Family Business Invites You to their Winter Adventures in Ivalo

For those who value silence and clean nature, Ivalo offers a wide range of experiences without the fuss of mass tourism. Hotel Ivalo is situated on a riverside along the main road to the Arctic Sea, but still near to services and the airport.


Hotel room and restaurant windows face the river and the magnificent Lapland landscape, where, in the dark, you can admire the northern lights from either location, praises Sini Suomalainen, managing director of Hotel Ivalo.

Our guests also have three saunas, hot jacuzzis on the riverside, and a hole in the ice for winter swimming experience.
A genuine experience in the peace of nature

According to the Finnish Meteorological Institutem in the winter, the nothern lights can be seen in Ivalo four nights out of five.

The warm, cozy Aurora Cabins at Aurora Village, 1.5 kilometres from Hotel Ivalo, are fantastic for spotting northern lights. In each wooden cabin, the glass roof faces the northern starry sky, so you can admire the slow dance of the northern lights from your own bed.

A northern lights Alert System is also available so you can ensure you won't miss the show even if you fell a sleep.

Authentic Winter Wonderland surrounded by silence

Hotel Ivalo and Aurora Village have many special services and activities to offer; northern lights excursions by snowmobile, reindeer, car, skis or snowshoes, as well as horse- or reindeer-drawn sleigh rides, husky safaris, ice fishing excursions and ice karting races.

One of our most popular northern lights excursions is snow shoe hiking in the dark wilderness. During the excursion the guides tell stories about Lapland, the nature, and the northern lights, says Juha Tuunanen, managing director at Aurora Village.
Hotel Ivalo

Rooms: 92 rooms, 3 suites with sauna Sauna: 3 saunas, swimming pool and hot jacuzzis. A winter swimming hole nearby. Restaurant: 200 seats + a private restaurant for 40 guests. Activities: Variety of guided winter activities and free use of winter equipment. |

AURORA VILLAGE IVALO Rooms: 28 Aurora Glass Cabins Sauna: Panorama Glass Sauna on a riv-erbank with an outdoor hot jacuzzi and a winter swimming spot in the frozen river. Restaurant: Unique 60-seat restaurant Activities: Exclusive premium guided tours and free use of winter equipment |

Aurora village

Millions of stars illuminate the night sky. No noise. No traffic. Only the wilderness. You just had a splendid meal of arctic delicacies with your loved one. You step inside your warm cabin, pour a glass of sparkling wine for you two and lie on your bed below a heated glass roof, chatting about the snowshoe walk you did and the reindeer of the village you fed in the morning. And then, the auroras start to dance! First, green glow in the northern horizon, then an arc, brightening up to a spiral of color on the night sky... You can see it all from your Aurora Cabin. This is Aurora Village. Hundreds of kilometers above the Arctic Circle, in Lapland, the north of Finland. Right on the aurora zone.

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