Pinetree Lodge
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Pinetree Lodge

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Welcome to PINETREE LODGE Särkimukka is a very small village by the Lainio River, 150 km North of the Arctic Circle. The village has 20 times more dogs than people. Join us in the middle of the Taiga forests! Pinetreee Lodge is situated beside a beautiful lake, Saarijarvi, in the middle of a rich forest. It has a reception desk, dining room, bar and sauna. Every afternoon we heat up the sauna. After activities you can relax, warm up, and enjoy the beautiful view. Before or after dinner, join us in the Brown Bear Bar for a locally brewed beer or a cloudberry sour. In our restaurant, join us for a delicious meal made from locally sourced food from Lapland. We offer the amenities of a large hotel with the cozy feeling of staying with a friend.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Hiking
Skiing
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Whirlpool bathtub
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Finnish, German and 1 more

Location

27 Saerkimukka, Kangos 980 63 Sweden
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Pajala Airport
37.7 km
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wlehman wrote a review Mar 2024
Rock Hill, SC
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful though basic lodge for everything Sweden has to offer in winter. We focused on cross-country skiing, with beautifully groomed trails and incredible nature. Excellent equipment and boots were provided. The lunch provided was perfect for apres-ski. I loved the soup in particular.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ivo van Wylick wrote a review Apr 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Truly one of the most hospitable lodges/hotels I have ever had the pleasure of staying at. What a great team of enthusiastic, passionate and lovely people work there, and what a beautiful location the lodge is. So you don't have to ask yourself if you are going there, but especially when! Many thanks to all the lovely people and the wonderful dogs. I had a great holiday!
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Marcel W wrote a review Jul 2023
Aalten, The Netherlands
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
What a magical place! A fantastic cabin at a small lake. Restaurant and bar are on the lodge and were very okay. Restaurant offers pizza, hamburgers and a few other local dishes. Food and wine is good and quite affordable. The surroundings are nice and offers a lot of nature activity (hike, walk, mountainbike, fishing and canoeing). No shops and (bigger) supermarkets in the area, so plan your shopping efficiently. Otherwise you have to spend almost half a day to go to Pajala ot Vittangi.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Take your muscito gel with you if you go for a walk or hike. They will attack you by the hundreds.
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Paula R wrote a review Feb 2020
Somerset West, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice hotel with simple / small rooms and cabins, the bathroom was not very clean, they didn’t clean our room during the 3 nights we stayed here! the king beds have 2 single duvets, really annoying.the surroundings are beautiful, the staff is very helpful and the food is very good,we stayed full board, lunch is quite simple at the lodge, just soup and salad. During the daytours they make a fire to heat the soup. The tours are fabulous!
The only thing is there are Only Dutch and Belgium guest!
Most of the hotel staff is also Dutch or from Belgium...
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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149mjanv wrote a review Jan 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at the wonderful Pine tree Lodge. Great location, very nice setup. The chalets are quite basic, however functional and practical. The area is wonderful. The team managing the place are a great part of the experience. They are young, fun, experienced and hospitable. We loved spending time with our guide Laure who made each outing with the family a blast! All activities are well planned and we enjoyed every minute. Highly recommend!!! A must visit!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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aquacise wrote a review Feb 2012
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just had a great activity holiday here. We enjoyed husky sledging, snow mobiles, reindeer and moose farm and cross country skiing. The staff are really friendly and kind. You can tell they really enjoyed their work.
The meals are excellent, with a good variety, which is included in the package. All outer clothing is included in the price. We had 6 huskys to one sledge for 2 people. You have lunch served halfway through your trip, which is delicious homemade soup and a sandwich. I can highly recommend this holiday for great activities, amazing scenery and wildlife.
There is a outdoor hot tub which we were in, when it was snowing, for our wedding anniversary. You don't feel cold, because it so warm in the tub, and then you go in for a sauna.
You can also see the northern lights, and visit the ice hotel.
Please contact me if you want more information.
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Date of stay: February 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eurion K wrote a review Apr 2014
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 8 days in the Pinetree lodge (from 23rd until the 30th or March 2014). We'd booked the Lapland Comfort Experience Week and it delivered on both accounts (comfort and experience)! I've split the review in a few parts; the lodgings, the food, the staff, and the activities.

Our package was an all-in package meaning that all activities, food (outside optional snacks), accommodation and basic drinks were included (only alcoholic beverages were not included). So, you know up front what you're paying and you'll only need to pay extra if you decide to take part in optional activities or get additional snacks or alcoholic beverages.

We stayed in a room in the lodge itself, though they also have cabins available. The rooms in the lodge are not very large. Outside of a small cupboard and a bed there's not much more room. We did have a separate bathroom though, which was nearly as large as the room itself. The water here tastes strongly of iron (and smells of it too) but this is perfectly normal for these parts. It's also totally harmless and you could buy bottles of water in case you didn't want to drink the tap water. The reason that it didn't matter too much that the room wasn't too big was because you could sit near the fireplace in the main hall in the lodge which is were we spent most of the evenings. You can check my photos to get a sense of the main part of the lodge (sorry no picture of the room).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner were served in the main hall. For both breakfast and lunch they served a buffet and you could eat as much (or as little) as you wanted. Dinner was always three courses, starting with a salad and a hot bread roll which you could take from the buffet bar and then they served out the main course and desert. The food was excellent and consisted of locally sourced produce. We had wilderness lasagne, a moose hamburger, reindeer stew, and salmon, among others. Desert consisted of cheesecake or a chocolate muffin and the like. Delicious! When you were out on tour you'd have lunch in the outside snow - bbq-ing hot dogs on a small campfire or eating chili. The dinner (we were out in the wilderniss lodge during one night) was also prepared by the chef and was also excellent.

