Winter fun

Spend an Arctic night in an igloo, under the Northern Lights

Would you like to stay in a cosy log cabin with your own sauna? Perhaps you’d like to spend a night in a glass igloo under a starry sky? There’s a wide range of wonderful accommodation options available in the Inari-Saariselkä region. Whether you choose a lakeside cabin, ski resort, or wilderness refuge, quality and cosiness are guaranteed while the peace and quiet, and the beauty of nature will always be your neighbour.

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The perfect setting for a luxurious get-away

Relaxing in front of the fireplace at hotel Iso Syöte is an ideal way to spend a romantic winter night. Or perhaps you feel like having a bubble bath? It goes too, the unique and exclusive EAGLE VIEW SUITE has an own jacuzzi overseeing a breath-taking view of the unspoiled Lappish nature. Fall asleep on the luxurious, round bed while gazing the millions of stars through the glass ceiling, waiting for the Aurora Borealis to light up the sky.

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Experience the magic of Snow and Ice

Enter the kingdom of snow and ice in Rovaniemi, the cultural capital of Lapland! Marvel at snow and ice sculptures and carvings, and enjoy local food and drinks in ice bars and snow restaurants. You can even spend a night in a snow hotel – or an igloo!

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The World’s Northernmost Design Week

Each February, Arctic Design Week draws design experts and enthusiasts to Rovaniemi, the Official Hometown of Santa Claus on the Arctic Circle. A range of events from seminars to brunches and open-air shows to design competitions cater for every visitor, all under the unifying theme of “Arcticness”. Experience Arctic culture and design right at its frosty source!

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An arctic adventure at Sea Lapland

Jump on a snowmobile and visit a reindeer camp, where you get familiar with Lappish reindeer herding and the life of the reindeer. Next the snowmobile safari takes you to the Icebreaker Sampo that is anchored in the middle of the frozen Sea. Get on board and witness how the ice, up to one meter thick, breaks on the sides of the ship. You’ll also have the chance for the exciting experience of swimming in freezing cold waters, if you dare!

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A speedy husky-safari through the white wilderness

Hiding in the embrace of snow-covered fells there’s a small village, where you can find some of the toughest, fastest and most beautiful sled dogs in the world. Hop on a husky sledge and enjoy the speedy ride through the wilderness of Salla, the village in the middle of nowhere! You can also experience the magnificent nature from a reindeer sled, on a snowmobile, with skis or snowshoes. If you’re lucky you might spot the Northern Lights dancing in the sky…

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Live like a local

If you want to understand Lapland and its people, getting familiar with sauna is a good starting point. Meet Esko, the local sauna master, in his traditional home in the countryside: enjoy homemade flat bread in a Lappish Kota hut, and relax in the Lappish style sauna. Get seated in the dinner table – with the blissful post-sauna feeling – and get served local smoked white fish and dessert while learning more about sauna culture.

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A journey to the land of the reindeer

Imagine bumping into a herd of reindeer on your way skiing. In the Ylläs region you really can see them on the roads and also in the villages. Hop on a reindeer sledge and hear fascinating stories of the times before snowmobiles whilst admiring the beautiful, snowy scenery. We will also take you for a visit on a reindeer farm where you’ll learn about the traditions of reindeer herding, and get to know these beautiful animals.

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An unforgettable Aurora Experience

See the Aurora Borealis any way you choose in Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, where the Arctic nature awaits right at the doorstep! Smooth reindeer rides and snowshoe hikes through the silent white forests, or adrenaline-filled snowmobile safaris and husky tours along the snowy paths all take you to Northern Lights viewing spots. You can even sleep under the Auroras!

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An alluring dance of Northern Lights amidst the wilderness

At least once in a lifetime one must see the play of the myriad waves of colours that are the Northern Lights in the dark Lapland sky. According to folklore, the Northern Lights occur when the firefoxes brush against the trees or their tails touch the snow. Here you can see the Northern Lights an average of 200 nights of the year.

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Arctic Purity – experience the authentic arctic nature

Do you wish to see what “the true Lapland” is like? Are you a traveller whose adventurous spirit craves for authentic experiences and purity in nature? That’s what you can find deep within the Arctic Circle, in the land of wild, open spaces where reindeer roam free. Go off the beaten track in Enontekiö to explore the pure Arctic, wander under the spectacular Northern Lights, and get to know traditional Lappish culture. Feel the power of life in the wilderness!

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Exploring the beauty of a National Park

In the heart of a National Park, about 90 minutes north from the Arctic Circle there’s a place called Luosto, an ideal destination for those looking for pure nature and the peace of a small Lappish village. It’s a place far away from the hastiness of every-day life, yet extremely easy to reach and explore. Stay in cosy logwood cabin, enjoy safaris in pure untouched surroundings, and if you’re lucky, witness the Aurora Borealis during your stay.

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Levi – Heaven for ski lovers

Levi offers thrilling ski and snow adventures during the winter season, which begins as early as November and extends to May. The varied terrain has something for all abilities, from beginners to those in search of a challenge. There’s also a park with bright lights giving you the chance for hitting kickers even in the evenings. Well-developed resort has a great variety of shops, bars and restaurants as well as a fantastic swimming pool and spa, perfect for unwinding after a day on the slopes.

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Ruka – 200 days of snow

Enjoy excellently maintained slopes, and stunning views! Chosen the best ski resort in Finland in 2015, Ruka Ski Resort is a great place for skiers and rides of all levels. Range of wellbeing services, delicious wild food, and comfortable lodging make sure you are fully recharged for the next wonderful day full of winter fun. Let the coordinates of snow lead you to Ruka!

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Saunatour – the ultimate sauna experience!

Traditional Finnish sauna, smoke sauna, ice sauna, sauna on wheels… We Finns surely love our saunas! To spread the enjoyable gospel of the Sauna, we’ve created the art of saunatour. There are different ways to approach the ultimate sauna experience: slow & silent, wild & free, alive & strong – or anything in between. You can choose your saunas, spice it up with a little action plus some wild food and take a tour – or let us design the experience for you. Relaxation guaranteed.

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Wellbeing in Wilderness

Start your day with an energizing and empowering hot yoga in a studio heated to 39°C. If you want to go for the more exotic option, try out SAUNA YOGA – a beautiful way to pamper your body and mind in the warmth of a Finnish sauna. HIIT and Cross training are efficient and rousing exercise options for those who want to challenge their physics, or those who wish get fit. See for more activities in the weekly wellness program!

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Cross-country skiing – a winter sport like no other

Experience the skier’s oasis. There are countless alternative routes of different lengths snaking through the magical white forests and great fells of Ylläs. Part of the trails are illuminated, a rare luxury, which gives you the opportunity to enjoy skiing when ever you feel like it. Whether you are taking it nice and slow, or speeding like a pro you’ll enjoy the well-maintained trails and cosy ski cafés.

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Epic snow safaris in the magnificent surroundings of a National Park

A true Lappish ski resort surrounded by the natural beauty of the Pyhä-Luosto National Park. There’s a wide range of outdoor activities in Pyhä to choose from: from ice climbing to ice fishing, from snowshoeing to snowmobile safaris, all starting right from the hotel doorsteps! Well-maintained ski slopes, and great service guarantee fabulous skiing days, also for beginners. Enjoy the snow to the max!

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