We did the Auld Lang Syne trip in Dec 30th 2012 with Transun and stayed at the Hetan Majatalo. We were luck with the weather as most of the time it was -4°C, with lowest at -10°C. The thermal suits were great and kept us warm for all the events. The hotel was lovely, we had 5 in one room - on two levels (3 kids + Mum and Dad) and it was fine - little bit tight, but that was part of the fun. The food at the hotel was exceptionally good - something for kids of all ages and a good variety and that was for all sittings, beakfast, lunch and dinner. The Transun staff were helpful and friendly as were the locals, they just stopped and chatted. The excusions from Transun were great, and I would recommend the Huskey Northern Lights ride - although we didn't see the lights up close we did spot them in the far distance. The visit to the local church was great, although some people were nervous, the service was lovely with carol singing and the history of the town was great to discover - everyone enjoyed it - well done Transun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel HETAN MAJATALO is the newest hotel in the Real Lapland & Lapland's oldest family company in tourism. Hetan Majatalo has offered rest, peace and clean air to visitors ever since 1924 and is now into it's fourth generation.Hetan Majatalo began operating in the early 1920s. The present-day Hetan Majatalo consists of an old-time, traditional inn and a high-quality hotel with 27 spacious room for 2-6 persons. As a speciality most of the hotel rooms have a loft with a skylight window and sufficient space. Cosy lobby with an unique fire place and piano, two saunas, meeting room, Wlan and a public computer, little library, playgrounds in and out side, souvenir corner, well-equipped fitness room, waxing room for skis, little kitchen, loundry and a Lapp hut are at your disposal. Traditional and excellent Lappish and Finnish food in an idyllic dining room will make your holiday complete. Hetan Majatalo is situated right in the centre of the village of Hetta / Enontekio but at the same time right at the edge of the wilderness. Hetan Majatalo attracts for outdoor activities. Untouched wilderness, the Real Lapland, starts right from the hotel's yard - as well as the well-kept skiing tracks and hiking paths. To the vast Lappish surroundings of Hetta you get to visit also in the arranged trips. Idyllic nature, combined to a delicious outdoor lunch, comes close to you for example in a snowmobile adventure. Lots of activities await you in Hetta and guided tours begin from the hotel. Reindeer safaris and husky rides are a unique way to spend a day. Hetan Majatalo will help you plan and organise your safaris and other programs. Briefly, Hetan Majatalo is just what the doctor orders: Rest, peace and refreshment in original, cosy Lappish environment. Come and enjoy the Real Lapland! Personal service of the host family makes Majatalo different. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Hetan Majatalo Finland/Lapland - Enontekio