Tunturi Hotel

  • Lapland/Finland, Saariselka

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The Tunturi Hotel is a wonderfully atmospheric hotel with a peaceful setting 250 metres from the village centre and next to the cross country ski tracks.  With cosy wood-panelled public areas, good cuisine and comfortable rooms, it provides good standard accommodation. Rooms are also available in the recently added luxury 4 star superior Gielas Hotel building.

Great location

The Hotel Tunturi has a peaceful location set back from the village, surrounded by lovely snowy forests and offers easy access to the cross country ski tracks. Ideally situated just a short distance from the main village, where you can find a handful of souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants, plus the toboggan slopes and bus stop taking you to the ski area.

Cosy accommodation

The main Tunturi building is where you'll find the reception and the restaurant, where you'll have your breakfast and evening meals. It has a colourful history and its façade has features from functionalism, designed by a awarded Finnish architect Kurt Moberg. The bedrooms and apartments are located in separate buildings nearby. This includes the superior four star Gielas Hotel building, with its own cosy bar and restaurant for breakfast, is is one of our most popular Lapland hotels.  

Lounge and bar 

After a day of exploring Saariselka, relax in the cosy and inviting public areas, decorated with wood panelling. Enjoy a drink in the Bar & Grill Pirtti which has a laid back home away from home feel, or sit back and relax with the live entertainment which if often on throughout the winter season. 


  • Located in the Arctic Circle
  • Europe's most northern ski resort 
  • 18.5 kilometres of slopes available for skiing and snowboarding 
  • Unbeatable snow coverage all season

Located in the wild mystical north of Lapland, Saariselkä is an exceptionally friendly, uncommercialised resort with a unique frontier atmosphere. With magnificent Arctic wilderness scenery just on the doorstep, it makes an ideal resort for an all-round winter wonderland adventure. The skies are often a deep hue of pink and purple, the pine trees heavily laden with snow, and being so far north there is a good possibility of seeing the Northern Lights too. In Saariselkä, you're deep in Sámi country, where many people from the indigenous community of Lapland live and work today.

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Arctic skiing and activity holidays in Saariselkä

Saariselkä is Europe's most northern ski resort and is renowned for its excellent cross-country ski trails in the adjoining National Park. In Saariselkä there are over 200 kilometres of cross country ski tracks, 34 of which are illuminated - so you can make the most of these tracks despite the polar nights. The general ski area is spread across the Iisakkipää and Kaunispää fells and is best suited for beginners and intermediates. The ski schools here speak English and all of the slopes lead back to the same area in the valley where you'll be able to warm up in the café or by a campfire.

Apart from skiing, Saariselkä offers a range of winter excursions that'll make you Lapland holiday complete. There'll be plenty of opportunities for reindeer and husky sleigh safaris as well as snowmobiling, snow shoeing and many more exciting activities! On holidays during November and December you'll even have the chance to meet Santa

Northern lights adventures

Staying in Saariselkä, you can experience one of our unique Northern lights adventures. Book a '7 Night Adventure' at the Muotka Wilderness Lodge where you'll receive a set itinerary filled with fun winter excursions like husky sledding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Alternatively if you can't decide where you want to stay, combine the northern lights adventure with a visit to Saariselkä resort centre with our 'Muotka 2-Centre Adventure' for the best of both worlds. We also offer single night excursions if you would prefer - for a really memorable experience sleep under the magical night sky in a cosy Aurora Cabin.

Where to stay in Saariselkä

We offer a range of hotels and apartments in Saariselkä, all located in the centre of resort so you'll have easy access to everything you'll need during your stay. The Holiday Club Spa Hotel has some great spa facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool. 

New for winter 2023/2024, the Kuukkeli Log Cabins will help you achieve that magical Lapland feel on your ski holiday. These cosy cabins are the ideal for a trip in the arctic circle and are also located close to the centre of resort.

Feel like adding a touch of luxury to your trip? We'd recommend staying in the Star Arctic Hotel or the Top Star Glass Cubes. Both of these stylish accommodations are located on top of the fell so are the perfect choice if you're hoping to catch a glimpse of the Northern lights. 

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Saariselkä

On an Ingham's Lapland holiday you'll have your flights, transfers and accommodation, plus thermal suits and boots included. All you'll need to do is decide which activities you want to add on. Skiiers and boarders can add on lift passes, equipment and lessons with us too. Our Ingham's Representatives based in Saariselkä are also on hand to help you make the most of your Lapland holiday - if you need any advice, tips or assistance while you're away, they will be there to help. 

Did you know that if you book a 7 night holiday to Lapland in December you can also visit Santa in his home?

Simply pick up and purchase the Visit Santa's Home excursion at the time of booking and the whole family can enjoy a group meeting with Santa, a gift for children, feed and pet Santa's reindeer and see how Elf Smith sends presents around the world! Warm up inside with hot drinks and ginger biscuits.

Every 7 night holiday to Lapland departing before Christmas includes a magical festive feast! For even more festive fun, why not indulge yourself in a reindeer sleigh ride or dash through enchanting snow-laden forests on a snowmobile or husky safari!

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 12 km
Runs 6 5 1
Longest run 1 Km

1 snowpark.

Lifts Drag lifts 4, Chairlifts 1, Cablecars 0
Slope direction N,E,W
Ski/resort bus True
  • No. of rooms: 96
  • No. of buildings: 6
  • No. of floors: 3


Standard twin rooms are around 22m2 and sleep two to four people. These rooms have twin beds and an additional sofa bed suitable for one adult or two children. The double sofa bed is only provided if the full occupancy reached

Standard sole occupancy twin rooms are available, these rooms have twin beds and are around 22m2


Please note that all rooms are located in several buildings approx. 100 metres from the main building.


Bedroom facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • WC
  • TV (movies available for a local charge)
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

The Tuntui Hotel does not have adapted rooms, the Gielas Hotel building has a lift and is suitable for wheelchair users. Please give our Reservations team a call, so we can advise if this accommodate is suitable for your needs.

The village centre is a 250 metre walk from the hotel. The hotel is located 1.5 kilometres from the ski slopes and the nearest ski bus stop is just outside the hotel.

  • 3 Restaurants
  • Fireside bar
  • Pub
  • Lappish Kota
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the lobby, lounge and accommodation
  • Music and dancing most nights in the main building
  • massage (pay locally)
  • Ski waxing room
  • Saunas
  • Guest PC

The Tunturi Hotel is on a half board basis.

All meals are served in the hotel's main reception building, approx. 100 metres from the hotel room buildings.

Each morning you can enjoy an extensive breakfast buffet which includes a continental offering with hot options.

A three course buffet dinner will be served each night, with a choice of main courses, including vegetarian option, two desserts, soup and a salad buffet.

New Years gala dinner and dance included.

  • No of restaurants: 3

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

The Tunturi Hotel can cater for a variety of dietary requirements (vegetarians, gluten free and dairy free). Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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per person from £1159
Includes £50pp discount
19/01/2025 - 7 nights
4 adults
From London Gatwick
Half Board
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