PYHÄ IGLOOS

Unique hotel rooms with glass ceiling in Finnish Lapland
130 km from Rovaniemi airport

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Pyhä Igloos is a Scandinavian design mini hotel with 7 glass ceiling suits. Located 1,5 hours drive from Rovaniemi airport, next to Pyhätunturi resort and National Park in Finnish Lapland.

Pyhä Igloos Reseption

Hotel room are all identical, 32m², for 2-4 persons. Breakfast can be ordered. Northern lights alarm service available. Sauna and outdoor hot tub available for extra fee.

Lapland activities available: downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobile safaris, ice karting, husky safaris, reindeer farm visit, Aurora guided tours. Scenic view from top of the hill.

Pyhä Igloos are open all year round. Peak season November - March.

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1. Location

Finland - Lapland - Rovaniemi airport (130 km) - Pyhätunturi resort and National Park.

Pyhä Igloos are located 1 hour 30 min drive from Rovaniemi airport. The Kemijärvi city is 50km away (train station). Pyhä-Luosto National Park - the oldest National park in Finland, and its hiking, biking and skiing routes start in a walking distance from Pyhä Igloos.

Rovaniemi Airport is the closest airport to Pyhä Igloos. Some seasonal direct flights are available.

Stopover flight in Helsinki is the most common way to get to Pyhä Igloos. Finnair and Norwegian airlines both offer Helsinki - Rovaniemi flights.

By plane:
Helsinki - Rovaniemi daily flights. Flight time - 1h20m. Price from 35€.
SKIBUS from Rovaniemi airport to Pyhätunturi. You can ask the driver to stop at Pyhä Igloos directly. The normal route does not include Pyhä Igloos – remember to ask the driver. The normal stop is at Pyhätunturi Ski-Inn, 400m from Pyhä Igloos.

By train:
Helsinki - Kemijärvi daily night trains by VR. Duration - 13h. Price from 68€ (Finnish railways VR).
Pyhä Igloos are located 50 km from Kemijärvi train station. There is a bus line to Pyhätunturi from train station.

2. Rating by Suomi-Holiday staff

Location: 4/5 400m from Pyhätunturi resort center and all services/activities. 120 km from Santa Claus village and Rovaniemi airport.
Facilities: 4/5 Pyhä-Luosto National park. Ski and downhill skiing tracks. Aurora safaris, snowmobile and husky safaris, ice karting, guided tours.
Comfort level: 4/5 Toilet, shower, kitchenette at each apartment. Northern lights alarm. Sauna and outdoor hot tub - extra fee.
Style: 4/5 Small apart-hotel. 7 Glass ceiling Superior Studios with facilities.
Value for money: 5/5 Price from 190€/night/low season.

3. Pyhä Igloos rooms

Pyhä Igloos hotel has 7 identical rooms with glass ceiling, 32m² each. Each room can accommodate 2-4 persons.

Sleeps: motorized double bed under the glass ceiling + sofa bed.

Toilet, shower, TV and a kitchenette (fridge, cooking hobs, kettle, micro, dishwasher). Powerful heating in the winter, air conditioning system during the summer.

Northern lights alarm service available.

There are common spaces of the hotel available: a sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi section (extra fee), fireplace hut that is always open.

Pyhä Igloos rooms with glass ceiling
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4. Pyhä Igloos price

Pyhä Igloos rates depend on the season.

Room 1-2 persons (price is given as a guide, valid in 2019):
- from 349€/night April, September.
- from 509€/night September - November and March.
- from 690 - 810€/night winter season December-February/Christmas season.

5. Good to know

Check-in time

Check-in time from 16:00 on the day of arrival.
Check-out time before 12:00 on the day of departure.
Late or earlier arrival: inform in advance.

Food

Breakfast can be ordered in the hotel for extra fee.

There are few high-quality restaurants nearby, as well as a supermarket in walking distance.

The Northern Lights

Northern Lights in Lapland can be seen from mid-August to the end of April in a dark time.
The Northern Lights are not guaranteed as it is a natural phenomena and it always depends on the current weather.

Location of the Pyhä Igloos hotel is good for Lapland gateway and activities like snowmobile safaris, husky rides, guided Aurora tours, reindeer farm visits. There are some lights from illuminated ski tracks and Pyhätunturi village, no complete darkness for the clear sky view. Bright Northern lights can be seen (when Solar activity is strong).

Weather & Clothing

Typical daytime temperatures in the winter:
December: -20 to -10 degrees Celsius
January: -30 to -15 degrees Celsius
February: -20 to -15 degrees Celsius
March: -15 to -5 degrees Celsius

Recommended warm winter clothing: thermal under-layer, warm mid-layer, winter jacket, trousers and winter boots. Hat, gloves and scarf are essential.

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6. Activities

  • Husky safari and farm visit
  • Amethyst mine visit with snowshoes
  • Northern lights snowshoeing
  • Reindeer farm visit and sledge safari
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Ice karting competiton and rides
  • Fatbike tour
Pyha Resort in Finland

7. What's around Pyhä Igloos

  • Pyhä Ski Resort
  • Polar Hissi ski lift (0,3 km)
  • Scenic lift to top of Pyhä fell (0,5 km)
  • PyhaSafaris (snowmobile safaris, ice karting) (0,5 km)
  • Amethyst Mine (18 km)
  • Santa Claus Village Rovaniemi (130 km)
  • Moomin Snowcastle Finland (130 m)
  • Santa Park (135 km)
  • Ranua Wildlife Park (170 km)
  • Isokuru canyon route

Pyhä resort

Pyhä Igloos are located few steps away from the center of Pyhä resort, services and Lapland activities, and next to Pyhä-Luosto National Park.

