The ultimate ice driving experience in Finland

Those that would like to expreince ice driving should consider jetting off to stay at OCTOLA, which is a five-star private chalet in Finnish Lapland.

The eco-luxury, 10-bedroom wilderness chalet, located within the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, issituated in the heart of a private 300-hectare wilderness reserve, approximately 20 minutes from Rovaniemi International Airport.

Facilities include a private gym and fitness centre, a hand carved wood-burning sauna and the freshest food cooked 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.

Octola also features several activities including guided snowshoe excursions in search of the Northern Lights, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, husky sledding, snowmobiling, winter ice driving and private visits to Santa Claus.  preprocess

The chalet recently introduced the Ultimate Ice Driving Experience under the guidance of Saudi Arabia’s rally driver, Rakan Al Rashed.

Rakan is the first and only Arab in the world who will be giving lessons on ice driving during the Lapland winter. Experience the thrill of ice driving in a four-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 personalised, 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.

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