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Star Arctic Hotel

4-star4 stars
Kaunispää, Saariselka, Lapland, 99830, Finland

Saariselka ski-in/ski-out hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Best view in the town, Friendly staff, room and bed are so comfortable. their outdoors…Dec 24, 2019
  • The aurora room was definitely fantastic with heating for the windows to make sure snow…Jan 27, 2019

Star Arctic Hotel

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$217
  • Aurora Cabin
  • View Suite
  • View Suite with Sauna

What’s around Star Arctic Hotel


  • Pyhan Paavalin Chapel - 21 min walk
  • Saariselkä Sport Resort - 23 min walk
  • Saariselka Ski Resort - 25 min walk
  • Angry Birds Activity Park Saariselka - 25 min walk
  • Urho Kekkonen National Park - 36 min walk
  • Ruijanpolku - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Taidenayttelytila Kuulas - 19.8 mi / 31.8 km
  • Ivalo River Beach - 20.1 mi / 32.4 km

Getting around

  • Ivalo (IVL) - 23 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 57 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 4 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Finland may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed*

  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Free offsite parking nearby

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
Things to do
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Year Built - 2017
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Finnish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Star Arctic - This restaurant specializes in Scandinavian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Star Arctic Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Star Arctic Hotel Saariselka
  • Star Arctic Hotel Hotel Saariselka
  • Star Arctic Saariselka
  • Star Arctic
  • Star Arctic Hotel Finland/Saariselka
  • Star Arctic Hotel Hotel
  • Star Arctic Hotel Saariselka


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 75 per room (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Star Arctic Hotel

  • Does Star Arctic Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Star Arctic Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Star Arctic Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Star Arctic Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Star Arctic Hotel?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 10 per pet, per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Star Arctic Hotel?
    You can check in from 4 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Star Arctic Hotel?
    Yes, Star Arctic offers Scandinavian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Siberia (2 mi), Café-ravintola Kuukkeli (2.1 mi), and Laanilan Kievari (3.3 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Star Arctic Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM on request. The charge is EUR 75 per room one-way.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 108 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Location is a little secluded, so not easy to get to shops on foot. However, it's a lovely place to wind down and get away from the hustle and bustle. Hotel organises a range of activities that one can look into (at an additional price) - our highlight was the reindeer experience which was superb. Our room was the aurora cabin and it was spacious, comfortable, modern and well-heated. The changeable LED lights were a nice touch. Only complaint would be that the reception staff seemed a little at a loss when we wanted to confirm the activities we had booked (via-email) - seemed to us like the activity booking didn't seem to be tied into our room reservation. Or if it were, she wasn't inclined to help us look up what we had booked. That aside, we had a lovely stay and would definitely consider coming back.
Hill, sg2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Staffs are very friendly, helped us to contact the car rental company when our car has a problem. Rooms are fine and clean, but the stairs are of awkward orientation. The road leading to the hotel is unpaved, so be careful when driving especially at night.
sg3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The aurora cabins were great, and the staff was very helpful.
us4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Brilliant hotel, we went for the northern lights and skiing and found the hotel to be a perfect choice. It was approx 50metres to the perfect place to see the northern lights and the ski lift was a similar distance or you could take the toboggan slide which was a lot of fun. Breakfasts were brilliant and rooms really well stocked with a microwave / fridge and hob. Heated cupboards for drying clothes after the slopes! Evening meal was lovely although the menu didn’t change (only 5 items to pick from) so might be worth trying a trip into the town centre which is 2.6km away. Excellent for kids too! Great place would go back!
gb3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Visiting Lapland
We were visiting Saariselka for a Wedding and chose to stay at Star Arctic. The location of the hotel gives amazing views and is situated at the top of the ski slope, allowing you to ski, toboggan or take the ski lift down to the town. Walking down/up however takes around 35 mins. We felt the hotel could have provided a shuttle bus service into the town as the hotel only has one restaurant with quite a restricted menu. There is only one other restaurant close to the hotel (2 minutes walk) however this closes at 5pm with the Ski slope and not an option for dinner. The room was a good size, well presented and clean. There were 2 days however where towels were not changed and house keeping did not make up the room. The stairs that take you up to the bedroom are extremely steep and narrow, which may make it inaccessible for older people or dangerous for children. The buffet breakfast provided was nice but again quite limited in terms of choice. The staff were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The excursion we did was the Aurora Snowmobile Hunting, which was really great and would definitely recommended.
gb4 night trip
Very good 8.0
We loved the hotel, we stayed in an aurora cabin, it was nice, cute, and it was lovely over looking the snow from bed, the stars were amazing. I’m not sure if you’d get to see the northern lights from there, definitely not as well as in a trip as there’s a bit of light pollution from cars and you get a reflection from the neighbours cabin if their light is on. But the hotel was lovely and a great location, you’re at the top of the ski lift, so you can sledge into town or to the ski resort to hire skis and a lift pass. We had a great stay thankyou
Hannah, gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The window heater doesn’t help much. Still have a large piece of snow for switching on half day
Chebi, hk1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent service. We booked all the activities in the hotel. Great experience.
Osvaldo, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful Views
Thoroughly enjoyed my two-night stay in one of the aurora cabins, which are small, but perfect for one or two people. The bed is situated directly under the heated glass ceiling, and the cabin itself stayed nice and warm. The bathroom floors are even heated! The staff at the main building are helpful and accommodating, and the activity desk easily booked both airport transit and a tour for me (both at a fee). The included breakfast is pretty extensive, and the top of Saariselka Ski & Sport trails are only a short walk away. The only items that I would note is that use of the sauna will cost extra, and that this hotel - to its benefit for the views - is located beyond the rest of the shops and restaurants in Saariselka, so you'll have to take a taxi or other transport to get there. Overall, a wonderful experience, and I fully recommend this hotel.
Rachel, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Location for Northern Lights viewing
We stayed 1 night in an Aurora cabin during January. Unfortunatly we did not see the Northern Lights, as the weather was too cloudy, but we still enjoyed our glass roof cabin experience. The Aurora Cabins were very modern inside, and the glass roof was heated, for clear viewing of the sky. These cabins are facing the North, to maximise your chances of seeing the lights. The Star Artic Hotel resort is located on the top of a big hill, which offers really good views over Sarriselkä and Inari. The best viewing point for the Northern Lights (i.e. the Triangulation Tower) is only 300m away from the hotel. We ate dinner at the Star Artic restaurant, which was fine dining & delicious, but a little more pricy than in-town options. Staff were very friendly. Buffet breakfast was included, which offered a good range of options. Checkout was at 12noon which was great. A good tip is to ask reception staff to book you a cab for the trip back into town 24hrs in advance, as you will get a cheaper fare, i.e. 10 euros instead of 20 euros.
Renee, au1 night trip

Star Arctic Hotel