Äkäs Catered Cabins
Festive Break

Overview

Äkäs  Catered Cabins

The Äkäs Catered Cabins are situated on the edge of Äkäslompolo village, on the doorstep of the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, Finland’s third largest national park. Äkäslompolo is enveloped by breath-taking scenery and is the perfect setting for Arctic adventure and a magical, festive atmosphere. Reindeer are often seen walking through the village and past hotels and shops.

Meals are freshly prepared and delivered to your cabin by our catering company with dinner on the last evening taken at Haltiakammi, a highly rated local restaurant. We also provide a welcome basket with wine and refreshments.

1 Bedroom Cabins – sleeping up to 5 persons

Built in a traditional Finnish style these terraced cabins are located on the edge of Äkäslompolo village. The cabin sleeps up to 5 persons.
Area: Between 45 and 49 square metres
Bedrooms: 1 bedroom on the ground floor, mezzanine with 3 twin beds
Cabin facilities: fully equipped kitchen, sauna, fireplace, 1 bathroom with wet-room, 2 toilets, TV, hairdryer, WiFi

2 Bedroom Cabins – sleeping up to 7 persons

Built in a traditional Finnish style these terraced cabins are located on the edge of Äkäslompolo village. The cabin sleeps up to 7 persons.
Area: Between 66 and 72 square metres
Bedrooms: 2 bedrooms on the ground floor, mezzanine with 3 twin beds
Cabin facilities: fully equipped kitchen, sauna, fireplace, 1 bathroom with wet-room, 2 toilets, TV, hairdryer, WiFi.

Itinerary

For December we have 2 and 3 night itineraries and a 4 night itinerary over Christmas (23rd – 27th December).

Optionals

Although your itinerary includes many activities you may wish to try some optionals (prices are an indication only)

Searching for perch with snowshoes

A short distance from the cabins is Äkäslompolo lake where your will be able to drill holes in the ice and wait and see if there are any takers for the bait. With beautiful views of the lake, the fells and the village the trip is well worth taking even if you don’t catch anything.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: 35 € / adult and 24,50 € / child

Reindeer safari by Hannu

We drive by car about twenty minutes to Hyyverova, where Hannu with his reindeer is already waiting for us.
After all the reindeer are harnessed, we sit in sleighs under reindeer skins and head into the snow covered pine forest for a three kilometres long reindeer sleigh ride. After a half an hour we will come back and enjoy coffee and homemade berry juice in a Lappish teepee. Having lived his whole life with the reindeer, Hannu tells us about reindeer herding and breeding and will answer all our questions about reindeer.

Duration: 2 hours 45 mins
Price: 140 € / adult and 98 € / child

Snowshoe trip to Ylläs

The ancient Finns roamed the forests on wooden skis fashioned from birch and the Lapps sped across the snow in reindeer sleighs. Nowadays we head for the fells on snowshoes, following the gullies carved by the glaciers of the last Ice Age. For about three kilometres we head up through the rugged scenery of the Ylläs-Pallas National Park. This leisurely pace allows us time to observe the world around us, and with any luck, we may catch a
glimpse of the ancient spirits of Lapland.

Duration: 2.5 hours
Price: 49 € / adult and 34,30 € / child

1/2 Day Husky Safari

Exploring the Lappish nature with huskies is an unforgettable experience.
When we arrive to the Ylläs Husky Farm, we will hear the dogs already from the distance and it is obvious, they are eager to start pulling! After an introduction into dogsledding it is time to release the musher in us. Dashing through snow covered pine forests and over plains, only hearing the breathing of the dogs, their paws in the snow and our own heartbeat, will be a memory of a life time! When we arrive back to the camp we will warm ourselves up in the hut with some hot drinks and hear many stories about mushing and husky breeding. Every adult participant can steer the sleigh.

Duration: 4 hours / 25km
Price: 204 € / adult (sharing husky-sleigh) and 142,80 € / child

Cross country skiing school

We will start the tour by choosing the ski equipment from Äkäslompolo Sportshop. The teacher will first show the basic techniques of cross-country skiing and then we practice on a flat place. When it is going on well enough we head for a short trip to the maintained skiing tracks.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: 50 € / adult and 35 € / child

Art of Ice & Snow

20 million kilos of snow and 350 000 kilos of crystal clear natural ice are used every year to create the unique Lainio Snow Village. Artists from around the world spend many hours crafting the ice blocks into fantastic sculptures. Located only 35 km away from Äkäslompolo it is within easy reach for us. We will go there by bus and
enjoy a guided tour through the hotel, ice restaurant and bar. Before we head back to Äkäslompolo, we will enjoy a hot drink with bun in the Lainio inn.
NB this option is not available for the 2 night break. The expected opening of the Snow Village this year is 12th December. We are at times able to secure early entry but please note that parts of the hotel may still be under construction.

Availability of optionals is subject to weather conditions. Activities can be booked once in Lapland.

Flights
  • Flights are available from London Gatwick only
  • Magic of Lapland flights are all fully chartered with British Airways
  • Provisional flight times between UK and Lapland:
    Departure Date:
    depart London Gatwick 0700 arrive Kittilä, Lapland 1235
    Return Date:
    depart Kittilä, Lapland 2010 arrive London Gatwick 2145
  • flight time is approximately 3.5 hours
  • Upgrade to British Airways Club Europe £350pp (return) subject to availability

Departures & Prices

December 2019
Depart Return Nights Airport Adult Child
Fri 29 Nov Sun 1 Dec 2 Gatwick £1445 £1345
Sun 1 Dec Wed 4 Dec 3 Gatwick £1445 £1345
Wed 4 Dec Sat 7 Dec 3 Gatwick £1495 £1395
Sat 7 Dec Tue 10 Dec 3 Gatwick £1645 £1545
Tue 10 Dec Sat 14 Dec 4 Gatwick £1645 £1545
Sat 14 Dec Tue 17 Dec 3 Gatwick £1745 £1645
Tue 17 Dec Fri 20 Dec 3 Gatwick £1745 £1645
Fri 20 Dec Mon 23 Dec 3 Gatwick Coming Soon
Mon 23 Dec Fri 27 Dec 4 Gatwick Coming Soon
  • Offers December 2019:
    Sunday 1 December – Wednesday 4 December 2019:
    3 nights for the price of 2Tuesday 10 December – Saturday 14 December 2019:
    4 nights for the price of 3
  • child prices are for children aged between 2 and 11 years at the time of travel
  • infant price is from £450 depending on date of departure. Infant price applies to infants between 0-23 months at the time of travel. Please note that infants do not count towards number of persons sharing
  • we do not recommend children under the age of 6 months to travel to Lapland. Please note that participation in safaris for children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years is weather dependent and will be up to the discretion of the local guides who will access the safety of the activity at the time. Should the infant not be able to part-take in a safari one adult will need to stay behind with them. Infants can still take part in the Santa activity day and visit to Santa.

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