hands or shower you need to go out (problem especially in winter). For short stays it is okay
7.0 Good
Pros: The camping is situated next to the bus-stop of the long-distance buses, so even with a lot of luggage easy to reach by public transport. Easy communication before arrival, fast replies from the accomodation. Showers are only two, but as it was almost nobody there, it was not a problem. They seem to be renovated lately.
Cons: Very small toilets, the cabin I had was very basic with old furnitures, so I was a bit afraid to break something. Kitchen is quiet small with a table for 6 people, but I think, the camping is mainly used in summertime, when everybody is outside.

Best rooms in Saariselka

Overview Reviews
With a stay at Fell Centre Kiilopää, Hotel Niilanpää in Saariselka, you'll be on a river, and 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from Angry Birds Activity Park Saariselka and 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from Saariselka Ski Resort. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.0 Good
Pros: Location was excellent. Easy access from the airport. Ski treks start at the doorstep.
Cons: Food tasteless, except salmon soup. In 3 days not once seen room service - no emptied trash bins or changed towels. On check-out tried to charge 100€ more than the actual price.
4.0 Okay
Pros: Snow, northern lights, breakfast, sauna.
Cons: No grocery stores close by, expensive to rent things, no husky or reindeer rides etc, no microwave or kitchen in the apartment, no 24/7 reception.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the clean comfortable rooms and being able to walk out the door of our room to the national park. Rentals were easily available for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow biking. Breakfast was varied and lovely. Truly magical trip!
Cons: There was nothing we didn’t like.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We loved to stay in this hotel although is a bit far from seeriselka center but it was awesome staying into the wilderness. Breakfast and food was amazing.
Cons: Nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was excellent. Meals were in general very good. Our room in Niilanpaa Hotel was plain but comfortable. Easy walk up to the main centre where meals were served.
Northern Lights Village - Saariselka - Bedroom
2
8.8 Excellent (866 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The Aurora Cabins at the Northern Lights Village are a magical way to experience the wintry star-filled sky and the Northern Lights, while lying comfortably in a warm bed. The laser-heated glass-roof opens up into the northern sky, directly above your bed.All the activities at the Northern Lights Village begin in the yard outside and the restaurant Kota is only a stones throw away. The services at the centre of Saariselk, such as the store, the spa, and restaurants are only a 350 meter walk away while on the other side, the cabins are lined by uninhabited fells and forests.
6.7 Good
Pros: - Cozy atmosphere - Nice cabin beautiful nature - Availability of activities on site -
Cons: - Food was average - No drinks included in the half board dinner - Chargable Sauna entry - Would not give clear opinion on Northern lights - Some staff members and tour guides can be friendlier (some are very friendly) - Room service only upon request (website says every other day)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location,food is ok.
Cons: Hot water is only for 10 min.so if you have long hair and traveling not alone you have to be very quick.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The igloos are wonderful - clean and cosy. The breakfast and dinner buffet had a good selection of lovely food (each evening there would be fish, meat or a vegetarian option along with different vegetables, salads, soup, bread and a desert selection). We paid 13 euros for a soup lunch in the hotel and had a lunch included in one of our activities. The activities and activity staff were lovely - we did the 4 hour huskies, the snowmobile aurora hunting (which we booked for the night there was an aurora show which we very lucky), cross country skiing and we did some snow shoeing too! All activities ended up being one on one (just the two of us and the guide). We had such an amazing time and the place is really beautiful. It would have been a wonderful stay even if we didn’t see the lights. I wonder if we had a more peaceful experience and the resort felt quite quiet (CV fear?). All the staff were very warm and welcoming.
Cons: The tablet in our room a didn’t work - not the end of the world, we were given an aurora buzzer but it never went off. We were out when the Aurora did appear - so maybe the buzzer did work?! I really can’t think of anything else...!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place, so beautiful. We stayed in an cabin with a glass roof- spectacular even though we didn’t see the aurora through it! We did snow-shoeing and snow-mobiling at night to see the aurora and were successful with the snowmobile! An amazing experience never to be forgotten- magical! The activities are pricey but when you’re on full board you don’t spend much while you’re there anywhere so I thought it was worth it and gives a great experience of the surrounding area. It’s just outside the small town of saariselka...near enough to walk but far enough to feel like you’re away from it all. We were lucky because it was quiet when we were there due to the corona outbreak- we just checked out as things were closing down. The guides and staff were for the most part very very friendly and knowledgeable and helpful despite the difficult situation facing everybody.
Cons: The smell in the bathroom- must be a problem with sewerage, this must be a problem in other cabins as we heard someone else asking at reception about it too and saw a few reviews online that mentioned it. The food was a little hit and miss- buffet style so wasn’t always the hottest and some things were better than others but generally it was fine!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is without question the most relaxing, fairytale location I've ever visited. All the staff were welcoming and didn't have the word "no" in their vocabulary. The atmosphere was easy & relaxed. The excursions were well organised and very enjoyable. You wouldn't realise that these people do these trips to many groups multiple times per day - you're treated as the only people visiting. The food was simple but excellent, exactly what was needed after your day out. The aurora cabins are much warmer than expected, very clean and comfortable.
Cons: There's nothing to not like. If I was forced into being REALLY picky I'd complain that I can't go every week! Two flights away from London Heathrow but Finnair were perfect too so nothing negative to report.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The view on the sky
Cons: There are about 50 aurora cabins, for this reason it seems like a commercial place but the high prices refer to an exclusive one.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the location. The cabins are very comfortable. The windows above the bed are amazing for star gazing. The resort will give you a buzzer to notify you about Northern lights. We were lucky enough to catch them four days in a row. Being able to view them from our own cabin was amazing! The activities they have on offer are very good and the guides are great!
