Our Origins


The Northern Lights Village provides a unique opportunity to experience the magnificence of the Northern Lights and the wild nature of Lapland at close range, without sacrificing comfort.

Northern Lights Village was born in 2016, in association of CEO Markku Inkilä and his wife, Susanna Inkilä. They've been running the resort with incredible success over the past few years, having recently been acknowledged as 'Achievers' by the prestigious commerce-oriented Finnish publication 'Kauppalehti'.

Markku is a highly experienced programme organiser and a passionate Northern Lights photographer. His photos have been published in the Sunday Times, the Telegraph, and on hundreds of websites around the world. Susanna is in charge of Sales & Marketing, whilst also being the creative planner behind the resort's decoration. The Northern Lights Village has gone from strength to strengh in numerous aspects and will be launching a second resort in Levi, in 2019.

People behind Northern Lights Village have organised atmospheric nature activities and aurora expeditions for more than 20 years. Their specialty is the hunting and photographing of the Northern Lights. All guides are experienced photographers who can help guests take the best possible photos of the Northern Lights.





Our Values


Personalised, warm and consistently exceptional service - We keep your choice in staying with us in very high regard and are committed to exceeding the expectations you have set for us.

Integrity, respect and embracing differences - We value each individual’s insight and see this as key for a sustained collective growth of our company. Our employees take centre stage as our most valuable resource.

Energy is generated sustainably with geothermal heat pumps which take advantage of moderate temperatures in the ground to efficiently generate heat in the winter and sink heat in the summer.

We appreciate the resources nature offers us and we treat our animals and environment with the utmost respect.



Services Overview



Glass-roofed Aurora Cabins

Ice Suites with hand carved decor



Buffet Restaurant

Ice Bar & Restaurant


Recreation facilities

Sauna, Ice Pool and Hot Tub

Kids’ Snowmobile track

Mini Toboggan run

Reindeer Paddock

Ice Karting track


Equipment rental (subject to availability)

Cross-country skis


Thermal clothing always included for guests throughout their stay and for people participating in activities, at no extra cost


Airport and nearby Transportation

From and back to the airport

Nearby transportation in Saariselkä


Aurora Hunting and Arctic Activities

For everyone, both guests staying overnight and people staying in nearby resorts or just passing by


Opening Hours



24/7 between November 1st and March 31st 8am–10pm between April 1st and October 31st

Check-in 4pm / Check-out 12pm

Early check-in from 9am and late check-out up until 9pm subject to availability and a fee

Inform the resort well in advance if you are arriving after 10pm between April 1st and October 31st


Buffet Restaurant & Lobby Bar (reservation not required)

Breakfast 7am–10am

Soup lunch 11am–4pm

Dinner 5pm–9pm

Bar 9am–4am (closes at 10pm between April 1st and October 31st)


Ice Bar & Restaurant (reservation is required)

Bar 2pm–11pm

Restaurant 5pm–7pm and 7pm–9pm


Sauna, Ice Pool & Hot Tub

Public times vary daily, please check timetable from our reception info screen

Private times may be booked in advance

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