Find Finland's funkiest accomodation Kemi, Finland
Gone are the days of traditional accommodation with your stock standard bed and four walls – these days hotels are as much a part of the experience as the destination is. In Finland two new hotels are mixing things up. Rovaniemi, Lapland's capital now plays host to the Arctic TreeHouse hotel – a boutique property so firmly ensconced high in the pines that you can watch snow blanket their branches from the floor-to-ceiling windows just beyond the foot of your bed. While the Seaside Glass Villas in cute little Kemi boast glass on two sides, so you can really soak up the surrounding wilderness, and maybe even catch a glimpse of the northern lights.
No matter what time of year you visit you can stay at some wildly creative new accommodation on Bentours' Finland Fresh tour, ensuring that you're the envy of all of your friends. Bask in the midnight sun and enjoy incredible views of the Bay of Bothnia from Seaside Glass Villas in Summer, enjoy flowers blooming in spring – or witness the golden hues of autumn.
For a well-rounded winter experience, there are also plenty of activities on hand in Finland's northernmost reaches. Like a visit to Kemi's SnowCastle – said to be the largest fort made from snow and ice on the globe – or a short cruise around the Gulf of Bothnia onboard former Finnish government icebreaker Sampo. There's also the more classic array of snowmobiling, husky sled rides and a visit to Santa in Rovaniemi on offer, not to mention a chance to see the northern lights.
From US$1445 per person for Bentours’ seven-day Finland Fresh itinerary.