Home to Lapland’s unique igloo village, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort lies high above the Arctic Circle in the heart of the Lappish wilderness. Spend three nights in this winter wonderland, exploring the glistening white landscapes by husky sled, snow tank and reindeer. After dark perhaps search for the magical northern lights on a thrilling reindeer sled safari or from the comfort of your very own glass-domed igloo.
Fly to Ivalo and transfer to Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. Check in to a secluded log cabin and spend the evening relaxing by the roaring fire or dining at one of the resort’s two Lappish restaurants. For those bold enough to brave the elements, head to one of Kakslauttanen’s five smoke saunas before jumping into the frozen river for a truly energising Finnish experience. (D)
Today enjoy two excursions from Kakslauttanen Resort to explore the wilderness in true Lapland style. Enjoy a 2-hour Husky Safari experience from one of the two large husky farms next door to Kakslauttanen. Soon after a brief introduction to the art of mushing you will be sledding through the Arctic wilderness with your own team of dogs. Enjoy a relaxing 2-hour reindeer safari into the wilderness with local reindeer herders. After dark, perhaps hire skis or snowshoes and head out into the Arctic wilderness in search of the incredible aurora borealis. (B,D)
Today take a journey across the snowy fells wrapped up in an enclosed panoramic sleigh, pulled by our unique snow tank. Or perhaps fulfil your childhood dreams with a visit to Santa’s home at Kakslauttanen’s festively-decked grotto, complete with elves and reindeer. Understandably the man himself is pretty busy during the winter months – be sure to pre-book a Santa visit in advance. After dark, perhaps consider an evening reindeer sled safari or horseback ride in search of the swirling northern lights. Relax in the warmth of the resort’s glass igloo bar before spending the night in a glass igloo watching the starry night sky from the comfort of your reclining bed. (B,D)
Transfer back to Ivalo airport for the return flight to the UK. (B)