Combining stunning nature
with top class comfort

Niehku Mountain Villa is a unique venue combining fantastic experiences in stunning nature with the highest standards of comfort when it comes to accommodation, gastronomy and spending time together. Equipped with 14 comfortable double rooms and a restaurant, bar, lounge, sauna and relax area with massage facilities, this is a high calibre venue which retains a personal, relaxed, family-orientated ambience. The perfect place to enjoy rest and contemplation, togetherness and culinary experiences.

”Malmbanan” (the Iron Ore Line) passes through the site, right on the border between Sweden and Norway. Running between Kiruna and Narvik, this legendary train line has been ferrying iron ore for over one-hundred years. Niehku Mountain Villa is built on the site of the line’s old roundhouse, which operated from 1902 to 1923. The roundhouse’s old semi-circular wall passes through sections of the new building – a fascinating architectural feature and an important part of the site’s history. Both the exterior and the interior have drawn inspiration from the old roundhouse in combination with natural materials and colours, as well as from culture and tradition of the indigenous Sami people of Europe’s Arctic.

In September 2019, the hotel won the prestigious UNESCO Prix Versailles for the world’s best hotel interior. The Prix Versailles focuses on commercial architecture, with the aim to highlight the intersection between creation, art, culture and economics.

We are very proud of our collaboration with architects Krook & Tjäder and interior designer Stylt Trampoli.

Culinary adventures

Niehku Mountain Villa serves superbly cooked cuisine for hungry adventurers – substantial fare with a touch of flair. We aim to extend the day’s adventure around the dinner table, taking good care of you and guiding you through new experiences just as we do when we’re up in the mountains. Our head chef Ragnar Martinsson has many years of experience from Swedish gastronomic restaurants. At Niehku he has created a unique, modern but yet rustic way of presenting the Arctic cuisine. Our kitchen makes use of nature’s best ingredients, local products and the rich variety of the seasons with the emphasis on game and fish from the forests, mountains and lakes. This is combined with the best our Norwegian neighbours have to offer, the border is less than 50 metres from the kitchen door, featuring fantastic ingredients from Atlantic waters.

Our cellar stocks around 500 wines which have been carefully selected by co-founder Patrik “Strumpan” Strömsten, whose passion for wine is equalled only by his love for skiing and the wilderness. Patrik is the only person to have won the Sommelier of the Year award in Sweden on two occasions.

One of the over hundred years old greasing pits of the old roundhouse has transformed into a wine cellar with glass ceiling, an original part of the restaurant floor!

The venue combines fantastic flavours and excellent standards with a personal, relaxed and down-to-earth ambience.



Niehku Mountain Villa has 13 double/twin rooms of 23 square metres and a suite of 44 square metres. Our beds are highest quality Hästens beds. Each room has a WC/bathroom with exclusive shower systems. Apart from generous wardrobe space, every room has a special wardrobe with an electrical dryer with ventilation for wet clothes and ski boots. The six rooms on the ground floor each have a small patio. Our suite has a bedroom and a separate living room with a set of sofas and big glass windows.




The relax area includes a big sauna, a separate massage room, a shower room and a relax room. The sauna has two glass walls with a beautiful view over the mountains. The relax room is designed in wood, clinker and stone, with a big set of sofas and views over the mountains.

At Niehku Mountain Villa we value the cosy, familiar feeling. We want every visitor to feel at home and fully relax. On our first floor we have three separate sets of sofas with a library, coffee area and an open fire place with a view over Riksgränsen and the Vassijaure lake. On the ground floor our bar is next to the nice hangout around the open fire, whose unique design is inspired by the coal fired steam engine boilers.



We have a separate meeting room for 10-12 people, well suited for management meetings. The room is equipped with worktables, sofas, big screen TV and conference utilities. For bigger conferences it is possible to rent the entire hotel.