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Gielas Hotel

  • Lapland/Finland, Saariselka

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The luxury 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.

This hotel can also be booked as part of our 'Muotka 2-Centre Adventure'.

Added value

Festive Feast - Free to all guests departing in December (last feast Xmas Day)

Pre-book 6 days lift pass and/or equipment hire and receive the 7th day FREE

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 and take dinner in the main building of the Tunturi Hotel.

  • Superior Twin Room (C4), sleeping 2-4 people. Having twin beds, and 2 single sofa beds for 3-4 person occupancy.
  • Deluxe Twin Room, sleeping 2-4 people, include a private sauna, hairdryer, television, coffee/tea/cocoa set, kettle, refrigerator and free WiFi. For the period 23.2 – 14.3 all Inghams guests booking a Superior room in Gielas Hotel will receive a complimentary compulsory upgrade to a more expensive Deluxe Room in the Kontio building (due to Gielas being unavailable to all private bookings at that time). 
  • 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

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. 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. With cosy cafes and the charming Panimo Bar for a hot chocolate to live music. For a really memorable experience sleep under the magical night sky in a cosy thermal glass igloo.

Northern Lights Adventure Week: Experience a '7 Night Adventure' at the Muotka Wilderness Lodge or combine with a visit to Saariselkä with 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 group 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 festive feast - 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
    5
    1
  • 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

Pre-bookable Excursions details and prices:

There are a number of excursions that are eagerly awaiting you and to make the most of your Lapland adventure. Click here to find out more detailed information about each excursion and what they involved, then see below for the duration and price list for Saariselka. 

Overnight Experiences:

Having the opportunity to stay in a Glass Igloo or Aurora Cabin for a night under the stars and Northern Lights spotting, is high on most people’s bucket list. There are a number of options for you to take, so click here to have a read. From Saariselka you have the chance to stay in either a Glass Igloo or Aurora Cabin, and if you really cannot choose then treat yourself to two memorable nights.

Excursion Duration Prices from
Snowmobile Safari 2 hours (from resort)
Approx. 25km
Single (1 adult alone) - Adult: £95
Double (2 sharing)- Adult: £69, Child: £29
Northern Lights Wilderness Dinner 3 hour evening excursion (12km scenic drive) Adult: £65
Child: £35
Reindeer Safari & Sámi Farm visit 2 hours (1½ hours at farm) Adult: £49, Child: £35
Nellim and Russian Border Patsjoki Bridge 5-6 hour excursion (1½ hours scenic drive)
(operates with minimum 4 guests)
Adult: £99
Child £49
Husky Safari 5km Safari
2½ hours (1½ hours at farm and on safari)
Adult: £79
Child: £45
Snowshoe Safari (daytime or evening) 2 hours Adult: £45
Child: £25
Sámi Museum and Inari Village 5 hour excursion (1 hour scenic drive)
(operates with minimum 6 guests)
Adult: £59
Child: £55
Visit Santa's Home 3 hour excursion
1 Dec – 29 Dec incl.
Adult: £69
Child: £59
Kakslauttanen Glass Igloo Included: choice of evening excursion,
breakfast and 3 course dinner
Small glass igloo: £404
Kelo-glass igloo: £515
Aurora Cabin Continental breakfast included From: £195

 

Notes for all above excursions:Please note that we act at all times as the selling agent for the supplier of these excursions and activities.Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather and other conditions.

  • Child age for Husky, Reindeer and Snowmobile safaris is 4-12yrs.
  • Children 0-3yrs are free (transport must be prebooked) but are not allowed on 10km or 22km Husky or any Snowmobile safaris.
  • Snowmobile drivers must be 18yrs+ and bring a full, valid photographic driver's licence with them.
  • Children aged 8yrs or above must be at lest 140cm tall to ride as a passenger on a snowmobile. Children under this height or less than 8yrs will be towed in a sled behind the guide. 
  • Single riders who have purchased a sharing snowmobile may need to upgrade locally to a single driving snowmobile, if a sharing snowmobile is not available.
  • The overnight stay can be pre-booked but the exact day of the week will only be confirmed within 3 working days of booking as all reservations are subject to availability.
  • Kakslauttanen Glass Igloo child age is 4-11years and Aurora Cabin child age is 4-14years, 0-3 are only free if sleeping in parents bed.

    Travel insurance is a condition of booking with us, and you should ensure that your chosen policy covers the activities that you plan to take part in during your holiday. Your policy should provide cover for your own personal and medical expenses, however individual policies will not cover damage to snowmobiles or skidoos and a compulsory excess will be payable directly to the supplier of the snowmobile/skidoo excursion.

 

Location in resort
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  • Location Description:
    • 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

For more information on travel and transport visit our Saariselka page

Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition Winter 2019/20

SPECIAL OFFERS
Special Offer 'Low Season' Lift Passes for Inghams guests when pre-booking in the UK for the following 2019/20 dates: 1-14 Dec & 5 Jan-15 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: £226 Child: £190

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*

Adult 17-63yrs Child 7-16yrs & Senior 64yrs+ 

Child 0-5yrs

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

L = Inghams special offer 1-14 Dec & 5 Jan-15 Feb / H = Normal public price 15 Dec - 4 Jan & 16 Feb - 30 Apr

Equipment Hire (7 days)

Equipment Description Blue Red

Adult

 

Skis £63 £126
Ski boots £46 -
Skis & boots

£99

£126
Snowboard - £63
Snowboard & boots - £99
Cross-country skis & boots £69 -

Child 6-16yrs

(Child 3-5yrs FREE)

 

Skis £63 -
Ski boots £46 -
Skis & boots £99 -
Snowboard - £63
Snowboard & boots - £99
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

£94/£134 £94/£134
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 £26 £13
Thermal boots 7 £13 £7

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

  • 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

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per person from £599
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Gielas Hotel
Saariselka, Half Board
26/01/2020 - 7 nights
3 adults
From Bristol
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