Star Arctic Hotel Saariselkä 4* & Optional Helsinki Extension - Saariselka - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Head to Lapland for the frost-filled adventure of a lifetime at the fantastic Star Arctic Hotel Saariselkä 4*.
  • Here, our members will be accommodated in charming Scenic View Suites, complete with delicious full board dining and a range of incredible, included excursions!
  • This offer comes with the additional opportunity to begin and end your trip in Helsinki, with a stylish stay in a Standard Room at the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*.

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Your Destination

Saariselkä is located in the Far North of Finnish Lapland, so is particularly suitable for the sighting of the Northern Lights - a natural phenomenon that often occurs at these latitudes. It's also a prime gateway to the Urho Kekkonen National Park and is surrounded by amazing snow-covered scenery, drawing visitors from across the globe.

Saariselkä is an authentic area where nearly 200 Sami herders live. Snow generally arrives around the end of November here, making it the best time to visit the area. From the top of the mountain overlooking the resort, on clear days, you can see all of Lapland up to the border with Norway in the north and with Russia in the East: a breathtaking view of endless snow-covered forests, frozen lakes, wide plains and sublime mountains.

Our Optional Offers

Saariselkä 4* Only
4-night stay at the Star Arctic Hotel Saariselkä 4*

Saariselkä 4* & Helsinki Extension
1-night stay at the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*
4-night stay at the Star Arctic Hotel Saariselkä 4*
1-night stay at the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*

Star Arctic Hotel Saariselkä 4*

A stay at The Star Arctic Hotel Saariselkä 4* provides the ultimate opportunity to experience endless arctic scenery, magical natural beauty, an untouched, unmatched environment, and unique local cultures. From inside the hotel's plush guestrooms and cosy lounges, guests will be able to enjoy a full view of Saariselkä, with the opportunity to spot the astounding Northern Lights after nightfall from a perfect position on the Kaunispaa fell. The hotel is an architectural masterpiece, offering guests unparalleled views of Lapland in an out-of-this-world location.

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a stay in a Scenic View Suite.

Scenic View Suite

Each of the hotel's impressive Scenic View Suites are equally comfortable and elegant, promising guests contemporary furnishings and eco-conscious design. The Suites are built in a duplex style, allowing guests to watch the northern lights while in bed from the loft window. On the lower floor, guests will enjoy a cosy sitting area, situated right next to a scenic window where our members can look out on the blissful Finnish countryside.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
or
Adults
1 Adult
+
1 Child

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a Full Board stay (Breakfast, lunch and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks).

The hotel's fantastic restaurant promises guests elegant buffet-style dishes and locally-sourced, natural produce in a casual atmosphere. While the fish is caught at the nearby Inari Lake, the reindeer meat is sourced straight from the traditional Sami reindeer breeders. The bar offers a wide array of beverages, including a fine selection of wines and a refreshing list of cocktails.

Please Note: the hotel is also able to cater for vegetarians

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

Your Time

In addition to the fantastic opportunities and activities this hotel offers outside in the Finnish countryside, the Star Arctic Hotel Saariselkä 4* boasts two inviting saunas and a lavish Jacuzzi, where guests can unwind and enjoy a view window promising potential sightings of the Northern Lights! The hotel is also ideal for skiing conditions during the winter, and offers ski-in / ski-out access to the slopes of Saariselkä!

Optional Stopover in Helsinki

You may choose to extend your trip by adding a 2-night stopover (first and last night of stay) at the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4* or Similar in Helsinki. Here, our members will be accommodated in Standard Rooms on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis.

Please Note: If this hotel is not available, guests will be accommodated in a hotel of a similar standard and geographic location.

Finland's capital is an eclectic mix of East and West, set on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. A neo-classical gem with an art nouveau quarter, laced with Alvar Aalto's spectacular modern architecture. Discover smart pavement cafés on Esplanade, gourmet restaurants at a fraction of London prices, and concerts and ballet at Finlandia Hall.

Visit the squares and cathedrals that make up the older aspects of this city, while making sure not to miss out on the legendary contemporary design scene. The city's gourmet side is also flourishing, with new gastro eateries offering locally sourced tasting menus popping up at dizzying speed. Discover this city's quirky charm during your stay and fall in love with the style of life that so many have fallen in love with during their travels.

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*

Stylish, and wonderfully revamped, the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4* showcases Finnish phenomena in an innovative way.  The Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4* is ideally located next to the Kamppi Shopping Centre, close to the Parliament House. This hotel provides quick access to local cultural events, shopping, work meetings or visits to relatives. Families with children will love the Natural History Museum across the road, not to mention the hotel's playroom and swimming pool.

Please note: Some facilities may incur an additional fee, payable locally.

Your Room

In each of the hotel's comfortable and sleek Standard Rooms, you can immerse yourself in Finnish Sisu, midsummer, a fairytale forest, total tranquilllity or a winter storm, right in the heart of Helsinki. Choose your own favourite when you arrive at the hotel!

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
or
Adults
1 Adult
+
1 Child

Your Board Basis

Pub Adjutantti
Acosy corner where you can enjoy an evening in a relaxed pub atmosphere, chatting and enjoying great drinks. The hotel's pub also offers live music by famous Finnish artists twice a month.

Bistro Manu
At this chic bistro, food and drink is served with a masterly touch. From the sublime dishes, to the tasty cocktails and the welcoming environment, guests are sure to feel at home at Bistro Manu.

