There’s no driving experience that compares to drifting along the ice. And now you can take a McLaren supercar for a spin around the Arctic with the first official Ice Driving Experience.
Join McLaren at their winter testing facilities in northern Finland, some 200 miles north of the Arctic circle, and discover the power and agility of the McLaren 570S as you put it through its paces on the ice.
The McLaren Ice Driving Centre encompasses three lakes and over 100km of permanently frozen roads and hillside trails. It’s the most varied ice driving experience in the world, creating a unique frozen playground.
Learning to drive on ice is a unique and thrilling experience, and being behind the wheel of the McLaren 570S makes it all the more exhilarating.
McLaren’s ice driving specialists will help you master the basics, putting you through your paces in a variety of track configurations on both ice and snow surfaces.
On frozen roads the slightest steering and throttle adjustments can cause the car to drift. Your coach will help you understand how to control this slide and use it to your advantage.
Once that’s covered you’ll get the chance to tackle more dynamic routes, putting your drift to the test through a range of twists and turns.
McLaren’s tracks extend over the rolling Scandinavian hills, giving you the opportunity to learn and practise techniques used by world class rally drivers.
The ice driving programme is tailored to you and what you want to. And your new skills will also help you get the most agility out of your McLaren car back home on the asphalt.
For a true McLaren experience, you’ll be staying at the exclusive Jávri Lodge in the area of Saariselkä. It was built by Urho Kekkonen, the longest serving President of Finland, and has accommodated countless world leaders.
The Lodge is built among vast lakes and forests, providing an opportunity to view the famous Northern Lights. Every detail at Jávri Lodge, right down the furniture, has been hand-picked by the owner, and a personalised concierge service will be provided.
You’ll also have the chance to explore the untamed landscape of Lapland with thrilling off-track experiences. See the wilderness deep in the night as part of a convoy of thrilling snowmobiles, led by a specialist guide.
Plus you will take a husky sledge for a spin with your own team of dogs to transport you across magical landscapes filled with frozen lakes and snow-capped mountains.
You will fly to Ivalo in Northern Finland and be met at the airport by a McLaren chauffeur, who will transport you to Jávri Lodge. There you will have a chance to relax and settle in before a hearty dinner with the other guests.
After breakfast you will be taken to the Ice Driving Course to meet the specialist coaches, where you will take on multiple snow and ice configurations.
As night falls everyone will meet in a special location on the shores of Lake Inari for a unique venue filled with some of the best examples of Finnish art and design. You will enjoy a four-course meal of wild food prepared in front of you, and take an after-dinner drink under the night sky in the glasshouse, before returning to the Lodge.
After breakfast you will return to the Ice Driving Course to build on your new skills and push yourself to the next level. This will be followed by an exhilarating snowmobile ride, before returning to the Lodge for a farewell dinner.
Conclude your Arctic adventure with a timeless husky journey and spend some time with your canine friends at the husky farm, before returning to the airport.
The Arctic experience is available in three packages:
All accommodation, meals and activities are included.