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Santa’s Chalets RakkaFull-service Apartments in the Most Pristine Fell Areas of Finnish Lapland

Escape to the wilderness! Kilpisjärvi village is located on the corner of three countries; with spectacular fell landscapes surrounding the fully-equipped chalets. Enjoy a cottage style holiday with hotel standard services. Breakfast, half board and other meals are available at request as well as guided activities and safaris. For self-catering holidays, the grocery store is a walking distance away. Tromso Airport in Norway is less than two hours drive away, with daily bus connection to Kilpisjärvi. Enontekiö and Kittilä airports on Finland’s side are 2.5 and 3.5 hours away, respectively.
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Kilpisjärvi is one of the most snow-guaranteed places in Finland, with permanent snow covering the lands from November until May. In contract the midnight sun season with 24-hours sunlight from May to August and the brilliance of the autumn colors in September and October are each worth the visit. Kilpisjärvi is one of the best places in whole Europe to see the Aurora Borealis: located up in the mountain ranges: there are plenty of clear nights for you to witness the magical northern lights.

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Santa’s Chalets Rakka – Full-service Apartments in the Most Pristine Fell Areas of Finnish Lapland

Escape to the wilderness! Kilpisjärvi village is located on the corner of three countries; with spectacular fell landscapes surrounding the fully-equipped chalets. Enjoy a cottage style holiday with hotel standard services. Breakfast, half board and other meals are available at request as well as guided activities and safaris. For self-catering holidays, the grocery store is a walking distance away. Tromso Airport in Norway is less than two hours drive away, with daily bus connection to Kilpisjärvi. Enontekiö and Kittilä airports on Finland’s side are 2.5 and 3.5 hours away, respectively.
Total 22 Apartments.

Kilpisjärvi is one of the most snow-guaranteed places in Finland, with permanent snow covering the lands from November until May. In contract the midnight sun season with 24-hours sunlight from May to August and the brilliance of the autumn colors in September and October are each worth the visit. Kilpisjärvi is one of the best places in whole Europe to see the Aurora Borealis: located up in the mountain ranges: there are plenty of clear nights for you to witness the magical northern lights.

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Santa’s Chalets RakkaApartments

The modern-style chalets have a living room with fireplace and high ceilings, kitchen is fully-equipped. All chalets have their own sauna and 1-2 bedrooms. Reception is in the same premises.

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Cottage Holiday in Kilpisjärvi with Hotel Services

Santa’s Chalets Rakka is an excellent choice for a self-catering holiday, as all apartments have a with fully-equipped kitchen, own sauna and a spacious living room. But you have the chose to relax completely without any household chores! We will be happy to provide you with a breakfast and snack pack delivered ready to your chalet. Final cleaning is included in the rates, and you can request for linen, towels and daily cleaning. Within walking distance for the apartments, there are several restaurants for lunch and dinner. Our friendly reception staff is at your service during your stay.

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Cottage Holiday in Kilpisjärvi with Hotel Services

Santa’s Chalets Rakka is an excellent choice for a self-catering holiday, as all apartments have a with fully-equipped kitchen, own sauna and a spacious living room. But you have the chose to relax completely without any household chores! We will be happy to provide you with a breakfast and snack pack delivered ready to your chalet. Final cleaning is included in the rates, and you can request for linen, towels and daily cleaning. Within walking distance for the apartments, there are several restaurants for lunch and dinner. Our friendly reception staff is at your service during your stay.

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Best Activities and Things to Do in Kilpisjärvi

If you think you’ve seen it all before, you haven’t seen this. Feel the force and conditions of the north in your heart. Spend a day of adventure graced by wilderness rounded off with relaxation in your full-service accommodation. Score your personal record of how many countries you’ve visited: run from Finland, to Norway and to Sweden in seconds! Experience the barren fell landscapes as far as your eye can see, and see the radical change of climate and sceneries when you cross the border to the mountains and fjords. Drink the crystal clear waters of the fell streams; climb to the top of the world, to Saana fell. Meet the local people living in the tough arctic climate. Welcome to Kilpisjärvi!

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Best Activities and Things to Do in Kilpisjärvi

If you think you’ve seen it all before, you haven’t seen this. Feel the force and conditions of the north in your heart. Spend a day of adventure graced by wilderness rounded off with relaxation in your full-service accommodation. Score your personal record of how many countries you’ve visited: run from Finland, to Norway and to Sweden in seconds! Experience the barren fell landscapes as far as your eye can see, and see the radical change of climate and sceneries when you cross the border to the mountains and fjords. Drink the crystal clear waters of the fell streams; climb to the top of the world, to Saana fell. Meet the local people living in the tough arctic climate. Welcome to Kilpisjärvi!

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Accommodation in KilpisjärviEasy Access to the Remote Wilderness

In the remote corner of Finnish Lapland, yet close to Tromso in Norway, is located the tiny village of Kilpisjärvi. The village is tucked away in the arms of the magestic Saana Fell and your eye can see over miles and miles of treeless fell sceneries and over Lake Kilpisjärvi. In this breakthaking landscape you will truly recharge with fun and exciting outdoor activities and guided excursions!

