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A Lappish Winter wedding is a romantic fusion of Lappish traditions and your own White Wedding Dreams. Your nuptials begin with a meeting with a Shaman and a traditional Wedding Sauna the night before. The ceremony is conducted in Levi's Ice Gallery to which you will be driven in a reindeer sleigh by a Sami reindeer herder dressed in his traditional Gakti. Once wed, your wedding breakfast is served in a Kota or Lappish hut accompanied by traditional Joiks, the song poems of the Sami people. For your honeymoon night you can choose between a room in a Glass Igloo or The Northern Lights House.

Ice Gallery Luvattumaa

Each year, on the banks of Ounajoki River, Levi Ice Gallery is built anew. The 10 000 square meter snow and ice structure comprises of an snow hotel, an snow chapel, an ice bar and an ice and snow art gallery. Luvattumaa offers a unforgettable Winter Wedding experience. There is no more magical venue than the Ice Gallery. Your wedding ceremony will be held in the Icy Chapel, in the middle of hand-sculptured art of snow and ice. Luvattumaa offers also accommodation in their snow rooms which are all decorated individually with ice sculptures, snow reliefs and lights.

Break Hotel Levi

The Break Hotel's interior reflects the essence of Lapland. Rooms, which are in three different buildings, are reflective of all 4 Sami seasons: spring's sparkle, summer's brightness, autumn's  russets and winter's subdued tints. The flora and fauna of Lapland are also visible in the décor, fabrics & furnishing both in the rooms and the hotel's public areas..The hotel’s sauna is fired up every night, there is a Jacuzzi to relax body and soul, restaurant, coffee House and Bar. 
 

Levi Luxury Glass Igloos

Laid out rather like a tiered amphitheatre on top of Unisvaara Fjell each glass igloo is 23m2 and has a kitchenette with a breakfast set for 2, coffee machine, kettle, toaster & fridge; shower/WC, Hair Dryer & CD Player. In the centre of the igloo is an elecrically adjustable double bed and the igloos glass is insulated and electrically heated to keep it from frosting up. Premium Igloos for wedding couples come with  Pentik crockery, bathrobes and slippers and are in the first row at the very top of the fell, guaranteeing unobstructed panoramic views that stretch for miles.

Levi Northern Lights House

The Northern Lights Luxury House on top of Utsuvaara Fell unashamedly pays homage to indulgence and romance: one man's personal and stunning vision of a Villa whose large picture windows create a stage for galactic performances in the Arctic Sky.The living room has colossal panoramic views, two bedrooms (so you get to choose), a sauna, luxuriously fitted bothroom and a terrace with its own hot tub. Quite simply one of the best honeymoon locations in Finnish Lapland and of course right next door to some of the best Glass Igloos and just 15 minutes away from Luvattumaa, the Levi Ice Gallery.
 

1st Day UK - Finnish Lapland

Fly with Finnair to Kittila in Finnish Lapland direct (LGW) or via Helsinki (LHR/MAN). On arrival you'll be transferred privately to Levi & check in to your suite at the Break Hotel.

2nd Day Pre Wedding Ceremonial Sauna

After breakfast you can just watch the day go by against the backdrop of Levi's fjells or start your wedding holiday off with (optionally) a snow safari by Husky, Snowmobile or Reindeer. Later, you'll be taken to Luvattumaa Ice Gallery to meet our local wedding co-ordinator and run through every last detail of the ceremony and double check all is planned exactly as you wish for the following day. Later a Shaman, following the ancient Saami (Lappish) tradition of purifying your past before marriage, will officiate at a ceremonious riverside sauna with a birch scented jacuzzi taken with a glass of sparkling wine.

3rd Day Wedding & Honeymoon Igloo Night

After breakfast you'll have time to have your hair and make-up done (if you wish) and get ready for your big moment. In the early afternoon you'll be transferred to a reindeer corral from where you will be taken to the Ice Gallery in a sleigh led by a reindeer herder dressed in his 'gakti', the traditional livery of the Saami people. Your wedding ceremony takes place in the glistening precincts of the ice sculpture decorated Luvattumaa Ice Gallery, either by way of a civil service or a traditional Sami blessing. Afterwards a special Wedding Breakfast is prepared for you in an adjacent Kota hut restaurant with aperitifs beforehand in the Ice Gallery. Your guests are then transferred back to their hotel whilst you are taken to your Honeymoon Glass Igloo for a night under (hopefully) the Northern Lights.

4th Day Kick Sled Tour & Optional Snow Safaris

Enjoy a morning lie in and breakfast before transferring back to your hotel and a kick sled or show shoe tour for just the two of you. If you've been unlucky enough not to catch the Northern Lights by this time you can take an evening Aurora Borealis hunt by snowmobile.

5th Day Finnish Lapland - UK

Take breakfast in your hotel before transferring to the airport for your return flight(s) to the UK.

