Winter in an Igloo Village

Winter fun with a night in a snow or glass igloo
5 days
Nov - Apr
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Stay in a log cabin and a Glass or Snow Igloo, at Kakslauttanen, Northern Finland, located in the remote and beautiful Saariselka fell area of Urho Kekkonen National Park. There are many different activities on offer, with something for everyone to enjoy. At night, you may even see the Aurora Borealis as it lights up the night sky.

This tour is not offered for travel between 18 December and 28 December 2017.

Day 1  Ivalo – Kakslauttanen
Transfer from Ivalo airport to the Hotel & Igloo Village, for 3 nights in a log cabin with private facilities, kitchenette, fireplace & sauna and one night in a Glass or Snow Igloo. 

Day 2  Husky Safari
After an introduction and safety briefing, start out on a 4 hour guided, dog-sledding safari. Experience the wonders of winter nature as you travel over snowy tracks & through forests. Lunch is served before returning to the village. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 3  Day at Leisure
Day at leisure. There are some fantastic optional activities including a snow shoe excursion, visiting Santa’s Resort,  horse-sleigh ride or horse back rides, more dog sledding, snow tank rides, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling,  ice-fishing or a visit to the Sampo Ice Breaker in Kemi. Plus there are evening Northern Lights hunts by horse or reindeer drawn sleighs, by dog sled or snowmobile. 

Day 4  Reindeer Safari and Farm Visit & Overnight Glass or Snow Igloo
Transfer to a local reindeer farm for a 4hr safari, including an exciting sleigh ride. Learn of the Sami peoples’ traditions & ways of life, before lunch is served in a herdsman’s hut. Return to the village, where there is also an Ice Gallery, Ice Bar and Ice Chapel. Overnight in a Snow Igloo (from January to March only) or a  Glass Igloo- a truly different experience! 

Snow Igloos: ice lights illuminate the igloo; thermal sleeping bag, wool socks, and a hood are provided. Inside temperature is minus 3 to minus 6°C. Please note there is no electricity or water in the Snow Igloo and bathroom and luggage facilites are in a nearby building. Children under 8 years are not permitted to stay in the Snow Igloo and the igloos are not constructed each year until late December.

Glass Igloos: as you lay in comfort and gaze up through the glass roof, you might you see the amazing Aurora Borealis. Room temperature inside. Each igloo has a small bathroom.

Day 5  Kakslauttanen – Ivalo
Enjoy a morning sauna, before transferring to Ivalo Airport. If you have a flight later today, there may be time for an optional activity, before your hotel-airport transfer. 

Departures daily: November - April 

This tour is not offered for travel between 18 December and 28 December 2017.

Includes: Return transfers Ivalo Airport/hotel; 3 nights in small log cabin; 1 night in snow or small glass igloo; daily breakfast and dinner; luggage assistance reception/cabin; daily cleaning; 1 firewood service; 4 hr dog sled safari including light lunch; 4 hour Reindeer Safari and Farm Visit including light lunch. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Excludes: Optional activities

* add extra nights or more excursions.

* 2 persons share the driving of each snowmobile. Children sit in a sled pulled by the guide's snowmobile. Otherwise, children over 130cm in height can sit on the snowmobile driven by a parent. Adults can  drive solo, for a supplemetary charge. All drivers must have a valid driver's license.

* 2 persons share the driving of each husky sled. Children sit in a sled pulled by the guide's husky team.

* The guide has the final discretion as to who may drive, who must be a passenger and who must sit in the guide's sled.

* Snow Igloos are built each year from snow and ice and are therefore only available from January to March, cold weather permitting! Children under 9 years are not permitted to stay in a Snow Igloo

* the order of the excursions and the day of your stay in an Igloo may alter depending on your dates of travel

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2951.00
Single AUD$ 4184.00

ncludes: Return transfers Ivalo Airport/hotel; daily breakfst and dinner from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5;  3 nights in log cabin; 1 night in snow or glass igloo; daily breakfast and dinner; luggage assistance reception/cabin; daily cleaning; 1 firewood service; 4 hr dog sled safari including light lunch; 4 hour Reindeer Safari and Farm Visit including light lunch.

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