Gielas Hotel

  • Lapland/Finland, Saariselka

This luxury 4 star Gielas Hotel offers highly recommended deluxe rooms and junior suites, which are located in the deluxe wing of the Tunturi Hotel. The Gielas building offers it's own fireside lounge, bar and a la carte restaurant. The whole property enjoys a peaceful setting, just 250m from the village centre and a few steps to the cross-country ski tracks.  The Tunturi main building, with the main reception and restaurant, is a wonderfully atmospheric hotel with cosy wood-panelled public areas and good food. Tunturi Hotel is only 100m from the Gielas and the ski bus stops outside.

The Gielas Hotel can also be booked as part of our 'Muotka 2-Centre Adventure'.

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 96
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:

    All rooms are located in the Gielas Wing of the Hotel Tunturi, approx. 100m from the main building.

All of the deluxe Gielas Hotel rooms have a balcony, free Wi-Fi, drying closest, safe, bath, sauna, shower, WC, flat screen TV (pay movies), telephone, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge and a hair dryer. Gielas Hotel guests have breakfast in their own hotel but take dinner in the main building of Tunturi Hotel.

  • Superior Twin Room (C4), sleeping 2-4 people. Having twin beds, and 2 single sofa beds for 3-4 person occupancy
  • Junior Suite (D4), sleeping 2-4 people, having the same facilities as detailed above
  • Single Superior Room (E1) is sole occupancy of the twin room (C4) therefore features all the same facilities

 

Accessibility

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

Meals

  • Gielas Hotel guests have an extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast in the Gielas wing
  • Good 3 course buffet dinner with choice of 3 main courses (including vegetarian option), choice of 2 desserts, soup, and a salad buffet.
  • All evening meals are served in the Hotel Tunturi's main building, approx. 100m from the Gielas building.
  • New Year gala dinner and dance included
  • Any specific dietary requirements should be notified at time of booking.
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    At Tunturi main hotel building, approx. 100m away (3 star property)

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Casual 

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet (taken in the Gielas building)

  • Lunch service:

    Not included 

  • Dinner service:

    Buffet (taken in the Tunturi main building approx. 100m away, 3 star property)

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Saariselka

Lapland winter wonderland activity holidays in Saariselkä

Located in the wild mystical north of Lapland, close to Russia and just a few hours from the Arctic Ocean, 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. Here you are deep in Sámi country, the colourful native people of Lapland, many of whom work in the resort and have their own reindeer herds in forests nearby. Saariselkä is renowned for its excellent cross-country ski trails in the adjoining national park. For a really memorable experience sleep under the magical night sky in a cosy thermal glass igloo.

Northern Lights Adventure Weeks. Experience a '7 Night Adventure' at the Muotka Wilderness Lodge or experience our 'Muotka 2-Centre Adventure'.

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 private meeting with Santa, 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 in December includes a farewell dinner with Santa and his reindeer - there's even a small gift and certificate for every child! For even more festive fun, why not indulge in a reindeer sleigh ride or dash through enchanting snow-laden forests on a snowmobile or husky safari!

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 12 km
  • Runs
    6
    0
    0
  • Longest run 1 Km
  • Snowparks

    1 snowpark.

  • Lifts Drag lifts 4, Chairlifts 1, Cablecars 0
  • Slope direction N,E,W
  • Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

 

See Activity Information below


For more information on travel and transport visit our Saariselka page

Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition Winter 2018/19

SPECIAL OFFERS
Special Offer Lift Passes for Inghams guests when pre-booking in the UK for the following 2018/19 dates: 2-15 Dec & 6 Jan-16 Feb incl.
Up to 40% off Ski & Boot Hire when pre-booking (already deducted in above prices). 7 days for the price of 4 days.
Free Day Lift Pass & Equipment Hire for Inghams guests pre-booking 6 days lift pass and/or equipment hire receive 7th day Free issued in resort.
Children Under 6yrs Ski Free and receive Free equipment hire if wearing Free rental helmet and accompanied by an adult.

