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Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos

Pappilantie 1, Ranua 97700 Finland
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ranua
Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos is a B&B guesthouse that mixes traditional guesthouse accommodation with more modern igloo option. In the guesthouse, there are 18 rooms with 51 beds in total available in different sized, which makes it highly suitable for multi-sized traveling parties. From the middle of November, there will also be 10 AuroraHut-igloos available for travelers. In the yard of the guesthouse, there is also a private beach and a traditional sauna with wood-stove which was built already in 1940s. There is also a caravan area and hut with a fireplace available. Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos is located close to the centre of Ranua, which makes it easy to reach the main services of the town by walking. The walk to the village center is only about five minutes long.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Ski In / Ski Out
Outdoor fireplace
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Room features
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Finnish, Swedish
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rachel c wrote a review 11 Jul
We stayed for one night but I wish we had booked for longer. We had one of the basic rooms in the old house with shared bathroom. They are simple, basic and clean. The beds are comfortable and you overlook just really how basic it is because this little guest house shines in every other aspect. The location is amazing, the food was great, we tried 3 different dishes and they were all top class, home cooked and really tasty. The staff were all friendly and more than helpful. Equipment rental is offered at really good prices. I took the SUP board out and loved it. The area by the hotel was perfect for swimming with children. They have a lovely sauna and kota by the lake. All in all fantastic place and I will definitely return, hopefully to one of the igloo next time
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Veikka wrote a review Jun 2021
Gdansk, Poland
We spent a night in igloos and it was amazing. Experience was exotic, we drove with the igloo on the lake. Igloos are clean and modern. In the night it was awesome to watch the sunset from your bed. Even it was a windy night, we slept very well in our igloo-vacay. Menu and breakfast from the guesthouse restaurant was not good at all. Next time when i come here, i will sleep in the igloos and order food from somewhere else.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Order your food from somewhere else
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travelsalot102 wrote a review Feb 2021
Copenhagen, Denmark
Picturesque, clean, lovely breakfast. The sauna is operated by wood and produces pleasant heat. Enough snow to roll in. The surroundings are beautiful in the winter. Lots of snow. Be aware of thin walls and bring earplugs.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Response from Outi Leppänen, Owner at Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos
Responded 12 Feb 2021
Thank you for the review and positive feedback. :)
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ChristaCMikkiK wrote a review Jan 2021
Helsinki, Finland
Stayed in an igloo for two nights and can really recommend it - the igloos are supernice! The guesthouse & wooden sauna has an authentic feeling, personnel is nice & polite and there are plenty of winter activities to do in Ranua.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Outi Leppänen, Owner at Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos
Responded 4 Feb 2021
Thank you for the positive review and feedback. We wish you warmly welcome again to stay in Ranua. :)
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Erika wrote a review Aug 2020
We spend the night over at one of the igloos during late summer. Sleeping on an igloo on a lake during a beautiful summer night is definitely a bucket list experience ticked off. Would definitely want to visit during the winter time for a whole another unique experience. The igloo itself is quite compact but had everything we need for our short stay. We especially enjoyed the build in speakers within the igloo that allowed us to add another sensory experience to our stay. Additionally, the opportunity to take the igloo around the lake was an amazing opportunity. We also took a try on one of the many yard games they had available for guests to use. The only minus we had was the small door to enter the igloo as both of us ended up hitting our head to the top of the door frame (though we were actually warned about this as we were shown our igloo) In terms of location, the place is right by Central Ranua and within easy access to all necessary amenities. Lastly, the staff on site is amazing and helped us on all our queries, especially with taking the igloo around the lake. The person that helped us made us feel most welcome either of us had in a long time when staying in hotels and other residences.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Outi Leppänen, Owner at Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Thank you for the awesome and very comprehensive review, eerrikaa. This review is a great help for us in many ways. :)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos
Which popular attractions are close to Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos?
Nearby attractions include Ranua Zoo (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wild Arctic restaurant, Kiireen Raja Leipomo-Kahvila, and The Northern lights Hotel restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Does Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Ranua.
Does Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Swedish, and Finnish.