There are car lovers; and then there are car lovers, those men and women who have made driving vintage, luxury, and high-performance vehicles a part of their life. They've already been given—or bought themselves—the bomber jacket emblazoned with their favorite automaker. They have that automobile-inspired ballpoint pen, the scale-model car and the specialty stationery. Maybe they've even enjoyed a track day or two.

Take a peek at the ultimate gift designed for that special someone—you'll see how special they have to be—who loves all things autos.

PURE MCLAREN ARCTIC CIRCLE EXPERIENCE FROM $15,530...Set 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle in the wild landscape of Northern Finland, a unique driving experience awaits you.

There is driving a McLaren 570S, and then there's driving a McLaren 570S some 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle in the northern reaches of Finland.

McLaren holds tracks days, which lets drivers test and improve their skills with professional coaches, all over the world. But the Pure McClaren Arctic Circle Experience is something special. McClaren has its own dedicated winter testing facility in Finland that includes three frozen lakes and more than 62 miles of almost permanently frozen roads and hillside trails. Every driver has a one-on-one coaching experience with a specialist to help you master each and every icy turn. After dark, guests can go snowmobiling or learn how to drive your own team of dogs across the snowy landscape.

 Photography by Brian Henn

Photography by Brian Henn

The two-day trip includes luxurious accommodations at the Jávri Lodge, built by Urho Kekkonen, the longest serving President of Finland. Here you can kick back and enjoy the company of other McClaren fans or watch the Northern Lights. Such an experience runs $15,530 for an individual, or $19,878 for a couple package with one driver, or nearly $28,000 for a couple package with two drivers.

Northern Finland

Dates available from 18 January to 6 February 2017

Your experience begins as you touch down at Ivalo, the Northern Lights Airport, where you will be greeted by your McLaren chauffeur. They will take you onto the magnificent Jávri Lodge, the former residence of the President of Finland and your home from home for the next three nights. Nestled in the untamed Lappish wilderness of Saariselkä, this intimate luxury hotel is the perfect base for relaxation and sharing of stories from the day’s activities.

The McLaren Ice Driving Centre encompasses three lakes and over 100km of almost permanently frozen roads and hillside trails. It is here you will test the limits of both your driving and the McLaren 570S. Over two days of driving activity you will rotate through multiple frozen track configurations working with your McLaren Ice Driving Specialist as you master the basics and then advanced driving skills, and ultimately understand how to get the most from the power and agility of your McLaren.

The fast pace does not end on the track. You will be transported across the stunning landscape of snow-capped forests and frozen lakes on a snowmobile safari and be led through the untamed wilderness by your own team of dogs on a unforgettable husky expedition.

This unmissable experience can be booked for an individual or can be shared with a guest, no matter if they’d prefer to have their own experience on the varied driving programme or attend as a non-driver where they will follow a world-class programme of activities. From visiting a reindeer herder to skiing or snowshoeing, non-driving guests can expect to take in the very best of Finnish hospitality, and of course they will be welcome at the track for lunch and a taste of the thrill of a McLaren on ice with demonstration laps from one of our McLaren Ice Driving Specialists.

Package details:

For full information on the packages available and pricing, please refer to the brochure. As an example, a couple’s package with one driver and one non-driver includes the following:

- 3 nights accommodation at Jávri Lodge on an all-inclusive basis, including access to the in-house swimming pool and saunas.

- 2 days driving on a variety of winter tracks (minimum 3.5 hours per day of driving). Each driver will be paired with another guest based on experience, and will share coaching from a professional McLaren Driver Coach.

- Snowmobile safari and husky expedition.

- All meals.

- Private airport transfers, and transfers from the hotel to the track/activities.

- 2 day hosted activity programme for non-driver, with various activities including the chance to receive demo laps in a McLaren 570S on the ice.

For enquiries please email: or phone: +44 1483 262035

Source:     Photos: Brian Henn;