Snow coated trees, miles of rugged hillside landscapes and piercing blue skies are some of the sights that are sure to take your breath away at Hotel Iso-Syöte. Located right on the border of southern Lapland, this boutique-style hotel is a true gem, offering a real sense of place with log cabins and striking snow-capped views. Surrounded by a landscape unlike anywhere else in the world, this is the perfect opportunity to experience the untamed wilderness at its most magnificent. Winters at the Hotel Iso-Syöte are absolutely magical. The nights draw in quickly, and with clear dark skies, there’s a good chance of glimpsing the anticipated Northern Lights.
For something really exceptional, stay in one of the Aurora View Suites. Located at the top of the hotel, these rooms are best placed for the most incredible views, while the interior gives off an authentically cosy feel with walls made from reindeer fences. However, the true highlight is sure to be the private balcony with its own Jacuzzi. Enclosed by a glass ceiling, the night sky glitters away above.
When it’s time to leave the suite, there’s no shortage of adventure. With professional guides available, a weekly programme of activities is on offer including snow mobile safaris, reindeer farm visits, husky safaris, snowshoe hikes and ice fishing trips to name a few. In summer, there’s still plenty to do including biking, hiking and canoeing. For those looking for looking for a little more relaxation, the Arctic Spa is not to be missed. With views over the frozen landscape outside, there’s a traditional Finnish sauna and steam bath available, along with a hot tub and hydrotherapy pool - the perfect way to warm up after a day in the snow.