Also available in resort:
Icelandic horse-riding - Ice-fishing - Karaoke - Snowshoe walks - Visit to meet Santa (all season)
Included in the cost of yourNorthern Lightsholiday is 3 excellent Lapland Safaris for you to enjoy:
Reindeer Safari (6km) - 3.5 hour excursion:A scenic 1 hour drive away. Visit a genuine Sami reindeer farm, feed the reindeer, learn lassooing, hear about their way of life and take a scenic sleigh ride.
Snowmobile Safari (25km) - 2 hour excursion:An exhilarating 25km ride through breathtaking arctic scenery. Choose locally between a family daytime trip or an evening adult trip "In Search of the Northern Lights". Snowmobiles are fun and easy to drive on your own or share.* The evening snowmobile safari is available to children aged 12 and over.
Husky Safari (12km) - 2 hour excursion:15mins drive away. Visit a local husky farm including talk about husky life with coffee in a Kota and a memorable scenic sleigh ride.
* The Snowmobile Safari is based on 2 adults sharing. If you wish a Single driver there is a supplement of £30pp. Drivers will be required to hold a full UK driving license.
Night at the SnowHotel
(includes taxi transfer & breakfast)
An overnight stay in the SnowHotel is a unique and memorable experience. It includes a guided tour of the Snow Village which itself is an awesome sight.
Its walls are made entirely of snow and beautiful ice sculptures adorn its rooms, courtyards, ice bar, restaurant and Ice Chapel. Guests are provided with high quality arctic thermal sleeping bags, shower and toilet facilities, room wake-up call with hot berry juice and buffet breakfast in a warm log restaurant and a diploma of overnight stay.
The annual construction of the Snow Village begins when the temperature drops about ten degrees below zero which is usually at the end of october or the beginning of november. Approximately 1,5 million kilos of snow and 300 000 kilos of crystal clear, natural ice are used for the construction. The constructors, specialized in using snow and ice as building material, are constantly developing new tools and instruments for snow construction and exploring innovative ways of taking this artform into new levels.
Snow Village is built entirely of snow and ice covering approximately an area of 20 000 square metres. During the winter season there are about 3000 square metres of covered indoor spaces built as a combination of different snow and ice structures. The architectural design and the themes of interior decoration vary from year to year offering always a unique experience. Visitors can find in there for example the biggest ice dome of Europe and an á la carte restaurant with ice carved tables and bar, in addition to amazing snow galleries full of beautifully illuminated ice art.
You sleep in high quality thermal sleeping bags in a round shaped igloo room. The room is made of snow and decorated with a bedframe and bedside tables made of ice. Includes a guided tour inside the Snow Village, sleepover instructions, high quality sleeping bags and fleece lining bags, shower and toilet facilities, room wake up with hot berry juice, buffet breakfast in warm log restaurant and a diploma of igloo overnight stay.
Ice Suite - £35pp Extra
(based on couple - ask at time of reservation)
You sleep in high quality thermal sleeping bags. The shape of suite may differ from that of a standard room, but the most important difference is the amount of ice and snow art as well as lights used in the suite. Each suite is individually decorated with unique ice art. Includes a guided tour inside the Snow Village, sleepover instructions, high quality sleeping bags and fleece lining bags, shower and toilet facilities, room wake up with hot berry juice, buffet breakfast in warm log restaurant and a diploma of igloo overnight stay.
Taxi transfer from resort to the SnowHotel
Overnight stay in an igloo room
Breakfast at the SnowHotel
Taxi transfer from SnowHotel to resort
The highly recommended Akas Alp Apartments are situated in the traditional unspoilt Lappish community of Akaslompolo in a scenic and peaceful wooded location. They are owned and managed by the adjacent atmospheric and friendly Akas Hotel (100m away) and represent an excellent quality self-catering option. Miles of cross-country ski trails start from the door and the hotel's popular bar, dance floor, restaurant and night club form the hub of local entertainment. The ski bus (FREE to hotel and apartment guests) leaves from the hotel, and the village centre, with its well-stocked supermarket, restaurants and bars, is a 5 minutes' walk away (500m).
An atmospheric, friendly hotel situated in the traditional unspoiled Lappish village of Akaslompolo. It enjoys a highly scenic and peaceful wooded location with miles of cross-country ski trails starting from the door. Its popular bar, dance floor, restaurant and night club form the hub of local entertainment. The hotel is a 5 minutes walk (500m) to the village centre. The ski bus (free to hotel guests) stops outside the hotel.
A modern ski-in/ski-out resort hotel with excellent spa facilities offering a choice of superior hotel rooms or high-quality self-catering apartments. It offers superb views over the surrounding Lappish countryside. The property is conveniently located next to the ski lifts, ski school and ski hire shop on the Yllasjarvi side of the fell.
These cosy open-plan log cabins, are in a highly scenic and peaceful wooded location 3-5 minutes' walk (250-450m) from Akas Hotel main reception building. Excellent extensive cross-country ski trails start from the door. Akas Hotel itself is an atmospheric, friendly hotel situated in the traditional unspoiled Lappish village of Akaslompolo. Its popular bar, dance floor, restaurant and night club form the hub of local entertainment. Cabin guests have free use of the hotel swimming pool, sauna and fitness room.
Excellent value, modern, well-equipped and attractively furnished cabins. Cross-country ski trails start from the door. The cabins are conveniently located 2 minutes' walk (200m) from the ski bus stop at the Akas Hotel.
A modern ski-in/ski-out resort hotel with excellent spa facilities and a choice of superior hotel rooms or high-quality self-catering apartments. It offers superb views over the surrounding Lappish countryside. The property is located next to the ski lifts, ski school and ski hire shop on the Yllasjarvi side of the fell.
Highly recommended, idyllic, high-quality modern log cabins, dotted around the woods in a variety of scenic locations. Excellent cross-country skiing starts from the door. Cabins are located 2-10 minutes walk (250-900m) to the nearest ski bus stop and from one of either the Akas Hotel or Kaltio Hotel. There is a large well-stocked supermarket and a choice of cafes, bars and restaurants for those who prefer to eat out. (All cabins vary in appearance and location and may be round or flat log or adjoin another cabin).