In early 2016, two families who shared the same passion decided to establish a hotel on the top of the Kaunispää in Saariselkä. Why? The reason is simple – we are in love with this Arctic region. The beauty of Finnish Lapland is so pure and powerful, like when the wildness is bathing in the aureate light of the midnight sun or the Aurora Borealis dancing in the sky. Here, it’s like living in a dream from which you don’t want to wake up, a spell you are completely mesmerized by. Therefore, we want to share our love with you by connecting you with the best that Finnish Lapland has to offer.
Star Arctic Hotel is a certified environment-friendly company. We carefully chose our exterior design to blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings. From inside the hotel or any room, you are able to experience the full view of Saariselkä and conveniently admire the northern lights.
Our ambition is to provide attentive and friendly service that can make your trip unforgettable because it is our joy for being part of your wonderful memory. In the end, all we want to say is that we just can’t have enough of Lapland!
Star Arctic Hotel is located on the top of the Kaunispää “Beautiful Peak” in Saariselkä near Ivalo, 270 km north of the Arctic Circle in Lapland, Finland.
Saariselkä’s Ski Centre as well as a as well as a newly-built 1.8 km long toboggan run are just a minute’s walking distance from the hotel.
There is an excellent transportation network in the area, despite laying in the heart of the Arctic. The European highway number 75 runs through the area, along the road to the Arctic Sea. It is only 25 kilometres away from Ivalo International Airport, which has regular direct flights from Helsinki and seasonally direct flights from London and Frankfurt.
Here, the Nordic modern civilization is perfectly integrated with Lapland’s own unique culture, which are all surrounded by a pure and touchless natural environment with a beautiful and unique arctic landscape.
Star Arctic Hotel is committed to reducing the environmental impacts of tourism. Our hotel uses geothermal heat in all the hotel rooms and in the main building, and the extra heat that our kitchen produces is collected and used to heat the premises. Our hotel is powered by renewable energy and our restaurant menu is based on local ingredients to minimize the CO2 emissions during your stay with us. If you would like to experience beautiful Lapland in a sustainable way, we are your ecofriendly choice.
Enjoy a perfect view while dining. We offer both traditional Lappish dishes and modern cuisine.
The privately bookable saunas at the Star Arctic Hotel are traditional yet stylish and modern. In connection with the larger sauna, there is a landscaped terrace with an outdoor hot tub. From the large landscape windows of the saunas, you can admire the endless fell landscape, the sunsets of autumn and the northern lights in the frosty night.
We offer transportation services for our guests including transports from and to Ivalo International Airport and Saariselkä village. Transfers need to be booked in advance or at the same time when booking accommodation.