Äkäslompolo
Festive Break

Overview

Nestled in a valley surrounded by 7 fells, the village of Äkäslompolo is home to 400 residents 200km north of the Arctic Circle. Located 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.

The small and privately owned Lodge 67̊N is a beautifully decorated hotel, a short walk from the village centre and within 10-15 minutes of all activities.

Lodge 67̊N facilities for all guests:

  • 2 saunas
  • WiFi throughout
  • breakfast room
  • common room
  • reception
  • small gym

N.B. cold continental breakfast, lunch and dinner are buffet style delivered by our catering company. Lodge 67°N does not have a full hotel kitchen/restaurant and due to strict alcohol laws in Finland Lodge 67°N is unable to serve alcohol.

(right image: Lodge 67̊N Lounge)

Standard Rooms

The 7 standard rooms in total are furnished with a double bed (extra bed can be added to sleep 3), TV, kitchenette, toilet and shower. Some rooms have balconies. Rooms are 22m2 – 25m3.

Suite

In the suite there is one bedroom, a living room (with sofa bed for 2 children), a kitchenette, and a bathroom-toilet. A large balcony facing north, to the fell mountains. The suite is 43m2.

Apartment

A cozy apartment with three twin bedrooms, for 6-8 person, an own sauna, two toilets, kitchen, dining room, common living room, sauna and two showers. The apartment is situated in the same building as the other rooms of Lodge 67˚N, but with a separate entrance. There are two floors in the apartment: Entrance, sauna, showers and one toilet are on first floor, bedrooms, dining area, common living room and the other toilet are upstairs.  The apartment is 110m2.

(left image: Lodge 67̊N Apartment)

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 Lodge 67̊N 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

Twenty minutes away from Lodge 67̊N is Hyyverova, where Hannu the reindeer herder and his reindeer are waiting. When all the reindeer are harnessed, sit back and relax in your sleigh and head into the snow covered pine forest for a four kilometer long reindeer sleigh ride. After about half an hour to forty minutes you have a chance to feed the reindeer big portions of lichen and warm up with hot coffee and homemade berry juice in the Lappish teepee.

Hannu has lived with reindeer all his life and will be happy to answer any questions on the lives of the reindeer and the reindeer herders themselves.

Duration: 3 hours
Price: 135 € / adult and 94,50 € / child

Snowshoe trip to Ylläs

The ancient Finns roamed the forests on wooden skis fashioned from birch, nowadays the snowshoes are more advanced but you can still experience the same thrill as you head for the fells, following gullies carved by the glaciers of the last Ice Age. For about three kilometers you head up through the rugged scenery of the Ylläs-Pallas National Park. A leisurely pace allows you to observe the world around you.

Duration: 2.5 hours
Price: 47 € / adult and 32,90 € / child

Husky farm visit and sleigh safari

Visiting the same husky farm as on your arrival you can almost double the length of the safari with the 9km trail with your own team of dogs.  After the visit you have another chance to warm up in the Lappish tepee and ask any more questions that you may have about the dogs.

Duration: 2.5 hours
Price: 140 € / adult (sharing husky-sleigh) and 98 € / child

Cross country skiing school

The cross country skiing school is suitable for all ages and skill levels (even if you have never skied before) as long as you are old enough to walk. The Finns have a saying “if you can walk you can ski” and it is not uncommon to see small children skiing to school.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: 49 € / adult and 34.30 € / child

Art of Ice & Snow

1500 tons of snow and 300 tons of 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 35km away from Äkäslompolo the Snow Village is about 30 minutes from Ylläshumina by bus. Enjoy a guided tour around the hotel, ice restaurant and bar. Before heading back to Äkäslompolo, enjoy a hot drink and a 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. 

Duration: 2 hours
Price: 65 € / adult and 45.50 € / child

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 2018
Standard Room
2/3 Share
Suite
4 share
Apartment
6/7/8 Share
Depart Return Nights Airport Adult Child Adult Child Adult Child
Fri 30 Nov Sun 2 Dec 2 Gatwick £1395 £1295 £1395 £1295 £1395 £1295
Sun 2 De Wed 5 Dec 3 Gatwick £1395 £1295 £1395 £1295 £1395 £1295
Wed 5 Dec Sat 8 Dec 3 Gatwick £1445 £1345 £1445 £1345 £1445 £1345
Sat 8 Dec Tue 11 Dec 3 Gatwick £1595 £1495 £1595 £1495 £1595 £1495
Tue 11 Dec Fri 14 Dec 3 Gatwick £1595 £1495 £1595 £1495 £1595 £1495
Fri 14 Dec Mon 17 Dec 3 Gatwick £1695 £1595 £1695 £1595 £1695 £1595
Mon 17 Dec Thurs 20 Dec 3 Gatwick £1695 £1595 £1695 £1595 £1695 £1595
Thurs 20 Dec Sun 23 Dec 3 Gatwick SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Sun 23 Dec Thurs 27 Dec 4 Gatwick £1845 £1745 £1845 £1745 £1845 £1745
  • Offer:
    Sunday 2 December – Wednesday 5 December 2018:
    3 nights for the price of 2
  • 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.

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