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Santa’s Hotel Rakka

Wood-built Design Hotel & 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 new design hotel, restaurant and fully-equipped apartments.

With us, you can enjoy your stay in a design hotel or have a cottage style holiday with hotel 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.

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 Hotel Rakka

Wood-built Design Hotel & 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 new design hotel, restaurant and fully-equipped apartments.

With us, you can enjoy your stay in a design hotel or have a cottage style holiday with hotel 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.

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 Hotel Rakka

Hotel Rooms

The new Santa’s Hotel Rakka offers 42 hotel rooms and a scenic restaurant for visitors right in the embrace of Saana-fell and Käsivarsi Wilderness Area.

The hotel’s high-quality and Nordic design create a spectacular contrast with the rugged fell landscapes opening up from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Santa’s Hotel Rakka

Apartments

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

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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 Kilpisjärvi – Easy Access to the Remote Wilderness
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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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Destination Kilpisjärvi

Is this your next cross-border arctic experience?

Santa’s Hotel Rakka is located just a few kilometers from the border of Norway, you can experience true Lapland and make a day trip to the fjords of Norway.

The nearest airport is Tromso in Norway or Kittilä in Finland.

The Arctic Route bus connection works very well for individual travellers and small groups across the border!

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Destination Kilpisjärvi

Is this your next cross-border arctic experience?

Santa’s Hotel Rakka is located just a few kilometers from the border of Norway, you can experience true Lapland and make a day trip to the fjords of Norway.

The nearest airport is Tromso in Norway or Kittilä in Finland.

The Arctic Route bus connection works very well for individual travellers and small groups across the border!

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Destination Kilpisjärvi

Best places in Europe to see the Aurora Borealis

Did you know Kilpisjärvi is one of the best places in Europe to see the northern lights? You can see the northern lights from September to April! Kilpisjärvi highlights a visit to 3 countries in 30 seconds! In winter you can take a snowmobile safari to the point where Finland, Sweden and Norway meet; in summer and autumn a boat cruise will take you there. Another must is a hike up to the top of the famous Saana fell! The highlands of Kilpisjärvi has a long snowy winter (Nov-May). Winter activities include e.g. snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing, visit to the local reindeer herder family, cross-country skiing. In summer, you will enjoy 24-hours of sunlight (Jun-Aug) and in autumn (Sept-Oct) the magnificent “ruska” season is worth the visit itself! Summer and autumn activities include e.g. boat cruise and fishing on the lake, hiking, cycling, canoeing and foraging. Guided excursions and equipment rental are available around the year for a magical nature holiday!

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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:
    Urpiaisentie 4,
    99490 Kilpisjärvi
  • In Kilpisjärvi village, in Enontekiö municipality
  • Nearest grocery store 250 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 km, multiple direct flights from Helsinki and Europe
  • Kittilä (KTT) 269 km (flights around the year)
    Enontekiö ENF 161 km (flights during spring season)
  • How to get to the hotel: rental car, private airport transfers, taxi
  • Daily bus connection between Tromso, Kilpisjärvi, Kittilä and Rovaniemi
  • Rovaniemi (RVN) 424 km
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By Land

  • By car: on Route E8
  • Navigator address: Urpiaisentie 4, 99490 Kilpisjärvi
  • A parking space with heating pole complimentary for guests (Camping or camping with a recreational vehicle is not allowed on our property.)
  • 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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Hotel Rooms & Apartments

  • 42 hotel rooms: 36 Superior Rooms, 4 Junior Suites with sauna, a Suite with a sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi
  • 12 x 2 bedroom apartments
  • 10 x 3 bedroom apartments
  • Pet friendly hotel rooms and apartments
  • Apartment amenities: own sauna, fully-equipped kitchen, heating, final cleaning.
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Restaurant Rakka

  • Breakfast, also available for the apartment guests
  • À la Carte
  • Lobby Bar
  • Terrace with a view x 2
  • Multiple windowfront tables with a view
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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

  • Lake Tsahkaljärvi 1 km
  • Käsivarsi Wilderness Area 1 km
  • Kilpisjärvi Nature Center 1km
  • Salmivaara 1,5 km
  • Malla Nature Preserve and Saana Fell parking lot 4 km
  • Lake Saana 4 km
  • Arctic Ocean (Skibotn) 50 km
  • Tromso 162 km
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General

  • Check-in from 4 pm
  • Check-out at 11 am the latest
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Address:
    Urpiaisentie 4,
    99490 Kilpisjärvi
  • In Kilpisjärvi village, in Enontekiö municipality
  • Nearest grocery store 250 meters
  • Border of Norway
    10 min (12 km)
  • Tromso city
    2 h 15 min (122 km)
  • Arctic Ocean 50 km
  • Nearest Airport: Tromso (TOS) 165 km, multiple direct flights from Helsinki and Europe
  • Kittilä (KTT) 269 km (flights around the year)
    Enontekiö ENF 161 km (flights during spring season)
  • How to get to the hotel: rental car, private airport transfers, taxi
  • Daily bus connection between Tromso, Kilpisjärvi, Kittilä and Rovaniemi
  • Rovaniemi (RVN) 424 km
  • By car: on Route E8
  • Navigator address: Urpiaisentie 4, 99490 Kilpisjärvi
  • A parking space with heating pole complimentary for guests (Camping or camping with a recreational vehicle is not allowed on our property.)
  • 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
  • 42 hotel rooms: 36 Superior Rooms, 4 Junior Suites with sauna, a Suite with a sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi
  • 12 x 2 bedroom apartments
  • 10 x 3 bedroom apartments
  • Pet friendly hotel rooms and apartments
  • Apartment amenities: own sauna, fully-equipped kitchen, heating, final cleaning.
  • Breakfast, also available for the apartment guests
  • À la Carte
  • Lobby Bar
  • Terrace with a view x 2
  • Multiple windowfront tables with a view
  • 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
  • Point of Three Countries
  • Lake Tsahkaljärvi 1 km
  • Käsivarsi Wilderness Area 1 km
  • Kilpisjärvi Nature Center 1km
  • Salmivaara 1,5 km
  • Malla Nature Preserve and Saana Fell parking lot 4 km
  • Lake Saana 4 km
  • Arctic Ocean (Skibotn) 50 km
  • Tromso 162 km
  • Check-in from 4 pm
  • Check-out by 11 am
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Parking

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Santa’s Hotel Rakka

GPS 69°01’06.2″N, 20°52’29.4″E

Urpiaisentie 4
FI-99490 KILPISJÄRVI
Tel. +358 400 102 161
Sales: +358 400 102 200
kilpisjarvi@santashotels.fi

Breakfast
8am-10am

Breakfast is available for hotel guests and by for other customers by reservation made before 9pm the previous day.

A la carte
Tues-Sat 5pm-9pm

Sun-Mon closed

Lobby bar 9am-9pm

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Santa's Hotel Rakka
Urpiaisentie 4
FI-99490 Kilpisjärvi

+358 400 102 161
kilpisjarvi(at)santashotels.fi
Tel +358 400 102 200