Rovaniemi accommodation: Cottages, Cabins, Chalet

List of all holiday cottages in this region. Enter dates of your travel to see available options.
We offer accommodation in Rovaniemi and Santa Claus village and cottages up to 50 km from Rovaniemi.

In order to book accommodation in Rovaniemi for Christmas and New Year holidays start planning well in advance (10-12 month prior a trip is the best time to have a choice).

Rovaniemi chalets and cabins are located in 2 places:
- The Ounasvaara resort, 5 from Rovaniemi;
- Santa Claus Village resort, 8 km from Rovaniemi.

Holiday cottages are located mainly at a distance of 15 km from Rovaniemi and more and can be found in the villages around Rovaniemi.

There are few Glass igloo resorts near Rovaniemi as an unique experience to stay and chance to see the Northern Lights from a bed.

It is almost impossible to rent cheap or reasonable priced cottage near Rovaniemi during Christmas - New Year time because of the huge demand. There are few large ski resorts (Pyhä, Levi and Ylläs) in 1,5-2h drive from Rovaniemi with variety of accommodation and less commercialized rental prices. As an example, Rovaniemi cottage rent might be 500-600€/night/New Year time while you can rent a cabin for almost a week in Pyhä ski resort, 130 km from Rovaniemi.

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1. Apukka Resort - Rovaniemi

Apukka resort is a holiday village 15 min drive from Rovaniemi and Santa Claus village. It offers accommodation in Aurora Cabins, Lappish Komsio Suites with glass roof, Aurora Wagons, Ice Log Cabins as an experience. Traditional accommodation in apartments and holiday homes also available.

Apukka Resort - Rovaniemi

Apukka resort perfectly suits for Lapland active holidays and Northern Lights chasing. It is located lakeside with open panorama view and far away from Rovaniemi city lights. Activities like reindeer and husky safaris, snowmobile safaris available on-site. Snowtrain programs, special Apukka Sauna Experience can be tried there.

Apukka experience accommodation includes Aurora Cabins with glass roof and view of the sky and Aurora Wagons - luxury mobile wagons specially designed for wilderness trips.

Ice village on-site, free sledges, reindeer, 6 saunas, including an ice sauna, igloo sauna and movable saunas. A lot of Northern Light dedicated tours and safaris organized by resort staff.

Rovaniemi Airport- 12 km.
Santa Claus office - 9 km.
Husky safari on-site
Snowmobile safari on-site

2. Snowman World Glass Resort

Glass Resort Rovaniemi offers luxury accommodation next to Santa Claus Village. Scandinavian design glass apartments. Floor-to-ceiling window and sky view from a bed. Sauna and outdoor heated jacuzzi.

Snowman World Glass Resort

Glass resort is located 300 m from Santa Claus office on the Arctic Circle. There are restaurant on-site. Activities like reindeer sled ride, husky safari, snowmobile safari, Aurora huntiog guided tours, visiting Moomin snow park and many other Lapland experiencies can by done next doors.

Each glass apartment has 2+2 sleeps. There is living room with sofa-bed, mini-kitchen, bedroom upstairs with glass ceiling, wc and shower, sauna and private outdoor hot spa.

3 km from Rovaniemi airport. Suits for a short Lapland gateway or romantic holidays.

Santa Claus office - 150 m.
Santa Post Offise - 100 m.
Husky Park - 400 m.
Rovaniemi Airport- 2.6 km.

3. Riekko Chalet

Riekko Chalet

Riekko Chalet is located in Rovaniemi and features a private sauna, fireplace and free WiFi access. The Arktikum Science Centre is within 2.7 km. This ski-in/ski-out accommodation will provide you with a TV and a terrace. There is also a full kitchen. The bathroom comes with a shower. Other facilities offered include ski storage and ski equipment hire. Cycling and hiking are popular area activities, in addition to skiing. Bike rental is available. The property offers free parking. The Santa Claus Village Main Post Office is within 5.4 km and Rovaniemi Airport is 11 km away.

4. Arctic TreeHouse Hotel

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel is a design hotel on the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi, Finland. It offers nest-like accommodation with panoramic views of the forest and the sky. The Northern Lights and Midnight Sun can be admired from the comfort of the hotel bed.

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel

There are 32 Arctic Treehouse suites - cubic chalets in the middle of the nature. The northern-facing wall of the suite is made of glass. Panoramic window offers a view of the surrounding forest and the sky.

For those who need more space and luxury there are 5 Arctic Glass Houses. 2 bedrooms chalet with double beds and a kitchenette. The house has a fireplace and own sauna.

