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.
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