Best hotels and hostels in Lappland

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Abisko

    STF Abisko Turiststation & Abisko Mountain Station

    This 350-bed place overlooking Torneträsk lake is a massive hiker destination. There's huge demand for the excellent facilities: guest kitchens, a basement sauna, a supply shop and an excellent restaurant. There are single and twin rooms in the main building, two- and four-bed rooms in the Youth Hostel Keron (shared shower and toilet) and cabins with private facilities for self-caterers.

  • Lodging in Abisko

    This friendly backpackers' delight is spread over two buildings, with comfortable doubles and dorms with wide bunks, sharing guest kitchens and a wonderful sauna. Brothers Tomas and Andreas keep a large team of sled dogs; dog-sledding, snowmobiling, ice-fishing, snowshoe tours and northern lights tours are all available here. Cross under the railway tracks 150m east of Abisko Östra station.

  • Lodging in Kiruna

    SPiS Hotel & Hostel

    This catch-all hotel-and-hostel combo features comfy, simple hotel rooms and dorms in central Kiruna; soundproofing isn't the best, so bring earplugs if you're an especially light sleeper. The complex includes a deli, a bakery and a top-quality restaurant, plus a handy communal guest kitchen and an even handier supermarket just a few minutes' stroll away. Look for the orange building.

  • Lodging in Kiruna

    Hotel Bishops Arms Kiruna

    In a cool collaboration between Elite Hotels and the Bishops Arms (British-style pubs), the second floor of this building in central Kiruna, above the Bishops Arms, has very high-quality rooms at reasonable rates that include breakfast in the pub. The rooms are spacious, bright and comfy and the main square is only 200m away.

  • Lodging in Kiruna

    Hotel Arctic Eden

    Kiruna’s smartest digs offers functional rooms with Sami-inspired design touches, a spa and an indoor pool, and friendly staff happy to book all manner of outdoor adventures. The property also houses a notable restaurant and a quality handicraft store. The complex is also home to a popular East-Asian restaurant, Arctic Thai & Grill.

  • Lodging in Kiruna

    Scandic Ferrum

    This modern hotel, part of the respected Scandic chain, is located close to the tourist office, so handy if you are setting out on a tour. Rooms have standard hotel furnishings and recently revamped bathrooms, while the public areas are more appealing with lots of giant photos of reindeer and elk. The rooftop sauna is the main draw.

  • Lodging in Kiruna

    Camp Ripan

    This large and well-equipped campground has hotel-standard chalets and stylish rooms with Sami-inspired art – in addition to its caravan and tent sites. The Aurora Spa is popular and so is the outdoor pool, when things warm up. There's also a small shop and a top-notch restaurant.