While many flock to the resorts in Rovaniemi or Ivalo, the lesser-known magical Finnish Arctic Lakeland is home to the unique and luxurious Arctic Giant.
Arctic Giant's Aurora Birdhouse Adventure
Here you will discover Arctic Giant, a unique property that gives you the opportunity to experience a birds-eye view of the incredible landscapes, as if through the eyes of a giant.
Stay in the popular Aurora Birdhouse, featuring large windows offering panoramic views over the arctic scenery, and enjoy the sunset from the jacuzzi. There is an assortment of other accommodation options at Arctic Giant, our team can explain these and help you find the right one for you. This is the perfect break for those that would like a more relaxed pace, enjoying a handful of excursions, and soaking up the stunning scenery. Bliss!
- Marvel at magnificent views from your Aurora Birdhouse
- Discover somewhere off the beaten track
- Balance a chilled and adventurous break
- 3 nights in an Aurora Birdhouse
- Full Board
- Winter kit hire
- 3 excursions
A note on flights
While flights are not included in the holiday price, our team will happily provide a quote and arrange them for you. Simply ask one of our Travel Experts for details of the available options.
Day by Day Itinerary
Arrival into Kajaani Airport where you will be met by your transfer and taken to your hotel, Artic Giant. Here you will check in and get kitted up with your winter clothing before settling into your accommodation. This will be your home for the next three nights – the perfect getaway to switch off and relax, whilst also taking in the incredible scenery, a few excursions, and the possible sighting of the northern lights.
After breakfast you will embark on an exhilarating snowmobile journey from the Arctic Giant Birdhouse Hotel, winding its way through the frozen forests of the Kainuu region. Covering a trail of about 20-30 kilometers, the ride halts midway at a cosy fireplace, inviting you to savor a moment with hot beverages and delightful local snacks. Then in the evening you will delve into the essence of the Finnish Arctic with the Aurora Camp excursion, crafted to tantalize your senses.
It’s not just about searching for the northern lights, but also indulging in a flavourful tasting experience. This unique adventure intertwines the magic of the aurora with the distinct Kainuu taste through a food tasting journey. Starting from the Arctic Giant Birdhouse Hotel, your guide will escort you to the Aurora Camp, where the flickering flames ignite both the fire and the excitement. And if you are lucky, the starry sky, the serene moon, and the elusive northern lights might reveal themselves in all their glory.
You will leave the hotel and head out on a mesmerizing guided trip through the wintry panoramas of Arctic Giant. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you into the untamed expanses, narrating tales about the snow, the natural wonders, and the majestic giants that inhabit the Arctic Giant region.
This expedition promises an immersive encounter with Finnish nature, offering a first-hand experience of snow-laden landscapes and the serene tranquility that defines this remote wilderness. Welcome to the heart of seclusion and natural beauty! You will then have the rest of the day to relax and enjoy the landscape you have found yourself immersed in.
Departure back to Kajaani airport – your adventure does not have to end here. There are options to extend your stay here, or perhaps you might like to spend some time in Helsinki. Let’s not forget it is the happiest country in the world so why not discover some more of its secrets? Just speak to one of the team who will be able to assist you with some ideas or trips you can take.
Where You'll Stay
The Arctic Giant Birdhouse offers a truly unique connection with nature. Enjoy far-reaching views of the wild Taiga forest from the comfort of your bed, and truly become one with nature – like a bird in its nest. After a day enjoying activities such as hiking, kayaking, and snowmobiling, you can relax and marvel at the starry sky, enjoy the sunset, or witness the enchanting dance of the northern lights.
The hotel offers a variety of cabins, each with unique features, sizes, and facilities, all designed to capture the breathtaking views. These charming cabins come well-equipped, featuring private bathrooms, compact kitchenettes, and saunas. Some cabins also have private hot tubs on their terraces. Choose from the Birdhouse, Luxury Birdhouse, Aurora Birdhouse, Panoramic House, and Arctic House.
Immerse yourself in outdoor adventures like snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. After an energetic day in the crisp Arctic air, relax and rejuvenate with a traditional sauna before enjoying simple, hearty meals in the onsite Makuhelmi restaurant. Expect generous portions featuring fish, wild game, root vegetables, berries, mushrooms, and herbs.
