My daughter (aged 17) and I have just returned from 4 nights at the Davvi and cannot believe that the most recent reviews are so negative. We had a wonderful time which actually exceeded our expectations. We avidly read Tripadvisor reviews before we left and took all the advice given which was really helpful.
The enthusiastic welcome at Kiruna airport from the larger than life Karina (who did a truly wonderful job of arranging and reaaranging everyones itineries to fit in last minute extra excursions) was representative of the positive attitude and endless patience of the staff that we found without exception.
The buffet food was varied and plentiful, being regularly topped up, and we were very happy with every meal, albeit not Michelin starred! The waitresses were always extremely helpful and friendly.
Johnny (housekeeping) and Mandy (front desk) were super--helpful, friendly, chatty and enthusiastic day and night---all of the staff seem to do very long hours.
Rick, the outdoor manager, was fantastic and went above and beyond to make everyones experience as positive as possible. James and Owen (snowmobiles) led 2 memorable safaris and our private snowshoe lesson with Jo was so enjoyable that 2 hours flew by.
We saw the lights on our last night (phew!) whilst on the husky safari on a frozen lake with a full moon---magical.
Do take snacks and kettle etc. as advised. Next time I will also take a Thermos flask / hip flask for the long cold nocturnal waits for the lights at the observation point.
- Also Known As:
- Davvi Arctic Hotel Karesuvanto
- Davvi Arctic Hotel
- Davvi Hotel Karesuvanto
- Davvi Arctic Lodge Karesuvanto, Finland - Lapland
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