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. And, the stunning L7 Lodge in the heart of snowy Lapland is yet another example. Available for groups of four to 14 guests, 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 prepared by your very own private chef. Best of all, as they only guests, you'll have the entire place to yourself.
After relaxing with included UK airport lounge access, you'll board your flight to Kittila in the heart of Finnish Lapland, where a waiting transfer whisks you through the wilderness to your luxury log-cabin accommodation. 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, on a nice and easy beginner’s route lasting around two hours and covering a distance of around 20km. If you're feeling adventurous, upgrade the tour to head further north or to explore the surrounding fjells. An additional reindeer sledding excursion can be added on the same day.
Take in the spectacular Lappish scenery 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.
"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."
Low Season from: £4,240 pp
High Season from: £5,240 pp
L7 is booked on an exclusive use basis and can accommodate from 4-14 guests. Price quoted is based on 8 adults sharing the lodge. Please call for your personal quotation.