Finnish Lapland Adventure at Star Arctic Hotel

from £1471
including flights
3–4 nights Jan-Mar, Dec

Overview

Star Arctic Hotel is located in a remote position on top of Kaunispää Mountain, just 25 minutes away from Ivalo in the heart of Finnish Lapland and 260 km north of the Arctic Circle. Boasting panoramic views overlooking the resort of Saariselkä, it provides the perfect spot for an Arctic adventure and opportunities to view the magical northern lights.

Highlights

  • Remote location for aurora spotting
  • Winter excursions included
  • High quality accommodation
  • Choice of duration on full board basis
  • Direct flight to Finnish Lapland

What's Included

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Ivalo
  • Accommodation with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • Transfers from/to airport
  • Set activities depending on package duration

Full description

Finnish Lapland is easily accessible from the UK with direct flights between London Gatwick and Ivalo, making it a great choice for a 3 or 4 night short break, or even a week’s stay in the arctic wilderness on one of the inclusive packages available.

Star Arctic Hotel offers full service packages including transfers from Ivalo, accommodation, full board and a wide range of winter excursions which all start directly from the hotel for its guest’s convenience. The choice of activities included does vary depending on the duration of the holiday – the longer you stay, the more experiences there are to enjoy! The list of activities can be found under the itinerary section.

As well as the winter activities available, the location is well away from the city lights and ideal to venture out in search for the aurora, a bucket list experience not to be missed in Finnish Lapland.

Saariselkä’s Ski Centre has a 1.2 km long sledding slope which is just a minute’s walk from the hotel, perfect for those who wish to hit the slopes.

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Prices & Dates

Prices from per person, based on two adults sharing, unless stated otherwise

Departures Duration Scenic view suite
01 Dec - 22 Dec 2020 3 nights £1,607
01 Dec - 22 Dec 2020 4 nights £2,225
23 Dec 20 - 05 Jan 2021 3 nights £1,738
23 Dec 20 - 05 Jan 2021 4 nights £2,416
06 Jan - 31 Jan 2021 3 nights £1,471
06 Jan - 31 Jan 2021 4 nights £2,045
01 Feb - 28 Feb 2021 3 nights £1,607
01 Feb - 28 Feb 2021 4 nights £2,225
01 Mar - 31 Mar 2021 3 nights £1,471
01 Mar - 31 Mar 2021 4 nights £2,045

Upgrades to Scenic View Suites with sauna and Aurora glass cabins available. Please speak to our Travel specialists for further details and prices.

What's Included

  • Return flights, either direct between Gatwick and Ivalo (Thursday and Sunday only) or from London Heathrow via Helsinki to Ivalo
  • Transfers between airport and hotel
  • Accommodation with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Winter clothing for activities
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Departures

The prices shown are based on direct flights from London Gatwick to Ivalo with Finnair (Thursday and Sunday only). These flights operate between mid December and end of March. Flights are also available on alternative days via Helsinki. It is possible to arrange overnight accommodation in Helsinki and spend time to explore the Finnish Capital city before continuing the journey.

 

 

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

All Inclusive Itineraries

These all-inclusive packages include return transfers from/to Ivalo airport; full board starting with dinner on the first day to breakfast on the departure day; accommodation in your chosen room type; winter activities as detailed below and winter clothing for the activities.

Winter Activities Included

The following activities are included in the different packages.

Discover Lapland - 3 night itinerary
Multi-taster Lapland experience; Private Jacuzzi session and sauna; Aurora hunting by car; Wilderness dinner

Lapland Experience - 4 night itinerary
Husky experience; Aurora hunting by car; Snowmobile and gold prospecting experience; Reindeer experience; Private Jacuzzi session and sauna; Wilderness dinner

Note, the order of these activities will be confirmed locally and each activity will be included once during your stay.

Activity Information


Multi-taster Lapland experience (approx. 6-8 hours) - a great action packed trip combining three winter experiences. After receiving instructions, you start with a snowmobile ride to the reindeer park, where you help feed these arctic animals and a short reindeer sled ride. Then try your hand at husky sledding for a before returning by snowmobile to the hotel. Lunch will be at the Wilderness Centre between activities.

Husky experience (approx. 4 hours) - transfer to the husky kennels for an unforgettable husky sled trip in the snowy landscape. You are given full instructions on how to drive your own sled, before heading off in pairs, changing drivers on route. Lunch included.

Aurora hunting by car (approx. 3 hours) - the exact duration and routes can vary as the guides seek the best spots for viewing the northern lights depending on weather conditions.

Snowmobile and gold prospecting experience (approx. 3-4 hours) - after receiving safety information and driving instructions you head out on the snowy trails through nature near the Saariselkä area heading to the gold prospector’s camp. Enjoy warming drinks and snacks while listening to stories and earn about local culture and history of gold panning in the area. You will also have the opportunity to try your hand at gold panning.

Reindeer experience (approx. 3.5 hours) - you are transferred to the reindeer park where you have a chance to meet these arctic creatures and learn about the life of a Sami herder. Enjoy a short reindeer sled ride and help feed the reindeer.

Wilderness Dinner (approx. 2 hours) - Wilderness dinner sampling local delicacies in a relaxed wilderness atmosphere.

Private Jacuzzi session and sauna (approx. 1 hour) - warm up in a Jacuzzi followed by a relaxing sauna.

Notes

Rooms

Scenic View Suite - decorated comfortably and elegantly with a combination of modern design and Scandinavian influence. There is a small sitting area which has a sofa bed, more suited to smaller children and an upper area accessed by stairs to the bedroom with either double or twin beds, both with large scenic window. It includes bathroom with shower, free wi-fi, flat screen TV, mini-refrigerator and mini-bar and coffee & tea facilities.

Scenic View Suite with sauna - same facilities as the Scenic View Suite but slightly larger and with a separate sauna and small kitchenette.

Aurora Glass Cabin - smaller than the Scenic View Suites, better suited for couples. Above the bed is a three-panel glass design - ideal for gazing at the stars overhead and hopefully the northern lights! Includes bathroom with shower, free wi-fi, flat screen TV, mini-refrigerator and mini-bar and coffee & tea facilities.

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