Finland, February 2024
The electrifying joy. The driving challenge. The purity of connection between you and car. When you take to the ice inside the cockpit of a McLaren, there’s simply nothing that stirs the soul and senses quite like it.
Welcome to the deep-chilled exhilaration of our iconic Arctic Experience. The ultimate handling test. Met with unrivalled McLaren hospitality. In one of the most captivating landscapes on Earth.
Each day, you’ll hone your skills alongside your personal McLaren Driver Coach on our very own frozen-lake circuit – deep in the heart of Lapland. Behind the wheel of a supercar that offers exemplary performance on the ice: the perfectly balanced McLaren GT.
Off track, a world of traditional Finnish culture and cuisine awaits. To inspire and restore. Step into the stunning luxury of your tranquil accommodation. Husky sled in the captivating surrounding wilderness. And indulge in new taste experiences at one of the Inari region’s top-rated restaurants.
The crisp air fills your lungs . A quick check of the thermometer tells you it’s a chilly -27ºC. The low sun refracts through ice crystals across the glacial terrain that lies before you.
Remote. Isolated. The frozen lakes of Inari are an unforgiving place. But thanks to their truer, faster ice surface, they present quite simply one of the best locations for ice driving you’re likely to find.
Your playground is the McLaren Ice Driving Circuits. First introduced in 2023, the complex has been designed by McLaren to deliver greater challenge, bigger fun and better thrills – with a huge 30km of track configurations to call upon across varying lengths and technical abilities.
For the duration of your Arctic Experience, you’ll be based at the lakeside Javri Lodge – an elegant wilderness refuge that’s only a stone’s throw from the action. Log cabin and boutique hotel all rolled into one, this is luxury realised. With gourmet food and soothing massages on tap to ensure your time off-track is just as unforgettable.
There’s a very simple, very good reason that every car manufacturer in world performs Cold Climate Testing in the Arctic Circle: absolutely nothing challenges car and driver like ice . It’s the same reason that has helped Finland produce generation after generation of racing legends.
Once you’ve sharpened your handling on the smooth, flat, low-traction surfaces of our purpose-built circuits, you’ll be able to unlock your driving potential wherever you take your McLaren. From road to track, in the dry or wet.
Whether you want to boost your general road control skills, perfect a stylish slide, or explore the outer limits of handling performance, every moment in this extreme environment provides an unrivalled adrenalin rush. And tests you like no other. With your personal McLaren Driver Coach along for the ride, we’ll tailor the programme to your personal goals and ability level.
At your disposal is a rule-breaking combination of potent performance and continent-crossing comfort: the perfectly balanced McLaren GT.
Its instant torque, mighty V8 and low-gravity, lightweight chassis offer dynamic potential and delicate feel – allowing you to tune in to the ice surface under your wheels. And precisely hone every movement.
It’s not just your time on track that will stay with you. It’s the extraordinary adventures you can experience beyond it, too.
Inari is Finland’s largest and most sparsely populated province – historic home to the Nordic region’s indigenous Sámi, and a focal point of their unique culture. As part of your Arctic Experience, driving and non-driving guests alike will have the opportunity to connect with both place and people through a range of traditional activities.
Husky sledding and snow shoeing offer once-in-a-lifetime ways to travel this beautiful frozen landscape – taking in the stunning surroundings at surprising speed, or in absorbing silence. While traditional Finnish dishes and delicacies offer an authentic taste of this remote ice land.
Inside Javri Lodge, rest and relaxation is the order of the day – with soothing massages, a pool, saunas and gym. Perfect for unwinding after your adrenalin-fuelled exploits. Not forgetting the roaring log fire… to welcome you back, and warm you from top to toe.
An exclusive, intimate retreat. Defined by traditional design. And ultimate luxury hospitality. Javri Lodge is a stunning boutique hotel – surrounded by trees on the outskirts of the small village of Saariselkä.
From delicious breakfasts and gourmet evening meals. To luxury health and wellness facilities. Recharge, relax – your every need is catered for in this perfect base to start and end each ice-cold, thrill-seeking day.
Javri was once the favoured holiday home of Urho Kekkonen – Finland’s longest serving president. Today, it has been carefully and lovingly transformed with sustainability in mind – to offer guests a warm and cosy log-cabin refuge.
Home to exceptional, locally sourced cuisine and an exquisite European wine list, you’ll enjoy fine dining at Javri’s renowned restaurant itself, as well as a top-rated eatery further afield.
And, topping off the culinary side of your adventure, guests on our 4-Day Programme will also enjoy a spectacular private dining experience – savouring the snow-covered vista, and perhaps even a glimpse of the Northern Lights, from a unique hilltop location.
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