Journey beginning and ending at Ivalo, Scandinavia
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
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.
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.
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)