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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

ABOUT

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is a unique stay in the Finnish Lapland. This resort is located in Saariselkä, Finland where you can experience an Arctic Summer, Fall, or Winter in the comfort of your own personal igloo.

WHEN TO VISIT

If you’re looking for the snowy-igloo experience, then the late fall and winter is the time for you to visit Kakslauttanen. The days become short- much shorter than what you might be used to for winter days, but there will be snow aplenty.

Winter

  • Husky Safari
  • Reindeer Safari
  • Snowmobile Safari
  • Snow Tank Safari
  • Horse Riding, Sleigh Rides
  • Aurora Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Icebreaker Cruise

Summer

  • Gold Panning
  • Husky Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Lemmenjoki River Cruise
  • Day trip to Inari
  • Midnight Sun
  • Northern Norway
  • Hiking
  • ATV Safari
  • Mushroom and Berry Foraging
  • Canoeing, Whitewater Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking

Autumn

  • Horse Safari
  • Gold Panning
  • Husky Hiking
  • Lemmenjoki River Cruise
  • Mushroom and Berry Foraging
  • ATV Safari
  • Canoeing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Aurora Hunting
ACCOMODATIONS

Glass Igloos
The glass igloos are the main attraction at Kakslauttanen. View the starry night skies (and hopefully the northern lights!) from the comfort of bed in a heated glass igloo. In two-person igloos, toilets are located in the igloo but showers and saunas are in nearby buildings. In four-person igloos, both toilet and shower are present. You can book your stay in one of these from August 24th until the end of April!

Kelo-Glass Igloos
These kel0-glass igloos are a combined log cabin and glass igloo. They sleep up to six people and come with amenities such as a sauna, fireplace, kitchenette, and bedroom.

Log Chalets
Cozy up in one of the log chalets at Kakslauttanen, which sleep 1-10 people and come with their own sauna. These chalets are made from kelo pines, which is a material exclusive to Lapland. The kelo pines are pinewood trees that have grown exceptionally slow due to the cold Arctic temperatures, and this causes an especially high timber density and are resistant to many environmental changes.

Snow Igloo
Forget the glass igloo- spend a night in an actual snow igloo!

Traditional House
Calling all history buffs: this is a chance to stay in a piece of Finnish war history. (Read more about the Traditional House’s history, here). This historic cabin is fully restored, sleeps two and has its own sauna.

Gold Digger’s Chalets
Stay down by the river in one of Kakslauttanen’s Gold Digger Chalets. It’s a bit further from the restaurant and activity sites than some of the other lodging accommodations, but there is a kick sled that will quickly get you to your destination.

DINING

Kelo Restaurant
West Village Aurora Restaurant
Santa Claus Celebration House (groups, book in advance)
Korsu “the Underground Restaurant” (groups, book in advance)
Smoke Sauna Restaurant (groups, book in advance)

So, if you find yourself seeking a remote location to thrust yourself into the elements while simultaneously enjoying luxury, Fogo Island Inn is just the place for you. To get a more in-depth view of what your stay could look like, browse through the inn’s website and watch their episode of Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby on Netflix.

GETTING THERE

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort will provide transportation to and from Ivalo Airport- so long as you notify/book their transfer in advance!

HOW TO BOOK

Rates starting at € 313 Euros. Click here for booking!

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Designer Apartment in the Heart of Stockholm

Entire condominium hosted by Inger | Stockholm, Sweden

5 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath

What People Are Saying

SHIRLYNN

Inger’s apartment was absolutely gorgeous. It was more spacious than pictured in the photos, tastefully decorated, and immensely comfortable. Any amenity we could have possibly needed was available to us in her compendious apartment. Inger’s hospitality was also very thoughtful, as she called us a taxi to and from the airport, and gave detailed instructions on when and where to meet our driver. One of the best AirBnB experiences I’ve had this year (and I’ve had very many)!

LOUISE

What an amazing place to stay, stylish, comfortable, spacious, light and homely! It really was amazing! It was such a treat to come back to after a day of exploring Stockholm. It was equipped with everything you needed ( the kitchen was incredible! ) and was very close to good restaurants, cafés and food shops. It was in a lovely area within 15 / 20 mins walk of the centre. We walked to most places and hired bikes for getting further afield. We loved the terrace at the back which was great for breakfast and evening drinks. I highly recommend this apartment. Inger was an excellent host, replying quickly to any questions and was really helpful with organising reasonably priced taxis from the airport. We really appreciated the welcome pack of food and drink and this meant we had a few supplies the first day we arrived weary from travel. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and are planning to use it again when next in Stockholm. Thanks, Inger for making us so welcome and for being such a great host.

