Located in a quiet spot on the fringes of a vast wilderness, the Northern Lights Village offers both Aurora Cabins and Ice Suites. The Aurora Cabins are spacious and cosy, each featuring a king-sized bed, wooden walls for total privacy and a laser-heated glass roof that allows you to snuggle up and watch the northern lights flickering high above you without having to venture outside. The Ice Suites are - as the name suggests - built entirely from snow and ice. The temperature inside hovers at a bracing -2 to -8 degrees Celsius, and the low temperature is said to aid better sleep. The beds are made with reindeer hides and thermal sleeping bags to help keep you warm, and the hotel has warm clothes for you to borrow free of charge if you find yourself getting chilly.
The hotel is only 350m from the nearby town of Saariselkä where you'll find a supermarket, a spa, restaurants and even a bowling alley. There are plenty of activities on offer at the hotel itself, such as aurora hunting, husky sledding, and snow-shoeing, all of which depart from the hotel yard. A real treat at the Northern Lights Village is the reindeer paddock, where friendly reindeer come to eat and meet guests every morning.
The Ice Bar & Restaurant is, like the Ice Suites, built entirely of ice and offers a unique arctic dining experience. The more temperate restaurant Kota offers first-rate Lappish cuisine made from tasty, locally-sourced ingredients.