Apukka 3 Night Family Adventure

Highlights

  • Stay in a bucket-list accommodation with sky views of the Northern Lights
  • Enjoy an authentic husky adventure with the opportunity to be "musher" and steer the sledge yourself
  • Experience a stunning reindeer sleigh journey through white forest trails
from £5773 for a family of 4*
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What you'll do

Escape to the Winter wonderland that is Lapland and enjoy a 3 night adventure in this stunning village of glass roofed igloos and luxury suites. Create lasting memories on a husky adventure, reindeer journey and fingers crossed you spot one of the wonders of the world, the northern lights!

Meet your driver at the airport and your luxury Apukka Resort is only 15 minutes away! Situated in the middle of authentic Lappish nature, you will feel like you’re in Narnia.

One of the highlights of the trip will be the 2 hour Husky Adventure. Meet the stunning and friendly pack of Huskies. Stroke them, pose for photos and listen to stories of the most loved animals of the North. Enjoy a 1 hour safari and see how much the huskies love pulling you through the white-scape of forest trails and hills. You’ll have the novel opportunity to be the “musher”, steering and controlling the huskies yourself!

The Adventure doesn’t stop there… take in in amazing views during your Reindeer Journey. Travel through the snowy forests on a reindeer sleigh and experience traditional arctic transport as a part of your family Lapland holiday! You’ll be surrounded the stunning Lappish nature as the reindeer go at a peaceful pace through the white forests.  Step off the sled knowing far more about the history of reindeer and herders in Finnish Lapland than you knew before!You’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy your tranquil surroundings. Perhaps sip a hot drink and light snack by an open fire.

This once in a life time experience includes unique accommodation with stunning panoramic views of the sky from your very own bed, perfect for glimpsing the Northern Lights!

You’ll also have the option to add on an amazing Snowmobile Safari to Santa Claus Village, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus himself! This activity includes a snowmobile ride, a delicious lunch, and time to spend wandering around the shops of Santa Claus Village. This activity must be selected as an extra at check-out.

Please see the itinerary details below for more information about the accommodation types you can choose from.

Please note:

– for travel from 13th November – 8th January full payment is required at time of booking.

– if the display price appears as £0 then the date you have selected is unfortunately not available. Remember to select the accommodation type from the drop down as if your chosen accommodation is not available another type may be.

Welcome to Apukka Resort!

Located on the last frontier, where Rovaniemi city ends and the outback begins, Apukka Resort welcomes you for an adventure to remember! Amidst the embrace of two remote lakes at the edge of unspoilt wilderness, Apukka Resort offers unique accommodation options.

Meet your driver at the airport and after 10-15 minutes drive, we will arrive to the stunning Apukka Resort. Check in to your accommodation and spend some time to enjoying the beautiful snowy views before dinner.

Lunch & dinner buffets will be served in Apukkas’ restaurant where you will enjoy Nordic cuisine with modern twist and delicious locally produced ingredients. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served  buffet style in this elegant setting, with views out over the snowy landscape and a roaring fire to keep you cosy.

After a delicious dinner, retreat back to your cosy accommodation for a good night’s sleep under the stars!

Meals

Dinner

Apukka Husky Adventure

Meet our howling furry friends, the huskies of Apukka, on this daytime adventure, including an hour-long safari!

Huskies are one of the most loved animals of the North, and you will understand why when you meet the pack at Apukka. You can pet them, take photos with them and listen to stories about their lives. Witness them loving their job as they pull you across trails in the forests  The highlight of the day is when you get to be the musher yourself, controlling the pack of huskies pulling your sled!

The rest of the day is up to you with many possibilities! Choose from another activity such as horse sleigh, snowmobiling or ice-fishing, or  If you’d prefer to chill out then why not try one of the sauna experiences. They range from a sauna carriage, lakeside sauna, to Arctic bath experience! There are also Northern Lights tours available on foot or by vehicle.

Optional activity:

Snowmobile Safari to Santa Claus Village

This amazing excursion will take you from Apukka Resort to Santa Claus Village through the snowy forest. This snowmobile safari will enable you to combine snowmobiling, and the possibility to meet Santa Claus! You will have an amazing time exploring Santa’s Village, where you will be provided with a delicious lunch. Spend time browsing for gifts to take home, and send postcards home with unique Artic Circle stamps from the Santa Claus post office!

