What is Lapxury?
Lapxury is Arctic Agency’s Lapland version of Arctic Luxury travel. In the remote, rural Arctic we might not have all the marble and gold and grandiose hotels and spas like some of the world’s metropolises and travel hot spots. But we make it up by authentic and intimate experiences, total privacy and pristine nature.
We define Lapxury as:
- : a condition of great ease and comfort in a wild, remote place where surroundings can be harsh and unpredictable
- (a) : the richness of sincerity and realness
(b) : the richness of authentic, natural experiences instead of material, artificial.
- : the silence of the great northern wilderness
About Lapland and Getting there
Where are you located?
We are in Ivalo, Lapland, Finland. While specialized in Inari-Saariselkä region, we operate in whole Finnish Lapland and Northern Norway.
How to get to your destinations?
All our destinations are very easily reachable.
Our nearest airport is in Ivalo airport. The flight between Helsinki and Ivalo is approximately 1,5 hours. Finnair operates daily between Helsinki and Ivalo. We can also arrange a private Jet from Helsinki to Ivalo.
We arrange transportation services between Ivalo Airport and our destinations in Ivalo and Saariselkä (approximately 30-45 minutes).
BY LAND (TRAIN + BUS)
If you wish to arrive by land, we recommend taking a train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and then a public bus from Rovaniemi to Ivalo. You can check the train schedules from VR trains and the bus schedules from Matkahuolto.
How to get around in Lapland?
We can arrange transportation services between your accommodation and activities.
There is taxi services in Ivalo and Saariselkä.
You can also book a private driver for your entire stay. We use only high standard cars, e.g. Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer 4Matic Auto, Audi Q7, VW Minibus / Caravelle etc.
When is the best time to visit?
It is said that Lapland has not 4 seasons but 8. They are all special and uniquely different. And because we are a local couple, we live and work here all year round – so you are warmly welcome any time.
- Winter is the main season. The season begins usually in November in Northern Finland and lasts until the snow melts in April. During wintertime, the temperature can vary between -5˚C and -25˚C (sometimes it can drop even to –40 C).
- In early spring, as the days become longer and the temperature rises, there are more opportunities for outdoor activities.
- In the summertime, from May to the end of July, the sun doesn’t set at all so you get to experience the midnight sun. In the summertime, it is possible to experience unforgettable nature sights, explore the wilderness and canoe by the silent rivers. For the Finns, the summer season is the most popular time to travel.
- Fall season from August to September has its perks, too. We call the time when nature changes its outfit into beautiful autumn colours, Ruska. It’s the word used for when the vegetation and trees turn deep red, orange and yellow. And in September, you might already get a glimpse of the Northern Lights in the nighttime. It is also possible to go fishing as long as the lakes and rivers haven’t begun to freeze.
Please note that weather conditions vary every year. Here’s a list of some sites to check the forecasts before arrival:
Can we make a trip to the Norwegian or Swedish Lapland area?
Yes. Day trips from Inari-Saariselkä to e.g. North Cape is possible. In both countries, we have collaborators that offer the same standard services as we do so overnight/weekend trips can be arranged.
About the Arctic Agency Service
What does an Arctic Agency all-inclusive holiday include?
Our all-inclusive packages are tailor-made to suit your needs and taste. It can vary from a few services to make things more convenient to full VIP treatment.
You can choose from a wide variety of services, e.g. private chef, housekeeping, private guide/driver, activities, performers (music, culture), private restaurant bookings, photographer, clothing, security persons, private jet etc.
If you arrive by private aircraft, we can pick you up and take care of your luggage. Private aircraft passengers arriving from the Schengen area and EU can be picked up straight from the apron to your private vehicle without the need to go through the airport buildings.
How much do your holiday packages cost?
We do not have ready-made packages. All our packages are tailor-made, so you will get the price after you tell us your wishes and needs.
I don’t need activities. Can I book only accommodation?
Yes, contact us via email email@example.com and we can help you.
How can I pay?
- PDF Invoice via email
- Visa, Mastercard
About the Activities
What activities can you provide?
We provide many activities both in winter/spring and summer/autumn seasons. See more info in Lapland Experiences-page.
It is possible to make all of our activities private for your group.
Do I need clothing for outdoor activities?
You can order our clothing package or bring your own. We recommend our clothing as conditions can be harsh in the wintertime.
In the wintertime, you will also need good thermal under- and mid wear, a fleece jacket/wool sweater, a scarf, wool socks and beanie. You can buy good quality warm under and mid-layers, beanies etc. also from us, you just have to order them in advance.
Will I see the Northern lights / Aurora Borealis?
According to the Finnish folklore, a mystical arctic fox is running in the North and touching the mountains with its fur causing sparks to fly off into the sky… So if the fox decides to sleep in its den, the sky won’t flame.
Because the Northern Lights is a show from Mother Nature, we can not guarantee that you will see the lights. We can, however, maximize your chances to see them with activities dedicated to hunting clear skies in low light pollution areas. You can also download an APP to your mobile phone during your stay. This app sends you an alert in real time when the “show” begins.
Here are some facts about the Northern lights
- High season is between the end of August and early April
- Best time to see them is from 9 pm to 4 am
- In the season approximately every second night, they are visible
- They can appear in many colours (red, yellow, blue, violet), but green is the most common colour
- The sky has to be clear
Can I drive a snowmobile myself on the safari?
Yes, you can. On a snowmobile safari, it is required to keep a valid European Union drivers licence with you and if necessary, you have to present it to the authorities. Self-liability in case of an accident to a snowmobile is max. 2000 € / snowmobile.
Please don’t consume any alcoholic beverages or drugs before driving.
Can I join the activities if I’m pregnant?
Most of them, yes. But you are not allowed to join Snowmobile / Husky Experiences (or other sleigh safaris) if you are pregnant.
About the Accommodation
I have a big family/group, do you have enough space for us?
We have options for bigger groups, families, companies etc. Some villas are located close to each other, so you can live in two or three separate villas and enjoy dinner together in the biggest one (up to 22 persons).
What are the check-in and check-out times?
Usually, check-in is at 4 pm and check-out at noon.
Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is allowed only outdoors.
Is there internet available?
We provide WI-FI in all our destinations.