is a traditional Lappish-style restaurant run by the Körkkö family, and located at the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi. The restaurant gets its name from kota
which is the Finnish name for a Lappish hut and is designed in a unique way similar to these huts that are commonly found in Lapland's national parks.
The restaurant offers traditional Lappish dishes, as well as modern cuisine, in a warm and relaxed setting. The dining area is large enough to seat over 40 guests, but also maintains a very comfy atmosphere, whether you are dining with friends, family, or as part of a group
Before or after dining, you can also enjoy reindeer sleigh rides, reindeer safaris, or simply visit some of Santa's reindeer with Santa Claus Reindeer
, which is also operated by the Körkkö family. If you're looking to visit reindeer and have an authentic Lappish meal during your visit to Rovaniemi, you can now do both in one visit to the Arctic Circle.
Kotahovi is located just behind Santa Claus Reindeer at the Arctic Circle and you can get there by taking the Santa Bus
from Rovaniemi city centre, or by car or taxi. You can view their Lappish menu, and see how to arrange group bookings, by visiting the Restaurant Kotahovi
website. For groups wanting to dine at Kotahovi, it is recommended to make an advance reservation, especially during the winter season when the Arctic Circle becomes very busy.