Village centre: 1.5km from Saariselka centre on top of Kaunispäa fell with easy access to the ski slopes. 25-30 minute walk, or take the ski bus (pay locally)
Nearest ski bus stop: outside hotel
The hotel offers a shuttle service on request (pay locally)
Welcome to the Star Arctic! A modern and stylish hotel boasting spacious Lappish-style suites and Aurora cabins. A great choice for those looking for an intimate and exclusive feel stay, it is located at the top of Kaunispaä fell, away from the light pollution of the village centre and an excellent spot from which to view the Northern Lights.
The unique aspect of the Star Arctic has to be the rooms. All of the suites are located within their own buildings a short walk from the main reception and restaurant area. Scenic View Suites are duplex with a large glass window looking out over the main village. The bedroom area (twin or double) is located at the top of the duplex stairs (fairly steep), and have their own north-facing window. Scenic View Suites with sauna and kitchenette are also available adding more comfort and space.
For an unforgettable experience, opt to spend your stay in an Aurora Glass Cabin where you can truly immerse in the nature of Lapland and even admire the Northern Lights from your bed (we also enjoy the colourful light settings controlled by the main remote- but we don't want to spoil all the surprises)!
Enjoy casual dining in the hotel's restaurant, also boasting beautiful views across the fell. Natural ingredients are sourced from the local area includingfish from the Inari region and reindeer from traditional Sami farms plus their full menu, originally crafted by Finnish Michelin Star Chef Jouni Toivanen, combines local Lappish flavours with popular modern cuisines bringing a uniquely elegant and casual choice for all. Enjoy a buffet breakfast and a multi course dinner served to the table.
There is now the offering to stay at the Star Arctic for a Lapland Short Break! Experience some of the best included activities, please see the 'Special Offers' tab for further details on this package.
The hotel is located approximately 2km from the Saariselkä centre and excursion pick-up point, which can be reached by ski bus or 30-minutes' pleasant walk. The hotel also provides a shuttle service on request at a small fee of €5 per person per way, paid locally. The hotel has a public sauna, well-equipped gym with large glass windows, modern restaurant and lobby bar, all located in the main building.
Bedrooms are located in separate detached buildings a few steps away from the main building. All of the suites have en-suite shower/WC, lounge area, bathrobes and slippers, flat-screen TV, tea/coffee-maker, minibar, mini fridge, safe, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.
Hot and cold buffet
Buffet or waiter service (pay locally)
Board basis options available
This property caters for the following special dietary requirements
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•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.
Great for •Meet Santa •Northern Lights •Off-slope activities
Snow Report: Top cm, Bottom cm
Snow Forecast: cm expected this week
Snow History: December average depth 27cm
Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:
|Ivalo||32 km, 30 mins|
|Region:||Northern Lapland, Finland|
Saariselka lift pass price last reported as 200€ (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Star Arctic Hotel.
Night skiing: Yes
Saariselka has N, E, W facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing November - May.
|Top of slopes:||438m|
|Bottom of piste:||260m|
|Total length of trails:||10km|