STF Arthotel Tornedalen

Awesome "art hotel" in the middle of Tornedalen

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About the accommodation

Arthotel Tornedalen is where cultural heritage, nature and beauty meet. Here you stay in peaceful harmony with the river and forest. Enjoy the clean air, the bright and serene summer nights, the Arctic winter with its pure white snow, full moon, polar starry sky and northern lights.
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Arthotel Tornedalen takes its name from my passion for art, which is found everywhere in every house from the rooms to the dining room, library, lounge, entrance and of course also outdoors. Naturally, my professional background as art gallery manager has put its stamp on it all. All the houses are characterized by art, form and good craftsmanship. I call it the harmony of beauty, found not only in art but also in the nature that surrounds the houses. Stay peacefully in your own house, in harmony with the river and forest, and greet the changing days and seasons as they come. Everything you need is right there, you won’t need to go anywhere else. Go hiking in the forest, light a fire, listen to the trees and the river, or take the rowing boat for an adventure. In winter you can ski in the woods or on the ice on the Torne river. Take a sauna every day if you want. In the forest we have built a lookout tower where you can spend the night all year round. We are three people who do everything to make you feel at home Simmi is a housewife and cook, Kalle takes care of everything outdoors, from tree felling to wood chopping, and – best of all – Kalle is a trained nature guide.

At Arthotel, all you see and touch has its own story to tell. New mixed with old. Art and forms built on knowledge, experience, beauty, love and thoughtful function never expire. Everything at Arthotel is hand-picked to give you a genuine total experience of form and art in a natural home environment. Even the “Ah…” logo is a work of art, created by artist Fredrik Wretman.

Best of all is my vision of Konsthall Tornedalen, which is really worth a chapter of its own.

I welcome you to share my paradise in Vitsaniemi Tornedalen.

Gunhild Stensmyr

Our service

  • Restaurant

    Restaurant available. Opening hours may vary depending on season.

  • Pets allowed

    Some rooms are available in which pets may accompany guests.

  • Sauna

    A sauna is available.

  • Rental of hiking equipment

    Equipment for outdoor activities is available for hire.

  • WIFI

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

  • 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.

  • Ski rental

    Skiing equipment is available for hire.

  • Family room

    Room with at least 4 beds within the same room.

  • Bicycle rental

    Cycles are available for hire.

  • Canoe rentals

    Canoes are available for hire.

  • Guides

    Guides are available for hire.

  • <1 km to marked trails

    Less than 1 kilometer to marked hiking trail.

  • <1 km to marked winter trails

    Less than 1 kilometer to marked winter trail.

  • <1 km to bathing site

    Less than 1 kilometer to bathing site.

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    Contact and opening hours


    Risudden 150
    957 95 Hedenäset

    Travel options
    Arthotel is located 40 km north of Haparanda. You can find it on Google Maps.

    By train (Norrtåg)
    Haparanda is the nearest train station. From there you continue by bus along highway 99.

    Local and regional buses take you to our doorstep. Länstrafiken Norrbotten

    SAS and Norwegian fly to Luleå.


    N66.1749572°, E23.8000416°


    +46 722342121

    Check-in and check-out times:

    Check in (from): 15:00
    Check out (to): 11:00

    Opening hours

    1 January – 31 December

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    • Natures best

      Natures best

      The accommodation fulfills the requirements for ecotourism and has ongoing sustainability work in terms of social, economic and ecological sustainability.

    • Sustainability pledge

      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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