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Experience Lapland: Discover our Top 5 Hotel recommendations in Lapland for 2024!

Lapland, the northernmost region of Scandinavia, is renowned not only for its breathtaking nature and the Northern Lights but also for its unique and extraordinary hotels. From glass igloos to floating tree hotels, Lapland offers a variety of accommodation options that transport travelers into a fairytale world.

Man in Verschneiter Waldlandschaft in finnisch Lappland

When booking your hotel, it's best not to take too much time, as especially the unique hotels or specific categories within the hotels tend to get booked up quickly.

In this article, we introduce you to 5 of the most extraordinary hotels in this enchanting region.

1. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort: Glass Igloos underneath the Northern Lights

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Lappland

Experience a truly unique accommodation nestled in the heart of the Saariselkä Fell Region in Finnish Lapland - the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. This extraordinary resort offers glass dome igloos, traditional wooden chalets, and even the world's largest smoke sauna. Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking add to the overall convenience.

The glass dome igloos, constructed from thermal glass, feature a bedroom with a glass roof and comfortable beds. Some igloos come with a private bathroom and sauna, while others have access to communal showers.

The chalets offer cooking facilities, a cozy seating area, and a fireplace. Additionally, you can unwind in your personal sauna.

At Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, two à-la-carte restaurants invite you to indulge in Lapland's specialties, such as reindeer and grilled salmon. The on-site restaurant in the smoke sauna, Savusauna, is also worth a visit.

Choose from a total of six saunas, each equipped with a relaxation area and an open fireplace. A nearby ice hole provides the perfect cool-down.

On-site, you can partake in husky sledding and reindeer safaris or embark on a snowmobile tour. Moreover, you have the option to rent cross-country skis, Nordic walking poles, and snowshoes.

The Urho Kekkonen National Park is only 5 km away from Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, offering an unparalleled natural backdrop for your exploration!

2. Arctic TreeHouse Hotel: Elegance amidst Nature

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel in Lappland

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel in Rovaniemi is situated next to SantaPark, offering suites with not only views of the surrounding forests but also, with a bit of luck, the Northern Lights – an absolutely breathtaking experience! Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking add to the convenience.

Rooms featuring Nordic design come with a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a minibar. The private bathroom with a shower, complimentary toiletries, and a hairdryer ensures a comfortable stay.

Indulge in dining at the hotel's own restaurant or head to the bar. If you venture outside the hotel, activities such as skiing, cycling, and hiking await you. The Santa Claus Village Main Post Office is just 2 km away, and the center of Rovaniemi is 5.7 km away. The nearest airport is 3.4 km away.

3. Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle: Christmas Magic All Year Round

Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle Finnland

The Santa's Igloos offer accommodation in stylish igloos with a glass roof at the northern Arctic Circle, just 8 km from the center of Rovaniemi. Here, you'll experience a truly unique stay.

The air-conditioned igloos at Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle feature a private bathroom with a rain shower. For additional comfort, sleep masks, bathrobes, and slippers are provided. Amenities also include a flat-screen TV and a kettle. Each igloo is equipped with a tablet through which you can contact the reception and receive a Northern Lights alert!

The best part: A delicious breakfast is served daily at the property!

In the summer, you can enjoy the midnight sun of Lapland. The surrounding area offers opportunities for hiking and cycling. The Santa Claus Village is only 600 meters away. You can reach Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle from Rovaniemi Airport in just 5 minutes by car. An unforgettable experience awaits you in an enchanting environment!

4. Wilderness Hotel Nellim: Adventurous Stays by Lake Inari

This hotel overlooking the idyllic Inari Lake offers modern accommodations with stunning views of Finnish Lapland. All rooms at the Wilderness Hotel Nellim & Igloos have a private bathroom with a shower.

Some feature a TV, a well-equipped kitchenette, and a sauna. Free WiFi is available in all public areas. Nearby, there are cross-country ski trails. Canoes, rowboats, and skis can be rented. The summer restaurant at the Wilderness Hotel Nellim & Igloos serves traditional Finnish cuisine and Sami specialties.

The open fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere. The Russian border is only 10 km from the Wilderness Hotel Nellim. On-site private parking is available free of charge.

5. Levi Sensu Igloos: Privacy in the Snowy Paradise

Levi Sensu Igloos

At the Levi Sky Igloos in Sirkka, just 7.7 km from Spa Water World, you can experience top-notch accommodation with a sauna, hot tub, and outdoor bathtub. Along with a terrace, there are free private parking and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The property features one bedroom and a living room with a flat-screen TV, including streaming services, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and oven, and a bathroom with a hot tub. Towels and bed linen are provided, and for added privacy, there is a private entrance.

In and around Sirkka, you can engage in activities such as skiing, cycling, and hiking. The Peak Lapland observation platform is only 12 km from the Levi Sensu - Levi Sky Igloos, and the Levi Golf & Country Club is just 3.8 km away. The nearest airport is only 11 km away – Kittilä Airport. Here, an unforgettable stay awaits you with breathtaking comfort and numerous recreational opportunities!


Need more inspiration for your vacation in Finnish Lapland? Check out the following articles!

If you want more insights into our travels, feel free to visit our Instagram channels tom_rbg_ and anna_mser! Don't hesitate to contact us through these channels if you have any questions about the routes! 


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