Polar Lights Lodge

Sirkka, Lapland, Finland

The northern lights (Aurora Borealis) are known to be a luminous phenomenon in the northern hemisphere, which, despite all the scientific explanations, also has something magical and mysterious about it. And whoever was allowed to see the lights is considered lucky. Incidentally, the polar lights are caused by charged particles that interact with the earth's magnetic field.

In the family-run Polar Lights Lodge, the chances are very high in winter to see the beautiful greenish lights and to combine this event with a wonderful nature holiday. The five wooden huts are located in the middle of the forest in north-west Finland. The huts are not connected to water pipes or the electricity grid. So there is no running water (water canisters are brought from the main house to the cabins), the electricity required is generated by solar panels and heated by a pellet stove. The huts vary in size for two to ten guests. The style is simple and comfortable with lots of wood and furnished.

The "Forest Restaurant" is located in the main house and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on reservation. In the evening you sit here at a kind of indoor fireplace. If you still feel cold, you can go to the sauna hut (Mökkisauna) at any time.

On site there are husky tours, reindeer sleigh rides with feeding, horseback riding followed by a campfire with delicious soup. The animals are treated lovingly and you learn a lot about their habits and habitat. Through large panoramic windows you have an uninterrupted view of the beautiful nature and - depending on the season - of snow crystals in the morning, northern lights in the evening or the sun that never sets in summer.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Cottagefrom190 €


EnvironmentSolar panels on each house provide power. The cabins are heated with wood stoves. The recycling of materials and animal welfare are a matter of course here.


  • Authentic Finland experience with huskies, reindeer and horses in the wilderness of Lapland
  • Overnight in the middle of the forest - the arctic sky with stars and northern lights above you, the silence of the forest and pure air all around you
  • Digital detox
  • Water from the main house's own well
  • Guided visit in the farm included in the price
  • Horseback riding, dog karting, husky tours, guided bathing trips, river kayaking, berry picking available at extra cost
  • Only 10 minutes away from Levi, with all possible activities like hiking, biking, canoeing and fishing trips, skiing and sledding, and much more

Wooden huts5 cabinsFull boardChildren welcomeno WiFino disabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • 5 wooden huts for 2 people each, space for a total of 10 people
  • Dry toilets + sinks in the cabins
  • No showers
  • Main building with restaurant
  • Separate sauna house
  • E-bike rental
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Cottagefrom190 €

Location + Directions

By car

From Rovaniemi it is a good 2 hour drive to Polar Lights Lodge (179 km). It takes about 5 hours (384 km) from Oulu and about 5.5 hours (407 km) from Tromsø in Norway. The exact address can be found on the website.

With public transport

From Rovaniemi there is a bus connection to Sirkka. The journey takes about 2.5 hours. The bus stop is right next to the accommodation.