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STF Arctic River Lodge

Incredibly beautiful place for experiencing Lapland

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Flexible booking conditions

About the accommodation

Artic River Lodge is located in Tärendö, 80 km north of the Arctic Circle. Surrounded by rivers and known for its beautiful location, this is the place to experience the best of Lapland.
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Welcome to our piece of paradise! Pine forests, lakes and rivers make up a unique wilderness. Let us show you what makes our part of Norrbotten so special and magical.

Artic River Lodge is located in Tärendö, 80 km north of the Arctic Circle. It is known for its beautiful location surrounded by rivers. The lodge has all the facilities you need to enjoy the best Lapland has to offer. Arctic River Lodge offers a more luxurious yet relaxed environments for guests who want something extra for their holiday. Charming and cozy rooms, a relaxed lounge with a fireplace and a large sauna and relaxation area inside the building. Next to the hotel is our newly built husky kennel with over 80 dogs.
Please note that in 2021 we will not open to individual guests until 1 September. The booking is open already now so you can secure your place with us this autumn and winter.
However, we welcome pre-booked groups all year round, so feel free to contact us for a quote and booking. It is possible to use the Group Inquiry next to this.

Visit our restaurant to enjoy food prepared with local ingredients and wine from our cellar. Our guides offer many exciting activities. Join us on fantastic adventures in a wonderful landscape, all year round. We aim to give every guest a unique experience and a memory for life. The heart of the business, besides our wonderful staff and unique nature, has always been our beloved dogs.

We offer year-round adventures. Rent a sup board or a kayak in summer, or come with us on a dog sled adventure along the same river in winter. Go on a hike and experience the midnight sun in summer or the northern lights in winter.

Join us on a unique adventure in the wilderness of northern Sweden. Come as a guest – leave as a friend.

Johan & Sara Väisänen

Our service

  • Restaurant

    Restaurant available. Opening hours may vary depending on season.

  • Shop

    Food and equipment for outdoor activities are sold in the shop. The range of goods differs from facility to facility.

  • Pets allowed

    Some rooms are available in which pets may accompany guests.

  • Sauna

    A sauna is available.

  • WIFI

    WiFi is available in common areas and/or in bedrooms.

  • Bike storage

    Bike storage available.

  • Parking

    Car parking is available next to the property, a fee may apply.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is included in the room price/rate or can be purchased for an additional fee. Opening hours/selection may vary depending on season.

  • <1 km to cross-country trails

    Less than 1 kilometer to cross country ski tracks.

  • <1 km to bathing site

    Less than 1 kilometer to bathing site.

  • Groups

    Group booking is available for a minimum of 10 people.

  • Conference

    Meeting-/conference rooms are available upon request.

Group enquiry

Are you more than 10 people planning a conference, family reunion, camp or a school trip? Fill out the form and your request will be sent to your selected accommodation, which will get back to you with a quotation to suit your group!


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    Contact and opening hours


    Niemenrova 43
    984 93 Tärendö

    Travel options
    By train:
    Train to Kiruna. Then rent a car. There are some bus routes, please search on Länstrafiken to find the best departure for the Kiruna-Pajala route. Transfer from Anttis is required (contact Arctic River Lodge to book).

    By your own car:
    We are located along road 394. If you come from the north, e.g. Kiruna, drive south and turn off in Svappavaara towards Pajala, then follow signs towards Pajala. In Anttis, turn off towards Tärendö. Driving time is approx. 2h.

    If you come from the south, e.g. Luleå, drive towards Haparanda and turn off in Töre on road E10. Follow the signposts in Överkalix towards Tärendö/Pajala. Driving time is approx. 3h.

    By air:
    The easiest way is to fly to Kiruna Airport. Then rent a car. There are some bus routes, please search on Länstrafiken to find the best departure for the Kiruna-Pajala line. Transfer from Anttis is required (contact Arctic River Lodge to book).


    N67.177746°, E22.666683°


    +46 978690800 info@explorethenorth.se

    Check-in and check-out times:

    Check in (from): 14:00
    Check out (to): 11:00

    Opening hours

    1 September – 31 October
    1 September – 31 October

    Number of beds


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      Sustainability pledge

      The accommodation has taken the STF Sustainability pledge on working sustainably in their daily operations and involve you as a guest.

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