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Northern Lights Village Saariselkä

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Cabin | Minibar, in-room safe, soundproofing, free WiFi
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine

Overview of Northern Lights Village Saariselkä

Northern Lights Village Saariselkä

4.0 star property
8.6 out of 10 Excellent
8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Rovaniementie 3222E, Saariselka, 99830

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSaariselkä Sport Resort1 min walk
  • Popular LocationPyhan Paavalin Chapel12 min walk
  • Popular LocationUrho Kekkonen National Park18 min walk
  • AirportIvalo (IVL)19 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Saariselka, Northern Lights Village Saariselkä is in a rural area. Taidenayttelytila Kuulas and Kultamuseo are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Saariselkä Sport Resort and Saariselkä Ski Resort. Enjoy the area's slopes with downhill skiing, snowboarding, and skiing, and don't miss out on the sledding.

What's nearby

  • Saariselkä Sport Resort - 1 min walk
  • Saariselkä Ski Resort - 1 min walk
  • Pyhan Paavalin Chapel - 12 min walk
  • Urho Kekkonen National Park - 18 min walk
  • Kaunispään Tower - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Ivalo (IVL) - 19 min drive


  • Restaurant Kaunispään Huippu - 5 min drive
  • Lounas Niesta - 3 min walk
  • Sport Bistro Pilkku - 3 min drive
  • Ravintola Revontuli - 7 min walk
  • Savottakahvila - 4 min drive

About this property

Northern Lights Village Saariselkä

4-star hotel in a rural location
Take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a free daily manager's reception at Northern Lights Village Saariselkä. Hit the slopes at this hotel offering ski-in/ski-out access, cross-country skiing, and ski equipment rentals. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna. The onsite buffet restaurant, Restaurant Kota, features international cuisine. Enjoy onsite activities like snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a terrace and a coffee shop/cafe.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Limo/town car service, express check-out, and concierge services
  • Multilingual staff, a porter/bellhop, and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the dining options and bar
Room features
All 80 rooms boast comforts such as iPads and air conditioning, as well as thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with heated floors and rainfall showers
  • Wardrobes/closets, electric kettles, and heating


Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle on request for a surcharge
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service
  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas
  • Free daily manager's reception

Restaurants on site

  • Restaurant Kota

Things to do

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Sauna
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • Soundproofed rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour and ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Heated bathroom floor
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • iPad

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar
  • Room service


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Mobile key entry
  • Safe
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 70 per room (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Northern Lights Village Saariselkä Resort Saariselka
Northern Lights Village Saariselkä Resort
Northern Lights Village Saariselkä Saariselka
ern Lights Village Saariselkä
Northern Lights Village Saariselkä Hotel
Northern Lights Village Saariselkä Saariselka
Northern Lights Village Saariselkä Hotel Saariselka

Frequently asked questions

Is Northern Lights Village Saariselkä pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Northern Lights Village Saariselkä?

As of May 29, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Northern Lights Village Saariselkä on Jun 5, 2023 start from $175.47, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Northern Lights Village Saariselkä?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Northern Lights Village Saariselkä?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Northern Lights Village Saariselkä?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Northern Lights Village Saariselkä provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of EUR 70 per room applies.

Where is Northern Lights Village Saariselkä located?

Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Saariselka is within a 5-minute walk of Saariselkä Sport Resort and Saariselkä Ski Resort and close to winter sports such as sledding. Pyhan Paavalin Chapel and Urho Kekkonen National Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).




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10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Simply fabulous
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place really well run. Super helpful and friendly staff. We stayed 5 nights in Feb 2023 in cabin 17, which was great. Cabins 1 to 20 are at the northern most edge of the resort, so you have nice views north of trees and the aurora, and not looking at the backs of more cabins. Top tip, there is a path not shown on the map from opposite cabin 17 direct to reception. First morning we went to reception and arranged activities for every day with the super helpful staff there – snowmobiling, dog sledging, reindeer sleigh ride, and aurora lake trip, all of which were great fun. Good views of the aurora from the warmth and comfort of our cabin when the clouds cleared. Views from the lake (and on route to the lake) were even better due to darker skies. Thanx to Lancashire Matt for a great fun snowmobile ride along interesting back route paths on Lynx 600cc snowmobiles – they were pretty easy to drive, with no gears and lovely heated grips. Dog sledging was with 5 dogs pulling, one person sitting in the sledge and the other driving / hanging on for dear life :-D Swapped driver and passenger half way. Lovely scenery, but very chilly, so I'd recommend wearing a ski mask. Reindeer sleigh ride was nice and sedate, at walking pace, nicely wrapped up warm, again through nice scenery. Transfer from and to airport was organised by the hotel for 70 Euros each way. Contact the resort in advance to request transfer. The office is not manned at weekends, so contact them in advance on
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good

Sara, Chicago

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Northern Lights village was a great property. Mother nature didn't cooperate with Northern Lights but it was a good stay. Travelers should note that this property is closed for the summer and opens in September and runs with limited staff and services until the busy season starts in November. Cabins were amazing, food was very good and staff was very friendly so would definitely recommend.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We enjoyed our stay. Most activities were right on site making them very convenient. Activity costs were a little on the high side.
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2021

10/10 Excellent

Dawn, Aurora

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It’s world class and I love everything about the place!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Northern lights hotel was beautiful and cozy, and the staff arranged the most wonderful aurora and husky sledding trips. Breakfast was delicious and the cabins were clean and lovely!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Was a great holiday, until they forgot to schedule a driver for departing airport transfer - making the return trip very stressful.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Awesome place and so beautiful! We loved it! Every thing was great
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/10 Poor

KeikoOnTheGo, Hawaii

Traveled with group, Business traveler
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
To start- issue w pick up from airport. I let it go took public bus but the hotel interrogated me about it & no apologies- unprofessional. I’ve taken hundreds of trips rarely leave reviews bc never had an experience this bad. Aside from Finnair losing ALL my luggage, hotel was not sympathetic, did nothing to try to help. This is a “high end resort” Mind you! I’ve stayed in hostels w much better service. They don’t have luggage service anyway I saw elderly guests lugging their luggage far away to their cabins in the snow in the cold... Front desk is full of foreign employees who know nothing about proper customer service / communication. Obviously there are serious issues w management. Most of the staff stand around conversate w one another... None of the employees in the hotel greet the guests as they arrive/leave. Most of the servers in the restaurant don’t greet guests, aren’t attentive do not tidy up tables or food areas well. Cabins are adorable, scenery is beautiful but the cabins are too close together, you have zero privacy as everyone can see inside the glass. Many hairs all over my bedding & floors. The wool blanket on the bed was never washed. I understand the hot water conservation/toilet/plumbing situation (eco-friendly) will let that go but inconvenience. Didn’t go to sauna but I heard negative things. Food was mediocre not many options. My driver Aleksi was awesome so was the reindeer guy (both Finnish) My friend also was unimpressed
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020