A night in the Birdhouse is an unforgettable retreat, offering unparalleled tranquility.
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See what our clients say
We had a fantastic 4 nights that included glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, the aurora borealis and more! Lovely hotels, especially Hotel Ranga. We filled every moment and felt thoroughly invigorated on our return.
Fantastic trip with great hosts & made even more special by seeing the Northern Lights twice!!
An amazing trip and excellent service provided by all involved. Great value for money too. Food was excellent. Accommodation was wonderful and the trips booked were outstanding. An amazing trip
This vacation has without without doubt, has been the best experience we have ever had. The organisation from the minute we landed in Kiruna until we departed at the close of our trip was second to none. The transition between hotels was always seamless and punctual. Everywhere we stayed was beautifully clean and the meals were top quality. Every driver was polite, entertaining and very knowledgeable, furnishing us with invaluable information about Sweden and the activities in which we were to participate. The snowmobiling was wonderful giving access via our guide, to stunning panoramic views of the mountain whilst viewing reindeer in their natural habitat.
Our guide demonstrated how to use the snowmobile safely he was pleasant and informative. When visiting the reindeer on the Sami reservation; we found the brother and sister team who hosted lovely. Again they were so hospitable and helpful and feeding the reindeer up close was a wonderful experience.
They provided additional activities for us to try and we were treated to a traditional Sami lunch in their hut. They provided us with invaluable information appertaining to their culture and caring for their reindeer. The reindeer were in superb condition and happy in their environment. Similarly, when out with the dog sleds the experience was magical. Two hours of beautiful scenery, and frozen lakes, finishing with a one-on-one experience massaging the dogs. Magic! We were so impressed with the care that was placed upon ensuring the dogs were comfortable, well-nourished and so loved by their owners/handlers.
Now to the photographic experience. A large group of us were treated to a demonstration of how to operate some serious camera equipment with tripod. Each of us was loaned the camera and given assistance setting up the camera on a frozen lake in preparation for the appearance of the Northern Lights. We were taken to this lake on large wooden sleighs pulled by a snowmobile. We cannot speak too highly of the two young men who accompanied us on this experience. They could not do enough for us. They were there to offer assistance with our cameras throughout the two-plus hours we were on this beautiful lake.
They advised where to position the camera and when the Lights appeared, what a performance. We had a two-hour display of this most breathtaking phenomenon. We were so fortunate to be able to experience this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence for which we are so grateful. We will never forget this memorable holiday and cannot thank you and everyone who assisted in making a lifetime dream come true. Karen & Andrew Adamson
We had a wonderful time! The food at the lodge was amazing and there were some great vegetarian dishes. I had the best beetroot I’ve ever had (beetroot tartare).
Everyone was really friendly and all the guides were good fun and very knowledgeable.
A special thanks to William and Petri who were really friendly and really added a personal touch to our trip. The activities were really well planned and we especially enjoyed the trip with the huskies. The area we were in is stunning and the lodge was very nice. We would definitely recommend this to friends and family.
Overall very good. Staff excellent and helpful. Accomodation basic but was what we expected. Tour guides very good (nature walks, snow mobiles, dog sleighs). Sky station disappointing as we never got to go up due to the weather and this seem to be a recurring feature.The alternative walk at night and meal was a let down as a result.Overall would recommend to others.
Fantastic service, with every detail taken care of and communicated to your agencies and hotels. Would definitely recommend and will be using again.
My daughter and I had an amazing time on our trip, we didn’t want it to end! Everything went according to plan, each excursion was well organized and everyone involved with each activity, as well as everyone at the lodge was kind, friendly, positive and happy, which makes such a difference to your whole experience. The food at The Abisko Mountain Lodge was also incredibly good. Our room was large, comfortable and well-furnished. The bathroom too was also spacious and well-equipped. The outdoor clothing provided was of very good quality which kept us warm, and the staff members are happy to change items if they are not quite the right size for you. This is my second trip with Weekend a la carte and I’m sure there will be more as I have complete trust in them. I highly recommend Aurora Nights, it was fabulous.