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Santa`s Resort Kakslauttanen is now open. The resort includes Santa's own house,
where Santa receives visitors. Elves serve hot drinks and ginger biscuits during your
Near Santa's house there is a large reindeer pen, where you can see some of Santa's
and his elves' reindeer and even drive a reindeer-drawn sledge in winter! In summer
reindeer roam freely in the area, which has two peat shelters for them to use in hot
weather. This is a good place for visitors to see and take pictures of reindeer.
Santa and his elves have built a 50 metres long and 10 metres high bridge over a bog
to Gold Creek, where Gold Elves live in their own hut. Near the bridge there is a 10
metres high tower, home to the Bridgekeeper Elf. In summer Gold Elves dig for gold
together with the other elves in Gold Creek.
Santa, Gold Elves and the Smith Elf have a secret recipe that allows them to create
millions of presents from the gold dug by the Gold Elves. You can see the light
sparkling, when the Smith Elf pitches gold nuggets into his forge and presents fly
around the world just like text messages.
In summer visitors can pan for gold at Santa's resort under the direction of Gold and
other elves. You can keep any nuggets you find. The Gold Elves guarantee that
everybody will find at least one nugget and often more. The Gold Elf “Räyhä” has
found several large nuggets in Gold Creek with the biggest one weighing 30
grammes! In winter Santa's Resort offers a perfect hill for sledding, located just
beside the cafe and souvenir shop. If you are eager to see Northern Lights, look no
further, as Santa's Resort provides an excellent spot for watching Aurora Borealis.
You can experience all this for two hours with elves as your guide. Santa's Resort
Kakslauttanen is conveniently located just 15 minutes drive from Saariselkä area,
west of Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen. You can come by car and also by
snowmobile or with a husky team in winter.
The ancient Finns regarded the sauna as a sacred and healing place. The first saunas in Finland were
smoke saunas, in which Finns used to combat harsh realities of the climate both for the enjoyment and
for its physical, mental and even spiritual benefits.
The process of heating a smoke sauna is lengthy. When sauna is being heated up it is filled with
smoke, which is ventilated out through an opening in the wall. A smoke sauna is the purest sauna
alternative because it is disinfected by the smoke during the heating. The steam is soft, honeyflavoured and sweeet and after the visit one is endowed with an incredibly pleasant feeling for many
Nowadays sauna is an integral part of Finnish Culture and is part of Finnish identity. Like a spiritual
experience, it is something that cannot be described with words, but instead has to be experienced.
Sauna in ice. Hotel Kakslauttanen.
Glass igloo provides an one of a kind opportunity to admire the northern lights and
millions of stars of the crystal clear Lapp sky in a comfortable room temperature. Built
from a special thermal glass the temperature inside the igloo always stays a normal
level. It also prevents the glass from not getting white frosted, hence keeping the view
clear even when the temperature outside drops to under -30°C. Every igloo is equipped
with a toilet and luxury beds.
Glass Igloos and Kammi
Located on the Levi fell in
Utsuvaara region, 350m
above sea level kammi and
glass igloos are surrounded
by forest and offer
magnificent views of nature
and the Arctic surroundings.
Perfect for couples and
quiet family retreats, but still
with an easy access to ski
slopes, restaurants, golf
course and snowmobile
routes. The igloo's heated
glass roof and the rotating
bed allow you to follow stars
and Northern Lights.
Igloo Village Kakslauttanen ****
Hotel Kakslauttanen provides a unique
experience in the Saariselkä Fell area of Finnish
Lapland. It offers accommodation in traditional
wood cabins and has the world’s largest smoke
Each cabin has its own kitchenette, garden area
and private sauna. Free Wi-Fi is available in the
hotel’s public areas.
Kakslauttanen Hotel has 4 restaurants, including
2 in a traditional Laplander hut. Each restaurant
serves Laplandic specialities such as reindeer
and char-grilled salmon. The hotel’s smoke sauna
even has its own restaurant, Savusauna.
2 other saunas are located in adjacent log cabins,
which share a terrace. Each sauna has a
relaxation room with open fireplace. The nearby
ice hole is the perfect place to cool off.
Guests can also rent cross-country skis, Nordic
walking sticks and snow shoes. Urho Kekkonen
National Park is 50 km from Kakslauttanen Igloo
This hotel provides a unique
experience in the Saariselkä Fell
area of Finnish Lapland. It offers
accommodation in glass igloos
and has the world’s largest
Price: from 300EUR per night