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Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort

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Vaattunkikoenkaeaentie 219 Arctic Circle, Napapiiri 96930 Finland
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Surrounded by beautiful rapids of River Raudanjoki, lush shoreline forest and pristine nature, the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge offers traditional Finnish log cabin accommodation. Romantic atmosphere, sounds of silence and excellent cuisine are making the Lodge a perfect holiday cottage for those who want to enjoy pure nature and hunt for Northern Lights not too far from Rovaniemi.

The property is also called Vaattunki in Finnish and it is the gate to the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The hiking area's trail network is diverse and has a variety of hiking destinations and possibilities.

The location is easy to access at all times of the year. Only a 15-minute drive from Rovaniemi International airport, ride to downtown takes 20 minutes by car.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Restaurant
Hiking
Fishing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public wifi
Breakfast buffet
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Finnish

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Vaattunkikoenkaeaentie 219 Arctic Circle, Napapiiri 96930 Finland
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Jennie W wrote a review May 2020
Wollongong, Australia717 contributions198 helpful votes
We stayed in the eco lodges - just lovely! They are basic but the beds are incredibly comfortable. Sleeping with the binds up (as it is mostly dark anyway) was very peaceful. The breakfasts and dinners were delicious and the blueberry juice was delicious! The salmon was perfect. The walks around the property - to the lost lake etc. are gorgeous. It was about a 30 minute drive from the airport. It is about 20 minute drive to the Santa Claus Villages. A special place to stay!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from wildnordic, Front Desk at Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort
Responded 26 Jun 2020
Dear oskarew, thank you for your lovely feedback! We are happy to hear you have enjoyed your time at the Wilderness Resort and warmly welcome you to visit again! Have a nice summer! BR, Team Wild Nordic
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wendy F wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia22 contributions43 helpful votes
Three days of wonderful fun and snow.Staff lovely and friendly.Food in the main lodge for breakfast and Dinner was stunning.Staff hospitable and would endeavour to help in any situation.We stayed in the panoramic huts.Well laid out and gorgeous picture window.However it was a bit of tight squeeze with just two people.Beds too close together.Bathroom very tight squeeze.Would have preferred the two bedroom lodges near the river, had we known.Very picturesque, snow everywhere.Snow mobile,huskys and reindeer experiences wonderful. Thank you
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: panoramic huts too small if you want some room.Choose the lodges around the river.
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Response from wildnordic, Front Desk at Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear 447wendyf, thank you for your kind words and valuable feedback, much appreciated! We are happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay at the Wilderness Resort. Please visit us again, maybe to try our other accommodations as well! BR, Team Wild Nordic
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Deeburkett wrote a review Feb 2020
Kinver, United Kingdom41 contributions47 helpful votes
We recently stayed at this resort and can only say how fabulous it was. We stayed in one of the panoramic huts which was well laid out and extremely comfortable. They have their own husky and reindeer farms on site and we had a couple of amazing experiences including the husky safari where we were able to drive our own team of buskied and sledge and the night time reindeer sleigh ride which was beautiful. We were bed and breakfast but were able to get lunch and dinner and a reasonable cost. Food was great - hearty and filling! Staff were lovely and very helpful - would recommend this resort to both families and couples alike!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pauline C wrote a review Jan 2020
Hitchin, United Kingdom119 contributions35 helpful votes
We stayed at the beginning of the month for our anniversary and had a great time. We were picked up at the station on arrival and ferried round for all the activities we had booked for the week. The first stop is the safari centre where we were fitted out with thermal clothing and boots for the duration of the stay and even though we had packed what we thought were warm suitable clothing we were glad of their all in one suits. The ladies on reception were lovely, very welcoming friendly and helpful. The cabins are great for a short stay, very cosy but equipped with all you need really. The panoramic window made it for me, I loved lying in bed looking out into the night but unfortunately no northern lights for us 😢 We were half board and thought the food was more than adequate with enough variety for the week and very tasty 😋 The place itself has a lovely river running through, island to walk round and shelters where you can make fires and watch the nightfall. We walked over the bridge and took the first path on the right to sit on the edge of the river to wait for the lights and it was quite magical. The only thing I would say is it needs a couple of benches in the car park area as one of the other places recommended to wait for the lights.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from wildnordic, Front Desk at Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Dear Pauline C, thank you for your feedback and kind words! We are glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort. We hope to see you again someday! All the best from Lapland! BR, Team Wild Nordic
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Terry C wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa12 contributions1 helpful vote
What a wonderful stay. Our arrival was warm and hospitable and the reception staff were accommodating and knowledgeable. Our cabin was everything we were promised with a private view from the panoramic window of the forest. The entire propery was surrounded by forest with a magnificent river running through it with gorgeous marked trails for easy walking. Frequent buses were available spot on time to take us wherever we required. A private hour in there magnificent sauna also viewing the forest with lovely stocked showers soap shampoo and fluffy towels and followed by a dive into the thick soft snow wow. Meals were very homestyle made with love while not Michelin style they were tasty and sufficient choices to suit your mood. We will go back.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from wildnordic, Front Desk at Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Dear Terry C, thank you for your feedback and kind words! We are happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort. Hope to see you again someday! BR, Team Wild Nordic
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PRICE RANGE
US$106 - US$282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Wild Nordic Vaattunki
LOCATION
FinlandLaplandNapapiiri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Finnish.
Is Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.