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Vaattunki Wilderness Resort

Vaattunki Wilderness Resort

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The resort, also known as “Vaattunki” in Finnish, is the gateway to the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The area’s network of hiking trails is diverse and has a variety of hiking destinations and possibilities.

The resort is easy to access throughout the year – only a 15-minute drive from Rovaniemi international airport and a ride to downtown takes 20 minutes by car.

You can also book the services of our transfer to/from the airport or train station.

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Vaattunki Wilderness Resort is a dream destination for people looking for a peaceful accommodation in one of the most scenic places near Rovaniemi. Four accommodation types offer a cozy stay for couples, families, and groups. Traditional log cabins, cozy wooden chalets, or modern panoramic huts located in the middle of the quiet wilderness leave an impression on every visitor.

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The location of the Vaattunki Wilderness Resort offers you a perfect opportunity to experience the best activities of Rovaniemi. Whether you want to hike in the beautiful area of the Resort, meet Santa Claus, meet our furry friends in our husky and reindeer safaris, drive a snowmobile through the arctic wilderness, try ice fishing or ice floating and experience the Northern Lights, or be among the first to try the world’s first electric snowmobile tours with our Safartica eMotion – we are here to give you the best Lapland has to offer!

Vaattunki Wilderness Resort is perfectly located away from the city hustle – 25 km’s from Rovaniemi centre, nestled in the arctic forest, on the shores of Raudanjoki River and at the gateway to the Arctic Circle Hiking Area. This tranquil and peaceful setting allows you to unwind, de-stress and be at one with the nature. There are ample opportunities to explore the natural surroundings, with several hiking trails starting from the resort area offering great photo spots all year round.


The trails are accessible by foot throughout the year, but in winter they are best enjoyed by forest skis or snowshoes as deep snow makes hiking by foot hard going. These are available to rent from the reception of the resort. Located away from the lights of the city opens up great opportunities to observe the northern lights as well. Simply stepping out from your accommodation will provide you with a good location for seeing the lights.

We also offer many exciting and wonderful safaris for you to enjoy, all with transfers from the resort. You can try your hand at snowmobiling, enjoy the thrill of a husky ride through the arctic forests of the area or even enjoy a peaceful reindeer ride. Have a look at activities at the resort and see what would interest you.

For those who simply want to relax and de-stress without the bother of wrapping up warm for the snowy conditions, the resort restaurant has a cosy lounge area with a fireplace where you can snuggle down on a sofa with a good book and get lost in your own world.

However you choose to un-wind on your holiday Vaattunki Wilderness Resort will surely have an activity for you to enjoy.