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    6 days - Gourmet food, boutique stays, Northern Lights and winter adventures

    Be immersed in a tiny lakeside village, just outside of Äkäslompolo, deep in Finnish Lapland surrounded by the peaceful old forests of the Pallas-Ylläs Nature Park. Staying at a small boutique hotel, enjoy getting to know the locals and join in some exhilarating winter activities like husky & reindeer sledding, ice fishing and snowmobiling. Ski and snowmobile tracks go practically from the front door, you can relax in the outdoor smoke sauna & hot tub and sit down to home cooked locally sourced food each evening.

    Then transfer to your glass igloo accommodation in the magical unspoilt nature of Finnish Lapland. Sleep under the Northern Lights, fingers crossed, in well-appointed glass igloos, complete with private kitchenettes, showers, and toilets. Dinner is a Lappish affair and is served daily in the glass-roofed restaurant.

    Read further about staying at the Levi Glass Igloos here.

    Day 1
    Arrive Kittilä and transfer to your lakeside hotel
    Day 2
    Ice fishing safari with snowmobiles
    Day 3
    Reindeer Safari
    Day 4
    Husky safari before transferring to the Glass igloos
    Day 5
    Wake up in your glass igloo, take a deep breath and enjoy the wilderness
    Day 6
    Transfer to the airport
    Start/End Place
    Kittilä, Finland, Finland
    Country Visited
    Finland
    Duration
    6 Days
    Start Date
    Flexible
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Easy independent holiday suitable for singles, couples & families
    Code
    50DN0315

    Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.

    Details

    Transportation

    Local private transfers

    Included
    • 2 nights in a superior well appointed glass igloo with a private kitchenette, shower and toilet
    • 3 nights in a boutique lakeside hotel
    • 5 breakfasts, 2 activity lunches and 3 dinners
    • Return transfer between Kittilä airport, hotel and igloos
    • Reindeer Safari
    • Husky safari
    • Snowmobile safari and Ice Fishing
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included

    Flights, meals other than specified, items of personal nature, beverages, additional activities such as Lainio Snow Village, horse riding, winter go carting, snowshoeing and ice laser tag.

    Transfers into town are optional, paid locally so you have flexibility with your shopping plans.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Kittilä and transfer to your lakeside hotel

    Transfer from Kittilä airport to your boutique hotel. After you have settled in, take a walk around the small village and make snow angels on the lake.

    You can hire kick sledges, snowshoes, fatbikes and cross-country skis locally. Toboggans are freely available at the hotel.

    Enjoy your first evening in Lapland. With no light pollution and no noise, you can truly feel the beauty of the Arctic night, admire the night sky and hopefully see the Northern Lights. Hear the silence of the wilderness and breathe in the cleanest air in Europe. Any clear night, grab a blanket and something warm to drink, sled or walk down to the lake and watch for the Northern Lights.

    Meals
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Director's Choice

    Day 2 - Ice fishing safari with snowmobiles

    After a snowmobile drive to a frozen lake you get to experience the traditional way of winter fishing – through a hole in the ice. You may also see how fishing with a net is done. During the safari guide will serve you a soup lunch. If you will be lucky enough to catch your own fish, you can keep it if you wish, and maybe cook a delicious dinner after the safari! Either way you will have sausages and other lunch food to indulge in.

    In the afternoon, why not book a sauna, jacuzzi and outside smoke sauna (private use, additional cost).

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Director's Choice

    Day 3 - Reindeer Safari

    Step back in time, upon entering the gates of the reindeer farm you will go back to the old traditional methods of transportation up here in Lapland. The harnessed reindeer are waiting to take you on a 2,5km ride through the forest. You get to drive your own sleigh and when you get back you can feed and interact with the reindeer. After that you will be taken into an old kota to enjoy some coffee or homemade berry juice and cookies all whilst listening to some fascinating old tales and the unfolding of a typical reindeer year.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner

    Day 4 - Husky safari before transferring to the Glass igloos

    Half a day bonding with your team as you mush through the wilderness.
    You will arrive at the Husky farm and meet the mushers and after a brief lecture on how to control the sled, we meet the teams who are bursting and eager to run. Off you go in single file behind the guide where you will get to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the nature around. Half way there is a brief stop to allow a change of driver and then back to the farm. At the farm you get to sit in a warm cabin and grill sausages whilst listening to stories about the huskies.

    Transfer to the Glass Igloos.

    Check in is from 4pm and once this is completed, settle into your glass igloo. Each glass igloo has a kitchenette, shower and toilet. The windows are insulated and electrically heated to keep them from frosting. The kitchenette is equipped with a breakfast set for two, electric stove, microwave, coffee maker and kettle, toaster and fridge. In addition, the igloos have a radio/CD player, a hair dryer and a socket for car engine heaters. At the centre of the igloo is a motorised double bed that can be converted into twin beds.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    Accommodation
    Director's Choice

    Day 5 - Wake up in your glass igloo, take a deep breath and enjoy the wilderness

    A day to explore this new spot and enjoy your glass igloo accommodation.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast

    Day 6 - Transfer to the airport

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    Price per person, in double share. Limited availability over Christmas with extra surcharge. This itinerary departs on a Tuesday. Activities can be tailor made to suit you and travel on other days.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    6 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    6 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    EUR 2,700
    Limited availability
    Standard
    6 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    6 Dec 2024
    31 Mar 2025
    EUR 1,089
    Limited availability
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    This itinerary departs on a Tuesday. Activities can be tailor made to suit you.

    Please note there are three different glass igloo options - new suites, prime superior and superior igloos.

    SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL:

    Your glass igloo hosts in Kittilä have been awarded the Green Key award in recognition of their environmental actions. The igloos are run on green electricity, geothermal heating and air-air heat pumps. To reduce plastic no bottled water is sold or provided, Finnish tap water has been scientifically proven to be among the purest in the world, as such it is served in glass as an alternative. Recycled materials are encouraged, an example of this is staff clothes in the restaurant which are all made of recycled materials.

    Light pollution affects the ecosystem and among other things, it disrupts the ability of birds to navigate by moonlight and starlight, and the ability of nocturnal animals to hide from predators. As such they utilize as much natural light as possible, and only keep the lights on when they are needed. Customers are encouraged to do the same – this way marvelling the northern sky becomes easier.

    Your Lakeside retreat is the dream of two local women, Heidi and Sirly, who wanted to create a boutique accommodation which respects Lapland and the environment in which it is built. The retreat itself has been created, partly, with upcycled materials and the restaurant, run by Sirly, selects ingredients based on the harvest season and ethics are important for the sourcing of all other products such as coffee and wine.

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