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.

 

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.

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 ride to the Wilderness

We drive by car about twenty minutes to meet reindeer, these adorable half-wild animals. After all the reindeer are harnessed, we sit down in sleighs and wrap ourselves in warm fur blankets. The three- kilometer ride allows us to experience the true wilderness of Lapland and magical tranquility of the forest.

After half an hour ride we enjoy homemade berry juice by an open fire in a Lappish tepee, kota, and hear
stories of reindeer and their annual cycle of life. You have also possibility take photos with your arctic
traveling companion.

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

Husky Farm Visit and 9km Sleigh Ride

At our destination, the Ylläs Husky farm, the husky guide will introduce us to the hundred Alaskan and
Siberian huskies. When we are familiar with the customs and habits of the dogs, we take part in a 9
kilometer husky sleigh safari. Every adult participant can steer the sleigh. After the trip we drink coffee in
Lapp teepee with the husky farm guides, where they will tell us a lot more about the interesting life of a
musher.

Duration: 2.5 hours / 9km
Price: 145 € / adult (sharing husky-sleigh) and 101.50 € / 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 through our local agents.

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 2020

Depart Return Nights Airport Adult Child
Fri 27 Nov Sun 29 Nov 2 Gatwick £1395 £1295*
Sun 29 Nov Wed 2 Dec 3 Gatwick £1395 £1295*
Wed 2 Dec Sat 5 Dec 3 Gatwick £1445 £1345*
Sat 5 Dec Mon 7 Dec 2 Gatwick £1445 £1345*
Mon 7 Dec Fri 11 Dec 4 Gatwick £1595 £1495*
Fri 11 Dec Mon 14 Dec 3 Gatwick £1745 £1645
Mon 14 Dec Thurs 17 Dec 3 Gatwick £1745 £1645
Thurs 17 Dec Sun 20 Dec 3 Gatwick £1795 £1695
Sun 20 Dec Wed 23 Dec 3 Gatwick £1845 £1745
Wed 23 Dec Fri 27 Dec 4 Gatwick £1995 £1895
  • our breaks are ATOL protected
  • Offers December 2020:
    Sunday 29 November – Wednesday 2 December 2020:
    3 nights for the price of 2
  • *First 5 departures of 2020:
    one child 50% discount based on a minimum of 4 passengers
  • 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.
  • child prices are for children aged between 2 and 11 years at the time of travel

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