With its cosy hotel rooms and glass igloo-style innovations, this Finnish Lapland hotel offers both the cutting edge and traditional in a spectacular Arctic setting.
At the hotel’s restaurant, the resident team of chefs busily prepare a different three-course feast each evening, always delicious and always inspired by the flavours and ingredients of Finland’s wild north. It’s all complemented by a wide choice of beers and spirits, and a comprehensive wine list. The restaurant itself is a delightfully cosy affair, its pine-clad walls and panoramic windows framing views out to the forest beyond.
Roaring fire? Check. Pine-clad cosiness? Check. Views out to Finnish Lapland’s snow-dusted surrounds? Check. It seems that the rooms here really do have all bases covered. There’s even an aurora alarm phone to make sure you don’t miss a thing if the Northern Lights make an appearance while you’re tucked up in bed. Then, throw in a selection of cutting-edge Arctic View Rooms – stylishly appointed glass igloos offering private views of the northern sky – and you’ve quite possibly got the quintessential Arctic resort.
With direct access to the delights of Pyhä-Luosto Nationa Park, Santa’s Hotel Aurora offers a full complement of year-round adventures, with Northern Lights hunts, husky safaris and snowmobile adventures grabbing the headlines in winter. Then, in summer, the likes of trekking, fishing and cultural tours set a slower pace under the Midnight Sun’s endless glow.