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Arctic Giant's Aurora Birdhouse Adventure


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.

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!

Location Finland
Duration 3 Nights
Available dates Dec - Mar
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £1,400



  • Marvel at magnificent views from your Aurora Birdhouse
  • Discover somewhere off the beaten track
  • Balance a chilled and adventurous break

What’s Included

  • 3 nights in an Aurora Birdhouse
  • Full Board
  • Winter kit hire
  • 3 excursions
  • Transfers

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

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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

Arctic Giant

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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