Cons: We thought it waa really good. So this is justnitpicking, but the saladbar at the buffet was a bit of the same every day. The soups were really good!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Beautiful location, cosy comfortable accommodation!
Cons: Nothing negative to say about it!
Star Arctic Hotel - Saariselka - Building
3
8.6 Excellent (660 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Saariselka, Star Arctic Hotel is a 4-minute drive from Pyhan Paavalin Chapel and 5 minutes from Angry Birds Activity Park Saariselka. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Mountain top view is beautiful
Cons: Not enough parking spots and the light reflection from other units and the ski resort(the red light pole) impacts the sky view through the glass at night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I proposed to my girlfriend while staying at Star Arctic and was in contact with Ida at reception prior to arrival. Ida went above and beyond to make our stay magical. Ida organised chocolates and roses I had ordered. We were also provided with a complementary upgrade on our sauna booking. This was a fantastic experience. While staying here we enjoyed the superb dinning experience with breath taking views and second to none service. I would recommend the glass roof cabins as they are quite the experience especially when they provide you with the ability to view the aurora from the comfort of your bed! Would love to have stayed for more than two days and will most certainly return.
7.9 Good
Cons: The property itself was amazing. The main complaint I have involves certain members of the front desk staff and servers for the restaurant. I wouldn’t classify them as rude but there was certainly a lack of hospitality on their part and an absentmindedness in select situations as well. Given its physical location up north on a hill with no other buildings surrounding it in the Finnish Lapland, it would be extremely easy to see new incoming patrons of the hotel arrive with all their luggage especially when the hotel offers a shuttle service from the airport and the main reception area is steps away from the entrance to the hotel. My girlfriend and I were not expecting to check into our room right away as we had arrived early in the morning but as we approached the reception area there were 3 employees just standing looking at us and each other (I suppose to see who would take the initiative to welcome us). Finally after the 2 ladies nudged the man to speak to us we mentioned that we knew it was early and didn’t expect the room to be ready but we were checking in to which the man started shaking his head saying that’s not possible. Again, that’s something that we knew but being so flat out inhospitable was unnecessary. To add insult to injury the same man said that we could leave our luggage suitcases by reception and when the room was ready the staff would bring them to the rooms. This never happened and we needed to walk down a steep slope covered in snow and ice with our bags to get to our rooms located outside and around the main reception building. The employees never mentioned that a shuttle could take us to the center of town for a fraction of the price of paying a cab which we only found out after the fact. Lastly, it took 25-30 minutes to pay for dinner after having asked the Asian gentleman who was our server for the bill.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is amazing, on a hill overlooking the area. Breakfast is okay for a hotel that size with everything you need but not huge. More coffee options instead of just filter coffee would have been nice. They had a few gluten free things as well. Cabins are nice but it was always a bit cold in there even with the highest temperature setting. Staff was very friendly.
Cons: It is crazy expensive and for that price I expect at least some services to be included. For example the sauna costs additionally 15 Euros per use (the one for two people, the other one for up to 10 people was 25.). We did the 2 hour husky experience which was announced to be a 45min husky ride. In the end it turned out, you go there, get a short introduction, ride the huskies for only about 20-25min (it was 4km). Then you have some time to pet them and take pictures, then you get a hot juice or chocolate and then you go back. Thats it. (They provide you with warm clothes though).
Holiday Club Saariselka - Saariselka - Building
4
8.3 Excellent (1,323 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Holiday Club Saariselka in Saariselka, you'll be near ski lifts, just steps from Angry Birds Activity Park Saariselka and Saariselka Ski Resort. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
2.0 Mediocre
Cons: We received very basic information at our arrival. Very quick and cold answer. We did not feel welcome at all and we had to ask specific question to understand the sourranding. The room was very old, there was dog smell and they arrived at 4h30pm to clean the room. Breakfast was ok, the same standard that we found in Rovaniemi 3 stars hotel. The slides for kids are to rent. The spa area was cold.
6.0 Good
Pros: The breakfast an location were good.
Cons: Not a pleasant stay. We were told room would be ready in 15 minutes but when we arrived, it had not been done. The room was ordinary; you did not feel cozy and comfortable, especially the washroom. Front desk staff were not very friendly. Hotel parking was limited.
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: It’s nice to have the dry cabinet in the bathroom.
Cons: The room is very dirty and not clean properly during our stay. After we requested for it it’s still faaaaaar from basic. Housekeeping staff aren’t friendly either. Disappointing!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Huge room with private sauna. Separate couch and dining table in a large living area. Two bathrooms. Nice late checkout time meant not having to rush in the morning. Decent breakfast.
Cons: TV was a bit temperamental with a signal not always available. Weird placement of facilities like the kettle: placed on a table where there were no plugs around to actually use it. Had to move the kettle and tea bags etc. into the bedroom where there was a plug.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: All staff members are very helpful and friendly. The hotel is located about 200 meters from cross-country ski trails.
Cons: The saunas in the spa center need better stoves. Some renovation would be useful, too.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful! the location was great as it was a little village. The Pub across the street had day time karaoke and a live Finnish Rock band at night. There's also winter wonderland trails you can walk to see the Northern Lights. The breakfast was really good!