Muonio is a village up in the north of Finland. Most tourists visit Muonio as a stepping stone to attractions like the gorgeous Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. This landscape of endless white, towering trees glittering with frost, and dreamy night skies invites visitors to try its challenging but rewarding hikes. Even if your schedule does not accommodate trips out to the National Park, there’s plenty to do in or around Muonio. Encounters with Finland’s famous reindeer can be arranged at various reindeer farms and parks, and there’s always a chance of spotting wild ones roaming about. Historic sites like ancient 18th-century fishing cabins will also give you insights into the lives of Muonio’s forefathers. While there are plenty of tours offering to show you around Muonio, a great way to get to know the locals and their hometown is by living with and amongst them. These are some amazing Airbnb vacation rentals for a truly unique experience. Read on to find out more!
This listing is for a six-person guest house. Its exposed wood walls, indoor fireplace, and warm yellow lights give the space a cozy atmosphere and will make you feel right at home. There’s also a sauna to welcome you back after a long day out in the cold. Located in a quiet spot near a river, light pollution is minimal and you’ll have fantastic opportunities to see the Northern Lights in all their glory.
Perfect for seeing northern lights! WIFI included!
This studio apartment is just right for two guests, making it a wonderful choice for a couple or even a single traveler. Inside, there are two single beds that can be pushed together to form a double bed. The sleeping area and bathroom have under-floor heating installed to keep you warm and comfortable. The kitchenette is simple but allows you to prepare meals with ease, especially since the supermarket is nearby. From the apartment, you can also explore hiking trails of varying levels of difficulty.
Cozy Studio Apartment in Ylläs
The Kuukkeli cabin is one of the more spacious accommodation options available and is great for a big group or family of up to seven persons. There are three bedrooms containing one double bed and five single beds, which suits guests who prefer ordinary beds to pull-out sofa beds and futons. Despite being located in a peaceful nook of the Pallas-Ylläs National Forest, the cabin is very well equipped with running water, stable WiFi, and modern appliances. Around the cabin, you will also find cross-country skiing tracks and hiking trails.
A Log cabin in the National Forest
This cozy cottage gives guests the opportunity to experience a more traditional way of life. There are no toilet facilities inside the cottage, so you’ll have to use the outdoor toilet. The cottage also does not have running water, but a water point outside provides a constant source of fresh water for boiling. That said, your sleeping facilities are cozy and comfortable. With five beds, the cottage sleeps up to eight guests. One of the highlights of staying here has to be the cottage’s location amidst the beautiful woods and near the water. Your host offers free use of their boat for ice fishing and exploring the nearby lake.
northern lights cabin
Villa Sivakka is an architectural gem. Once an old cabin built in 1978, it has since been remodeled in contemporary design, with a striking glass-paneled alcove that overlooks the forest outside. From that viewpoint, you may be able to spot reindeer passing by and even the Northern Lights in the distance. Inside, you will find an extremely cozy and well-maintained space for up to seven guests. Across the three bedrooms, there are three double beds and one single bed.
Inside a typical log house is this stylish room for two that features a mix of modern and quirky second-hand furniture. The plush double bed promises a great night’s sleep. You’ll also have access to shared toilets and showers, which thankfully are heated. The common kitchen and lounge downstairs are also great for getting to know the other guests over a warm bowl of oats and tea offered by your host every morning.
Double Room in cozy hostel in Ylläs
If you’re traveling on a budget and need a safe, comfortable place to stay, this guest house is an ideal accommodation. The dormitory has six beds and accommodates guests of both genders. You’ll also have access to shared toilets and showers kept warm through central heating, and also a common kitchen downstairs where you’ll find tea, coffee, and porridge every morning. You can also relax at the lounge with other guests around a cozy fireplace.
One bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dorm in backpacker hostel
The yoik cabin is a homely guest house for four persons. It comes with two double beds, with pillow and blanket for every guest. Like most traditional structures, the cabin has no indoor toilet but a simple bathroom outside. You can also learn first hand how to draw water from a nearby well. Another unique feature of the cottage is a special grill customarily used by indigenous Sami communities. If you’ve had luck fishing, you can try grilling your own dinner!
Lapland yoik cabin
This bright, well-maintained cabin is perfect for four guests. Inside the cozy bedroom is one double bed, and in the living room the sofa pulls out into another bed for two. This cabin also comes with a clean and modern bathroom and private sauna. Guests will be happy to know that the cabin incorporates eco-friendly appliances, and its furnishings are made from recycled materials or are secondhand.
One Bedroom Cabin with Sauna
This log cabin has plenty of space for up to eight guests. There are six single beds and one double bed across its three floors, which can accommodate the sleeping arrangements of different groups. On the first floor, you will also find a cozy fireplace and a sauna. After a long day out in the snow, all you’ll want to do is head home and defrost. Fortunately, this guest house has geothermal heating facilities to ensure that the temperature stays nice and warm indoors.
Atmospheric lakeside log cabin
Experience the wonders of Muonio
Muonio may be renowned for its long wintry seasons and sometimes unforgiving terrains. However, the warmth of local hospitality is undeniable. We hope this list has been useful in finding a place to stay.