Night in an Igloo Under the Northern Lights in Finland
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
5 days / 4 nights available November 01, 2018 – April 15, 2019* (on request)
from $2243 per person double (Land Only)
* Christmas & New Year’s eve supplements apply, see below
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is the perfect location for an exotic holiday experience: far away from the rush and bustle of city life, its beautiful location amidst the untouched Lapland wilderness is 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle—a prime region for viewing the breathtaking Northern Lights as they paint the night sky. Guests here enjoy a wide range of fantastic accommodations, from Lapp-style cottages to snow igloos, glass igloos, and an entirely new concept: the Kelo glass igloo, a combination of log cabin and glass igloo. Multiple saunas, two restaurants with souvenir shopping facilities, Santa’s Celebration House, a reindeer farm, a Snow Chapel, and more round out the amazing Arctic winter atmosphere. This is one winter vacation you’ll never forget!
NOTE: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is open through April 30th. However, by early/mid-April the spring thaw sets in, 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.
Day 01: Arrive Finland - Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Transfer from Ivalo Airport to Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. 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.
Day 02: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - 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 including transfer time.
A stop is made to enjoy a picnic lunch in open air. Overnight in log cottage.
Day 03: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - 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.
Day 04: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - Reindeer Farm - Glass Igloo Night
After breakfast enjoy an excursion to a local reindeer farm via snow mobile, where you will learn about the culture and lifestyle of the local Sami people. Duration of the excursion: 4 hours, including transfer time. A stop is made to enjoy a picnic lunch/snack in open air. This night will be magical: you’ll spend it in a 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, see below for supplement.
Day 05: Depart Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - Helsinki
Breakfast followed by transfer to Ivalo Airport for the flight back to Helsinki. Airfare is on own.
- 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 (max 5 persons) available on request, $39 per person 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, 4 hrs. including transfers. 2 persons sharing
- Reindeer farm safari with picnic lunch, by snow mobile-4 hrs. including transfers. 2 persons sharing
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 $16 per person per night paid locally but should be pre-booked. Upgrades to other accommodations, including those in the West Village, are available (please call).
2018-19 STARTING 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, with upgrades to West Village available (please call). Tour space is not guaranteed until booked and confirmed.
There is a supplement for the Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve dinner programs. Adult supplement: $173 (Christmas); $204 (New Year's). Child under 12 supplement: $143 (Christmas); $163 (New Year's).
Third person in extra bed/special child discount! Third adult in extra bed/bunk bed: from $1937. Child (under 12 years) in bunk bed sharing room with 2 adults: from $1344.