Star Arctic Hotel is located in a remote position on top of Kaunispää Mountain, just 25 minutes away from Ivalo in the heart of Finnish Lapland and 260 km north of the Arctic Circle. Boasting panoramic views overlooking the resort of Saariselkä, it provides the perfect spot for an Arctic adventure and opportunities to view the magical northern lights.
- Remote location for aurora spotting
- Winter excursions included
- High quality accommodation
- Choice of duration on full board basis
- Direct flight to Finnish Lapland
- Return flights from London Gatwick to Ivalo
- Accommodation with private bathroom
- All meals
- Transfers from/to airport
- Set activities depending on package duration
Finnish Lapland is easily accessible from the UK with direct flights between London Gatwick and Ivalo, making it a great choice for a 3 or 4 night short break, or even a week’s stay in the arctic wilderness on one of the inclusive packages available.
Star Arctic Hotel opened in December 2017 and offers full service packages including transfers from Ivalo, accommodation, full board and a wide range of winter excursions which all start directly from the hotel for its guest’s convenience. The choice of activities included does vary depending on the duration of the holiday – the longer you stay, the more experiences there are to enjoy! The list of activities can be found under the itinerary section.
As well as the winter activities available, the location is well away from the city lights and ideal to venture out in search for the aurora, a bucket list experience not to be missed in Finnish Lapland.
Saariselkä’s Ski Centre, as well as a newly-built 1.2 km long sledding slope is just a minute’s walk from the hotel, perfect for those who wish to hit the slopes.
Prices & Dates
Prices from per person, based on two adults sharing, unless stated otherwise
|Departures||Duration||Scenic view suite||Scenic view suite with sauna||Aurora glass cabin|
|01 Dec - 19 Dec 2019||3 nights||£1,728||£1,878||£1,878|
|01 Dec - 19 Dec 2019||4 nights||£2,231||£2,431||£2,431|
|01 Dec - 19 Dec 2019||7 nights||£3,476||£3,827||£3,827|
|20 Dec - 05 Jan 2020||3 nights||£1,789||£1,938||£1,938|
|20 Dec - 05 Jan 2020||4 nights||£2,310||£2,512||£2,512|
|20 Dec - 05 Jan 2020||7 nights||£3,617||£3,968||£3,968|
|06 Jan - 20 Jan 2020||3 nights||£1,607||£1,789||£1,789|
|06 Jan - 20 Jan 2020||4 nights||£2,089||£2,280||£2,280|
|06 Jan - 20 Jan 2020||7 nights||£3,194||£3,546||£3,546|
|21 Jan - 29 Feb 2020||3 nights||£1,728||£1,878||£1,878|
|21 Jan - 29 Feb 2020||4 nights||£2,231||£2,431||£2,431|
|21 Jan - 29 Feb 2020||7 nights||£3,476||£3,827||£3,827|
|01 Mar - 31 Mar 2020||3 nights||£1,687||£1,828||£1,828|
|01 Mar - 31 Mar 2020||4 nights||£2,190||£2,371||£2,371|
|01 Mar - 31 Mar 2020||7 nights||£3,396||£3,697||£3,697|
- Return flights, either direct between Gatwick and Ivalo (Thursday and Sunday only) or from London Heathrow via Helsinki to Ivalo
- Transfers between airport and hotel
- Accommodation with private bathroom
- All meals
- Activities as per itinerary
- Winter clothing for activities
- 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
- No surcharge guarantee
The prices shown are based on direct flights from London Gatwick to Ivalo with Finnair (Thursday and Sunday only). These flights operate between mid December and end of March. Flights are also available on alternative days via Helsinki. It is possible to arrange overnight accommodation in Helsinki and spend time to explore the Finnish Capital city before continuing the journey.
Itinerary & Accommodation
Itinerary & Accommodation
These all-inclusive packages include return transfers from/to Ivalo airport; full board starting with dinner on the first day to breakfast on the departure day; accommodation in your chosen room type; winter activities as detailed below and winter clothing for the activities.
The following activities are included in the different packages.
Discover Lapland - 3 night itinerary
Multi-taster Lapland experience, Snowshoe walk, Private Jacuzzi session and massage.
Lapland Experience - 4 night itinerary
Husky experience, Aurora hunting by car, Snowmobiling to gold digger’s camp, Reindeer experience, Private Jacuzzi session and massage.
Complete Lapland - 7 night itinerary
Husky experience, Aurora hunting by car, Snowmobiling to gold digger’s camp, Reindeer experience, Snow Fun Day, Private Jacuzzi session and massage.
Note, the order of these activities will be confirmed locally and each activity will be included once during your stay.
Multi-taster Lapland experience (approx. 5 hours) - a great action packed trip combining three winter experiences. After receiving instructions, you start with a snowmobile ride for approximately 1 hour to the reindeer park, where you help feed these arctic animals and a short reindeer sled ride. Then try your hand at husky sledding for a 45 minute trip, before returning by snowmobile to the hotel.
Snowshoe walk (approx. 2 hours) - head out into the wilderness and enjoy time in the wonderful snowy nature.
Husky experience (approx. 3 hours) - transfer to the husky kennels for an unforgettable husky sled trip in the snowy landscape. You are given full instructions on how to drive your own sled, before heading off in pairs, changing drivers on route. The actual husky trip lasts 90 minutes.
Aurora hunting by car (approx. 3 hours) - the exact duration and routes can vary as the guides seek the best spots for viewing the northern lights depending on weather conditions.
Snowmobiling to gold digger's camp (approx. 3-4 hours) - after receiving safety information and driving instructions you head out on the snowy trails through nature near the Saariselkä area heading to the Rainbow gold digger’s camp. Learn about local culture and history of gold panning in the area. Lunch is included by the open fire before returning to the hotel.
Reindeer experience (approx. 2 hours) - you are transferred to the reindeer park where you have a chance to meet these arctic creatures and learn about the life of a Sami herder. Enjoy a short reindeer sled ride and help feed the reindeer.
Snow Fun Day (approx. 3 hours) - a guide will escort guests from the hotel and use toboggans down the slopes, then embark on several fun activities including skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snow tubing. All equipment is provided, as well as a private lesson with a ski instructor and snacks. Guests also receive socks and a scarf as a souvenir.
Private Jacuzzi session and massage (approx. 2 hours) - warm up in a Jacuzzi followed by a relaxing massage. Choose from a facial treatment, hand massage or neck and shoulder massage.
Scenic View Suite - decorated comfortably and elegantly with a combination of modern design and Scandinavian influence. There is a small sitting area which has a sofa bed, more suited to smaller children and an upper area accessed by stairs to the bedroom with either double or twin beds, both with large scenic window. It includes bathroom with shower, free wi-fi, flat screen TV, mini-refrigerator and mini-bar and coffee & tea facilities.
Scenic View Suite with sauna - same facilities as the Scenic View Suite but slightly larger and with a separate sauna and small kitchenette.
Aurora Glass Cabin - smaller than the Scenic View Suites, better suited for couples. Above the bed is a three-panel glass design - ideal for gazing at the stars overhead and hopefully the northern lights! Includes bathroom with shower, free wi-fi, flat screen TV, mini-refrigerator and mini-bar and coffee & tea facilities.
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