If you want to head somewhere to invigorate your senses and ‘get away from everything’, there are few better places than Lapland which is known for its amazing nature, open space and solitude. If you also have a penchant for luxury, all your dreams can come true thanks to the Stars of Scandinavia experience from Off the Map Travel.
The thought of heading somewhere remote with all the luxury conveniences you’d need will be a huge draw for many people around the world. The feeling of being outdoors in nature whilst staying warm and cosy sounds like a dream; fortunately, this is now a reality. Off the Map Travel has unveiled a new experience called Stars of Scandinavia, and in this feature, we’re taking a closer look at what you can expect.
Visitors to Lapland can now experience the wonder of the Northern Lights from the comfort of new luxurious igloo-style glass-roofed cabins. The new glass igloo cabins are included in an immersive new six-day Stars of Scandinavia experience created by specialist Scandinavian travel company Off the Map Travel.
The new itinerary will give Northern Lights fans the chance to enjoy the dazzling Aurora Borealis from a series of lavish cabins in Finland, which provide panoramic views of the phenomenon through their domed glass roofs.
Starting in Tromso, Norway, the tour travels to the Finnish village of Kilpisjärvi and the first of two glass-roofed bedrooms.
Launched for international visitors for the first time this winter season, the new Wau House Igloo all face north to get the best possible view of the Northern Lights. They are set over two floors, and the luxury accommodation can sleep up to four guests, although there might be a little arguing over who gets the master bedroom enclosed in a bespoke rooftop glass igloo.
“The northern lights are magical, but you never know when they will appear, so we wanted to give our guests the best chance and not miss a second of the action with this new travel experience,” Jonny Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel, said.
Guests can lie back on their comfortable queen-sized bed with low-level red lighting to enable guests’ eyes to adjust to the night sky – creating the perfect environment to enjoy the Northern Lights.
“These new cabins are stunning and a real find,” Cooper added: “The view is spectacular looking out over the Arctic tundra, then it really comes alive at night as you lie in bed waiting and watching for the Northern Lights.
“This is a perfect trip for someone that wants to tick the Northern Lights off their bucket list – but do it with style and comfort.”
Guests then travel south to Rovaniemi and another glass-roofed bedroom. The Lappish Kammi Suites are authentic, ecological, and come with a glass dome covering the double bed on the cabin’s mezzanine for more uninterrupted views into the Arctic night sky.
During the day, guests will experience the culture and wilderness of the region, including husky sledding, a fat bike tour, and snowmobile adventure to the border point of Norway, Finland and Sweden, meet reindeer and learn about Sami culture.
Stars of Scandinavia – Where and how?
The six-day, five-night Stars of Scandinavia itinerary is priced at £1795 per person. This is on a mixed board basis and based on two people travelling. Please note that flights are extra.
The experience includes transfers throughout, a stay in quality four-star hotel accommodation in Tromso, along with four nights stay in the luxury glass-roofed accommodation, and all of the activities listed above in the travel feature.
For more information on the Stars of Scandinavia experience, bookings etc., please visit www.offthemap.travel.
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