The Arctic Light Hotel is a brand new contemporary hotel situated in the heart of Lapland-Rovaniemi.
This family owned hotel is easy to reach by plane, car and train and is only steps away from the main activity providers in the city and the major shopping and cultural areas. The 1950’s building and former City Hall of Rovaniemi has been converted into a stylish hotel and opened its doors during spring 2015.
This urban Arctic hideaway offers a unique combination of Lappish heritage and the ultimate in contemporary style. The hotel is equipped with a spacious cosy lounge with a delightful restaurant and a collection of 57 spacious individually styled rooms and suites. The Arctic Light Hotel is the essence of supreme comfort and is appreciated for offering a personalized stay on the Arctic Circle.
Breakfast à la Sara! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but most people are often just too busy to make themselves a simple breakfast. That's why famous TV chef Sara La Fountain has created a healthy and energizing breakfast exclusively for the Arctic Light Hotel guests. This unique breakfast, à la Sara, is an excellent start of a busy day full of activities!
Arctic Boulevard...On the menu you will find game from the northern forests and fells as well as fish and seafood from lakes of Lapland and the Arctic Ocean. Wild berries, herbs and vegetables also play an important role. The beef comes from a nearby Highland cattle ranch and the charcoal grill adds authentic taste to meat and fish. Seasonal ingredients are used, so the menu changes by the season. The restaurant offers different dining areas which can easily be arranged to accommodate various kinds of events. You can choose from 3 different atmospheres: Arctic Boulevard - Arctic Winter Garden - Chef’s Table.
The Story...Almost 90% of the Rovaniemi city surface, including the former city hall, was destroyed in October 1944 during the Second World War. The City needed to be rebuilt and local architect Ferdinand Salokangas was tasked to design the New City Hall for the City of Rovaniemi. The doors of the new functionalist style city hall were first opened in 1949. The creation of the city hall was one of the main projects of Ferdinand Salokanas. The building is protected and a lot of details have been saved and restored over the years. The city council room includes rare Paavo Tynell lighting fixtures and beautiful wood inlay doors.
The City council moved to a new building in 1988 and the old building was left unused. Local Hotel entrepreneur Mikael Gröhn saw the value of the building and converted it into apartments and commercial spaces in 2004. During summer 2013 Mikael Gröhn had an idea to renovate the building again and this time into a modern and high quality boutique hotel. Plans proceeded quickly. The designing assignment of the new hotel was given to leading hotel and restaurant architect in Finland, Mr. Jaakko Puro. All the rooms and areas were to be spacious and designed with personality as well as high quality.
Arctic Light Hotel Love Polar Bears...You will notice that there are some pictures of polar bears on the website, in the brochures and in the rooms. The main reason for this is that they love polar bears and want to raise awareness to the threat of climate change. Polar bears are incredible animals agile with great strength and endurance. Sadly, their natural habitat is under great threat of global warming. Arctic Light Hotel are proud to be a WWF partner company and help the WWF raise awareness about the threat of global warming and the polar bear habitat.
Europe's Cleanest air...Air pollution is a big problem in many parts of the world - it is responsible for an estimated 3.3 million deaths every year. Smoke, and dust can cause long-term health problems like asthma and chronic lung disease. Lapland is known for it’s pure nature but here you will experience the cleanest air in Europe.