Perched on a felltop with panoramic views over the lakes and forests of Syote National Park in Finnish Lapland, this secluded resort complete with a fairy tale covering of thick snow, has excellent northern lights potential and a great range of accommodation and activities. Choose from well-appointed hotels rooms, stylish suites with private saunas and outdoor jacuzzis, cottages and traditional log cabins.
- Spend the night in a traditional log cabin, snuggled up next to the fire
- Choose from a wide range of winter activities
- Enjoy access to some of Finland’s best ski slopes
- Option to stay in the unique Eagles View Suite with magnificent views
- Free use of the fabulous Arctic Spa
- Stay in a stylish Aurora Suites or the new Bear Cave Suite
- Option of Direct flight from London Gatwick
- Return flights from Gatwick to Rovaniemi
- Accommodation with private bathroom
- All breakfasts, all dinners
What makes Iso-Syote special?
This lofty resort is perched on a felltop in Syote National Park, around 150km below the Arctic Circle. Not only are the views spectacular, but the big skies and lack of artificial light pollution bode well for sightings of the aurora borealis. As an added bonus, this part of Finland often receives bumper snowfalls, causing trees to bow under the weight and creating a wonderland for winter activities.
Rooms with a view at Iso-Syote
Long-established favourites include traditional log-cabin Kelo Cottages and spacious Fjell Top Cottages. For something a little more luxurious are ten, two-storey Aurora View Suites in the main hotel building with sauna, balcony and outdoor jacuzzi, while the Eagle’s View Suite has a living room with fireplace and sauna downstairs and a double bedroom with jacuzzi nestled above. The Bear Cave Suite is new for 2018 and offers a very spacious living area with stone fireplace and Jacuzzi offering amazing views, sumptuous furnishings and a bathroom with two private sauna's – all suite have fabulous views.
Things to do at Iso-Syote
Husky sledding, snowmobiling, reindeer safaris, ice fishing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing are just some of the optional activities on offer. You can also visit the Ranua Wildlife Park or Rovaniemi’s Santa Claus Village (a must for families). Iso-Syote has a restaurant, bar and lounge, plus a Arctic Spa with heated pool, saunas and jacuzzis – perfect for relaxing in after a day exploring the area.
Prices & Dates
Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise
|Departure||Duration||Accommodation||Standard Twin Price*||Inclusive Twin Price**|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||3 Nights||Hotel Iso-Syote||£664||£918|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||4 Nights||Hotel Iso-Syote||£765||£1,019|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||7 Nights||Hotel Iso-Syote||£1,069||£1,419|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||3 Nights||Kelo Cottage||£710||£964|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||4 Nights||Kelo Cottage||£827||£1,081|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||7 Nights||Kelo Cottage||£1,178||£1,528|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||3 Nights||Eagles View Suite||£1,159||£1,413|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||4 Nights||Eagles View Suite||£1,285||£1,539|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||7 Nights||Eagles View Suite||£1,979||£2,329|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||3 Nights||Aurora View Suite||£866||£1,120|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||4 Nights||Aurora View Suite||£1,035||£1,289|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||7 Nights||Aurora View Suite||£1,542||£1,892|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||3 Nights||Bear Cave Suite||£1,186||£1,440|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||4 Nights||Bear Cave Suite||£1,462||£1,716|
|Nov 2018 - Apr 2019||7 Nights||Bear cave Suite||£2,289||£2,639|
- Return scheduled flights direct between London Gatwick and Rovaniemi with Norwegian Air
- Accommodation with private bathroom
- All breakfasts and dinners
- Transfers between airport and Iso-Syote
- 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
- No surcharge guarantee
*Standard price excludes activities
**Inclusive price includes:
- Wilderness Snowmobile Safari (3 hrs)
- Husky Sledding (2.5 hrs)
- Snowshoe rental for 1 day (on 3 & 4 night packages)
- Traditional Reindeer Safari (2.5 hrs) on 7 night package
- Prices are based on low season period: 01 Nov – 08 Dec 2018; 13 Jan – 02 Feb 2019 and 24 Mar – 13 Apr 2019. Supplements apply for all other periods.
- Child prices are on request and based on children aged 11 or under sharing with two adults.
- Single occupancy prices on request basis.
- Availability over Christmas and New Year is very limited.
Flight departure information:
Prices are based on direct flights with Norwegian air from Gatwick to Rovaniemi operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only, subject to availability. There are also direct flights from Gatwick to Rovaniemi with Easyjet, operating on Wednesday and Sunday, as well as daily flights with Finnair operating between London Heathrow and Oulu, Kuusamo or Rovaniemi via Helsinki, which may carry a supplement and involve a stopover in Helsinki.
Itinerary & Accommodation
Itinerary & Accommodation
Fly to Rovaniemi, Oulu or Kuusamo and transfer to Iso-Syöte. Transfer times vary from 90 minutes to 2 hours. Check into your accommodation for your stay.
Spend your time at Iso-Syote enjoying the winter experience - relax in front of a roaring fire in your traditional log cabin or in the comfortable hotel rooms and suites, or get out into the wilderness and enjoy this pristine northern beauty. Ski, husky-sled or snowmobile through the fresh powder or cut a hole in the ice and try your hand at ice-fishing. And don't forget to head out on an evening snowmobile safari in pursuit of the jewel of the Finnish wilderness, the northern lights.
Check out and transfer to Oulu, Kuusamo or Rovaniemi airport for your flight home.
The above itinerary is based on a 3 night stay, but a longer duration allows you the chance to take part in more winter activities and more opportunities for Northern Light sightings, please speak to our travel specialist for details.
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