We went in Nov 2012 for 4 nights! We stayed in one of the log cabins in the grounds of the Davvi Lodge! Myself, husband and two children aged 4 and 7. The cabins are lovely and warm (so much so we had to turn the radiator off at night!). Lovely little sauna out the back where we stored our clothes! The bathroom is small but adequate. The main living area is where you sleep and its ok for a family with young children but quite small! We were only there for four days so it didn't matter. The cabins have a little porch which is ideal for storing and changing into your thermal suits! These suits are BRILLIANT! Really really warm!
The food at the hotel is absolutely fine! Not a lot of choice but to be honest, just made meal times a nice simple affair with no wasting time picking or having to make choices! Just a massive lack of tomato ketchup!!!
We didn't see the northern lights which I was gutted about! I was out every night (on my own) trying to get a glimpse but we were staying during a cloudy week!
The trips laid on by Santa Safari were extremely good and well organised! The day we did snowmobiling and our private meeting with Father Christmas was VIP all the way! Outstanding!!
The husky trip was exhilarating and a truely fantastic experience!
Tips!-- take a travel kettle for your room and some supplies!! We did and enjoyed a nice warm cuppa in our cabin!
There was no tv in the cabin so we brought along our portable car DVD player and a selection of DVDs for the kids to watch before bed! Not to mention travel plugs!,
Make sure you take a walk over the bridge (also the border) into the Swedish village of Karesuando! No passport necessary! A small close knit village with a population of 350! We spent most of the day there just walking around and doing a bit of shopping in the spar! Also had a burger and chips lunch at the Arctic Grill!
All in all, the best Week of my life!!!
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- Also Known As:
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- Davvi Hotel Karesuvanto
- Davvi Arctic Lodge Karesuvanto, Finland - Lapland