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PLEASE NOTE – this trip is not exclusive to 8th Day Adventure, so will be shared with others. However we put on a select few trips from 3rd parties that we think will appeal to you all, and will aim to put a small group of you together for it. For booking info please see the bottom of this description.
Go in search of the remarkable “Aurora Borealis”, more commonly known as the Northern Lights. Should you be fortunate enough to see them, then what better way to watch them dancing across the winter sky but from the warmth of your own bed. Sleeping in a Glass Igloo and Glass Box rooms are genuinely once in a lifetime experiences not to be forgotten but there is plenty more on offer in this genuine winter wonderland from husky sledding, traditional Lappish dinner including the ice lake plunge, hot tub, saunas, dinner in an ice restaurant and much more. You’ll also get to learn about the culture of the indigenous Sami people in Northern Finland, have the opportunity to attend a wild food cooking workshop and for the more active ski in Finland’s premier ski resort in Levi. Those in the festive spirit can even visit Father Christmas who is available to visit throughout December and the beginning of January!
There are plenty of reasons why we think the Glass Igloo Experience is a must do, but here are a few of our personal trip highlights convince you to come and join us.
The Northern Lights: The magical wonder that is the northern lights, many people spend years chasing them and the Arctic Circle in Lapland is one of the best places to possibly view them but no forget there are no guarantees.
The Activities: There is a very wide variety of activities, so there is something for everyone. Many of the activities are unique to the region so this trip offers a rare opportunity to experience them. The Husky Experience and the Traditional Lappish Dinners are must-dos.
The Scenery: Lapland is a breathtaking fairytale setting, a true winter paradise, with crisp winter nights you’ll never forget. If you visit in peak winter, the blanket of pristine white snow adds an extra layer of magic.
The Culture: In addition to the various traditional activities on offer it’s also fascinating to learn about the history and traditions of the indigenous Sami people.
Day 1: Arrival in Rovaniemi where you will be met by your tour guide and transferred through the beautiful winter setting to your Aurora Glass Igloo. Once you have checked in you will have the rest of the day free to explore, relax or partake in the various activities available. As the sunsets, you will hopefully be lucky enough to get a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis.
Optional Recommended Activities: Sauna and Hot Tub
Day 2: Transfer to the northern part of Lapland and the town of Inari, home to the indigenous Sami people who inhabit much of northern Scandinavia. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the culture and traditions and visit the Siida Museum. Once you have checked in to your hotel, the rest of the afternoon will be at your leisure before enjoying another evening hoping for the Northern Lights to make an appearance!
Optional Recommended Activities: Aurora Snowshoeing
Day 3: A day at your leisure to enjoy your surroundings and have the opportunity to take part in the various activities on offer.
Optional Recommended Activities: Snowmobile Safari and Husky Sledding
Day 4: Transfer through Lapland’s winter wilderness before arriving at your Glass box hotel spread throughout the beautiful conifer trees of the forest, a truly magical setting. Once you’ve got yourself settled, take the opportunity to relax or get involved in the local winter activities. Finally, enjoy dinner by the fire in the fabulous hotel restaurant before heading back to your Glass Box room to lie under the stars and maybe the northern lights.
Optional Recommended Activities: Sauna and Jacuzzi
Day 5: A day at your leisure, but there is plenty do. Take the hotel shuttle into the nearby town of Levi where you can explore and for those who are more active, it is home to Finnish premier ski resort with piste’s to suit all levels of expertise.
Optional Recommended Activities: Skiing in Levi or Wild Food Cooking Workshop
Day 6: Transfer back to Rovaniemi airport for your departure flight home or on to your next destination.
* Please note Optional Recommended Activities are not included. Additional nights available on request.
Lapland is a remote, relatively untouched territory located in the Arctic Circle and offers one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. It’s impossible not to be taken in by the natural beauty of the pristine blankets of snow that cover the pine forests and frozen lakes. The temperatures in peak winter can reach very frosty temperatures some way below zero so it’s best to wrap up warm and keep yourself busy. Fortunately, there is plenty to keep you occupied whether you’re wanting to get active or simply relax.
Accommodation in Lapland:
Includes Glass Igloo Huts
Includes Glass Box Hotel
Includes Inari Wilderness Hotel
The Northern Lights are typically visible from late August to April but please do remember there are no guarantees, the ideal conditions are a clear but dark night with no clouds or full moon (it’s still possible to see them with a full moon but better when it’s not so bright). The Glass Igloos are available from late September through to the end of March.
November – March: The coldest months of the year with snow essentially guaranteed and November through to February the daylight is brief with the sun only being up for 5 to 6 hours.
The Duration & The Calendar
The Lapland Experience takes place over five nights and six days and typically commences every Wednesday during the season. So should you wish to travel for longer, then please let our team know and they’ll be more than happy to organise additional nights.
TO BOOK – please register interest and we’ll be in touch with payment details, and if you’d like to ensure there is a group booked on before committing we will take care of that and put you all in touch accordingly.
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