Just a few months after we were booked for our trip to Finland to see the Northern Lights, numerous reports started to surface stating that the natural phenomenon is fading and starting to disappear very soon. Everybody panicked and immediately booked for a trip near to the Arctic Circle for the fear of not being able to catch the Aurora Borealis ever again, even though they thought to themselves that one day they have to be there. That one day was suddenly pushed forward!
If you are reading this my dear friends, the reports that says the Aurora Borealis is disappearing is an absolute myth. How so? Read more about it here: Top 5 things that you need to know before going on your holiday for the Northern Lights.
Now, let us bring you to the World’s Most Enchanting Resort, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort! The world of glass igloos and one of the best places on earth to catch the Northern Lights. So you may ask, what can you do besides watching the natural phenomenon dance above your head in the comfort of your glass igloo. Wait! Watch the video first before reading on!
The resort is separated into 2 villages, the East village and the West Village. We stayed in the West village, but we headed over to explore the East village as well! There is a free shuttle to go from west village to east village and then to Saariselkä town around 10-15mins. Just to give you some heads up before booking your stay at the resort!
Log Chalets, Queen Suites, Wedding Chamber, Traditional House, Gold Digger’s Chalet and Snow igloos are located at the East Village. Kelo-Glass Igloo and Log Cabins are located at the West Village. Glass igloos are located at both East and West villages. But if you are looking for a full, unblocked view of the sky under the blanket in the glass igloo just in case the Northern Lights appears, go for the glass igloos at the West village! If you saw our introduction of the log cabin, there is no TV and no Wifi in the room. Wifi is only available at the reception and restaurant. So be prepared to get off the grid and lost in the wilderness! Don’t keep yourself cooped up at the reception, there are a lot more things to do than uploading your pictures on Facebook! That can be done during meal times. For now, let us show you how to have fun in the COLD COLD weather!
Ice Skate On the Snow! Without the blades!
Be like a Polar Bear! Fish for your dinner on the icy lake!
Hitch a romantic ride on a horse sled in the snow!
Visit the Reindeers and go on a ride like Santa Claus!
Sled on semi auto-pilot mode through the wilderness with the cute and fluffy Huskies!
Dance Cha Cha with the Huskies!
Do it the Finnish way!
Snowmobile through the snowy forest and up to the Kaunispää Mountain at full speed to enjoy Lapland’s Nature!
Pay a visit to the real Santa Claus!
Experience snow igloo like an Eskimo at the East village of Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort!
Walk down the Aisle and renew your marriage vows in the Snow Chapel,East village of Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort!
Explore the West Village of the Arctic Resort!
The Celebration House, the Elf’s Tower, the Gold Elf’s hut, the Smith Elf’s hut and the Santa’s bridge are places you can explore just by walking! You will need to make a booking with the elves to visit Santa at the Celebration house!
See the lights dance all over the sky under the blanket in your glass igloo!
Have a snack in a Finnish Kota!
Head to Kaunispää mountain on a glass roof top bus to hunt Aurora!
Take pictures with the Snow Carvings and Ice sculptures in the East Village!
Start a fire to keep yourself warm in the log cabin!
Go Bird Watching in the wilderness!
While there are bird watching tours that you can sign up, you can just head towards East Village and take a walk. You might just spot some lovely birds playing around in the snow and it is absolutely free!
Sunday Brunch in a quiet and cosy restaurant
Laanilan Keivari is one of the most famous and most visited restaurant in the town of Saariselkä. The restaurant is located 13km up North of the Kaklauttanen Arctic resort. It takes about a 13min to drive from the West Village. The restaurant is pretty remote, the closest bus stop is about 30mins away. But you can afford the long walk considering you will be stuffing yourself with all the delicious food! Please call up the restaurant to make reservations before heading over as the seats are limited.
Have a bowl of creamy Salmon Soup!
Have a beer or cocktail at the Glass Igloo Bar!
Make a wish upon a shooting star!
Pay it Forward!
This is the trip that is so memorable and the best thing is we paid a fraction of the normal cost for lodging and all activities as we found a better way for travel. Thank God and Always grateful for it.
This trip was termed the “Trip Of The Year 2016” in our memories. It is a trip that we will remember and talk about it 10 years later. YES! I know what you are thinking! But to go on a trip like this would probably cost you a bomb! Either you book a tour with a tour agency or travel free and easy! But the truth is, it will be worth it, don’t you agree? Lucky for us, we found a better way to travel! How about a combination of guided tours with a few free and easy elements?
See you next week on our blog for our next crazy adventure! Faster book your air tickets to go see the Northern Lights! Season starts from September all the way till March! Still can make it! FASTER!!!!!
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May all the force be with you and may the Aurora be ever in your favor!
Remember! Have fun with all the activities!????