Finnish Lapland Adventure at Star Arctic Hotel

Finnish Lapland Adventure at Star Arctic Hotel

from £1,471 including flights

  • 3-4 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec
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Finnish Lapland Adventure at Star Arctic Hotel

from £1,471 including flights

  • 3-4 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec

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Highlights

In pictures
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Experience thrilling winter activities such as husky sledding

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Stay in remote location ideal for northern lights viewing

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Enjoy access to Europe's northernmost ski resort

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Enjoy a traditional sauna with a view

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Stay in a scenic location overlooking the fell

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Enjoy elegant dining from locally sourced ingredients

Why this trip...

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Inclusive

Meals and activities are included in this holiday - see what's included for details

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Where you stay

This holiday offers a choice of accommodation options which are part of the overall experience

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Weekend escape

This is the ideal trip for a weekend escape or perhaps a mid-week getaway

Overview

This fully-inclusive winter break combines stunning scenery, adventure and relaxation in the heart of Finnish Lapland, 260 km north of the Arctic Circle. Stay at the Star Arctic Hotel, located on top of Kaunispää mountain and boasting panoramic views over Saariselkä. Just 25 minutes away from Ivalo, this property provides the perfect spot for an Arctic adventure as well as great opportunities to view the northern lights.

Upon arrival in Ivalo you'll be transferred from the airport to the hotel where you'll stay on a full board basis. With a wide range of winter activities all starting directly from the hotel, you can relax and soak up the experience knowing everything is taken care of.

As well as the winter activities available, the location is well away from the city lights making it an ideal location to venture outside in search of the aurora borealis and Saariselkä’s Ski Centre, the most northerly in Europe, is just a minute’s walk from the hotel, perfect for those who wish to hit the slopes.

Direct flights to Ivalo from London Gatwick make this a great choice for a 3 or 4-night short break, or you could choose to extend your stay in the arctic wilderness on a week-long inclusive package.

Sample 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.

The following activities are included in the different holiday durations.

Discover Lapland 3 night itinerary

Included Activities: Multi-taster Lapland experience; Private Jacuzzi session and sauna; Aurora hunting by car; Wilderness dinner

Included Activities: Multi-taster Lapland experience; Private Jacuzzi session and sauna; Aurora hunting by car; Wilderness dinner

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Lapland Experience 4 night itinerary

Included Activities: Husky experience; Aurora hunting by car; Snowmobile and gold prospecting experience; Reindeer experience; Private Jacuzzi session and sauna; Wilderness dinner

Included Activities: Husky experience; Aurora hunting by car; Snowmobile and gold prospecting experience; Reindeer experience; Private Jacuzzi session and sauna; Wilderness dinner

Accommodation

Star Arctic Hotel has been sympathetically built to fit into its surrounds, combining modern design with simple elegance. All rooms feature large glass windows with views over the fells. The restaurant and bar offer a casual environment to relax. The menu is designed around local ingredients including fish from nearby Lake Inari and reindeer meat from local Sami.

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.

Discuss your options with our Travel Specialists.

Activity Information

The included activities have been selected to fit in with the duration of your stay – quite simply, the longer you stay, the more experiences there are to enjoy!

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Multi-taster Lapland experience (approx. 6-8 hours)

This 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.

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Aurora hunting by car (approx. 3 hours)

Head out with the guides in search of the best spots for viewing the northern lights. The exact duration and routes can vary conditions and is weather dependent.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wilderness dinner (approx. 2 hours)

Head to the Wilderness Centre to sample a selection of local delicacies in a relaxed atmosphere. The menu features seasonal soup, reindeer/salmon main course followed by berry cake and tea/coffee.

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Private Jacuzzi session and sauna (approx. 1 hour)

The perfect end to a day’s adventure, warm up in a Jacuzzi followed by a relaxing sauna with a view.

Prices and Departures

Price from £1,471 including flights

What's Included

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Accommodation with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Transfers between airport and hotel
  • Winter clothing for activities
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Prices from per person

Based on two adults sharing, unless stated otherwise. Upgrades to Scenic View Suites with sauna and Aurora glass cabins available. Please speak to our Travel Specialists for further details.

Departures Duration Scenic view suite
Dec 2020 3 nights £1,607
Dec 2020 4 nights £2,225
Christmas and New Year 3 nights £1,738
Christmas and New Year 4 nights £2,416
Jan 2021 3 nights £1,471
Jan 2021 4 nights £2,045
Feb 2021 3 nights £1,607
Feb 2021 4 nights £2,225
Mar 2021 3 nights £1,471
Mar 2021 4 nights £2,045

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.

Meet our expert

nordic team bruno kaufmann bw
One of our specialists
Meet Bruno

8 Out of 10 northern lights success

100 Kilometers snowmobiled

50 Percent Finnish

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