What’s included in your ScanAdventure:

Return scheduled Finnair flight(s) from UK to Kittila
All passenger service charges and airport departure taxes
Pay on board cabin service
Carriage of luggage (1pc Cabin & 1pc Checked)
Private transfers as required by programme
4 nights accommodation
3 nights lodgings in Hotel Suite (see room facilities under Lodgings)
1 night's lodging in Glass Igloo (see room facilities under Lodgings)
4 Scandinavian style buffet breakfasts;
Transfer to the Ice Gallery by sleigh and liveried Sami Herder
Bridal bouquet & Groom's buttonhole
Altar table floral decorations
Wedding ceremony (Civil) in Ice Gallery
Celebratory Wedding Breakfast in traditional Kota ( Example menu: cheese & smoked reindeer soup;
fried salmon on a bed of root vegetables, beetroot puree & oven- baked potatoes; chocolate mousse;
coffee/tea)
Marriage Licence & Magistrates fees
Assistance with pre-marriage requirements
Private Kick Sled or Snow Shoe tour
Additional Services
Bridesmaid's bouquets,bestman & ushers buttonholes (on request)
Photographer £439 (2 hours; 30 edited photograps to Drop Box account)
Photographer all day (price on request)
Videographer (price on request)
Wedding Cake (price on request)
Fireworks (price on request)
Sami Joik singer (price on request)
Guest Services*
Group attendance arrangements including 
Return scheduled Finnair flight(s) from UK to Kittila
All passenger service charges and airport departure taxes
Pay on board cabin service
Carriage of luggage (1pc Cabin & 1pc Checked)
Airport/Hotel & Hotel/Venue group transfers
4 nights' hotel accommodation at Hotel Break or similar
4 nights lodgings in twin room with private WC/Shower 
Attendance at Wedding
Post wedding celebratory drink (sparkling wine)
Celebratory Wedding Breakfast in traditional Kota ( Example menu: cheese & smoked reindeer soup;
fried salmon on a bed of root vegetables, beetroot puree & oven- baked potatoes; chocolate mousse;
coffee/tea)
Optional Safaris
Please see Safaris Tab opposite


 

Departure Dates & Prices:

January to April 2018
Guide* £5595 per couple (bride & groom with inclusions as above))
Guide** £829 per guest (per person sharing a twin room with inclusions as above)
*Guide prices are based on our mid-level contract air fares (variable in real time) and our ground supplier contract costs (generally fixed but subject to availablity). 
** Based on a minimum of 10 guests travelling together & sharing twin/double rooms
 

Wedding Sauna at Levi's River Spa

According to Finnish tradition, a couple need to be purified from their past before marrying which is why, the Wedding Sauna is an important preliminary to your Lappish Wedding. Luvattumaa's River Spa is a wonderfully distinct, rejuvenating experience. Quiet your mind and open your senses to the peaceful surroundings.Try out a traditional sauna, ice sauna and hot and cold open air baths which have been scented with Lappish herbs and a dash of leaves from the small, aromatic birches growing on the nearby fjells. Included with our wedding arrangements.

Aurora Borealis safari by Snowmobile

Hunt for the beautiful Auroras known as the Northern Lights; sometimes white, wispy and elusive at others rainbow coloured, swirling and dramatic. The Norwegian, who first gave an explanation as to how they came about was driven mad (literally) by them; if you’re lucky enough to catch them your reaction may be a touch more muted but no less awe struck. Mount your snowmobile and take off over the nearby fell landscape past snow covered trees into the open lakes and high hills surrounding Levi. The lights of the ski resort retreat behind you as your headlights illuminate the snow in front of you, whilst overhead the sky is nothing but a canopy of stars. En route warm up around an open fire with sooty coffee and sausages and, if the signs are propitious, wait for the lights of the aurora to illuminate your way back to the Safari Club House. Departure 19.00 (3 hours) Daily. £129pp. Sole Driver Supplement £45pp

Husky Safari

This safari will give you truly memorable dog sledding experience! After dressing up warmly, you'll drive from the Levi Safari House to a local Husky Kennels. The musher will show you how to balance on the sled, use the brake, steer and generally handle your own dog team. After a brief lesson you drive your own dog team into the Lappish wilderness. At the half way point you can swap drivers and take a short break and some pictures with your dogs. After your andrenaline pumping drive, you will enjoy hot berry juice by an open fire while listening to husky stories, short and tall! . Departure 12.00 ( 5km 2 1/2  hours) Mon,Wed & Sat £115pp.

Safari to a Reindeer Corral

This reindeer corral safari is an authentic Lappish experience; reindeer husbandry still being an important livelihood in Lapland. Reindeer are semi-wild animals, roaming free in the woods and forests and rounded up just twice-a-year. Your trip starts from the Levi Safari House with your guide to a local reindeer corral where you'll find a traditional atmosphere with people in their traditional gatki with contrasting colours, embroidery, pewter applique, high collares and 4 wind hats. The reindeer owner has a carefully selected group of reindeer  trained for sledge-pulling. As you sit snugly in the sleigh the reindeer will take you on a gentle relaxed reindeer ride where you can admire the snowy fell landscape. After your ride you can enjoy coffee or hot berry juice in one of the farm's cosy huts and hear stories about reindeer. Tues 13.45, Sat 11.45 ( 2/3 hours 1km reindeer sled ride). £115pp

Celebratory Champagne Wedding Breakfast | White Weddings in Levi

Your Wedding in Levi is tailored to be exactly as you would like it to be, not assayed or categorized by different precious metals, gold or otherwise!! Our aim is to make your day as special as you dream it be. Originally designed by our Wedding Planner Satu Peura* our experience runs to just about everything needed to make your special day and honeymoon run simply and smoothly; from guiding you through the legal formalities to booking flowers, cake, etc, etc, etc.* Born & raised a Finn, Satu is from Tornio little more than 3 hours from Levi!