Star Arctic Hotel

The best that Lapland has to offer

Our Story

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. Imagine the wildness bathing in the 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. Therefore, we want to share our love with you by connecting you with the best that Finnish Lapland has to offer.

Design & Service

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.

We have been awarded as The Best Luxury Hotel (2020) and Travellers Choice by Tripadvisor (2020). We offer high quality services, including restaurant Kaunis, saunas, transportation, Wilderness Center and more. In addition we offer a wide range of activities for our guests, to make their trip to Lapland unforgettable.


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. Highway 75 runs through the area, along the road to the Arctic Sea. It is only 25 km away from Ivalo International Airport.

Sustainable Choice

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 Lapland in a sustainable way, we are your ecofriendly choice.

Opening hours

Star Arctic Hotel

Restaurant kaunis

Special arrangements

It is also possible to order Romantic Packages to the room to wait you upon arrival or if wished, to tailor any experience for your needs.