When it comes to spending an incredible few days enjoying the northern lights and the nature of Lapland, this is one of our most popular Lapland holidays. Located on the Arctic Circle, the Snow Hotel and glass igloos are set amongst fields of snow and miles of pine trees, far enough from the light pollution of nearby Rovaniemi. The glass igloos are part of the Snow Hotel retreat, built each winter housing a variety of rooms, an ice bar and even an ice restaurant.
Your stay in the heated, glass-roofed igloos will provide you with the perfect opportunity to see the northern lights dancing in the night sky - from the comfort of your own bed! This itinerary is packed with excursions including; snowmobiling, ice fishing, and a snowshoe hike, along with dinner on all three days at three different restaurants, and a private sauna and outdoor hot tub experience all at Snow Hotel. Warm weather clothing is also included for the duration of your trip making this Arctic experience the perfect winter getaway for couples and families alike.
Arrive in Rovaniemi and transfer to the Snow Hotel. Collect your warm weather clothing and enjoy a welcome drink and a tour of the hotel - amenities which include; the ice bar, ice restaurant, and snow sauna along with restaurants Kota and Log situated in the main lodge, complete with an inviting feature fireplace. Check-in to your glass-igloo where perhaps you can see the greatest light show on earth - the Aurora Borealis. You won’t miss an opportunity with the Aurora alarm, a night watch person searches the skies as you sleep, and wakes you once any activity is detected.
This evening, a unique evening experience awaits in the form of a private snow sauna session - that’s right a sauna made of snow, where once fully steamed you will not be able to see your hands in front of your face. Also included in this experience is a traditional, Finnish sauna and an outdoor hot-tub under the stars - all for personal use (duration 90 mins). Dinner this evening will be served in the Log Restaurant (D)
Spend the morning participating in a fun Arctic activity which will be memorable for all ages. Transfer to a nearby frozen lake where you learn how to drill a hole through the thick ice and experience some ice fishing (duration 1-1.30hrs). The afternoon enjoy a snow shoe experience heading through a picturesque snow covered forest which includes a hot drink and the opportunity to roast sausages by the fire (duration 2hrs). Dinner this evening will be served in Restaurant Kota (B,D)
Today is snowmobiling day; at noon, a 3 hour safari aboard an electric snowmobile awaits, where you can get closer to nature than ever before riding the silent/zero emissions snow mobiles. This is an exhilarating experience traversing along frozen waters and through snow capped forests. Warm drinks and food served by a campfire caps off this wonderful trip (duration 2-3 hrs). (B,D)
Transfer to Rovaniemi Airport for the return flight to the UK. (B)
* The Snow Hotel is built each year in late December so speak to us about swapping a night in the glass igloo for a night in an ice suite at the Snow Hotel.
This is an example itinerary staying at our favourite glass igloos and snow hotel, accompanied by a guide price. If you would like alternative options, or if you have a higher or lower budget than the guide price, please ring one of our travel specialists on 0207 666 1290 and we can tailor this trip to suit your precise requirements.