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Snowy Wilderness Saariselka

Spend 8 days in the wild mystical north of Lapland in Saariselka, which first came to prominence as a settlement for gold prospectors.

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Trip Details

  • This is a 7 Night / 8 Day Trip that includes:
  • Add your Arctic Adventures
  • Flights From Bristol, Gatwick & Manchester

From only £434 per adult
Child prices from £279

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This makes a great choice for an all-round winter wonderland adventure with magnificent Arctic wilderness scenery just on the doorstep.

The skies are often a deep hue of pink and purple, the pine trees heavily laden with snow, and being so far north, there is a good possibility of seeing the Northern Lights too. Here you are deep in Sámi country, the colourful native people of Lapland, many of whom work in the resort and have their own reindeer herds in forests nearby. For a really memorable experience your Inghams representative can arrange a night in a cosy thermal glass igloo.

Mountain Facts
Resort altitude 265m
Skiing altitude 265m - 438m
Pistes 12km
Number of runs 15 (9 floodlit)
Longest run 1.3km
Lifts (local area) Draglifts 4, Chairs 1
Snowboard parks 1
Direction of slopes N, E, W
Mountain restaurants 2
Cross-country skiing 185 km (34km floodlit)
Snowmobiling 200km
Ski/resort bus Free with lift pass from 08.30 until lifts close

In Resort 

• Swimming pool complex at Holiday Club
• Snowmobile, husky and reindeer safaris
• Excursions to Sámi museum at Inari village • Ice karting
• Tankavaara Gold Panning • 1km toboggan run
• Northern Lights • Lappish night • Snowshoe walks
• Visit to meet Santa (04 Dec - 25 Dec only

Overnight in glass igloo
(Kakslauttanen Igloo Village)
Cosy thermal glass igloos bookable locally in resort:
2 sharing with breakfast and sauna incl. c. €175pp

Travel
Sundays to Kittilä
Transfers 3hr 15mins, 260km, by coach
From Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester
 

You have the option of adding on many different winter activities including a trip to see Santa.

Remember, unless you have your own, Thermal Suits and Boots are a Must!

Best for

  • The adventurous

Bookable locally with your Inghams representative

  • Swimming pool complex at Holiday Club Hotel (free for Holiday Club Hotel guests and a special price of €10 Adult / €5 Child payable locally for Inghams non-hotel guests)
  • Northern Lights unlit 2km footpath and Kota warming hut
  • Tankavaara gold-panning and museum
  • Excursion to visit the Siida Sámi museum in Inari
  • Kakslauttanen thermal glass igloo overnight stay
  • Aurora hunting by minibus with Lappish dinner in wilderness kota
  • Snowshoe guided walk (daytime or evening for Northern Lights)
  • Husky, reindeer and snowmobile safaris (daytime or evening in search of the Northern Lights)
  • Ice fishing trips
  • Evening Northern Lights Photography tours
  • Bowling alley
  • 1km toboggan run
  • 2km Northern Lights walking trail and Kammi hut
  • Ice-skating
  • Lappish Kammi meal night
  • Downhill and cross-country skiing
  • Longer Snowmobiling trips also available locally.

Child Care

Outdoor Snowplay Area - a dedicated children's ski slope and 1km toboggan run can be used free of charge by children under 6yrs if supervised by a parent.

Pre-bookable Excursions and Safaris:

(Please note that we act at all times as the selling agent for the supplier of these excursions and activities).

Winter 2019/20 details and prices 


Northern Lights Wilderness Dinner,  3 hour evening excursion
A scenic 12km drive by minibus to a wilderness hut where guests will enjoy a delicious dinner of charcoal grilled salmon, pancakes for dessert and coffee or tea. Your hosts will tell you stories about the Northern Lights and provide information about aurora forecasting. The hut is ideally located for the best  views of the Northern Lights if they should luckily appear. Prices from: Adult: £59 Child: £35

 

Husky Safaris 2½ hour excursion (1½ hours at farm and on safari)
A scenic 20 minute drive to a beautifully located husky farm. Enjoy a thrilling sled ride followed by a fireside hot drink and talk about husky life in a Kota hut in this perfect wilderness setting. 2 adults plus 1-2 kids per sled driven by the guests themselves. Prices from: 
Husky Farm Visit with 5km safari Adult: £79  Child £49

 

Reindeer Safari & Farm Visit 2 hour excursion (1½ hours at farm)
15 minute drive to a local Sámi reindeer farm. Meet the reindeer,  learn the secret of suopunki (Sámi lasso), hear about reindeer life and take a short scenic sleigh ride. Afterwards enjoy a fireside hot drink and cake in a warm cabin served by your Sámi hosts. Prices from: Reindeer farm visit & short safari Adult: £49 Child: £35

 

Snowmobile Safaris 2 hour excursion (starts from resort)
An exhilarating 25km ride through breathtaking arctic scenery. Choose locally between taking this safari as a family daytime trip or a faster evening adult trip "In Search of the Northern Lights". A selection of longer snowmobile safaris is available locally. Small children under 7yrs may be towed in a sled behind guide. Prices from: Single Rider (1 adult alone) Adult: £89
Double (2 sharing) Adult: £65 Child: £29

 

Snowshoe Safari 2 hour excursion (daytime or evening)
A guided snowshoe safari into a silent snowy wilderness. Decide locally on arrival if you prefer a daytime trip or an evening safari searching for the Northern Lights with interesting stories about the Northern Lights and information about aurora forecasting. Prices from: Adult: £39 Child: £25

