Janne Honkanen, working in travel industry since 1996, founder of pioneering and multi-award winning private travel company Luxury Action. Creator and founder of exclusive Octola private wilderness.
5 star luxury
To be one of the leading high-end destinations in the Nordic region and combine eco-tourism with new luxury.
History & Story
In this project, colleagues from the world’s leading luxury travel companies have helped us with contributions to design and ideas. OCTOLA, the first five-star Lodge in Lapland was built for frequent, global travelers accustomed to luxurious five-star hotels. Being accommodated in a wooden chalet is the essence of Lapland, providing the most authentic stay in the Arctic. We offer total privacy in our own secluded wilderness area and all the exciting outdoor Arctic activities are on your doorstep. Our wilderness guides, chef and butler ensure that all your requirements and wishes are attended to.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
All details about the Nordic design and Sámi culture
20min driving distance on car to international Airport of Rovaniemi Lapland. 1h driving on snowmobile, 3hrs on husky dog sledding, also reachable by reindeers.
More than 300 hectares (740ac) private wilderness, even its the wilderness – we have own high tech security systems in surrounding areas.
Key sites/activities in the area
Full, private wilderness, lots of land&wilderness to play.
One of the best locations in the Arctic for Northern Lights. Northern Lights season is Mid August- April (almost 9 months).
Long list of things to do right a year, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, trecking, survival skills learning, reindeer herding, tobogganing, skiing, berry picking, fatbiking, ice fishing, fishing, ice driving, Santa Claus programs and much more.
We have own a private reindeer herding area in winter time where you can go and feed at anytime you want.
Own recording studio/ suite with high-end Genelec Soundsystem for artists who are looking for extraordinary destination and inspiration when private booking
Winter time mini snowmobile driving for children and many other childrens outdoor activities which are suitable for adults too, like making snowsculptures.
Round the year survival/ camping skills learning, many other educational activities alike learning to make make fire, learn to read forest and animal footsteps and much more.