Ounasvaara Ski Resort is located 5 km from Rovaniemi. It was founded in 1947. Initially, it was conceived as a complex for ski jumpers. National and international competitions were held here. But lovers of mountain air and snow have been frequent guests before. Hotels were built for them and restaurants were opened. Today skiers, snowboarders, slalom lovers come here. 13 slopes are open, 5 lifts work, cross-country skiing tracks are laid in winter. The resort accepts skiers in the summer. The slopes are suitable for both experienced and novice athletes.
Where to stay?
Tourists prefer Rovaniemi hotels. Go to the ski lifts not far, transport runs regularly. The presence of an airport, railway station and highways in the city is important. There are many attractions in the city, and just 7 kilometers away is the Santa Claus Village.
The best hotels located near Mount Ounasvaara are presented in this review.
8 km from Rovaniemi Airport and Santa Claus Village is a five-storey cozy hotel. The rooms of the boutique hotel include rooms for every taste and design preferences. There are suites, junior suites, family rooms,rooms decorated in loft style. The windows overlook the street or the quiet courtyard. Guests are kindly requested to include breakfast in the payment. Some guests celebrate it as the most delicious in the whole of Lapland. Owners go to meet people who observe a special type of food. The buffet serves a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free options. All the main attractions of Rovaniemi are located in the surrounding area. Santa Park is 5 km away and its village is 6.8 km away. The Kemiyoka River is 100 metres away. The nearest ski lift to Ounasvaara Ski Area is 3.5 km away.
“There is a wide range of services, delicious dishes, including authentic ones. The room is very originally decorated. The bed is comfortable. Loved the friendly and friendly staff” Yuri
Despite the fact that from the nearest ski lift to Ounasvaara to go about 6 km, the hotel complex Santa Claus Holiday Village is popular with tourists. In addition to comfortable cottages, it offers a lot of entertainment. For example, on the site you can book a personal meeting with Santa Claus, and he will arrive at the exact appointed time. Winter Grandfather can be visited independently. His hut is a 2-minute walk from the cottages. Rovaniemi Airport is a 5-minute drive away. The hotel offers a free shuttle service for guests. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast in the morning. In the evening, guests can enjoy an à la carte menu, Serving Lapland and international cuisine.
“Very interesting place. Santa Claus even works in the summer. Reindeer and dog sledding can also be enjoyed throughout the year. The connection is excellent. It was very important for us. There are many souvenir shops in the area, one is in the hotel. It’s very beautiful. We will definitely come back again!”
The property is 600 metres from Rovaniemi Train Station. The four-storey building is conveniently located next to the Art Museums and the Korundi House of Culture. It offers apartments with one or two bedrooms, studio rooms. Guests take care of the food on their own. There is a supermarket nearby, and you can prepare meals in the mini kitchen. The reception is always helpful in choosing a sightseeing tour or currency exchange. Free street parking is available near the building. In the building you can not smoke, stay with pets, throw parties.
“Very convenient location. I stayed one night, but conditions would have allowed me to stay longer. In the evening there is always somewhere to go. near the supermarket, where you can buy anything. The apartment is small, but bright and cozy” Igor
In the HAAWE Boutique Apart Hotel, each apartment has its own name. The design fully corresponds to the authors’ idea to turn an ordinary hotel into an original boutique hotel. Guests are waiting for apartments “Yurta”, “Mountain Stream”, “Top”, “Fountain” and others. Continental, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are served for breakfast. The city centre is just 200 metres away, with restaurants, cafés, shops and local attractions.
“Beautiful place right in the heart of the city. Comfort in the highest class. Pleasant and romantic atmosphere. From Lordi Square you can go anywhere in the vicinity of Rovaniemi by public transport” Martin, Greater City
Usually Finnish hotels have their own saunas. But in the apartments they are not always. HAAWE Boutique Apart Hotel does not provide a sauna and spa.
The five-storey hotel is located next to the central stadium of Rovaniemi. Windows on one of its sides overlook directly on the sports arena. There are many restaurants, cafes and shops around. The owners Tuomas and Satu are very helpful and hospitable people. In the kitchen of the apartment you can always find a coffee maker, coffee bags and some necessary products for cooking a late dinner (rice, pasta, sauces). Returning in the evening from the ski slopes, you can go to the theater, which is located 400 meters from the hotel, take a walk along Lordi Square.
