Villa Apukka – High-quality accommodation for groups in a spacious stone house in Rovaniemi!

Villa Apukka is a perfect choice when you want to have complete privacy and stay in the midst of nature just north of the Arctic Circle, yet close to the center of Rovaniemi. The distance to the city center is only 17 km, and the Arctic Circle and the airport are also close – about seven minutes by car.


Villa Apukka is full of history

The history of Villa Apukka goes back to before World War II. Originally built as a home for a director of an agricultural experiment station, the house was reconstructed after the war and fully modernized in the 2000s. Now it provides spacious, high-quality accommodation for travelers, and a base for exploring the surrounding areas. Apukka is ideally located if you want to experience the Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland. It’s close to the city yet far enough so that light pollution will not hamper your view of the starry sky and the Aurora Borealis.


Make yourself at home at Villa Apukka

The interior of Villa Apukka has been designed with your comfort in mind. The style is Scandinavian, and there are lots of local products and works of art for you to admire. All the equipment at Villa Apukka is of top quality. We have taken the needs of many types of customers into consideration: families with children, tourists, independent travelers, companies organizing meetings and negotiations, and people hosting parties and other events. We listen to your needs and arrange for activities and catering on request. For an additional fee, we can serve breakfast and heat the outdoor sauna for you. The sauna inside the house is at your disposal for free.  The log sauna has a wonderful ambience, and the location by the small river means you can take a dip in the fresh water be it summer or winter!


Things to do for kids and adults

Villa Apukka’s garden offers plenty of things to do for both kids and adults. You can freely use all the equipment. There’s a playground with a slide, a trampoline and disc golf. In the summer, you’ll find a rowing boat by the lake. If you’d like to venture a bit further away, there are good opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and the nearby Arctic Circle Hiking Area is great for trekking. The wide duckboards that start from the end of Villa Apukka’s road will take you to a rest spot by Lake Olkkajärvi. At the lean-to-shelter, you can enjoy the warmth of the fire and eat your packed meal. The duckboards can be used from spring to fall; there’s no winter maintenance. Fishing is possible from Villa Apukka’s own shore. You can angle in the summer and ice fish in the winter.

Villa Apukka is ideal for meetings and celebrations

Villa Apukka has a dinner and coffee set for 30, making it a perfect place for holding a meeting or throwing a party. The large living room has a video projector, excellent AV equipment (Smart TV with a wide selection of channels, Playstation 4, Chromecast) and high-quality audio. You can also buy local art and souvenirs, such as reindeer skins, from Villa Apukka. In the garden, there’s a patio with a gas grill, and the windowed porch provides a lovely setting for sipping tea and watching the sun go down.


Come and enjoy yourself. Welcome home!


Bedroom 1

A spacious downstairs room for four:

  • Large double bed or two single beds
  • Convertible sofa for two

All beds are equipped with smart mattresses that react to your body remperature.

Bedroom 2

A spacious downstairs room for two:

  • Large double bed or two single beds

All beds are equipped with smart mattresses that react to your body remperature.


Bedroom 3

A spacious upstairs room with complete privacy, ideal for families with children:

  • Large double bed or two single beds
  • Convertible sofa for two
  • Crib
  • Baby changing table
  • Table with seats
  • The bathroom and sauna can be found upstairs.

All beds are equipped with smart mattresses that react to your body temperature.

Other facilities

Utility room



The kitchen is well-equipped, with all the necessary kitchen appliances plus a dinner and coffee set for 30.