Surrounded by beautiful rapids of River Raudanjoki, lush shoreline forest and pristine nature, the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge offers traditional Finnish log cabin accommodation. A romantic atmosphere, sounds of silence and good cuisine make the Lodge a perfect holiday location for those who want to enjoy pure nature and hunt for northern lights not too far from Rovaniemi center. The property is also called Vaattunki in Finnish and it is the gateway to the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The hiking area’s network of trails is diverse and has a variety of hiking destinations and possibilities. The location is easy to access at all times of the year – only a 15-minute drive from Rovaniemi international airport and a ride to downtown takes 20 minutes by car.
The Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge is the dream destination for people looking for peaceful accommodation in Rovaniemi area not too far away from services. The four room types available offer cozy options for couples, families and groups. The atmospheric cabins and elegant huts located in the middle of the quiet wilderness leave a mark to every visitor.
Nestled in the forest and on the shoreline of Raudanjoki River, the location of the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge offers one the perfect opportunity to indulge in the spectacular winter activities on offer. Have a look at what wonderful experiences are available to you and send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – we will happily help you make your holiday magical!
All the activities include transfers from the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge.
Weddings and celebrations
Have you been dreaming about your wedding happening at a very exotic location, or are you having a big anniversary or birthday coming up and are looking for an extra special venue? The Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge is ready and willing to answer to both simple and grand requests. Share your wishes and let us make your dream come true!
The cozy restaurant located in the main building of the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge invites guests to step in and enjoy delicious food in a warm atmosphere. The impressive logs used as the building material, tasty meals with local ingredients and a warm fireplace make you feel at home in Lapland. During the winter season the restaurant is open daily, and groups are served all year round.
Trying out the traditional Finnish way of refreshing relaxation in a hot steam is a must during your visit. This lovely experience will certainly make you understand the mindset of the Finns more deeply and is the perfect way to shrug off the cold after a day outside. The spacious sauna is located at the beautiful riverside and can be booked privately for both shorter and longer slots.
June - August Temperature +15 - +25 degrees (the hottest temperature recorded is +30,6 °C)
Daylight 24 hours Midnight sun brings with it wonderfully long sunlit days, meaning plenty of time for summer activities.
Activities include canoeing and boat trips on the lakes and rivers of the area, visiting huskies and reindeers, hiking, fat-biking, berry picking, sauna experiences and visiting Santa Claus.
September - mid November Temperature -5 - +15 degrees
People head to the forests in search of berries and mushrooms. Aurora starts to dance in the night sky. The first snowfall is usually experienced by mid-November. The autumn colours of oranges, reds and yellows start to appear. To witness this transformation of colour enjoy one of our tours visit Autumn activities. Activities include berry and mushroom picking, nature photography, sauna experiences and visits to a local museum.
Mid-November - mid-April Temperature -5 - -30 degrees (the coldest temperature recorded is -45,3 °C) with rivers and lakes freezing over.
The shortest day of the year is December 21st or 22nd (varies annually), and thanks to being located right on the Arctic Circle, on this day, the sun doesn’t rise at all in Rovaniemi. Beautiful winter landscapes highlighted by the brightness of the snow which on average stays for 183 days of the year.
See the vast selection of our Winter Activities.
Mid-April - May Temperature -15 - +15 degrees The snow starts to melt although many winter activities can still be enjoyed. The days get longer and warmer, the ice starts breaking up in the rivers and moves downstream in great floes. Nature (flora and fauna) wakes up and Rovaniemi starts to become green again. In Ranua Wildlife Park you can witness the animals getting ready for the summer. The focus of the Activities in Rovaniemi includes both winter and summer experiences during this indecisive period.