Magical Finland with Glass Igloo Stay and Optional Helsinki Stopover - Saariselka - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Head to scenic Saariselkä for a breathtaking stay at the unique Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 4*.
  • Here guests will spend one one of their nights in an enchanting Glass Igloo from which you may be able to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! 
  • This offer comes with the additional opportunity to add a stopover in Helsinki, where a cosy Standard Room and daily breakfast await at the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*.

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Your Destination

Finland offers a huge variety of activities for guests no matter the season. Embark on some traditional winter excursions such as snowmobile rides and reindeer safaris and fall in love with this region's spectacular lakes, cosy bonfires and indulgent saunas. 

Saariselkä is located in the Far North of Finnish Lapland, so is particularly suitable for the sighting of the Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon that often occurs at these latitudes. The Northern Lights season lasts until April, after this the days become longer and temperatures rise until midnight sun in summer. Snow starts to melts and landscape starts to change to spring/green.

It's a gateway to the Urho Kekkonen National Park so is surrounded by amazing snow-covered scenery to explore. Saariselkä is an authentic area where nearly 200 Sami herders live. Snow generally arrives around the end of November here making it the best time to visit the area.

From the top of the mountain overlooking the resort, on clear days, you can see all the Lapland up to the border with Norway in the north and with Russia in the East: a breathtaking view of endless snow-covered forestsfrozen lakeswide plains and sublime mountains. 

Our Offers

Offer 1: Magical Finland Only

3 Nights
1-night stay in a Small Glass igloo in East Village at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 4*
2-night stay in a Small Cabin in East Village at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 4*

4 Nights
1-night stay in a Small Glass igloo in East Village at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 4*
3-night stay in a Small Cabin in East Village at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 4*

Offer 2: Magical Finland with pre and post night stay in Helsinki

5 Nights
1-night stay at the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*
1-night stay in a Small Glass igloo in East Village at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 4*
2-night stay in a Small Cabin in East Village at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 4*
1-night stay at the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*

6 Nights
1-night stay at the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*
1-night stay in a Small Glass igloo in East Village at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 4*
3-night stay in a Small Cabin in East Village at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 4*
1-night stay at the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*

Please note: the Glass Igloo night will not be the first one, exact night to be confirmed.

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 4*

You will enjoy a 1-night stay in a Small Glass Igloo and a 2 or 3-night stay in an Small Log Cabin, on a Half Board basis (Breakfast and dinner either buffet or 3-courses - excludes drinks).

Embark on a unique and scenic stay at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 4*! Here guests will be welcomed by international staff waiting to help them settle into this charming retreat in the heart of Finnish nature. This arctic resort is the ideal space from which to spot the Northern Lights and also take in the charm of the frosty surroundings and natural highlights. 

The resort is located 250 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle and is just a 30 minute drive from Ivalo Airport. The ideal location puts guests on the edge of the wilderness and a just a short distance from Urho Kekkonen National Park. Breathe in the fresh Finnish air and drink from some of the purest rivers. Enjoy delicious cuisine in the two lovely restaurants and make sure to take some time to yourself in the smoke saunas. 

Please note: Some facilities may incur an additional fee, payable locally.

Your Room

Glass Igloo
Our members will be treated to one night of their stay in an enchanting Glass Igloo which offers fabulous views of the starry sky and the Northern Lights! This accommodation is truly unique and provides guests with a chance to get up close to nature from the comfort and privacy of their own space. 

Small Glass Igloos have 2 single beds with a small toilet and a wash basin inside. Saunas and showers are available in separate buildings. Please note: all Glass Igloos have single beds, unless requested to join them together.
Small Log Cabin
For 2 or 3 nights (depending on chosen package) our members will be accommodated in charming log cabin chalets made out of large kelo pines that create a rugged style that fits perfectly with its surroundings. Enjoy a cosy, calming space where you can get back to nature and spend some time relaxing in these quaint areas. The cabins feature a fireplace and a sauna providing even further relaxation.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
or
Adults
1 Adult
+
1 Child

Your Board Basis

The resort boasts two indulgent restaurants with a la carte menus and traditional Lappish dishes. The Kelo restaurant is traditional and rustic and the West Village Aurora restaurant features its famous glass igloo bar where guests can enjoy a tasty drink and wind down in the evenings. There is also the Santa Celebration House restaurant, Korsu 'Underground' restaurant or the smoke sauna restaurant available to book for larger groups. 

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Your Time

There is plenty to do during your time here in Finland with wonderful excursions and opportunities available to guests. Situated just by the river are the hotel's three smoke saunas, one of which is the largest smoke sauna in the world! Each of these saunas also has a dressing room with a fireplace for ultimate comfort during your time here. Head to the end of the jetty where a hole can be cut in the ice allowing guests to take the freezing plunge. Please note: it takes 6 to 10 hours to heat up these saunas so they are only available by special order.

