Experience the SnowVillage
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage is located in the Western part of Finnish Lapland, in close proximity of Ylläs and Levi ski-resorts and easily reachable from the airport of Kittilä. During your visit you can explore the whole SnowVillage, drink a shot from ice glass and eat in Ice or Log restaurant. In SnowVillage you also have a possibility to stay overnight in beautifully decorated snow suite or warm log cabin.
A MAGICAL WORLD OF ICE AND SNOW
Nearly 200 km above the Arctic Circle lies a unique and magical world made from ice and snow. Each year, around 20 million kilos of snow and 350 000 kilos of crystal clear natural ice are used to build the spectacular Lapland Hotels SnowVillage which changes in shape, size and design to amaze visitors year after year. The SnowVillage includes, for instance, ice sculptures, decorated snow suites, an ice restaurant and an ice bar, as well as an ice chapel.
Spend a cozy yet thrilling night in the snow hotel, enjoy a delicious dinner in the spectacular ice restaurant or simply visit to marvel the vast corridors packed with snow suites and ice sculptures. For wedding couples, the SnowVillage offers remarkable settings for an unforgettable day.
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage is located in the Western part of Finnish Lapland, in close proximity of Ylläs and Levi ski-resorts and easily reachable from the airport of Kittilä. There are regular tours by car or snowmobile from the resorts of Levi and Ylläs to the SnowVillage.
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage will open in December 2019
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
+358 16 323 6050
Olemme avoinna päivittäin 10-22 12.4.2020 asti. Tervetuloa!
Tickets and prices
Price: 18,00 € / adult, 10 € / child 4-14 years.
Guided tour: 65 € / 1-30 persons
Guided tour needs to be booked in advance. Please note, that entrance fee is not included in the price.
Opening times in December
Due to private events we have exceptional opening times in December.
5-11.12.2019 limited services available.
Some parts of SnowVillage are still being built and therefore prebooked guided tour is obligatory. Restaurant services are limited and only available based on a prior booking. No hotel, cabin or wedding reservations for this time.
Thu 5.12. Open 14-22
Fri 6.12. Open 14-22
Sat 7.12. Open 18-22
Sun 8.12. Closed all day
Mon 9.12. Closed all day
Tue 10.12. Open 14-22
Wed 11.12. Closed all day
Thu 12.12. Open 14-22. Public opening, full restaurant services available until 12.4.2020.
Fri 13.12. Open 14-22
Sat 14.12. Open 18-22
Sun 15.12. Open 18-22
Mon 16.12. Open 14-22
Tue 17.12. Open 14-22
Wed 18.12. Open 10-22
Thu 19.12. Open 14-22
Fri 20.12. Open 18-22
Sat 21.12. Open 18-22
Sun 22.12. Open 10-22
Mon 23.12. Open 18-22
Tue 24.12. Open 10-22
Wed 25.12. Open 18-22
Thu 26.12. Open 10-22
Fri 27.12. Open 14-22
Sat 28.12. Open 10-22
Sun 29.12. Open 10-22
Mon 30.12. Open 14-22
Tue 31.12. Open 10-22
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How to find us?
Snow Village is 25 minutes by car from Kittilä airport, 40 minutes from Levi and 15 minutes from Ylläs.
From Kittilä airport:
We arrange taxi transfers on request, but you can also rent a car from the airport. Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Scandia Rent and Sixt are all represented at the airport. Please note that there is no public transport running to SnowVillage. Driving instructions when coming from Kittilä and Levi: When coming from Levi, drive first to Kittilä. From Kittilä, take the road named “Aakenuksentie” towards Ylläs signposted Ylläsjärvi and Äkäslompolo. After app. 22km turn left to “Lainiotie.” There's Lapland Hotels SnowVillage sign in the crossroad. Continue without turning off for approx. 5km where you will arrive to SnowVillage. The parking area is on the left hand side, ticket sales is located in front of the SnowVillage. If you have booked a snow suite, you can check in to the SnowHotel at our reception.
From Äkäslompolo / Ylläsjärvi:
From Äkäslompolo it is possible to take a ski bus to Ylläsjärvi and then a taxi to SnowVillage. Alternatively you can take a taxi straight from Äkäslompolo. When driving from Äkäslompolo, take the scenic road to Ylläsjärvi and then head to Kittilä. At the main road turn left towards Kittilä and after approx. 10km turn right into “Lainiotie.” The crossroad is signed, among others with a blue sign of a fork, knife, hotel bed and the text “Lainio”. Continue without turning off for approx. 5km where you will arrive to SnowVillage. The parking area is on the left hand side, ticket sales is located in front of the SnowVillage. If you have booked a snow suite, you can check in to the SnowHotel at our reception.
Nearest railway station is in Kolari (app. 50min) and information on trains you can find from www.vr.fi. You can either take connecting bus to Ylläsjärvi and then a taxi to SnowVillage or you can take taxi directly from the railway station.
If you are heading to SnowVillage from Rovaniemi, you can either rent a car (driving time app. 2 hours, 170km) or take a bus to Kittilä. Information on coaches you can find from www.matkahuolto.fi. From Kittilä you can take a taxi to SnowVillage. When coming by car, please drive first road no. 79 to Kittilä, pass the centre of Kittilä and then follow the driving instructions from Kittilä above.
When to check-in and check-out?
Snow Village is open to the public from 10:00 to 22:00. During these hours visitors have access to the rooms with an entrance fee. Therefore we advise overnight guests to arrive around 18:00 (unless you have booked activities) which leaves enough time for your guided tour and dinner before going to sleep. Breakfast is served from 08:00 to 10:00.
What to bring with you?
For the overnight stay in the snowHotel you will only need long sleeve underwear and your personal items. Sleeping bags, pillows and towels are provided by Snow Village. Please check sleepover instructions from the section ‘SnowHotel’ for further information.
Do we have WiFi?
Yes we do have free WiFi at the reception.
Do we have to book excursions in advance?
Our excursions are very popular therefore it is must to book them in advance.
How to make a booking?
We take bookings via e-mail. This way you will get a confirmation as well. When you make the booking, please provide us the following information:
- Full name and address
- Number of persons staying overnight
- Requested room type
- Requested date
- Estimated time of arrival
- Mobile phone number from which you can be reached during your stay in Finland if necessary
- Pick up place (when booking car package or transfers for example)
We have a late flight – what shall we do?
SnowVillage is open until 22.00 and we hope that even the last guests would arrive around 20.00. However, if you are not able to arrive by 22.00, please contact us in advance to discuss the time for your check-in. Should your flight be delayed, please inform us on +358 40 589 0858.
Is a table reservation required in the restaurants?
On busy nights it might well be that you will have to wait for a vacant table. On the other hand, when you have made a table reservation in advance you know for sure there is space for you in the restaurant and you will not have to wait. Please check for more information about the restaurants at “Restaurant”.