A small and friendly hotel with great views over the snowy fells, offering accommodation in rooms, cabins and suites this is a fantastic place from which to experience Finnish Lapland. With a restaurant, bar and lounge on site, plus the Arctic Spa with heated pool, saunas and jacuzzis, there is plenty of space in which to relax after a day exploring the area.
The variety of accommodation includes stylish hotel rooms, a selection of cosy log cabins, fell top cottages and some unique suites with superb facilities. The Iso-Syote Hotel has en suite twin rooms with fantastic views of the scenic surrounds, and there are traditional semi-detached log cabins nestled amongst the trees or larger cottages on the top of the fell with far reaching views. A very popular choice is the luxurious Eagles View Suite – on two floors the suite features a lounge and sitting area with cosy fireplace, private sauna, jacuzzi and stunning panoramic views from the hill top. The two-storey Aurora Suites, situated in the main building include a large window at the end of the bed looking out onto their own private jacuzzi on the balcony, a perfect spot for aurora watching. Introduced for the 2018 season is the Bear Cave Suite, a large lavish suite with double bed, lounge area with large stone fireplace and indoor Jacuzzi and two private sauna’s – a Turkish steam sauna and regular Finnish sauna. The round glass facade connects you to the outside with far reaching views and facing the north for aurora spotting.
- Standard hotel room en suite bathroom, hairdryer, cable TV and telephone
- Kelo Cottage; one bedroom with a small lounge area, kitchenette, bathroom and sauna
- Fell Top Cottage; three bedrooms with a lounge area, fully fitted kitchen, two bathrooms and sauna
- Aurora Suites; located in the main hotel, split level with panoramic window, private sauna, jacuzzi on the balcony and two bathrooms
- Eagles View Suite; over two floors with glass roof, cosy fireplace, spacious lounge, private sauna and jacuzzi
- Bear Cave Suite; large lounge area with Jacuzzi, stone fireplace, two sauna’s; great views.
- Arctic Spa with pool, sauna and jacuzzi
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- Located next to ski slopes
- Ski hire available
- Winter activities available at hotel and can be pre-booked
There are 20 traditional and sturdy Kelo-style semi-detached cottages, set amongst the trees, all within walking distance of the hotel which offers an extensive breakfast, included in the price of your holiday. There is a track down from the hotel and cabins to the other facilities in the resort, a stunning walk of around 30-40 minutes but there are several free buses throughout the day should you prefer. Every cabin has its own veranda and sleeps up to four (2 adults and 2 children), although we do recommend this for couples due to space. They comprise a living area with small sofabed and fireplace, kitchenette, twin bedroom, bathroom including a private sauna. There is a minimum stay of 3 nights in the cabins.
Fell Top Cottages
On the very top of Iso-Syote fell there are 16 wooden cottages with not surprisingly, the best views of all, looking out over the entire area. These two storey cottages are built to a high specification in magnificent natural surrounds and can accommodate up to eight. On the ground floor there is a living room with fireplace, armchairs and a sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchen (with cooker, fridge, dishwasher, oven, microwave, coffeemaker etc), a dining area, one double bedroom and private facilities – shower, WC and sauna plus a drying cabinet. On the first floor there are two further bedrooms (each with twin beds), a loft and a second bathroom. For those travelling as a group, two of these cottages have been built with interconnecting doors meaning they can be used as a 6-bed property but even if your group isn’t as large as this, these cottages are ideal for a friends and family getaway. There is a minimum stay of 3 nights in the cottages.
Eagles View Suite
A unique and spacious suite located on the south corner of the hotel with magnificent views. The walls and ceiling of the first floor bedroom are made of glass offering uninterrupted views of the scenic surrounds and with luck, aurora displays above and beyond. There is also a private jacuzzi with a window into the bedroom. On the ground floor there is the living room with a log burner fireplace and comfortable seating area arranged around a large tree which extends upstairs, its branches reaching out over the circular bed. There is a bathroom with private sauna.
Aurora View Suites
The split level Aurora View Suites are in the main building, and include panoramic windows. Each suite comprises of a bedroom on the top floor, looking out onto a balcony where the private jacuzzi is situated. There is also a seating area and small kitchenette. On the lower level, there is a sofa bed, suitable for younger children. The suites also have a private sauna and two bathrooms.
Facilities & Activities
Iso-Syote has direct access to fifteen pistes with many of the slopes illuminated at night. Although the terrain is best suited to beginners and intermediate skiers with straight smooth runs from top to bottom, more advanced skiers will enjoy the opportunities in the powder fields through the trees. The constant subzero temperatures that are the norm through the winter here, stop the snow from melting and keep it light and powdery for weeks, sometimes months on end, which is good news for snowboard fans! The ski resort is fully open from mid-December and if you travel earlier in the season the slopes are open at weekends (depending on snow conditions). All ski facilities are available to book locally and not available to pre-book.
As well as skiing, Iso-Syote also offers a range of excursions, from husky sledding, reindeer safari, snowmobile excursions and trips to view the incredible dance of the northern lights, so there is plenty to keep you busy on this popular winter holiday.
The hotel recently introduced an Arctic Spa, a facility offered to guests to relax and revitalise after a day in the snow. There are two spacious saunas, hydrojets in the swimming pool and outside on the terrace are two hot tubs with fantastic views of the valley. They also offer a full range of body and beauty treatments at an additional price and available to book at the hotel reception.
Being centrally located between three airports – Rovaniemi (2.5 hours transfer time); Oulu (2 hours) and Kuusamo (1 hour), means a greater choice of flights connecting through Helsinki.
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