As well as equpiment rental, the resort also offers guests a host of optional excursions to allow them to truly get the most out of their time in Finland. These include husky or reindeer safaris, snow tank safaris, ice fishing, cros-country skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, gold panning and much more depending on the season of your travel.

Optional Stopover in Helsinki

You may choose to extend your trip by adding a 1-night stopover pre and post the Magical Finland tour at the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*. Here, guests will be accommodated in a Standard Room on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis.

Finland's capital is an eclectic mix of East and West, set on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. A neo-classical gem with an art nouveau quarter, laced with Alvar Aalto's spectacular modern architecture. Discover smart pavement cafés on Esplanade, gourmet restaurants at a fraction of London prices, and concerts and ballet at Finlandia Hall.

Visit the squares and cathedrals that make up the older aspects of this city, while making sure not to miss out on the legendary contemporary design scene. The city's gourmet side is also flourishing, with new gastro eateries offering locally sourced tasting menus popping up at dizzying speed. Discover this city's quirky charm during your stay and fall in love with the style of life that so many have fallen in love with during their travels.

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*

Stylish, and wonderfully revamped, the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4* showcases Finnish phenomena in an innovative way.  The Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4* is ideally located next to the Kamppi Shopping Centre, close to the Parliament House. This hotel provides quick access to local cultural events, shopping, work meetings or visits to relatives. Families with children will love the Natural History Museum across the road, not to mention the hotel's playroom and swimming pool.

Please note: Some facilities may incur an additional fee, payable locally.

Your Room

In each of the hotel's comfortable and sleek Standard Rooms, you can immerse yourself in Finnish Sisu, midsummer, a fairytale forest, total tranquilllity or a winter storm, right in the heart of Helsinki. Choose your own favourite when you arrive at the hotel!

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
or
Adults
1 Adult
+
1 Child

Your Board Basis

Pub Adjutantti
Acosy corner where you can enjoy an evening in a relaxed pub atmosphere, chatting and enjoying great drinks. The hotel's pub also offers live music by famous Finnish artists twice a month.

Bistro Manu
At this chic bistro, food and drink is served with a masterly touch. From the sublime dishes, to the tasty cocktails and the welcoming environment, guests are sure to feel at home at Bistro Manu.

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Your Time

In addition to boasting a prime city-centre location, the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4* is home to a stunning 14-metre indoor swimming pool, which allows guests to indulge and pamper themselves to the fullest! Why not finish with a sauna in one of the hotel's 3 saunas afterwards?

Your Included Excursions

Our members have the following excursions included in their stay.

Aurora Hunting by Husky (Day 2)

Your Included Excursions
An arctic night-time adventure with the huskies! The guide will pick guests up from Kakslauttanen and provide thermal outfits at the husky farm. Then it is time to meet the friendly dogs who are eagerly waiting in front of the sledges. Husky dogs love running and can’t wait to get going! The husky guide will give instructions on how to stop, turn and drive the husky sledge pulled by several dogs. To drive a husky team in dark is already itself an exciting experience. Head torch light on your head you drive the team further away from the glow of artificial lights to find the magical Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis.

The sled is for 2 people, unless you wish to have your own sled only for yourself (for extra cost). The other person is seated in the sleigh, the other is standing and driving in the back, you can swap drivers halfway. You will enjoy riding in the wintery forest as much as the dogs! After arriving at the farm and thanking your dogs for the adventure together it’s time for a hot drink and some husky stories.

Duration of the program: 2 hours (from pick-up to return), ride time approx. 1 hour.
What's Included: Transfer from and to Kakslauttanen
Winter equipment
Hot drink

Age limit: No children under 4 years alone in sleigh, only with an adult. Please note: In order to drive the sled, you need to weigh min. 45-50kg. We cannot allow pregnant guests to join this activity. pick up time: In the evening, after dusk.

Your Optional Excursions

Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability. 

