In Finnish Lapland the sun never sets between mid-May and early August, making it the ideal spot for nature enthusiasts who can’t get enough of the great outdoors. Enjoy a short summer break at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort situated right next to Urho Kekkonen National Park, one of Finland’s largest natural conservation areas – an ideal spot for hiking and trekking.
Fly to Ivalo via Helsinki, transfer to Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort for three nights and check into the secluded log cabin. Ask a Regent Finland Specialist about the option to upgrade to a Gold Digger Cabin.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Lemmenjoki is one of the most beautiful national parks in Lapland, and at 2,850 square kilometers, also the largest. Perhaps pre-book an optional riverboat cruise and discover Ravadas waterfall, visit the local Sami village and listen to local tales of gold mining and reindeer herding over a campfire lunch. In the evening, Regent recommends heading to the top of Kaunispää fell for magnificent views of the surrounding region under the midnight sun. (B)
Enter Urho Kekkonen National Park, one of the best places for trekking in Northern Europe, right behind the Kakslauttanen cabins. This huge expanse covers magnificent fells, broad mires and backwoods, where Reindeer husbandry, hunting and fishing have left their mark in the form of herders’ huts and restored Koltta Sámi settlements. There’s no need to take bottled water on a trek here – the environment is so clean that you can drink straight from the mountain streams. It’s also possible to hire mountain bikes or take optional horse treks to explore the stunning fells surrounding Kakslauttanen. After a day hiking or biking, relax weary muscles in one of the resort’s smoke saunas before jumping off the jetty into the cold river below.
Transfer to Ivalo airport for the flight back to the UK via Helsinki. Speak to a Regent Specialist to add on a city break in Finland’s capital. (B)
4 day tour, from £725 per person
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