SantaPark is 200 m from the hotel. Santa Claus village - 2 km. Exclusive meeting with Santa and Elf Guided visit to SantaPark can be booked from hotel staff. Husky safaris, reindeer farm visit, sauna experience, snowmobile rides, Aurora guided tours programms available nearby.

Santa Park -250 m.
Santa Claus office - 2.2 km.
Rovaniemi center city - 9 km.

5. Villa Aurela

Villa Aurela

Villa Aurela is set in Rovaniemi and offers ski-to-door access, barbecue facilities and a garden. The property is 12 km from Santa Claus Village - Main Post Office. The villa includes 3 bedrooms, a bathroom with a bidet and a shower, a seating area, and a kitchen. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is provided. At Villa Aurela guests are welcome to take advantage of a sauna. A terrace is available on site and skiing can be enjoyed within close proximity of the property. Arktikum Science Centre is 15 km from the accommodation, while Science Center Pilke is 15 km away. The nearest airport is Rovaniemi Airport, 10 km from the property.

6. Saarituvat Cottages

Saarituvat Cottages

Just 7 km from the centre of Rovaniemi, scenically located by the Kemijoki River, these cottages offer private terraces and free Wi-Fi. The cottages at Napapiirin Saarituvat have their own private kitchens or kitchenettes. Some also feature fireplaces and private saunas. Heating plugs are available for guests’ cars. Napapiirin Saarituvat are located just a 10-minute drive from Rovaniemi Airport. Nearby leisure options include Ounasvaara Golf Park and Ski Resort. Children will enjoy visiting Santa Park, which is situated just 5 km from the property.

7. Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle

Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle is a stylish and premium glass igloo resort next to Santa Claus Village, 8 km from Rovaniemi. Glass igloo hotel is located only a short walk to Santa Village where you can meet Santa all year round. Also hotel is in a walking distance to the husky farm and other Lapland activities

Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle

Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle offers accommodation in glass roofed cabins. Some igloos have sauna or an extra sleeping place (alcove). Sleeping masks, bathrobes and slippers are included. Northern Lights alerts available.

Resort is open year-round. During summer you can enjoy the Midnight sun in Lapland and make Arctic nature activities, or admire autumn colors during August - September.

8. Arctic Glass Igloos

Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos resort is located 35 km from Rovaniemi, airport and Santa claus village. It is a resort to experience Finnish Lapland in its best, do all kids of winter activities and enjoy the Northern Lights during a night if lucky.

Arctic Glass Igloos

Accommodation options include: 360º glass roof igloos, snow hotel rooms, ice restaurant and ice bar, Lapland Kota restaurant, Finnish sauna and snow sauna, outdoor heated jacuzzi.

Activities: Aurora experience with dinner in an ice restaurant and sauna, visiting snow hotel, snowshoe hiking, snow sculpting for groups, ice fishing, electric snowmobile safaris, feeding the reindeer.

9. Leenan tupa

Leenan tupa

Featuring accommodation with a terrace, Leenan tupa is situated in Sonka. The 3-star chalet has lake views and is 25 km from Rovaniemi. This 1-bedroom chalet comes with a seating area, a TV and a kitchen with a dishwasher. Guests can relax in the garden at the property. Rovaniemi is 25 km from the chalet. Rovaniemi Airport is 27 km from the property.

10. Villa Somosenranta

Villa Somosenranta

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Villa Somosenranta offers accommodation 17 km from Rovaniemi. It provides free private parking. There is a seating area and a kitchen equipped with a dishwasher. A flat-screen TV is offered. Other facilities at Villa Somosenranta include a sauna and barbecue. You can play darts at the property, and free use of bicycles is available. The area is popular for cycling and fishing. The nearest airport is Rovaniemi Airport, 16 km from the property.



There are about 9 trains by VR from Helsinki to Rovaniemi every day. Day and night trains available. Travel time is 8-12h depending the time of departure. Price from 68€.


There are daily flights available from Helsinki to Rovaniemi run by Norwegian and Finnair. During high season 4 flights per day. Flight time - 1h20m. Tickets from 35€.


December - March is the best time to visit Rovaneimi. Snow cover is enough for all kind of winter activities. During Christmas and New Year holidays there is a special magic spirit, especially for kids.


Average temperature in Rovaniemi is about -15 degrees Celsius during winter. But some days it might be around -30.

Typical daytime temperatures: December: -10 to -20 degrees Celsius; January: -15 to -25 degrees Celsius.

Air is dry in Lapland, slightly or moderately windy, so even severe frost is not so terrible.