Typically rustic and ever-so cosy, the log cabin has long been the go-to accommodation travellers north of the Arctic Circle. But, never before has it been given such a luxurious makeover as it has at Levi Spirit, a collection of stylish villas deep in the wilds of Finnish Lapland. On this short break you’ll take to the snow on a full spread of included activities – there’s a husky safari, a guided reindeer ride through the pine forest and even a Northern Lights hunt by snowmobile ¬– before returning to soothing Jacuzzis baths, saunas and delicious meals cooked by a private chef.
Begin your trip in style as you’re whisked to the airport in chauffeur-driven comfort before enjoying included VIP airport lounge access. Then, after your flight to Kittilä north of the Arctic Circle, you’ll begin your adventures in Finnish Lapland. It all starts with a transfer, included of course, to your accommodation at Levi Spirit Villas. Here, amid the wintry wilderness of Finland’s far north, you’ll settle into world of contemporary sophistication, welcomed by a three-course dinner cooked by your very own private chef. If you like, you can even arrange for a bartender to pour and serve your drinks.
After an indulgent breakfast, served by your butler, your adventure begins in earnest as you head out for a husky-sledding excursion. With instruction included, you’ll ride two to a sled, so you’ll have the chance to mush and steer your team of dogs, and sit back to take in the views as you race along silent trails beneath the snow-laden canopy. Then, back at base, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of well-earned relaxation by the fire followed by another of those delicious dinners; perhaps swap the comforts of your villa retreat for the restaurants of nearby Levi – the Kuura Brasserie and Colorado Bar & Grill are both excellent options. Finally, before the day’s out, you’ll have the chance to head outside once more, this time on either a snowmobile or snowshoes, as you go in search of the Northern Lights.
Breakfast & Dinner included
After the high-speed pursuits of the previous day, today’s included activity is far more sedate. Departing the villa after breakfast, you’ll travel out to a local reindeer herd to learn how the local Sami people have relied on these animals for food and warmth for centuries. You’ll also see just how effective the reindeer are at tackling the deep snow as you enjoy on a ride through the wilderness. It’s all followed by a free afternoon, which you can either spend back at the villa or exploring Levi’s alpine playground, the setting for some of Finland’s finest downhill skiing. Then, in the evening, you’ll have the chance to sign off in style with a farewell dinner, one last sauna and perhaps a last glimpse of the aurora in the clear night sky.
Breakfast & Dinner included
Tuck into a delicious breakfast before your included transfer back to Kittilä and your flight home. On arrival, a chauffeur transfer will see you home.
"I'm often asked how best to combine wilderness adventure with genuine luxury, and this short break to Levi Spirit Villas in Finnish Lapland ticks all of the right boxes. Days here are spent exploring one of the country's most beautiful regions, with a choice of excursions that range from classic husky safaris and snowmobiling trips to optional days out to Levi's alpine ski slopes, which are among the best in the Nordics. But, for me, it's the evenings that really set this place apart. What better way to unwind after a wilderness adventure than with a private sauna and a sumptuous dinner cooked by your very own chef?"
Winter 2018 - 2019 from: £2,990 pp