Surrounded by the beautiful rapids of the River Raudanjoki, lush forest and pristine nature, the Vaattunki Wilderness Resort is a perfect place for those who want to enjoy pure nature and hunt for the northern lights not too far from Rovaniemi. The location is easy to access, by car only a 15-minute (18 km) drive away from Rovaniemi international airport, and 20 minutes (24 km) from the city center. Our shuttle service connecting the Vaattunki Wilderness Resort with Santa Claus Village and the city center is available, making your stay even more hassle-free.
Families are welcome to discover the marked hiking trails surrounding the Resort. The diverse networks offers something for everybody – from short strolls to full-day hikes. Guests can rent snowshoes or forest skis to make the day outdoors even more interesting. The surroundings offer wonderful chances for children to play in the snow.
25 cabins are built from local pine wood and represent modern Lappish architecture. Each cabin (16.5 m2) has a full size panorama window with the view to the beautiful wilderness. Each Hut is suitable for 2 people, with 1 extra bed available. Private toilet and bathroom facilities are included.
4 semi-detached apartments, 250-meter walk away from the lobby and restaurant building. Each apartment has 2 twin bedrooms, cosy living room, TV and dining area, small kitchen, toilet, private sauna with shower room and private entrance. 2 twin bedrooms have 2 beds in each, extra bed available on the convertible living room sofa.
Stella is a large traditional log cabin with 5 bedrooms, all with a private en suite toilet/bathroom. Each bedroom has 2 floors: 2 twin beds are located on the loft, and an extra bed is available on the ground floor. Please note the stairs are steep! The log cabin has a shared lounge with 2 comfortable sofas, TV and mini-kitchen.
Traditional Finnish-style log cabin with 2 large apartments. Apartments have 4 twin bedrooms with shared lounge area, TV, toilet and bathroom. No extra beds. The cabin has shared entrance and hallway, there is a refreshment station in the hallway, but no kitchen facilities. Also available as a private cottage for max 16 person.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the cosy restaurant at same main building with reception. We serve Lappish food in the spirit of the Arctic wilderness but with a modern touch. Meals are served as buffet.
The Vaattunki Wilderness Resort offers pleasant sauna experiences. The large Riverside Sauna can be booked privately for the guests in advance or on spot. Next to the Riverside Sauna, we have a lovely hot tub with a spectacular view over the surrounding river landscape. This special experience is available for advance bookings, for an extra cost.
Safartica offers a wide selection of winter activities including complimentary transfer services from the Vaattunki Wilderness Resort. You can choose from snowmobile, husky, reindeer or many other tours. Bookings can be made in advance or easily on spot.