Gielas Hotel, Saariselka


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Half Board
Flights Included
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Overview - hotel description - Gielas Hotel description

The deluxe wing of the Tunturi hotel, the luxury 4 star Gielas building offers highly recommended deluxe rooms approx. 100m from the Tunturi's reception and restaurant. The whole property enjoys a peaceful setting, just 350m from the village centre and a few steps to the cross-country ski tracks. The Tunturi main building is a wonderfully atmospheric hotel with cosy wood-panelled public areas and good food. The ski bus stops outside.

The Gielas Hotel can also be booked as part of our 'Muotka 2-Centre Adventure '.

Facilities - Gielas Hotel features

  • In a peaceful setting 250m from the village centre.
  • The hotel is situated next to the cross-country ski tracks start
  • The ski bus stops outside
  • 3 Restaurant in main Hotel Tunturi building
  • Fireside bar
  • Pub in main Hotel Tunturi building
  • Lappish Kota
  • Music and dancing most nights in the main building
  • Massage (pay locally)
  • Ski waxing room
  • Saunas
  • Guest PC and WI-FI(Free) in Lobby lounge
  • Free WI-FI in all hotel rooms and suites

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • No. of rooms:96
  • No. of buildings:1
  • No. of floors:5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms:0
  • Annex:

    All rooms are located in the Gielas Wing of the Hotel Tunturi, approx. 100m from the main building.

    Meals are taken in the main Tunturi building (3 star)

Deluxe Gielas Superior Room (sleeps 1-4)

  • Gielas Hotel guests have breakfast in their own hotel but take dinner in the main reception building
  • All have twin beds (& 2 x single sofa bed if 3-4 occ)
  • Bath WC, flat-screen TV
  • Balcony
  • Telephone, hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Kettle, tea/coffee supplies
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Sauna
  • Drying closet
  • Safe


  • Lift accessible:No
  • Lift serves all floors:No
  • Access ramp:No

Meals - food and drink in Gielas Hotel

  • Gielas Hotel guests have an extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast in their own hotel
  • Good 3 course buffet dinner with choice of 3 main courses (including vegetarian option), choice of 2 desserts, soup, and a salad buffet.
  • All evening meals are served in the Hotel Tunturi's main reception building, approx. 100m from the guests room buildings.
  • New Year gala dinner and dance included
  • Any specific dietary requirements should be notified at time of booking.
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    At Tunturi main hotel building, approx. 100m away (3 star property)

  • Dress code for restaurants:


  • Breakfast service:


  • Lunch service:

    Not included

  • Dinner service:


Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians
We update Gielas Hotel's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - hotel dates & departure airports - Gielas Hotel dates & departure airports

Price per person with: Prices shown are per person based on: Prices shown are per person based on: The prices shown here are per person and based on the following criteria:
Sun 28 Nov 202128/11/21
available Manchester
Sun 05 Dec 202105/12/21
£1548£1498Special OfferDeal
Sun 12 Dec 202112/12/21
£1758£1708Special OfferDeal
Sun 19 Dec 202119/12/21
£1928Special OfferDeal
Sun 26 Dec 202126/12/21
£1858£1728Special OfferDeal
Sun 02 Jan 202202/01/22
£1208£1048Special OfferDeal
Sun 09 Jan 202209/01/22
£1018£978Special OfferDeal
Sun 16 Jan 202216/01/22
£958£899Special OfferDeal
Sun 23 Jan 202223/01/22
£978£928Special OfferDeal
Sun 30 Jan 202230/01/22
£1038£978Special OfferDeal
Sun 06 Feb 202206/02/22
£1088£1068Special OfferDeal
Sun 13 Feb 202213/02/22
£1538£1518Special OfferDeal
Sun 20 Feb 202220/02/22
available Manchester, Bristol
Sun 04 Dec 202204/12/22
£1479Special OfferDeal
Sun 11 Dec 202211/12/22
£1539Special OfferDeal
Sun 18 Dec 202218/12/22
available Manchester, Bristol
Mon 26 Dec 202226/12/22
available Manchester, Bristol
Sun 01 Jan 202301/01/23
£1109Special OfferDeal
Sun 08 Jan 202308/01/23
£949Special OfferDeal
Sun 15 Jan 202315/01/23
£939Special OfferDeal
Sun 22 Jan 202322/01/23
£929Special OfferDeal
Sun 29 Jan 202329/01/23
£999Special OfferDeal
Sun 05 Feb 202305/02/23
Sun 12 Feb 202312/02/23
This package holiday to Gielas Hotel in Saariselka, Finland / Lapland departs Sunday 16th January 2022, for a 7 night stay on a "half board" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.

Resort - about Saariselka - about holidays in Saariselka - about ski holidays in Saariselka - about ski holidays in Saariselka Finland / Lapland

Urho Kekkonen National Park Easy skiing Local cuisine

As well as being a popular place for panning, Saariselkä is a goldmine of winter wonderland activities. With a stunning national park on your doorstep, you can explore the snowy surroundings on foot, skis, snowmobile or even reindeer before coming home to your cosy cabin or hotel.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Meet Santa Northern Lights Off-slope activities

Saariselka webcam

Snow Report: Top cm, Bottom cm

Snow Forecast: cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 27cm

Saariselka trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Ivalo32 km, 30 mins
Region:Northern Lapland, Finland
First opened:1970s

Saariselka lift pass price last reported as 200€ (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Gielas Hotel.
Night skiing: Yes
Saariselka has N, E, W facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing November - May.

Town altitude: 265m
Top of slopes: 438m
Bottom of piste: 260m
Vertical drop: 180m
Total length of trails:10km
Longest piste:1.3km
Europe’s northernmost ski resort, Saariselkä is 250km up from the Arctic Circle, not far from the Russian border. One of the main resorts in Lapland – the legendary home of Father Christmas – it has snow-sure skiing, a Christmas-card-esque village and heaps of festive activities all in one place. The village itself is surrounded by forest and full of winter wonderland charm, with its own little chapel, some shops and restaurants and accommodation ranging from spa hotels to traditional log cabins. Everythin...
Spread across the Iisakkipää and Kaunispää fells, the ski area is modestly-sized, with 6 ski lifts taking you up to 15 slopes. The bus is quite regular and does drop-offs at the top of the slopes and the base. From the base, one chairlift takes you to the top of Kaunispää (the rest of the lifts are T bars). All pistes take you back to the same part of the valley, where you’ll find campfires and cafés to warm up and rebuild your energy stores. This isn’t a challenging ski area and the slopes would best...
With only 15 slopes, this isn’t meant to be a resort where the sole focus is skiing and there are tonnes of other activities to fill up the week. Snowmobiling, reindeer and husky safaris really are as fun as they look and all are a great way to enjoy the surroundings. For something a bit different, try your hand at ice fishing or follow one of the more well-trodden snowshoe route. Even better, 15 minutes away by road is Santa’s resort, Kakslauttanen for a once in a lifetime meeting with the man himself. Fro...

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