Set in 300 private hectares within the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, Octola is one of the world’s most extraordinary eco-luxury lodges, and the perfect spot to be totally immersed in nature in complete privacy. It feels very much off-the-beaten track yet is a convenient 20-minute drive away from Rovaniemi International Airport. For an out-of-this-world arrival, helicopter, reindeer-drawn sleigh and even snowmobile transfers are available.
Accommodation options are entirely flexible, with ten stunning suites divided between two wings, and another two bedrooms housed in the brand-new private villa, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows for sweeping views over the stunning wilderness. Guests can stay by the room, rent one of the wings, or take the entire lodge on an exclusive basis for an out-of-the-ordinary adventure for up to 38 people.
Octola Wilderness Lodge is fully catered and hosted, offering wilderness guides and private chefs to take care of every need. Guests can savour authentic Nordic cuisine showcasing locally sourced ingredients in the comfort of the lodge’s cosy dining room. Or, try cooking classes and sample the eight-course North Pole menu to honour the versatility of Arctic cuisine.
With a wealth of leisure and sporting activities available every season, Octola is a year-round lodge. Finland is magical during the winter months, where blankets of pristine snow make the pine trees sparkle. World-class wilderness guides take guests snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, then herb and berry foraging, white-water rafting and horse riding in the autumn and summer months. There are even husky safaris, wild reindeer tours and private Santa Claus experiences, perfect for families with young children. As Octola is well away from light pollution, there are plenty of clear nights to witness the Northern Lights between August and well into April. For an unforgettable viewing experience, guests can watch the colourful Aurora from the specially designed glass-roof cabin with a double bed.
Contact your Regent Finland specialist today to stay at Octola Private Wilderness.