SNOWMAN WORLD GLASS RESORT

Rovaniemi, Finland

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Price from 496€/night
Rovaniemi airport - 3 km
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SNOWMAN WORLD GLASS RESORT IN BRIEF


Snowman World Glass resort is a new luxury glass apartments in Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, Finland. The main feature of accommodation is floor-to-ceiling windows allowing to see the sky and the Northern Lights. Each apartment equipped with private sauna and outdoor hot jacuzzi.

Address: Joulumaantie 5, 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland
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Suomi-Holiday staff rating:

Location: 5/5 Apart-hotel is located at Santa Claus Village. Rovaniemi Airport - 3 km. Rovaniemi city and train station - 8 km.
Recreational facilities: 5/5 Snowman World Winter Zone (entrance tickets incl.). Ice Restaurant. Lapland restaurant Ensilumi. Aurora safaris, snowmobile safaris and guided tours available.
Comfort level: 5/5 Luxury glass igloo type accommodation with sky view. Private sauna, outdoor heated jacuzzi. Stylish Scandinavian design decoration.
Style: 5/5 Modern and Luxury. More space in comparison with standard glass igloos. Scandinavian design and feel. The resort has 14 apartments. Each has privacy, sky and snowy landscapes view.
Value for money: 4/5 Price from 496€/night.

LOCATION


Finland - Lapland - Arctic Circle - Santa Claus Village - Rovaniemi.

By air: Helsinki - Rovaniemi daily flights. Flight time - 1h20m. Price from 35€.
Airport: 2 km.

By train: Helsinki - Rovaniemi daily trains by VR. Duration - 8-12h. Price from 68€.
Railway station: 8 km.

Apartment with sky view


Superior Glass Apartment - 40m2.
* Living area, mini-kitchen, bedroom upstairs with glass ceiling, sauna.
* Outdoor Hot Tube / Jacuzzi.
* 2 sleeps. Possibility for 2 extra beds in the apartment.

Apartments decorated with Lappish handicrafts and Scandinavian design items.

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Sleeping place at the apartment


1 bed-room upstairs at the apartment. Bed-room has large window and glass ceiling.

Double bed (160 cm).

Extra beds for max. 2 persons (160 cm sofa bed) downstairs.

Baby-cot available for rent (advance reservation needed).
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Outdoor Jacuzzi


Each Superior Glass Apartment includes own heated outdoor Jacuzzi with forest and sky view.

Other facilities: sauna, toilet and bathroom with Aroma Sense shower, hygiene products by Rituals, towels, slippers, bathrobes.
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Apartment price includes:


* All day entrance tickets to Snowman Ice World (December - March)
* Local breakfast in Restaurant Ensilumi
* Wifi

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Snowman World Glass Resort rates and availability


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WHAT TO DO AROUND:

Santa Claus Office, Arctic Circle


Santa Claus Office is open every day, both winter and summer.

Santa Claus village entrance is FREE. Meeting Santa is a free too.

Using own cameras while meeting Santa is prohibited; professional photos and videos available for fee.

No need to book time to visit Santa in advance.
Santa Claus Office video

Snowman World Resort


Snowman World Resort has a variety of fun snow activities for kids and adults.

* Snow outdoor playgrounds in the Arctic Circle.
* Real snowman characters to play with.
* Sliding hills. Ice skating. Arctic Sledge, a Lappish sleigh-go-round. All equipment included.
* Ice sculptures. Ice Restaurant. Ice Bar. Snow Igloo Hotel.
* Lappish Restaurant Ensilumi.
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Rovaniemi


Glass apartments are located in 9 km from the center of Rovaniemi.

This is very special city of Lapland at any time and worth visiting. There you can find some attractions, activity providers, local food restaurants.

Find out our recommendations what to do and what to see in Rovaniemi.
SANTA TOWN Rovaniemi

Positive Reviews


“The hot tub was lovely in such perfect surroundings. Traveller from Great Britain”

“We thought this would be a once in a lifetime trip. But we will be back! Service from staff was excellent. Booked tours, snow gear, all through friendly reception. Traveller from Australia.”

“Amazing views out the panoramic windows and glass roof. Private outdoor spa and indoor sauna were welcome extras. Traveller from Singapore.”

Negative Reviews


“No halal food for us Moslem tourists. Traveller from Singapore”

“ The resort has limited dinning options in our opinion for couples. Traveller from Australia.”

