Cozy Kakslauttanen, Finland

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Availability : Daily, November-April

Cozy Kakslauttanen, Finland

Highlights Include:

  • Sleeping in a glass igloo under the stars (and hopefully the Northern Lights!)
  • Driving your own team of huskies on a dog sled
  • Northern Lights hunting and reindeer sleigh ride
  • Arctic wilderness exploration by snowmobile
  • Finland’s capital city Helsinki

Photo: Andrea Berkeland/Borton Overseas

Tour Details

From: $3,443 per person | Single supplement from $1,175

7 days

2020/2021 Departures: Daily, November – April

Far away from the city lights, Kakslauttanen is 190 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Spend a night in an igloo made of glass and two nights in a cozy cabin complete with a private sauna! Fall asleep looking at the stars, and perhaps see the Northern Lights!

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Itinerary
This is a sample independent itinerary. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to create an itinerary to meet your preferences.

Day 1Arrive Helsinki, Finland

Upon arrival at the Helsinki Airport, transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of day is at leisure to enjoy the city on your own. Helsinki is uniquely situated on the Baltic Sea, where it has for centuries protected Finland from invaders coming from Russia in the east and Sweden in the west. Built upon this foundation, the city offers both historic sites like the sea fortress Suomenlinna, as well as modern art like the Sibelius Monument and the Kiasma Museum. The series of trams that cover the whole city make navigating simple for visitors. Overnight in Helsinki

Day 2Fly to Lapland | Meals: B D

Make your way independently back to Helsinki airport for your flight to Ivalo, then board the transfer to Kakslauttanen. Enjoy dinner, then you’ll be outfitted with a snowsuit and boots for your time at Kakslauttanen. Suit up, and 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

Day 3 Dog Sledding | Meals: B D

This morning meet some friendly huskies at the kennels and enjoy a two-hour guided dogsledding tour. You will first be shown the basics of dog sledding, then you will set off into the stillness of the Arctic wilderness. Afterward, enjoy a warm drink and learn about the huskies from their handlers. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a walk through the original village of Kakslauttanen, or join a Northern Lights tour. Overnight at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Day 4Snowmobiling and Glass Igloo | Meals: B D

Your morning is at leisure to perhaps sled or enjoy a winter activity independently, or join an optional excursion. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to explore more of the Lapland wilderness by snowmobile! Your two-hour excursion includes a safety briefing, outfitting in proper gear, instruction, about 45-minutes riding through the Finnish countryside, and a coffee break with your guide. The rest of the day is free to do as you wish. Tonight you will sleep 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

Day 5Return to Helsinki | Meals: B

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Helsinki, then independent transfer to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure to enjoy Helsinki. Overnight in Helsinki

Day 6Helsinki | Meals: B

Use your Helsinki 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 7Depart Finland | Meals: B

Independent transfer to the airport for your flight to the US. You may extend your stay in Helsinki or combine this program with a visit to another area of Finland or Scandinavia!

Included
  • Round trip flight Helsinki-Ivalo including government taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Six nights’ accommodation
  • Round trip airport transfers in Ivalo as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Northern Lights Reindeer Sleigh excursion
  • Husky Safari
  • Snowmobiling
  • Fireplace service and box of wood
  • Use of winter clothing while at Kakslauttanen
  • Helsinki Card (24-hours)
Not Included
  • Flights to/from Scandinavia and related taxes
  • Airline fees including meals, seat reservations, and luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Fees for passports
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
Optional Excursions
At extra cost, subject to availability
  • Northern Lights Hunting Excursion – 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 to snowmobile, try ice fishing, and have lunch on Finland’s second largest lake in addition to a visit to the Sámi museum Siida
  • Sampo Ice Breaker Excursion – an extraordinary 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
Notes
Please inquire for details
  • Borton Overseas can assist with international air and other travel arrangements in connection with this program
  • Option to spend nights in a Kelo Glass Igloo (a combination of Glass Igloo and Log Chalet) at extra cost
  • Special programs for Christmas and New Year’s Eve
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