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Please see below frequently asked questions and answers about Glass Resort and Rovaniemi.

How can I get to Glass Resort?

Our Glass Apartments are situated in the Santa Claus Village, Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi, with great travelling connections.

The closest airport is Rovaniemi airport (RVN), only 3 km distance from Glass Resort. You can also reach Rovaniemi by train. Rovaniemi train station is located 10km from Glass Resort. Long haul buses from/to the north (Inari direction) are passing by Santa Claus Village. Santa Claus Village bus stop is approx. 200 meters from Glass Resort.

Our team is happy to help you with transfers in the Rovaniemi area – please book in advance from info@glassresort.fi. More information on how to get to Rovaniemi you can find from Visit Rovaniemi Information site.

When is the best time to travel to Rovaniemi?

The best time for travelling to Rovaniemi depends on what you would like to experience when you get here.

All the seasons have contrasts between them and come with different weather conditions. There is an excellent variety of activities to enjoy every season. Autumn is about gorgeous fall foliage, hiking, berry picking and biking, cozying up early in the darkening evenings.. This also means the start of the Northern Light season!

Temperatures start dropping below zero in October, and the first snowfall is usually around the same time period. A permanent snow cover is expected in late November.

December is the most popular, and busiest, month to visit Santa Claus Village and Rovaniemi and to experience the magical Polar Night (kaamos), when the sun hardly rises above the horizon.  

Coldest months are usually January and February when the temperature can go as low as -35C°. March and the beginning of April are still very snowy in Lapland. For the locals these are the best months to enjoy the Spring sun while skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing with their families. These are all experiences well worth trying out while visiting Lapland!

When is the best time to see the Northern Lights?

Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are visible on roughly 200 nights a year from late August until mid-April, but seeing them is always up to chance – solar activity must be favourable and the skies clear of clouds. For more information on the Northern Lights phenomenon here.

When is Glass Resort open?

Glass Resort is open from early September to the middle of April.

Can I request an early/late Check-in?

Check-in time is from 3pm until 9pm. Check-in takes place in the reception building of Glass Resort. If you arrive earlier, you may store your luggage in our luggage room. If you arrive later than 9pm we kindly ask you to inform us in advance.

Can I have a late Check-out?

Check-out time is latest at 11am. We have a luggage storage in the reception where you can store your luggage before your departure. We also have a lounge area with sofas and complimentary coffee or tea while waiting for your departure transfer.

How many people can stay in the Glass Apartment?

Apartment accommodates max 4 persons. Apartment features a double bed or twin bed upstairs on the loft and an extra bed (sofa) for two persons in the living area downstairs.

Is there a private hot tub in every Glass Apartment?

Yes! You will have your own private hot tub available to use throughout your stay (please note the general silence in the Glass Resort area between 12pm - 7am). Each Glass Apartment has a Hot Spring outdoor hot tub and a private Sauna. Remember to bring your own bathing suit or swimming trunks with you.

Is breakfast included in my stay?

Yes, the price of the stay includes a high-quality and varied breakfast, with local delicacies as well as breakfast classics. Breakfast is served in the restaurant of Glass Resort between 8am and 10am.

Which cooking utensils can I find from the apartment's equipped kitchenette?

There is a cooking stove, a pan, a pot, a water kettle, a dishwasher, a microwave oven and a coffee maker.

Are all the apartments the same?

All the apartments are the same and they all have a beautiful view of the arctic nature. The apartment interiors are decorated with Lappish handicrafts and Scandinavian design brands. Each spacious and luxuriously equipped Glass Apartment (44 m2) has a lounge, kitchenette and upstairs loft with glass ceiling as well as a private terrace with outdoor Hot Spring Spa. Facilities in the bathroom include Aroma Sense shower and a Sauna.

Where can I have lunch and dinner during my stay in the apartments?

The unique restaurant at Glass Resort focuses on Lapland’s authentic food culture. Like the food, both exterior and interior designs are inspired by the local tradition. Lapland’s unspoiled nature gives the wild produce its distinct qualities: pure flavour and excellent nutritional value. Please check the restaurant opening hours here

There are many wonderful restaurants in the Santa Claus Village and in the center of Rovaniemi.

