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Star Arctic Hotel
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Star Arctic Hotel

Ylämajantie 1, 99830 Saariselka, Lapland, Finland
+358 444 194 000   Official website

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Star Arctic Hotel - Saariselka, Finland
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Distance to city centre 1.2 mi
Location rating 7.9
Nearest airport Ivalo
Distance to airport 12.1 mi


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  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    Mountain top view is beautiful

    Not enough parking spots and the light reflection from other units and the ski resort(the red light pole) impacts the sky view through the glass at night.

  • Good
    Feb 2020

    Location is amazing, on a hill overlooking the area. Breakfast is okay for a hotel that size with everything you need but not huge. More coffee options instead of just filter coffee would have been nice. They had a few gluten free things as well. Cabins are nice but it was always a bit cold in there even with the highest temperature setting. Staff was very friendly.

    It is crazy expensive and for that price I expect at least some services to be included. For example the sauna costs additionally 15 Euros per use (the one for two people, the other one for up to 10 people was 25.). We did the 2 hour husky experience which was announced to be a 45min husky ride. In the end it turned out, you go there, get a short introduction, ride the huskies for only about 20-25min (it was 4km). Then you have some time to pet them and take pictures, then you get a hot juice or chocolate and then you go back. Thats it. (They provide you with warm clothes though).

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    I proposed to my girlfriend while staying at Star Arctic and was in contact with Ida at reception prior to arrival. Ida went above and beyond to make our stay magical. Ida organised chocolates and roses I had ordered. We were also provided with a complementary upgrade on our sauna booking. This was a fantastic experience. While staying here we enjoyed the superb dinning experience with breath taking views and second to none service. I would recommend the glass roof cabins as they are quite the experience especially when they provide you with the ability to view the aurora from the comfort of your bed! Would love to have stayed for more than two days and will most certainly return.

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    The property itself was amazing. The main complaint I have involves certain members of the front desk staff and servers for the restaurant. I wouldn’t classify them as rude but there was certainly a lack of hospitality on their part and an absentmindedness in select situations as well. Given its physical location up north on a hill with no other buildings surrounding it in the Finnish Lapland, it would be extremely easy to see new incoming patrons of the hotel arrive with all their luggage especially when the hotel offers a shuttle service from the airport and the main reception area is steps away from the entrance to the hotel. My girlfriend and I were not expecting to check into our room right away as we had arrived early in the morning but as we approached the reception area there were 3 employees just standing looking at us and each other (I suppose to see who would take the initiative to welcome us). Finally after the 2 ladies nudged the man to speak to us we mentioned that we knew it was early and didn’t expect the room to be ready but we were checking in to which the man started shaking his head saying that’s not possible. Again, that’s something that we knew but being so flat out inhospitable was unnecessary. To add insult to injury the same man said that we could leave our luggage suitcases by reception and when the room was ready the staff would bring them to the rooms. This never happened and we needed to walk down a steep slope covered in snow and ice with our bags to get to our rooms located outside and around the main reception building. The employees never mentioned that a shuttle could take us to the center of town for a fraction of the price of paying a cab which we only found out after the fact. Lastly, it took 25-30 minutes to pay for dinner after having asked the Asian gentleman who was our server for the bill.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Everything was clean and the welcome was great. I would definitely stay here again.

    The lack of breakfast options and the cutlery/plates were not cleaned properly

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Located in Saariselka, Star Arctic Hotel is a 4-minute drive from Pyhan Paavalin Chapel and 5 minutes from Angry Birds Activity Park Saariselka. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8.6 Excellent

based on 679 reviews









Things to know

  • Nice sauna
  • Modern Hotel
  • Great view

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Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Concierge service
Gift shop
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Complimentary breakfast
Coffee shop
24-hour front desk
Fitness centre
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Continental breakfast
Free parking
Wedding services

FAQs when booking at Star Arctic Hotel

Where is Star Arctic Hotel located?

Star Arctic Hotel is located at Ylämajantie 1, 1.2 miles from the centre of Saariselka. Saariselän hiihtokeskus is the closest landmark to Star Arctic Hotel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Star Arctic Hotel?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Star Arctic Hotel.

Does Star Arctic Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Star Arctic Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Star Arctic Hotel offer free parking?

Yes, Star Arctic Hotel offers free parking.

Does Star Arctic Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Star Arctic Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Star Arctic Hotel from the airport?

Star Arctic Hotel is 12.1 miles from Ivalo. Star Arctic Hotel is 83.9 miles from Kittilä.

Can you bring pets to Star Arctic Hotel?

Yes, Star Arctic Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.

Does Star Arctic Hotel have a pool?

No, Star Arctic Hotel does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Saariselän hiihtokeskus 0.6 mi
  • Kiilopaa 7.6 mi
  • Urho Kekkosen kansallispuisto 25.6 mi
  • Siida 34.7 mi
  • Lemmenjoki National Park 47.7 mi
  • Luosto 89.7 mi

Getting around

Ivalo 12.1 mi
Kittilä 83.9 mi

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