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.

A warm sleeping bag ensures a good night’s sleep.

Igloos are made of snow and ice.

Even the most seasoned sauna goers have yet to try an ice sauna.

The ice sauna is quite hot, in spite of its name.

Top off a wonderful evening with a glass of bubbly in the hot tub.