Epic private island Lapland adventure with Northern Lights

Hotel Vartiosaari, Finland

Flights included Flights included

The perfect package with flights included


Superior Double room with loft

Superior Double room with loft

Reindeer safari

Snowmobile safari

Northern Lights

Superior Double room with loft

Superior Double room with loft

Superior Double room with loft

Northern Lights

Aurora Island's suspension bridge

Reindeer safari


Northern Lights

Stay on a private island in Lapland with Northern Lights tour

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Up to-35% supplier's online rate ?
Three nights in a Superior Double room with loft, including breakfast.

This offer also includes a three-hour Northern Lights snowmobile safari.

This offer is available for departures in February and March 2018, and is based on two adults only.

Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Rovaniemi, Finland and can be chosen on the next page. One piece of hand luggage is included as per your airline's baggage policy. Please note that for most airlines, hold luggage can be added when you select your flight.

Please note airport transfers are not included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 35% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to a price check of other online travel providers offering the same product and travel date. An example of our maximum discount is:

On 23/02/2018, leaving from London Gatwick, two people may book a three-night stay in a Superior Double room with loft (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £599 per person, per stay, compared to a third party online rate of £928 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 35%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 02/02/2018.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Your contract is with Secret Escapes with ATOL number 11257.

Bucket-list three or four-night stay at unique hotel on a private island in Finnish Lapland - with flights, breakfast, Northern Lights snowmobile safari, and optional Arctic highlights tour

Set on its own private island in the middle of the Kemijoki River (the longest in Finland at 342 miles), the intimate Hotel Vartiosaari is a real game changer. And its location just outside Santa Claus’ hometown of Rovaniemi is equally fabulous, not least because there’s no light pollution to obscure the otherworldly glow of the Northern Lights dancing in the sky above. Accessed by a 72-metre suspension bridge between the mainland and the island, the cosy yet exclusive hotel is small yet perfectly formed.

While here, you'll embark on a three-hour Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari and drive through the dark landscapes to experience the Northern Lights (hopefully), a star-studded sky, or a mystical full moon. You also have the option of staying a fourth night and experiencing a six-hour Arctic Highlights Tour, taking in Santa Claus Village (including the chance to meet Santa Claus) and Santa Claus Post Office, along with a snowmobile ride to a reindeer farm and a short ride in a reindeer sleigh. For both tours winter clothing will be provided to keep you snug and warm, and you'll have the services of a professional guide.

After all this, days here can be spent taking an exhilarating dip in the river (year-round swimming is allowed), relaxing in the bookable wood-fired sauna or the more modern Finnish sauna, and feasting on traditional Lapland cuisine at the charming Restaurant Kota. By night, there’s little more to do than cosy up by the open fire and wait for nature to take its course.

Good to know

Please be aware that the Northern Lights are a naturally occurring phenomenon, so while we hope you will get to marvel at them during your excursion, we can't guarantee they will be visible.


The hotel sleeps up to 38 people in 11 rooms, all of which reveal classic Finnish design (wood-clad walls and ceilings, tiled flooring with scattered rugs, and earthy colour tones). The Double rooms with loft have a small seating area with chairs and a bathroom with walk-in shower.


- Heating and air-conditioning
- Flatscreen TV with digital channels
- Wi-Fi
- Bathrobe
- Coffee machine with capsules
- Ironing facilities
- Desk


Housed in a building that resembles a Lappish hut, Restaurant Kota is located at the heart of the island. Catering for up to 50 diners only, it has a very intimate vibe that’s made even cosier with an open fire. The a la carte menu is seasonal and varied; expect traditional Lapland cuisine with chef-driven delicacies, including vegetarian options (those with special diets and food allergies will be catered for if the hotel is notified in advance). Late-night tipples are also available - the whole island has a licence for serving alcohol.


Hotel Vartiosaari is set on its own unique island (known as Aurora) in the middle of the River Kemijoki - Finland’s longest river. You’ll be just 10 minutes from Rovaniemi (also known as the Official Hometown of Santa Claus on the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland) - the region’s starting point for snowmobile safaris, reindeer rides, Northern Light hunting in the winter, and riverboat cruises in the summer. Hotel Vartiosaari is a 10-minute drive from Rovaniemi Airport.

Kuusamontie 900, 96900 Rovaniemi, Finland

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.


We source flights from all major scheduled and low-cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

On the next page, you can select the flight options that best suit your plans. We check the prices and availability in real-time, so bear in mind that the price for the package you select might be different to what's shown on the calendar at the bottom of this page.

One piece of hand luggage allowance, per person is included. Please note that hold luggage is not included, but for most airlines, it can be added when you select your flight. Airport transfers are not included.

When you buy a package with us, you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

On the next page you can choose the departure airport, time and airline and price that is convenient to you

When you buy a hotel with a flight with us you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0843 22 77 777 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0843 2270 007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

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Holidays by Secret Escapes are exactly that; the perfect package created by us, with no middle man involved. These carefully curated breaks guarantee a high-end stay at a great price.

We like

  • Staying on a private island in the middle of the River Kemijoki, Finland’s longest river
  • Bedding down in guest rooms with wood-clad walls and ceilings, tiled flooring, and earthy colour tones
  • Taking a bracing swim in the river followed by a warm-up session in the wood-fired sauna

Second opinion

  • To find out more about the hotel, please visit their website
  • To find out more about the three-hour Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari Tour, please visit the Arctic Lifestyle website
  • To find out more about the six-hour 6-hour Arctic Highlights Tour, please visit the Arctic Lifestyle website
  • Read guest reviews on TripAdvisor

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