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Myllylahdentie 4, Ruka 93830 Finland
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juha k wrote a review Jan 2022
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The glass ceiling hut stay was very nice although there was on snow on the top pf the ceiling. The food was bad and did not match at all with the quality of accommodation. It was supposed to be a three course dinner but turned out to be a buffet The taste was uninteresting and reminded of office meals. The waitress warned that one should not take too much so that they would not run out of food (this happened in the very beginning). Additionally the people were put into a tiny room to eat and that was not very pleasant during covid19.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Kel0102 wrote a review Dec 2021
Preston, United Kingdom11 contributions14 helpful votes
Just got back today after the most incredible holiday ever! We stayed in the Glass Village and it was just absolutely magical! Pulling the curtains open in the morning to such views that are out of this world and falling asleep every night looking at stars. It was very cold like -20 cold but we made sure to layer up. There is a restaurant that we only ate at for breakfast due to having other arrangements in place for meals but breakfast was a lovely start to the morning with loads of different options available. There is also a Ski bus that takes you to Ruka but make sure you get the timetable otherwise you may be waiting a while. The bus was €4 pp 1 way which is a decent price and it drops you off pretty much in the village centre. There are taxi numbers and we ended up in a taxi one afternoon and it was at a cost of around €27. Would defo recommend this and would stay here again!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kristiina83 wrote a review Aug 2021
Europe624 contributions301 helpful votes
This place is out of this world! We stayed two night and really enjoyed our cabin. It felt amazing to have such an amazing view over the lake and later watch stars from the bed through the glass ceiling at night. Super quality! Also, there’s an area to make fire. Restaurant and breakfast we’re wonderful! We also took a kayak on the lake and enjoyed a nice afternoon kayaking.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laurel L wrote a review Oct 2020
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I made a last-minute reservation for their Iisakki Guest house, for which I needed a common accommodation (a baby crib; my son cannot sleep safely in an adult bed) that has never been a problem for me in other lodgings. I called to cancel the next day immediately after I read an email from the guest house that they were unable to meet my needs and was told I would have no issue canceling on booking.com. Long story short, Ruka Safaris refused my cancellation and charged me full price for the room after I had already committed to another hotel. Further inquiries in writing and on Facebook from me and from a customer service assistant from booking.com went unanswered. This has caused me financial stress and lack of sleep, and I feel incredulous that I was treated in such an unprofessional manner. Honestly, fewer than 24 hours elapsed between when I attempted to make the reservation and when I told the hotel that I needed to cancel because they were unable to accommodate my need, so this treatment seems ridiculous. If you have children or need any sort of accommodation, I would advise you to take your business elsewhere. As for me, I will be sticking to hotel chains in the future, where at least I can expect professional interactions with management.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Raisa wrote a review Aug 2020
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We were celebrating our anniversary at the Glass Village. The village was very tidy and gorgeous. Service was excellent and so friendly. The restaurant dinner surprised positively. I can recommend it. ❤️
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GreatXpectation wrote a review Dec 2019
Slough, United Kingdom19 contributions67 helpful votes
I stayed at the Iisakki glass village with my partner for 3 nights mid December as a package with Tui. This was the first time I had been on a cold winter holiday and I couldn’t find the level of detail I was after regarding the glass village and the excursions, as well as what Tui have planned, so I hope this review helps you make the most of your time in this magical place. We had at least a foot or 2 of snow and temps around -3, so fairly manageable but some tips below to help if this is also your first time on a snowy cold holiday. Warm clothing Tui pick you up from the airport in a coach and take you to the Ruka ski resort, where you can get your warm overalls, gloves, boots etc. I found that I preferred the gear given to us by the glass village - it fit better, was newer (some items such as socks brand new) and generally looked less “worn”. My other half preferred the outerwear from the ski resort because the pockets didn’t have Velcro so were easier to use with gloves on, but guess that’s just personal preference. Eating We had B&B rate, so we ate once at the ski resort (quite pricey, £8 for a bottle of beer). Most excursions include a sausage (don’t expect a roll!) and a hot drink, with a cinnamon bun. The kitchenette is supplied with washing up liquid, a couple of plates, bowls, wine glass and cutlery. There is a kettle, microwave, filter coffee machine, fridge, and electric hob. We packed some things to bring with us such as noodles, pots of porridge etc and picked up wine at duty free which we were glad we did. Getting to ski resort There is a bus which is £3 each way pp, and several restaurants to choose from, although pricey. There are sledges for hire (£5, or £10 to buy from the shop called “Market”. Excursions You can book with Tui, or directly with the glass villa company called Ruka Safaris. We booked the latter online, but do check your Tui itinerary first as they put on some good activities for kids included in their package price. If you are an adult couple then give them a miss and plan your own thing. We went to the Tui Festive Finale dinner which was advertised as a 3 course meal, which was soup, packet mash and some veg, and two slices of cold turkey. Pudding was a berry sponge. You could buy drinks, with free water and fruit juice for kids. In hindsight we would have preferred to have cooked something ourselves in the glass villa, but if you have kids with you then its a nice option. Excursions through the glass village - Ruka Safaris For pick up just walk to the glass village reception ten mins before the activity start time. You can have a drink while you wait and if you don’t have the right clothes they