The Aurora Estate is owned by two young women who decided to carry out their dreams. We have designed the concept and the main building from the very beginning, and we believe that you feel and taste it. We love our small boutique hotel and we especially enjoy ours when we can spoil guests. “Find us, we’ll spoil you” is our slogan!
We have been friends for many years before establishing the company, but most importantly, we have always worked together. We quickly realized that our cooperation makes a lot of sense, and both of us have excellent way of taking care of a guest. We wanted to build something new and modern which respects Lapland. Especially the environment where we are.
Aurora Estate is the dream of two women and have now been running for 4 years. Heidi Seikkula acts as the CEO of our company and manages the hotel and the restaurant. She also ensure, that your dream holiday is well planned before you arrive. Heidi has organized a lot of beautiful weddings, many proposals, company meetings and plenty of different kind of celebrations. She makes sure that upon your arrival you have skis waiting, greatest safaris reserved for you, and your only task is to enjoy. You can feel safe and concentrate on your vacation. Because this is your vacation, and you’ve been waiting for it for a long time.
Sirly Schinmann is in charge of the restaurant’s kitchen. Her artwork is reflected in the presentation of the dishes and in the design of the dishes. Sirly selects the raw materials according to the harvest season, and ethics are important for both entrepreneurs, including wine and coffee. When she is planning the dishes, little element of a surprise is always important, of course not forgetting the great culinary experience. Sirly is also doing plenty of work as a private chef as well as C-more sports channel food sections. You can see her in the Alps and bowling TV shows. You may remember Sirly in Finland’s first MasterChef TV show, where he was third in ranking.
Our love towards Ylläs and travel industry make us perfect combination to make your holiday unforgettable. We are Aurora Estate.
We want to build a resort where the tranquility and serenity of Lapland is perfectly captured for our guests. Once you lay your foot in Aurora Estate, you can leave the rest of the world behind, and focus enjoying your stay, even if it would be just for cup of coffee or a week stay in our welcoming Boutique hotel.
We started designing the Aurora Estate in December 2014 with floor plans. We have designed the interior of the place ourselves.
The logs come from Parkano in Central Finland, originally a log house from the 19th century. The logs were supposed to become the frame of the building, but it was too small, so the logs were used as decoration elements, the exterior lining is a calf board.
The tables in the restaurant are made by Aleksi. The bar counter, the bedside tables in the rooms and the cloth racks are made by Oscar and Brian.
The main building was completed in November 2015 and opened on 12.12.2015. The building has a restaurant for 50 people, 7 hotel rooms (14 + 2 beds).
Outside is the Traditional log cabin “Jussan Pirtti”, which has a 20-seat restaurant / meeting room. The cottage also serves as a base for a sauna, our sauna world includes an electric sauna (with showers), a smoke sauna and a Jacuzzi outside. The smoke sauna and the cottage have been in their present location for 15 years, but are actually about 100 years old and have been brought in within a radius of about 100 km.
8.11.2018 Aurora Estate wins “Best New Boutique Hotel in Europe”.