Our cosy holiday place is situated in true country on beautiful lake shore, in Luukonniemi, in village of Raanujarvi, in Ylitornio (45 min from the town of Rovaniemi).
Forests invite you to pick berries, hunt and fish. Wintry landscape tempts you to ski, sledge or otherwise take outdoor exercises.
For your accommodation You can
choose either 2-4 person's Rantamokki,
10-person Luukonpirtti or one of the
8 person-chalets Naava, Pihka or Reiki.
All of the cabins are in the lake shore and equipped up to date. Cabins are clean and well maintained, as we take care of the final cleaning by ourself.
There are electricity, electricity heating,
cold and warm drinkable water in all of
the cabins. Each cabin has a possibility
for finnish sauna warmed by fire wood. Wi-fi Access!
Prices include bed linen, towels, fire wood and final cleaning. Also you
have rowing boat with life jackets and fishing equipment in your use.
In the winter you will find snow shoes and kick sleds from the storage
and there is a barbeque place to make a fire outdoors, throughout the year.
Stayed for 5 nights over New Year in Cottage Kaarna (the smallest of all). Overall we were very happy that we did not stay in Rovaniemi, but away in a remote and quiet location. The drive was about 45 minutes, but really not an issue, even in winter with snow and ice. Just remember to buy enough groceries on the way there. Pro's: - Great location right next to the (frozen) lake - Super friendly and attentive service, quick response to our emails before our trip. They also helped with booking some activities for us. - Clean, compact & cosy cottage. Particularly like the dining area - We ordered food on the first night, very generous portion & tasty - Cottage comes with fire place, own sauna, dishwasher, etc... - Northern lights visible from the lake right in front of the cottage. Bedroom window faces the "correct" direction and we could check if the Aurora was on before deciding to head out into the cold in the middle of the night - We ordered the hot tub for NYE and it was a fun experience. Gotta monitor the fire and add wood to get the right temperature. They were thoughtful enough to provide a rug to make it more pleasant and safer to get into the tub and back out. Con's: - Bathroom and toilet are only accessible from the front porch, therefore requiring one to step outside. Not always something to look forward to when you snuggle up on the couch/bed and then have to step into a snow storm with -20 degrees just to pee. It was manageable, but if we would have known this beforehand we could have at least brought some slippers along so that we don't always have to wear our winter boots just to go to the washroom. - The bathroom was very dark. There was only a small night light behind the toilet, and tiny LED lights on the ceiling, which was nowhere near enough to see yourself in the mirror, especially since in winter it is also dark outside 20 hours a day. - Since the bathroom and sauna are in the same room, the shower, taps, and basically everything else (incl. your shampoo, toothbrush, etc) becomes incredible hot when using the sauna. - Besides about 6 hooks for the winter jackets, and a small shelf high up above that for hats, gloves and scarves next to the front door, there was no wardrobe or shelf space at all in the entire cottage. If you stay for a few days, it would be nice to be able to hang or stash away clothes somewhere else instead of leaving them in the suitcase. Even the suitcase can only be stored next to the front door (below the hooks), since the bedroom was too small for that. There were hooks in the bedroom but were unusable as they were not "hooks". Anything you hang will fall right off. A small column of wall shelves at the corner next to the window on the opposite wall of the bed would be a huge improvement. - The bed was quite small for two persons. Luckily we are lean, and at least they were clear about this when we make the booking, but it may be an issue for any bigger sized couple. Bed was also a little too soft (personal preference perhaps) - There was a very bright lamp in a distance near the main house, which made it more challenging to see the northern lights (it required us to walk on the lake for some distance until the light was covered by trees, which was some extra effort at 1.30am in -20 degrees...). Would be nice if this particular lamp would be switched off at some point during the night, since there are enough small lights everywhere. - Would be a nice touch if there was a throw/blanket on the sofa - Very well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher as well as condiments (presumably left behind by other visitors) We had 3 power failures, one of them for about 2 hours while we were preparing breakfast. It was a minor inconvenience, but we couldn't fault them for it, since it was not within the owner's control. At least there was a fire place to stay warm, and one of the staff actually came around to check on us, brought us some Salmiakki, and invited us to feed the reindeer during that time. Overall, it was a perfect gateway for a quiet winter holiday.…
