The Best Places to Stay in Lapland

Our Top Snug Stays

We’ve handpicked the cosiest places to stay, guaranteeing that your Lapland adventure is filled with that special sprinkle of magic from start to finish.

Stays so Magical, Yule Never Want to Leave...

Looking for the best places to stay in lapland? Your snowy dreamscape starts here. We’ve got a sleigh-full of six magical Lapland hotels and log cabins, each more inviting than the last.

Santa's Star Arctic Hotel northern lights

Get ready to step into a winter fairy tale with your very own family-friendly room or cabin, nestled just a snowball’s throw from lots of exciting activities.

So lace up those snow boots, gather your little elves, and take a peek into our winter wonder-list of handpicked accommodation.


Santa’s Hotel Tunturi

Available with our Santa's Magic package

Set close to a charming wintry forest, perfect for walking and Northern Light spotting, this hotel offers lots of family rooms to choose from.

Santa's Tunruri Hotel exterior

Warm and inviting, the rooms are super cosy, perfect for snuggling up after a day of snowy adventures.

The main Tunturi building, where you check-in, is home to the reception and three places to eat, with all bedrooms and apartments in separate buildings close by.


This is where your buffet breakfast and dinner will be served, including your Festive Dinner on your final evening. At night, there’s even live music to enjoy.

Gielas building communal lobby

If you’re looking for something extra nice, the superior Gielas building has a special bar and place for breakfast, and there’s also the unique Kontio building.

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Santa’s Hotel Holiday Club

Available with our Santa's Magic package

This hotel has a great selection of rooms for families, including big rooms, suites, and apartments.

The apartments are just a quick walk from the main hotel and are surrounded by enchanting snow capped pine trees

Santa's Holiday Club exterior

The lounge is a cosy spot with a fireplace that’s perfect for a nightcap. Meals are served buffet-style in the modern dining room, with flexible timings, so you can eat together or separately.

And don’t miss R-Kioski by the reception. It’s ideal when you’ve forgotten your toothbrush or need some snacks for the kids. Plus, it has a few magical souvenirs from the area.


If you fancy making a splash, then the hotel’s indoor pool will be a hit with the little ones, thanks to its exciting slides and chutes, while parents can find their own slice of heaven in the hot tub, sauna, and spa.

There’s also a shallow pool just for the kids, complete with fun toys which is sure to keep them entertained.


And this isn’t just any spa - it's the northernmost spa in Europe, offering a warm, tropical vibe in the heart of Lapland.

Take a dip in the jacuzzi, let the massaging jets ease your stress, or absorb the cosy warmth of a traditional Finnish sauna - with or without your costume!

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Santa’s Hotel Riekonlinna

Available with our Santa's Magic package

Nestled in the heart of Saariselkä, Santa’s Hotel Riekonlinna provides a comfortable retreat with a variety of family rooms, suites, and apartments tucked away in the forest just a short stroll from the main hotel.

Santa's Riekonlinna exterior

Each family space is thoughtfully decorated and comes with all the modern touches you need. The rooms are conveniently designed on a single level for easy access.

And when the Northern Lights appear, you can snuggle into a comfy sofa in the viewing room and enjoy the magical sight.


The dining experience is top-notch, featuring a generous buffet breakfast and dinner at the main hotel, with a special Festive Dinner to round off your stay.

There's plenty here to keep everyone entertained, from a playroom for the little ones, to a gym and sauna for the grown-ups.

Plus, there's a welcoming bar with a fireplace to relax by and a charming boutique shop to find those perfect souvenirs.

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Santa’s Saariselkä’s Inn

Available with our Santa's Magic package

Santa’s Saariselkä Inn is your cosy, budget-friendly pick. It’s right in the heart of the village and just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Urho Kekkonen National Park - talk about being perfectly placed!


The rooms are a snug retreat, all decked out in a charming cabin style, creating a lovely comforting stay. They’re all on one floor too, making access super easy.

Breakfast is served in the main building’s breakfast room which also offers a bar and restaurant. And if you fancy a little local vibe, then just next to the Inn is Pub Panimo. It’s got that traditional old-style feel with a crackling fireplace, perfect for enjoying a pint of Finnish beer.

