A glass igloo is one of the most practical, modern and stylish ways to view the Northern Lights, allowing you the opportunity to lie back on your luxurious bed and watch spectacular events unfold from within a cosy bubble. This experience, fabulous skiing and more can be found in sparkling Saariselkä, where the Kakslauttanen glass igloos are situated.
Kakslauttanen Northern Lights Break
Day by day itinerary
Day 1 » Hotel Kakslauttanen
Fly to Ivalo in Finland’s far north, via Helsinki. Today starts with a bang, as you are Immediately transferred to your glass igloo at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, a winter wonderland comprising an igloo village, log cabins, an ice bar and the largest smoke sauna in the world. After a fine Lappish meal, retreat to your igloo to view the stunning aurora through the electrically heated glass.
Day 2 » Saariselkä
After waking up in your bubble, take a leisurely breakfast and transfer to the nearby Gielas Hotel in central Saariselkä, a step away from Finland’s northernmost skiing resort on the Saariselkä fells bordering the beautiful highlands of Urho Kekkonen National Park. Spend the afternoon exploring the rugged upland scenery on a snowmobile, keeping an eye out for some Arctic wildlife as you go. In the evening, tuck in to more lavish Lappish cuisine before retiring to your cosy wood-panelled room.
Day 3 » Saariselkä
Today’s husky safari will live long in the memory. After a cacophonous canine welcome, you’ll be taken through the basics of sled-steering by your guide before hitting the road on a dog-powered Arctic adventure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 » Saariselkä
You have today free to enjoy more of the activities available in Saariselkä. The ski resort offers some of Finland’s best cross-country trails and some downhill slopes too. Or you can step out onto a frozen lake for some ice fishing or take a reindeer safari.
Day 5 » Saariselkä
Transfer to Ivalo airport after breakfast for your return flight via Helsinki.
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