Brushing up against the Arctic Circle in the heart of Finnish Lapland, these stylishly rustic chalets are perfectly positioned atop the Ounasvaara Fell, overlooking Rovaniemi and its pristine surrounds.
All chalets come with a kitchen, perfect for families looking to self-cater. There's also a good selection of restaurants in Rovaniemi, serving up all manner of Lappish treats, from Arctic char to succulent reindeer.
Suitably cosy yet typically stylish, each log cabin-style chalet features exposed beams, pine-clad walls and log-burner fireplaces, all of which sets the scene for a surprising assortment of amenities. The aforementioned kitchens are modern and sleek, while spacious living rooms come with TV, radio-CD player and WiFi. And, in true Finnish style, each chalet has its own sauna, the perfect place to warm up after exciting days of snow-bound fun.
Rovaniemi plays host to all manner of wintertime adventures, from reindeer safaris and husky-sled adventures to snowmobiling, snowshoeing and Northern Lights excursions. And, toboggans are included with the rooms, perfect for some good old-fashioned family fun. You're also right on St Nick’s doorstep, and visits to his winter village, complete with elven helpers and even an official post office, make for a truly magical experience. What’s more, with the Ounasvaara recreational area close by, you'll have direct access to 10 ski slopes and some 200 kilometres of cross-country trails. And, if you’re visiting in summer, there’s plenty to keep you entertained with berry picking, Fat Biking and even Arctic survival days.
Rovaniemi is the capital of Finnish Lapland. It’s a small, compact city that comes with a real buzz of modern shopping malls, lively bars and restaurants serving up everything from traditional cooking to French cuisine. It’s also got the rather big draw of having Santa Claus on hand – not to mention Arctic wilderness that’s perfect for snowsports and sleigh rides. It’s Christmas all year round at Santa Claus Village, about 8 kilometres north of Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle. It’s a novelty to send greetings from the Post Office here, and there’s the chance to learn about the history of Christmas traditions.