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Last updated: 18 January, 2023

This simple but comfortable Lapland hotel has 64 rooms and 28 log cabins, suitable for all ages and budgets. But what sets it apart from other accommodation in Lapland is what’s outside your bedroom door.

With over four hundred huskies – Harriniva is the biggest husky centre in Finland and the place to come for a husky safari. Tour options range from several hours to several days. Multi-day tours, staying in one of their traditional lakeside wilderness cabins, gives you the opportunity to harness, rig, feed and prep the pack for the following day’s mush, followed by dinner and a sauna. Open to ages 4 and up.

They also offer snowmobile safaris, which along with the dog sledding tours, take you speeding out onto the tundral plains and through the dense boreal forests that make up Lapland’s most spectacular wilderness. Other enticing icy activities on offer include reindeer safaris, ice fishing, snowshoe hiking, and northern lights workshops – pretty much all your winter bucket list activities are covered.

Husky and snowmobile tours are available only from November until April, subject to weather and snow conditions, though you can visit the husky farm at any time. The Northern Lights appear from the end of August to the end of April – this is also, at time of writing, when the hotel is open for guests.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Husky dog sledding in Finnish Lapland

Lapland, Finland

Traversing across the tundral plains and through boreal forests of Finnish Lapland’s gloriously unspoilt wilderness is special. Doing it on a sled pulled by husky dogs is thrillingly unforgettable. Tours range from several hours to several days; multi-day include the opportunity to harness, rig, feed and prep the pack.

Best for ages: 4+ | £30 | 1+ hour

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Small circular cabin in the woods

Experience a Finnish Smoke Sauna

Lapland, Finland

Finns have used saunas for centuries – for hygiene, warmth and community. The traditional ritual alternates between intense heat and icy cold plunges into nearby frozen lakes. Sounds painful, but if heat up enough first, you won’t feel cold – only exhilaration and a deep physical, emotional and spiritual cleanse. Best experienced in Lapland wilderness.

Best for ages: 8+ | Free | 1+ hours

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Snowmobiling in Finnish Lapland

Lapland, Finland

Snowmobiling at up to 100km/h is the high-octane way to experience the Arctic wilderness, allowing you to cover huge distances and get a feel for just how remote and vast the area is. Options range from ‘try it out’ experiences lasting several hours, to multi-day camping-out adventures.

Best for ages: 15+ | £30

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18 Great ways to see the Northern Lights

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A remarkable, ethereal light display that’s one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. Pair it with other bucket list experiences – a thrilling husky ride, a cruise on the Norwegian fjords, or gazing up from bed in a luxury glass igloo. Unmissable.

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