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Ounasvaaran Lakituvat chalets

Published on September 2018

Author
Heidi Karpale / Chalet Host

Ounasvaaran Lakituvat chalets – literally the Ounasvaara summit chalets – are nestled in a pine forest almost on top of the Ounasvaara hill, only a couple of kilometres from Rovaniemi centre. To me the paths that crisscross Ounasvaara, both marked and unmarked, are the source of pure joy throughout the year and a way to recharge my batteries even during a workday.

The nature trail takes you on duckboards through swamps and broad leaf woodland, through rocky paths and blockfields to the bare top of Ounasvaara while the information boards along the trail tell you the story of the history and nature of Ounasvaara from ice age to modern day.

Did you know there are over three million saunas in Finland, thus one sauna per two Finns?

To ensure you an authentic Finnish experience while staying at Lakituvat each chalet also has its own sauna. After sauna you can relax in the warmth from a woodburning fireplace.

Have you ever heard the snow falling?

Just step out side and listen to the sounds of silence. If you’re lucky you can spot the Northern Lights from your own terrace or see the reindeer roaming the yard.

Our traditional Finnish log chalets are ideal for up to six persons. Kids can safely play outside, in the winter you can go sledging just outside your own chalet. Sleds can be found in the wood storages situated between the chalets, and after playing the clothes can quickly be dried in the dryer. It is amazing seeing kids from all over the world playing outside together.

Allow your inner child to join them, it’s fun!

As the host at Lakituvat I want you to make the most of your trip to Rovaniemi. I’m more than happy to answer any questions about your stay with us, I can reveal the best viewing and photography spots or even give you a quick introduction to forest foraging in the snow-free season and provide you with a map of the trails at Ounasvaara.

Don’t hesitate to contact us about any special requests you may have: want a romantic surprise for your loved one or a basket of local delicacies delivered to your chalet? I can make it happen!

Book your accommodation with us here.

Heidi

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