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Night in an Igloo Under the Northern Lights in Finland

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

5 days / 4 nights available November 01, 2016 – April 30 2017* (on request) from $1870 per person double (Land Only) *excludes Christmas & New Year’s season, Dec 23 – Jan 07

Hotel Kakslauttanen—half an hour drive from Ivalo Airport—is the perfect location for an exotic holiday experience, far away from the rush and bustle of city life. It has a beautiful location amidst the untouched Lapp wilderness, 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Far away from city lights, the place is excellent for viewing the aurora borealis, whenever they adorn the dark sky with their colorful waves. Guests will enjoy comfortable lodgings in rustic log cottages, which reflect the traditional Lapp style. There are 40 cottages, 8 Snow Igloos, 53 Glass Igloos, a restaurant with souvenir shopping facilities and two saunas. Each cottage has a peaceful location not too close to the others. This resort provides an exotic holiday experience including an overnight in a glass igloo with comfortable room temperature and panoramic view of the stunning night sky! Here you will experience the true nature of the Arctic winter and still enjoy modern conveniences.

For the adventurous minds there is also a possibility to enjoy the night in an igloo made of snow. Imagine sleeping in a temperature below zero, warm and snug in your padded sleeping bag, breathing in crisp, fresh air. Here you can experience the true nature of the Arctic winter and still enjoy modern conveniences.

* NOTE: Kakslauttanen Resort is open through April 30th. However, by early/mid-April the Spring thaw is setting in and snow conditions deteriorate and Northern Light events become rare due to shorter nights. Accordingly we do not recommend traveling to the area after mid-April.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Finland - Kakslauttanen Igloo Village

Transfer from Ivalo Airport to Kakslauttanen Igloo Village. Overnight in a traditional log cottage with private facilities, kitchenette, fireplace, and a personal sauna! Take the excellent opportunity to try the sauna for the next three nights—it’s an integral part of the Finnish lifestyle.

Log Cottage

Day 02: Kakslauttanen Igloo Village - Arctic Dogsled Safari

Buffet breakfast is served in the beautiful log restaurant, located within walking distance from your accommodation. After breakfast meet a team of friendly husky dogs who are eager to take you on an Arctic dogsled safari! These northern dogs are perfectly suited to the Arctic conditions, and they enjoy pulling the sledge to their hearts' content. Duration of this excursion is 4 hours.

A stop is made to enjoy a picnic lunch in open air. Overnight in log cottage.

Log Cottage

Day 03: Kakslauttanen Igloo Village - Cross-Country Skiing (Optional) - Ice Fishing (Optional)

Breakfast. Today is a day at leisure to relax and enjoy the beautiful, peaceful settings. The more energetic may want to try cross-country skiing or ice-fishing. Overnight in log cottage.

Log Cottage

Day 04: Kakslauttanen Igloo Village - Reindeer Farm - Glass Igloo Night

After breakfast enjoy an excursion to a local reindeer farm, where you will learn about the culture and lifestyle of the local Sami people.  Duration of the excursion: 3 hours. A stop is made to enjoy a picnic lunch/snack in open air. This night will be magical: you’ll spend it in a small Glass Igloo!

The Glass Igloo provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to admire the Northern Lights and millions of stars of the crystal clear sky in a comfortable room temperature. Built from a special thermal glass the temperature inside the igloo always stays at a comfortable level. It also prevents the glass from not getting white frosted, hence keeping the view clear even when the temperature outside drops to under -30°C. Every igloo is equipped with a toilet and luxury beds. Shower facilities in a separate building.

Small Glass Igloo

NOTE: Upgrades are possible to a large Glass Igloo with private shower. Please contact us for a quote.

Day 05: Depart Kakslauttanen Igloo Village - Helsinki

Breakfast followed by transfer to Ivalo Airport for the flight back to Helsinki. Airfare is on own.
 

Additional Information

Price includes:

  • Accommodation for three nights in log cottages in East Village with personal sauna and fireplace (max 4 persons)
  • One night in a small Glass Igloo, double occupancy with private toilet (max 3 persons) NOTE! Shower facilities are in a separate building. Optional upgrade to a large Glass Igloo w/private shower in West Village available on request, fee will apply.
  • Half board (4 breakfasts & 4 dinners)
  • Airport transfers between Ivalo airport and Kakslauttanen by hotel shuttle bus
  • Arctic dogsled safari with picnic lunch
  • Reindeer farm safari with picnic lunch, choice of horse sleigh or snow mobile

NOTE: This is a non-escorted tour. Services of a guide and domestic airfares are not included. A minimum of two (2) passengers are required for the operation of the tour. Daily cleaning of the cottage and change of linen is available at extra cost of EUR 13/USD $14 per person per night paid locally but should be pre-booked.

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2016-17 PRICES | DEPARTURES ON REQUEST

Departure Dates and Information
All departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons and in USD. Departure is a land-only tour based on accommodations in the East Village. Tour space is not guaranteed until booked and confirmed.

Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve supplements apply to nights spent at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. In addition, extra programs - including Christmas and New Year's Eve dinners - are available. Please call or email for a quote.

Third person in extra bed/special child discount! Third adult in extra bed/bunk bed: from $1576. Child (under 12 years) in bunk bed sharing room with 2 adults: from $1113.

Land Only
Price

Single
Supplement

LOW SEASON
November 01 - 27, 2016, January 08 - 19, 2017, &
April 01 - 30, 2017

Cabin/Glass Igloo Rates




$1653 p.p. twin




$651

PEAK SEASON
November 28 - December 22, 2016 & January 20 - March 31, 2017

Cabin/Glass Igloo Rates




$1870 p.p. twin




$651

HOLIDAY SEASON
Christmas & New Year's Season

December 23, 2016 - January 07, 2017



On Request



On Request

Tour Information

Tour Type:Independent Tour / Winter Tour / Northern Lights Tours
Price: from $1870
Duration:5 days
Cities Visited:Kakslauttanen
Departures: January - February - March - April - November - December

Tour Map

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