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Accommodation in Kilpisjärvi – Easy Access to the Remote Wilderness

In the remote corner of Finnish Lapland, yet close to Tromso in Norway, is located the tiny village of Kilpisjärvi. The village is tucked away in the arms of the magestic Saana Fell and your eye can see over miles and miles of treeless fell sceneries and over Lake Kilpisjärvi. In this breakthaking landscape you will truly recharge with fun and exciting outdoor activities and guided excursions!

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Hotel info

Location

  • Address:
    Urpiaisenkuja 4,
    99490 Kilpisjärvi
  • In Kilpisjärvi village, in Enontekiö municipality 
  • Nearest grocery store 200 meters
  • Border of Norway
    10 min (12 km)
  • Tromso city
    2 h 15 min (122 km)
  • Arctic Ocean 50 km
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By Air

  • Nearest Airport
  • Tromso TOS 165 (2 h 20 min)
    Enontekiö ENF 2h 20 min (161 km)
    Kittilä (KTT) 3 h (269 km) 
  • Daily bus connection between Tromso, Kilpisjärvi, Kittilä and Rovaniemi 
  • Private Airport transfers
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By Land

  • By car: on Route E8
  • A parking space with heating pole complimentary to guests 
  • Nearest Train Station: Kolari 3 h (267 km) and Rovaniemi 5 h (422 km) Car Train to both stations.
  • Car Rental in Tromso, Kittilä and Rovaniemi
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Apartments

  • 12 x 2 bedroom apartments 
  • 10 x 3 bedroom apartments 
  • Reception 
  • Amenities: own sauna, fully-equipped kitchen, air-conditioning and heating, final cleaning. Linen and towels at request. Some apartments with own fireplace. 
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Food & Beverage

  • Apartments equipped for self-catering holiday
  • Fully-equipped kitchen 
  • Breakfast, room service and other meals at request in advance
  • Grocery store 2 min walk (200 m)
  • Restaurant Kilpis 5 min walk (300 m)
  • Restaurant Tundrea 7 min walk (550 m)
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Outdoor Activities

  • Hiking and short nature walks
  • Mountain biking
  • Canoeing
  • Summer Fishing and Ice Fishing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Visit to the local Reindeer Farm
  • Husky Safaris
  • Aurora hunting
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Places of Interest

  • Point of Three Countries 
  • Kilpisjärvi Nature Center 1 km
  • Saana Fell 5 km
  • Malla Nature Preserve 8 km
  • Käsivarsi Wilderness
    Area 1 km
  • Arctic Ocean 50 km
  • Lake Tsahkaljärvi
    1 km
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General

  • Check-in at 4 pm
  • Check-out at 12 noon
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Reception services
Location
  • Address: Urpiaisenkuja 4,99490 Kilpisjärvi
  • In Kilpisjärvi village, in Enontekiö municipality 
  • Nearest grocery store 200 meters
  • Border of Norway
    10 min (12 km)
  • Tromso city
    2 h 15 min (122 km)
  • Arctic Ocean 50 km
By Air
  • Nearest Airport
  • Tromso TOS 165 (2 h 20 min)
    Enontekiö ENF 2h 20 min (161 km)
    Kittilä (KTT) 3 h (269 km) 
  • Daily bus connection between Tromso, Kilpisjärvi, Kittilä and Rovaniemi 
  • Private Airport transfers
By Land
  • By car: on Route E8
  • Address: Urpiaisenkuja 4, 99490 Kilpisjärvi
  • A parking space with heating pole complimentary to guests 
  • Nearest Train Station: Kolari 3 h (267 km) and Rovaniemi 5 h (422 km) Car Train to both stations.
  • Car Rental in Tromso, Kittilä and Rovaniemi
Apartments
  • 12 x 2 bedroom apartments 
  • 10 x 3 bedroom apartments 
  • Reception 
  • Amenities: own sauna, fully-equipped kitchen, air-conditioning and heating, final cleaning. Linen and towels at request. Some apartments with own fireplace. 
Food & Beverage
  • Apartments equipped for self-catering holiday
  • Fully-equipped kitchen 
  • Breakfast, room service and other meals at request in advance
  • Grocery store 2 min walk (200 m)
  • Restaurant Kilpis 5 min walk (300 m)
  • Restaurant Tundrea 7 min walk (550 m)
Outdoor Activities
  • Hiking and short nature walks
  • Mountain biking
  • Canoeing
  • Summer Fishing and Ice Fishing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Visit to the local Reindeer Farm
  • Husky Safaris
  • Aurora hunting
Places of Interest
  • Point of Three Countries 
  • Kilpisjärvi Nature Center 1 km
  • Saana Fell 5 km
  • Malla Nature Preserve 8 km
  • Käsivarsi Wilderness Area 1 km
  • Arctic Ocean 50 km
  • Lake Tsahkaljärvi 1 km
General
  • Check-in at 4 pm
  • Check-out at 12 noon
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Reception services
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Santa’s Chalets Rakka

GPS 69°01’06.2″N, 20°52’29.4″E

Urpiaisenkuja 4
FI-99490 KILPISJÄRVI
Tel. +358 400 230 011
kilpisjarvi@santashotels.fi

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FAQ – Frequently asked questions

How to Get There?

