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  • Glass igloo, Northern Lights, Kakslauttanen, Finnish Lapland
  • Glass igloo, Kakslauttanen, Finnish Lapland
  • Glass igloo, Northern Lights, Kakslauttanen, Finnish Lapland
  • Huskies, Gielas Hotel, Saariselka, Finland
  • Huskies, Gielas Hotel, Saariselka, Finland
  • Huskies, Gielas Hotel, Saariselka, Finland
  • Northern Lights, Gielas Hotel, Saariselka, Finland
  • Excursions, Gielas Hotel, Saariselka, Finland
  • Huskies, Gielas Hotel, Saariselka, Finland

Kakslauttanen Northern Lights Break

5-day Tailor-made journey from £1,345 pp incl. flights


Short description

A luxurious four-night Northern Lights viewing break in the winter wonderland of Finnish Lapland


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Off the beaten track | Short break

Start your trip with one night in Hotel Kakslauttanen, where you will check in to a futuristic glass igloo for the night - a fantastic way to experience the Northern Lights. Next, move on to Gielas Hotel Saariselkä - part of Santa's Hotel Tunturi and the superior section of the hotel. Whilst staying in the hotel, there are a multitude of winter activities to experience. Try out cross country skiing, a snowmobile safari, a husky safari, snow shoeing, ice fishing or reindeer safaris. Another highlight of your stay will be the exquisite Lappish cuisine that you'll enjoy at the hotel and local Saariselkä restaurants

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Fly with Finnair to Ivalo via Helsinki, and transfer to Hotel Kakslauttanen. Check in to your private glass igloo, where from November to late March you've a chance of admiring the Northern Lights through a glass ceiling without stepping out into the freezing landscape. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at the hotel's restaurant.

Stay: Hotel Kakslauttanen, Saariselka (Superior)

Meals: D

Day 2
Gielas Hotel Saariselkä

Wake up in a winter wonderland of snow-laden forest, and walk to the log cabin shower building, where you can freshen up before enjoying breakfast in the hotel's restaurant. After breakfast, transfer to Hotel Gielas in central Saariselkä. Part of Santa's Hotel Tunturi, Fielas is the superior section of the hotel. Located in central Saariselkä, you are greeted in the lobby by a blazing log fire and atmospheric wood panelled public area. The hotel is also located near to a cross-country ski track start point, and the ski bus stops outside. 

In the afternoon, take a snowmobile safari around Saariselkä to see the beautiful fell scenery. In the evening, try one of Saariselkä's restaurants to experience some delicious Lappish cuisine, and you'll hopefully see the Northern Lights on your walk back to the hotel. 

Stay: Gielas Hotel (Superior) 

Meals: B

Day 3
Gielas Hotel Saariselkä

After a hearty breakfast, head out into the snowy wilderness to begin your husky safari. The barking of enthusiastic dogs will welcome you to the safari start point. Before departing on your journey, you'll be given some training on how to control the sleds, which you will ride in pairs. The head musher will talk about the life and training of these Arctic animals. Enjoy hot drinks by the campfire, and lunch before heading back to Saariselkä in the afternoon.

In the evening, enjoy a sauna at the hotel before having dinner in Saariselkä.

Stay: Gielas Hotel (Superior)

Meals: B L

Day 4
Gielas Hotel Saariselkä

Today, you're free to enjoy Saariselkä. Try out cross country skiing or take the ski bus to the slopes. Ski rental is available locally in Saariselkä. Alternatively, try one of the many excursions on offer, such as snowshoeing, ice fishing, or reindeer safaris. In the evening, experience one of the many Northern Lights safaris on offer, either by snowmobile, snowshoe, or bus. 

Enjoy a final dinner at the hotel, or locally in one of the atmospheric restaurants in Saariselkä if you'd prefer. 

Stay: Gielas Hotel (Superior) 

Meals: B

Day 5

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home via Helsinki.

Meals: B


Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

5-day Tailor-made journey from £1,345 incl. flights

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