Whatever your budget there is a range of accommodation available in northern Norway, Sweden and Finland from traditional arctic cabins to hostels and hotels. For something special, why not consider some of the bespoke world-famous accommodation like the original ICEHOTEL and the Treehotel.
Hostel accommodation can also be found in major centres of Norwegian Lapland, perfect for anyone planning a budget northern Norway adventure. It tends to be good quality and clean, but basic.
Tromso has a handful of hostel options at the time of writing with single beds starting at around £28 (approximately €31 / $35USD), with prices rising in peak seasons. With other options in Bodo and Lofoten – it is worth doing a little research to find the best base for your Arctic activities in Tromso.
If you are travelling to Swedish Lapland on a budget, then there are options to stay in a hostel in key activity areas like Kiruna, Abisko, Jokkmokk and Lulea. If visiting the Icehotel and booking a northern lights trip in Kiruna, dogsledding activities in Kiruna or snowmobiling in Kiruna – then there are a range of clean, comfortable and basic hostel accommodation on offer from £27 per person, per night (approximately $34.5USD / €30). If you are planning to book a Northern Lights activity in Abisko, then although more limited, there are budget options at either the Abisko Fjällturer or STF Abisko Mountain Station.
You can also book budget accommodation in Lulea as a base for your arctic activities with rooms at City Sleep costing from £50 per room (approximately $64 / €56)
There are a few hostels in Finnish Lapland that can support your travels concentrated around Finland Arctic activity areas like Rovaniemi where beds start from around €25 (approximately £22 / $28USD) per bed/per night. It is however highly recommended to book your activities such as a Santa experience in Rovaniemi, northern lights, dogsledding or snowmobiling, ahead of time as they do get booked up early.