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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!