Santa’s Chalets Rakka address: Urpiaisenkuja 4, 99490 Kilpisjärvi (municipality of Enontekiö)

How do I Travel to Kilpisjärvi by Airplane?

Enontekiö has its own airport with flight during spring. 

Nearest airport with daily international flights is Tromso (TOS) in Norway. Tromso is located approx 2 hour drive from Kilpisjärvi. 

Arctic Bus Route has a daily bus connection from Tromso, via Kilpisjärvi and Kittilä to Rovaniemi. This is especially convenient if you want to combine multiple destinations in your holiday!

Kittilä has several daily flights from Helsinki around the year by Finnair. During winter season Norwegian flies from Helsinki, Lufthansa from Munich and British Airways (operated by Finnair) from London Gatwick.  Kittilä (KTT) is 3 hours drive (269 km).

There is a shuttle service from Kittilä Airport to Kilpisjärvi. This taxi service must be booked the previous day by 6 pm (tel. +358 400 138 262 / Kilpisjärven taksi). The airport shuttle service to Kittilä Airport operates on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from Kilpisjärvi at 1 pm (for the 6 pm flight). The car will wait for the arriving flight and will return then to Kilpisjärvi. One-way ticket is 50 EUR. Extra large luggage 5 EUR/luggage. (information updated in spring 2019).

Rovaniemi (RVN) is 5 hours drive away (466 km). Daily flights by Finnair and Norwegian from Helsinki around the year. Winter season flights from London Gatwick (by Norwegian and EasyJet) and from Istanbul (by Turkish Airlines). Arctic Bus Route, private transfer or car rental recommended to reach Kilpisjärvi from Rovaniemi.

How do I Travel to Kilpisjärvi by Car?

The village of Kilpisjärvi is located in the North end of Route 21 (E8), at the border of Norway. Car rentals are available in Rovaniemi, Kittilä and Tromso. 

How Do I Travel to Kilpisjärvi by Bus?

There is a daily bus connection from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjärvi and vice versa. Detailed bus timetables: Matkahuolto.fi

Take the Arctic Route and travel easily between Norway and Finland! The daily bus connection is from Tromso, via Kilpisjärvi and Kittilä (Levi) to Rovaniemi and vice versa. More information: thearcticroute.com

During summer and autumn there is a direct bus connection also from Kolari Railway Station.

How Do I Travel to Kilpisjärvi by Train?

The nearest railway stations are Kolari and Rovaniemi. You can take your car on the train to both end stations. See above questions for details of how to travel with bus or car to Kilpisjärvi.

More information: www.vr.fi

 

Is There Parking for Guests?

All chalets have a designated parking place with a car heating pole. In the two-bedroom apartments there is also a car port. Parking spaces are complimentary to our guests.

Check-in and Check-out times?

Check-in is at 4 pm and check-out at 11 am. 

The reception is located in one of the chalets, in the row furthest away from the main road. There are signs from the road to the reception.

We kindly ask you to inform our reception in advance your estimated time of arrival. Our reception is on-call by telephone 24/7 but the staff may not be in the reception building at all times as they may be doing other chores and running errands.

At check-out you can leave the keys in the mail box by the reception. 

What is Included in the Room Rate?

The rates include accommodation in the chalet, final cleaning and a relaxed atmosphere. Linen and towels are included for an extra fee. If you wish to have daily cleaning, breakfast, snacks or meals delivered or booked, please contact our staff for more information.

Do You Have a Reception?

Yes, the reception staff is present at the reception from 4 pm to 9 pm but the staff is on call 24/7 by telephone. The Santa’s Chalets Rakka reception is located in one of the chalets.

Do You Have Pet Rooms and Allergy Rooms

Yes, pets are welcome to Santa’s Chalets Rakka. The pet fee is 25 EUR/pet/stay. 

We do not have separate allergy apartments. However, we do not have carpets in any of the apartments. If you do suffer from allergies, please contact our staff in advance so we can do our best to minimize any cause of allergies.

Why Should I Book Santa's Chalets Rakka?

If you want an ultimate nature holiday in the heritage landscapes of Finland and in the arms of Saana fell; if you do not want to compromise on the level of service and accommodation; and you want to be hosted by friendly and helpful staff: Santa’s Chalets Rakka is the best accommodation in Kilpisjärvi for you! 

Santa's Chalets Rakka
Urpiaisenkuja 4
FI-99490 Kilpisjärvi