Pyhä is suitable for both Lapland weekend getaway and long winter holidays. Snow and adventure activities like snowmobile safaris, husky rides, guided Aurora tours, reindeer farm visits can be easily arranged in one place.

Best time to visit: December - May, July-September.
Lowest accommodation rates: May - November.

Ranua Wildlife Park

Ranua Wildlife Park offer an unique experience to see polar bears and 50 other different Arctic animal species. The animals live in spacious fencings in the midst of northern wide forests, in their as authentic natural environment as possible. For the wellbeing of the animals there are no lighting inside the Wildlife Park. If you visit the Wildlife Park after 2 pm in the wintertime you should bring your own torch with you. You can also buy a torch from the ticket sales office.
Entrance ticket is 15-19€/person depending the season (valid in 2019).

Santa Claus village

Santa Claus office

Santa office open every day, both winter and summer. Entrance and meeting with Santa - free of charge. No advance reservation needed.

Using of own cameras while meeting Santa is prohibited; professional photos and videos available for a fee. Price in 2019 is from 30€ up to 40-45€ for 6 high resolution photos and a video clip you meeting Santa. No obligation to purchase anything however.

Moomin Snowcastle

A huge Snow castle right in Santa Claus Village with residents of the Moominvalley. There are Moomin ice sculptures gallery - Moominmamma, Moominpappa and their friends - as five-meter snow and ice sculptures. 50-meter long slide, snow labyrinth, Moominvalley magic forest, fun zone with interactive wall, ice bar and souvenir shop.

Open every day from 9 to 19 throughout the winter season.
Price for 2019: 30€/adult; 18€/children (4–11 years old, 0-3 years old free of charge). All tickets are valid for one day.

Santa Park

Visiting SantaPark is a must-do activity for families with kids! This is an indoor Christmas theme park voted the top Christmas destination in the world. Plan a visit for at least 2-3 hours (usually kids want to stay there for a longer time).

There are Arctic Circle, Ice gallery and Ice bar, Angry birds activity park, gingerbread bakery, Elf workshop, Santa Claus office with real Santa, Magic train, Post office and Elf Show performances.

Open: Winter season - mid November - mid January. Summer season - end of June - mid August. Check our exact opening dates and hours from the SantaPark homepage.
Tickets are valid for 2 consecutive days. Price Christmas season 2018-2019: 34€/adult, 28€/child (3-12 y). Check our current prices from the SantaPark homepage.

Isokuru canyon route

Isokuru canyon hiking route for those visiting Lapland during summer and autunm time.

What to do around? Events.

International Grand Market 2019.

Thu-Sun 5.-8.9. International Grand Market 2019. Rovakatu-street, Pedestrian street, Lordi’s Square

Date: 5 August 2019 - 8 August 2019
Address: Rovakatu-street, Pedestrian street, Lordi’s Square, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland
Rovaniemi Autumn market.

Tue-Thu 17.-19.9. Rovaniemi Autumn Market. Market place.

Date: 17 August 2019 - 18 August 2019
Address: Market place , 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland
Snowmobile Fair 2019

Sat-Sun 2.-3.11. Snowmobile Fair 2019. Lappi Areena.

Date: 2 November 2019 - 3 November 2019
Address: Lappi Areena., 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland
The Grand Opening of the Christmas Season 2019. Santa Claus Village, Arctic Circle

Sun 10.11. at 16 The Grand Opening of the Christmas Season 2019. Santa Claus Village, Arctic Circle.

The Grand Opening of the Christmas Season is an annual and traditional, merry event that starts the Christmas season in Rovaniemi. The event begins at 4 pm at the central square of Santa Claus Village. In Rovaniemi, Christmas is every day, but the opening ceremony reminds us of the Christmas’ message of goodwill, sharing and caring – all of the three main characters that Santa Claus stands for. To cherish the event’s message, the elves and local artists put on a festive concert that culminates in Santa Claus’ speech – what he got in store for us this year?

Grand Opening brings together Rovaniemi citizens and tourists to celebrate all things Christmas. It’s known for being a warm-hearted and welcoming event, that’s also a reason to visiting Rovaniemi for many. The evening is rounded off with dancing to Christmassy disco tunes.

The event is free of charge. The celebration is organized by Visit Rovaniemi.

Date: 10 November 2019
Address: Santa Claus Village, 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland
Santa is on his way, Santa Claus Village.

Mon 23.12.2019 at 19.00 Santa is on his way, Santa Claus Village.

Santa starts his annual mission from Santa Claus Village, where the elves put on a festive show to send him off and wish him the best of luck on his adventure. Right before hopping in his reindeer-pulled sleigh, Santa Claus gives a speech and sends Christmas cheer to the people of the world.

Date: 23 December 2019
Address: Santa Claus Village, 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland
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