ROB

Inger is a great example of what Airbnb means by “superhost.” Her hospitality, local knowledge, and descriptions are all excellent, and her home is a wonderful place to stay in Stockholm. It’s about a 25-30 minute walk to the waterfront, along safe, interesting streets (which means the walk often becomes an adventure in itself). That means you will have to take a bus or hike a bit to get into Gamla Stan, Djurgarden, etc — but the advantage is you are away from the tourist crowds and living among the locals….which is the whole point. The space is excellent and perfectly laid out for 2-3 adult guests or a family of 4, with a master suite “wing” (bedroom, full bath, and office) which can be closed off from the rest of the house. The building is older, which means thick walls and superb ventilation from many windows, and the bedroom windows all look out on a large, lovely courtyard shared by several buildings, which is completely quiet at night (although some mornings a school or child care goes out to play around 0830, which is fun to see). There is a delightful antique cage elevator right outside in the hallway which makes access to the third floor home easy and quick (although we usually took the beautiful and roomy marble winding staircase instead). Peter is a gourmet chef and the kitchen shows it — very well laid out and every possible implement comes ready to hand. We enjoyed picking up produce from the local markets (it was chanterelle mushroom season, mmm) and cooking our dinners in the house after spending the expected fortune on Swedish restaurants for lunch. There is a major t-bana stop only ten minutes walk down Odengatan which provides access to the whole city, including airport and central train station transfers, and a beautiful (and architecturally significant) library to be seen along the walk. This is truly a fantastic base from which to explore the city, and we couldn’t have wished for a better host.

JACQUELINE

Inger and Peter’s apartment was incredible and exceeded our expectations! It was such a comfortable space with every facility available and was so very clean and spotless. The apartment is beautifully decorated and artworks adorn every corner and this was so very pleasing. The position is absolutely ideal for getting around Stockholm and the ‘eat-street‘ is just out the front door. Inger and Peter were perfect hosts and for this we thank them.

MICHAEL

We loved the apartment, so much space, very comfortable – inside it was very clean and with cool art on the walls was a really fun place to stay in. Everything was without fault – the showers had good pressure, the bathroom had heated flooring, the bedding was comfortable, there were towel dressing gowns provided which was amazing. As Stockholm is very expensive, we cooked in on two night and the kitchen had everything we needed; plus the dinning room was very smart. There was a coffee machine with fresh ground coffee that was great for our morning fix. Just by the apartment was an amazing French restaurant, Belzac – that we had a slap up meal in. We mainly took Uber (taxi) around town – which we found to be the cheapest form of transport; but there was a bus stop very close; we had nice weather during our stay and walked from apartment to the center of town and onto Gamla Stan, which took about 20 minute but was really interesting as we explored the buzzy shops and cafes. All in all this AirBnb was wonderful and make our trip to Stockholm very memorable.

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Loft Calme Dans Un Ancien Atelier d’Artiste

Entire loft hosted by Francesca & Matthieu | Paris, Île-de-France, France

4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath

What People Are Saying

POLLY

This beautiful flat is the best we have experienced in years of various sorts of international rentals. The place is exceptionally well designed, very elegantly appointed, every tool for comfort is available without clutter or difficulty. We enjoyed the thoughtful communications from our hosts. Sure do hope to stay here again! THANK YOU!!

MOLLY

Matthieu & Francesca’s place is just wonderful. The location is amazing, close to the metro and easy to get to from Charles de Gaulle. The flat itself is great – a very comfortable bed and an extremely comfortable sofa bed. They were very kind and provided us with fresh sheets and towels. The apartment is naturally lit with huge windows and is perfect for relaxing in after a day in Paris. The area is good with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops on the door step. Matthieu made checking in really easy and he was very thorough when showing me around the apartment. He was communicative throughout our stay, we couldn’t have wished for better.

GHEE

Cute loft in a super cool old building. Big windows for some bright sunshine. Steps away from the metro and the beautiful Luxembourg gardens. Nearby the port royal RER for easy CDG travel. Amenities were plenty and communication was clear and efficient and the check-in process was smooth and easy. Overall, we loved the place and wish we spent more time there! Thanks for the lovely stay 🙂

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Central Nordic Design Penthouse

Entire serviced apartment hosted by Bob | Helsinki, Finland

5 guests · 1 bedroom · 3 beds · 1 bath

What People Are Saying

ALICIA

We enjoyed a week in this fabulous apartment and didn’t want our time in Helsinki to end! The neighborhood is wonderful – cafes, parks and restaurants. Kaffa and Levain should not be missed! Also very convenient to have Alepa grocery just around the corner. Very walkable to anywhere in Helsinki. The 5th floor penthouse was perfectly appointed, spacious and quiet. Will definitely stay here again in future!

GLEB

I stayed in Bob’s place with great pleasure. Communication and check-in were perfect. Host thought out lots of pleasant things for guests, which create mood of comfort and care. You are welcome here! The main impression I want to share is – interior space. Bright, open-plan space of the attic floor is amazing. Author of interior did not just hide engineering communications behind central columns, but created real sculptural volumes from them. Two vertical elements, highlighted in light-gray against white walls, play a major theme in the interior. Having a contrast shape to orthogonal geometry of surroundings, cut with smooth curves, the central elements create a combined flowing space around them. Going around these interior dominants (by eight in the plan), you do not notice boundaries of individual zones, feel unity and harmony of space. Same time each of individual zones have it’s own mood and degree of spatial privacy. Bob, thanks for an opportunity to have experience of living in such interior space!

CATHERINE

It was a lovely apartment that was very tastefully decorated, and we had a very comfortable stay for 3 nights while traveling in Helsinki. Coffee & tea were available for guests – definitely a welcome touch especially after traveling for hours! The apartment came with a fully equipped kitchen which was useful when we wanted to heat up food/prepare some meals instead of eating out. There’s a wonderful bakery called Levain that’s just down the road as well which we would recommend. Overall, would definitely recommend Bob’s apartment to whoever wants a cosy and warm “home away from home” to stay in while in Helsinki.