The owners and staff were wonderful and made you feel at home the entire time. There was personal service throughout our stay at Korpikartano. In fact we felt like we got to know the staff really well. They organised all the activities that we wanted to do and made sure that the group sizes were small enough for a great experience.
The location is fantastic if you are looking for peace and serenity. The nearest town is Inari which is about 30 km away and we opted to have full board at the Hotel Korpikartano. The food was good quality "home cooking" using local produce. Reindeer is often on the menu and the salmon was very tasty. Be warned though, the meals can become a little repetitive and predictable after a while.
I wouldn't worry about getting to the hotel from Ivalo airport as the hotel staff can organise transfer to and fro for a small charge. In fact, the hotel will organise all transfers to any activities that you choose to do. Transport is really not a problem as the hotel, being in the middle of nowhere, is well used to transporting patrons around.
The hotel is homely and comfortable. We had a room with a small living area, kitchenette and ensuite. There is internet available (free) and the hotel is very well equipped with winter clothing and other equipment etc so we ended up hiring everything.
Overall, we had a great winter experience in Lapland and our stay was made even better by Hotel Korpikartano.
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- You are warmly Welcome to enjoy the Luxury of Silence in the Hotel Korpikartano situated by the shore of the beautiful wilderness Lake Menesjarvi, Inari, Lapland, just next to Lemmenjoki National Park. Let yourself relax in the beautiful surroundings of wilderness nature combined with nice activities, good food and friendly service. ... more less
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