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to help us with requests and the guides were fun and seemed to really enjoy their job as well, even though we visited near the end of the season and they must have been quite tired and counting down the days until the season was over.

Lastly, the activities. As we didn't really want to choose between the activities we booked the full week package which included a full day snowmolbile tour, a two day husky tour, one optional day (we went out for another snowmobile tour), a visit to a moose farm, a visit to the ice hotel, a half day cross country skiing and a half day tour with snowshoes. If you choose one activity to focus on - make sure it's the husky sledding! The surpreme relaxing feeling of gliding along the snow with the dogs in front of you is nothing but heavenly! Also, if you opt for an overnight with the dogs (or longer) you get to feed them, put them in their overnight beds and really get to know them and their behaviour. I truly recommend this! The snowmobile is also a lot of fun (like riding a rocket) as the machines are really quite powerful.

We also had the great luck to witness the Northern Lights and they were stunning to behold. You need to be lucky to see them properly as it needs to be dark with no clouds and a 'good' night. I've attached one of the photos we took of the Northern Lights (don't forget to take a tripod if you want to take photos of it!).
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Date of stay: March 2014
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Christophe C wrote a review Mar 2014
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this trip through the Belgian connection of Explore The North and were up to an activity week with a 3-day husky tour, one day Snowscooter tour, snowshoe-walking and cross-ski. Something went wrong with our reservation, but we were offered a free extra activity, which consisted of a evening snowbuggy practice. The rooms were clean and tidy, expect nothing more because you are in a lodge into the wild. The lobby is very comfy, the dinner was truly excellent.

As for the activities, everything was better than expected. The husky tour, named the "silence tour" was really like a dream. Our guide Martin couldn't be a better choice, as a funny, warm, animal and nature loving person. The sled mushing is a great experience, the overnights in the wilderness cabins are lovely and we experienced the Aurora over there. You really can bond with those husky's in a few days, they are also treated like kings. I've seen some other kennels in Sweden and I've seen some other tours passing by, there is a HUGE difference. In the Pinetree Lodge the kennel is even for a human a great place to stay, and you can mush your own sled(instead of a guide and you inside the sled).

In the other activities we also experienced friendly guides in remarkable landscapes. Although the temperatures were a bit too steep for the time of the year, the surrounding area makes a great postcard picture with the snow on the trees and the many many frozen lakes.

We even got a hug when we left, do I have to say more?
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Date of stay: February 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Richard G wrote a review Feb 2016
Northampton, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Situated in a pine forest some 7 kilometers from Kangos (population 243) and about 140 kilometers from Kiruna the first thing that strikes you on arrival is the peace and quiet that only comes in the depth of winter with a thick blanket of snow covering everything in sight. The lodge, which is the hub of this small and well planned resort, stands directly overlooking a frozen lake and this is the place you will have your meals and briefings fpor the adventures you are about to embark upon. The staff are very welcoming and anxious to help in every way so you will be well looked after and well fed, the food is unusual ( Moose and Reindeer) and is very well cooked and presented with typical Swedish efficiency. The tours by snowmobile and husky sled are very well organised and the guides really know their stuff, you may think you are in the widerness but your guide has GPS technology to hand and they know the area like the backs of their hands. The accommodation is functional and comfortable but this is not a luxury resort, you are not here to be pampered and you will require a good basic level of physical fitness to be able to handle the demands of the day. The overnight stay in the lodge 20 Kms from the resort is an absolute must but be prepared to carry your water from the frozen river to the lodge and if you are averse to feeding the dogs before yourself then it's perhaps not the trip for you but it is probably the best place to see the northern lights because there is absolutely no light pollution nearby.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Lnaomi wrote a review Mar 2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 nights and had a lovely time. We took part in all the activity's: full day with the snowmobile, the huskies and we did an evening walk with snowshoes in search of the northern light.
We also had two very good evenings with very good sightings of aurora borealis.
The hotel is basic jet cozy and we had a wonderful and skilled staff. They really make all the difference at this place. Absolute a reason to go back. If you can book a cabin, they are a bit nicer than the other rooms. We also booked the private sauna, its fun if you’re into saunas. The brown bear bar is open in the weekend and has a nice rustic touch to it.
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Date of stay: March 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: the cabins
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andreasanino asked a question Nov 2023
Turin, Italy5 contributions4 helpful votes
How can the hotel be reached from Kiruna train station?
Answer from Marcel W
Aalten, The Netherlands56 contributions25 helpful votes
No problem! Plenty of room
Tom Boeckx asked a question Jul 2015
Oud-Turnhout, Belgium1 contribution2 helpful votes
Hey everybody, How did you guys book with the Pinetree Lodge? Can't find the website, very strange...
Answer from Sven B
36 contributions8 helpful votes
Website explorethenorth se Enjoy!! We did!
Marcel W wrote a tip Jul 2023
Aalten, The Netherlands56 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take your muscito gel with you if you go for a walk or hike. They will attack you by the hundreds."
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Peter K wrote a tip Feb 2019
Cheshire, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There all good!"
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78world_traveler wrote a tip Apr 2017
New York22 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cabins have their own sauna and lake view"
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Tom D wrote a tip Jan 2017
Herent, Belgium58 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"don't go for the romms, go for the adventure"
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Jasper K wrote a tip Aug 2016
Deventer, The Netherlands18 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The cabins are bigger."
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€104 - €115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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26
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What are some of the property amenities at Pinetree Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Pinetree Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pinetree Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pinetree Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Pinetree Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Pinetree Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Pinetree Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pinetree Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Dutch, Swedish, and Finnish.
Is Pinetree Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.