Please Disturb Me at Lapland's Rantasipi Pohjanhovi
A hotel receptionist who calls you up in the middle of the night. Not usually a requirement on your dream list of what a hotel provides, but at the Rantasipi Pohjanhovi hotel in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, it's an extra service you can pay for: the Aurora advisory call. When the Northern Lights decide to put on their spectacular show, they'll wake you up and encourage you to pull on some clothes and get out there.
Depending on the time of year you visit Lapland, there are some key features you need to look for in a hotel: very warm rooms for winter, and thick curtains for the everlasting summer nights. The Pohjanhovi scores top marks for both of these. It also has other important features befitting a hotel just short of the Arctic Circle: a few saunas, of course, including a private one if you book in time, and electric power sockets for car warmers.
And to add to that, the real Santa lives just nearby. You can visit him any time of year with your wishlist and he can check if you've been naughty or nice.
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