Fly direct to Ivalo, in the far north of Finnish Lapland, to spend three nights at the Star Arctic hotel, newly opened in December 2017, sat atop Kaunispää mountain in Saariselkä. Beautifully constructed, these wooden and glass suites combine Scandinavian design with an appreciation for the stunning natural surroundings. With glass-fronted rooms and living areas, each private suite overlooks the wilderness and enjoys uninterrupted views of the northern lights after sunset. Speak to a Regent Specialist about booking additional excursions to experience the best of the Lappish winter, from snowshoeing, husky safari, snowmobiling and reindeer trips.
Fly direct to Ivalo, Finland, from London Gatwick and transfer to Star Arctic Hotel. Check in to your scenic view suite for three nights. (D)
A dogsled experience is an absolute must do activity for visitors to Lapland. During this exciting safari you will be driven to the husky farm where you’ll get to know the adorable huskies and their puppies. Before setting out on your dogsled ride there will a brief instruction on how to drive or “mush” the sledge and then you will be off dashing through the magical Lappish wilderness.
This evening hunt for the elusive aurora borealis by snowmobile. Experience the true magical moment and feeling as you gaze upon the arctic sky while it is filled with the colourful glow of the northern lights (B, D).
During this reindeer safari you may feel and experience the authentic Sami culture and ways of life, told and shown by the local herder. Travelling in a traditional Lappish sleigh, you can be a part of the quiet and tranquil winter world around you (B, D).
* please speak to us about upgrading to a suite with sauna or a glass cabin.
This is an example itinerary containing some of our favourite activities staying in Star Arctic 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.