White Wedding & Honeymoon in Lapland
There are many especially nice places for weddings norther to Rovaniemi (in Northern Lapland, e.g. Saariselkä region). Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen http://www.kakslauttanen.fi is especially recommended for weddings and honeymoons. They have nice glass (and ice) igloos with luxurious beds. You may stay in your bed and see the Northern Lights through the glass ceiling. Or have weddings in the summer - under the midnight sun!
Pyhän Paavalin Kappeli Chapel in Saariselkä could be a very nice place for a perfect wedding in Lapland. See a live web camera http://www.saariselka.fi/eng/webcamera.html . See also http://www.worldisround.com/articles/22692/ (choose Chapel in Saariselkä) to see a bigger photo. There are also nice hotels (on that page) in which to have wedding parties, e.g. Hotel Riekonlinna in Saariselkä. See http://www.laplandhotels.com/EN/hotels/lapland-hotel-riekonlinna.html .
Snow Hotel Lainio opens on December 1st every year and it is perhaps the cheapest snow hotel in Scandinavia, situated between Ylläs & Levi, near Kittilä Airport. More details at http://www.snowvillage.fi and http://www.yllassafarit.net . Saint Johannes' log chapel for 40 people is situated side by side the Snow Hotel Lainio.
There are very many nice spa hotels in Lapland (with nice spa treatments and big tropically warm swimming pool departments). See http://www.yllassaaga.com , http://www.hotellilevitunturi.fi/english/hotel.html etc. Holiday Club is the official spa & hotel resort of Santa Claus. See http://www.holidayclub.fi/index_en.html (choose Spa Hotels > Holiday Club Kuusamo or Holiday Club Saariselkä).
Some other very good hotels for weddings: http://www.hotelsantaclaus.fi, http://www.saariselantunturihotelli.fi, http://www.royalruka.fi , http://www.laplandhotels.com etc. Many of these hotels have very nice suites for you. Ask also wedding packages.
The Kemi Snowcastle chapel has been very popular in every 10 SnowCastles. The chapel is the place to go if you want to spend a peaceful moment. The chapel is Ecumenical, which means it's in use of every religion. Several couples from all around the world have had a magnificent wedding ceremony in the chapel.There are approximately 50 seats in the chapel. More details at http://www.snowcastle.net and http://www.santatelevision.com/lapland/en0442/en0442.htm or contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Especially we recommend the very good packages of Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in Saariselkä for weddings. For more details see http://www.kakslauttanen.fi/weddings_and_honeymoon_in_lapland.php and http://www.kakslauttanen.fi/white_weddings_in_winter.php .
Kakslauttanen has also 25 log cabins of different standards, even with a fire place and an own sauna. Remember to have a sauna in Finland because Finland is the home country of sauna. For more details see http://sites.google.com/site/finlandtravelclub/sauna .
Saariselkä area is one of the best places for seeing the northern lights. The cross-country skiing track network with over 200 kilometers of trails is in that area (cross-country ski rental in Kakslauttanen). Saariselkä ski slopes are just 10 kilometers from Kakslauttanen (transportation is arranged).
There are very interesting safaris in Saariselkä area (husky dog safaris, reindeer safaris, snowmobile safaris). For more details see http://www.erasetti.fi (N.B. Some of these safaris are from Rovaniemi, some from Saariselkä!). You could also visit Saariselkä Spa, swim in swimming pools and take refreshing treatments. See http://www.holidayclubspahotels.com/index.php?id=1122 and http://sites.google.com/site/laplandclub/vi, please.
There are also other accommodation possibilities in Saariselkä area, e.g. private cottages. See the home page of The Central Booking office: http://www.saariselankeskusvaraamo.fi/pages/in-english/home.php and http://www.pehmo.com/saariselka/eng/ .
The nearest airport of Saariselkä/Kakslauttanen is situated in Ivalo (direct flights from Helsinki).
Ruka & Kuusamo region in Eastern Lapland could be very nice, too. Ruka is a very good skiing centre. See http://www.ruka.fi/english/ , please. There are many cottages in that area: http://www.ruka-ko.fi/ . Spa Hotel Kuusamon Tropiikki has very good and tropically warm swimming pool areas and nice treatments. They also have cottages for rent. See http://www.holidayclubspahotels.com/index.php?id=1287 .
In Rovaniemi (the capital of Lapland) we recommend luxury riverside holiday houses named Vekarit in the heart of the countryside but still close to the services! Details at http://www.vekarit.com .
Amethyst Spa in Sodankylä could also be a very nice place. They also have cabins. See http://www.luostotunturi.com/ . See also http://www.alacartelapland.com/weddings_and_honeymoons.html .
For more details about White Weddings in Lapland see http://www.visitfinland.com/w5/index.nsf/(pages)/Weddings_and_Honeymoons , please.
Some very good catering service companies in Lapland for weddings etc. are listed below. Some of these companies have accommodation and program services (safaris etc.), too.
Capris Catering (very good menu!)
Lainaankatu 3, FIN-96200 ROVANIEMI
tel +358 (0)16 316 303
fax +358 (0)16 316 304
Lapin Pitopalvelu - Lapland Catering (Restaurant Valdemar)
Jäämerentie 9, FIN-96300 ROVANIEMI
tel +358 (0)16 344 181
fax +358 (0)16 344 185
mobile +358 (0)40 7272754
Tuominiementie, FIN-97610 Oikarainen (ROVANIEMI)
tel +358 (0)40 7067680
Saariselkä Catering (activities)
Honkapolku 1, FIN-99830 SAARISELKÄ
tel +358 (0)16 668000
fax +358 (0)16 668004
mobile +358 (0)400 417808
Sammun Tupa (activities)
Taalantie 160, FIN-99130 Sirkka (LEVI)
tel/fax +358 (0)16 650 606
mobile +358 (0)400 329 882
Wedding packages from the GB:
International Wedding Photography by the famous Nina Dodd:
Photo Studio Jouni Törmänen:
Limousine Rental in Levi:
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