It's taken me a long time to write this review, we had a big holiday to digest! We stayed for 8 nights, I think, and we definitely be going back. Staying at Napapiirin Jarvilmoat is the highlight of our big Finland trip for my children. We stayed in December, 3 children and myself (husband when he wasn't working). Before we even arrived, every email was answered in a friendly and helpful manner. They sent menus, ideas, even bought the kids presents and put up a tree! We booked our transport with 'Grandpa' because we aren't familiar with ice and snow, and it was worth the money. They kept in contact over the phone, and always understood when I made mistakes! Details - The food was amazing. Just amazing. The portions were always perfect or more than enough! We ate a LOT, the kids were so happy to be able to eat in the comfort of our chalet after all the busy hotels. They stopped at the supermarket on each trip so I could get supplies for breakfast and lunch. All the equipment I needed was there, and clean up was easy with the dishwasher. The favourites were the Reindeer burgers, pizza, cheesecake, blueberry pie, salmon soup (omg), roast beef.... ok, so everything. My kids have special needs, and are not adventurous with food - and they LOVED it all! Chalet - Wow. My littlest (she was 4) now designs every house on the chalet we stayed in, she loved it that much. It was perfectly warm in the below freezing conditions. The beds were perfect, loads of space, the loft was great for kids (no one fell down the stairs!), and the boot rooms were so helpful. The drying cupboard thing was a life saver (I want one!). The sauna was gorgeous, and the shower room perfect for us. I could wash all our clothes ready for the next leg, and we didn't get a drop of water inside the living area thanks to the good systems. Ambience was amazing. Area/outside - So many things to do! It was about -10 while we stayed and there were kick sleds, toboggans, snow shoes, kid's shovels and all sorts of things for them to use around the huge grounds. We kick sledded (never done it before, with a 10 and 4yo) all the way to the main house and fed the reindeer!!! Grandpa cleared the road ahead of us, they knew we were out there, and I had my phone, so it all felt so safe even though we were in the middle of nowhere really, in freezing conditions, haha. My favourite adventure memory of the trip because we did it alone. The snow was deep and fluffy and the trees perfect. Rovaniemi - We went in on one day to see the Santa town/village and the museum. The museum was amazing but we were a bit tired. Santa town place... well... I'm glad we didn't stay there. It was nothing on the experience we were having!! Though my son had fun on the tube, and we liked getting some souvenirs. People - As you can tell, the staff at Napapiirin are not staff, they are family. Roope and Paula were so so good to me (I can be anxious!). They were encouraging, friendly, polite (maybe too polite when I wasn't being clear!), and nothing was too much trouble. The Landlady, what a legend, I wanted to take her home... and Grandpa didn't say a lot but he was so kind! To give you an idea of what these people are like - we lost a mitten while on a husky ride with Bearhill Husky. A really good down insulated mitten (glove). It took three days of passing this thing along from them to other guests to all over Lapland until we were being driven back to the airport and Grandpa pulls over on the highway... Roomi's MUM pulls up behind us and passes us the glove! Full of Christmas sweets!!!! We cried. How lovely is that? Given we were headed for -20' we were so grateful. Happy to answer any questions over message if anyone is going to stay! We are saving to try to get back, any season as I'm so sure it will be perfect.…
If you want to get away from the hustle bustle of the city, this is a perfect place for you and your family. A fully equipper kitchen, is great if you have kids and need to cook breakfast, you need to bring your own supplies though. The place was swapped with insects and flying objects which is very irritating as one can't sit outside and enjoy the serene environment, however, the coils are provided by the facility to use if required.
Had a great time here. Stayed for 4 nights in January with 2 children (aged 5 and 7), lots of snow, lovely cabin, amazing location, and best of all amazing hosts. Ordered a meal for the night we arrived from the landlady's menu which was delicious, Plenty to do in the snow - sledging, walking on the frozen lake with snow shoes, cross country ski, or you can just relax! Highly recommend doing a snow mobile trip - it was amazing. Kids are towed by the instructor and are nice and warm in an enclosed sleight. We spent 3 nights in Rovaniemi doing the Santa type stuff, then 4 nights here relaxing. It's approx an hour drive from Rovaniemi. There's a Lidl supermarket quite near the airport which is great to stock up on food before the drive up here. There is also a small shop approx 15 mins from the cabins, and a larger Supermarket approx 40 mins away. Food is quite reasonable, but alcohol is expensive, and they don't sell anything stronger than beer in supermarkets. We paid 30 euros for 12 bottles of Corona, but enjoyed the novelty of chilling them in the snow :) Overall, a great holiday!…
I absolutely love this place. Booked one of the 2-bedrooms cottages. It's located by the frozen lake (stayed here during end of March). There's no other houses nearby and we were able to enjoy solitude and the beautiful nature scenery. The cabin is really well built; very nice, modern and warm/comfortable. The full kitchen has everything one needed to prepare meals. There's also washing machine/dryer which is really convenient. Also enjoyed the sauna in the cabin. Saw Northern lights in one of the evenings! Can't wait to be back!