Star Arctic Hotel, Saariselka

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

Location - where is Star Arctic Hotel

  • 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)


Overview - hotel description - Star Arctic Hotel description

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.


Facilities - Star Arctic Hotel features

  • Use of toboggans (pay locally)
  • Sauna
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Toboggan run
  • Gym
  • WiFi

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • No. of rooms: 40
  • No. of buildings: 4
  • No. of floors: 2

Rooms

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.

  • Standard Scenic View Suites, 27m² (A4) with large glass window sleep 2-4 persons and have two floors with either twin beds or one double bed on the upper floor, reached by stair ladder (can be steep), plus double sofa bed on the lower floor. All of the facilities are as mentioned above
  • Scenic View Suites with Sauna, 36m² (B4) sleep 2-4 people and have private sauna and kitchenette in addition to all of the facilities above. The suite has two floors with either twin beds or one double bed on the upper floor, reached by stair ladder (can be steep), plus double sofa bed on the lower floor
  • Glass Igloo Cabins (C4) can sleep 2-4 people in either two twin beds or one double bed, over only one floor

Bedroom facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Wireless internet
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Meals - food and drink in Star Arctic Hotel

  • Half board included
  • New Year's Gala Dinner Menu
  • For special dietary requirements, please request at time of booking.
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    In hotel

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart Casual

  • Breakfast service:

    Hot and cold buffet

  • Lunch service:

    Buffet or waiter service (pay locally)

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter service

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians
We update 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.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - hotel dates & departure airports - Star Arctic Hotel dates & departure airports

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Sun 26 Dec 202126/12/21
£2437£2333Special OfferDeal
Sun 02 Jan 202202/01/22
£1909£1834Special OfferDeal
Thu 06 Jan 202206/01/22
Sold Out 
Sun 09 Jan 202209/01/22
£1622Special OfferDeal
Thu 13 Jan 202213/01/22
Sold Out 
Sun 16 Jan 202216/01/22
£1554£1533Special OfferDeal
Thu 20 Jan 202220/01/22
Sold Out 
Sun 23 Jan 202223/01/22
£1582Special OfferDeal
Thu 27 Jan 202227/01/22
Sold Out 
Sun 30 Jan 202230/01/22
£1775Special OfferDeal
Thu 03 Feb 202203/02/22
Sold Out 
Sun 06 Feb 202206/02/22
£1865Special OfferDeal
Sun 13 Feb 202213/02/22
£2215Special OfferDeal
Sun 20 Feb 202220/02/22
available Manchester, Bristol
Mon 26 Dec 202226/12/22
available Manchester, Bristol
Sun 01 Jan 202301/01/23
£1830Special OfferDeal
Sun 08 Jan 202308/01/23
£1534Special OfferDeal
Sun 15 Jan 202315/01/23
£1554Special OfferDeal
Sun 22 Jan 202322/01/23
£1524Special OfferDeal
Sun 29 Jan 202329/01/23
£1702Special OfferDeal
Sun 05 Feb 202305/02/23
£1842
Sun 12 Feb 202312/02/23
£1952
This package holiday to Star Arctic 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.
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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 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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