HELSKINKI: TOP 10 THINGS TO SEE
1. SUOMENLINNA SEA FORTRESS
After enjoying the views of Arctic Lapland on our plane ride to Ivalo we landed on a snowy tarmac. It was white all around us and freezing at -14°C degrees!! Excited about our upcoming 5 nights in winter wonderland we collected our luggage and met our driver who transported us to our stop for the night. We were going to spend a night in a glass igloo at the famous Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Saariselkä.
The forecast had predicted a clear moonless night and I was super excited at the prospect of finally being able to witness the incredible natural phenomenon that is the Northern Lights!
2. OODI CENTRAL LIBRARY
We walked into the reception leaving our luggage by the porch, got checked in and picked up a map that showed us the location of our igloos. The resort grounds are huge and has rooms spread over an east and west village that are 5 kilometers away from one another! There are 9 room categories ranging from glass igloos to log cabins to a 6 bedroom Kelo igloo which is a log cabin with 3 glass igloo rooms so you don't miss the Northern Lights .
3. MARKET SQUARE 'KAUPATTORI'
Lightfoot Travel is a luxury travel company with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Dubai. It is made up of a team of experienced travel designers who can tailor-make any holiday for you anywhere in the world.
With a passion for travel these experts will seek only the best for their clients.
My Lightfoot 'travel designer' Camille D'Harambure put together an amazing itinerary for us. Our hotel reservations in both Helsinki and Lapland, transport to and from airport and between resorts /lodges and activities were all organised through Lightfoot Travel thanks to Camille. The complete itinerary was sent to each of us including details of our accommodations and driver contact details.
Food allergies and preferences were also communicated to the resorts.
Our trip was well organised and hassle free.