Northern Lights - Karesuando
Northern Lights - Karesuando

Davvi Hotel

Northern Lights - Karesuando
Northern Lights - Karesuando

Davvi Cabin

Northern Lights - Karesuando
Northern Lights - Karesuando

Davvi restaurant

Northern Lights - Karesuando
Northern Lights - Karesuando

Davvi Hotel

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Northern Lights

in Karesuando

3, 4 & 7 nights in Northern Lapland

Overview

Far away from the concrete ski hotels and glaring commercialism of mass market winter resorts, true Lapland is a land of tranquility, stunning natural beauty and warm and welcoming communities. The region perches on the edge of a vast wilderness that has nurtured the nomadic Sami people for generations and is just waiting for you to explore.​

Please note: This itinerary is aimed at adults or older children only. Minimum age 12.

3 & 4 nights - November / December
3 & 4 nights - January / March
7 nights - January / March
Festive Lights
3 & 4 nights - November - December
 
Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
Duration: Two hours
 
An evening excursion when, with the night sky overhead, you head out through the wilderness to a vantage point in the hope of seeing the fabled and magical Northern Lights. Two adults share a snowmobile.
 
Call of the Wild Husky Safari
Duration: One and a half hours
 
An unforgettable adventure into the wilderness, pulled by your own team of beautiful huskies. Two adults share a sled and dog team.
 
Reindeer Camp
Duration: Approx two and a half hours
 
Learn about herding and lassoing reindeer from reindeer farmers. Then venture into the wilderness on a reindeer sleigh safari.
 
* Dates and times of activities will be notified on arrival.  
Northern Lights
3 & 4 nights - January - March
 
Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
Duration: Two hours
 
An evening excursion when, with the night sky overhead, you head out through the wilderness to a vantage point in the hope of seeing the fabled and magical Northern Lights. Two adults share a snowmobile.
Northern Lights Forest Trek
Duration: One Hour
You will be guided on a walk through the forest to a spectacular viewpoint, overlooking the border-village of Karesuando. From here, you may be lucky enough to witness the Northern Lights dancing above the village.
 
Call of the Wild Husky Safari
Duration: One and a half hours
 
An unforgettable adventure into the wilderness, pulled by your own team of beautiful huskies. Two adults share a sled and dog team.
 
Reindeer Camp
Duration: Approx two and a half hours
 
Learn about herding and lassoing reindeer from reindeer farmers. Then venture into the wilderness on a reindeer sleigh safari.
Snowshoe Introduction (only on 4 night breaks)
Duration: Two hours
This guided snowshoe tour is a fun and simple introduction to an age-old means of traversing the Arctic winter terrain.
 
* Dates and times of activities will be notified on arrival.  
Aurora Hunter
7 nights - January - March
 
Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari
Duration: Two hours
 
An evening excursion when, with the night sky overhead, you head out through the wilderness to a vantage point in the hope of seeing the fabled and magical Northern Lights. Two adults share a snowmobile.
Northern Lights Forest Trek
Duration: One Hour
You will be guided on a walk through the forest to a spectacular viewpoint, overlooking the border-village of Karesuando. From here, you may be lucky enough to witness the Northern Lights dancing above the village.
 
Call of the Wild Husky Safari
Duration: One and a half hours
 
An unforgettable adventure into the wilderness, pulled by your own team of beautiful huskies. Two adults share a sled and dog team.
 
Reindeer Camp
Duration: Approx two and a half hours
 
Learn about herding and lassoing reindeer from reindeer farmers. Then venture into the wilderness on a reindeer sleigh safari.
Snowshoe Introduction (only on 4 night breaks)
Duration: Two hours
This guided snowshoe tour is a fun and simple introduction to an age-old means of traversing the Arctic winter terrain.
Sami Museum
The small Sámi museum at Hetta (about 50 mins drive) provides a fascinating insight into the culture and traditions of the Sámi people.
Knife Factory
Duration: Minimum One Hour
Situated on the Swedish side of Karesuando, the trip includes a brief tour of this traditional knife factory and an opportunity to see the importance of knives in everyday Sámi life.
 
* Dates and times of activities will be notified on arrival.  

Accommodation Details

Arctic Star Hotel

Overview

Situated on the outskirts of Swedish Karesuando, the Arctic Star is a traditional and friendly hotel offering superb views over both the majestic Muonio River and the Kaarevaara fell. Here, you are well placed to explore Karesuando on foot, dropping in at Sweden’s most northerly church, paying a visit to the local museum and regularly crossing the Finnish-Swedish border.

Whilst simple and comfortable, the hotel has recently undergone a programme of modernisation and has all the essentials you need for a good stay including an open plan bar and dining area. The rooms are simple and cosy, with room upgrades available. You may also be interested in the Davvi Arctic Lodge, located on the Finnish side of Karesuando.

Your stay will be on a full-board basis. Meals are taken at the hotels' on-site restaurant and drinks can be purchased from the adjacent bar.

Northern Lights - Karesuando
Northern Lights - Karesuando

Arctic Star hotel

Northern Lights - Karesuando
Northern Lights - Karesuando

Northern lights

Northern Lights - Karesuando
Northern Lights - Karesuando

Northern lights

Northern Lights - Karesuando
Northern Lights - Karesuando

Arctic Star hotel

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Davvi Arctic Lodge
(January - March only)

Overview

The Davvi Arctic Lodge is a charming, simple hotel set on a quiet, secluded hillside in the border-village of Karesuando. The beautiful restaurant, its circular design inspired by the shape of a Sami reindeer corral, is the hotel’s centrepiece and from here you can enjoy panoramic views over the snow-covered hillside to Swedish Lapland located just across the border.

Deep in the heart of True Lapland, and located on the official Northern Lights route, Karesuando offers once-in-life-time Arctic experiences without the crowds. For those looking to stay in the Swedish side of the village we also offer Northern Light stays at the Arctic Star hotel.

Northern Lights - Karesuando
Northern Lights - Karesuando

Davvi hotel

Northern Lights - Karesuando
Northern Lights - Karesuando

Davvi hotel

Northern Lights - Karesuando
Northern Lights - Karesuando

Davvi cabin

Northern Lights - Karesuando
Northern Lights - Karesuando

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Resort Details

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Karesuando

Karesuando is a twin village located on both sides of the border between Sweden and Finland (Karesuvanto) with a population of just over 1,000.  Situated approx 300km north of the Arctic Circle and located amid majestic, undisturbed and imposing scenery, Karesuando is home to Sweden's most northerly church.  ​  The village is set on the edge of a vast wilderness where beauty, nature and wildlife abound. From the hill Kaare-vaara you have a fantastic view of Sweden,Finland, Norway and the mountain Pältsa.