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Watch the Northern Lights From This Woodsy Winter Wonderland Cabin in Finland!

Observe the Aurora Borealis from the front porch of this Arctic holiday home in enchanting Kirakoivarninne.

Property Photos Courtesy of Antti Suhonen - Kuuru LKV
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Located right next to the stunning Salla National Park, this holiday apartment in Kirakoivarninne is an absolute dream. If living in a frosted wonderland while the scent of pine from your log cabin envelopes you in coziness sounds like your idea of heaven (like it does mine!), then a holiday home like this should be on your wishlist.

Outfitted with a personal sauna and spacious living areas - this place literally has everything! And the best part? It's just steps away from the slopes of Sallatunturi, outdoor trails, and all the services.

Keep reading for full property description, video tour, interactive maps, location information, getting there, climate and much more!

From the Listing Agent:

An attractive and atmospheric holiday apartment close to the activities and services of Sallatunturi would now be available! Kirakoivarninne is located right next to the Salla National Park, you can enjoy it directly from your own yard, and the services of Sallatunturi can be found within walking distance.



The lofty room height and the light flooding in from the large windows capture the eye in the common spaces of this atmospheric holiday apartment. The large windows bring space and the sun's rays illuminate the space beautifully. The log cabins create a warm atmosphere in the space and frame the whole thing beautifully.



The spacious, unified space includes a living room and a dining room. The kitchen was renovated a few years ago and is located in connection with the spacious space, however, in such a way that it forms its own quiet space for cooking.



As the evenings get dark, the atmospheric space is perfect for spending time together with family and friends. The communal spaces are crowned by a stylish open fireplace that creates an atmosphere. There is access to the light-colored washrooms both from the common areas and also from the bedroom. In addition to the shower, the bathroom located next to the atmospheric sauna has a sink, a toilet in its own space and a washing machine.



Relax on the decks of the charming sauna at the end of an active day. The washing facilities are located near the entrance, so you can easily cool off on the terrace next to the entrance. There is storage space in the comfortable-sized bedroom, and there are comfortably more beds in the spacious loft. A functional hallway with a drying cabinet is to the liking of the active vacationer.



The holiday apartment is located in a quiet and well-maintained area right near Sallatunturi. All Sallatunturi's activities and services can be found in close proximity. The beautiful nature of the fells and the possibilities for hobbies start right from your own yard, because the wonderful Salla National Park is right next door. The slopes of Sallatunturi are a few hundred meters away, as well as the slopes and outdoor trails.



Floorplan:



At a Glance:

Asking €89k (~$94k USD)

1+ Bed | 1 Bath | 68 m2

Location: Sallatunturi, Finland

Source: Etuovi

 

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About Kirakoivarninne, Finland: A Wooded Haven in the Arctic Wilderness

Deep in the heart of Lapland, Finland, lies the enchanting village of Kirakoivarninne. Despite its relatively small population of just under 1,000 residents, this picturesque locale is bursting with natural beauty, historical charm, and an array of daily amenities that make it a perfect destination for those seeking a tranquil escape or a unique place to call home.

Population and Community Spirit

With a population of around 900, Kirakoivarninne exudes a strong sense of community. The locals, known for their warm hospitality, embrace the rugged terrain and the Arctic wilderness that surrounds them. Here, you'll quickly become part of the tight-knit Kirakoivarninne family.

Points of Interest

  1. Salla National Park: Kirakoivarninne's crowning jewel is the Salla National Park, which abuts the village. Spanning over 2,550 square kilometers, this pristine wilderness offers hiking trails, dense forests, and serene lakes. It's a haven for nature enthusiasts, where you can witness the Northern Lights dancing across the night sky during the winter months.

  2. Sallatunturi Ski Resort: Just a stone's throw away from Kirakoivarninne, this ski resort boasts pristine slopes and thrilling winter sports. Whether you're a seasoned skier or just starting, the resort has something for everyone, including cozy apres-ski options.

  3. Historical Markers: Kirakoivarninne bears the scars of history, with remnants of World War II visible in the area. The village is home to several historical markers, offering a poignant reminder of the region's past.

Daily Amenities

Despite its remote location, Kirakoivarninne has everything you need for comfortable daily living. Local grocery stores, cafes, and restaurants provide a taste of Finnish cuisine, while the village school ensures quality education for the younger residents. For healthcare, the Salla Health Center is readily accessible.

What Makes Kirakoivarninne Unique

  1. Arctic Paradise: Kirakoivarninne's unique location within the Arctic Circle makes it a place like no other. Experience the magic of endless summer days and the wonder of the Northern Lights in winter. The ever-changing seasons create an enchanting atmosphere that's simply unparalleled.

