SNOW HOTEL & ICE RESTAURANT & ICE BAR OPEN FROM 15TH DECEMBER! See more in 360ᵒ Glass Igloos open from 1st September & Experience all of snow in one of the biggest snow hotels in the world.

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Aurora Breaks in Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos

Autumn is the best time for effortless Aurora break in Lapland. From September to November, the northern lights occur more often than during snowy and cold midwinter. The weather during the day is usually pleasantly mild, and nights are often clear with starry skies – ideal for Aurora hunting.

The snowiest autumn resort in Rovaniemi

Glass Igloos open 1st of September and we offer snowy and unforgettable autumn activities, before the permanent snow arrives. Our resort offers snow and ice experiences from the autumn opening, welcome to try the earliest First Snow Ski Track in Lapland to open on 1st of September. Our most Instagrammable pop-up ice bar serves frosty drinks and the chance to live like the locals materializes while playing Mölkky -outdoor game and roasting sausages at our floating lean-to. Read more about the autumn activities of Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos below.

Pop-up Ice Bar in Autumn Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos Rovaniemi

Find our unique and highly photogenic Pop-up Ice Bar (yes – made of ice) in front of the kota restaurant, daily on 1st of September – 31st of October.

Northern lights viewing point

Arctic SnowHotel and Glass Igloos is located by a lake in the small village of Sinettä, 30 min drive from Rovaniemi in Lapland (Finland). In the absence of city lights you have a good chance to spot northern lights and take amazing pictures. We can’t give a guarantee that you will see the northern lights during your stay, but when the conditions are right, chances are good.


Plenty of cool autumn activities

See the magic happen behind the scenes – how one of the biggest snow hotels in the world is built every year. The guided tour `The world of snow building`​ gives you a glimpse inside the “engine room” our grand hall cooled down by solar energy, where all the ice crafting takes place. This sneak-peek is complimentary for our accommodation guests. Bookings for this tour are not required.​

Ice sculpting Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos

Every year, dozens of snow and ice sculptors create amazing works at Arctic SnowHotel. Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos offers its guests an exclusive opportunity to try ice sculpting – as the only place in Rovaniemi!​ The season’s coolest experience starts with a guided tour. Those who participate in the workshop are also involved in building a new Arctic SnowHotel: the unique works sculpted by our guests will be displayed in Arctic SnowHotel for the next season!

Sound healing in Sonka​ offers an ancient, relaxing treatment in atmospheric environment, only five kilometres away, in the village of Sonka. Tibetan singing bowls will take you on a deeply relaxing sonic journey to your inner self. Group sessions are available Tuesdays and Fridays. Private sessions for couples are available all other times by appointment.​

Embark on a 2-hour cycling tour and get to know the village Sonka and the countryside surrounding Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos. Our bikes are electric mountain bikes, so pedalling even the hardest terrain is light. The only thing taking your breath away on this tour will be the scenery!​

Arctic SnowHotel Autumn Rovaniemi Lapland Finland

When in Finland, do as the Finns do and try Finnish sauna! We are happy to pamper you with traditional Finnish sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi – imagine the fresh air, bathing in warm water and hopefully you will see the Northern Lights as well! The sauna is booked in private use for each family/couple/group. We provide towels, slippers and bathrobes​.

Elevate your sauna experience with Finnish luxury from nature. We recommend booking your private sauna experience with a Tundra Natural indulgence package. We also recommend adding Sparkling wine to your experience bathing under the Northern sky. 

Visit the Ranua Wildlife park​, a 1,5 hour drive from our hotel with our guide. Visit the northernmost wildlife park in the world! Even though the polar bears are not wandering around in Lapland, those can be seen in the wildlife park. There are over 150 animals, who can be seen in their natural inhabitat (as the park focuses for the wellbeing of the animals).

Ranua Wildlife Park visit with Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos

Visit the Santa Claus Village where uou can cross the magical line of the Arctic Circle, meet Santa Claus himself and visit his official post office and do some souvenir shopping. Our guide will show you where everything is located to help you to explore the area on your own. The excursion also includes lunch so you can enjoy it any time you want.

Our guide will take you to visit a traditional reindeer farm. You can feed the reindeer and will learn about the history of reindeer herding and how the livelihood has changed in the modern world. Coffee and traditional Lappish sweet pastry is served inside where you will learn about the Lappish lifestyle.

Arctic SnowHotel autumn nature walk

Explore the surrounding arctic forest on a nature walk safely with our guide. You are now in Finland, the most forested country in Europe, where over 75% of land is covered with forests, and the average Finn lives 700 meters from the nearest forest. Enjoy what the locals do every day, the silence of pure nature and have some sandwiches with berry juice in the forest – in Finland the food always tastes better when enjoyed outdoors! If we’re lucky, we may find some berries to pick and eat as well. 

Our accommodation guests can also ski on Lapland’s earliest first-snow ski track, play Mölkky and suopunki, spend time on the floating lean-to, enjoy the public sauna, and visit the pop-up Ice Bar, completely free of charge.

Autumn at Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos