Located on top of Kaunispää Mountain, Star Arctic Hotel is located in Saariselka in the Finnish Lapland Region. Each room features large windows to view the surrounding nature and if lucky, the Northern Lights during winter. A shared sauna is also available. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. You will find a coffee machine and a kettle in the room. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. Extras include bathrobes and slippers. A mix of traditional Lappish cuisine and modern dishes are available at the on site restaurant. Wine tasting are also held on site next to the fireplace. There is also a gift shop featuring Sami handcrafted goods. A selection of activities are offered in the area, such as skiing, husky and wildlife safaris, and ice fishing. The hotel also offers ski equipment hire and ski storage. Ivalo Airport is 17 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Star Arctic Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 9, 2017

Nearby Ski Lifts:
  • Tuolihissi Triple Lift - 250 feet
  • Ankkurihissi 3 T-bar - 600 feet
  • Sompahissi Lift - 3,350 feet
  • Ankkurihissi 1 T-bar - 3,400 feet
  • Ankkurihissi 2 T-bar - 3,450 feet

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free parking available at the hotel



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Room Type
Bedroom :
2 twin beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
Bedroom :
2 twin beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Saariselka
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  • Jill
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The room was very nice. The Aurora Hut windows were amazing. And even though it was cloudy and we didn't see the northern lights, we enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly. It snowed a ton our last night, and we had to leave early to get...
  • Angela
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Our stay here was everything we could’ve wanted and more! The hotel is very nice and had everything we needed, including activities like snowmobiling. the location is prime - it’s close enough to the village and in a good spot to potentially see...
  • Tuba
    The staff were very friendly and really wanted to help us . The food was amazing, exceeded our expectations every time , and the rooms and the view were excellent There is no single fault in this place , I can't wait till I come back again. Thank you
  • Joanna
    Hong KongHong Kong
    Room with Sauna is big and comfortable. Breakfast buffet has many choices of food.
  • Yanika
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    the rooms were beautiful and the sunset every day was wonderful from the room
  • Tanusha
    What a sight to behold. The staffs especially Nette was incredible. Super helpful and always giving us options. But the night we had there were amazing. Could not have asked for more. We booked the aurora cabin and it was the best stay ever !
  • Rocio
    The location is on the top of a fell, and it is very good for seeing the northern lights. The breakfast is good. The stuff is very friendy. It is also well located for skiing.
  • Łukasz
    Great price to quality ratio. Personnel was very helpful when snow blizzard came.
  • Chrisa33_
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Amazing location with views across Saariselkä from up on a hill - we went in autumn and it was beautiful. Very cosy rooms with views of the night skies (we were lucky enough to catch the northern lights from our room). Excellent restaurant and...
  • Gaurav
    Spectacular location to see stars and northern lights.

Property questions and answers
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  • Is there still snow around in April 4th-6th? Also are husky sled and reindeer sleigh available to book at your hotel?

    Hello, thank you for your question! There is still plenty of snow in Saariselkä area in early April and the snow conditions are usually excellent unti..
    Answered on 14 January 2020
  • Hi. i am planning to come in November 2021. what is the chance of seeing the northern lights from the hotel in november?

    Hi, Our hotel is located on top of a fell, from which the chances to see the Northern Lights are very good. The best chances to see them is during the..
    Answered on 18 December 2020
  • Hoeveel slaap plaatsen heeft dit challet?

    Hello! The Aurora Glass Cabin have 1 double bed in the middle of the room, and 2 single beds on both sides of the double bed, so basically the Cabin ..
    Answered on 4 September 2019
  • What is the closest airport. and how far is it from the hotel?

    Hello, Thank you for your message. The nearest airport is Ivalo airport and it is about 28 km from our hotel. :) Have a lovely day! Best Regards, Star..
    Answered on 14 October 2022
  • Hello, we are planning on coming to the resort on 3-6 Jan 2022. Does the Hotel provide appropriate snow gear e.g. clothing such as snow suits/ boots a..

    Hi. Winter gear is always included to our outdoor activities, and if you book at least 2 activities, you can keep the gear for the whole stay. Otherwi..
    Answered on 16 November 2021
  • We wish to book but we have3 children a 7yrs, 5yrs and 3yrs. We want 1 room together. Is this possible? What can we do to stay together?

    Hi, Yes, this is possible. We have two 2-floor sauna suites, which are the best to accommodate two persons upstairs, two on sofa bed downstairs, as w..
    Answered on 8 January 2021
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant Kaunis
    • Cuisine
      Local • Asian • International • European
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free

Amenities of Star Arctic Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski-in, ski-out access
  • Ski storage
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Open-air bath
    Additional charge
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    Additional charge
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Finnish

House rules

Star Arctic Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Star Arctic Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Star Arctic Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Star Arctic Hotel

  • Check-in at Star Arctic Hotel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Star Arctic Hotel on this page.

  • Room options at Star Arctic Hotel include:

    • Suite
    • Chalet

  • Star Arctic Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Bike tours
    • Open-air bath

  • Star Arctic Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant Kaunis

  • Guests staying at Star Arctic Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free

  • The prices at Star Arctic Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Star Arctic Hotel is 1 miles from the center of Saariselka. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.