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Ukonjaerventie 141, Ivalo 99800 Finland
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#3 of 5 in Ivalo
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Kimmo M wrote a review Jul 2020
Ivalo, Finland7 contributions1 helpful vote
Shower was broken and adjusting the temperature changed the water flow at random from very little to barely enough for a shower. The reception did not answer to the call but I left a message in the answering machine but they never got back to me. When checking out they didn't feel too sorry about it just said that "you maanged to stay over night and nobody died". Well, that was true. The infomation that they have at hotels.com also claims that they have air conditioning in the cabin but there is none. When I mentioned about it they just said that there isn't and it is not needed because the temperature outside is not that high.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Juliane wrote a review Mar 2020
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Me and a friend went to stay here on our last night in Ivalo and I was simply blown away by the area and staff. The location in the forest near the lake was absolutely stunning and I was lucky enough both to meet a reindeer on the middle of a frozen lake and see the northern lights without any light pollution. It’s a gem.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Asha333 wrote a review Mar 2017
New Delhi, India116 contributions34 helpful votes
Away from light pollution an ideal place to watch the Northern Lights. All the cottages are a short stroll to Lake Inari which was frozen (3rd week of March). We waited, watched and saw some activity. I wish there were some more chairs there. 2 chairs were planted there all day. We took a walk around the property during the day and discovered another frozen lake, pretty and peaceful. We stayed at cottage D3 for 4 nights with the Aurora Service Tours. D3 is a 2 bedroom cottage (total 4 single beds that could use an upgrade). Although the bedrooms are quite small, the living room, dining area and kitchenette make up a larger space. The bathroom is clean. I'm sure the shower curtain could be replaced by a glass partition someday. Our Sauna worked only one day. We should have asked the owners to fix it but just got lazy. We didn't use the restaurant as we did our own cooking. I would recommend this place purely for viewing a sky full of stars and Northern Lights from the Lake (provided of course there are clear skies).
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Sian S wrote a review Mar 2017
22 contributions7 helpful votes
Awful experience. Even though it says on the website that there is THERE IS NO RESTRAUNT. We arranged to be picked up at the airport at 1300hrs only to receive an email in the morning saying they were unable to pick us up unless they had a flight number. We rang the Village when we were at the airport and were told that we had to get a bus to Ivalo and that we would be picked up from there, we explained we had large bags and that airport transfers are advertised on the website. We were told we would be picked up at 1400hrs. At 1430hrs we finally got picked up and we were told there was no restraunt and we would go to the supermarket. When we ardived at the supermarket we were told 25mins then the woman drove off. Dashing round frantically managed to guess what we needed and kind of understand what was what as neither myself or my partner speak Finnish. 40mins later she turns up outside the supermarket, only to drive across the road and her to say 'We wait here, I need to meet someone'. After 20mins of waiting a man pulled up and we were told he was going to take us to the Village.He got in the car did not say a word and dropped us off outside the room and unlocked the door, we unloaded our bags then he drove off leaving us without a key. After we checked in after an hour or 2 we avoided going back in the reception until we were leaving. Our flight was leaving at 1430hrs and we asked to get to the airport for 1200hrs as there is no online check-in. We went to the reception for 1115hrs and we were told we had to wait, yet again. We explained we wanted to be there earlier due to the above reason and the answer we had shouted at us was 'I give you transfer service we go when I say not when you say, I get you there on time not before not after when I say so'. So eventually at 1215hrs we were taken to airport. Not a good way to end our holiday and will DEFINITELY NOT be going back, it is a shame as the location is amazing and a very good place to see the Northern Lights we were lucky enough to see them both nights.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Tero K wrote a review Jun 2016
39 contributions35 helpful votes