Adults will be able to drive the snowmobile whilst children can travel in a warm and covered sled. The tour includes winter clothing (thermal overall, boots, mittens and balaclava), a snowmobile driving lessons, the snowmobile ride, lunch, and of course the main event – meeting Santa Claus himself!

This excursion is an additional activity that you will be able to add on at checkout.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Apukka Reindeer journey

Today you will take a ride back in time as you travel through the snowy forests on a reindeer sleigh. This traditional, arctic way of transportation allows you to experience the peace and purity of the Lappish nature. Following a leisurely pace, our reindeer will lead you on a magical journey through the forests. Enjoy the silence of the woods and the still atmosphere.

Afterwards it’s time to relax with a hot drink and light snack by an open fire. You will return from this trip knowing a lot more about the life of the reindeer and the reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland.

You may like to spend the rest of your day visiting Santas Village which is just 15 minutes away. This is where Santa Clause lives and works with his elves. You can visit the post office and even see the man himself.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departure

It is time to say goodbye to Lapland. Take the last deep breaths of fresh air and save the magical moments with us in your memory. After check out, you will be transferred back to the airport.

Meals 

Breakfast (and Lunch) depending on your departure time.

What's included

Included

  • 3 Nights luxury accommodation on full board
  • Airport transfers from and to Rovaniemi airport
  • Thermal clothing for the whole stay
  • Apukka Husky Adventure (2hrs)
  • Apukka Reindeer Journey (2hrs)

Accommodation

Aurora Cabin

"The Aurora Cabins offer the opportunity to experience the wonder and magic of Lapland – all from the comfort of your bed. Gaze upon the majesty of the Arctic sky and witness the wonderment of the Aurora Borealis through the expansive sky view. No need to worry about snow and ice blocking your view, as all windows are heated to ensure an unobstructed viewing experience.

Aurora Cabins are perfect for couples but can accommodate small families, as well. The pull-out sofa offers versatility and flexibility. A private bathroom equipped with a shower and toilet, climate-controlled air conditioning, an electric fireplace, a mini-fridge, and complimentary coffee and tea provide you with the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay."

Aurora Cabin Queen

"In the Aurora Cabin Queen glass Igloos, the beds are positioned towards the sky, providing you a great chance to witness the magical Auroras shimmering and dancing above. Admire the view with your loved ones – in complete comfort and privacy.

Aurora Cabins offer one of the most unique holiday experiences you can dream of. You can truly sense the arctic nature and space opening up above and around you. The highlight of the cabin is the heated panorama glass roof, which always stays clear of frost and snow."

Kammi Glass Igloo Suites

"The Kammi Glass Igloo Suites, are the perfect accommodations for those seeking a mix of independence and practicality.

This expansive and expertly designed two-story suite caters to couples and small families, providing attractive furnishings and amenities. The fashionable and functional seating area is the definition of versatile, as the two sofas convert into single beds to increase sleeping capacity.

Climate-controlled for your comfort, the Kammi Suite is also fully equipped with a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. Cuddle beside the electric fireplace and relax with the ones closest to you before retreating to the loft, where a 360° sky view awaits you as you snuggle warmly under the covers.

A guaranteed bucket-list accommodation, the Kammi Glass Igloo Suite checks all the boxes!"

Your local host

Apukka

As you might expect in Finnish Lapland, the story of our Resort started from ice, and the first people living in the area were Sámi. They lived  in small communities as nomads, following the fish and game along the coast and  inland.

Standing right on the banks of the Olkka river, the resort started its life as a research station and in 2017 the current owners, a  brave and innovative team began the project of creating a unique new resort, first building ice cabins and offering Northern Lights excursions, the project quickly became  a full-service resort – and  they found themselves in the kitchen baking cinnamon rolls and cooking dinners for their guests!

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FAQs

What are the meal options?

