Lapland is always a fascinating part of Scandinavia: in summer you can see the midnight sun and enjoy a day with 24 hours of sunlight, while in winter you can see the Northern Lights dancing in the sky. The fascinating natural beauty of Lapland has become more popular in the past few decades. To enjoy a perfect trip to the region, you must choose the right hotel to stay in. Here we recommend some of the best hotels to book in Lapland.
Santa’s Hotel Tunturi
Santa’s Hotel Tunturi has proven its popularity. This hotel is luxurious and its elegance is highlighted in their decoration f the rooms. Using dark wood as the main material, the rooms look exquisite and regal. The breakfast is always a pleasure and a great way to start an amazing day. Each room is directly connected with a private balcony, on which you can appreciate Nordic beauty and Northern Lights if you are lucky enough to see them.
Santa Claus Holiday Village
Your trip to the Finnish Lapland will never be complete without visiting the Santa Claus Holiday Village. The hotel is situated in the most popular tourist destination in Rovaniemi, and is just minutes away from the world renowned Santa Claus Holiday Village. The hotel cleverly uses Christmas as the main theme of decoration, with Christmas trees and colorful lights that keep the holiday mood all day long. The hotel also offers airport transfer for free to their guests, so there’s always a reason to enjoy your holiday in the Santa Claus Village.
For those who love looking at the sky, Levin Iglut is surely a place you can not miss. Although it takes some time to commute between the city centre and the hotel, the view of the hotel is magnificent enough to compensate for that. Inside every room is a ceiling made from glass, which allows you to take a look at the starry sky at night, and even see the Northern Lights if you are lucky enough. This is surely an experience you must try at least once in a life time.Harjatie 4, 99130 Kittilä, Finland, +358 44 0566334
Tundrea Holiday Resort
Tundrea Holiday Resort is not a typical hotel; it is dedicated to bring you to an authentic Arctic chalet experience that allows you to experience how people in Lapland live. The rooms are spacious and are all furnished using local wood. The scent of wood keeps you in a cozy and homely mood during your stay. There are different apartments to choose from and you can make a choice based on your preferences. This is surely the place to stay for a week or more and escape from all the hustle and bustle.
Kasivarrentie 14188, Kilpisjarvi 99490, Finland, +358 40 0396684
Nellim Wilderness Hotel
When talking about top notch hotel in the Finnish Lapland, Nellim Wilderness Hotel must be on the list. True to its name, it brings you to a wilderness experience where you are placed in a location far away from the city. Here you can appreciate the natural Nordic landscape and be in contact with the most serine part of the Arctic. Of course, these amazing natural views are complemented with generous hospitality offered by the staff and luxurious hotel rooms.
Nelliminte 4230, Nellim 99860, Finland, +358 2 48084269
Arctic Snow Hotel
Situated in the heart of Rovaniemi, the wall and the furniture in Arctic Snow Hotel are constructed from ice bricks with cold color tone lighting. The room temperature is around zero to five degrees Celsius, but there are reindeer furs and sleeping bags to make you feel warm and comfortable at all times. The hotel is also within the Arctic Circle boundary, which means you will have a great chance of watching the Northern Lights. There is also a snow restaurant where you can enjoy Lappish delicacies.Lehtoahontie 27, 97220 Sinettä, Finland, +358 408453774
Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara
If you are traveling with family or friends, Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara is surely ready to bring you an unforgettable trip. The hotel is situated in Rovaniemi and you can enjoy a spectacular scenery of Lapland. It also offers holiday apartments in which allows more than six people to stay. It is well equipped with all sorts of facilities, such as kitchen, washing machine and heater. You can spend a whole week and escape from urbanities.
Juhanuskalliontie 96400 Rovaniemi, +358 16323400
If you are looking for a mind blowing view of Lappish scenery, Hotel Iso-Syote is surely the right place to stay. The hotel is situated right on the hilltop, and it allows you to get a panoramic view of Lapland. It is a perfect place to watch both the Northern Lights and the midnight sun. The rooms are decorated using local timber and wooden furniture. What’s more exciting about this hotel is that it offers guided tours and outdoor activities for their guests. You can truly immerse yourself in Lapland and make it a worthwhile experience.
Isosyötteentie 246, 93280 SYÖTE, Finland, +358 20 1476400
Hotel Santa Claus
Formerly known as the Clarion Hotel Santa Claus, Hotel Santa Claus is another Christmas themed hotel located in Rovaniemi. The hotel is situated in close proximity to Rovaniemi Central, and is therefore easily accessible using public transport. The hotel is equipped with all sorts of facilities, including a swimming pool, sauna and indoor bowling. If you are very interested in visiting the Santa Claus Holiday Village, this hotel offers free buses to the village and allows you chat with the real Santa Claus.
Arctic Light Hotel
Arctic Light Hotel is one of the most famous and most premium hotels in Rovaniemi. The building was used in the 1950s as the city hall, and has been transformed to a contemporary hotel since then. The rooms are perfectly designed, with a dark color tone bringing out the exquisite elegance for you. Many guests have applauded the exceptional breakfast service with great choices of food and drinks.