Cabins are not worth of 55 eur, you can see out around door and if wind outside those are freesing cold, very small, not clean. Bed is so small that if you are 190cm you dont fit. Covers so thin and beds are also very hard. Shared shower place you find next to Reception, 100m walk away. Shared Toilet is another direction and without heating or light. It is possible to improve cabins to be very gozy and good guite easily. This condition those are compare with tent. Can use, but need expext that. They are not honest in booking. Booking there read that ALL cabins have toilet and shover. Atleast i hope they specify and explain better in booking. Better pictures help also. Big thanks that we got our money back when cancel order, reception staff was nice anyway. And they have handsome dog
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Glacierfed wrote a review Apr 2016
Hong Kong, China8339 contributions45 helpful votes
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Don't waste money on glass igloos, you can get a good view here (although you do have to stand out in the cold). The cabin is just a short walk from the lake, which provides a wide open view for seeing the aurora. We stayed for 2 nights and luckily we were able to see a somewhat strong display on one night. Inside the cabin there is a sauna and a functioning kitchen with utensils. Riita, the owner, picked us up from the airport and took us to the supermarket so we could buy groceries and prepare our own meals. Riita isn't the warmest nor most talkative person, and initially we thought she was kind of unwelcoming. But she opens up if you start to chat with her, and she would do anything within reason. She's alright. We visited a husky farm via her referral, Anne. It was only 2 hours but we had a great time riding the dog sled and seeing various arctic animals on the farm.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Room Tip: Choose the cabins if you need space, they have 2 bedrooms. There are also motel style rooms...
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Inga_K_K wrote a review Dec 2015
Quito, Ecuador333 contributions67 helpful votes
I had a very pleasant stay at the hotel. Location is great - right next to lake (actually very close to several lakes), silence in the woods is amazing. Reindeer hanging around - most of them run away from humans, but one has learned to come to get some food. You need to have your own groceries and toiletries (closest shop in Ivalo), room is simple, but comfy enough - soft bed, hot shower (but same room as toilet resulting in wet floor after use). Anne will arrange for all kinds of activities, such as huskie safaris etc.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Jerome P wrote a review Apr 2015
Wroclaw, Poland125 contributions40 helpful votes
Location is really nice, beside the lake and in the forest, which makes it difficult though if you don't have your own transportation. Unfortunately the rooms were old and not really clean, same for bathroom/toilets, and the owners don't really help to "make you feel home". I would recommend if you have a car and want a nice location, otherwise there are good places closer to Ivalo city with better accommodation and host more welcoming.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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Visylia T wrote a review Feb 2015
Renens, Switzerland104 contributions45 helpful votes
Although the holiday village is a bit far from the town centre of Ivalo, it is definitely a great place to stay! Especially if you are looking for the best view of the northern lights! This place is secluded enough to offer the darkness for the great view of the northern lights ♡
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled
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Irene C wrote a review Jan 2015
Hong Kong, China18 contributions27 helpful votes
This is really a great place to stay if you want to get away from the crowd and enjoy the beauty of nature. Riitta, the owner, is so nice who always response quickly to all our requests - pick-up from and deliver to bus stop, stop-by at supermarket, early check-in, fix the light of chalet...etc~ Recommend to stay in Chalet, the lovely cozy wooden house that make you feel like home with everything you may need. At night, you can walk to the peaceful lake and enjoy the spectacular view. Although it was too cloudy when we were there and not able to see Northern lights, it was a wonderful stay. P.S. Love the husky safari with visit to animal park with Tiina arranged by Anne and we enjoyed it very much. Don't miss it if you stay with Ukonjarvi.
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Date of stay: January 2015
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US$52 - US$54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ukonjarvi Holiday Village
What are some of the property amenities at Ukonjarvi Holiday Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Ukonjarvi Holiday Village?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ukonjarvi Holiday Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ukonjarvi Holiday Village?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Ukonjarvi Holiday Village have airport transportation?
Yes, Ukonjarvi Holiday Village offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Ukonjarvi Holiday Village?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ukonjarvi Holiday Village?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Swedish, and Finnish.