Lapland Holidays
The Snow Elf Hotel & Apartments Holidays

The Snow Elf Hotel & Apartments

An indoor swimming pool, plenty of space to play in the snow, and regular visits from Captain T – the Snow Elf Hotel and Apartments are well geared up for family getaways.

The Snow Elf Hotel & Apartments Lapland Holidays

Lapland Explorer

TUI Lapland Explorer

Kilometre-long frozen lakes, acres of snow-topped trees, and first-class ski slopes with the nightlife to match are all staples of holidays to Ruka. Holidays to Kuusamo serve up some stellar, snow-blanketed scenery – this peaceful town’s a great spot to see the best of Finland’s natural beauty.


This resort-style complex has a real fairytale setting – it’s bordered on all sides by snow-dusted pine forests. It’s a family-friendly spot, with an indoor pool and lots of activities on offer.

As well as comfortable bedrooms and spacious apartments, you can stay in cosy log cabins, which feature traditional décor, a fireplace and a sauna.

This hotel comes with a SnowClub, where children can get involved with entertainment and activities. You can join the SnowClub entertainment team and our mascot Captain T for indoor and outdoor activities. Like snowdog-building and tobogganing, snowgolf and marshmallow toasting. There's lots of entertainment, too, like pantomimes and festive-themed parties.

There’s twin rooms here or for a bit extra you can opt for a log cabin which comes with a kitchenette and sauna. For a bit more space- 1 bedroom apartments are available in the annexe with a lounge, kitchenette and sauna and can be upgraded to a superior for a sauna, kitchenette and lounge.

  • Indoor pool
    A great place to have some family fun or keep trim with a few laps. Please note that loose swimming trunks are not permitted.

A huge breakfast spread is laid on in the buffet restaurant, and includes everything from eggs and sausages to Lappish bread and DIY waffles. For lunch and dinner, a mix of meat, fish and salad is on offer.The upper bar* does pizzas throughout the day, which you can enjoy by a roaring fire. Some of the more unusual toppings include smoked reindeer and Lappish cheese.

  • Buffet restaurant*
    Decorated with a Christmas theme and serving international and local foods with children's options.
  • Upper bar*
    With a choice of hot and cold drinks, plus lighter meals like pizza.
  • Children's dining*
    In the buffet restaurant.

As well as a bar* and a nightclub*, the hotel puts on the occasional show, with live music and traditional Finnish dancing.

  • SnowClub
    This is one of our SnowClub properties, which means Captain T will be on hand for plenty of festive fun. He’ll entertain little ones with activities like snowdog-building, Christmas-themed storytelling and arts and crafts. Plus, he’ll be hosting special festive parties and sing-alongs. Family-friendly quizzes and games are part of the line-up, too.
  • Evening entertainment programme
    Finnish dancing accompanied with live music is held occasionally.
  • Nightclub

The hotel makes the most of its surroundings – cross-country skiing* tracks cut through the grounds, and there’s a toboggan* run for little ones. Inside, meanwhile, you’ll find a pool and a sauna*.Captain T will be on hand to play with children. They can have photos taken with him and dance with him at the kids’ disco.

  • Arcade area*
  • Gym
  • Massage*
  • Finnish sauna
  • Gift shop
  • Reception area
  • Internet area*
  • Shuttle bus to the ski lifts
  • Shopping
  • Luggage store
  • Wi-Fi*

Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally

This Lapland resort in northern Finland is split into two villages on either side of a mountain. There’s just a smattering of shops and restaurants here – and that’s exactly the appeal. As for the setting, you’re surrounded by the vast Pallas-Yllas National Park, a fairytale landscape of frozen lakes and snow-covered forests.

Woodland setting
Indoor swimming pool
SnowClub for kids
In the centre of Äkäslompolo village, with the nearest restaurants and shops 300m away
Near cross-country ski tracks
Ski lifts, ski equipment rental and a ski school just 3.2km away