Looking for a romantic getaway that you’ll never forget? Consider a stay at Kakslauttenan Arctic Resort, Finland, where you can witness the breathtaking Northern Lights with your loved one. Read on to learn more about what to expect during your stay at Kakslauttenan.
The ethereal northern-hemisphere light show, The Northern Lights, is an incredibly romantic experience to share with the one you love as ever-changing streaks and funnels of vivid pinks and greens fill the sky. As solar wind particles collide with air molecules, the sky is illuminated with ever-changing streaks and funnels of vivid pinks and greens, creating a mesmerising light show. Located in the heart of the Arctic, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort offers a unique opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own dome.
The resort has grown from a small operation to two distinct villages, offering a range of cozy accommodations, including traditional log cabins, glass and snow igloos, and unique hybrid log-and-glass igloos.
With the aurora season lasting from late August until the end of April, Kakslauttanen in Lapland, Finland, is one of the world’s premier destinations for experiencing this ethereal phenomenon. Located in the heart of Lapland, this year-round destination offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience every season.
Situated on both sides of the main northbound Lapland highway to the North Cape, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is approximately 155 miles (250km) north of the Arctic Circle, allowing guests to enjoy the extreme and spectacular winters that the region is known for. The original East Village is just a short 15-minute drive from the Saariselkä resort town, offering guests even more opportunities to explore and experience the beauty of Lapland. Most visitors arrive via Ivalo Airport, just a 30-minute drive away, and the hotel offers pick-up services for added convenience.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort offers a variety of accommodation options to suit every traveller’s needs. The resort was founded in 1973 by Jussi Eiramo as a roadside café and has since expanded to include traditional log cabins, glass igloos, and even snow igloos during the winter season. The glass igloos are particularly popular, but log cabins are also available for those seeking more privacy. The two-person glass igloos have toilets, but saunas and showers are in separate buildings.
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The newer West Village features spacious hybrid log chalets with igloo “annexes” that accommodate up to 10 people. The cabins have basic amenities such as an open fireplace and sauna but no TVs or Wi-Fi to encourage guests to immerse themselves in the winter scenery fully.
For a more luxurious experience, the Queen suites in the East Village feature carved-wood four-poster beds and bathtubs. Regardless of which accommodation option you choose, the highlight of your stay will undoubtedly be watching the northern lights, which can be seen from late August to April.
From the magical Midnight Sun in the summer to the magnificent autumn colours Ruska and the blazingly white snow under Aurora Borealis and Kaamos light performance in the winter, each season has its unique flavour. When the area is snow-free in the summer and colourful in autumn, visitors can explore the nearby Urho Kekkonen National Park and its upland fells via the many hiking trails.
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