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A once-in-a-lifetime Lapland holiday with Northern Lights snowmobile safari, snowshoe excursion, and visit to the SnowVillage - with breakfast and all travel
If you were to draw up a shortlist of indulgent treats, this breathtaking Lapland adventure would surely feature. Somewhere with twinkly lights. And cosy blankets. And snow. A place where you can get truly excited about the cold weather and make the festive buzz last all year. Why then not just go straight to the land that invented winter?
A snowy wilderness at the northern tip of Finland, Lapland is the ultimate winter wonderland. The unspoilt natural beauty of this twinkling, sugar-dusted destination is brought to life with some of the most thrilling Arctic activities out there - all yours for the discovering. You’ll be treated to three excursions by renowned local operator Lapland Safaris. Enjoy a magical Northern Light snowmobile safari in search of the mystical Aurora Borealis – a true bucket-list experience. You’ll make a memorable snowshoe trip among the snow fields and pine forests for a taste of the wilderness. You'll also visit the Snow Village, a collection of ice-built structures featuring imaginative ice art and sculptures, where you can indulge in a drink at the candlelit ice bar. The 200,000 square-metre village has a different theme every year; last year the theme was Game of Thrones and this year is sure to be just as spectacular! During your stay you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy a spot of skiing too, with Finland’s longest slopes (63 in all) and 29 ski lifts within easy reach.
Your home for your stay will be Lapland Hotel Ylläskaltio, a rustic ski resort in the village of Äkäslompolo, near the slopes of Ylläs. After a day of outdoor pursuits, you'll be able to switch off in your room's very own sauna, before enjoying a relaxing tipple in the lobby bar. You'll have quick and easy transport to the slopes and a ski school, too.
Good to know
The Northern Lights are of course a naturally occurring phenomenon, so while you will have a good chance of seeing them (and we'll cross our fingers for you), we cannot guarantee they will oblige. Please be sure to bring a valid driving licence with you for any snowmobile activities.
Please note that the seats on your flights will be allocated when you check-in and you will not have the option to pre-purchase seat upgrades before then.
Visiting the ultimate winter destination - a dream of frozen lakes and snow-topped pines
Dashing through the snow on a snowmobile as you chase the Northern Lights
Visiting the incredible SnowVillage and its buildings - and bar - made of ice
For more information on the hotel, please visit their website or read reviews from previous guests on TripAdvisor
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