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Half Board
Flights Included
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 with spacious Lappish-style suites and Aurora cabins. A great choice for those looking for an intimate and exclusive feel stay. Located at the top of Kaunispaä fell, away from the light pollution of the village centre and an excellent spot 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 love 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, and enjoy beautiful views across the fell. Natural ingredients are sourced from the local area including fish from the Inari region andreindeer 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.

The hotel is located approximately 2 kilometres from the Saariselkä centre and excursion pick-up point, which can be reached by ski bus or 30-minutes' pleasant walk. The hotel has a public sauna, well-equipped gym with large glass windows, modern restaurant and lobby bar, all located in the main building.

Distance of Star Arctic Hotel to Ski Lifts

See which Saariselka ski lifts are nearest to Star Arctic Hotel.

  • Chairlift chair lift - 139m
  • Ankkurihissi 3 t-bar - 239m
  • Sompahissi platter - 1093m
  • Ankkurihissi 1 t-bar - 1114m
  • Ankkurihissi 2 t-bar - 1133m

Navigating in Saariselka can vary, as distances from Star Arctic Hotel to ski lifts are in a straight line.

Facilities: Star Arctic Hotel features

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

Room Types: Star Arctic Hotel bedrooms

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


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: Star Arctic Hotel food & drink

The Star Arctic Hotel have an excellent restaurant, with a hot and cold buffet breakfast and waiter serviced dinner.

New Year's Gala Dinner menu included.

  • No of restaurants: 1

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking. Guests are to contact the restaurant staff on arrival for further information and details about their options.

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 29 Dec 202429/12/24
£2537£2351Special OfferDeal
Sun 05 Jan 202505/01/25
available Gatwick, Manchester
Sun 12 Jan 202512/01/25
available Gatwick, Manchester
Sun 19 Jan 202519/01/25
available Gatwick, Manchester
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available Gatwick, Manchester
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Sun 08 Feb 202608/02/26
available Gatwick, Manchester
Sun 15 Feb 202615/02/26
This package holiday to Star Arctic Hotel in Saariselka, Finland / Lapland departs Sunday 29th December 2024, 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 2024 was between €1 and €3 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 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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