In Rovaniemi, there are several accommodation possibilities (hotels, cottages, apartments…): it is quite easy to get lost, even more when we are far away! Whatever the type of accommodation you will choose, they all have benefits and disadvantages: it depends on what you are looking for.
We untangled everything for you, listing the types of accommodation you can choose to spend the best holiday! They are organized as following:
One more time, all the accommodations are unique, and have some advantages and disadvantages: whatever you are looking for, you will find what you need!
#3 : Apukka Resort : for the glass igloos!
Advantages: Apukka Resort offers different types of rooms, including glass igloos: with good conditions and luck, you might have the opportunity to see the northern lights dancing above your head directly from your bed. Finally, they offer a wide range of excursions.
Disadvantages: Apukka Resort is located 16 km far away from the city center, and 8 km from Santa Claus Village (but the resort offers transfer service if you want to move around; you can also call a taxi (€€€: around 35€ from Apukka to Santa Claus Village; around 30€ from the airport to the city center of Rovaniemi).
#2 : Sky Hotel : for the view!
Advantages: Located on the Ounasvaara hill, the Sky Hotel is on the heights of the city, and offers a great view over Rovaniemi and its surroundings. Its restaurant is known for the quality and its chef (Michelin star chef). Promenade paths through the forest are passing by the hotel, to discover the surrounding walking.
Disadvantages: The location: you need a car or a taxi service if you want to reach the city center (5 km)
#1 : The log cabin in Lapland by the river
Advantages: A cute wooden cottage (private and unique, not a field of cottages as in Santa Claus Village), with a big glass window to enjoy the great view: nature is yours from dawn to dusk, in a quiet landscape. It is a great way to be far from the city center and its pollutants, only 10 min by car from Rovaniemi.
Disadvantages: A car is necessary, or a taxi service (€€€), even if most of the tourism agencies organizing the activities include a pick-up and drop-off service.