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Your Time

In addition to boasting a prime city-centre location, the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4* is home to a stunning 14-metre indoor swimming pool, which allows guests to indulge and pamper themselves to the fullest! Why not finish with a sauna in one of the hotel's 3 saunas afterwards?

Your Included Excursions

Our members have the following excursions included in their stay.

Please Note: During the following excursions, guests will benefit from full winter/outdoor/thermal clothing and an English-speaking guide throughout. This clothing consists of an all-in-one suit and thermal boots but we recommend also bringing additional thermal layers, hats, gloves and scarves. The timings/activities will be organised on arrival in a meeting with the hotel's guide.

You must ensure that you have travel insurance to cover you for the activities.

Extended Husky Experience

Your Included Excursions
Includes:
- Full outdoor equipment, including thermal clothing and gear
- Transportation to and from Husky farm
- Guidance on how to drive husky sledges and safety instructions
- 3-hour Husky drive
- Warm drink and snack by the fire

Please Note:
- Safari starts and ends at hotel reception
- Duration: 4 hours
- The exact duration may vary according to weather and the number of participants
- Driver can be changed during the break

Aurora Hunting by Car

Your Included Excursions
Includes:
- Full outdoor equipment, including thermal clothing and gear
- Visiting Northern lights spotting areas by car
- Chance of taking photos of the Northern lights
- Warm drink included

Please Note:
- Safari starts and ends at hotel reception
- Duration: 3 hours
- The exact duration and routes can vary depending on weather and the number of participants
- Departures: Every day at 20:00 pm
- The guides will be guiding to multiple locations where the Northern lights may appear. The guides may choose to use their discretion associated with the situation.

Snowmobiling to Gold Digger's Camp

Your Included Excursions
Includes:
- Full outdoor equipment, including thermal clothing and gear
- Guidance on driving snowmobile and safety instructions
- Driving through nature and fells near Saariselkä area
- Chance of taking photos during breaks
- Warm drink included
- Visiting the gold digger’s camp
- Stories about local culture, gold panning etc.
- Lunch by the fire
- Snowmobiling back to the hotel

Please Note:
- Duration: 3-4 hours
- Departures: Wed – 10:00 am
- The route may vary according to weather and the number of participants
- Drivers must be 18yrs old and hold a full photographic driving license. Guests will need to sign a disclaimer and agree to an insurance excess before participating.

Private Jacuzzi Session and Massage

Your Included Excursions
Includes:
- Private Jacuzzi session and private sauna at the hotel

Please Note:
- Duration: 2 hours

Reindeer Experience

Your Included Excursions
Includes:
- Full outdoor equipment, including thermal clothing and gear
- Transportation to and from Reindeer Park
- Short reindeer ride 400m
- Getting to know Reindeer Park life
- Feeding reindeers
- Stories of Sami people with reindeers
- Warm drink included

Please Note:
- Safari starts and ends at hotel reception
- Duration: 2 hours
- The exact duration may vary according to weather and the number of participants

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return transfer services are included from Ivalo International Airport to the Star Arctic Hotel Saariselkä 4* with this offer. When opting to add the Helsinki stopover, a return internal flight from Helsinki to Ivalo International Airport is included. Transfers to the hotel are not included or available in Helsinki.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

Weather

Jan
min : -15°C max : -10°C
Feb
min : -20°C max : -9°C
Mar
min : -13°C max : -3°C
Apr
min : -7°C max : 2°C
May
min : 0°C max : 8°C
Jun
min : 6°C max : 15°C
Jul
min : 8°C max : 18°C
Aug
min : 6°C max : 15°C
Sep
min : 3°C max : 9°C
Oct
min : -1°C max : 2°C
Nov
min : -7°C max : -3°C
Dec
min : -15°C max : -9°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Finland. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the Finnish Embassy. 


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

Brexit 

If you are travelling to the EU, the UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival to an EU country. You should also check when your passport was renewed.

If you renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months over 10 years will not count towards the 6 months that must be remaining. The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules: https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport

You can renew your passport online or by going to a Post Office with a Check and Send service: https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/renew

If your passport does not meet the criteria for third-country nationals, you may be denied entry to any of the Schengen area countries. 

Please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit for further information.

Location Information

The address of the Star Arctic Hotel Saariselkä 4*: Ylämajantie 1, 99830 Saariselkä, Finland.
The address of the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*: 
Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.

Distance from Helsinki Airport to the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*: 18.8 km / 28 minutes.
Flight time from Helsinki Airport to Ivalo International Airport:
approx. 1 hour 35 minutes.
Distance from Ivalo International Airport to the Star Arctic Hotel Saariselkä 4*:
27.9 km / 22 minutes.

In More Detail

At the Star Arctic Hotel Saariselkä 4*

Please find practical information about the property and your trip:

This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
The number of rooms at this property: 57
Check-in time: 4 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Reception

Room Facilities

  • Toilet & Shower
  • Geothermal Heating System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Minifridge
  • Minibar
  • Coffee & Tea Making Facilities
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Kettle

Restaurants

  • Main Restaurant
  • Bar

Leisure Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Excursions
  • Jacuzzi

At the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*

Please find practical information about the property and your trip:

This property is accessible to those with reduced mobility.
The number of rooms at this property: 494
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge
  • Reception

Room Facilities

  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • En-Suite bathroom
  • Desk

Restaurants

  • Pub Adjutantti
  • Bistro Manu
  • Coffee Bar
  • Presidentti Private Restaurant

Leisure Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider. 

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
  • Member services team available 7 days per week
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