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Apukka Resort Rovaniemi

Finland / Rovaniemi, Lapland
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Full description
A glistening snow-covered resort in the capital of Lapland, surrounded by wilderness lakes and magical Arctic nature, just 10 minutes from the official home of Santa Claus!

A ‘bucket-list' retreat quite unlike any other, Apukka Resort Rovaniemi is breath-takingly located in one of the most beautiful parts of the world... the glistening capital of Lapland, to be exact.

Not only could you cross the Arctic Circle every day if you chose, but you could also pay a visit to Santa himself! Rovaniemi was declared the official hometown of Santa Claus in 1985, and the fairytale Santa Claus Village is just 10 minutes from the resort.

Surrounded by shimmering wilderness lakes, the resort thrives with Arctic nature and Lappish culture alike.

Nowhere else do each of the seasons appear quite so beautiful, from nature bathing in the midnight summer sun, to sparkling ice adventures and crackling bonfires under starry winter skies... in which you might also get to see the elusive Northern Lights.

There's a wide variety of resort accommodation to choose from, to suit single travellers, couples, families, and groups of friends.  

The bespoke-designed Komsio and Kammi Aurora suites, each sleeping two guests, afford full 360-degree sky views right from your bed, while the larger Kammi Family Suites are set by Lake Olkka, and feature two bedrooms with a spacious lounge area.

The Aurora Cabins are glass ‘igloos' that, if you're lucky, will showcase those magical Northern Lights dancing across the sky... and with its heated panoramic glass roof, you can enjoy breath-taking scenes of nature without built-up snow ruining the view!

Or how about bedding down in an Aurora Wagon, set on a snowy hilltop or a frozen lake, with a bonfire prepped outside for epic stargazing?

If you've got an even larger group in tow, Villa Apukka, a stunning house built in 1948, boasts three generous bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an electric sauna.

Last but by no means least are the ‘Frozen'-style Ice Cabins, created from logs of pure ice! Even though the temperature inside is between 0 and -5 degrees, you'll sleep on a super-thick thermal sleeping bag covered with luxurious reindeer hides, so you'll feel perfectly toasty.

What else? Well, there's a 100-year-old timber log restaurant to help you enjoy traditional Lappish cuisine around an enormous stone fireplace.

You can also indulge in a spectacular array of seasonal adventures. During winter in particular a world of wonders await, including husky tours, night-time snowmobile safaris, snowshoe walks, sauna experiences, ice fishing, and even meeting the Arctic animals at Ranua Wildlife Park.

To make your stay even more magical, at Christmas time you can take a reindeer sleigh-ride to Santa through the magic forest... complete with warm drinks, cookies, and entertainment from the resident elves before you meet the man himself!

In short, to stay at Apukka Resort is to embark on a unique holiday that will linger long in your memory forever after.

Things to note

The resort is 15 minutes from Rovaniemi Airport. Transfers available. The resort has a front desk which is staffed according to seasonal hours. Catering options include half or full board, or choose from Apukka's own a la carte menu.

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The basics

The basics

Region: Rovaniemi, Lapland
Cost (from): £307 per night (Aurora)
Sleeps: Varies
Bedrooms: Varies
Bathrooms: Ensuite
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 1946

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Snow-covered nature resort with accommodation to suit all travellers.  Please see the resort website for a full list of what's included in each.

2 guests: Komsio & Kammi Suites, Aurora Cabins, Aurora Wagons, Ice Cabins

4-6 guests: Kammi Family Suites

7+ guests: Villa Apukka

There is a restaurant on site.

Local Activities

Please see the resort website for the wide range of seasonal activities available.

At a glance

At a glance

  • A snow-covered resort surrounded by Arctic nature and wilderness lakes in Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland.
  • Choose from a wide range of accommodation to suit singles, couples, families, and larger groups.
  • For a truly magical experience, why not book an overnight stay in a ‘Frozen'-style Ice Cabin, created from logs of pure ice?
  • Some of the accommodation features kitchen facilities, and there is a restaurant on site serving traditional Lappish cuisine. Breakfast is included each morning.
  • There is a wide range of seasonal activities available, from snowmobile safaris to husky tours, or meeting Santa in his official home. You may even get the chance to see the Northern Lights in one of the finest locations to spot them!

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