Log cabins and winter cottages
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The cosiest places to stay
Thoughts of a winter in Lapland conjure up images of pristine snow-topped scenery – frosted trees, frozen lakes and perfect white fells.
Many people also picture a cosy and welcoming log cabin against this idyllic backdrop. On a selection of Aurora Zone trips, this image can often become reality and we have several trips which feature cabins or winter cottages as an accommodation option.
Having a log cabin as your base and hideaway brings a sense of adventure, escapism and romance and we will often happily recommend them to our guests who are travelling for an anniversary or a honeymoon for example.
These cottages and cabins also work well for families and small groups who want their own home from home whilst on holiday together.
Scroll to learn more about this wonderful accommodation choice.About Log cabins and winter cottages
We have a range of cabins and cottages from traditional log built cabins to modern cottages from which you can fully enjoy your Arctic adventure.
The main benefit of the self contained units is that you get your own private space in which to relax. You also often get amenities such as tea and coffee making facilities, a lounge area as well as popular upgrades such as private saunas and log burning fires.
One of our most popular winter cottage options is Jeris which offers cottages of varying sizes for 2 - 7 people. Here the winter cottages are tucked amongst the trees and all offer private saunas and log burners as well as a bathroom, bedroom and kitchen facilities.
Another sought after location are the cabins at Luosto which are situated close to the hotel (ensuring access to their spa and restaurant facilities) but are private enough to feel like a retreat.
A more modern cottage option can be found at Brändön Lodge in Swedish Lapland. Here the cabins are furnished in simple Scandinavian style and have en-suite shower rooms, bedrooms and a kitchenette. One bonus of these cabins is that they have a porch offering stunning views of the surrounding coastal wilderness.
At Nellim they have a limited number of cabins which guests can upgrade too. These are a very popular option as they have private saunas and fireplaces as well as modern kitchens, TVs and shower rooms.
A Lappish retreat
Log cabins are perfect for a winter hideaway and are appealing for a number of reasons. Firstly, after a long day of activities such as husky sledding or snowmobiling, a warm and inviting log cabin is the perfect place to relax following your day of excitement.
On the other hand, for those who are looking for a more relaxing break, your log cabin or winter cottage is perfect for you to sit at the window and enjoy the pristine view outside whilst sitting by the fire or enjoying a good book.