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Igloo prices from 368€/night (breakfast&dinner incl)


Ivalo airport - 30 min drive from Igloo resort


Location.


Location: Finland - Lapland - Saariselkä.

By air: Helsinki - Ivalo daily flights. Flight time - 1h40m. Price from 39€. Airport: 41 km.
From airport: bus to Saariselkä+taxi, or taxi from airport (35km).

By train: Helsinki - Rovaniemi daily trains. Duration - 8-12h. Price from 68€. Station: 250 km.
From train station: bus to Saariselkä+taxi or rental car self-drive.

Our transport easiness rating: 4/5

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä


Kakslauttanen igloo hotel is well-known Lapland resort in Finland.
Accommodation types: Glass igloos, Kelo-glass igloos, Snow igloos and traditional log chalets. All possible activities in 1 place. 2 Restaurants, igloo-bar, smoke saunas, equipment rental.

Address: Kakslauttanen, 99890 Saariselka Finland

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Kakslauttanen

1. SMALL GLASS IGLOO at Kakslauttanen


2 person igloos with WC and option for an extra bed for child. Double bed or 2 single beds at the igloo.

Saunas and showers are in separate buildings.

Small glass igloos are available for rent during Northern Lights season: from third week of August until the end of April.

Igloo price includes accommodation, half-board (breakfast and dinner).
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2. LARGE GLASS IGLOO at Kakslauttanen


2-4 person igloos with WC and shower. Double bed and 2 single beds, or 4 separate beds at the igloo.

Saunas and showers are also available in separate buildings.

Large glass igloos are available for rent during Northern Lights season: from third week of August until the end of April.

Igloo price includes accommodation, half-board (breakfast and dinner).
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3. KELO-GLASS IGLOO at Kakslauttanen


Kelo-Glass igloos is upgraded version of standard igloos. It is a comfortable log cabin with the panoramic sky view glass igloo bed-room in the attic.

Up to 6 sleeps at Kelo-Glass igloo. Kelo-Igloo has private sauna, fireplace, kitchenette, and a bedroom with a glass roof.

Kelo-Igloos are made from Lapland’s Kelo pinewood. What is KELO-wood?

Kelo-Igloos are located at West Village of Kakslauttanen resort (about 5 km from the East Village - older part of the resort).
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Activities at Kakslauttanen resort


# Husky safaris
# Reindeer safaris
# Snowmobile safaris
# Aurora hunting
# Ice fishing

More about Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort and what to do there.

Igloo prices and booking / Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort


VIDEO from Arctic Direct / Kelo Glass Igloos @ Kakslauttanen
Snowmobile
WHAT TO DO AROUND:

SAARISELKA SKI RESORT


Saariselkä is the northernmost Ski Resort in Finland.

Saariselkä is a popular tourist destination due to Urho Kekkonen National Park, Sámi people living at the area, Gold mining legends of the area, Lapland scenery of Kaunispää and Iisakkipää fells, the Northern Lights and Glass igloo hotels.

Saariselka
PRACTICAL INFO:

Northern Lights Hunting tutorial.


Glass Igloo - What is it?


Everything about Glass Igloos in Finland:

Classical and luxury igloos - Cheap and high-priced.
Where igloos are located and How to see the Northern Lights from an igloo.

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Golden Crown Levin Iglut (Igloo)



Igloos are located at No.1 ski resort in Finland - Levi. Dramatic location on top of a fell, incredible winter landscapes.

Comfort level 4/5.
Transport - 4.5/5.
Diversity of activities, bars, restaurants, shops - 5/5.
Price from 399€/night.

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Snowman World Glass igloo Resort apartment, Rovaniemi



Luxury glass apartments with sauna and outdoor heated jacuzzi. Santa Claus Village - few steps from the apartment.

Transport - 5/5.
Diversity of activities, bars, restaurants, shops - 5/5.
Price from 496€/night.



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NEW 2017

Reviews. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort


“my bucket list to see the Northern Lights this is the only perfect way of doing it in a glass igloo. Traveller from UK”

“Fun, comfortable, and entertaining resort. Traveller from USA.”

