Hotels are the main type of accommodation in Finland’s winter resorts, and range from cosy, simple lodgings to some of the most luxurious properties we’ve seen. Nearly all have terrific locations, with doorstep skiing or the village’s main attractions right next door. And if you’re keen not to miss a certain spectacular natural wonder, most staff offer a wake-up service if the northern lights make an appearance.
One thing Finnish Lapland isn’t short of in wintertime is snow, and a lot of the resorts are created to ensure you’re stepping right out onto it. Our best ski in, ski out hotels in Finland are in the village centre too, putting you near everything you’ll need.
To save children having to trump about in ski boots, a lot of the resorts here sensibly provide sledges to pull them along on, making getting around fun for sprogs and less hassle for grownups.
Lapland holidays are a once-in-a-lifetime event for many, and to make your stay even more special there are some incredible high end hotels. On top of fine restaurants and wellness facilities, there are some wonderful facilities out there, like Levitunturi Spa Hotel’s awesome water world with its SEVENTEEN indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
The bigger hotels have a collection of buffets, cafes and restaurants serving a mix of international classics and traditional Lappish food (if you haven’t tried it yet, reindeer stew is delicious).
B&B, Half Board and Full Board are the main meal plans in the hotels here, letting you choose somewhere to stay that suits your dining preferences and budget. B&B is a good option if you want to get to know the resort, finding local restaurants for lunches and dinners. Half Board saves you from having to dash back at lunch, but provides your first and last meals of the day on site. Full board’s a favourite for families, serving all you’ll need to eat in one place – paid for before you depart to make budgeting simple.
|Hotel||Ski resort||Price (per person)|
|Design Hotel Levi 5*||Levi||£ 1449|
|Santa's Hotel Riekonlinna 4*||Saariselka||£ 1149|
|Santa's Hotel Tunturi 4*||Saariselka||£ 1139|
|Holiday Club Spa Hotel 4*||Saariselka||£ 839|
|Gielas Hotel 4*||Saariselka||£ 899|
|Yllas Saaga Spa Hotel 4.5*||Yllas||£ 969|
|Santa's Holiday Club 4*||Saariselka||£ 1159|
|Santa's Star Arctic Hotel 4*||Saariselka||£ 1429|
|Star Arctic Hotel 5*||Saariselka||£ 1494|
|Levi Hotel Spa (Levitunturi) 4.5*||Levi||£ 919|