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Santa’s Star Arctic Hotel

The ultimate aurora experience
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Front row seats to the Northern Lights from the comfort of this luxury hotel. You can even sleep in a glass cabin under the stars. Exclusive to Santa’s Aurora.

  • Superb spot to see the Northern Lights
  • Suites and glass cabins with geothermal heating system
  • Buffet breakfast & 3-course buffet-style evening meal
  • Sauna and outdoor hot tub
  • Finland’s longest toboggan run a short distance away

Luxury rooms designed with a modern style

All the rooms have an en-suite shower and toilet, geothermal heating system, flatscreen TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi.

  • Star Arctic suite lounge
    Scenic View Suites (Type A)
    Rest up on a twin or double bed on the upper floor, with windows facing north for the Northern Lights. There's a sofa-bed for up to 2 children on the lower floor, where the window looks out over the forest.
    SLEEPS 2-4
  • Star Arctic glass cabin
    Glass Cabins (Type B)
    Sleep under the stars in a cosy cabin. The impressive glass roof means you can gaze at the stars until you drift off, plus it faces north for the best chance of seeing the lights. There's a double bed for you and pull out beds for the children.
    SLEEPS 2-4
  • Star Arctic suite with view
    Scenic View Suites With Sauna (Type C)
    These large suites have your own private sauna and a kitchenette with dining table and chairs. The large windows are glorious - look out over the forest and the twinkling lights of Saariselkä.
    SLEEPS 4
  • Star Arctic suite with view
    Scenic View Suites With Sauna (Type D)
    These large suites have your own private sauna and a kitchenette with dining table and chairs. The large windows are glorious - look out over the forest and the twinkling lights of Saariselkä. These suites additionally have a put-up bed for children aged 11 or under.
    SLEEPS 5

A luxury hotel designed around the lavish landscape

This modern, elegant hotel never lets you forget the magical world you're exploring. It's at the top of the fell, blending seamlessly into the landscape, with lots of large windows in case the Northern Lights put on a show. Either way, you can look forward to the endless sky, the other-worldly forest, and the twinkling lights of the town.

Needless to say, it's perfect for families too. It's a luxurious hotel to stay in, pure comfort with large windows in Type A and some Type C suites. The glass cabins are an option too, where you might wonder where the sky ends and your dreams begin.

The hotel also has a sauna and hot tub which can be booked for private sessions, with large scenic windows to check out the landscape - there’s barely a spot where you don’t feel part of the magic outside.

Head to Restaurant Kaunis for a 3-course buffet dinner, using fish from Inari lake and reindeer meat from local herders. They keep everything as local as possible.

The hotel has impressive sustainability credentials, using geothermal heating in the rooms and main building. It’s also powered by renewable energy. The bar is just next to it and is a cosy place to relax with a drink.

It’s approximately 1.5km from the main village, the best way to get to the village is by taxi or you can jump on the ski bus. Saariselkä’s Ski Centre, as well as a newly-built 1.8 km long toboggan run, are just a minute’s walk.

Choose your Santa’s Lapland experience

Both of our Lapland holiday packages include a reindeer ride, sledging with huskies, tobogganing, lots of snowy activities like snow hockey and mini skidoos, and a private visit with Santa.

  • SANTAS AURORA
    A little extra magic sprinkled on top. Enjoy the ultimate Christmas in Lapland at the luxury Star Arctic Hotel.
    Explore Santa's Aurora
  • huskies running through the snow
    Enjoy snowmobile thrills and a longer husky ride.
  • family being led by sami guide and reindeer
    family pointing on sleigh
  • northern lights view from bedroom
    A luxury hotel, sleeping under the Northern Lights. Lapland is real.
  • snowmobile ride at sunset
    reindeer outside santa's cabin
  • children running to reindeer ride
    To top it off, get extra family time with Santa and his Aurora Elf.
  • The ultimate Lapland experience for your family, even the elves get jealous.
    From £1549 per grown-up.
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The best experience we have ever had - it was amazing. Organised yet leisurely, we did things we would never have dreamt of experiencing. I cannot recommend enough!
Santa's Star Arctic Hotel - Claire
December 2021

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No one knows how to make Christmas more magical

The Complete Lapland Package
Flights, transfers, half-board accommodation, a fun-filled activity trip and snowsuits are all included.
Price Match Promise
If you find your Santa’s Lapland trip cheaper before booking, we’ll match the price.
Fly from 14 Regional Airports
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