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in Northern Lapland


Husky Safari - Reindeer Safari - Snow mobile Safari - Igloo night

5 days / 4 nights,  Ivalo / Lapland - Saariselkä - Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen


Departures: daily
Nov 01 - Dec 22 / Dec 26,  2005 - April 30, 2006
excluding Christmas Dec 23 - 26, 2005

Winter is a special season in Northern Lapland. The frozen Arctic landscape, the winter darkness, the crackling frost and the clear starry skies with the spectacle of the Aurora Borealis offer visitors a unique experience in the midst of untamed nature. In late winter the sun appears in all its glory, painting the landscape a dazzling white - freshness and warmth to invigorate the traveler. Experience a night in a thermal glass Igloo while watching the Northern Lights from your luxury bed. A reindeer hide and a woolen rug will provide you an excellent insulation against the snow and keep you warm. From Igloo village to Log cabins, Hotel Kakslauttanen in the northern part of Lapland, above the Arctic Circle, will spoil you with traditional Finnish hospitality.
In the Igloo Village there are 20 igloos - also a honeymoon suite igloo - and an Ice Gallery, where you can see ice sculptures made by artist from Lapland. In the Ice Gallery there is also an Ice Chapel for weddings and christenings. In the Ice Bar you can enjoy hot drinks and feast e.g. on King Crayfish.
Our 5-day tour program is action-packed with daily 4-hour safaris into the wilderness and fells of Lapland! Enjoy the many winter activities and adventures, from snow mobile to husky dog sleds, reindeer farms and Sami culture, along with optional Ice fishing, snow sculptures, sleigh rides and downhill or cross country skiing on illuminated ski trails. Join the fairy tale of Lapland; perhaps on clear nights experience the spectacle of the Aurora Borealis, the colorful display of Northern Lights!

Individual arrival at the Ivalo Airport. Transfer by private car to Saariselkä, the traditional ski resort of Northern Lapland north of the Arctic Circle. Saariselkä, one of the best-known winter centers in Finland, is surrounded by unique fell scenery illuminated by the colorful Northern Lights during clear winter nights. Here you can experience the true spirit of Lapland. Enjoy winter holidays with activities such as downhill skiing, snow boarding, cross-country skiing or reindeer and husky sleigh rides. Visit the Sami Museum of the Nature Center of Northern Lapland. Your snow adventure begins with a delicious dinner before your overnight in a cozy first-class log cabin with shower/toilet, kitchenette and fireplace. All the cabins even have their own traditional Finnish sauna.


Buffet breakfast is served in the beautiful log restaurant, located within walking distance from your accommodation. After breakfast you will picked up by car from the hotel and driven to the reindeer farm where all necessary equipment will be provided. This safari requires no skills and the reindeer will do all the work for you as you comfortably relax in your own sleigh. meet a team of friendly husky dogs who are eager to take you on a dogsled adventure. These northern dogs are perfectly suited to harsh Arctic conditions and they enjoy pulling the sledge to their hearts' content. You will be provided with the necessary outer thermal suit, gloves and hat. Meet your very own team of six Husky dogs. Take a lesson on how to drive the sledge and also how to observe all the important hand signals, as given by your tour leader. Each team consists of six dogs, you as the driver, and your passenger, who is comfortably seated in the wooden sledge. A stop is made to enjoy a picnic lunch over an open fire in a wooden teepee. Duration of the excursion is 4 hours. Overnight in your comfortable log cabin.

After breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up by car from the hotel and driven to the reindeer farm. Here all necessary equipment will be provided. This safari requires no skills and the reindeer will do all the work for you as you comfortably relax in your own sleigh. The excursion lasts for 4 hours and includes a hot lunch in a reindeer herdsman's hut. Enjoy the wonderful opportunity to learn about the Sami people, the indigenous population of Lapland, their traditions, culture and way of life. Overnight in the log cabin.

Buffet breakfast at the restaurant. Today our snow- mobile safari takes you to the small ski village of Saariselkä, about 10 km away. Private transfer by car from the hotel to the safari office, where you will receive full equipment including thermal suit, boots, socks, gloves, balaclava and helmet. An all-important lesson follows. The safari trail begins with a drive up to the beautiful fell of Kaunispää, 436m above sea level, from where you will have the most stunning views over the surrounding area.
The trail then continues through the beautifully mystical forest. During the 4-hour safari enjoy lunch cooked over an open fire in a wilderness hut. Two persons will share one snow- mobile and take turns in driving. You may request one snow mobile for sole occupancy at a supplementary cost.

There is a real arctic experience in store for you tonight, as you have a rare opportunity to sleep in a Glass Igloo. The igloos have been built from a very special thermo glass and if you are lucky, you might marvel at the amazing northern lights and the millions of stars. Optionally, you can choose to spend the night in an igloo made out of snow. Reindeer hides and woolen rugs along with down sleeping bags will keep you warm. The temperature inside the igloo varies between minus 3 and minus 6 degrees Centigrade, but the padded sleeping bags would keep you warm even at much lower temperatures. The log cabin is also available should you prefer not to stay the night in an igloo.

Please note: Each snow mobile driver must have a valid drivers license!

After breakfast transfer to the Ivalo Airport. Your winter adventure in Lapland has come to an end.

Additional nights at Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen and/or Helsinki available

Christmas and New Years is a special time in Lapland, and the hotel is celebrating the festivities with special activities and programs. Please inquire about special Christmas and New Years programs.


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Departure Dates

Unique Igloo Escape, 5 days

Daily, Nov 01 - Dec 22 / Dec 26,  2005- April 30, 2006


Prices in US Dollars

Per person in double room


Single Supplement

on request

Children under 12 years, sharing with 2 adults


Supplement for a single snowmobile





  • Transfers from/to Ivalo Airport by private car & driver

  • 1 night in a Glass Igloo

  • 3 nights in cozy log cabins with sauna & fireplace

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily

  • 3 x Luncheons on Safaris

  • 4 x Dinners

  • 4-hour Dogsled Safari with picnic lunch

  • 4-hour Reindeer Safari with lunch in a reindeer herder's hut (no skills required)

  • Visit to Reindeer Farm

  • 4-hour snowmobile Safari with lunch in a wilderness hut (drivers license required)

  • Qualified guide on safaris

  • Taxes & services

Not Included

  • International airfare & Airport taxes

  • Flights to/from Ivalo

  • Fee for one-person snowmobile

  • Downhill ski equipment and lift fee

  • Gratuities

  • Personal insurance / personal items

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • $ 25 Service fee

Please note

Additional nights at Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen and/or Helsinki available.

Each driver must have a valid drivers license to operate a snow mobile.
Two persons share one snowmobile and take turns in driving.
Sole occupancy at a supplementary cost of USD 40.

Please note: This a non-escorted tour. Guide service is not included.
Minimum of 2 participants required to operate this tour

Add-ons: Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Helsinki and/or Kakslauttanen

  • Additional activities at the hotel

  • Day-Excursion to Icebreaker Sampo, Kemi

  • St. Petersburg Art & Ballet tour

  • Silja Line Cruise, Helsinki - Stockholm

List of Hotels

Night 1, 2 & 3

Hotel Kakslauttanen

Saariselkä / Finland


Night 4

Kakslauttanen Glass Igloo

Saariselkä / Finland


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