Overview

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.

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.

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

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


Rooms

Standard Twin Room

Sleeps 2

This value-for-money twin room 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. Please note that some of these rooms are located in a building separated from the main hotel.

Ensuite facilities

Standard Twin Room

Sleeps 2-3

A slightly larger version of the Standard Twin room, this room can accommodate a third person on a fold-out bed if required

Ensuite Fold-up bed available

Standard Double Room

Sleeps 2-3

This value-for-money double room offers a generous 15.8 square meters of space, with en suite facilities. Whilst they have not been refurbished in recent years, the rooms are comfortable and traditional. A third person can be accommodated on a fold-up bed, if required.

Ensuite Fold-up bed available

Standard Double Room

Sleeps 3-4

A slightly larger version of the standard double room. The room can sleep four, including up to two people accommodated on a fold-up double bed, if required

Ensuite Fold-up double bed

Tours for this accommodation

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