Winter is time for cross-country skiing, snowboarding and mountain-skiing. Or if you are up for something exotic, you may always try ice swimming and walking in show shoes in deep untouched snow. In Kakslauttanen we offer all these and many other winter activities.
Under the ice water always stays over the freezing temperature. This is nature's ingenious way of keeping aquatic flora and fauna alive even in the winter. In Lapland people have taken advantage of this since the beginning of time and there is nothing more relaxing than to dive into an ice-hole. It has been also proven that ice swimming has healthy effects on your body, that's why many locals dive into icy cold water on a regular basis.
We provide an opportunity to try this truly arctic experience. There is always an ice hole ready in the river crossing Kakslauttanen and anybody is free to use it. Go ahead and try it - with or without the sauna!
Ice and snow curving is an exciting way to find an artist within you. Guided by our English-speaking instructor everybody will be able to make very beautiful sculptures. The duration of a session is approximately two hours and the session includes guided instructions and a tour of Igloo Village (with a complimentary hot drink). It is a lot of fun for the whole family or a group!
Ice karting is a fun motor sport suited for everyone. The full driving gear guarantees that you will not be cold while speeding away. In fact, with the challenging track and the feisty go-karts you are more likely to be hot. There are no age limits but the driver must be tall enough (approx. 150 cm) to reach the pedals. You can either drive at your own pace or take part in a playful contest. The high-performance cars with studded tyres ensure that even the most daring of drivers can test their limits and see how hard the snowbanks are.
For more information on ice karting visit ActionPark website
Saariselkä, a ski village located just 10km from Kakslauttanen, offer excellent opportunities for downhill skiing and snowboarding. With 15 slopes and 5 elevators, Saariselkä is bound to provide a top-notch skiing or snowboarding experience. Regular bus transfer between Kakslauttanen and Saariselkä makes sure that getting there is as easy as possible.
Kakslauttanen is an ideal location for cross-country skiing. The entire Saariselkä area has a combined trail distance of about 180kms, out of which 40kms are illuminated and there are trails of varying difficulty levels from slow-paced suitable for the whole family to competition trails, where you can brush up your technique.
The illuminated trail passes by the hotel and is open from 06.00 - 22.00 every day and these trails are kept tidy from early morning even after a heavy snowfall during the night. You do not have to bring your skiing equipment, as you can rent skies, boots and poles from the hotel.Check the map of Saariselkä ski trails here
With snow shoes you can walk with ease in otherwise impenetrable snow covered forest. There is a 6km snow shoe trail at Kiilopää fell, situated approximately 6km from Kakslauttanen and can be reached by a Ski Bus or you are free to try snow shoes wherever deep snow is. Snow shoes can be rented from us.