We just got back from a wonderful 6 day trip over new year's at the Forest Hotel and can't believe how lucky we are to have visited this amazing place. It's run by the friendliest hosts you could ever wish for, in a breathtaking location with delicious food and a chilled atmosphere that continues to wash over us, even in the dreary wetness of the UK. As others have said in their reviews, Margareta, Ingemar, Louise, Patric, Emanuel and Katarina treat their guest as friends -- and it's genuine -- of course, they're working, but it doesn't feel like 'work' but rather that you are at home, hanging out with some lovely people who want to show you and share with you all the wonders of their homeland. From dog sledding on the most incredible sun-filled day, to skiddo-ing through new snow, to quality time in the sauna and jacuzzi (not to mention the ice hole!), we couldn't have dreamed of having a better way to see in the new year. And what a brilliant new year's eve it was -- from canapes in the tipee, to a team quiz inbetween a delicious dinner, to bubbly at midnight, it was just another example of incredible effort and thoughtfulness which sets the Forest Hotel apart from every other holiday. One last thing - the food is fantastic: Frederik is a wonderful chef and the meals surprised and delighted every day, so be prepared to do some extra snow-shoeing to work it off! Btw: we booked through AuroraZone, and were lucky in the great group we had too -- truly a new year to remember.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ForestHotel is a wilderness lodge, lost in the woods, 80 km above arctic circle. The hotel charms its guests with a cosy atmosphere, fun nature activities, fresh and tasty food, and above all a very friendly staff. ForestHotel is a quiet and warm address, a perfect base for high quality winter activities like snow-mobile, husky driving, cross-country skiing, wildcamp expeditions, icefishing and reindeer safaris, and also northern light search. ... more less