Top 5 hottest romantic hotels in Rovaniemi

March 7, 2017 Mark Roberts

Discover your Lapland love nest! Turn off the lights, put on some music, and snuggle up under the blankets! We’re about to reveal the secrets to an exclusive Rovaniemi romance with some tips from the top hoteliers in the area. It’s time to sprinkle on the love potion and make your romantic weekend even more magical.

Glass Igloos in Rovaniemi

Have you ever dreamed of lying in each others’ arms the Northern Lights dancing through the stars above you?

In these cabins that’s exactly what you can do – the entire ceiling is a glass canopy, offering clear views of the night sky. It’s like sleeping in the open from the warmth of your bed!

For a night to remember, Heidi Haavikko from Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos suggests ordering a bottle of sparkling wine as an accompaniment to watching the beautiful aurora light up the night sky.

At Santa’s Igloos Arctic Circle, Jari Virtanen recommends booking an igloo with a private sauna for the ultimate relaxing experience.
– Next morning, after breakfast delivered to your door, take a stroll up to see Santa Claus – he lives next door, just 600 metres away!

Snow Hotels in Rovaniemi

The fairytale world of ice palaces and snowy kingdoms can be yours with a night in a snow hotel. You might be surprised to hear that these rooms made entirely from snow and ice are in fact quite cozy – especially once you get in the sleeping bags or under the reindeer fur covers! The unique rooms are all beautifully decorated with ice art and evocative lighting to fire up your passions.

Says Kristiina Thompson of Snowman World:

– Start a romantic evening with dinner in the ice restaurant, and move on to hunting for the Northern Lights on one of our safaris.

Arctic SnowHotel’s Heidi Haavikko suggests:

– A great romantic place is our snow sauna and outdoor jacuzzi – and we even have an ice chapel which is the perfect place for popping the question, then returning to say ‘I do’.

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel

The panoramic views from the Arctic TreeHouse elevated cabins have to be seen to be believed. You’ll feel like a couple of love birds nesting in the tree tops, with a floor-to-ceiling view through the branches and up to the sky. Each room features classy Scandinavian design and a private, undisturbed view for an enchantingly special experience.

Katri Kerola from Arctic TreeHouse Hotel has a special treat for couples in the form of exclusive, private dining:

– Whether you choose to eat outside in a candlelit laavu, in the Sydänkäpy cabin, or on a midnight sun picnic, your private chef promises that the hidden powers of the delicious Lapland ingredients will awaken your desires!

Arctic Light Hotel

When you stay at a hotel that has been rated the best in Finland, you can expect nothing less than excellence.

The exquisitely styled spacious rooms are located right in the center of town, and combine contemporary decor with supreme comfort for a unique and truly romantic stay.

Arctic Light Hotel’s Isabella Gröhn tells us that no request is too big or small for their concierge team.

– Delicious chocolate dipped strawberries, bubbly champagne, romantic rose pedals and beautiful flowers welcoming you in the room? No problem! Our Head Concierge, Suha, the world’s northernmost professional concierge, once organized a very special proposal for the bride-to-be during the couple’s snowmobile safari, where Santa Claus himself arrived from the magical Lapland forest to deliver the rings for the groom. And she said yes!

Hotel Vartiosaari

Spend your romantic break in Rovaniemi on your very own island! To get to Hotel Vartiosaari you’ll cross a suspension bridge and stay in tastefully decorated rooms in an island paradise. Take a bracing swim in the icy river, then dive into the wood-fired sauna to get warm. Eat in the charming Restaurant Kota, then sit by a fire in the moonlit arctic nature and wait for the aurora to light up the sky.

Hotel Vartiosaari’s Jari Virtanen tells us:

There are no other island hotels on the Kemijoki river, so this really is a unique place to relax and spend some quality time together. There’s no light pollution, so it’s the perfect place to see the Northern Lights – especially on the bridge. Another nice thing about the island is you get a real taste of the Finnish summer cottage spirit when you catch a fish yourself and grill it on the open fire.

About the author

Mark Roberts is an English writer and photographer who has lived in Rovaniemi since 2001. He runs the popular Lapland hiking blog Backpacking North, and regularly exhibits his video-based artworks all around the world.

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