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Lapland Tours: the Kakslauttanen Hotel and Glass Igloo Village

09 Mar
Hotel Igloos in Lapland

Lapland Tours: Experience the Magic of the Kakslauttanen Hotel and Glass Igloo Village

Nestled at the edge of the wilderness, hugging the Arctic Sea, the enchanting Kakslauttanen Hotel and Glass Igloo Village is the perfect place to savour Finnish Lapland. Our world-renowned Arctic Resort boasts stunning natural miracles and Lapland tours year-round – with spectacular scenery, traditions and accommodation, you will feel as though you’ve stepped inside a fairy tale. Here are some of the wonders you will experience at the Kakslauttanen Hotel.

Glass Igloo Accommodation

When you visit the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, you will discover the beauty of Finnish Lapland like you never imagined. Our cozy glass igloos offer incredible views of the night sky and surrounding forests, making you feel at one with our wilderness as you fall asleep under twinkling stars.

Don’t fancy a full glass igloo? We have a wide range of accommodation available, from snow igloos to traditional rooms.

Northern Lights

From late summer, Kakslauttanen is one of the best places to see this stunning natural light show. Our variety of Finnish Lapland tours includes an aurora-chasing excursion, season permitting.

Clean and Pristine Surroundings

The environment here in Finland is one of the cleanest in the world, with crystal-clear water and pure air. We’re close to the Urho Kekkonen National Park, inhabited by the Sami.

Lapland Tours

We have an incredible variety of Lapland tours, safaris and activities running season by season. Join us in autumn for canoeing, the stunning Northern Lights and hiking, and try midnight sun spotting and gold panning in summer. Our magical reindeer, snowmobiling and ice-fishing safaris are true highlights of the winter season – and our Santa Claus would love to meet you!
We also have sights such as an art gallery nearby.

Incredible Service

Our international staff can serve you in many languages – and while we might be in the Finnish wilderness, you can expect pristine and comfortable restaurants, and shops with handmade local goods. We even offer steam saunas, ice swimming and winter clothing rental – leave your cumbersome skis at home! Also we accommodate weddings in winter and summer, with wedding suites available on request.  Make your special day even more magical in the Finnish Lapland.

Join us on our Finnish Lapland tours today !

Lapland Tours in Ranua Wildlife Park

23 Oct

Lapland Tours: The Beauty of Ranua Wildlife Park

Lapland toursThere is nothing more spectacular than the beauty of the Arctic and northern animals found at the Ranua Wildlife Park. The park is located in the subarctic region in the Lapland region of Finland where each distinct season brings new sights and experiences. Booking Lapland tours for your visit to the park ensures that you will experience the awe-inspiring beauty that the season has to offer.

Ranua Wildlife Park is home to about fifty species of Arctic animals and wildlife, many of which are in their natural setting. The beauty of the setting and the chance to get close to many animals that are not normally this friendly makes the park one of the most popular destinations in Finland. This is the only place in Finland where you can see polar bears kept in artificial snow and where you can help feed them breakfast!

Among the 200 individual animals in the park, you may see some popular predators, along with other wild animals including:
Lynx, Brown Bears, Moose, Arctic Foxes, Muskox, Deer, Snow Owls, Wolves.
Ranua offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view these animals in an environment that is as close to their natural habitat as possible. It should come as no surprise that Lapland tours to the park are a popular choice for visitors who want the realistic experience of walking among arctic animals they will not likely see anywhere else during their lifetime.Lapland tours

The park is also host to a variety of winter activities including cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, and snowmobiling. Go on a reindeer safari or go husky sledding. From the time you enter the front gates into the snowy forest, you will feel the enchantment. If your visit takes place between September and March, you may even have the added joy of seeing the northern lights.

Ranua Wildlife Park is a fun destination where entire families can enjoy quality time and make lasting memories they will remember for a lifetime. Lapland tours will help you plan to see the best attractions at the park at the time of your trip. The park is open every day of the year with seasonal attractions that include visits with Santa Clause at the end of the year.

