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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Sodankyla Sodankylš
Travel Blogs from Sodankylš
... we would have managed but oh what a difference he has made! It has been a trouble-free week, one full of pleasant surprises in that only he knew what we had to expect and we have never been disappointed – well done!
Our hearts did fall a little when we approached our hotel, the Luosto Amethyst Spa. It is a large building with extensive car parking, large enough to cater for significant numbers of people and a representative subsample were being disgorged ...
... which were very impressive. It turns out that a long exposure photo shows a lot more of the lights than we actually see with our eyes which seems to be slightly cheating but there it is.
Our last organised activity was a trip to a reindeer farm, where we were treated to a reindeer safari- a gentle sleigh ride being pulled along. At the end our guide took us into a teepee with blazing log fire. We sat on upturned logs until the ...
... which were very excitable whenever we stopped but got down to business as soon as the brake was off . We raced along for 10 kilometers and it was very enjoyable- the boys did well at controlling the sleighs. I never knew that huskies could run fast and **** at the same time! This was a bit disconcerting when the one at the back ie in front of me decided to do this at speed, and I was ready to ...
... a large car). Before the meeting we'd had a quick look at the souvenir shops as well as the little ice chapel (the locals build one every december). It was so beautiful going out walking but my eyelashes got all icy which felt quite weird. Checked the other site to spot aurora at the bottom of the ski slopes (closer to our hotel than the lake) and had fun watching people skiing down the slopes. Apparently it's fluctuating between -1 and -27 degrees. Got kitted ...
... were greatly rewarded with stunning views from the top of the mountain, just as the sun was setting. A breathtaking view of sparkly white as far as you could see, with snowcapped trees and the few odd buildings.
Then for the way down. The ski centre had by this time closed so we figured the best way down by far was going to be by descending the ski slopes on our bottoms. So we did. Haha tremendous fun as we skidded down and even better when we got to the jumps ...