Situated just 4km from the small village of Ranua, but in prime Northern Lights territory, the Gulo Gulo Holiday Village offers modern and comfortable self-contained apartments to return to after a day exploring Lapland.

Guests will have unlimited access to the nearby Ranua Wildlife Park for the duration of their stay. The restaurant is also situated here, serving buffet-style meals which offer a mix of traditional Finnish foods as well as more continental dishes. Drinks are available for purchase with meals.

It is possible to take a taxi (payable locally) to the local supermarket to stock up on any supplies that you may like to have

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Whether you’re returning after a day exploring the Arctic or you’re coming in from a night of Aurora hunting, these spacious and modern apartments are a wonderfully relaxing space to return to.

There are thirty holiday apartments at Gulo Gulo, housed within ten semi-detached buildings which back onto the stunning snowy forest. You will be within easy walking distance of the Wildlife Park and restaurant, just across the road.

The ground floor accommodation features an open-plan living room with a flat-screen TV, dining area and a kitchen equipped with a stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, coffee maker and kettle (you may want to bring your own tea and coffee to enjoy in your apartment, or you can pick them up at the local supermarket). The apartments offer hairdryers, ironing facilities and all linen and towels are provided.

Downstairs, you’ll find one twin bedroom and the bathroom which includes a shower, toilet and drying cabinet for clothes. You can also enjoy the private sauna, perfect for relaxing after a day of adventure in the wilderness.

There is a second twin bedroom on the first floor as well as an open loft area with two smaller beds, suitable for children, and a shower and toilet.

The apartments have their own decking area which is an ideal spot for searching for the Northern Lights.

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