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Arctic Star Hotel

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A small and intimate Arctic retreat
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Exclusive to Transun guests
Lapland holidays accommodation
Located inside the Arctic Circle
Lapland holidays accommodation
A relaxed and informal atmosphere
What you said

We loved the fact the Dalai Lama stayed there, incredibly pleased there was no tv........ meant we all spoke together and made friends.

Ms Sue Eley, January 2014

Situated on the outskirts of Swedish Karesuando, the Arctic Star is a traditional and friendly hotel offering superb views over both the majestic Muonio River and the Kaarevaara fell. Here, you are well placed to explore Karesuando on foot, dropping in at Sweden’s most northerly church, paying a visit to the local museum and regularly crossing the Finnish-Swedish border.

Whilst simple and comfortable, the hotel has recently undergone a programme of modernisation and has all the essentials you need for a good stay including an open plan bar and dining area. The rooms are simple and cosy, with room upgrades available. You may also be interested in the Davvi Arctic Lodge, located on the Finnish side of Karesuando. 

Why we chose it
  • With just 27 rooms, we always enjoy the hotel's friendly and intimate atmosphere
  • One of our favourite things to do is walk over the border to Finland (15mins) - the perfect photo opportunity!
  • We love that the Dalai Lama once stayed here during his visit to Swedish Lapland
Hotel Information
Location: Karesuando, Lapland
Suitable for
Picture Exclusive to Transun
Picture Limited children
Picture Take your friends
Restaurant and Bar

Your stay will be on a full board basis.

Meals are taken at the hotels' on-site restaurant and drinks can be purchased from the adjacent bar. 

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Deluxe Room

(Sleeps 2)

Underfloor Heating - Rainfall shower

The deluxe rooms were refurbished in 2012 by the same team of Parisian architects that also masterminded the premium rooms. These double rooms offer the same features as the premium rooms including underfloor heating and a rain shower, but are larger in size. We highly recommended the deluxe room for guests that chose a longer stay.

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Superior Double Room

(Sleeps 2-3)

Largest room type

These twin and double rooms enjoy a view from the first floor at the front of the hotel towards Kaarevaara Hill and the nearby frozen lake. These traditional rooms are the largest that the Arctic Star provides, at an impressive 17 square metres and their en-suite shower rooms were refurbished in 2011.

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Premium Double Room

(Sleeps 2)

Underfloor Heating - Rainfall Shower

The premium rooms underwent a full refurbishment in the summer of 2012, masterminded by a celebrated team of Parisian architects. Refurbished to a high standard, these double rooms feature underfloor heating, glass panels between the rain shower room and bedroom and feature mirrors. While stylish, space is limited (13 square metres), with modest storage space.

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Standard Double/Twin

(Sleeps 2-3)

These value-for-money twin and double rooms offer a generous 15.8 square metres of space, with en suite facilities. Whilst they have not been refurbished in recent years, the rooms are comfortable and traditional. They can also accommodate a third person on a fold-up bed if required, making them ideal for the budget conscious.