The Star Arctic Hotel is connected with the best that Lapland has to offer, pure magical nature, clean environment and exciting local culture.
Located in a unique spot on top of the Kaunispää mountain with a spectacular view over Saariselkä welcome to a once in a lifetime journey in the heart of Lapland, the hotel is an architectural masterpiece, blending modern design with the surrounding nature’s beauty.
The hotel has a restaurant and bar, sauna, shop and transport. Here the Nordic modern civilization is perfectly integrated with Lapland’s own unique culture, which is surrounded by a pure and untouched natural environment with a beautiful and unique arctic landscape.
The Star Arctic Hotel sauna is a unique and exotic design on its own. The sauna includes a scenic view terrace and jacuzzi where visitors might enjoy a drink and admire the arctic scenery and the Northern Lights just after experiencing a traditional Finnish sauna.
Magical Mythical Lapland
Finnish Lapland is a close as reality gets for those who dream of a Winter Wonderland. 24-hour sunlight in the Summer months replace the dark winter days and the hustle and bustle of towns and ski resorts are just minutes away from the peace and quiet of the wild wilderness of Lapland.
Lapland is made up of 190,000 Reindeers, 749 fells and 1 Santa Claus.
Finland is one of the best places on Earth to spot the Northern Lights, they appear on more than 200 nights a year, the thrills of witnessing the AuroraBorealiss is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Rovaniemi, Santa Claus hometown, is a highly popular destination during the winter season. Located right at the confluence of the rivers Kemijoki and Ounasjoki at the Arctic Circle. The rural municipality comprises Rovaniemi, Rovaniemi sub-region and Ranua. Rovaniemi has a population of 36,000 and Ranua’s 5,000 inhabitants, and together with Rovaniemi sub-region makes a total of just 63,000 inhabitants.
The Arctic Circle is an imaginary line located at 66 32’ ‘35’’. Above the Arctic Circle, the sun never sets in Summer for at least one night a year, giving us the chance to enjoy the midnight sun, and during the winter months the sun does not rise for at least one day a year. The Winter darkness brings the Kaamos, a very special dark blue light from the sky reflected on the snow that compliments the Northern Lights dancing in the sky.
Sleep Under The Stars
The Northern Lights are one of nature’s most spectacular phenomenon, and Lapland is the perfect destination to witness the magic for yourself. On average the Aurora Borealis appear in the sky around 200 times per year, so there is plenty of opportunities to spot them.
Leaving the bright lights of the towns and resorts behind provides the best opportunity to see the Northern Lights in their full glory. There are a number of ways that you reach the optimal places for Aurora hunting. By snowmobile, reindeer or on snowshoes. Choose the pace that suits you best, or better still increase your chance of a sighting in Lapland.
The Aurora balls can be viewed in a range of purpose-built spaces from glass igloos to Luxury Suites.