Welcome to Vartiosaari

Experience the nature in Vartiosaari. A unique island in the middle of the River Kemijoki offers culinary treats to satisfy even the most demanding palates, conferencing facilities for 50 people, a riverside sauna and 11 comfortable apartments decorated in Finnish design classics. Vartiosaari is located only 10 minutes’ drive from Rovaniemi city centre and Rovaniemi Airport.

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History

This fascinating small islet can be found under the name Vartiosaari, on maps of Rovaniemi dating back to as early as 1712. The history of the island consists of a variety of colourful stories, elements of which are still visible in its environment and the architecture. There are still some historically valuable buildings on the island, such as the Castrén villa, which belonged to a chemist and was built as a holiday home at the end of the 19th century. The island was renamed Ainola in 1880 after Castrén’s wife. There is also a pavilion, a granary and a fountain dating back hundreds of years.

The island was used by the Finnish Defence Forces during the Second World War from 1939 to 1944. It was actively used in military operations. The island was returned to private recreational use in 1973. Visitors have been accommodated here since the 1980s. The islet in the River Kemijoki now invites you to lend an ear to its stories, and enjoy the company of your nearest and dearest and the wonders of the Arctic nature. Step on the bridge to Vartiosaari and write your own chapter in its rich history.

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Etsitkö paikkaa kokoukselle Rovaniemellä? Vartiosaaren Virtaamossa löytyy takuulla rauhalliset puitteet ravintolapalveluineen käyttöönne. Kysy tarjousta kokouspaketista osoitteessa www.hotelvartiosaari.fi

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Tiesitkö jo tästä uudesta matkailukohteestamme? Kemijoen pieni saari löytyy jo vuoden 1712 Rovaniemen kartoista Vartiosaaren nimellä. Saaren pitkä historia on monivaiheinen ja ainutlaatuinen – se näkyy sekä maastossa että arkkitehtuurissa. Hotel Vartiosaari
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Birgitta Rossilahti Ihana paikka rahoittumiseen sekä oiva paikka koukoustamiseen. Hotel Vartiosaari
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The private island Vartiosaari situated in the heart of Lapland offers you secret haven place to rest and enjoy Lappish cuisine and sauna. Hotel Vartiosaari
Rovaniemen Kehitys Oy
Tiesitkö jo tästä uudesta matkailukohteestamme? Kemijoen pieni saari löytyy jo vuoden 1712 Rovaniemen kartoista Vartiosaaren nimellä. Saaren pitkä historia on monivaiheinen ja ainutlaatuinen – se näkyy sekä maastossa että arkkitehtuurissa. Hotel Vartiosaari
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Fog over the ice of River Kemijoki at the eastern end of Island Vartiosaari. Lui SC Lovely family hotel and people. We had a wonderful time here. Thanks the owner for the campfire, hot cranberry juice ...Hotel Vartiosaari Greetings from Aurora Island! It was a pleasure to have your family as our guests! Happy New Year! Hotel Vartiosaari
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