“Immaculately clean apartment and thoughtful arrangement of furniture. Thomas Luxury Suite Exceeds All My Expectations» Soockkyung, Hong Kong
One and a half kilometers from Mount Ounasvaara is a 3-star hotel LAURI. It was equipped in an old mansion built in the 19th century in 1924. The interior was repeatedly updated, the owners improved the service and installed modern equipment. Today, guests are settled in a comfortable apartment,breakfast is served in the morning. Free parking is provided for vehicles. In winter, avid skiers gather here. In the district there are many kilometers of cross-country skiing trails. In summer, bicycles are popular and can be rented at the guest house.
“It’s a cozy and lovely house. Our room was very spacious and nice. We only spent one night so we weren’t able to meet the owners, but they sent us a message to check if everything was okay and they answered my questions in a timely manner. They have a very smart self-check-in system and luggage storage that is always available. We loved this place and sincerely recommend it to all travelers” Cristina, Italy
On the banks of the Kemijoki River, 3.8 km from Ounasvaara, sampo Studiosis a comfortable apartment in Rovaniemi city centre. Within walking distance of two restaurants and a bar. Hospitable hosts always leave delicious compliments for guests. A self-service breakfast is available in the mornings. The complex has 4 stars. Travelers stay here, appreciating the convenience and good location of the hotel in relation to the main highways. For skiers there is a room for storing sports equipment. The city’s central stadium is 100 metres away. Parking is available on site and prior request is required.
“Nice clean studio, big bed and huge number of pillows! The kitchen is waiting for goodies from the owners. Use the sauna whenever you want. The city centre is a 7-minute walk away. The city has to walk. Everything is quiet, comfortable and measured here” Veronika, Ukraine
The one-storey apartment is 5 km from the ski lift to Ounsvaara in the Rovaniemi Natural Area. The houses are located on the banks of the Ounasjoki River. In summer, the owner opens the pier, equips a playground. In winter, guests can enjoy reindeer/dog sledding and skiing. Each house has its own terrace and grill-brazier. Bicycles, ski and fishing equipment can be rented. A continental breakfast is served in the morning. Meals can be prepared in the kitchen throughout the day. An airport shuttle service is available at an additional cost. The nearest bus stop is one and a half kilometers from the complex. The city centre is 2.8 km away.
“It was the best accommodation we’ve had all this trip. The apartment is big warm quiet and very neat. The bathroom has a private sauna. Mistress Julie was very kind. She quickly replied msg. We really appreciated her management. Most importantly, we saw the Northern Lights in the backyard. I would say it’s the perfect place for the Northern Lights” Min, China
Tuomas apartments are located near the centre of Rovaniemi. The six-storey residential building has been completely converted into a hotel. On the glazed balconies there is a seating area with armchairs and tables. There is a sauna. Mount Ounasvaara is 5 km away. To the nearest reservoirs – the Kemiyoki River and Lake Kirkkolampi about a kilometer. The proximity to the train station (only 100 m) made the hotel attractive for transit travelers. Nearby there are 3 restaurants, a café-bar, a supermarket and a market.
“The location and accommodation were perfect. I explored many places to stay for a long time in Lapland. From the train station is literally a 5-minute walk. There is a bus from the train station that will easily take you to all the tourist attractions. The apartment had everything we needed. The hosts reacted quickly and helped make our stay very enjoyable. We stayed – 2 adults and 2 small children. The sauna was a bonus for us and the hosts gave us a sled to use during our stay” Danny, UK
The apart-hotel consists of several two-storey houses. It is built on the banks of the Kemi River in the vicinity of Rovaniemi. The nearest ski lift to Ounasvaara is 1 km away. Restaurants, cafés and shops can be found within walking distance. In the courtyard of the hotel complex there is a children’s playground, a trampoline, an atmospheric sauna in a traditional Finnish barn. Another – portable – put on the banks of the river. At the reception you can book a walk on deer / dog sleds, snowmobiles. A golf course is 2 km away, while Santasport Sports Complex is 3 km away.
“We stayed in this apartment twice. I liked it more in the superior rooms. The place is suitable for families with children” Ekaterina
Coming directly to the ski resort, the most suitable place to stop will be Apartment Suutarintie. It is closest to the lifts, and the living conditions fully comply with modern standards. If you want to get acquainted with the sights of Rovaniemi, then the most interesting place will be HAAWE Boutique Apart Hotel. The boutique hotel is distinguished by its exquisite interior and proximity to all historical places of the city.