Hotel Vartiosaari

Hotel Vartiosaari

The Private Aurora Island

Your Private Island Hotel Experience

Relax in the tranquil, natural surroundings of Hotel Vartiosaari, at the Arctic Circle. The Aurora Island is located only 10 minutes from Rovaniemi city center, Airport (RVN) and Santa Claus Village.

Featuring 11 rooms, this boutique hotel is an unique place with personal service, high-quality meals and comfortable and spacious hotel rooms. To access the hotel you must first cross a 70 meter hanging bridge over the Kemijoki river! Stop and admire the view over the river on your way to our island.

Our superior hotel rooms – decorated in individual timeless Scandinavian style and Finnish design furniture e.g. designed by Alvar Aalto – feature river views, spacious 35sq.m rooms, coffee maker and tea kettle, free wi-fi, double/twin beds as well as bathrooms with wc, shower and complimentary toiletries. Use of hotel sauna is included in the room rate. Breakfast and other meals are served in a large Lappish hut “Kota”, with a large fireplace in the center of the room.


  • 2 x Upper Floor Superior Rooms with Aurora Loft (2 persons)
  • 2 x Groud Floor Superior Rooms (2 persons)
  • 7 x Groud Floor Superior Rooms with Loft (2 persons + 2 persons on open loft)
  • Private Restaurant for 50 people
  • 10 minutes from Rovaniemi City Center
  • 10 minutes from Rovaniemi Airport (RVN)

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Restaurant Kota is the heart of the island. It seats up to 50 people in a magical Lappish atmosphere by an open fire. The tall building resembles a Lapp hut, and offers an intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy good company and delicacies provided by our chef. Our à la carte menu is inspired by the flavours of Lapland, but we are happy to prepare your very own menu too.

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The island has beds for up to 38 people in 11 rooms decorated in Finnish design classics. All rooms are equipped with their own entry, toilet, shower, bathrobes, adjustable heating, Wi-Fi, TV, minibar, kettle and a capsule coffee machine.

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Choose your preferences from our range of services or ask for tailored packages for groups. Thanks to our extensive cooperation network with local safari companies, we are happy to provide you with your choice from a myriad of services and activities, such as husky or snowmobile safaris.

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