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1 room, 2 adults

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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Star Arctic Hotel

from A$188
  • 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
  • Taidenayttelytila Kuulas - 19.8 mi / 31.8 km
  • Ivalo River Beach - 20.1 mi / 32.4 km
  • Uimaranta - 20.2 mi / 32.5 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
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.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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 self parking on site

  • Free nearby parking

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
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

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
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.

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 to 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Star Arctic Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves Scandinavian cuisine.
  • 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 104 reviews

Good 6.0
room was brand new but had fairly strong smell of new construction, which at time was a little unbearable. Daily house keeping had to be requested and was not provided timely. Breakfast was average with only few selections. On the plus side, Good bedding and good bathroom facilities.
hong, au4 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
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
Best view in the town, Friendly staff, room and bed are so comfortable. their outdoors activity are well organised.
wai kuen, sg2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Amazing stay, great location, friendly staff, fun activities. It would be useful if the staff at reception gave more guidance or had a little more info/specific details on what you can do at the property, as well as the neighbouring ski/toboggan run (prices, opening times, routes etc.)
Timothy, gb3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful spot - the rooms are amazing!
The resort is great, we were offseason so lots of mud and rain as opposed to winter but that didn't put us off at all although I imagine in winter it is absolutely magnificent. The room is incredible. Spacious, cooking facilities, the bathroom is huge, the sauna is amazing, there is a great view and the balcony and view is great. There is also a clothes dryer - perfect for northern weather!
Joseph, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Northern lights from your cabin!
The view from this hotel is amazing, whether you are sting in one of the Aurora cabins or one with a view of the village. The hotel staff were helpful and accommodating and provided some thoughtful extras for husband's birthday. The breakfast had a range of items available. and the evening meal we had in the restaurant was delicious. We loved everything about this visit, especially being able to see the northern lights and a million stars from our aurora cabin roof!
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice cabin with beautiful night view
The aurora room was definitely fantastic with heating for the windows to make sure snow does not block the view. Toilet floor was also heated so no worries about cold floor tiles. As for the service, there was some hiccups but quickly resolved. Special mention about Leena and especially the reindeer lady, can't remember her name, they make us feel so welcome and that makes it one of our best experience we had in our 10 days Finland trip. Restaurant food was also very good and we even tried the bear soup with truffles. Only feedback is the hotel should do something about its lighting at the reception building. It is very bright and actually causes light pollution, especially if you want to see the northern lights. But luckily we did see the faint lights in the cabin but have to travel further from the hotel to catch a better view.
Yong Fei, sg1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best hotel in Saariselka
We LOVED the hotel and the location. The staff was super friendly and the accommodations were like brand new. There wasn't any snow yet unfortunately, but we were able to book a guide to see the Northern Lights and that was amazing. Without the guide we wouldn't have known what to do or see.
Tanya, us2 night family trip

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