Santa's Star Arctic 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 - Santa's Star Arctic Hotel description

Located at the top of the fell in Saariselkä, this modern and elegant hotel is the perfect spot to view the Northern Lights from the comfort of your accommodation. All Type A and some Type C suites are duplex with a large glass window looking out over the main village. With high standard accommodation and modern elegance this hotel is be perfect for families who want to experience Lapland in style. You even have the option to stay in a Glass Cabin!

The main building houses the reception and restaurant, whilst all bedrooms are located just a short walk away.

  • Superb location to view the Northern Lights and surrounding landscape
  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • Excellent 3 course buffet style evening meals
  • Public Sauna, with large glass windows
  • Use of toboggans (local charges may apply)

The toboggan run and a separate viewing station for the Northern Lights are just minutes away.The hotel is situated approximately 1.5km from the main village which can be reached by the ski bus but there is a souvenir shop at the top of the ski hill.

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  • Half Board included in all my holiday prices

Facilities - Santa's Star Arctic Hotel features

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Type A Scenic View Suites, sleep 2-4 - Twin or double bed on the upper floor (and windows facing north for the Northern Lights) and a sofa-bed for up to 2 children on the lower floor (with a large window facing south). The lounge picture window overlooks the forest and Saariselkä in the distance.

Type B Glass Cabins, sleep 2-4 - Double bed and 2 small beds suitable for children under 12 that are located each side of the double and located under an innovative glass cabin for viewing the night sky and the Northern Lights.

Supplement*: £60 per person per night

Type C Scenic View Suites, sleep 4- Large suites which include private sauna, small kitchenette with dining table and chairs, and twin beds and double sofa-bed. The large picture windows have fantastic views over the forest and the twinkling lights of Saariselkä in the distance. The sofa bed is larger than the type A rooms and can sleep 2 adults.

Supplement*: £45 per person per night

Type D Scenic View Suites, sleep 5 - Some scenic suites have an put-up bed for a child aged 11 or under.

Supplement*: £40 per person per night

All rooms have shower, WC, hairdryer, flat screen TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box and free WiFi.

*Room supplements are per person per night

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We update Santa's Star Arctic 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.

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Fri 25 Nov 202225/11/22
available Leeds/bradford, Bristol
Sat 26 Nov 202226/11/22
Sold Out 
Mon 28 Nov 202228/11/22
£1629Special OfferDeal
Tue 29 Nov 202229/11/22
£1599Special OfferDeal
Wed 30 Nov 202230/11/22
£1589£1549Special OfferDeal
Thu 01 Dec 202201/12/22
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Fri 02 Dec 202202/12/22
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Sat 03 Dec 202203/12/22
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Mon 05 Dec 202205/12/22
£1679Special OfferDeal
Tue 06 Dec 202206/12/22
available Birmingham, Manchester
Wed 07 Dec 202207/12/22
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Thu 08 Dec 202208/12/22
available Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester
Fri 09 Dec 202209/12/22
available Glasgow
Sat 10 Dec 202210/12/22
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Mon 12 Dec 202212/12/22
£1839Special OfferDeal
Tue 13 Dec 202213/12/22
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Wed 14 Dec 202214/12/22
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Thu 15 Dec 202215/12/22
available Birmingham, Manchester, Bournemouth
Fri 16 Dec 202216/12/22
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Sat 17 Dec 202217/12/22
available Stansted, Birmingham
Sun 18 Dec 202218/12/22
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Tue 20 Dec 202220/12/22
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Wed 21 Dec 202221/12/22
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Thu 22 Dec 202222/12/22
available Stansted, Manchester
Fri 23 Dec 202223/12/22
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Sat 24 Dec 202224/12/22
available Stansted, Manchester
Fri 24 Nov 202324/11/23
available Leeds/bradford, Bristol
Sat 25 Nov 202325/11/23
available Birmingham, Manchester
Mon 27 Nov 202327/11/23
Tue 28 Nov 202328/11/23
Wed 29 Nov 202329/11/23
Thu 30 Nov 202330/11/23
available Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester
Fri 01 Dec 202301/12/23
available Leeds/bradford, Edinburgh
Sat 02 Dec 202302/12/23
available Birmingham, Manchester
Mon 04 Dec 202304/12/23
Tue 05 Dec 202305/12/23
available Birmingham, Manchester
Wed 06 Dec 202306/12/23
Thu 07 Dec 202307/12/23
available Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester
Fri 08 Dec 202308/12/23
available Manchester, Glasgow
Sat 09 Dec 202309/12/23
available Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff
Mon 11 Dec 202311/12/23
Tue 12 Dec 202312/12/23
available Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol
Wed 13 Dec 202313/12/23
Thu 14 Dec 202314/12/23
available Birmingham, Manchester, Bournemouth
Fri 15 Dec 202315/12/23
available East Midlands, Manchester
Sat 16 Dec 202316/12/23
available Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester
Mon 18 Dec 202318/12/23
available Manchester, Newcastle
Tue 19 Dec 202319/12/23
available Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester
Thu 21 Dec 202321/12/23
Fri 22 Dec 202322/12/23
available Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester
Sat 23 Dec 202323/12/23
available Manchester, Bristol
Sun 24 Dec 202324/12/23
available Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester
This package holiday to Santa's Star Arctic Hotel in Saariselka, Finland / Lapland departs Tuesday 29th November 2022, for a 2 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 Santa's Star Arctic 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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