Kakslauttanen captured the world’s imagination, introducing a concept of a heated glass igloo, enabling guests to watch the Northern Lights from a bed in stylish comfort. Add a village of pine log houses, scattered amongst a snow-clad forest and you have a picture-perfect postcard of Finnish Lapland. Log fires and steaming saunas are on tap, as well as snowmobile, reindeer and husky safaris and, although we can’t guarantee the Northern Lights, we will maximise your chances of seeing this magical display.
Enjoy the informal family hospitality of one of Lapland’s oldest wilderness hotels by the Muonionjoki marking the border with Sweden and home to the largest husky breeding kennels in Europe. Thrill at mushing your own husky team; snowmobile, reindeer safari and ice fish against a backdrop of the wild rugged beauty of Finnish Lapland’s western fell country.
Lake Inari is infused with the mysticism of the Sami and Nellim lies at its very heart. It is here that Jouko and Mari have painstakingly converted a former school house into an authentically crafted Wilderness Lodge that reflects the local culture
One of the very few remaining family owned hotels in Lapland, Harriniva shows all the merits of being so. Informal, intimate and with somewhere or other a Pietikainen to look after you at all times. Harriniva lies at the heart of a devout Lutheran community making Christmas here something just that bit magical for grown ups and children alike.
The kaleidoscopic mix of cultures in Nellim with its Inari, Skolt and Northern Sami roots and the possibility of the Northern Lights swirling around over the pine forest, make a New Year here something of a culinary & festive riot.