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Surrounded by nature and hiking trails, Vaattunki Wilderness Resort is located 24 km from Rovaniemi city centre. Set in the Arctic Circle hiking region, it is also possible to watch The Northern Lights from this property. Guests can choose from chalets, huts and guest rooms. The two-bedroom chalet provides a private sauna, bathroom and small kitchenette. Panorama Huts provide fridge and private bathroom and in guest rooms bathrooms are either shared or private. At Vaattunki Wilderness Resort you will find communal sauna and outdoor hot tub which are bookable when the resort is open during the winter season. Meals can be pre-ordered from the property while shuttle service is also bookable. Santa Claus Village - Main Post Office is located 16 km away and Arktikum Science Centre is 24 km from the property. Rovaniemi Airport is 18 km away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Vaattunki Wilderness Resort has been welcoming guests since 19 Dec 2014.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Breakfast info


Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
Bedroom 1:
2 single beds
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


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  • Ernesto
    Great location, the facilities were very well mantained, and clean. The cottages are great and simple for a weekend visit.
  • Christine
    This was the best place ever. Hidden in pure nature. Safartica is on-site and breakfast and dinners were great. I would return without any hesitation back here!! We had a blast!
  • Dimple
    The place was away from the city and it was so perfect it was breathtakingly beautiful and loved my stay i was alone and yet felt so safe everyone was helpful and so kind i would love to go back again and the cherry on the cake was the...
  • Martina
    Peaceful and beautiful place. The room was clean and you can find inside everything you need. Kind and friendly staff, we loved the breakfast. This place is amazing
  • Koral
    maybe the best location in rovaniemi, we felt so lucky that we didnt prefer santa village!!! room was hot but hot water is limited in cabins so be careful about that... nature is awesome, you'll have a loooong tracking pathways, just enjoy it...
  • S
    The location was not too far from Rovaniemi, but a car was necessary to arrive at the hotel. The cabins were equipped with everything necessary: a little bathroom including soap & body wash, a mini kitchen consisting of a microwave, a kettle, a...
  • Caroline
    small size (25 cabins) - exclusive cabins with window-wall on the woods no commercial pressure to do activities with Safartica ( a very big safari organisation that owns the resort) very clean free cross-country skis for use very quiet friendly...
  • Korawit
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Worth the price. Saw the Northern lights from the hotel, amazing experiences. Love the campfire and that one husky sitting around. The breakfast is good as well.
  • Tanyathorn
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Nice panorama view. Expensive but worth to try once.
  • Sumit
    reception was badly coordinated. could be my affinity for English. forced to pay taxi fare even when there is a shuttle. badly communicated. receptionist was good, but tough to communicate. not ideal for an international crowd. she did her best...

Property questions and answers
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  • How long does it take from the airport? Is that okey to go and back to the Santa village by taxi? Easy to take a taxi?

    Transfer is ca. 20 minutes from RVN airport to Arctic Circle Wilderness resort. During the winter we have shuttle bus service between Wilderness resor..
    Answered on 9 December 2019
  • Hi! Do you have free shuttle bus to Santa’s Village?

    Hi, Yes, we do. Everyday leaving at 10:30am and returning from Santa Village 4:45pm. Thank you
    Answered on 21 February 2023
  • Hi, we are 2 adults and a 2 year old baby. It suggests to book 2 rooms ? Can you please clarify? Can we book 1 room and add a Cot? Also, what are the..

    Hello! Family of 4 can fit in one Riverside Apartment, in two Panorama Huts, in two Stella rooms or in two Aurora rooms. Stella rooms are not recommen..
    Answered on 2 December 2022
  • What activities do you have in February? And is it possible to see northern lights from the property? Are shuttles to Santa-village /snow mobile free?

    All of our activities are operating normally during February. It is a good month to see auroras and our property is well located for that. We offer sn..
    Answered on 22 January 2022
  • Hi There, I’d like to do a booking in January. However, is it possible to observe northern light from your location? Do you have often at the moment ?

    Our resort is perfect for observing the northern lights as we are located pretty far from the city center's light pollution! For example the past two ..
    Answered on 5 January 2023
  • do you arrange train station pick up if so please advise how much is cost?

    Hello, yes we do offer the transfers from the Rovaniemi train station as well. If you would like to book this service please approach our Wild Nordic ..
    Answered on 1 February 2022
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Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Ravintola #1
    • Cuisine
      Local • European
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Vaattunki Wilderness Resort
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Beachfront
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour desk
    • Packed lunches
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Sauna
      Additional charge
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Finnish

    House rules

    Vaattunki Wilderness Resort takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 16:00 to 20:00


    From 07:30 to 11:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 3 years
    Cot upon request
    € 20 per child, per night
    4+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 63 per person, per night

    Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

    Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this reservation. During your stay you can pay for any extras using Maestro, ​Mastercard, ​Visa and American Express .

    The fine print

    Please note that the reception is closed during the summer season. After booking, you will receive check-in instructions from Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort via email.

    Please note that the property cannot be reached by public transportation.

    Please inform Vaattunki Wilderness Resort in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    Ravintola #1 is closed from Fri 30 Jun 2023 until Wed 15 Nov 2023

    FAQs about Vaattunki Wilderness Resort

    • Room options at Vaattunki Wilderness Resort include:

      • Chalet
      • Triple
      • Twin

    • Vaattunki Wilderness Resort offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Sauna
      • Hiking
      • Fishing
      • Beachfront
      • Beach
      • Walking tours

    • Vaattunki Wilderness Resort is 8.1 miles from the centre of Rovaniemi. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Vaattunki Wilderness Resort has 1 restaurant:

      • Ravintola #1

    • Check-in at Vaattunki Wilderness Resort is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • The prices at Vaattunki Wilderness Resort may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Guests staying at Vaattunki Wilderness Resort can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.1).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental