Stay in an Igloo; Try the Ice Sauna
Spend a night inside an igloo of ice and snow, enjoy a sauna bath surrounded by ice, and top off the evening in a hot tub. This year, igloos have been built to accommodate travelers. Each igloo has room for two people, and you’ll spend the night in a king-sized bed, on top of reindeer hides and inside a warm sleeping bag. To make the evening a bit more luxurious, you can enjoy the steamy heat of the ice sauna and relax in a hot tub.
The holiday village offers 15 cabins that are available all year round. There is also a caravan area that fits 24 caravans and has the essential services. The restaurant seats up to 100 people, and there is also a karaoke bar.
The village provides easy access to cross-country skiing trails. There is an 8-kilometer-long (5 mi.) cross-country skiing track around the hill, and Aavasaksa’s trails are connected to the Ainiovaara cross-country skiing center, which is 11 kilometers (7 mi.) away by skis. Ainiovaara has a good selection of trails. The holiday village is also located near the Aavasaksa ski slopes, which have a traditional ski lift and a conveyor lift for children, as well as an inner tube track and a toboggan run. In summer, the hill offers a scenic route that is around 2.5 kilometers (1.5 mi.) long.
You can also start a snowmobile safari from the holiday village and head towards Tornio, Pello, Rovaniemi, and even Sweden.
The ice sauna is quite hot, in spite of its name.