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Finnish Lapland Adventure at Star Arctic Hotel

from £1760 excluding flights

  • 4-7 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec
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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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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


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.


Sample Itineraries

Included Activities: Authentic Siberian Husky Experience, Aurora hunting by Car, Snowmobiling Experience and Local Reindeer Experience

Included Activities: Authentic Siberian Husky Experience, Aurora hunting by Car, Snowmobiling Experience and Local Reindeer Experience

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


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.

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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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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 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.

Prices and Departures

Price from £1760 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £300 per person with Finnair, or from around £900 per person during peak times such as Christmas and New Year. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

What's Included

  • 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.

Departures Duration Scenic View Suite
Dec - Mar 4 nights £1,760
Dec - Mar 7 nights £2,461

Upgrades to Scenic View with Sauna Suites and Aurora Glass Cabins available. Please speak to our Travel Specialists for further details.

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