Max Zaharenkov

Hotel Review: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Hotel Reviews
A Magical Stay in Kakslauttanen, Finland: A Journey to the Heart of Lapland

Nestled in the serene wilderness of Finnish Lapland, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is a place where magic meets reality. My recent stay at this enchanting resort offered an unparalleled experience that transported me into a world of breathtaking beauty, profound tranquility, and adventurous escapades. This blog post is a recount of my unforgettable journey to Kakslauttanen, a destination that should be on every traveler's bucket list.

The Arrival: First Impressions

The journey to Kakslauttanen is an adventure in itself. As my plane descended into Ivalo, the nearest airport, the view of the endless snow-covered landscapes and dense forests was nothing short of mesmerizing. A short drive from the airport, and I arrived at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, a hidden gem in the heart of Lapland.

From the moment I stepped into the resort, I was enveloped in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The reception area, adorned with rustic decor and a roaring fireplace, provided a cozy refuge from the Arctic chill. The staff greeted me with friendly smiles, setting the tone for what was to become a remarkable stay.

The Accommodations: A Room with a View

Kakslauttanen is renowned for its iconic glass igloos, and rightfully so. Staying in one of these igloos was like living in a snow globe. The igloo's glass dome offered an unobstructed view of the sky, allowing me to gaze at the stars and, if lucky, the mesmerizing dance of the Northern Lights from the comfort of my bed.

The igloos are ingeniously designed, blending modern comforts with an intimate connection to nature. Despite the freezing temperatures outside, the igloo was a cozy sanctuary, thanks to its thermal glass walls. It was an experience unlike any other, providing a unique blend of luxury and wilderness.

The Activities: Adventure Awaits

Kakslauttanen offers an array of activities that allow guests to immerse themselves in the magic of Lapland. I embarked on a husky safari, which was an exhilarating experience. Gliding through the snowy landscape, led by a team of enthusiastic huskies, was a moment of pure joy and freedom. The connection between the dogs and their environment was palpable, and their energy was infectious.

Another highlight was the reindeer safari. It was a serene journey through the silent forests, offering a glimpse into the traditional Lappish way of life. The reindeer moved gracefully through the snow, with the only sounds being the soft crunching beneath their hooves and the whisper of the wind.

For those seeking a more adventurous thrill, snowmobiling through the Arctic wilderness is a must. The vast, open landscapes, dotted with snow-covered trees and frozen lakes, provided a dramatic backdrop for an adrenaline-fueled adventure.

The Northern Lights: A Spectacular Display

One of the main reasons travelers flock to Kakslauttanen is the opportunity to witness the Northern Lights, and the resort did not disappoint. On a clear night, the sky exploded in a vibrant display of colors. Shades of green and purple danced across the heavens, creating a spectacle that was both otherworldly and profoundly moving. It was a reminder of the sheer beauty and power of nature, a moment that will stay with me forever.

The Cuisine: A Taste of Lapland

Dining at Kakslauttanen was an experience in itself. The resort's restaurants serve a variety of Lappish delicacies, prepared with fresh, local ingredients. I indulged in dishes like reindeer fillet, Arctic char, and cloudberries, each offering a unique taste of the region's culinary heritage. The cozy ambiance, combined with the hearty food, made each meal a delightful experience.

The Conclusion: Unforgettable Memories

As my stay at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort came to an end, I found myself reflecting on the unforgettable experiences I had. This magical corner of the world offers more than just a holiday; it provides a journey into the heart of Lapland, filled with adventure, wonder, and tranquility.

Kakslauttanen is a place where you can disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature. It's a destination that offers a unique blend of luxury and wilderness, where you can witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Northern Lights, embark on adventures through the Arctic landscape, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Lappish wilderness.

As I bid farewell to Kakslauttanen, I took with me memories that will last a lifetime. This enchanting resort is a testament to the beauty and magic of Lapland, a place that every traveler should experience at least once. My journey to Kakslauttanen was a reminder of the beauty that lies in the simple moments – a quiet night under the stars, the joy of gliding through the snow with a team of huskies, and the warmth of Lappish hospitality. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is not just a place to stay; it's a destination that captures the heart and soul of the Arctic, offering an escape into a world of wonder and enchantment.

Embarking on my journey through the magical Arctic landscapes of Kakslauttanen and beyond, I've captured moments that are more than just snapshots—they're gateways to adventure. Each igloo night under the auroras, every husky safari, and all the quiet moments in between are shared with you through my lens on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok [@maxzaharenkov].