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Lunch Buffet at the Bear Inn

Lappish Buffet

Come to the Bear Inn and enjoy a filling lunch for only €9.00!

The lunch buffet is served Mondays to Fridays between 11 - 14, and consists of plenty of options: salads, soup of the day, two main dishes (one usually vegetarian), dessert, and coffee/tea with biscuits.

Check out menu of the day from here!




About the Hotel Bear Inn

Hotel Bear Inn

The Hotel Bear Inn is the premier accommodation and event venue for Sodankyla.  We have a long standing connection with our community and enjoy the friendships that we've created, fostered, and been a part of.  Civic and community leaders can often be seen enjoying coffee in our lobby, or a warm meal in the dining room.

Saunas at the Hotel Bear Inn

A relaxing sauna

A key part of Finnish culture is the sauna, and it's definitely something to be experienced when visitng Finland, and especially Sodankyla. A vast majority of all Finns bath in a sauna at least once a week, and we have thousands of saunas by lakes, rivers, in the middle of the forests, in our houses and nowadays also in apartments.

Our Facilities

A relaxing sauna

Whether you're traveling for business or leisure, alone or in group, the Hotel Bear Inn offers excellent accommodation facilities together with delicious local and international delicacies from our kitchen.
Our dining room is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and we prepare our meals with only the finest ingredients available.

Plan your next meeting or conference at the Hotel Bear Inn

Meeting Rooms

Northern Finland is an ideal location for a group seminar, meeting, or conference. Long days and the surrounding natural environment offer the ability for a combination of indoor instructional settings or facilitated seminars and discussions; and outdoor team building and exercise activities. The meeting rooms and conference facilities at Hotel Bear Inn are some of the finest in Northen Lapland, and our staff works hard to make sure that your event is a success.

How to Find Us

Hotel Bear Inn

We are located at the centre of an idyllic village called Sodankylä, nestled in the heart of Lapland.  While the village may be a remote and peaceful setting, it's not difficult to find.

From Rovaniemi: 

If you're arriving by plane or train in Rovaniemi, we are only 130 kilometres, approximately one hour and thirty minutes drive. Simply take the E4 north and you'll find Sodankyla.  The Hotel Bear Inn is located in the center of town and it's hard to miss us!

Plan your Wedding at the Hotel Bear Inn


Weddings and honeymoons are popular in Lapland. Because of the beautiful surroundings, natural environment, and romantic beauty unlike few places in Western Europe, many people travel to Lapland to celebrate their wedding.

We can arrange wedding receptions, provide a wide range of transportion (how about a reindeer ride for the arrival for the bride and a skidoo for the groom!), and an authentic Lappish catering menu to impress your family and make your special day truly memorable.

Dinner and Drinks

Fish with Potatoes

Dining at the Hotel Bear Inn is nothing short of a treat!  Arrving at the hotel, you're welcome to relax in the lobby with a beer or cocktail from our bar before you make your way into the restaurant area.

We pride ourselves on serving some of the best Lappish and international cuisine in the region.

While our breakfast and lunch menus are both served buffet style, our dinner menu is custom tailored to meet you tastes.


For an idea, here's a sample selection from a recent menu:

Food and Dining at the Hotel Bear Inn

Fish with Potatoes

Lappish cuisine is one of the unique and treasured features of northern Finland. Our food is often prepared the way that in has been for ages, and the ingredients remain true to our culture and heritage.

Because of the occasional harsh environment, out ancestors relied on creativity and inginuity when creating meals, and this is still reflected on our dinner tables and menus today. The Hotel Bear Inn is no exception, and our menu boasts some of the best Lappish cuisine that can be found.


Start your day off right with a healthy, nutricious breakfast at the Hotel Bear Inn. 

Our breakfast is served 7.00 am-9.30 am, Mon-Fri and 8.00 am-10.30 on the weekend.

Breakfast is a traditional Lappish buffet which includes a selection of cold-cuts and Finnish cheese, warm dishes including porridge, bacon, and meatballs or sausages.  

We also provide local pies, a selection of breads, fruits, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and fresh juice.