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.

A la carte dinner is available daily between 5pm to 10pm. Glass Restaurant is accessible. 

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.

  • Amazing restaurant

    We stayed at the hotel and had dinner twice at the Glass Restaurant. The restaurant itself is very beautiful and modern. The huge windows create a very special atmosphere. Very romantic!! The food was delicious and the staff lovely – thank you for those amazing evenings!
    – Luisasophie_33 / March 2022
  • The best restaurant in town! Very much recommended

    We absolutely loved dining here. Cosy atmosphere, tasty menu highlighting beautifully presented local produce. During our stay at glass resort we’ve tried everything on the menu, a la carte as well as tasting menu was absolutely delicious. Reindeer dish was my favorite! We would definitely love to come back!
    – Tamara_Ruyss / February 2022
  • Superb nordic style vegan food!

    We had an amazing dinner! I felt very welcome as a vegan, since the restaurant has put real thought and effort in the vegan dishes.  Northern nature was present at every stage of our experience, what it comes to ingredients (amonh others spruce and pine cones!), atmosphere, design. Staff was so friendly, the chef even paid us a visit! If you’re looking for an amazing nordic cuisine, look no further! All in all; fun, smart, fancy, delicious!
    – Anna V / January 2022
  • Three-course dinner at Glass Restaurant

    The restaurant has an amazing interior and atmosphere. The food and drinks were so inventive, something I have never experienced before, and the dishes told this Lapland experience in a form of rich flavors. The beautiful interior, delightful drinks, and inventive dishes all complemented each other in this perfect Lapland dinner experience. They also have absolutely delicious dishes for vegans! I can warmly recommend it!

    – 325tiiav / December 2021
  • Great restaurant

    We enjoyed two evenings and dinners in this beautiful restaurant. Food was amazing. Only portions could be a little bigger. We had excellent waitress (Olivia), she took such a good care of us! Food came really fast and was very tasty, we had new and exiting dishes.

    – Juho K / April 2022