Kakslauttanen is located 10 km to south from the center of Saariselkä. It is southern area of the tourist region of Saariselkä. Kakslauttanen is in municipality of Sodankylä, unlike Saariselkä village.
In the 1970-century Kakslauttanen was only a small spot in a lappish map.
Now it is wordwide known “Winter Wonderland” holiday resort in Finland.
Mastermind and designer behind incredible resort of Kakslauttanenn is owner Jussi Eiramo.
Attendance to our gallery is free of charge. The gallery is located in Kakslauttanen West Village, on “Kultaojantie” road, about a kilometer from the main road. Drive along Kultaojantie until you see the Igloo Tower. There’s free parking at the front.
In winter, from December until April, in the proximity to Hotel Kakslauttanen is the famous Igloo Village. In the Igloo Village there are Snow Igloos, an Ice Gallery, Ice Bar, Ice Chapel and World’s Largest Snow Restaurant for 150 persons. There are also unique Glass Igloos.
Inside a snow igloo it is totally quiet and the lights illuminate the Igloo’s walls. These make the atmosphere so exciting that you’ll never get bored of marveling it. The temperature inside Snow Igloo stays between -3 and -6 celsius degrees. The Glass Igloos have been built from a very special thermal glass. Because of that, the temperature inside the Igloo is always close to an average room temperature. The glass doesn’t get frosted and the view stays clear even when the temperature outside drops under -30 C.
Every year the best ice sculptors of the world gather to Kakslauttanen to participate to the international ice-sculpting week. Ice-sculpting event takes place at the Ice Gallery and Igloo Village every December and the results of the weeks can be seen in the Ice Gallery through the winter.
Update 2019 Nov