This winter, OCTOLA, the most exclusive five-star private wilderness in Finnish Lapland, introduces the Ultimate Ice Driving Experience under the guidance of Saudi Arabia’s rally driver, Rakan Al Rashed – the first and only Arab to give lessons on ice driving during the Lapland winter.
Participants from the Gulf-region have the opportunity to experience the thrill of ice driving in a 4-wheel drive Subaru WRX STI in a private area covered with snow tracks to encourage controlled slides. The ice driving lessons will be supervised by Rakan along with qualified instructors for personalized, real-time coaching, adapted to the individual driving style. The driving packages are tailored to beginners looking to discover ice-driving as well as professional drivers.
Set in the middle of 300 hectares of private wilderness within the Arctic Circle, Octola is the perfect escape for those looking to immerse themselves in nature in absolute privacy and comfort. This ultra-luxury cabin residence is a secluded private space with all the ingredients for an out of this world unique holiday experience with close family and friends. Guests can choose to book the entire cabin of 10 suites, or take a wing of 6 or 4 suites.
Facilities include a private gym and fitness centre, unique hand-carved wood-burning sauna and the freshest food cooked to one’s liking by a personal chef, private butler, and a wilderness guide. The food is all sourced locally and consisting mainly of wild plants, berries, mushrooms and fish, all local, pure and ecologically gathered from nature to the table by a Michelin star Chef, complemented by fine drinks chosen by one of the top sommeliers in Finland.
The four nights, five-day package includes two full days of ice driving (9 am -6 pm) and one full day for other winter activities such as snowmobiling, fat biking, quad biking, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, husky sledging, guided snowshoe excursions in search of the Northern Lights and more. The package includes accommodation at the ultra-luxurious cabin residence with all hospitality included.
Octola is located approximately 20 minutes from Rovaniemi International Airport. This once in a lifetime winter experience is subject to availability, and availability is limited at http://www.octola.com.