Wilderness Center

Genuine Wilderness Atmosphere
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Unique Experiences

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Get to know Wilderness Center and some of most popular activities.

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 – 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.

Wilderness Restaurant

Wiltsu Wilderness Restaurant, located in between our Husky and Reindeer farms in the middle of our beautiful wilderness-like surroundings offers delicious dishes honoring local ingredients. We welcome you to enjoy the Wilderness Restaurant cozy atmosphere and warm lunch during all our morning and daytime safaris, as well as with our Northern Light Wilderness Dinner experience.

Northern Light Wilderness Dinner experience gathers together a menu packed with wonderful Lappish tastes cooked by open fire in a 3-course menu. The experience evening includes transportation from Star Arctic Hotel or Saariselkä village. If you’re lucky, you’ll also get to taste the sweetness of Lappish night and see the northern lights! Bookings via our activities page.


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 reservations@stararctichotel.com

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