Nestled in Finnish Lapland’s wintry wilds yet within walking distance of Rovaniemi’s Santa Claus Village, Nova Skyland Hotel offers an epic nature holiday and festive city break all in one.
There are four accommodation styles all with modern Scandinavian décor set amongst the tranquil forest. Sleeping between two and eight people, each apartment boasts a warming sauna and inspiring floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the wilderness surroundings. The Aurora Honeymoon Suite is perfect for couples, with a skylight in the bedroom to view star-filled skies and the magical glow of Aurora Borealis. Guests can relax by the open fireplace or in the sauna, then watch wild reindeer from the furnished outdoor deck.
Luxury Nordic Cottage have fully equipped kitchens and sleep up to eight guests, ideal for larger families and groups of friends. These stunning cottages offer two bedrooms and sofa beds in the living room.
The on-site Nova restaurant serves Lappish and Asian specialities, all made using fresh local ingredients, serving breakfast and lunch buffets and à la carte options in the evening. Skilful chefs can cater to those with special diets and can create meals for children.
The hotel is located in Rovaniemi, known as the ‘official hometown of Santa Claus’. Just 200m away is Santa Claus Village, which guests can visit year-round to see Father Christmas and send a postcard from the post office. Guests of the hotel can also cross the Arctic Circle, the southernmost latitude in the Northern Hemisphere, and receive a complimentary certificate to prove it!