Saarriselka Inn standard bedroom

And when you’re ready to relax, you can make use of two spacious public saunas - just a modest fee and they’re all yours to enjoy, with separate ones for gents and ladies, heated daily for your comfort.

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Santa's Hotel Star Arctic

Available with our Santa's Aurora package

Get ready for an unforgettable stay with front-row seats to the Northern Lights at this luxury hotel. And guess what? You can even snooze under the stars in a glass cabin.


This modern and elegant hotel never lets you forget the magical word you’re exploring.

Perched atop the fell, it integrates flawlessly with the snowy surroundings, featuring expansive windows in case the Northern Lights make a show.

Regardless, you can look forward to endless sky, the other-worldly forest, and the gentle sparkle of the town below.

It's a fantastic spot for families too. The suites are super comfy and the views unforgettable.

And those glass cabins? They make you feel like you're part of the starry night sky.

sauna with a view

Feeling hungry? When you get here, you’ll be welcomed with a delicious afternoon tea—think tasty soups, sandwiches, cakes, and, of course, plenty of tea and coffee.

The restaurant here serves up a three-course dinner with fresh local produce like fish from nearby Inari lake. It's a tasty mix of old Finnish recipes and some new twists.

Star Arctic restaurant

There's also a sauna and a hot tub you can book. They've got big windows so you can enjoy the views while you chill.

This hotel does its bit to look after the planet, with special heating from the earth and power from green energy. There's a cosy bar right next door for a relaxing drink too.

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Santa’s Glass Cube Cabins

Available with our Santa's Aurora package

Santa's Glass Cube cabins offer an unrivaled adventure set against the stunning backdrop of the Lapland wilderness.



With special heated windows that give you a clear, warm view out into the wild, you might just catch the Northern Lights dancing across the sky.

Here, you can kick back in the warmth of your very own cabin, complete with panoramic views of the enchanting landscape. It's the cosiest of retreats.


These cabins are full of snug luxury, outfitted with a flat-screen TV and Chromecast for entertainment, air conditioning for comfort, a kitchen that has everything you need, a private sauna for relaxation and Wi-Fi to stay connected.

They're perfect for families, comfortably accommodating up to four guests, and deliver the highest level of comfort and style surrounded by the awe-inspiring Arctic views.


For dining, take a short 3-minute stroll to Kaunis, the restaurant at Hotel Star Arctic. There, you can savour a mix of local Lappish flavors and contemporary dishes.

Kick off your stay with a special Wilderness dinner, and each morning, fuel up with a hearty buffet breakfast offering a variety of hot and cold choices.


When you're done exploring the snowy wonders outside, come back to a space designed for ultimate relaxation.

Take a sauna to warm up and unwind or enjoy your favourite series on the flat-screen TV. Everything you need for a relaxing stay is right at your fingertips.

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Discover our Santa's Lapland experiences

  • family in thermal suits
Santas Magic
Experience the magic of Lapland, choose between five great hotels to sleep in before heading off to meet Santa and his elves. Revel in a Sleigh Barn show, a Festive Dinner, and see the elves perform in a magical igloo. Follow Santa's glow trail he's left behind by a snowmobile sleigh for your private meeting with Santa.
from £1389 per adult
  • sunset over the Star Arctic Hotel
Santas Aurora
With a bit of luxury sprinkled on top, sleep under the Northern Lights and enjoy a Wilderness Dinner experience. Whoosh around on a snowmobile safari, step into Santa's Elves Workshop and enjoy an extended husky sled ride at our exclusive activity centre. Travel by reindeer sleigh, following Santa's glow trail for your private meeting with Santa and his Aurora Elf.
from £1689 per adult


It's time to book your trip to Lapland and we can't wait for your arrival. Whether you're booking online or giving our Christmas helpers a call on 01483 791 945, we're just as excited as you are for your magical journey to begin!

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The Complete Lapland Package

Flights, transfers, half-board accommodation, a fun-filled activity trip and snowsuits are all included.

The Perfect Location

A remote spot in the far north of Finland, 200km above the Arctic Circle among the snowy trees of Saariselkä.

Price Match Promise

If you are yet to book, and you find your Santa’s Lapland holiday cheaper elsewhere, we’ll price match it.

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