The Davvi Arctic Lodge is a charming, simple hotel set on a quiet, secluded hillside in the border-village of Karesuando. The beautiful restaurant, its circular design inspired by the shape of a Sami reindeer corral, is the hotel’s centrepiece and from here you can enjoy panoramic views over the snow-covered hillside to Swedish Lapland located just across the border.

Deep in the heart of True Lapland, and located on the offical Northern Lights route, Karesuando offers once-in-life-time Arctic experiences without the crowds. For those looking to stay in the Swedish side of the village we also offer Northern Light stays at the Arctic Star hotel.

What you said

What a wonderful experience! The cabin was warm and cosy, very clean and spacious. The main hotel was a short walk away but also very welcoming. The staff were so kind, friendly and helpful at all times... Would I stay at the Davvi? Yes, no hesitation.

Mr R Armstrong, March 2014

Why we chose it

Enjoying a hot chocolate by the hotel's open fire is our favourite way to relax after a day in the snow.

During the festive period this hotel is ideal for families looking to enjoy a family holiday to Lapland however, from January onwards it becomes a haven for Aurora hunter's due to its unrivalled location.


Davvi Arctic Lodge - Hotel Rooms

Sleeps 2-5

The main hotel building consists of 25 rooms split over two floors and includes a mixture of twin and double rooms. On the upper floor, the rooms form part of the circular reindeer corral build of the hotel, and the rooms on the lower floor span the north and south wings of the building. All rooms and en-suite (shower room) and guests have access to the hotel sauna and hot tub (local charge applies).

En-suite shower room Tea and coffee facilities Hotel sauna Hotel hot tub (local charge)

Davvi Arctic Lodge - Cabins

Sleeps 2-6

The Davvi Arctic Lodge has 14 traditional timber-built cabins which are located in the grounds of the hotel. The main hotel building, where meals are taken, are just a short walk away. Most cabins are twin or double rooms in an open-plan style, with a further two two-bedroom cabins available for larger parties. Each cabin has its own private sauna and en-suite shower room. Minimum occupancy applies.

Private sauna En-suite shower room Traditional timber-built Tea and coffee facilities Hotel hot tub (local charge)

Aurora House - Deluxe Room

Sleeps 2

The deluxe room is perfect for two. This cosy, double room comes complete with modern features such as underfloor heating, a free standing bath, double sinks, a traditional Finnish sauna and a wood burning stove. The room is located in the grounds of the hotel and accessed via a lobby shared with just one other room.

Private sauna Underfloor heating Wood-burning stove Free-standing bath Tea and coffee facilities

Aurora House - Superior Room

Sleeps 5

The superior room offers spacious, contemporary design and is the largest room type available. Our favourite feature within this designer room is certainly the comfortable seating area that surrounds your own wood burning stove. Whilst the room is designed for two, additional beds can be added if required. Located in the grounds of the hotel, access is via a lobby shared with the deluxe room.

Underfloor heating Wood-burning stove Rain-effect shower room Tea and coffee facilities Hotel sauna

Davvi Arctic Lodge - Fell House

Sleeps 5-9

The Fell House accommodation is simple and spacious; ideal for larger families or groups. Each unit has two or three bedrooms as well as a central lounge area which can be turned into a third or fourth bedroom respectively. There is one en-suite shower room in each Fell House. The main hotel building is a short 5-minute walk away but is uphill so may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. Minimum occupancy applies.

DVD player Separate lounge area Thermal suits and boots storage Tea and coffee facilities Hotel sauna Hotel hot tub (local charge)

Tours for this accommodation

Snow is Falling

Finnish Lapland

Visit Santa in his secret log cabin in the forest on this pre-Christmas short holiday

2, 3 or 4 nights from £999 per adult

Aurora Hunter

Swedish Lapland

Search for the fabled Aurora Borealis on this week-long break deep inside the Arctic Circle

7 nights from £1149 per adult

Husky Sled Adventurer

Swedish Lapland

A short break for those who can’t get enough of mushing their own team of eager husky dogs

3 or 4 nights from £859 per adult

Mistletoe and Wine

Finnish Lapland - Swedish Lapland

After a Christmas at home, enjoy a family winter holiday in Lapland before the New Year

3 nights from £1049 per adult

Snowmobile Voyager

Swedish Lapland

A short break for those who can't get enough of snowmobiling through Lapland

3 or 4 nights from £859 per adult

Santa's On His Way

Finnish Lapland - Swedish Lapland

Search for Santa in his magical homeland on our two-night Lapland holidays

2 nights from £1049 per adult

For Auld Lang Syne

Finnish Lapland - Swedish Lapland

Welcome in the New Year in style in Lapland - and thank Santa for the presents he brought you!

3 nights from £1149 per adult

Northern Lights

Swedish Lapland - Finnish Lapland

Search for the spectacular Northern Lights in Lapland and enjoy a host of winter activities

3 or 4 nights from £799 per adult

Wonderful Christmas Time

Finnish Lapland

Enjoy a white Christmas like you've never seen before!

3 or 4 nights from £1069 per adult

Simply Arctic

Swedish Lapland

A simple Arctic break including just the essentials - add excursions to create your own trip

3, 4 or 7 nights from £599 per adult