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Arctic Light Hotel is situated in the capital of Finnish Lapland.

Friday, 31 May 2019,
By Arctic Light Hotel
Arctic Light Hotel
Arctic Light Hotel
Photograph by Arctic Light Hotel

Arctic Light Hotel is situated in the capital of Finnish Lapland. The attractive contemporary hotel, which is housed in the former City Hall building, demonstrates an interesting contrast between its 1950s Finnish-style exterior and strikingly modern interior. Some original details have been preserved, such as the city council room, which includes lighting fixtures by famous Finnish designer Paavo Tynell and beautiful wood inlay doors.

The family-run hotel has friendly staff and is known for its exceptional hospitality. Arctic Light Hotel has been nominated as ‘the Best Hotel in Finland’ for two years in a row.

In Lapland, there’s a reason to love every season: in the summer, the sun never sets; autumn has its wonderful colours; and in winter there’s lots of snow and perhaps even the spectacular Northern Lights. There’s a range of activities to try throughout the year, too. Guests can go on a trek to see the aurora borealis, travel to Finland’s longest waterway, the Kemijoki River, or head out on a moose safari.

All 57 rooms have an individual feel, with design having been inspired by different shades of Arctic light. The spacious suites are equipped with products by luxury Finnish brand Balmuir. And because the hotel is in Finland, the Polar rooms have their own private sauna — perfect for relaxing after an active day. There’s also a complimentary Finnish sauna for all guests.

The hotel is famed for its breakfast, which is created by Finnish-American TV chef Sara La Fountain. On the menu are healthy and nutritious superfoods like berries and seeds — guaranteed to lift energy levels — as well as beautiful Arctic specialities like colourful raw cakes.

Lapland’s cuisine, which features native produce like reindeer and king crab, is worth a try at the hotel’s Arctic Restaurant. The kitchen uses traditional regional methods of preparing food such as smoking and pickling. Delicious vegetarian options are also on the menu. Then there’s the winter garden — an ideal place for a cup of afternoon tea while watching the clear, blue, wintry sky.


Year-round nature: winter is all about snow and the Northern Lights; summer is all green wilderness and endless light



• 54 rooms
• Three suites
• Arctic Restaurant
• Lobby cocktail bar
• Winter garden
• Aurora lounge
• Finnish sauna


• Northern Lights safari
• Reindeer farm visit
• Husky safari
• Hiking
• Fat bike riding
• Santa Claus Village
• Museums


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