Winter in Finnish Lapland has a unique charm and atmosphere that reflects the beauty of one of Scandinavia's most scenic regions. Along with superb skiing on uncrowded, beginner-friendly slopes, you'll also find a whole host of activities and attractions, from husky sledding to Northern Lights hotels. On this tour, you'll spend a night in an igloo-style room at Snow Village in the town of Lainio. It's then followed by two action-packed days of thrilling winter adventures from your base at Hotel Levi Panorama, set within striking distance of Finland’s Lappish highlights.
Snow Village & Levi
Day by day itinerary
Day 1 » UK/Snow Village
Fly to Kittilä and transfer to the Snow Village, a magical world in the western corner of Finnish Lapland that changes shape, size and design each winter. The hotel's rooms and suites are built anew each winter by some of Europe's most talented ice sculptors. It's all complemented by a warm subterranean area with bathroom facilities, a toasty fireplace, an ice restaurant and cocktail bar, a chapel, and a gallery's worth of striking frozen art. Enjoy a welcome drink and a tour of the hotel before tucking into a three-course meal of Lappish delicacies. Then, at bedtime, snuggle into a warm sleeping bag in your frozen suite, surrounded by dragons and direwolves, to enjoy a truly unique experience.
Stay: Snow Village, Finland
Days 2-3 » Levi
Wake up to hot berry juice and a buffet breakfast at the cosy Log Restaurant before your transfer to Hotel Levi Panorama. With a location close to some of Finnish Lapland's most popular ski slopes, you'll be perfectly placed to enjoy a wide range of optional winter, which you'll enjoy over two action-packed days. Perhaps combine morning cross-country skiing with a husky safari or reindeer sleigh ride, or join an evening snowmobile adventure through snow-laden forests in search of the Northern Lights.
Day 4 » Depart for UK
After breakfast, transfer to Kittilä for your flight home.
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