The Sámi hotel in the heart of the arctic plateau, Kautokeino

The Sámi town of Kautokeino is located in the middle of the vast arctic plateau of Finnmarksvidda, which we proudly refer to as just “Vidda”. Here you will find our friendly modern hotel, which offers all amenities and an excellent restaurant.


A river winds its way through our village centre. We are embraced by distant blue mountains, and it’s easy to explore the open landscape that surrounds us. In the summer, the “vidda” is green and lush, the autumn paints it in fiery colours, and in the winter the frozen snow-covered landscape is dazzling white. No matter what season you choose for your visit, you can have intense and satisfying encounters with the wilderness and, of course, with Sámi people and culture.

The hotel

We like to describe ourselves as “a hotel in the vidda wilderness”. The hotel offers 63 comfortable rooms and attractive new spa facilities. We also take pride in a menu inspired by Sámi culinary traditions, celebrating the natural ingredients of our magnificent region.

Most likely you have never tried pizza with smoked reindeer meat – your first bite will tell you why it’s renowned. Our chefs also offer surprising Sámi-inspired gourmet dishes, intriguing flavour combinations based on each season’s best ingredients. At our buffet breakfast you will find delightful specialities such as salted whitefish, cured reindeer meat, and homemade cloudberry jam. Our restaurant enjoys a panoramic view of the village and the surrounding countryside.

Great hiking and cross-country ski trails start right outside our doors. Our region offers excellent fishing and hunting. During the winter you can relax in the hot waters of our Jacuzzi, peering up at the heavenly display of Northern Lights. We invite you to take a reindeer-sleigh or snowmobile ride! During the summer, you can hike and cycle under the midnight sun. Or how about a swim from sandy white shore of our river?

Welcome to Thon Hotels’ adventure – in the heart of the arctic plateau!


Thon Hotel Kautokeino


Phone: +47 78 48 70 00


Facebook:  Thon Hotel Kautokeino

Where: Kautokeino

When: By request, year round.

Price: From NOK 1345 per night, whenever rooms are available. Included: accommodation with breakfast, and access to our sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi

Sami with lasso over shoulder with reindeer herd in the background.
Trout and knife lying on the grass.
Whirlpool Jacuzzi with snow all around.