1. Airport transfers and taxis
The shuttle bus will stop in front of Hotel Ivalo when coming or going to Ivalo Airport. http://www.kuljetusliikeilmarislant.fi
At the airport you can find taxis near the main entrance.
If you´re staying at our hotel, you can ask the reception to order a taxi for you.
Taxi Ivalo tel. 0100-87 888 or https://ivalontaksit.fi/
– to Rovaniemi -> you will find the bus stop in the front of Hotel Ivalo, it´s on the same side of the road as the Hotel Ivalo is.
– to Inari -> the bus leaves from the bus station (about 400 m from Hotel Ivalo.)
The nearest ATM can be found in the center of Ivalo, in the building of Pohjolan Osuuspankki, about 1 km from Hotel Ivalo/Club Nord.
Yes, you can pay your purchases with all major credit cards. We accept Visa, MasterCard, China Union Pay, Maestro, JCB.
How about cash?
We accept cash, but only EURos (€) please.
6. When can I see the Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis?
The northern lights may exist any time of day and any day of a year. We are located on the Aurora Zone where the Northern Lights are seen on average on 4 out of 5 days, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute. The Northern Lights can be seen on clear nights and most commonly between 9pm and 11h30pm (Magnetig Midnight). We’ve seen them also between 2pm and 4am, so keep your eyes open!
At our location the Northern Lights can be seen during Autumn and Winter, from the end of August until mid-April.
To be able to see the Northern Lights it needs to be dark, or at least dim. Too much daylight prevents us from seeing the Northern Lights. It also needs to be a clear sky since the Northern Lights appear 100 – 200km above ground, above the clouds. So, too thick layer of clouds would block the view. During summer there is too much sunlight to be able to see the Northern Lights even though they are there. The Northern Lights are caused by solar winds, so the sun must have been active recently to form the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis.
There are very accurate short-term Aurora forecasts available on the internet. The Northern Lights are formed above the clouds at 100-200km above ground, so the sky needs to be clear or half-cloudy for you to be able to see the Northern Lights from the ground. Sometimes if it’s cloudy with strong overcast you might still see the Northern lights shining through the clouds, but it looks like green fog behind the clouds. The most optimal time to see the bright and crisp Northern lights is a clear night without too much moonlight. We’ve seen Northern Lights even at 2pm, but in general, you will spot them mainly between 8pm and 2am. These are very approximate times and the Northern Lights may be seen also at other times of day. Since seeing the Northern Lights is depending on the sun’s activity AND the cloud situation, we can’t guarantee them.