Not all resorts are full of sun, sea and sand. Take this one, for instance. Surrounded by thousands of hectares of Arctic forest, it’s a five-star luxury sauna and spa retreat in Finland’s very, very chilly north. And yep, it’s as really, properly spectacular as it sounds.
Called Octola Private Wilderness, this place is the first luxury spa and wellness centre in the Arctic region. And while it has plenty of pool and sauna experiences (duh, this is Finland), it’s also got a bit more. Being so far north and so isolated, it’s ideal for viewing the Northern Lights, as well as swimming in icy lakes.
Better yet, apparently Octola has a negative carbon footprint. That’s right, according to the centre itself, it’s actively good for the environment, largely thanks to its wind-generated electricity, geothermal energy and drinking water – which comes directly from the property’s own spring.
Owned by luxe travel provider Luxury Action, the specific location of Octola is reserved strictly for those who book a stay. Here are a few more pics of the place.
Magical, right? Now, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that somewhere so exclusive as Octola is likely to be rather expensive. In fact, the exact price – like the exact location – is reserved for those who enquire to book. You can do just that and find out more on the official website here.
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