Restaurants Seita and Northern Lights

authentic and home-made food

Our restaurants in Äkäslompolo, Ylläs, are famous throughout Lapland for their extensive buffet that never compromises on quality. In our traditional Seita restaurant we have an open fireplace and a hand-carved log wall from our early years. The restaurant is unique in itself - the artifacts hanging on the old logger's wall tell tales of days gone by.

In Northern Lights Restaurant (built in 2018) we have a fireplace and big windows facing North. There is a good possibility to admire Northern Lights while dining. With the Northern Lights restaurant we got our own tableware, which was designed and manufactured in cooperation with the well-known Lapland ceramics company Pentik.

The restaurants are also available for catered events. Our restaurants are wonderful places to celebrate weddings, birthdays or other events!

appreciate the nature

Our kitchen recycles glass, metal, cardboard and paper as well as biowaste. Due to long distances, biowaste is not generally collected in Lapland, but we have own composters in yard which are used all year round.

Our kitchen uses only meat from Finland and local berries like lingonberries. 

Products that contain gluten are processed in the same space. 

Seita hotel breakfast

The Seita Hotel’s breakfast is extensive and tasty and it is served daily during the high season. Breakfast includes long-stewed porridge, hot dishes, homemade products like omelette, rolls and buns / pastries. 

You can also join us for breakfast even if you are not staying in the Holiday Resort Seita. Breakfast is served when the hotel is open. Welcome!

Seita hotel lunch

We offer lunch for groups that have made the order in advanced.

Seita hotel dinner

Dinner includes several salads, multiple main courses (meat, fish, and vegetable options) with side dishes and a dessert with coffee or tea. We take into account any allergies/special diets reported in advance.

We organize weekly, mostly on Wednesdays, a Lapland dinner with sautéed reindeer. 

Dinner is served when the hotel is open.

Smoke sauna

The best you can offer to your guests!

Our traditional smoke sauna is built from over hundred-year-old logs, which we heat if ordered. The gentle warmth of the steam relaxes the body and mind, easing your muscles and setting your thoughts free. In front of the smoke sauna is an ice hole and the water is ice cold round the year.

We set the table in the sauna's comfortable and cozy fireplace room with drinks and delicacies from Lapland as requested for the occasion. The smoke sauna area is covered by our beverage licence, which due to Finnish regulations means that the catering must be agreed upon ahead of time. It takes 6 - 7 hours to heat the smoke sauna, depending on the playful moods of the weather. After three hours of warming up, the stones on the stove glow soft red. When the glow of the coals has faded away, our sauna master takes care of the final touches to make the sauna ready for you. The sauna still needs to be aired out for an hour before it is ready for you to step in its' warmth. There is a frost limit to the heating of the smoke sauna.

  • Price 300 € + 15 €/person (additional hours 50€/starting hour)

    The minimum price for heating the sauna is 360€. The price includes saunas heating, private three hours sauna time, towels, a dip in the ice hole, juice and water as a refreshment.  

Hot tub

Our outdoor tub is just outside the sauna and can seat up to 8 people. Enjoy the contrast of the crispy cold air and the warm water while admiring the sky above you. If you are lucky, you may even catch the northern lights blazing across the sky with the stars twinkling around them. Warming up the tub's water takes several hours - especially in the winter, so please reserve well in advance. Sauna near by the lake: here.

  • Price 170€ / lämmitys savusaunan yhteydessä

Lappish Hut

Our yard's pearl is a traditional Lappish hut, which is unique and authentic place to spend weddings and other important celebrations.
The hut itself is already an exquisite experience, but to make your event even more perfect you can end it in our smoke sauna.

Please ask an offer!

The hut's amenities

Seita Hotel's meeting room and Northern Lights cabinet

You are welcome to organize events in Seita hotel's meeting room or in Northern Lighst cabinet/restaurant. There are no distractions and all the services you might need are right there. The facilities are safe for meetings on confidential issues, such as the planning of financial statements and new marketing campaigns.

Meeting room price includes equipment, water to drink and a final cleaning up. If you want you can pre-order the caterings to be brought inside the meeting room. Ask more details and an offer 

Meeting room amenities

Northern Lights cabinet

Northern Lights cabinet is a small meeting room that is situated upstairs of Northern Lights restaurant. You can order drinks and snacks for your meeting. It might be that you can even admire Northern Lights while having your meeting!


  • Meeting facilities and meeting room 120€ / day or 40€ / hour
  • Northern Lights cabinet 20 € / hour

Timeless Memories of Celebration

Celebrate in Seita...

The Seita Hotel is a welcoming and cozy place to spend wedding parties, birthday celebrations and other events. Our kitchen is well-known for its' excellent food and can tailor festive meals for your wedding. Add in the picture perfect landscapes of Lapland and you are absolutely guaranteed a unique atmosphere you will remember for years. We have years of experience in organizing celebrations of all sizes. Fully licensed Seita restaurant and Northern Lights restaurant have 120 client places for weddings and other celebrations.

Ask more details and an offer

Holiday Resort Seita

Tiurajärventie 36 A
95970 Äkäslompolo
N 67′ 35′ E24′ 08′

How to reach us

From Helsinki there are night trains coming all year around to Kolari train station, from where is a bus connection to Äkäslompolo and to Holiday Resort Seita. Read more about the bus connection and buy train tickets.

Nearest airport is in Kittilä and from there is a bus connection to Äkäslompolo and Holiday Resort Seita. You can also book a private transfer.

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Ask about availability or make a reservation. We will contact you to confirm your booking to your given email address or phone number.

You can also send us email or call to +358 16 569 211. We will respond you within two weekday!