Accommodation in Ivalo
The accommodation options in Ivalo have multiplied during the years, from wilderness cabins and traditional hotels to glass igloos, AirBnb apartments and even a campsite to pitch your own tent or park your camper van, each accommodation option in Ivalo has it’s own unique character and the hospitality standards are high. Regardless of the accommodation type you decide to use during your holidays in Ivalo, the distance from the airport is short, once you have your luggage you should be in your accommodation in Ivalo within 30-45 minutes.
- If you are looking to be close to the centre of the town where all the shops and services are located, 3-starred hotels Ivalo and Kultahippu are very good options, both establishments offer a variety of rooms and in-house dining options including breakfast. Rooms with views to Ivalo river are available in hotel Kultahippu and hotel Ivalo, the friendly staff is more than willing to help you during your stay and the location of both hotels is excellent for exploring the village of Ivalo on foot. On both hotels you have the opportunity to enjoy traditional Finnish sauna and traditional Lappish dishes.
- A slightly different concept is Aurora Village Ivalo which offers cabins with a glass roof and is located 3 kilometres from the centre of Ivalo. Given its idyllic location and overall atmosphere Aurora Village Ivalo is also a great choice for couples who wish to celebrate a special moment, maybe an anniversary or perhaps a honeymoon. With a bit of luck and clear skies you have a good chance of spotting the Northern Lights right from your bed, various activities are also available for booking on Aurora Village Ivalo.
- Do you wish to be more independent and looking for a self-catering style hotel?
Ukonjärven Holiday Village offers traditional Finnish chalets, fully equipped including a kitchen and a sauna, located 9 kilometres from town center. This is a great option for visitors looking for a tranquil place in the peacefulness of Lapland. You will be able to cook your own meals enjoy a relaxing sauna session whenever you wish and relax by the lake Ukonjärvi, its location makes this holiday center a great place to observe the Northern Lights. Having a car will make your stay even more interesting as you will be able to explore the surroundings at your own schedule.
- Traditional Finnish log cabins, wilderness huts, villas, the rise of individual hosts in Ivalo
Many new interesting options have been added to Ivalo with the introduction of modern online hosting platforms such as Airbnb, Tripadvisor and others. Individuals provide hosting in various forms, from wilderness huts with wood burning stoves to modern homes and villas capable of accomodating a big family! These options are really interesting especially if you are visiting Ivalo with kids or a group of friends for example, the typical Finnish rental home will come with a fully equipped kitchen, a sauna, and BBQ equipment is also very common. Keep in mind that usually guests are obliged to clean the property themselves and deliver it in the condition it was when they arrived, nowdays some hosts provide cleaning services at an extra fee.