Unique Glass Restaurant focuses on Lapland’s authentic food culture. The 60-seat restaurant offers unforgettable dining experience with view of the Northern Sky.
Pure north for your taste buds
The Glass Restaurant offers pure northern ingredients and flavors of Lapland in an atmospheric and unique setting at the Santa Claus Village, Arctic Circle.
Glass Restaurant is situated in Glass Resort main building that also houses the Lounge Bar and Glass Resort reception.The ambience resonates Lapland: calm, comfortable and charming.
Lapland’s unspoiled nature, Arctic conditions and Midnight Sun give the wild produce its distinct qualities, pure flavour and excellent nutritional value.
Glass Restaurant is accessible.
Glass Restaurant re-opens on 30th of September, 2022.
Flavors of Lapland with a modern twist
The Glass Restaurant’s menu has been created to take you on a unique journey of taste, respecting Lapland’s authentic food culture while combining new flavours in the hands of our skilled Chef Esa Vartiainen. As a chef in the restaurant industry for more than thirty years, Esa wants to make the high quality and unique Arctic flavors the main focus of his dishes.
"We use locally sourced ingredients from the untouched Arctic nature. The Reindeer and Elk meat comes from Karesuvanto, the Arctic Char from Lapland's clear mountain lakes, Salmon comes from the Arctic Ocean and our Specialty, the Willow Grouse, has grown in Enontekiö, in the wilderness of Pöyrisjärvi. The berries and Mushrooms used in the portions have been hand picked from the Arctic wilderness."
The food is prepared with Love just for You.
Indulgence for all the senses
Like the food, both exterior and interior designs are inspired by local tradition. The shape of the glass structures is inspired by Lapland’s classic “kota” huts, designed and used by the indigenous Sámi people. The large glass windows of Glass Restaurant provide an unrestricted view of the nature of Lapland. The season-coloured landscape and the northern starry sky create a magical atmosphere in the space.
The Glass Restaurant features music by artists and small domestic producers from the North Calotte region. In addition to Sámi artists, Rovaniemi-based jazz tones and Finnish folk music are included. The playlists have been compiled by pianist Anna Laakso, who lives in Rovaniemi.