Beana Laponia

Meltaus, Finland

At a Glance

  • The first adults-only hotel in Finnish Lapland

  • Amazing private toboggan slope right by the hotel

  • Only 45 minutes away from Rovaniemi airport

  • Just 11 bedrooms, giving a wonderful boutique feel

  • Restaurant on site featuring locally-sourced produce.

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Best time to Visit

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Winter is the perfect time to visit Finnish Lapland. The winter temperatures can vary anywhere between 0°C and -40°C. The average temperature in January is -14°C, but the cold is not biting because the air is dry. There can be as much as one meter of snow and it usually lasts until May. There is potential for Northern Lights viewing throughout the winter months.

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Insider's View

Unleash your inner child with a trip down the toboggan slope - guaranteed fun for all ages!

Take a trip to the authentic tee pee, situated at the top of a fell surrounding the property, for an Aurora night adventure.  

 

Enjoy a drink in the outdoor hot tub and hopefully spy the Northern Lights dancing above you.

Retreat back to the bar and lounge in the late afternoon or early evening to enjoy a cosy drink beside the roaring fire.

No need to trek for hours to see the northern lights - step outside the front door and they can be there in all their glory!

Take part in a full-day husky sledding tour, learning the art of mushing.

Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Beana Laponia or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Finland and Finnish Lapland

Description

Beana Laponia is an adults-only boutique hotel in the heart of Finnish Lapland. Surrounded by a mesmerising snowy landscape, Beana Laponia offers a wilderness hideaway with an abundance of winter activities on its doorstep.

As the first adults-only hotel in Finnish Lapland, Beana Laponia provides the ideal place for couples or friends to experience the magic and beauty of Lapland. With just 11 rooms, it has a lovely intimate feel and larger parties have the option to hire the property for exclusive use.

With a variety of activities to choose from, you can experience the thrill of husky sledding, venture off snow-shoeing through the forest or have fun downhill tobogganing.

After a long day out in the snow, retreat back to the hotel spa where you can warm up in the sauna, unwind in the hot tub or even enjoy a massage. There is also an outdoor hot tub where you can relax, take in the remarkable surroundings and may even be lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis.

The hotel also offers a relaxed bar and lounge area where you can enjoy a pre or post dinner drink on the comfortable sofas and share stories with fellow guests.

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Accommodation

There are 11 guestrooms, each tastefully furnished and equipped with either double or twin beds, minibar, flat screen TV, hairdryer, coffee and tea making facilities, bathrobes and slippers.

Laponia room

Laponia rooms feature double or twin beds and a bathroom with shower and sauna. They are equipped with minibar, safety box, flat screen TV, hairdryer, kettle, tea and coffee, bathrobes and slippers. Laponia rooms are 28-32 square meters.

Beana Room

Beana rooms feature double or twin beds and a bathroom with a shower.They are equipped with mini bar, safety box, flat screen television, hairdryer, kettle, tea and coffee, bathrobes and slippers. Beana rooms are 22 - 25square meters.

Beana +

Beana + rooms are slightly larger than the Beana rooms and  feature double or twin beds as well as a bathroom with shower. They are equipped with mini bar, safety box, flat screen television, hairdryer, kettle, tea and coffee, bathrobes and slippers. Beana + rooms 25 - 28 square meters.

Junior suites

The Junior suites are Beana's largest rooms at 47 square meters and feature double or twin beds and a bathroom with double shower and sauna. They are equipped with mini bar, safety box, flat screen television, hairdryer, kettle, coffee maker, tea and coffee, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.

 

Facilities

There is a lovely restaurant on site serving a changing menu of dishes from delicious locally-sourced ingredients, including reindeer, freshly-caught salmon and a variety of freshly-picked berries. There is also a gift shop at the property.

Activities

The name Beana Laponia actually translates as 'Dog Lapland', so it is unsurprising that they have a strong focus on husky sledding here. They have their own pack of dogs on the land near the hotel, so you can go and meet the dogs before going off on a sledding adventure.

We can also arrange reindeer farm visits and reindeer sleigh rides as well as snowmobiling and snow shoeing excursions.

Reviews

5

Hannah Ingle (Staff)

Beana Laponia is the perfect escape for those who want to experience the true beauty of Lapland. Positioned 45 minutes away from the commercialised center of Rovaniemi, this family-run lodge offers the cosiest and most charming of accomodation, in true authentic Finnish style. With a running theme of huskies weaved into the interior design, it is hard to escape the focus on husky sledding here.  When it comes to food at Beana Laponia you will not be dissapointed with the freshness and quality. With all ingredients being locally-sourced, you can expect a delicious array of authentic Finnish cuisine, from Reindeer and Elk to various fish options and hand picked berries.  Certainly the highlight of Beana Laponia is the winter activities organized in small intimate groups with fantastic guides. Retreat back to the bar and lounge in the late afternoon or early evening to enjoy a drink beside the roaring fire. This really is the ultimate romantic wilderness escape for those who want to experience a sprinkling of Lapland magic and authenticity.  
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Claire Medlock (Staff)

Beana Laponia is the place for you if you love huskies and want to experience a more authentic Finnish vacation. The rooms are cosy and are a great place to relax at the end of the day. The main lounge area centers around a roaring fire with large windows out onto the snow-covered woodland below. The owners enthusiasm for her huskies is infectious and you cant help but fall in love with them. Im already dreaming of revisiting for a winter wonderland escape.

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Milly Walker (Staff)

When I visited in November 2015, the hotel was due to open in just a few weeks. I absolutely loved the concept and thought that an adult-only hotel was an inspired idea. The toboggan slope, although I didn't actually have time to have a go on it, looked incredible and the outdoor hot tub very tempting too.

Experiences

  • Aurora night at Beana Laponia

    Spend an evening under the stars, huddled around the campfire at Beana Laponia. Stay warm with hot drinks and listen to tales of the Aurora Borealis as you keep your eyes peeled for the Northern Lights dancing in the sky overhead.

  • Cross-country Skiing in Finnish Lapland

    Take part in an essential element of Finnish culture, Cross-country skiing. Once a necessary method to get around in winter, it is now a wonderful way to see beautiful Finnish scenery and explore Northern Finland.

  • Husky safari at Beana Laponia

    Explore the wilderness of Finnish Lapland with an exhilarating husky sled journey. Meet the friendly huskies and set off through the snow on a traditional Lappish adventure. Husky sleds at Beana are adults-only and run in small groups on exclusive trails.

  • Ice fishing in Finnish Lapland

    Learn a brand new skill during your time in Lapland - the traditional art of ice fishing. You'll learn how to break through the ice to reach the water below, as well as how to set up your fishing rod with the hopes of making a big catch!

  • Snowshoeing in Finnish Lapland

    Take part in a private snowshoeing expedition through the forest. You will be glad to have these specially-adapted shoes as you make your way down less-trodden paths in the deep snow.

  • Tobogganing in Finnish Lapland

    Head to the nearby slopes and whizz your way down at breakneck speed- luckily you have soft snow to cushion you if you fall!

Vacation Ideas

  • A week in Finland

    Helsinki, Rovaniemi and Levi

    from $3000 pp 5 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Meltaus, Finland

Beanan Laponia is in the area of Meltaus in Finnish Lapland. Rovaniemi airport is just 45 minutes away. Alternatively Kittila is 1 hour 30 minutes away.

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Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Beana Laponia or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Finland and Finnish Lapland

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