Arctic
Short 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.

The Arctic Break is designed for adults offering longer safaris in groups of 6 to 8 persons. Search for the Northern Lights, ride into the National Forest with snowmobiles, mush your own team of huskies over 20km and try one of Finland’s favourite pastimes – cross country skiing. In December we offer this break with our direct flights with British Airways from London Gatwick. You can also step into the wild between January and April.

The silent fox gallops across the Arctic fells, its tail whipping up the powder snow as it goes… according to Sami legend, it is this very fox that is responsible for the renowned iridescent green and purple hues, its tail causing sparks to fly and light the night sky in the most breathtaking way imaginable.

Staking its claim amongst the world’s greatest natural phenomena, the Aurora Borealis is one of the most awe-inspiring and mysterious sights to behold. The result of solar winds sending charged particles towards Earth’s atmosphere, the appearance of the Northern Lights cannot be predicted by even the most modern technology, lending them almost mythical status for those hoping to catch a glimpse. For guests seeking out this great spectacle, the lights appear on average 200 nights a year in Finnish Lapland, and the further North you travel, the more chance you have of being witness. So why not take a trip to this magical part of the world, and who knows, the fox may just be dancing across the snow that night…

Itinerary

For December 2018 we have 2 and 3 night itineraries.

Between January and April 2019 we have a 4 night itinerary.

Lodge 67̊N Hotel Amenities & Facilities

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 is the prefect base to come back to after a day out in the Arctic North, where you can relax by the fire and wait for the Northern Lights to appear over the fells.

  • 7 standard rooms sleeping 2-3 persons
  • 1 suite
  • 1 apartment
  • Saunas
  • WiFi throughout
  • Breakfast room
  • Common room
  • Reception
  • Horseriding is 3.5km away
  • Supermarket is 650m away
  • Downhill ski slopes are 3.5km away
  • Lainio Snow Village is 33km away
Flights

In December the Arctic Break includes 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

Between January and April the short break does not include flights. We recommend booking flights with Finnair or British Airways

Departures & Prices

December 2018 Standard Room
2/3 Share
Depart Return Nights Airport Adult
Fri 30 Nov Sun 2 Dec 2 Gatwick £1495
Sun 2 Dec Wed 5 Dec 3 Gatwick £1645
Wed 5 Dec Sat 8 Dec 3 Gatwick £1645
Sat 8 Dec Tue 11 Dec 3 Gatwick £1695
Tue 11 Dec Fri 14 Dec 3 Gatwick £1695
Fri 14 Dec Mon 17 Dec 3 Gatwick £1795
Mon 17 Dec Thurs 20 Dec 3 Gatwick £1795
Thurs 20 Dec Sun 23 Dec 3 Gatwick £1795
Sun 23 Dec Thurs 27 Dec 4 Gatwick £1995

 

Standard Room
2/3 Share
Superior Room
2 Share
January – April 2019 Nights Adult Adult
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  • prices are per person
  • in December the itinerary and prices include direct flights with British Airways
  • between January and April the itinerary and prices do not include flights
  • we do not recommend these breaks for persons under the age of 16. We can certainly arrange for a bespoke itinerary based on your wishes and requirements.

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