Make your plans early and ensure you reserve the activities that you want to include. Prepare for the excitement of a wild night safari or the midnight sun safari to see the animals that only come out in the dark. Whatever activities you include in your tour, it’s going to be one that is beyond compare!

 

Natural Phenomenon During Your Northern Lights Trip

07 Oct

The Gorgeous Natural Phenomenon of the Northern Lights

Northern Lights Holiday

Northern Lights Trip

The Northern Lights are a breathtaking natural phenomenon that will make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. When people think of going on holiday, they typically don’t think of going on a Northern Lights trip. However, if you’re planning your next getaway, consider Lapland. This is a premier spot to view them, and the bright lights stand out in gorgeous contrast to the dark, wintry Lapland nights. Legends have shrouded the Northern Lights in mystery for decades, and there are myths from all over the world concerning this natural wonder.

Northern Lights Legends

Depending on which area of the world you search for legends pertaining to the Northern Lights, you’ll get dozens of stories that generations have passed down again and again. This is what makes it so spectacular to take a Northern Lights trip; almost every culture has reference to them.

  • Creatures Shrouded in Mystery. In North Dakota, the people of the Mandan Tribe believed that giants were lighting the sky to see while night fishing. In Finland, residents claimed that sparks from a mythical fox’s tail caused them. In China and Russia, a Fire Dragon was rumored to cause them.
  • Mighty Gods and Demons. Norse mythology credits the Northern Lights as being the bridge between their home, Asgard, and earth. Other tales told of the battle armor of the God’s reflecting the light, and these reflections became the Northern Lights. The Inuit people claimed the Lights were from a demon’s lantern, and they used it to lure spirits to them.
  • Spirits of the Departed. Dozens of different tribes and cultures believed these Lights were the departed spirits of their ancestors. Some believed the Northern Lights was a gathering place for them, while others believed they were physical manifestations of the departed. Finally, some believed that the Lights were lanterns held by other spirits to guide the newly departed to the afterlife.

No matter which legends you’ve heard or believe, taking a Northern Lights trip is a chance to immerse yourself in several different cultures. You’ll be able to see something that is awe-inspiring, and all you have to do is travel to Lapland. While you’re there, you can partake in the many other experiences that this culturally-rich area has to offer and create memories that will last throughout your lifetime. So the next time you wonder where to go on holiday, consider the Northern Lights for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Visit Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland

25 Aug

Santa Claus Village, Finnish Lapland

Santa Claus Village, Finnish Lapland

Visit Rovaniemi, Finland: The Perfect Destination for Your Next Trip

Do you yearn for the smell of the sweet treats during the holiday season?

Or, do you anxiously await the pitter patter of reindeer on your roof? The chuckle of the hefty man with a white beard, dressed in red from head to toe, heard as he slides down your chimney?

As the capital of Lapland and the official hometown of Santa Claus, Rovaniemi is the gateway to the Arctic. Amidst the city’s urban oasis, fairy tales, wild activities, culture, and the Arctic wilderness all join hands – creating the perfect destination for your next vacation.

Finnish Lapland

Rovaniemi serves as the gateway to Lapland, Finland’s northernmost region which borders Russia, Sweden, Norway, and the Baltic Sea. Of course, it is only fitting that the area’s designated animal is the reindeer.

Featuring a view of the cast sub arctic wilderness and the awe inspiring natural phenomena which include the midnight sun and the Northern Lights, Lapland is a fairy tale destination for those who dream of a winter wonderland.

While the views are breathtaking, the year-round activities, modern services, and world-renowned residents make a trip to Lapland, and more specifically to Rovaniemi, a magical and mythical experience.

Don’t miss Dasher, Dancer, or any of Santa’s other eight reindeer amongst the 190,000 reindeer that call Lapland home. You might even catch some of them snacking on the magic mushrooms and special reindeer lichen, discovered by the elves, in preparation for their flight this coming holiday season!

