Arctic Resort with Authentic Cottages in Lapland

Saariselka, Finland

Sleeps

10

Bedrooms

5 double bedrooms

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms

Price

price on request

About

If you want to breathe the cleanest air, feel the Lappish tranquility, taste the pure Arctic food, you will be very happy here!

Have you ever dreamt of experiencing the Nordic lights? Spending some time in a cozy wooden cottage with a fireplace? Being surrounded by an immense forest and have nothing around but nature. Yet not having to give up commodities the civilization gave us, such as a comfortable bed, clean bathroom, and a sauna? Well, this is your place to be! If you are planning a nature getaway, a Nordic gastronomy experience or a yoga retreat for a small group, you have found the ideal location! Live your Arctic dream with us!

Accommodation

The resort is for 10 people maximum. We are located in Saariselkä, Lapland, Finland – in the middle of Arctic wilderness. Our recently built resort has 5 bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, 2 bathrooms, infra-red sauna and a huge Arctic natural park as a backyard.

Amenities

Here you don`t have to hurry or worry. You don`t actually have to do anything. We offer three different Retreat packages with the detailed program, plus the option to make your own Arctic wellness week scheduled as you wish. The choice of attending the program is always yours.

Our Arctic wellness is an empowering combination of outdoor and indoor mind & body exercises, sauna baths, herbal treatments, refreshing activities and rest. Breathing the freshest air. Feeling the tranquility. Enjoying the soulful Arctic food. Letting the Arctic nature make you feel better in many ways.

We offer different kind of yoga and meditation exercises – dynamic hatha, yin yoga, forest yoga, shinrin yoku or yoga nidra. You don`t need to be a yoga master to join us, or have any former experience of yoga whatsoever.

And even if we Finns tend to be specific with the clock, here in Lapland we don`t count the minutes. So even with the programs we are flexible. Laziness is definitely allowed. Enjoying yourself matters the most.

Seasons of Activities

We have two different seasons of activities – the one with snow, and the other one without snow. The program details vary by the season. We also respect the Mother nature. The weather can sometimes affect the activities we are able to have. So we are flexible with the program for that reason too, deciding what to do at the moment being.

The Food

We serve local, tasty and pure, clean food. Our special diet options include vegan, gluten-free and non-lactose. Please also inform us about your possible allergies.

In our Retreat packages, everyday breakfast, lunch, dinner and fresh water are included. We promise you will experience a great palette of unique Lappish dish specialties and fine Arctic flavors.

Location

Saariselkä is the northernmost Ski Resort in Finland, as well as to Lapland winter activities center. Nowadays, Saariselkä is a popular tourist destination due to Urho Kekkonen National Park, Sámi people living at the area, Gold mining legends of the area, Lapland scenery of Kaunispää and Iisakkipää fells, the Northern Lights and Glass igloo hotels.

Finland – Lapland – 250km north of the Arctic Circle – 30 km from Ivalo airport

By air: Helsinki – Ivalo daily flights. Flight time – 1h40m. Price from 39€. Finnair and Norwegian flights. Bus connections between Ivalo airport and Saariselkä village

By train: Helsinki – Rovaniemi daily trains by VR. Duration – 8-12h. Price from 68€.
Railway station: 250 km.
From train station: bus to Saariselkä or rental car self-drive.

Packages

Arctic Wellness Retreat combines the revitalizing effects of yoga and experiencing the untouched nature of Lapland.

The daily program varies by the season. The program does not take place on Saturdays.

ARCTIC WELLNESS RETREAT PROGRAM

MARCH AND NOVEMBER

Yoga and Body stretching lessons

Forest Bath (shinrin yoku) *

Reindeer moment

Dark time excursion to see the night sky

Walking trip to the Arctic nature

Snowshoe walking excursion or ski trip

Colorbook meditation

JULY – SEPTEMBER

Yoga and Body stretching lessons

Hiking Trip to the Arctic nature

Conquering the Kiilopää fell

Forest Bath (shinrin yoku)

Let`s learn how to prepare our own herbal cosmetics

Wild Food Hunting Trip (herbs, mushrooms and berries)

Colorbook meditation

Forest Yoga

Our daily program is designed to support relaxation. We start our mornings with activating yoga exercise and enjoy outdoor activities together. We also enjoy tasty and pure local food everyday. In the evenings we begin to prepare ourselves for a sleep with some relaxing yoga or a sauna bath. Infra-red sauna available all the time.

You will also have your own spare time daily. You are free to join the activities of other providers in the Saariselkä area, or to do your meditation or whatever makes you feel good.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing.
Each deposit paid (25% of retreat fee), is a non-refundable registration fee. In case of venue reservation a deposit of 30% has to be payed, that is non-refundable either.
Full refunds, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations, up to 90 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 50% refund, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations between 60-89 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 30% refund, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations between 30-59 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refund will be provided on cancellation between 29-0 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refund will be provided for premature leaving of the retreat or failure to arrive at the retreat for any reason.
All retreat payments are due 30 days prior to start date unless otherwise specified. Clients whose balances are not received by the 30-day deadline, risk forfeiting their retreat booking.

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