We went to Lapland for a week from 11th Jan 2009. We had an amazing holiday. There were 2 couple between 23-29. We really enjoyed the skiing due to the groomed slopes and lack of queues. There was plenty of other activities to do too (including watching the Northern Lights which was my favourite).
We stayed in cabin 35 the same as myboyromeo, but I have to assume they have been modernised since they stayed. The only downside to our cabin was that the log fire was pretty pointless. It was a bit too small for the logs, and didn't kick out much heat. The good news was we didn't need it. In fact we had to sleep with the vents open non our first night because it was so warm (the outside temp was only -1 and we hadn't thought to check the thermostat at this point). The sauna was small but well formed. The double shower was fantastic. We had about half an hours worth of hot water with both showers running full blast.
The beds weren't made, but we've found they rarely are in self catering cabins. It only took 5 minutes to make them. The crockery and cutlery cupboards were full of everything we needed (including the all important frying pan).
The cabins are a 2 minutes walk from the frozen lake at Akaslompolo, which was the best place we found for watching the northern lights. Much better than the place we paid to go to on the snow mobiles! The supermarket, various bars and places to eat are all with in a 10 minute walk.
Basically, we had a fantastic week, and found the cabins to be a great base with everything we needed, and even a few we didn't. The only reason I wouldn't recommend this place is to stop people going so I don't have to queue for the lifts when we go back next year :o)
- Also Known As:
- Villa Armas Cabins Lapland, Finland - Akaslompolo