will kit you out. Huskies - a must do, we did a 4 hour excursion and loved it. They are easy to handle and steer themselves for the most part. We were given a blanket but it still gets pretty cold if you’re the passenger so I’d advise those hand/feet warmers which activate when you break them open. Pop these in BEFORE you set off so they have time to work, otherwise it’s too late and the cold sets in. If it’s snowing, I’d recommend a balaclava to protect your face from the wind chill. Snowmobile - enjoyed this too, we did two hours 2-4. I’d suggest the 10am slot instead so it’s daylight the whole time to make best view of the woodland and of the experience. Same applies regarding keeping warm as the above with the huskies. The handlebars are heated; so it’s only really needed for the passenger. Snow wagon northern lights tour - do not do this one! Waste of time and if you’ve done the snowmobile then this is really disappointing. Could be okay if you have kids with you who are too young for the snowmobile. You’re basically sat in a see through plastic bubble with approx 8-12 others. The “windows” kept steaming up so much we were given towels to wipe the windows every few minutes. You cannot really see out properly due to the forest and I think you’d have more chance of seeing the northern lights looking out from the glass village! We just laughed it off and walked back at the first opportunity we got! All in all, a great trip and would thoroughly recommend! For Tui rep contact details see my photos, they respond quickly via Whatsapp - thanks Nadia for all your help :) Enjoy :)
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Marie G wrote a review Dec 2019
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom110 contributions14 helpful votes
We have just returned from an amazing long weekend at Iisakki Glass Village and we found it a truly magical place. The Glass Cabins are well set out so they felt very private and they were extremely clean and well presented. The whole resort looked spectacular in the snow and was well managed so getting around was not an issue. The Finnish door locks were an interesting challenge but once you got the knack they weren’t a problem. We notified the resort that two of our party were vegans and the restaurants catered extremely well for us. The staff we very obliging and knew who we were by name and who the vegans were. I overheard the staff helping other people with dietary requirements whilst we were there and nothing was a problem. We went on a Ruka snow mobile safari which was great fun and our guide was fantastic. We stopped halfway for a hot drink and a snack whilst the group and guide had a lovely relaxed chat. We also went on a snowshoe hike which was well organized again with great guides. It was very hard work but again we stopped for a hot drink and the guides were so thoughtful they had noted two of us were vegans and took cookies that were suitable of us too. We have stayed in five star hotels all over the world and I can honestly say I have never come across more helpful and friendly staff who wanted to do whatever they can to make your holiday the best they possibly can. The biggest compliment I can pay to the resort if that we will be returning to the Glass Village for another stay at a different time of year so we can see it in other seasons.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Jeff N wrote a review Oct 2019
Centreville, Virginia65 contributions71 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the glass cabins. It was about the size of hotel room with views of the lake and the sky. The room was quite cozy with radiant floor heating and an additional air unit if needed. This village is best described as a campground with various types of accommodations. You can tent camp, hook up a camper, rent a wooden teepee, different levels of cabins including the glass cabins. The breakfast had a wide variety of foods with local and European options. We ate in the restaurant one night. The food was good local fare but the menu is limited so we ate the rest of our dinners elsewhere. The glass cabins received maid service every other day but that was enough. The private sauna was lovely. It is in its own cabin with a sitting area, kitchenette, toilet, shower and sauna. It also had a semi-private deck facing the lake.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Marja S wrote a review Sep 2019
Basel, Switzerland99 contributions41 helpful votes
We stayed two nights in a glass villa and enjoyed it very much! The little villa was comfortable and had a nice view. The breakfast was very nice and we also ate twice at the restaurant in the evening. The food and the service was excellent on both occasions. The restaurant is situated in a lovely old wooden building. We booked the private sauna for two evenings and enjoyed it very much. We also used their free canoe for a tour on the lake and saw beautiful whooper swans and a beaver. Would love to stay again!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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ghanbg wrote a review Aug 2019
Nuremberg, Germany612 contributions232 helpful votes
We spent two nights in the very cosy and cool glass villas. What a view - it must be amazing with the winter lights! The whole resort is great for families: there are boats and canoes, bikes for hire, trips you can join, and both a public and private sauna (25 euros an hour). The on-site restaurant was good and had a nice feel to it. Fireside places where you can light a fire and enjoy that experience too. Free roaming reindeer show up regularly. Our son loved it. Much much nicer in summer than Ruka itself, which looked like a bit of a deserted ghost town. Only improvement recommendation: get that lock of the glass villa door sorted out, we could barely open it from the inside.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Iisakki Village
Which popular attractions are close to Iisakki Village?
Nearby attractions include Ruka (5.9 km), Shopping Center Kumpare (5.9 km), and Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop (5.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Iisakki Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Iisakki Village?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Iisakki Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Iisakki Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizzeria Ruka, Ruok Burger, and Hanki Baari.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Iisakki Village?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Iisakki Village have airport transportation?
Yes, Iisakki Village offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Iisakki Village?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Iisakki Village?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Finnish.