Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland

In Search of the Northern Lights

Sail down the beautiful rivers
Sail down the beautiful rivers

Set in a remote area of Finland’s Arctic Lapland, is the Kakslauttanen Resort. The resort features a variety of accommodations from one room log cabins to glass enclosed igloos to snow igloos. Spend the days dog-sledding, reindeer hiking, snowmobiling or skiing. There is even the opportunity to visit Santa in his home. This is the perfect place to view the stunning Northern Lights due to its secluded location.

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Day 1
Arrival | Helsinki Hotel Kamp - Helsinki, Finland

Upon arrival into Helsinki, you will be greeted outside of baggage claim and transfer to your hotel located in the heart of the city.

Exeter Services: Transfer

Hotel: Hotel Kamp

Day 2
Helsinki to Kakslauttanen | Helsinki to Kakslauttanen Hotel Kamp - Helsinki, Finland

This morning your guide will meet you for a city overview tour. Your guide will show you Senate Square which was established when Helsinki became the capitol of Finland in 1812. The square represents the political, religious and scientific aspects of the city as it is flanked by the Lutheran church, the Government palace and the University of Helsinki.

You will also see the amazing underground stone church Tempelliaukkio. Built in 1969, the 80 foot ceiling is covered with copper stripping which creates fantastic acoustics.

Continue onto the Sibelius Monument built in memory of Finland’s national composer Jean Sibelius. The monument is constructed of hundreds of hollow steel pipes. The pipes are united in a wave like pattern to represent the waves of music.

Take a moment to step inside the Chapel of Silence. Located outside the entrance to a shopping center, one of the busy spots in the city, the small chapel embraces its visitors with its cocooned curved wooden walls and peaceful interior.

Later, your driver will meet you in your hotel lobby for your transfer to the airport. Cost of flight not included. Upon arrival into Ivalo, you will be greeted outside of baggage claim and transfer to Kaksauttanen. Please note this transfer is a group transfer.

Exeter Services: Vehicle, Driver & Guide (3 hours); Transfers

Hotel: Kakslauttanen

Day 3
Kakslauttanen | Kakslauttanen Northern Lights, Lapland

All excursions are arranged in a group setting. Thermal clothing is provided for each excursion which includes thermal suite, gloves, boots and balaclava (face mask).

Today, enjoy a snow mobile excursion through the surrounding wilderness. After a quick safety lesson, you will set off with your guide across the snowy landscape. Explore the snow-covered forest and pristine landscape. Halfway through you will stop for some warm drinks and snacks.

This evening, enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride. Head out into the remote darkness in search of the Northern lights. Let the peacefulness envelope you as the only sounds you hear are the quiet steps of the horses in the crisp snow.

Exeter Services: Snow Mobile Excursion (2 hours); Sleigh Ride (1.5 hours)

Hotel: Kakslauttanen

Day 4
Kakslauttanen | Kakslauttanen Dog Sledding, Lapland

Today you will learn how to drive your own dog sled. You will be introduced to your team of 8 dogs and shown how to steer and control the speed of your sled. With your guide in the lead, your dogs will be let go to take off. The dogs are eager to run along the trail and show you their strength! This can be booked as a 4 hour excursion or even an overnight journey. For those that prefer not to drive their own sled, you can ride along in the guide’s sled.

Exeter Services: Husky Safari (2 hours)

Hotel: Kakslauttanen

Day 5
Departure | Lapland - Onward Ice Fishing, Lapland

You will be transfer to the airport for your departing flight. Please note this is a group transfer.

Cost of flight not included. If flying back to the United States, most flight schedules will require an overnight in Helsinki.

Exeter Services: Transfer

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