Snowmobiling - 2 hours

Your Optional Excursions
A thrilling ride in the arctic forest. The best way to see the fell landscape in Lapland is by taking off
with a snowmobile. The guests are picked up from Kakslauttanen, taken to the activity location and provided with thermal outfits and instructions. The snowmobile is for two people where one is driving and other sits in the back, you can swap drivers halfway. There is also an option to have the snowmobile all for yourself and if you don’t wish to drive yourself, you can also ride in the back of a sleigh (for extra cost). You head into the wilderness with a bit of adrenaline and get immersed into the arctic nature. After the ride, we’ll have a cup of hot juice and a Finnish treat together before heading back to Kakslauttanen.
Age limit: Drivers need to be 18 years of age with a driving license. Children need to be min 130 cm
tall in order to sit on snowmobile. Kids shorter than this can sit in a sleigh pulled by guide’s
snowmobile, small children should be accompanied by adult. Note: You are not allowed to drive under the influence of alcohol, according to Finnish law. There’s a self-risk liability of 1200 € for renting the snowmobiles. Instructions will be given before the start of the activity. We cannot allow pregnant guests to join this activity.

Pick up time: Morning/afternoon
Minimum ride time: 45 minutes
What's Included: Transfer from and to Kakslauttanen
Thermal clothing and driving gear
Shared snowmobile (if you wish to drive on your own, you can book your own snowmobile for an extra charge), Hot drink and a sweet treat
Available for up to 2 guests max.


Reindeer to Sami Village - 2 hours

Your Optional Excursions
The authentic way to experience the arctic wilderness and culture. The guide will pick up guests from Kakslauttanen and provide thermal outfits at the farm. After a photo opportunity with reindeer it’s time to sit comfortably in the sledge under warm blankets and head into the wilderness. The pace is calm and the guests can relax, breath in the fresh air and listen to the soundscape of the arctic wilderness. After the ride, enter a traditional reindeer herder’s shelter and home “kota” to enjoy coffee prepared on open fire and a Finnish treat. Guests will also learn about the fascinating nature and culture of the region.

Ride time: approx 1 hour
What's Included:
Transfer from and to Kakslauttanen
Winter equipment
Coffee & sweet treat
Pick up time: Morning/afternoon
Available for up to 2 guests max

Thermal Clothing Rental incl. Boots

Your Optional Excursions
Choose this option to make use of thermal clothing including boots for 24 hours.

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Please Note: Non-stop flights from Gatwick to Rovaniemi are available on Wednesdays and Sundays

Transfers: Car/shuttle transfers from Ivalo Airport - Kakslauttanen and from Kakslauttanen - Ivalo Airport are included.  

When opting to add on the Helsinki stopover, no transfers will be included from Helsinki to your Helsinki hotel.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

Weather

Jan
min : -15°C max : -10°C
Feb
min : -20°C max : -9°C
Mar
min : -13°C max : -3°C
Apr
min : -7°C max : 2°C
May
min : 0°C max : 8°C
Jun
min : 6°C max : 15°C
Jul
min : 8°C max : 18°C
Aug
min : 6°C max : 15°C
Sep
min : 3°C max : 9°C
Oct
min : -1°C max : 2°C
Nov
min : -7°C max : -3°C
Dec
min : -15°C max : -9°C

Travel Advice

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Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Finland. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the Finnish Embassy. 


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

Brexit 

If you are travelling to the EU, the UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival to an EU country. You should also check when your passport was renewed.

If you renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months over 10 years will not count towards the 6 months that must be remaining. The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules: https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport

You can renew your passport online or by going to a Post Office with a Check and Send service: https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/renew

If your passport does not meet the criteria for third-country nationals, you may be denied entry to any of the Schengen area countries. 

Please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit for further information.

Location Information

The address of the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 4*: Kiilopääntie 9, 99830 Saariselkä, Finland
The address of the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*: 
Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.

Distance from Helsinki Airport to the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*: 18.8 km / 28 minutes.
Flight time from Helsinki to Ivalo: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes.
Distance from Ivalo Airport to the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 4*:
37.3 km / 30 minutes.

In More Detail

At Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 4*

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Check-in time: 2 pm
Check-out time: before 10 am

Our price doesn't include any additional taxes which may be payable locally. 

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • International staff
  • Gift shops
  • Equipment rental
  • Bicycle and ski rental
  • Meeting rooms
  • Santa's Festival Hall
  • Automotive launches
  • Wedding services

Room Facilities

  • 2 single beds
  • Toilet
  • Fireplace (log cabin only)
  • Sauna (log cabin only)

Restaurants

  • Kelo restaurant
  • West Village Aurora restaurant

Leisure Facilities

  • Smoke saunas
  • Ice swimming
  • Winter excursions
  • Autumn excursions
  • Summer excursions

At the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 4*

Please find practical information about the property and your trip:

This property is accessible to those with reduced mobility.
The number of rooms at this property: 494
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn't include any additional taxes which may be payable locally. 

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge
  • Reception

Room Facilities

  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • En-Suite bathroom
  • Desk

Restaurants

  • Pub Adjutantti
  • Bistro Manu
  • Coffee Bar
  • Presidentti Private Restaurant

Leisure Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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