We have spent our new year vacation here with my friend. It was our first trevel to Finnland and I must say it is the best choice to go to Utsjoki Holliday Village. The transfer from airport was on time and last apprx. 3,5 hours. The hotel owners have met us themselves with a glass of sect and have gave us all information that we needed to have about our aktivities during the week. We have lived in a cabin (house) with our own sauna, fireplace, two bedrooms and a kitchen corner. The only thing that was uncomfortable is that they have no double beds, but it was possible to put two separate beds together. The territory consist of the restaurant were we have always had our meals, hotel building, separate cabins (houses) and a small building with all necessary equipment.
The nature around is very beautiful and inspirative. There is a salmon river direkt on the territory, you can have a walk along it. The place is very silent at all, only forest with rendeer farm is not far away and also a small village with supermarket and church 5 km from there.
We have got 2 guides who provided us with all equipment we need and information, also they were together with us during some activities. The food in the resraurant is on a good level, every day there have different menus, it was nice to have a tasty salmon there and rendeer meat. The Holiday Village has a family concept, you can feel it already on the first day. The owners spend time with guests with pleasure and tell very interesting stories about their culture and region. There are pretty enough possible activities you can book for every day, the best ones for us were the husky tour and reindeer safari. The dinner in a hut was also very cozy.