Immersing yourself in the infinite tranquility of the Arctic wilderness, or falling asleep beneath the magical display of the Northern Lights might sound like a dream too good to be true, but with Octola, it can become an exceptional reality. Located in the heart of the Finnish Arctic Circle, this 10-suite private log cabin combines luxury, isolation and seclusion in the most beautiful way possible.
Outside the cabin, feast your eyes on over 300 hectares of untouched nature, with custom-built snowmobiles on-hand to help you move around the landscape. Meanwhile, inside you can enjoy every luxury one could possibly ask for.
Whether you decide to book the entire cabin of 10 suites, or take a wing of four or six, Octola’s rates are all-inclusive and allow you to unwind with ease in the capable hands of a team of discreet local staff, trained to meet your every need – including a private butler and a wilderness guide.
Let off some steam at the private gym and fitness centre before soothing your muscles in the unique, hand-carved wood-burning sauna, designed to give you the ultimate Finnish experience. A diverse range of exclusive private activities are also available to take advantage of, including guided snowshoe excursions in search of the Northern Lights, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, husky sledding and snowmobiling, as well as winter ice driving.
After a day of exploring this celestial haven, indulge in a selection of freshly prepared dishes; all local, pure and ecologically sourced straight from nature to your table, and prepared exactly to your liking by your very own Michelin-star chef. All arrangments are tailor-made to suit individual guests, and if you happen to be there from September to April, you can enjoy this supreme exeperience underneath the breathtaking display of the Northern Lights.
It comes as no surprise to learn that Octola has already attracted many highprofile guests in the short time it has been established, including celebrities and various European royal family members. But royal or not, there’s one universal truth that can be applied to any of the cabin’s guests – that the property provides the perfect escape for those looking for an unrivalled experience of nature that truly touches the heart.
From Dhs32,900 a night. Visit octola.com for more information.
From Harper's BAZAAR Arabia's November 2019 issue
All Images: Courtesy of Octola Private Wilderness