Santa Claus Village

What would a trip to Rovaniemi be without a chance to meet the big guy in the red suit? If you still have a few more requests to put in before Santa Claus starts making his rounds, visit Santa Claus Village.

Holidays in LaplandOpen daily, Santa Claus is at Santa Claus Village every day of the year to ensure he upholds his mission. The jolly ole’ fellow works hard to enhance the kindness of the adults and the well-being of the children while continuing to share the message of goodwill and love of Christmas Spirit around the globe.

Once you’ve had the chance to meet the man in the red suit, walk through Santa’s very own Home Cavern – located just underneath the Arctic Circle – as the elves guide you through a spectacular day.

Northern Lights

Don’t let the larger-than-life reindeer, tiny elves, and all the toys fool you. Rovaniemi has something for everyone, even the nature enthusiasts. The magic of the Aurora Borealis in Rovaniemi is as magical as meeting Santa Claus himself.

Visible on around 150 nights a year, falling during the months of August through April, this astral show will put the icing on the cake for this all-around magical destination.

Whether you have a few Christmas wishes to place or you are trying to convince Santa Claus to put you on the nice list this year, Rovaniemi, Finland is sure to be a hit with the whole family – from Santa Claus Village to the Northern Lights.

 

Arctic Icebreaker Sampo in Kemi, Finnish Lapland

10 Jun

Swimming in the Gulf if Bothnia

Travel to Kemi, Finland Needs to Include These

If you are heading to Finnish Lapland, we applaud you for planning a vacation that’s outside the box. While in Kemi, Finland you’ll discover there are plenty of things to see and do, but one thing you must do is cruise on the famous Arctic Icebreaker Sampo. In fact, it’s what anyone who wants to travel to Finnish Lapland does.

The Arctic Icebreaker Sampo in Finnish Lapland

Travel to Kemi, Finnish Lapland

The Famous Arctic Icebreaker Sampo in Kemi

The Arctic icebreaker Sampo is a majestic vessel that will take you on a cruise like no other. Get ready for the thundering sound that over 3 500 tons of steel makes as it crushes the thick ice like a twig. You’ll be awestruck, even if you are an experienced seafarer.

Sampo has been in operation since the early sixties, plowing open the Finland’s frozen seas for trade vessels for more than 25 years. In 1987, Sampo became a tourist attraction in Kemi the northern port town. Quickly Sampo became popular for tourists and locals alike. After all, not too many normal folk get the opportunity to board an icebreaker and see it working. The impact between the thick ice and this massive steel beast will leave you feeling like your participating in extreme sports; only you don’t have to do anything except be impressed. Then again, how brave will you be when you visit Kemi?

Icebreaker Sampo in the Bothnia Sea

Ice Swimming!

Ice Swimming in the Frozen North?

On a scale of one to ten, where do you rate yourself in the courage department? Will you be brave enough to leave Sampo and swim in the frozen sea? Yes, you read that right. Why not let your enthusiasm makeup for any lack of courage because while the initial shock might take a little courage, this too shall pass, and you’ll be in for an experience like no other!

Don’t worry, we promise the captain isn’t going to toss you off the boat, in fact, participation is optional, but with a little faith, and a survival suit, you’ll be ready to float among the frozen blocks of ice, all under the supervision of expert guides.

Icebreaker Sampo in Kemi, Finland

Icebreaker Sampo in Kemi, Finland

As frightened as you might be, you have to admit that the sight of a large group of red suits floating around must be a pretty frightening sight too. Once you are in the water, it’s an incredible feeling. Float around and frolic in the Bothnian Sea. It’s a great story to share at home that few will be able to top. In fact, you deserve bragging rights to the best vacation experience ever–Lapland travel! What are you waiting for?

Finnish Lapland, travel to Kemi

So Romantic…travel to Kemi