Arctic activities

Get the most out of winter during a single trip

Building from snow and ice is our speciality. You are warmly welcome to come and experience our fairytale-like snow buildings and ice sculptures, even if you do not intend to stay overnight. The picturesque natural surroundings provide opportunities for all kinds of activities, such as ice fishing or snowshoe hiking, and the location is perfect for all activities offered in Rovaniemi.

Visit programmes

Arctic SnowHotel is open daily for visits from 12 noon – 7 p.m. During these times the visitors can explore SnowHotel and other structures in the area. The hotel organizes excursions daily which include transportation from the city center of Rovaniemi and back which is the easiest way to come for a visit. SnowHotel is open from 20 December 2018 through to 31 March 2019 and these activities are operated only between those dates. Child prices are valid for children aged 2-12 years.

Book your weekly programme here

Visit to Arctic SnowHotel
After taking a 30-minute transfer, you arrive to Arctic SnowHotel. It is a venue that offers once-in-a-lifetime experience and the opportunity to explore ice and snow structures, spectacular ice sculptures, beautiful rooms of the hotel and arctic specialities, such as the snow sauna. During your memorable visit, the guide will tell you about the construction, operation and special features of the SnowHotel. The visit includes a guided tour of SnowHotel, hot berry juice and biscuits. At the end of the tour, there is a possibility to order a shot from the ice bar for an additional fee, served in a glass made from ice.
Pick up: 16:45 from Hotel Santa Claus, returning at 19:00
Price: 49€ / adult, 39€ / child

Dinner at Ice restaurant
After taking a 30-minute transfer, you arrive to Arctic SnowHotel. Before dinner, the guide will tell you about the construction, operation and special features of the SnowHotel during the memorable guided tour through beautiful rooms of the hotel and arctic specialities, such as the snow sauna. At the end of the tour, there is a possibility to order a shot from the ice bar for an additional fee, served in a glass made from ice. The Ice Restaurant built of snow and ice provides a unique setting for an unforgettable dinner; serving up hot Lappish delicacies savoured around ice tables. Culinary enjoyment commences with a rich tomato soup served with fresh French bread and is finished off with the delicious SnowHotel’s soft chocolate delight, which in line with the theme, is served on a magnificent ice platter. We guarantee it tastes as good as it looks!
STARTER
• Rich tomato soup with cress oil and crusty baguette

MAIN COURSE OPTIONS
• Mouth-watering roast elk served with velvety smooth parsnip purée, roasted root vegetables and accompanied with cranberry-game sauce
• Braised Arctic Ocean salmon served with citrus-dill potato purée, Finnish roasted root vegetables and accompanied with Hollandaise sauce
• Chicken breast flavoured in thyme with beetroot risotto and ratatouille vegetables
• Beetroot risotto, ratatouille vegetables and mushrooms baked in herb butter
(vegan option also available).
Please inform us your main course choice at the time of booking.

DESSERT
• SnowHotel’s soft chocolate delight
Pick up: 16:45 from Hotel Santa Claus, returning at 20:30
Price: 99€ / adult, 69€ / child

Experience the aurora with dinner
After taking a 30-minute transfer, you arrive to Arctic SnowHotel which offers an excellent opportunity to view spectacular Northern Lights. The venue itself is a winter wonderland entirety, a lifetime experience destination, set in the heart of the beautiful and tranquil Lappish nature. Before the dinner, the guide will tell you about the construction, operation and special features of the SnowHotel during the memorable guided tour through beautiful rooms of the hotel and arctic specialities, such as the snow sauna. The guide will tell you also about the Northern Lights. The dinner of the evening is served in a magical atmosphere by an open fire at Lappish Kota restaurant.

STARTER
• Creamy wild mushroom soup with SnowHotel’s own croutons

MAIN COURSE
• Salmon glow-fried by the open fire, served with baked potato,tartar sauce and coleslaw

DESSERT
• Freshly baked berry pie served with vanilla sauce
Other main course alternatives (please inform at the time of the booking if you wish to have either of these as we automatically book glow-fried salmon for all);
-Sautéed reindeer with mashed potatoes, lingonberry sauce and pickles
-Vegetable rösti with dark balsamico sauce, served with baked potato, tartar sauce and coleslaw (vegan option also available!)
Pick up: 19:00 from Hotel Santa Claus, returning at 00:00

Snow sauna experience with dinner
After taking a 30-minute transfer, you arrive to Arctic SnowHotel which offers an excellent opportunity to view spectacular Northern Lights. Arctic SnowHotel is a venue that offers once-in-a-lifetime experience and the opportunity to explore ice and snow structures, spectacular ice sculptures, beautiful rooms of the hotel and arctic specialities, such as the snow sauna. After the tour, it is time to get ready for your sauna experience and the guide will tell you all about the traditional Finnish sauna and gives you also short time to try our unique snow sauna and see how you can get the best steam. Together with traditional Finnish sauna, this is an extreme experience beyond compare! Price includes also towels and slippers. Notice that each sauna will be booked for private use for each family. The dinner of the evening is served in a magical atmosphere by an open fire at Lappish Kota restaurant.

STARTER
• Creamy wild mushroom soup with SnowHotel’s own croutons

MAIN COURSE
• Salmon glow-fried by the open fire, served with baked potato, tartar sauce and coleslaw

DESSERT
• Freshly baked berry pie served with vanilla sauce
Other main course alternatives (please inform at the time of the booking if you wish to have either of these as we automatically book glow-fried salmon for all);
-Sautéed reindeer with mashed potatoes, lingonberry sauce and pickles
-Vegetable rösti with dark balsamico sauce, served with baked potato, tartar sauce and coleslaw
(vegan option also available!)
You can also add outdoor jacuzzi to this sauna experience for 20€ / adult, 10€ / child!

Pick up: 16:45 from Hotel Santa Claus, returning at 00:00