“Our guests literally have the whole island for themselves.”
Hotel Vartiosaari, established about three years ago and open all year round, has come up with something brand-new for this winter season: Guardian of Aurora Island & His Ice Queen – outdoor show that fills the island with bubbly atmosphere, joy, fun and laughter!
Imagine yourself walking on a bridge touched by delicate snow towards your own island. You are greeted by a small and cute, personal and private hotel surrounded by the arctic lake- and forest view. Or else, you can also imagine yourself in a boat or a snow mobile heading towards the same direction. No matter the vehicle, the destination is always the same: Hotel Vartiosaari – Aurora Island in the midst of River Kemi.
“Our guests literally have the whole island for themselves. They can make a fireplace, have an authentic Finnish sauna experience, sit by the fire on a real reindeer fur and enjoy the blaze of the northern lights without disturbance of the city lights. And this is just the winter time. Vartiosaari is an amazing holiday destination all year round”, Tuula Sulkinoja, the sales and marketing manager of Hotel Vartiosaari says.
Hotel Vartiosaari is simultaneously located far from and close to everything. It is just a stone’s throw away from the Arctic Circle as well as from Rovaniemi, the official capital of Lapland and the Santa Claus.
Hotel Vartiosaari aims to provide its customers a genuine and authentic experience of Lapland and Finland. Their values also address the importance of the ecology, respect to nature and genuineness.
”We want to provide our guests with lifetime experiences of the North. At the very core of our business is the genuineness. It stems from the nature friendly environment as well as our service and products, which all have been carefully designed with respect to surrounding nature”, entrepreneur Pentti Ylinampa states.
The genuineness can be seen in the interior design of the 11 rooms of Hotel Vartiosaari. The rooms, as well as the lobby are all furnished with Artek –elements and furniture designed by famous Finnish designer Alvar Aalto. His works are enriched by classic furniture of Muurame and design by Wiherheimo -furniture specifically designed for Vartiosaari. The whole interior furnishing has been created by Yrjö and Tiina Wiherheimo themselves.
”All of our furniture is Finnish design and made from natural materials. 90 % of the furniture is also brand new which adds to the comfort and coziness of the place”, Ylinampa adds.
Vartiosaari is a perfect destination for both, leisure and business purposes. For the business people there are great meeting rooms with large windows looking over the beautiful River Kemi.
Winter Show in the Island
Currently Hotel Vartiosaari is in the middle of hectic winter season. The island is filled with international guests from all corners of the world. Many also pop in to have dinner at Restaurant Kota. The staff of Vartiosaari knows what to expect: Just before Christmas the island was packed with Asian tourists for whom the island-experience is always very unique, something they cannot experience anywhere else. Americans have also been astonished by the island and the hotel with its splendid facilities.
“The feedback has been extremely positive of which we are very grateful. And we always aim to develop our business according to the feedback from our customers”, Ylinampa addresses.
One brand-new idea is just about to pop out from its Christmas box. It is the Guardian of Aurora Island & His Ice Queen – outdoor show created in cooperation with Arctic Travel Boutique. Expectations are high.
“We hope that this magnificent show will bring more people to the island this winter. Our bubbly, joyful and magical team has managed to create a completely new show concept to Rovaniemi”, Tuija Sulkinoja rejoices.
More info and booking: https://www.hotelvartiosaari.fi/
Check out the aerial video we made about Hotel Vartiosaari