During your stay lunch* and dinner will be included each in a buffet setting at beautiful Restaurant Aitta.
*Lunch is not included on arrival and departure day

Surrounded by the history and tales of the 100-year-old timber log walls, Restaurant Aitta transports you to a rustic time of mystical stories and the legends of Lapland. Tastefully decorated and featuring a large fireplace and a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape and Lake Olkka, Restaurant Aitta specialises in experiences – both on your plate and within its four walls. Enjoy a meal and allow your senses to surrender to the delicious aromas of the Lapland.

Apukka’s shores were bustling with fishermen in the olden days, providing a bounty of deliciousness that we have incorporated into our present-day menus. The surrounding forests, full of berries and mushrooms, injected elements of colour and texture that made every meal nourishing to the body and comforting for the soul. The old tavern that once stood here hosted travelers from all around the country and world, always providing a place of comfort where the food was always hardy and plentiful, and the glasses were never empty.

At Apukka Resort, we honour the past and cherish the traditions of old Apukka. Serving delicious, Nordic cuisine, Restaurant Aitta has blended classic flavours and ingredients with a contemporary flair, using as many locally-sourced ingredients as possible.

Breakfast is served daily at 8:00-10:30.
Buffet lunch daily at 12:00-15:00
Buffet dinner daily at 18:00-22:00.

Snacks and beverages are served at Lobby Bar Riihi by the reception from early morning until late night.

What are the buffet timings?

Breakfast is served daily at 8:00-10:30 (not included in price)
Buffet lunch daily at 12:00-15:00 (included)
Buffet dinner daily at 18:00-22:00 (included)

Restaurant Aitta’s a la carte menu is available daily at 16:00-21:30 (not included)

Snacks and beverages are served at Lobby Bar Riihi by the reception from early morning until late night (not included)

What are check-in / check-out timings?

Check-In will be starting from 16.00 until 22.30pm on the day of your arrival.
Check-Out will be starting from 7.30 until 12.00am on the day of departure.
In case of room change same times apply.

Late Arrival: In case you are arriving later than 22.00, please inform us well in advance. Otherwise we cannot ensure that check-in will be available.

Are transfers included?

Yes! You will be collected from and dropped off at Rovaniemi Airport.

What activities are included and how long are they?

Apukka Husky Adventure, 2 hours
Apukka Reindeer Journey, 2 hours

Any other activities/experiences will have additional costs

What is the age for a child at Apukka?

The child age for this experience is 4-15.

If your child is age 0-3 please note that they can travel free of charge, however this is based upon your child sharing a bed with an Adult.

If you would like a cot for your child, there is a small fee. Please request this on booking.

If you would like a bed for your child aged 0-3, you must add them to your booking as a child.

Are all the activities suitable for children?

It is not recommended that children under 4 are taken on husky rides or snowmobiles as it gets extremely cold!

Also the Northern Lights activities are not suitable for young children.

What additional information do I need to know about the Snowmobile Safari?

The activity lasts 6 hours. The meeting time for our safaris is always before the starting time of the safari. If you miss the meeting time and point safari will not be refunded. Special diet options (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.) are available upon request.

This activity is only available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

The driver of a snowmobile must be at least 18 years old and in possession of a driving license valid in Finland. If a child over 140 cm wishes to sit in a snowmobile as a passenger, a full adult price will be charged. In this case, you need to book the child as an adult.

How many people can sleep in the Kammi Suite?

Kammi suites have a double bed upstairs, under the glass ceiling. There is a sofa bed on the ground floor. If there are two people sharing the Kammi suite, who do not want to share a double bed, one person can take the double bed and the sofa bed can be made up for the second person - there is a charge for this of £50 per night.

What happens if I have to cancel the booking?

Depending on when you travel, will depend on the cancellation charges that will apply -

Travel from 21st November – 8th January:
Prior to 90 Days – 25% of Travel Arrangement/Package
90 Days or less (date not included) – 100% of Travel Arrangement/Package

Outside of these date the cancellation terms will apply as follows:

Prior to 90 Days – loss of deposit
Prior to 60 days (date not included) – 25% of Travel Arrangement/Package
60 Days or less (date not included) – 100% of Travel Arrangement/Package

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