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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Kiilopaantie | 9, Saariselka 99830, Finland (Formerly Kakslauttanen Hotel & Igloo Village)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful adventure north of the arctic circle. This is truly a location that offers the best of nature. We had originally booked a "large" igloo however the resort was not able to provide that, instead they provided us with two locations - an igloo and a cabin. The first evening we were there it was snowing and... More 

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Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm sure the glass igloos would provide amazing views of the northern lights, but...since it was cloudy while we were there, I really felt like I was in a fish tank with minimal privacy. There are some waist high curtains, but as a taller person I found myself trying to avoid looking into others' igloos. There are lots of activities,... More 

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Kakslauttanen O, Public Relations Manager at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit at Kakslauttanen and for your important feedback. We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your holiday, and regret that there were no aspects of our service that you felt had met your expectation. We have made changes in our organization for the next winter season, for example hiring new... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with my boyfriend last December and it was great! It was in the middle of winter and we hoped to see the Aurora. We stayed one night in the igloo and one night in the cabin, which is the best way to do things, I think. First off, don't be thinking that you're going to be able... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were led to believe that this place was Santa's Village. It is not. When we arrived the reception was like a train station. We signed in and were given a map and told we had to walk to our cabin with our cases in minus 30 degrees with no idea where we were going in the dark and no... More 

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Kakslauttanen O, Public Relations Manager at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write review about your stay with us. We humbly apologize for the negative experience you had with us on Christmas and we are really sorry to hear that it was such a disappointment for you. Your review will be gone through by our management and all the details will be taken... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This place has nothing for children. Santa sounded like he was drunk and was not interested in the children. Nothing provided that was sold to us. Very poor service. Food was poor quality. In house activities were very poorly organised and equipment was old and in poor condition. From discussions with staff it was the owner who was the problem... More 

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Kakslauttanen O, PR-johtaja at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review for us. We are very sad to hear about your bad Christmas experience at Kakslauttanen! We humbly apologize for this. We have gone through all the feedback from last winter season and have made major changes to our organization, as we will have this autumn new managing director... More 

Emmen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Worth visiting! We were here in summer and slept a cabin for one night on our way to Nordkapp. The cabins are just perfect: warm (which is important since even in summer it's neat freezing cold here), cozy and a private sauna! Lots of room and a fire place to top it off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Our one night stay in the igloo was really a trip highlight. We arrived just as it was getting dark and everyone was so happy going to their individual igloos, some of us started impromptu snowball fights. The best part of course was being able to see the northern lights from the igloo itself, which we were very lucky to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Well we tried to see the northern lights for 4 days and 3 nights but after all that travel the cloudy sky spoilt our dream from being realised. The resort is very isolated with with not a lot to do, but we very much enjoyed having our own private dog sleigh team to take us through the snow. We didn't... More 

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Kakslauttanen O, PR-johtaja at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback about your stay with us. We are sorry to hear that the weather wasn't good for northern lights. Please accept our apologies for the unsatisfactory experience you had with us, we hope we are given the opportunity to welcome you back someday. Warmest regards, Kakslauttanen staff More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stayed in glass igloo on 1st night and the 2nd night in a log cabin during my honeymoon. We checked-in at the reception where we collected the key to our glass igloo. We used a sledge to pull our luggage where we passed a frozen lake to the igloo. The walk was about 10mins and it was winter. The glass... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We spent Christmas 2014 at Kakslauttanen resort and had the most amazing experience. Christmas eve dinner and the days activities were fantatic and a night in the glass igloo topped off the week. The owner was around to ensure all worked well and did a great job. It was -30 degrees but the experience was worth it.

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