Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Est. 1977

Kiilopääntie 9, Sodankylä, Finland

Since 1973, we have been offering four seasons of incredible beauty of the arctic wilderness in high-quality facilities.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is world’s leading premium arctic resort located 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland. We are world-famous for our glass igloos, Northern lights, Midnight sun and arctic art, just to name a few.
The Lowdown
Type
Boutique Hotel
Camping / Glamping
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Lodge / Mountain / Ski Resort
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Forest
River
Style
Romantic
Rustic
Scandinavian
Whimsical
Worldly
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is world’s leading premium arctic resort located 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland. Since 1974, we have been offering echanting arctic experiences in high-quality facilities, year around. We are world-famous for our glass igloos, Northern lights, Midnight sun and arctic art, just to name a few. We have over 40 years of experience in hospitality. We are professionals arranging and customizing events like weddings, family unions, birthday parties, corporate events, seminars and launch events.

Our guests range from Hollywood stars to incentive groups and everything in between. The common nominator is that they all want to have a unique and authentic arctic experience. Please view our winter video and summer video to get a feel of the place. There’s a good amount of information and inspiration of Kakslauttanen on our website. Kakslauttanen has been featured in countless medias, e.g. lately in Forbes and CNN. Also, Ralph Lauren Fall/Winter 2015 campaign was shot at our resort, please see more here.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

As every event is unique, we customize every offer. The price consists of accommodation, catering, activities, services and the venue rental.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
250
Buffet
250
Standing
250
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1977
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
65 various log chalets with private sauna and fireplace
65 Glass igloos
40 Kelo-glass igloos - a log chalet with an integrated glass igloo

The event venues have also have private rooms that can be used e.g. for dressing.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Look around you in the Korsu Restaurant. There are 42 ceramic birds hiding in the mystical forest. 

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is located 150 miles above the Arctic Circle, next to the largest national park in Finland. The 500 acres of arctic wilderness take your breath away and give you a feeling of literally being on the edge of the world.

Take a virtual tour in our resort and watch our: WINTER VIDEO  & SUMMER VIDEO

Read the Venue Report blog post
Design:
The resort is filled with most unique marvels of arctic architecture and design. Nearly everything from the accommodation units and restaurants to the interior decorations and furniture is designed and made by local craftsmen and artists. Most of the buildings are designed and initiated by the owner and founder Jussi Eiramo himself, including the iconic Glass igloos invented and first built in 1999. Made of thermal glass they keep the guests warm and let them admire the arctic sky even when the temperatures get freezing. In addition to the igloos, the wilderness hides a plethora of charming chalets and chambers. The the chalets as well as most of the buildings on the resort are built of large kelo pines – trees that once stood dead and dried out – and designed in a rugged style that fits perfectly with their wild surroundings. While guests won’t find widescreen TVs or dishwashers inside, they can enjoy even better sources of entertainment in every cabin – a fireplace and a sauna.

The latest invention by Mr. Eiramo is the Kelo-Glass igloo - a log chalet with an integrated glass igloo combining the best of both worlds: the comforting warmth of the cosy log cabins with the sensational views of our world-famous glass igloos. The resort is developing all the time and new extrodinary facilities are being designed and built followed by Mr. Eiramo's great vision. However, they are built on terms of the beautiful Lappish landscape so that they discreetly blend in to the scenery. Thus, guest will always come to Kakslauttanen to admire the incredible beauty of the arctic nature and the masterpieces of arctic architecture and design.
Standout Venue Features:
We’re located next to Finland's largest national park and surrounded by some of the cleanest nature to be found anywhere in the world. The water is so pure that you can quench your thirst straight out of a brook running down the fell or the lake into which it flows, and the air is so fresh that you can feel it deep down in your lungs. Each of the four seasons nature putting on its finest show. In the heart of winter, trees sag under the weight of the snow. The blue light of the polar night makes it all seem like a fairy tale. Summer, on the other hand, brings about an almost surreal-feeling, when the midnight sun embraces the sky 24 hours a day. In the autumn, everything changes when the "ruska" period sets in and the trees and land are covered in an array of changing colours. Forests are filled with mushrooms and berries that anyone is free to pick. We’re best known for our Northern lights. Kakslauttanen is one of the best places in the world to see their magical glow. This is not only because the season is long – lasting from August to April – but also because we have the best facilities to view them: our Glass igloos and Kelo-Glass igloos.

There are dozens of activities available for the guests. In the winter you can experience the arctic wilderness on reindeer, husky, horse and snowmobile safaris, just to name a few. During the summer and autumn the area offers optimal opportunities for e.g. hiking, biking, gold panning, horseback riding and canoeing. Dependless of the season, the guests can learn about the fascinating culture of the Sámi, the only indigenous people in the European Union area. And of course, one big attraction is visiting Santa Claus & Mrs.Santa who welcome guests to their home throughout the year.
Awards & Notables We have been featured in numerous international publications, magazines and books and have been hosting productions including Vogue Taiwan, Ralph Lauren, BBC and Spiegel, just to name a few.
Celebration Locations
Celebration House:
Santa's Celebration House, Finland's largest log building accommodates over 250 guests. Although built in the traditional way out of logs, the house has been fitted with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. It is versatile venue for arranging various kinds of events. Easily adjustable premises can be used as a restaurant, meeting and conference venue, for concerts, weddings and for different launching occasions. The restaurant of the Celebration House is located on two levels.
- View: Over the gold river to the West Village
- Max Capacity: 250
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Korsu "The Undeground" Restaurant:
Restaurant Korsu - meaning "underground" in Finnish - is a restaurant and a celebration venue designed by the owner Mr. Eiramo and a young Lappish artist Essi Korva and gives the guests a chance to step into a mystical forest and admire the incredible fairytale-like decorations, including lanterns made of reindeer skin. Available by reservation. Ideal for private dinners and parties. Guest can arrive to this wilderness restaurant e.g. by a horse carriage or a reindeer sleigh.
- View: Arctic wilderness
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
There are several fascinating restaurants at the resort.

Two of them are open daily for all our guests:
- Aurora Restaurant is one of the biggest log restaurants in the world. Aurora also has numerous local art pieces displayed and a Glass igloo Bar where guests can enjoy their drinks under the starry sky.  Open daily from morning till evening.
- Log Restaurant is the original one, cozy and rustic. You can see the history of Kakslauttanen here and after dinner sip a traditional drink at the Piano Bar. Open daily from morning till evening.

Other restaurants available on request:
- Celebration House
- Korsu Restaurant
These restaurants are ideal as private event venues. Please see the more detailed descriptions below. There are also other smaller venues available. Please send us your request and we'll customize a suggestion for you.
Bars & Lounges:
You cannot miss having a traditional arctic drink in our world-famous Igloo bar under the arctic sky or in the rustic, authentic Piano Bar!
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