Octola Lodge Hotel


Finland Auroras above 8

Lose yourself in the spectacular Arctic wilderness of Lapland, in an area where the Northern Lights dance in the sky, and where ‘secluded’ is given new meaning as the freshness of the cold reinvigorates and replenishes. Octola Lodge has taken ‘away from it all’ to a new level in the far north of Finland, offering a two-bedroom villa or 10-bedroom lodge, designed with a Sámi architect and inspired by the traditional Lapp laavu buildings, once used to provide shelter for the nomadic people of the region. While the wooden exteriors are in keeping with the setting, the saunas, outdoor Jacuzzi, terrace with Northern Lights viewpoint, access to private chefs serving the best Nordic cuisine and wilderness guides to help you explore the area all point to luxuries somewhat beyond what the nomads enjoyed.

Two-bedroom villa from £12,699. 00 358 44 515 17 96, octola.com

Words by Alex Mead.

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Finland Auroras above 8

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