A couple of weeks ago some friends from Spain came to visit, and as usual when I get visitors, I had to plan some sort of program to do with them. This is what I’ve done for years for many people who wants to visit Lapland, so I better do it for friends or they could
kill me stop our friendship.
They came for just 3 days, so we discussed together to decide what to do during such a short stay. In the end, we decided to enjoy one afternoon snowmobiling, we went one morning to see the Winter Swimming World Championships in Rovaniemi, and then left to Luosto to enjoy the rest of their stay in a typical wooden cabin at Luostotunturi hotel.
And this is what I will bring today to the blog, a brief description of one of my favourite log cabins in Lapland.
How to get to Luosto
We drove with my van there from Rovaniemi, but let’s think that you all come from abroad. In this case the best option is to fly to Rovaniemi airport. Once you are there, you can either rent a car or take the the SkiBus directly from the airport to Luosto. You can have a look on how to get to Luosto in this link from Luosto.fi.
The trip from Rovaniemi airport to Luosto is not far, and in less than 1h30min you can complete the 111km. During the trip, if you are lucky, you might see some reindeer on the side of the roads. Or let’s say, you better be careful if you see some reindeer on the road, as they might decide to cross over the road in the same moment when you are passing them.
Log cabins at Luosto
Luosto is a beautiful destination in the Pyhä-Luosto National Park, which guarantee an amazing nature. Well, the whole Lapland is amazing when we think about the nature, but being close to a National Park makes it even better, doesn’t it?
The log cabins where I stay always when I plan a stay at Luosto are part of the Luostotunturi hotel, which has 54 log cabins. They are from 300 to 700 m from the reception, in the hotel main building.
First of all, we needed to check-in in the main building. In that building, we found not only the reception, but also standard and family rooms, the restaurants and a little spa where we were able to relax after the activities. Also in the hotel building, the breakfast is served every morning. The breakfast is included in the cabin price.
During the check-in, we were provided with a map which will help us to find our cabin. And there we go!
The log cabins are semi-detached cabins, and they are all the same. Once inside, there was a little hall with a clothes drying cupboard and two doors, one to the toilet (with the shower and sauna) and another one to the main room.
The cabin was equipped with Wireless Internet access, telephone, kitchen with a dining area and crockery/utensils, TV and a fire-place.
Out of the cabins there were some wood deposits for the fireplace. Each cabin counts with a car parking and a block heater.
We were four friends in the cabin, and I would say that is an ideal number if you don’t mind to share the same room for sleeping with your friends. It would work fantastically for families and couples too, as we can see from the reviews in TripAdvisor about the hotel.
Video of the log cabins at Luosto
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