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Cozy Kakslauttanen, Finland 2017/2018

Glass Igloos at night

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Location:

Helsinki, Finland

Starting Price:

$3,359

Number of Days:

7

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Far away from the city lights, Kakslauttanen is 300 km north of the Arctic Circle. Spend nights in a Finnish cabin complete with a private sauna and in an igloo made of glass. Fall asleep looking at the stars, and perhaps see the Northern Lights! Time in Helsinki is also included so you can experience the Finnish capital.


2017/2018 Departures:  Daily

November 1, 2017-April 30, 2018 - from $3,359 per person

Single supplements from $1,374


Borton Overseas can assist with transatlantic air and other travel arrangements in connection with this program. Please inquire!

Itinerary Details

Helsinki, Finland

Day 1  Arrive Helsinki
Upon arrival in Helsinki, transfer independently into the city center. Check into your hotel and spend the day at leisure. Overnight in Helsinki 

Day 2  Fly to Lapland   B D
Transfer independently to Helsinki airport for your flight to Ivalo in Northern Finland. At the Ivalo airport you will meet your transfer to Kakslauttanen. Check in at reception, then load your luggage on one of the many available toboggans and walk the short distance to your cabin for the next few nights. Head to the main reception for dinner this evening. After dinner, you will be outfitted with a snowsuit and boots for your use during your time at Kakslauttanen. Once you are fully suited up, meet the reindeer for an evening sleigh ride where, hopefully, the Northern Lights will make an appearance. You will stop half-way through and enjoy a warm drink around a roaring fire before heading back. Overnight at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Saariselka

Day 3  Dog Sledding   B D
Enjoy breakfast this morning before meeting your guide for a 2-hour dogsledding tour. You will first be shown the basics of dog sledding, then you will go to the pens to greet the dogs. Board your sled and head out into the stillness of the arctic winter. At the mid-point you will have the opportunity to switch drivers. At the conclusion, have a warm drink and learn about the huskies. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a walk through the original village of Kakslauttanen. Overnight at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Saariselka 

Day 4  Snowmobiling and Glass Igloo   B D
After breakfast, spend the morning at leisure. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to explore the wilderness by snowmobile! After being outfitted with a helmet and safety instruction on driving the snowmobile, you will drive out into the woods for about 2 hours of snowmobiling. After returning, enjoy a warm drink and a treat with your guide. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight you will be sleeping in a glass igloo, the unique Kakslauttanen accommodation that allows for sleeping under the stars or, if you’re lucky, under the northern lights! Overnight at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Saariselka 

Day 5  Return to Helsinki   B
Breakfast at Kakslauttanen this morning before transferring back to the airport for your flight to Helsinki. Upon arrival in Helsinki transfer into the city center. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day sightseeing. Overnight in Helsinki 

Day 6  Helsinki   B
Today use your Helsinki Region Card to explore Finland’s capital city and surrounding area. The Helsinki Card offers free public transit around Helsinki, free or reduced entrance to most museums, discounts at restaurants, and more! Overnight in Helsinki

Day 7  Depart Finland   B
Departure from Helsinki after breakfast. You may extend your stay in Helsinki or combine this program with a visit to another area of Finland or Scandinavia!


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip flight Helsinki-Ivalo including government taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Round trip airport-hotel transfers in Ivalo as per itinerary
  • Aurora Reindeer Sleigh excursion
  • 2-hour Husky Safari
  • 2-hour Snowmobiling excursion
  • Fireplace Service and box of wood
  • Winter clothing while at Kakslauttanen
  • 24-hour Helsinki Region Card

NOTES:

  • Option to spend nights in a Kelo Glass Igloo (a combination of Glass Igloo and Log Chalet) instead of Glass Igloo for supplemental cost, please inquire.
  • Special programs for Christmas and New Year's Eve - please inquire about prices and availability. 

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (at extra cost), subject to availability:

  • Aurora Hunting - travel by Husky, Horse Sleigh, Snowmobile or Snow Tank to search for the Northern Lights.
  • Nordic Skiing/Snowshoeing Lessons - an introduction to the traditional way of getting around Lapland.
  • Day Trip to Lake Inari  - transfer to Inari and snowmobile on Finland's second largest lake. Try ice fishing, have lunch and visit the Sami museum Siida.
  • Sampo Ice Breaker Excursion - an extraordinatry cruise in the Gulf of Bothnia where you'll have the opportunity to don a dry suit and take a dip in the arctic waters.
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