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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort: The Perfect Winter Wonderland

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Cabins

Kakslauttanen offers a variety of cabins, but my husband and I chose a small cabin for the two of us on our final night at the winter resort. The cabins are made out of Kelo wood, as well, and feature a gorgeous, rural design. They are also equipped with a kitchen, sauna, full bathroom, and shower onsite. The cabins offered at Kakslauttanen are a classic way to spend a winter holiday.

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The Interior of a Small Cabin at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Lapland, Finland

The Villages at Kakslauttanen

Kakslauttanen consists of two villages: the East Village and the West Village. Both villages offer different benefits, so I was excited to experience both sections of the resort throughout my trip. The East Village is much smaller, as it is the older of the two villages. However, the more intimate atmosphere of this village is endearing as the West Village can get very busy. You’ll feel more hidden away in the spread-out area of the East Village. Personally, I liked how much quieter the East Village was.

The West Village is the newer village, so it has become much more built-up. The West Village is much larger, housing all of the kelo-glass igloos, Santa’s House, and the new art display, as well as its igloo villages and cabins. Because of the larger nature of the West Village, the Aurora Restaurant is larger and more busy than the restaurant in the East Village. However, I think that the Aurora Restaurant in the West Village has much more personalized design and wood-carved art displayed around it. The beautiful hanging chandeliers and Sami-inspired blankets and tapestries strung around the buildings there are very inspiring.

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The Aurora Restaurant and Igloo Bar in the West Village of Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (Photo by Valtteri Hirvonen)

The two villages have very different feels, it’s a great idea to experience both while you are there.

 

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