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5 November 2017 Northern Lights Photography Course
A five day (Sun-Thu) course on photographing the Aurora Borealis and nature in Utsjoki November 5-9th, 2017.
During the course you will take photos whenever possible, night and day. You will also learn how to edit photos in Adobe Lightroom.
The price of the course is 450€ per person. The price includes the five-day program. Accommodation and meals are not included.
99980 Utsjoki, Finland
18 November 2017
start 19.00
Aurora Chasing with Professional Photographer
18.11.2017 / 19:00 - 23:59 / Hotel Inari, Inari
Maximum of 6 people so the tour remains very cosy. This also allows great flexibility on the ground that we can cover to increase our chances to see the Northern Lights!
After an important safety briefing, we will start driving in the direction of the good weather. This will bring us either East to the Russian border, or further North or West to the Norwegian border. Sometimes we may even have to enter Norway and take photos on the shore of the Arctic Ocean!
Aurora hunt might last from 3 hours up to the entire night. THE PRICE for a full night of Aurora hunting, including hot drinks and some light snacks is, with a pick up in Inari: 165 euros / person (on the basis of up to 6 people in the tour). This includes photography tips and help with setting up your camera for those who need it.
Next event dates: 18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26 November
Hotel Inari, Inarintie 40, 99870 Inari, Finland
21 November 2017 19.00 Kota (Lappish Hut) Cooking Course
21.11.2017 / 17:00 - 21:00 / Santa´s Hotel Tunturi, Saariselkä
Cooking course is held in Santa’s Hotel Tunturi’s Lappish Hut, “Kota” and dinner is prepared on open fire. Lesson is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced food lovers where our chef gives instructions for the dinner preparing. This course has a minimum of 5 participants, maximum 15.
PRICE 105€ / person including teaching, dinner and “Kotakokkaaja” (=Lappish Hut Cook) apron.
Santa´s Hotel, Lutontie 3, 99830 Saariselka, Finland
22 November 2017 19.30 Aurora Dinner
22.11.2017 / 19:30 - 23:30 / Pro Safaris Lapin Luontolomat, Saariselkä
This evening begins with a transfer to our kota hut where the dinner is served. The kota hut is located in the middle of forest close to a small lake, far away of any town lights. While you enjoy your dinner the staff is keeping watch and informs if the Aurora Borealis appear! After the dinner we walk a short distance to the lake and wait for the Auroras. On the way back to Saariselkä we make two stops at the top of the fells.
PRICE 130€/person incl. transfers, guide, dinner with alcohol free drinks. Duration approx. 4 hours, starting time 19.30. Minimum 10 persons.
Lutontie 3, 99830 Saariselka, Finland
23 November 2017 The Polar Night Jazz Festival
The Polar Night Jazz Festival 23-26 November 20017 in Inari-Saariselkä Region will bring together some of the best Finnish performers, local sami artists and also an international guest from the Netherlands.
The festival programme is offering a variety of events, from dinner concerts at a banquet hotel or a cosy gourmet restaurant to short introductory performances at the central event corner, JazzArena or more intimate concerts in the local chapel or nature hut in the forest.
This event will see some unique performances linking different artists and music arrangements created only for the Polar Night Jazz Festival in the Far North.
The Northern Lights dancing in the skies and snow-covered trees will add to this unique experience in the Far North, some 250 km north of the Arctic Circle where music echoes in the harmony with the arctic environment.
Lutontie 3, 99830 Saariselka, Finland
24 November 2017
10:00 - 17:00
SKI SAARISELKÄ - SEASON OPENING
24.11.2017 - 26.11.2017 / 10:00 - 17:00 / Ski Saariselkä, Saariselkä
Welcome to the season opening weekend at Ski Saariselkä!
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Glass Igloos at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Saariselkä, Finland


What is Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort?

This is legendary and probably most farmhouse Glass Igloo resort in Finland, Lapland. People from all over the world come here to see the Northern Lights and try all sorts of Lapland activities.

The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is divided in two villages: East village (older one) and West village (newest one). Each of them has their own glass igloos, wooden cabins, restaurant, reception and activities.

The Kakslauttanen resort, open year-round except for May. Glass Igloos are open for rent during Northern Lights season: from 24-25 of August until the end of April.


Where Kakslauttanen Igloos are located and how to get there?

Kakslauttanen Igloos are located in the wilderness, 250 km north from the Arctic Circle.

International Ivalo airport – 30 min drive away.
Finnair and Norwegian fly regularly between Helsinki and Ivalo. Also direct seasonal flights from London, Frankfurt available. You can book your airport transfer at the same time as booking your stay at Igloos.

You can combine your stay in Kakslauttanen igloos with a city break in Finland’s capital, Helsinki, as all flights to Lapland depart from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL). So come to Helsinki, take a break for 1-2 days here and then catch a connection flight to Ivalo.

Buses to and from Rovaniemi all stop at Kakslauttanen Igloo resort. Journey takes about 3 hours.

It is possible to come here by car. Resort is located either side of the main northbound Lapland highway to the North Cape, Norway.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort address: Kiilopääntie 9, 99830 Saariselkä.
Free parking available.
Be aware of snow-ice covered roads during winter season and studded tires is necessary!


Is it really possible to see the Northern Lights lights from Kakslauttanen Igloo?

The location of the resort is just perfect for seeing the Northern Lights. As soon as Aurora is a priority for the Kakslauttanen, igloos are designed the best way to see and enjoy it. No light pollution, very few trees obscuring the sky nearby, ice-frost free glass, Aurora alarm service available.

The Northern Lights season lasts from late August to late April.

However, nobody can guarantee Northern Lights during your stay. More tips how to see Northern lights and Aurora Alarm services.


Are Glass Igloos worth the money?

It is hard to say.

If you are going to Lapland as "one in a lifetime experience"...
If you are lucky and see the Northern lights during your stay...
If you expectations meet the reality...
Keep in mind that you are paying for an experience, not luxury!

Price for 2 night at igloo might be as high as 1 week log cottage rental in Finland at the same area. Even if you are not staying in a glass igloo you can go outside when it gets dark and try your Aurora luck.


How to get best deals for Igloos?

Try Last Minute deals for igloos! Price can be with discount up to 10-30%!


Good to know when planning a trip to Kakslauttanen Arctic Igloo resort.

# There are no food shops at the area. Food at restaurant can be expensive.

# The nearest supermarket is 10 km away from Kakslauttanen. If you do not have a car, the only way to get there is to order taxi. Price for return trip might be up to 50 euro.

# Glass Igloos are quite small and hard to share for non-couple or family. Choose Kelo-Glass Igloo if you have more then 2 persons.

# Glass Igloos are quite basic inside, no luxury, just great views.

# Igloo check-in is around 14:00-15:00. Check-out is at 10:00.

# If you come early, there is a possibility to leave luggage in the luggage room. You are welcome to join some activities while waiting for the check-in.

# You can use wooden sleighs to take your luggage into igloo. Luggage service also available for extra fee.

# No WiFi, phone and TV at Igloos. Internet is available at reception and restaurant area. Take a rest from technology :-)

# Best time to visit Lapland and Kakslauttanen igloos? October - December might be quite snowy time with a lot of clouds. January might be quite cold. From mid February to end of April is the optimal time.

# Do not be afraid of coldness in Lapland. It can be quite cold there, but air is dry and no wind when it is freezing. Also you can find all the winter clothes for hire there.


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