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Arctic Resort - Official website

Arctic Resort - Official website
Hotel Kakslauttanen is located in the Saariselkä fell area amidst beautiful Lapland scenery in the vicinity if Urho Kekkonen National Park. We enjoy excellent connections – Highway 4 is nearby and all scheduled buses drive right up to the hotel and Ivalo airport is just 35 kilometres away with a bus transfer straight to the hotel front-door. We have 40 first-class log cabins, out of which five are queen suites, one honeymoon turf chamber and one traditional Lappish farmer log house. The cabins are located sufficiently far apart and each cabin enjoys its own peaceful garden area. We have the world’s largest smoke sauna, equipped with its own restaurant, the main building log house restaurant, two exotic Lapishtent restaurants and a charming snow restaurant. In winter we offer a possibility to stay overnight in a traditional snow igloo or a unique futuristic glass igloo, where you can admire the northern lights in a normal room temperature under the glass ceiling.

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