Sometimes getting close to each other means travelling far.


420 m2
​on two


6 double/twin

rooms with

private bathrooms


1 Junior

bathroom with tub

What is Skábma?

Skábma is an exclusive boutique retreat nestled by the Urho Kekkonen National Park in Saariselkä, Lapland, Finland. It’s a family business and a haven of happiness with focus on high quality, community and unhurried comfort. 

Lapland’s pure and peaceful nature unfolds from the doorstep, yet services are a walk away. Inside the 14-bed premium loghouse, timeless Finnish design classics by Artek, Tapio Wirkkala and Alvar Aalto are the building blocks of interior design.

The name Skábma is North Sámi for the Polar Night. The meaning dawns on you as soon as you step inside: the calming feel of the lounge bears strong resemblance to the still tranquillity of Lapland’s snowy landscape in the faint blue light of midwinter in Lapland.

Your privacy and comfort come first

In Skábma, your privacy is guaranteed. Nobody else but you and your company are staying inside the thick log walls. Owner and host, local native Kaisu looks after you all day but does not stay on the premises. Kaisu is available to you 24/7 as she lives only a stone’s throw away from Skábma. You’re in good, safe hands and help is always near.

All seven bedrooms have their own bathrooms with shower and drying cabinets for outdoor clothes – they come in handy after a day of wild Lapland adventures.

Please see more details below and book an exclusive holiday experience for you and your company.


As soon as you step inside Skábma, you feel the calming effect of the communal spaces:

  • Entrance and lobby
  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Toilet

The nights in Saariselkä and Skábma are quiet and peaceful. After a day of outdoor activities, there’s nothing like sauna – a Finnish national treasure – to warm you up, clean you thoroughly and relax you for a good night’s sleep.

  • 5 double/twin rooms: bathroom with toilet, hair dryer, drying cabinet for clothes
  • 2 saunas


The upstairs in Skábma is a little world of its own with access to the balcony that opens right into nature.

  • Junior suite for two: balcony, bathroom with bathtub and toilet, hair dryer, drying cabinet for clothes
  • Twin room: balcony, bathroom with toilet, hair dryer, drying cabinet for clothes

Due to health and safety, pets are not allowed in Skábma. Please contact us for a reservation.

Taste Lapland in Skábma

We’re proud of local Lappish food and the pure ingredients that come from nearby nature. A breakfast buffet each morning is included in every stay in Skábma, and dinners are available on request.

We will happily turn Skábma into your private dining room for the night: our chef arrives to prepare and present to you genuine Lappish dishes from local ingredients, to enjoy carefree and casual or formal and festive – no need to even step out the door for a special evening with a buffet or table service.

Please let us know of your interest in local cuisine and we’re glad to tailor a tasty dimension to your stay in Skábma.

Your boutique retreat in pure arctic nature

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