  2. Outdoor Adventure: Whether you're an avid hiker, a wildlife enthusiast, or an adrenaline junkie, Kirakoivarninne offers a plethora of outdoor activities. From cross-country skiing to snowmobiling and husky sledding, there's always an adventure to embark upon.

  3. Serenity and Solitude: In Kirakoivarninne, you'll find solace in the pristine wilderness. Far from the hustle and bustle of city life, the village offers a sense of peace and tranquility that's increasingly hard to find in today's world.

Visit or Live: The Choice is Yours

Whether you're considering a visit or contemplating making Kirakoivarninne your permanent home, this charming village in the Finnish Lapland promises an unforgettable experience. Here, you'll discover the true essence of Arctic living, where nature, history, and community come together to create a unique and inviting haven. So, pack your bags and embark on a journey to Kirakoivarninne – the land where adventure meets serenity.



Getting There


Getting to Kirakoivarninne, Finland, involves a journey through the pristine wilderness of Lapland. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to reach this enchanting village.

1. International Travel:

  • Start by booking a flight to Finland. Helsinki, the capital, is the most common entry point for international travelers.

2. Domestic Flight to Rovaniemi:

  • From Helsinki, take a domestic flight to Rovaniemi Airport (RVN). The flight to Rovaniemi usually takes around 1.5 to 2 hours.

3. Rent a Car or Take a Bus:

  • Upon arrival in Rovaniemi, you have two primary options for reaching Kirakoivarninne:

    • Rent a Car: Renting a car is a convenient way to explore the Lapland region, including Kirakoivarninne. You can pick up your rental car at Rovaniemi Airport. The drive to Kirakoivarninne from Rovaniemi takes approximately 3 to 4 hours, depending on road conditions and stops.

    • Take a Bus: If you prefer not to drive or are looking for an eco-friendly option, you can take a bus. Several bus companies operate services between Rovaniemi and Salla, the nearest town to Kirakoivarninne. The bus journey typically takes around 4 to 5 hours and offers scenic views of the Lapland landscape.

4. Continue to Kirakoivarninne:

  • Kirakoivarninne is located near Salla National Park, just a short drive from Salla town. Once you reach Salla, you can continue to Kirakoivarninne by following local signs and directions. The drive from Salla to Kirakoivarninne usually takes less than 30 minutes.

Remember that Kirakoivarninne's remote location is part of its charm, offering a true escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Embrace the journey, and you'll be rewarded with the natural beauty and serenity of Lapland upon your arrival in Kirakoivarninne.



Climate:


Kirakoivarninne, Finland, experiences a subarctic climate, characterized by distinct seasons with significant temperature variations throughout the year. Here's an overview of the year-round climate in Kirakoivarninne:

1. Winter (December to February):

  • Winters in Kirakoivarninne are long, cold, and snowy. Temperatures often drop well below freezing, with average highs ranging from -8°C to -15°C (17°F to 5°F). It's not uncommon for temperatures to plummet even further during the coldest nights.

  • Snowfall is abundant, covering the landscape in a thick, pristine blanket. This makes Kirakoivarninne a perfect destination for winter sports enthusiasts, with opportunities for skiing, snowmobiling, and witnessing the mesmerizing Northern Lights.


2. Spring (March to May):

  • Spring is a transitional period marked by gradually rising temperatures. However, it remains chilly during the early part of the season, with average highs ranging from -6°C to 3°C (21°F to 37°F) in March.

  • As the snow begins to melt, the landscape awakens with the arrival of spring. March and April can still be quite snowy, but by May, the days become noticeably longer and milder.

3. Summer (June to August):

  • Summer is relatively short but offers a delightful contrast to the cold winters. During this time, Kirakoivarninne experiences its warmest weather, with average highs ranging from 12°C to 20°C (54°F to 68°F).

  • The summer months are characterized by the famous "White Nights" phenomenon, where the sun remains above the horizon for most of the day. This provides ample daylight for outdoor activities, hiking, and exploring the stunning Salla National Park.



4. Autumn (September to November):

  • Autumn brings a tapestry of vibrant colors as the leaves change, creating a picturesque landscape. Temperatures start to drop in September, with average highs ranging from 8°C to 14°C (46°F to 57°F).

  • By November, winter makes its return, and the first snowfall can be expected. It's a time of transition, with daylight hours gradually decreasing as winter approaches.

It's important to note that Kirakoivarninne's climate can vary from year to year, and extreme cold snaps or unseasonably warm periods can occur. Travelers visiting during the winter months should be prepared for sub-zero temperatures, while summer visitors can enjoy milder weather and the beauty of the Arctic summer.

Whether you're seeking the thrill of winter sports or the charm of the Arctic summer, Kirakoivarninne offers a unique and ever-changing climate that provides distinct experiences throughout the year.



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