Nestled within 300 hectares of private forest, Octola Private Wilderness is a sumptuous, all-suite lodge bringing unprecedented levels of exclusivity to this remote corner of Finnish Lapland. The brainchild of owner Janne with racing driver Mika Hakkinen, this is a luxury Lapland stay like no other - they even added a private recording studio if you are looking for the ultimate in creative inspiration. Their aim for the lodge interiors was to bring rustic Lapland into the 21st Century; think modern glass house, wooden clad walls and soft fabrics, all with a cosy log cabin feel. Accommodation options are entirely flexible, with 10 suites divided between two wings and all named after astrological constellations. Stay by the room, rent one of the wings, or take the entire lodge on an exclusive basis, making it ideal for those who want high levels of privacy. In addition, a mere 250 metres from the main lodge is the fully self-contained 2-bedroom owner's villa, with private Jacuzzi and sauna. The set-up of this villa makes for an ideal romantic bolthole, yoga space, staff accommodation or even as a private gym.
Spend your days out in the landscape with your private wilderness guide, embarking on exciting private activities including guided snowshoe trips searching for the Northern Lights. Don’t miss the hand-carved wood-burning Monaco sauna, and the Jacuzzi from which to marvel over the Northern Lights in front of you. Private chefs and a dedicated butler are all on hand to ensure a memorable stay. Savour delicious Nordic cuisine showcasing locally produced ingredients, paired with superior wines as you stay on a fully-catered basis.
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Dine on the eight-course North Pole menu that reflects the eight Arctic countries crossed by the Arctic Circle
Meet your neighbours, the wild reindeer
Snowshoe, hike or trek across the estate
Off road and cross-country ski the private trails from the lodge
Spot Arctic wildlife all year round such as brown bear, wolverine & wolves
Walk in nature as you forage for local produce – especially in the summer and autumn
Peddle across the frozen landscape on a fatbike
Head to the wood burning sauna to recharge after a day in the wilderness, or stretch out with some yoga
Spend the night out in the wilds in one of the small private huts
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Build your own snow igloo
Enjoy a cooking lesson as you learn to prepare Nordic cuisine
Try your hand at gold panning
Snowmobile and children can mini-skidoo through Finnish Lapland
Wild swim in the Arctic rivers
Visit a sustainable Amethyst mine, and hunt for a gemstone
Salmon fish on the Nordic rivers
Kayak, canoe and SUP in the summertime
Octola Lodge can be rented on an excusive use basis; 10 bedrooms or wing by wing with six or 4 bedrooms, plus the 2-bedroomed Villa.
20 minute drive, 1 hour by snowmobile, 3 hours by husky dog sled
1 hour by helicopter
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.