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Northern Lights & Winter Magic

  • Day 1 - Arrive Kakslauttanen and a spectacular night in Glass Igloo
  • Day 2 - Reindeer Safari
  • Day 3 - Nordic skiing and then an evening Snowmobile Safari in search for the Northern Lights
  • Day 4 - Husky Safari
  • Day 5 - Depart to Ivalo airport for your flight onwards

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Departure Information

Journey beginning and ending at Ivalo, Finland

Available: 2018-11-01 to 2018-11-27 starting from $3104 AUD

Available: 2018-11-28 to 2018-12-21 starting from $3535 AUD

Available: 2018-12-27 to 2019-03-31 starting from $3535 AUD

Available: 2019-04-01 to 2019-04-30 starting from $3104 AUD

Overview

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is located high above the Arctic Circle in Northern Finland. Surrounded by stunning scenery you will stay in your private Log Cabin with its own sauna and fireplace, enjoy winter activities and have the chance to see the Northern Lights.

This is a rustic wilderness experience in the remote forests of northern Finland, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. During your stay you will go on a Husky Safari, visit a Reindeer Farm, go cross-country skiing and experience the magical winter evening on a snowmobile.

One of the highlights on this trip is a night under the Northern Lights in a Glass Igloo. Read more about what staying in a glass igloo is like here.

Our tours stay in the new West Village side of the resort. Our Nordic+ option stays in the Kelo Glass Igloo Log Cabins for the entire 4 nights.

See all our Northern Lights tours here.

Day 1 – Arrive Kakslauttanen and a spectacular night in Glass Igloo

Fly to Ivalo airport, located about 250km north of the Arctic Circle. Upon arrival at Ivalo airport, transfer to Hotel Kakslauttanen. Check in to your Glass Igloo where you will be spending the first night of the tour.

Dinner at hotel then get ready for your night in under the stars – and hopefully the Northern Lights.

Glass Igloo provides one of a kind opportunity to admire the Northern Lights and millions of stars of the crystal clear sky in a comfortable room temperature. Built from a special thermal glass the temperature inside the Igloo always stays at a normal level. It also prevents the glass from not getting white frosted, hence keeping the view clear even when the temperature outside drops to under -30°C. Standard igloos are equipped with a toilet, but no shower. There is an upgrade option to a large igloo with a shower.

Day 2 – Reindeer Safari

Breakfast at hotel.

After breakfast, head out on a reindeer safari. We will visit a traditional Sami Village and enjoy a reindeer sleigh ride.

In the afternoon, check in to your private Log Cabin. Each of these traditional rustic wilderness cabins is equipped with a fireplace, shower/toilet, kitchenette and own sauna. The cabins are located far enough apart from each other so that each one has its own peaceful outdoor area.

Dinner at hotel.

Day 3 – Nordic skiing and then an evening Snowmobile Safari in search for the Northern Lights

Breakfast at hotel.

This morning, meet your instructor for a short lesson in Nordic Skiing. You will have the ski equipment for 24 hours so you can practice these new skills through out the day.

If you prefer something else, you can choose other optional activities such as horse riding or ice fishing safari and pay the difference.

Dinner at hotel, then get dressed warmly for the ‘Search for the Northern Lights’.

After dinner you will venture out on snowmobiles in search of the Northern Lights. Come and experience an exotic Arctic evening by driving through snow-covered forests and over treeless fells. With a little luck, if the sky is clear, the moon, stars and even the Northern Lights may show you the way. Hot drinks will be served during the trip.

Day 4 – Husky Safari

After breakfast, get ready for today’s husky safari – an unforgettable journey through breathtaking winter scenery.

On arrival to the husky farm we will provide you with a warm outer thermal suit, gloves and hat and then we will present your very own husky team. You will be given a lesson on how to drive the sledge and how to observe important hand signals given by your leader.

Each team consists of about six dogs, you, the driver, and your passenger, who is comfortably seated in the wooden sledge. The driver and the passenger can change places during the safari.

Dinner at the hotel. After dinner you can join one of the optional Northern Lights safaris such as Northern Lights Hunt by Snowcrawler, Horse Carriage – ask us for options if you are interested.

Day 5 – Depart to Ivalo airport for your flight onwards

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Ivalo airport.

Inclusions:

  • Standard: 3 nights in a traditional log cabin with its own fireplace and sauna + 1 night in a Glass Igloo
  • Nordic+: 4 nights in Kelo Glass Igloo Log Cabin
  • 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Return transfer between Ivalo airport and Kakslauttanen
  • Winter clothing for the entire stay (thermal overall, boots, warm hat & gloves)
  • Reindeer Safari (2 hrs total, approx. 40 minutes sledding)
  • Husky safari (2 hrs)
  • Nordic Ski lesson (with ski equipment for 24 hours)
  • Aurora snowmobile safari in the evening (3 hrs)
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees

Exclusions:

Flights, meals other than specified, items of personal nature, beverages, additional activities such as icefishing, horse riding, winter carting, overnight safaris and Santa’s Resort Visit.

Enquiries

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