Unsure where to start, I begin this review with my experience of the amazing people of Arvidsjaur, in particular Michael and his lovely wife Kicki who we now consider friends for life, two of the most kindest, genuine and warm hearted people you will ever meet who will ensure your stay at their equally beautiful home will be perfect.
Michael was kind enough to pick us up from the airport as we were new to town, and happily showed us around the beautiful village entertaining us during the drive with his great sense of humour and showing us everything we needed, from the supermarket to the gym
During our time here, Michael and Kicki took us out for a day with their friends on their ski mobiles, complete with toasted sandwiches by the fire and a trip via some reindeer on our return. Wonderful memories we will always cherish. We were made to feel like long lost relatives who were the guests of honour for the day.
As far as the house is concerned, it too delivers far beyond expectation, it is truly amazingly perfect. The photos don't do the place justice. It is an incredibly cosy yet surprisingly grand house, featuring an impressive contemporary kitchen upstairs (we loved making our own espresso's) and great sauna downstairs to warm up in after your skiing or northern lights adventures. Everything in between is first class. It has everything you need, in fact - the kitchen is better equipped than our kitchen at home! the house is incredibly cosy, warm and the interior is beautifully decorated, one of our favourite houses we have ever stayed in and made our Christmas absolutely magical.
The location is great. We initially thought we would need to hire a car, but it really wasn't necessary (which saved us a lot). Everything is really close, easily walkable even in -20 degree c temperatures and over frozen lakes.
We had a great time in the village, with awesome adventures such as dog sledding and ski mobiling as well as tobogganing in the local park and also the ski slopes only ten minutes walk away.
Michael and Kicki are amazing hosts, two of the most caring people you will ever meet and we feel completely certain that you will love your stay in their magical home. We'll always remember our 2015 Christmas and not only because we were one of the few in Europe to have a white one.
We will be back for sure! and we return, we will definitely be staying here, it is truly perfect and we couldn't recommend it more!.