Are you looking for a romantic getaway, a mental detox or simply in a hunt to include more mindfulness into your life? A gem which is pushed into the far up North in Finland, The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is designed in such a way that not only allows you to get all the energy and fun of your special days but directs your focus to take in the exquisite nature and culture in Lapland, starting from personal accommodation.
Like a treasure that is waiting to be discovered, Kakslauttanen’s newly built kelo-glass igloos combine the comforting warmth of their cosy log chalets with the sensational views of their world-famous glass igloos. Sleeping in until six and a private sauna to keep you company, fireplace and a bedroom with an eye-catching glass roof, they’re all made out of Lapland’s unique Kelo pinewood. Breathe in the enchanting beauty of the northern lights and the Lappish wilderness from the comfort of your own, private hideaway.
One of the most remarkable features of Finland is Light. Autumn is a marvellous time for observing Northern Lights. When never-ending sunshine gives way to dim winter, the magnificent aurora lights will appear like magic, further gracing the skies. Kakslauttanen’s organized aurora trips start in late august. You can go aurora chasing with them on horseback or in a horse-drawn carriage. However, based on your preference, you can opt for the other type of horsepower which can get you there just as well on a quad bike.
Autumn is the ideal time for hiking and other engaging outdoor activities. During approximately the first three weeks of September, nature is ablaze in colours of “Ruska” a Finnish word for the autumn leaves season. From August to early October, the forests are filled with mouth-watering mushrooms and berries waiting to be picked and relished, enjoying them on the spot.
If you are planning to visit Finnish Lapland, you may want to review your checklist one more time and ensure that Husky Safari has been mentioned. There are two big husky farms right next door to Kakslauttanen. It won’t take you long to get a feel for steering huskies and before you even know it, you will be experiencing the rush while sledding through the wilderness drawn by these eager and friendly dogs. Free of petrol fumes and rumbling engines- its just you silently conversing with the wind.
Reindeer safaris is another relaxing trip into nature, hosted by resident reindeer headers. On a reindeer safari, you can strike a conversation and develop a bond with the Sami people in an authentic way. Kakslauttanen offers varying lengths of safari, the longest being an outdoor lunch.
When a scenery is this astounding, being in the open air on the back of a snowmobile is the only way to go. This is the fastest, loudest and most adrenaline pumping way to get around in Lapland’s nature. On their snowmobile safari, you will get to experience what it’s like to fall into the depths of the snowy forest, enjoying some of the best sceneries the northern region has to offer. The two-hour safari includes an outdoor coffee-break, while the four-hour safari includes lunch prepared over an open fire and enjoyed out in the open. For those who do not want this thrilling experience to end, they also offer an overnight safari.
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