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Lapland honeymoon

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Lapland honeymoon

Hi people. Considering Lapland for our honeymoon. Getting married in June 13, but willing to wait till the following February for our honeymoon if we have to. Like the look of kakslauttanen igloo village although it gets mixed reviews on here. Has anyone got any suggestions. I'd really appreciate it because the travel agents in Ireland seem to just do escorted tours which we wouldn't want. How long would we need in Lapland? Ideally we'd like to combine it with a second destination but not sure where would make a good combination. My fiancee would love to see glaciers. Had considered doing an Alaskan cruise but at the moment Lapland is appealing more.

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1. Re: Lapland honeymoon

if you fancy sort of doing other bits around lapland such as the sampo icebreaker, staying in an igloo etc then i would suggest that you go for a week with one of the ski companies such as inghams - use them as your base and then do your own thing from there

if you go to saariselka then the igloo village is not too far away, however, the sampo icebreaker is so you may want to base yourself somewhere like levi or yllas which is nearer other places and also there are ice hotels nearby that you can stay in rather than the igloo village

also, feb is half term so avoid the UK half term as the prices will be crazy but go either side of that and you should be fine

personally if I had the choice, I would do the Alaskan cruise as its a special holiday and go to lapland another time on a last min cheapy deal

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2. Re: Lapland honeymoon

There is a glass igloo village near Levi, too: http://www.leviniglut.net/en/

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3. Re: Lapland honeymoon

Take a look at www.destinationlapland.com for accommodation and lots of ideas on things to do. Staying in a log cabin makes for a far more romantic honeymoon than a hotel, and it's far more relaxing organising yourselves there than being on an organised trip.

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4. Re: Lapland honeymoon

funny how the only two posts from you weebungler is linking to destinationlapland - you would happen to have a cabin you are renting via them would you Si?

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5. Re: Lapland honeymoon

Thanks for the replies. For us it's either Lapland or Alaska. I've never come across a cheap deal to Lapland so it will be a trip of a lifetime I'd say. Has anyone got any suggestions at to what we could combine it with? Have been to Stockholm. Maybe Helsinki or a Norwegian fjord cruise? Do all flights go through Helsinki?

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6. Re: Lapland honeymoon

you can get direct flights to kittila and ivalo via the charter flights (uk ski and christmas tour ops) otherwise I do think they all go through helsinki

if you are interested in getting a deal look at inghams and crystalski in jan and see the deals they will start to put out for the following months - they wont fly from where you are so you will have to get to london, bristol, manachester etc

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7. Re: Lapland honeymoon

If we wanted to do our own accommodation in the igloo village would we be better off organising the whole trip independently? We really like the idea of a log cabin. Going through Inghams our crystals I assume we would have to book one of the hotels they offer.

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8. Re: Lapland honeymoon

Hmmm. Well, yes; technically I do.

But.... the cabin is on long term rental and not available, and I didn't mention it, which I hope is a good excuse :)

The reason I mentioned Destination Lapland is that the first couple of times we visited the area, we weren't aware of how easy it was to organise things ourselves, and ended up paying over the odds by booking things from the UK.

If I was going there on honeymoon (which I sort of will be - but that's another story), I'd far rather stay in a cabin, and organise things myself, than be on an organised trip and parked in a hotel.

Your mileage may vary :)

Apologies if the original came over as a commercial.

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9. Re: Lapland honeymoon

you can do it yourself but price it up against a package deal with inghams etc and then add the cost of staying one night in the igloo

if you went with inghams (full brochure price) to saariselka for a week in jan it would cost you £1250 half board staying at the holiday club with flights and transfers etc - then add the cost of staying at the igloo for a night and getting there (its not too far I believe) and also the cost of getting to london for your flight

thats brochure price, you will get deals if you are willing to wait, I got one a few years back for £160 each (there were 5 of us) going to saariselka with cabin and flights and transfers

it really is worth looking at all the options and pricing them all up as if you can wait for a deal then you will get something really good - if you start with looking at how much it is going to cost you to just fly to ivalo you will then see how much you can save by going with a ski company such as inghams in some cases

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10. Re: Lapland honeymoon

but simon you know the area so its much easier for you to say to organized things yourselves, some people just dont want any hassle and would much prefer to have it all sorted for them - also, having been to yllas 3 times, I have to say, inghams were much cheaper to book with for trips than with any of the local firms, this included snowfun which we did a trip with via inghams with them, it was cheaper to go with them via inghams than booking directly

maybe they get those cheaper prices as they guarantee a certain amount of people attending the trips?