When it comes to luxury off the beaten track, those resourceful Finns have become quite the experts. From glass-igloo-and-ice-hotel combos to designer treetop hideaways, there’s seemingly nothing that they can’t make a success of. The all-new L7 Lodge in the heart of snowy Lapland is yet another example. But, instead of looking to the cutting edge of the country’s acclaimed design scene, this latest offering takes its style notes from the traditional log cabins of yesteryear, pairing rustic timber walls and floors with cosy fireplaces, rich fabrics and plush furnishings that are a welcome contrast to the wilderness outside. It’s a setting showcased to perfection on this action-packed four-day break as you pair days of dogsledding and snowmobiling with relaxing evenings spent soaking in Jacuzzis and dining on delicious regional cuisine.
Begin your holiday in style with included chauffeur drive transfer to your departure airport and complimentary lounge access before your flight to Kittila in Finnish Lapland. The seamless start to your trip continues on arrival as a waiting transfer whisks you through the wilderness to your luxury log-cabin accommodation. Here, after a welcome drink, you’ll settle into your VIP room – one of only seven at the lodge – before enjoying some free time to explore your new surroundings. You might choose to head outside, making the most of free-to-hire cross-country skis and snowshoes, or simply relax in the sauna or outdoor Jacuzzi, watching the sky for the Northern Lights. Then, in the evening, you’ll head to the restaurant for the first of your included meals – a sumptuous three-course dinner.
Your adventure begins in earnest today as you head out to the Lusou Husky Camp to meet the resident team of eager dogs. Then, after some training, you’ll head out on a thrilling 20km ride through the wilderness, racing through frozen forests on a network of trails that bring you right into one of Finnish Lapland’s most beautiful regions. And the best part? You’ll have the chance to mush and steer your team yourself, before hot drinks and warm snacks by the fire followed by lunch and afternoon tea back at base. In the evening, the indulgences continue with your next multi-course meal and another chance to see the aurora dancing across the sky.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
The fun continues today with a snowmobiling adventure departing amid the lodge’s snowy surrounds. This is a day to remember as, riding your own machine, you head out along a 100-kilometre route to Lainio to explore its Snow Village where a hot soup lunch and guided tour await. Take in the village’s beautifully lit sculptures and carvings before returning to L7 for a soothing sauna or Jacuzzi followed by a last delicious dinner and one more chance to see the Northern Lights.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
After a final indulgent breakfast, transfer back to Kittila Airport for your flight home where, on arrival, a chauffeur drive will see you in style and comfort to your front door.
"This short break is the perfect introduction to Finnish Lapland. Not only will you stay at a brand-new luxury lodge with a sauna, outdoor jacuzzi and just seven rooms, we've also included two classic Scandinavia winter excursions – husky sledding and snowmobiling – to create a truly memorable adventure. And, you'll get the chance to taste your way through some of the region's finest seasonal cuisine, with all meals included in the price. What's more, with a location high above the Arctic Circle and miles from any light pollution, you'll have plenty of opportunities to see the Northern Lights."
Winter 2018-2019 from: £2,325 pp
Full board including breakfast, lunch, 3-course dinner and afternoon tea