GLASS IGLOO HOLIDAY BREAK IN FINLAND


ITINERARY advice: WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

1. Transport

TO FINLAND:

Finland is easy to get from any point of the globe. The first point to come is Helsinki-Vantaa international airport. It has air connections with almost all countries and it is an important transfer hub in whole Europe. Since 1997 Helsinki Airport has been selected as being among the best airports. It has been placed in the top rank in Europe and also worldwide.

Airport is located about 20 kilometres from the centre of Helsinki and has very convenient transport connection with the city. It gives great possibility to visit Helsinki between flights and spend time there visiting main sightseeing and do shopping.

Helsinki Airport has train, bus, taxi or car connections with central Helsinki.

Train-metro: Price is 5€. Every 10-30 min depending the time. Duration - about 30 min from central Helsinki (railwaystation) to airport.
Finnair city bus shuttle: Price is 6,70€. Every 20 min. Duration - 30 min from central Helsinki (railwaystation, Eliel Square, platform 30) to airport.
There are also some public buses available.

TRANSPORT HELSINKI - ROVANIEMI:

Finnish Lapland is easily reachable from Helsinki by air, train or car. Rovaniemi airport is the biggest Lapland airport and it has daily flights from Helsinki and seasonal flight connection with some other European cities.

By air: Helsinki-Rovaniemi daily flights by Norwegian and Finnair, 4 flights per day.
Flight time - 1h20m.
Price from 35€.
Distance from the Airport to Igloo resort: 3 km (easy transfers by taxi).

By train: Daily trains by VR from Helsinki to Rovaniemi.
Duration - 8-12h. 9 trains every day. Day and night trains to choose from.
Price from 68€.
Distance from Railway station to igloo resort: 8 km. Santa’s Express Bus №8 leaves from the Rovaniemi railway station to Santa Claus village and Snowman world every hour / every day.

As an romantic and stress-free option: comfortable night Santa Claus Express train to Rovaniemi from Helsinki. It is double-decker night train with sleeper cars. You can choose between compartment with shower and toilet, or compartment with common wc/shower. If you are travelling with kids, it will be fun adventure to come to Santa's home town by train (children under 7 can travel free if they share beds with adults). Train departs from Helsinki central railway station, which is one of the capital sights, at 18.49 and arrives to Rovaniemi at 07.15.
2. Best time to travel

We’d recommend to plan a trip to Lapland from end of November till mid April to get as much as possible from the trip. During this time there will be snow, and many winter activities run from end of November.

Note:
* December and January is time for Polar Night in Lapland when sun does not rise above the horizon. It does not mean that there is dark all the time. There will be some kind of blue shining during a day and sun will be very very low, almost at the horizon line. For example, in Rovaniemi area sun rises for a couple of hours during the day time in December.

* Christmas and New Year time is very popular season in Lapland and especially at Rovaniemi area. People from all over the world try to get there during those 2-3 weeks. Travel companies book hotel rooms and cabins for their customers well in advance (1-2 year ahead). So if you plan your holidays for the same period, be prepared to see a lot of people at main attraction sites, book activities in advance to get available spots and pay more for accommodation as it is a high season.

3. Rovaniemi weather in winter

Average temperature in Rovaniemi during winter is about -15 degrees Celsius. But some days it might be around -30. Snow coverage in March is about 1m depth.

Typical daytime temperatures in the winter:

December: -20 to -10 degrees Celsius
January: -30 to -15 degrees Celsius
February: -20 to -15 degrees Celsius
March: -15 to -5 degrees Celsius

There is quite dry air and wind is not very often, so even severe frost is not so terrible.

Some Rovaniemi activity companies provide winter multi-layer clothes for rent which can be used during holidays as daily overall.

4. Short Lapland break – 3 days trip itinerary example

1 day in Helsinki.

What to see in Helsinki in 1 day?

Here you can start your northern adventure and dive into the Finnish traditions and culture.

Helsinki is tiny. Most of the main sights in Helsinki are in a compact central area, easily walk-able from train station where trains and buses drop off from the airport. Visiting it just for few hours gives the feeling of Finland and allow to cover main Helsinki’s attractions.

2 days in Rovaniemi, Lapland.

Take a local flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi.
1 night at Glass igloo and 1 night at Rovaniemi hotel (or vice versa depending on availability of igloos).

We recommend to dedicate 1 full day to Santa Claus village. There are a lot of things to do and see in one place: Santa village and visiting Santa, activities at Santa Park, Husky farm, Ice bar and Authentic food experience.

Next day you can choose from activities such as dog-sledding or reindeer safari, snowmobile riding, evening Northern lights safari, showshoeing, or visiting Arcticum museum in Rovaniemi.

Welcome to Finnish Lapland!


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