Finland: Igloo Village and Northern Lights Tour
Spend a thrilling night in an igloo
Located far above the Arctic Circle in Northern Finland lies the enchanting resort of Kakslauttanen, home to the incredible Igloo Village where the Northern Lights are often spotted. Set amongst pristine forest and scenic fells, the Kakslauttanen Igloo Village comprises a handful of cosy log cabins and several igloos, some of which are made from thermal glass so you can gaze up at the night sky from the comfort of your bed. On one of the nights during your holiday you will get the opportunity to sleep in one of these igloos for a night to remember. Thermal sleeping bags and insulating reindeer hides are provided in the snow igloos to keep you warm throughout the night.
During the daytime in Kakslauttanen you can choose from a selection of exciting snow-based activities such as snowmobiling, reindeer safaris, dog sledding, snowshoeing, ice swimming and cross country skiing. At night time, keep a watchful eye on the skies because if conditions are favourable, you could be treated to a spectacular display from Aurora Borealis, flooding the darkness with an eerie yet mesmerising glow. The Igloo Village and Northern Lights offer fascinating experiences, and this short break to Kakslauttanen lets you combine the two, making an unforgettable holiday.
Day 1 - Arrive in Kakslauttanen
From the airport transfer to the village of Kakslauttanen, home of the wonderful Igloo Village where the Northern Lights are frequently spotted. Tuck into a delicious dinner and settle into your cosy log cabin for the night.Meals included:Dinner
Days 2 to 3 - Fun in the Snow
Over the course of these two days you can pick and choose your favourite activities from a selection of many.
Take a short journey to a local husky farm and see how these lovable dogs are trained and cared for. After a brief training session and a few practice runs, set off on an exhilarating dog sled safari with your guide and the other guests. See beautiful snowy scenery as you are whisked along by the eager huskies.
After receiving instructions and the necessary equipment, you have time to familiarise yourself with the controls before setting off on a journey along scenic tree-lined trails. The feeling of being in control of your own snowmobile is thrilling and it’s so easy that even total beginners can master the technique quickly. Please note, only those who possess a driving licence can drive the snowmobiles.
For those who prefer things to be a little slower paced, the reindeer safari is an ideal way to explore the scenery that surrounds the Igloo Village where the Northern Lights frequently adorn the skies. Learn about reindeer husbandry at the farm and soak up the knowledge about the local flora and fauna from your expert guide as you ride through the wilderness.
In addition to these tempting tours, there are other things you can do during your holiday at Kakslauttanen. You might be brave enough to try ice swimming where you can plunge into a hole cut into the frozen lake, or perhaps indulge your artistic side and carve sculptures out of blocks of ice. There is also downhill and cross country skiing nearby, and you can trek through the wilderness using the ancient method of snowshoeing.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Departure
Short but definitely sweet, your Igloo Village and Northern Lights holiday concludes today. Transfer to the airport after breakfast for your homeward bound journey.Meals included:Breakfast
- Return flights from London Heathrow
- Two nights' accommodation in a log cabin equipped with own sauna and firepalce
- One nights' accommodation in a glass igloo
- Half board (breakfast & dinner daily)
- A choice of any two of three possible four-hour excursions on days two and three, choosing between:
- Reindeer Safari
- Snowmobile Tour
- Husky Safari
- Travel Insurance
- Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing
- Child prices are based on children aged 4-11