At the gates of wilderness

Cahkal Hotel in Kilpisjärvi, Finnish Lapland, is a perfect destination for anyone who values Arctic wellbeing and is looking for an exclusive stay with guided activities. The backyard of the hotel opens up to an astonishing Arctic scenery of wilderness.

We value our pure Arctic surroundings and want to take action to preserve them for future generations. Since we’ve had the chance to create our services from scratch, we have chosen environmentally-friendly ways to build. All our buildings are built out of wood materials, and for heating and electricity, we use geothermal heating and solar power. We also provide charging stations for two electric vehicles.

With just a few steps from the hotel’s doors, you are in nature. Our hotel operates all year round, so you have a chance to experience all the seasons the Arctic has to offer. Our aim is to exist side by side with nature, respecting and admiring its might. Cahkal hotel is the ideal place to start exploring the arctic wilderness. Enjoy the quiet of the mountains and feel the wind on your face while admiring nature’s beautiful creations.

Distances to nearest commercial airports

Tromsø, Norway 160 km & 2.5 hours
Kittilä, Finland 270 km & 3.5 hours
Kiruna, Sweden 290 km & 3.5 hours
Alta, Norway 312 km & 4.5 hours
Rovaniemi, Finland 424 km & 5.5 hours

Location on Google maps

You can also land at these airports with a private jet.

Private transfer

We offer private airport transfer services for our guests, that you can book here. Please note that transfers is one-way and first available date during select date span is shown. For two-way, pick-up and return must be separately be booked. Direction, pick-up/drop-off location and desired time is to be provided after adding the transfer to the booking…


Arctic winter

It gets colder as snow covers the ground. The strong contrasts and colours of the Polar Night make the whole world dark blue. When the sky is clear, there’s a good chance to see the Northern Lights dancing in the sky.


Arctic spring

Light returns and the days get longer. It’s the perfect season for ski touring. With years of experience and knowledge about the weather and snow conditions in the area, we will always take you to the best skiing the day has to offer.


Arctic summer

The Midnight Sun shines throughout the day and night while a fresh wind blows from the mountains. Enjoy the nightless night on a fishing trip on the Arctic waters of your choice.


Arctic autumn

As the winter starts arriving, nature readies itself with a perfect mix of colours and the mountain tops get their first layer of snow. The air is crisp for a hike among the autumn foliage. A popular hiking trail crosses the Cahkal River near the hotel: the route is just over 2 km and includes a beautiful waterfall.


Our way to sustainability

Cahkal Hotel is powered by sustainable energy. With solar panels and geothermal heat, we aim for carbon neutrality. When attending to our guided activities, we make sure we don’t leave anything behind – except for perfectly carved tracks on the snow.

Explore with us

With a lifetime of experience and pure passion for activities in nature, we can help you explore the surroundings of our hotel. Take on the unique opportunity to explore the nature of Finnish Lapland.

Read more about guided activities