What kind of activities and excursions does Rovaniemi offer in winter?

Among the most popular are reindeer sleigh rides, husky tours, snowmobile safaris, Northern Lights tours, as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Rovaniemi is a true dream destination for people who enjoy outdoor activities! For more information please check here

What can I do in Santa Claus Village?

Santa Claus Village is Lapland’s best-known attraction. There is a variety of activity companies, shops, restaurants and cafés. You can enjoy husky and reindeer rides, snowmobile tours, purchase design items and souvenirs and wonder the amazing ice and snow constructions. For more detailed information: santaclausvillage.info

What kind of clothing will I need in winter in Rovaniemi?

The best way to prepare for the cold frost is to dress in warm layers: warm undergarments (long-sleeved and long-legged thermals), warm garments under your coat (e.g. wool or fleece) and external garments made of close-woven fabrics.

As for footwear, bring socks, woollen socks and lined, thick-soled shoes. Your shoes should be big enough to leave room for wiggling your toes. Wear woollen or other warm headgear that protects your ears, cheeks and neck. For you hands, you will need over-gloves and under-gloves or mittens (cotton, wool, fleece, quilted fabric). Source: www.visitrovaniemi.fi

The apartments here are simply stunning. Simple yet very sophisticated in style, with floor to ceiling windows to soak up this magical location. The staff are very friendly and efficient. We had the half board option. There was everything you could possibly want at breakfast, and dinner was top notch too. We cannot wait to go back to do it all over again. The snowmobile safari is a must. Georgios safely guided us through everything we needed to know. The highlight of our trip though, was our husky experience. (Bearhill Husky). Breathtaking, awe inspiring, (pinch yourself) to believe that you're really travelling through this magical landscape, being pulled along by these magnificent, strong, enthusiastic and ridiculously friendly huskies. Put this trip on your bucket list!

- linzbrake, Feb 11th 2020

Huoneistot ovat upeita ja tyylikkäitä. Kaikki yksityiskohdat on hienosti mietitty. Lasikatto, joka jatkuu katosta lattiaan luo upean vaikutelman kuin olisi osa luontoa. Ikkunat ovat lämmitettäviä, joten jos lunta sataa ja haluaa näkymän auki on se mahdollista kun laittaa ikkunoiden lämmityksen päälle. Maisema on kuin taulu, joka muuttuu sään ja vuorokaudenajan mukaan. Kokonaisuuden kruunaa terassilla oleva suojaisa poreamme. Henkilökunta on ystävällistä ja palvelualtista. Monipuolinen ja herkullinen aamiainen. Kaikenpuolin upea kokemus! Suosittelen!

- 335jennyk, Jan 1st 2021

Amazing resort with a wonderful design and a full glass outdoor view from the ground to the sky at night. They have indoor sauna and a centrally heated unit. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They have an outdoor hot tub which stays at 40 degrees. A wonderful experience to soak in the hot tub in - 15 degrees temperature. It is walking distance to santa claus village where you can do many types of activities. Definitely worth the money for the experience and you must book very early to secure a slot in this resort.

- m3lvinlim Jan 13th 2020

The glass igloos were amazing, the hot tub was fantastic, the whole trip was really out of this world. Magical for the whole family, highly recommended. Dreams came true here in the magic of it all.

- CTILL69, DEC 17TH 2019 

 

Loved everything here. Location was perfect. Secluded yet walking distance to nearby attractions. Sauna and spa was amazing. If only the temperature could increase from 38 degrees. Another night would be perfect.

- runqiaow, Jan 20th 2020

I wanted to do something memorable for my wife’s 50th birthday..something off our bucket list..this was beyond our expectations and dreams!!! Truly magical from pick up to drop off..the attention to detail is seriously impressive.. the staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble..so many extra bits just made our stay incredible..snow mobile safari, ice restaurant experience, each apartment has a hot tub and sauna.. in seriously breathtaking scenery.. just totally awesome..There is so much to do and see...would recommend this to anyone.. don’t think just book you won’t regret it! Thank you Glass resort ?

- S3398HKjonb, Feb 10th 2020
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