In the protected forests of northern Finland since 1980, the comfortable ski resort of Iso-Syöte has been hosting guests. It is located on the border with the park of the same year. On the slopes of the mountain equipped with 17 slopes, installed the same number of lifts. Some tracks are illuminated in the dark. Iso-Syöte hotels are comfortable accommodation with all the necessary amenities. Only 2 large complexes have been built here, the rest of the fund is cottages made of Lapland pine and apartments.
Some hotels themselves organize leisure activities for their guests. The program includes: dog and reindeer sledding, snowmobiling, excursions to neighboring cities (for example, to the Village of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi only 2 hours away), ice fishing. In summer, guests can take part in water canoeing, overnight hiking, cycling and, of course, fishing. Depending on the interests of vacationers, the TOP hotels operating on the territory of Iso-Syöte were compiled.
At the very top of the ski resort built a cottage village, ready to receive tourists at any time of the year. Twin log houses made of Lapland pine only look like village buildings from the outside. Inside – modern equipment and design. Guests can stay in separate houses and chalets with separate bedrooms and a shared living room. All windows offer views of the valley near the slope. Sometimes the clouds sink so low that you wake up above them. Sometimes you can watch peacefully grazing deer from the windows.
Mini hotels are served by a restaurant. Breakfast is served in the morning and the kitchen is à la carte throughout the day. Continental, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian breakfasts can be ordered here. Meals are served in buffet style. For self-catering in the cottages are equipped with dining rooms with kitchens. Of the amenities, it is worth noting the proximity to the main ski slopes of the resort. In the evenings, guests can relax in the sauna or jacuzzi on the glazed terrace. During the day, the hotel staff can help to organize active leisure activities, which include dog/reindeer sledding, snowmobile hiking tours. In summer, guests are entertained by hiking, canoeing, gatherings around the fire.
“The interior decoration is as if I had been to a forester’s house. Outside – a log house and inside the same thing. It’s very interesting. Deer walk nearby. The sauna heats up very quickly. While we were undressing after skiing, hanging clothes, it was ready. Pleased with the fireplace in the living room” Ivan, Finland
In the heart of the resort is the modern KIDE hotel by Iso-Syte. It is located in a natural area and in close proximity to the ski lifts and slopes. From here you can get to any resort facility on foot, without a car. All rooms of the hotel are hypoallergenic. The hotel opened in 2019. Its entire interior is created taking into account the European eco-standard.
The local restaurant serves a continental breakfast in the mornings and an à la carte menu in the evenings. On weekends, musicians come here and arrange “live” concerts. During the day, all kinds of entertainment are available – husky and deer safaris, ski slopes, snowmobiles. In summer, there are routes for mountain biking, hiking with parking and overnight stays. Sports equipment can be rented at reception. On-site facilities include a children’s playground, a shared lounge and a bar for adults.
“Everything was amazing. Check-in was easy, the room is very clean, with a beautiful view, the kitchen has everything you need, great breakfast, there is a bicycle storage room, our stay was just very good and we will definitely be back in Kid soon. Especially if there is a desire to socially distance during the pandemic” Hazal, Finland
Comfortable hotel complex is built right on one of the slopes of the ski resort. The city centre is 7 km away. It offers spacious, bright rooms with forest views, restaurants and bars. A continental breakfast is served daily. The restaurant is à la carte throughout the day. It bakes pizza in a real stone oven. Karaoke parties are held at the bar on weekends. In addition to traditional skiing activities, the hotel staff can arrange summer or ice fishing. Exit from the buildings leads to one of the ski slopes. On-site parking is free.
“Cozy room with a gorgeous view of the winter forest. It is very warm here, but there is not enough refrigerator and kettle. Bring a kettle or coffee maker. The hotel is located next to the ski lift, and half a kilometer away there is another one with excellent slopes. The nature around is just fabulous. Prices for rent and ski passes are acceptable. Compared to the neighboring Iso-Syöte, it is one and a half to two times cheaper and there are no queues. Very tasty lunches and dinners, but pizza will give odds to Italian! Happy to come back again” Nadezhda
One-storey hotel is built on the principle of a motel. Each room has a separate entrance from the street. All rooms are luxury. A feature is the glass ceilings. Through them you can watch the starry sky or the overflows of the northern lights. Breakfast is served according to the Swedish system. But you can cook food in the room. Everywhere equipped with a kitchenette. Sauna is shared. The hotel is located 100 meters from the main ski slopes and the ski lift. Nearby is the forest lake Luppavesi. Here you can find something to your liking in winter and summer.
