Where is this magical place you might wonder? It is located in Finland, a remote place within the Arctic Forest and right in it there lies a destination called the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. It literally has a home named as such, Santa Home, in the resort itself!
If you are one of those people who dreamt of a white Christmas, better book your ticket and the resort today! To get there you need to fly to Helsinki Airport first then get a domestic flight to Ivalo Airport. From there it is only 30 minutes bus ride to the resort. It is a quite easy trip to a very secluded magical place which will make your long haul flight worth it.
When we get to the resort a wonderful experience awaits you. You can rent a log chalets to stay or a glass igloo room, there are many different types of accommodations that you can check on their website. In the morning you will be able to see the most beautiful sunrise in your life while having breakfast at their restaurant.
For the nature and animal lover in you, you can experience getting on a dog sledge or a reindeer sledge around the resort. This fun can last up to 40 minutes while you can watch the animals having fun cutting the thick snow through the Arctic forest. This activity will be perfect while watching the sundown.
Lastly the ‘creme de la creme’ of this trip is stargazing. If you stay in a glass igloo room this will be perfect. You might stay all night just staring at the stars and not fall asleep that night. Another night phenomena is the northern light, the infamous aurora. You can watch them from within the igloo as well, just need to check the forecast beforehand.
This place is definitely a place that need to be visited once in a lifetime. Especially celebrating year end and Christmas with your family or your spouse. Plus if you want to make sure every moment is captured perfectly you can count on our photographers to do that.
Meet Jayson and Ariel, our newly-engaged couple who are both cheerleaders. Yeap, you read that right. Of all the unique passions that we’ve encountered, who would have thought these two lovebirds share this rare and passionate sport to the heart.
Their romantic engagement took place in London and SweetEscape is just lucky enough to have their personal insight about the little “cheerleading” love story these two have. We fired Jayson with more questions and his answers are just as cute as we thought it would be!
Just as you probably have predicted, Jayson and Ariel met through cheerleading. They both had been cheering for the same team for years.
"Cheerleading has always have a special place in both our hearts. It’s a sport that makes you realize that nothing is too big nor too difficult to overcome. It’s about sportsmanship, friendship and teamwork that counts. As long as we work towards the same goals, whether as a team or as a couple, I believe there is nothing that we can’t overcome. It’s all about hardwork and determination as well.
For me, having met Ariel is one of the best thing about cheerleading too. It’s like having your own personal supporter and life cheerleader, isn’t that just awesome? During our cheerleading days and more, we have supported each other by being there for each other in all of our ups and downs.
Cheerleading often leads to sport injuries too. So when we face obstacles together, whether fall injuries, failing goals or even other things in life, it’s comforting to know that she is there for you and yes, cheering for you. It’s truly something special for both of us.
This trip is also a special thing for us! It’s the first time we’ve traveled all the way to London as a couple. It’s a new experience that we will treasure for many years to come, that’s for sure. And what made it extra special is of course our engagement too! It’s a double whammy.
Needless to say, hiring SweetEscape along to eternalize our engagement in London is the best decision ever. It’s not everyday that we can do this, so having professional photography service along is definitely a travel must-have!"