 

SAVER PACKS

SAVE £££s

 

 


LEARN TO SKI/BOARD*

For complete beginners only

  • 7 days lift pass
  • 7 days 'Blue' ski/board & boot hire*
  • 5 days tuition (1½ hrs per day)

Adult: £232 Child: £196

SKI INCLUSIVE PLUS*

  • 7 days lift pass
  • 7 days 'Blue' ski/board & boot hire*
  • 3 days tuition (1½ hrs per day)

Adult: £240 Child: £206

LEARN TO CROSS-COUNTRY 

  • 7 days 'Blue' ski & boot hire*
  • 3 days tuition (100 minutes per day)

Adult: £117 Child: £71

 

All Ski Inclusive Plus bundles and Learn to Ski packages must be pre-booked in UK and are not bookable locally.
*Learn To Ski, Board & Cross-country is for complete beginners only (guests who have never skied). Any guests booking this package who have skied before will be charged an upgrade cost locally.  
*Ski/Board Saver Pack is for all other levels. 
†Child Ski 6-16yrs/Child Snowboard 7-16yrs. Children 5yrs old should only book tuition as lift pass & equipment are FREE. See Special Offers below.

Lift Passes 

Lift Passes*

Days

Season*

Senior 65yrs+ Adult 17-64yrs† Child 7-16yrs Senior 65yrs+

Child 0-6yrs

Local Area Pass 6 L/H £74 / £105 £123/£175 £74/£105 FREE

 L = Inghams special offer 2-15 Dec & 6 Jan-16 Feb / H = Normal public price 23 Dec - 5 Jan & 17 Feb-16 Mar

Equipment (7 days)

Equipment Description Blue Red

Adult

Skis £65 £93
Ski boots £47 -
Skis & boots £102 £130
Snowboard - £65
Snowboard & boots - £102
Cross-country skis & boots £69 -

Child 6-16yrs

(Child 3-5yrs FREE)

Skis £65 -
Ski boots £47 -
Skis & boots £102 -
Snowboard - £65
Snowboard & boots - £102
Cross-country skis & boots £35 -

Equipment hire is up to 40% off when pre-booking and is already deducted in the above prices.

All ski boots are of the same good standard. 'Blue' or 'Red' skis & boots may be exchanged for snowboard equipment once during rental period at no extra cost. Please see here for description of hire categories.

 Tuition 

TUITION

Days Hours Adult 17yrs+ Child 5-16yrs†
Ski/Snowboard
3/5

1½ hrs per day

£97/£138 £97/£138
Cross-country 3 100 mins per day £83 £41

†Child snowboard tuition = 7-16yrs & Child cross-country tuition = 7-11yrs.

 Thermal Suits & Boots 

Clothing Days Adult 13yrs+ Child 3-12yrs
Thermal Suit
7 £29 £29
Thermal boots 7 £15 £15

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down. Correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

 

Facilities

  • In a peaceful setting 250m from the village centre.
  • The hotel is situated next to the cross-country ski tracks start
  • The ski bus stops outside
  • 3 Restaurants (in main Hotel Tunturi building)
  • Fireside bar
  • Pub in main Hotel Tunturi building
  • Lappish Kota
  • Music and dancing most nights in the main building
  • Massage (pay locally)
  • Ski waxing room
  • Saunas
  • Guest PC and WI-FI (Free) in Lobby lounge
  • Free WI-FI in all hotel rooms and suites

Inghams Plus

  • Early Booking Offers: Save up to £120 per couple - end 30 Sep
  • Free Christmas Dinner with a visit from Santa and his reindeer on 8, 15, 22 and 25 December 2018

Special Offers

Your holiday

Accommodation
Gielas Hotel, Saariselka,
Half Board

Holiday details
13/01/2019,
7 nights,
from Bristol,
4 adults, 0 children
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