“Great room and very nice beds. Quality Materials» Katarina, Finland
Beautiful one-storey house with attic located on the shore of Lake Naamankajärvi. It offers 4 bedrooms, a shared kitchen, a dining room and a relaxation room. The interior decoration is made of natural wood and modern materials. The interior is observed in the classic Scandinavian style. There is a sauna. An illuminated descent leads to the water, the pier is also illuminated at night. Near the house there is a garden with an equipped children’s playground. Here come lovers of fishing and skiing. The nearest restaurants, cafes and shops are 4 kilometers away.
“It’s a TOP house. It has everything – a fireplace, a washing machine, etc. The temperature inside is about 20-22 degrees, with street -3 to +1. Deer come to the house to eat grass in the clearing in front of the house. It’s incredibly cool. Nearby is the town of Rovaniemi, where Santa lives. It’s a couple of hours away. Despite the minor disadvantages (it is difficult to find according to the scheme, you need to pick up the keys and bed linen yourself), I definitely recommend this villa to visit” Taxoded
A small hotelconsisting of stylized igloo houses is 200 meters from the restaurant and 100 meters from the ski lift to the slope. The rooms are made in the format of apartments, with their own kitchen. There is also a bar and a restaurant serving breakfast. At other times, guests take care of the meals themselves. There is a playground for children. Ski equipment rental is also available, and evening activities include a shared lounge area and a landscaped terrace.
For Finland, hotelswithout a sauna are rare. Syte Igloos has only showers.
“The starry sky and sunrise are perfectly visible thanks to the glass ceiling” Christie, Finland
Affordable apartments can be rented directly in the village of Sueta. Arcticson / pohjosen poika is a small wooden building with a separate entrance. The room is made in the format of a studio apartment. There is a sauna. The apartments are built on the territory of a restaurant with a bar and a large supermarket. The nearest ski lift is 4 km away. Public transport stops near the hotel. In summer, canoeers stay here. Parking is free.
“Very nice little house that has everything you need. Close to the main objects of Iso-Syöte” Martin, Poland
One-storey cottage is conveniently located near the main trekking slopes of the ski resort. The apartment has three sleeping areas, a dining room, a kitchen, a sauna, a relaxation room. The chalet belongs to the 4-star comfort category, but towels and bed linen are available for a fee. In summer, there is a cozy terrace on the veranda, and sun loungers for sunbathing are exhibited on the pier, a barbecue area is equipped on the shore. Here everything is provided for summer holidays: fishing, canoeing, hiking, cycling routes. In winter, mostly skiers come here.
“The cottage has all the necessary equipment and more! Excellent furniture and furnishings, good location of the rooms, the presence of high-speed wifi. The house is located in Syote National Park, a very quiet location away from the noisy roads. Nearby there are two mountains with lifts and ski equipment rentals. I highly recommend this option to anyone travelling to Rovaniemi. Here you can stay in a good place, while at a very reasonable price compared to other offers. Our journey to Santa Claus Village took 2 and a half hours. Therefore, it is not necessary to settle near Rovaniemi for a high cost” Maxim
The white villa with a lovely covered barbecue area welcomes guests all year round. The house is distinguished by a modern interior, made in the Scandinavian style. Thanks to the ideas of the “father of European modernism”, the Finnish architect Alvaro Aalto, the house is decorated with elements of graphic monochrome design, which gives it a very interesting look. It offers a sauna, two floors with comfortable bedrooms, a relaxation room, a kitchen and a living room. A garden is located next to the villa. The nearest ski lift is 600 metres away. There is a restaurant and a grocery store in the vicinity.
“Amazing house and conditions in it!” Johnny, Finland
Cottages are located on the banks of a mountain river in a holiday village. The interior is made entirely of wood, which corresponds to Finnish eco-standards. The houses are equipped in the format of apartments. Each of them has three bedrooms, kitchen, living room, sauna. There is an indoor pool and a bar on site. Breakfast is available. Mini hotels are away from lively resort areas. The nearest supermarket is 39 km away. This place was chosen by lovers of fishing and active leisure activities in the fresh air. Chalets are often seen as a “holiday home” or a weekend. Visitors have not yet left reviews about this place.