Wilderness Center

Genuine Wilderness Atmosphere

Activities | Restaurant | Events

Unique Experiences

Finished in autumn 2019, our brand-new Wilderness Center plays an important part in delivering unique experiences in the far north. The Wilderness Center offers a peaceful setting in a genuine wilderness atmosphere within a short driving distance from Saariselkä. Our aim is to show our guests the best parts of Lapland what is comes to the locations, activities and restaurant services.

Unforgettable Activities

The Wilderness Center serves as a base camp for the majority of our activities. Meet our furry friends – Siberian huskies and reindeer at the Wilderness Center or try out your luck with ice-fishing on our private lake. We offer activities for guests of all ages, and activity durations vary between 2 to 5 hours. Find detailed activity descriptions on our activities page or Star Arctic Activities brochure.

Local Cuisine

The Star Arctic Wilderness Restaurant serves delicious meals made of local ingredients, and the meals are included in our longer tours. The Wilderness Center Restaurant has 80 seats and serves as the venue for meals included in our activities. The Wilderness Center Restaurant has toilets and is licensed for also alcohol serving.

Private Arrangements

Are you planning a private dinner, conference, wedding or another private event? The Wilderness Center’s venues and restaurant services are group friendly and our sales team is happy to help you with any private arrangements.


For enquiries and more information, please contact us by e-mail at reception@stararctichotel.com

How to get there

  • The Wilderness Center is located a 20-minute drive away from the hotel and less than 10 minutes from the Ivalo international airport.
  • Activities booked from the hotel include transfers between the Star Arctic Hotel and our Wilderness Center.  It is possible to arrive to the Wilderness Center by own bus.
  • Address: Rovaniementie 1332. This address marks the crossing of a small road by the main road. Kindly contact us for more detailed driving instructions and exact coordinates.

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