 

Visit Santa’s Home 3 hour excursion (available 2 Dec - 5 Jan only)
Hidden deep in a magical snowy wonderland with fun activities  and a meeting with Santa for every child. Follow elves along a  candlelit path to feed and pet Santa’s reindeer. See how Elf Smith sends presents around the world. Cross the bridge over Gold Creek for a meeting and photos with Santa in his cabin. Warm up inside with hot drinks and ginger biscuits.  Prices from: Adult: £65 Child £59

Sámi Museum and Inari Village 5 hour excursion (operates with minimum 6 guests)
A wonderful scenic one hour drive through an amazing landscape,  to the village of Inari on the shores of this huge sacred lake where the Sámi have fished and hunted for centuries. Learn about the fascinating history and culture of Lapland’s colourful indigenous people at the excellent Siida Museum, and visit their silver smiths and handicraft shops in the village. Prices from: Adult: £59 Child: £55

 

Nellim and Russian Border Patsjoki Bridge 5-6 hour excursion (operates with minimum 4 guests)
A scenic 1½ hour drive each way across snowy rolling hills with far-reaching views of the taiga snow forests of Russia. Enjoy a soup lunch at the Nellim Wilderness Hotel and hear about the history of the Skolt Sámi who were relocated here from Russia. Visit Nellim village’s Russian Orthodox church and the Patsjoki river bridge on the tiny isolated Russian border crossing. Prices from: Adult: £99 Child: £49


Stay overnight in a Glass Igloo 

A unique and memorable night in a thermal glass igloo is the perfect way to have the best opportunity of seeing the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed
Kakslauttanen Igloo Overnight Stay Kakslauttanen Igloo Village is located 15km from Saariselkä, well away from any light pollution. 
Transfers from your Saariselka accommodation, an evening excursion (see below), an evening sauna (5-10pm), breakfast and a good 3-course dinner are all included in our prices. 
Small Glass Igloos (1-3 Occ) have comfortable twin beds, extra bed possible, a small ensuite bathroom with toilet and basin, and are cosy and warm inside due to the special thermal glass.
Kelo-Glass Igloos (2-6 Occ) newly-built kelo-glass igloos are log cabins with a glass igloo area attached. Sleeping 2-6 persons, they have 2 single bds in the glass igloo area plus a double bed and bunk beds in the cabin, bathroom with shower/wc, priavte sauna, fireplace (firewood extra) and small kitchenette.
Prices from: Small Glass Igloo: 2 Occ Adult: £299 / Single Occ Adult: £455
Extra bed Adult: £239 / 2-3 Occ Child: £205
Kelo Glass Igloo: 2 Occ Adult: £409/ Single Occ Adult: £639
Extra bed Adult: £319 / 2-3 Occ Child: £269
Child 4-11yrs (under 4yrs stay FREE in parent's bed)

Igloo bookings will now only be accepted if each person also books one of the following compulsory evening Aurora safaris operated by Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort: Aurora Hunting by Snowmobile-pulled Sled (3hrs): £105 Adult / £65 Child
Aurora Hunting by Reindeer Sleigh (2hrs): £125 Adult / £69 Child
Aurora Hunting by Horse Sleigh (1½hrs): £129 Adult / £75 Child
Aurora Hunting by Snowmobile (3hrs): £155 Adult / £85 Child 
£45 snowmobile single rider supplement

 

The overnight stay can be pre-booked but the exact day of the week will only be confirmed within 3 working days of booking as all reservations are subject to availability.

Stay overnight in a glass-roof windowed Aurora Cabin

Spend a memorable night in an Aurora Cabin, which have north-facing roof window above the bed, making them perfect for star gazing an Northern Light spotting.
Aurora Cabin Overnight Stay Located in the centre of Saariselkä, approx. 5-10 minutes walk from the accommodation.
A continental breakfast is included in our prices and an optional dinner at the cabin location's restaurant may be pre-booked.  
Prices from: 2 persons in Aurora Cabin Adult: £229 HS/ £199 MS
2 persons in Aurora Cabin Child: £119 HS / £99 MS
1 person in Aurora Cabin Adult: £369 HS / £329 MS
Extra bed Adult : £185 HS / £149 MS
Extra bed Child (4-14yrs): £99 HS / £75 MS
Optional dinner Adult: £32 Child: £16

 

MS (2-15 Dec incl., 6 Jan -8 Feb incl. & 24 Feb - 16 Mar incl. HS (23 Dec - 5 Jan incl.& 10 - 23 Feb incl.)

The overnight stay can be pre-booked but the exact day of the week will only be confirmed within 3 working days of booking as all reservations are subject to availability.

Notes for all above excursions for Winter 2018/19:

Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather and other conditions. Snowmobile, Husky & Reindeer Safaris child age 4-12yrs. Children 0-3yrs FREE (any transport must be paid for locally) but are not allowed on Snowmobile safaris on any date. Santa's Home child age 2-11yrs (Under 2yrs FREE). Snowmobile drivers must be 18yrs and bring a full, valid photographic driver's licence with them. On snowmobile safaris Inghams (and most other travel insurance policies) will provide cover for personal and medical expenses but not for damage to the snowmobile or third parties etc. If the snowmobile is damaged then a compulsory insurance excess of approximately €650 will be payable locally direct to the snowmobile safari provider

Tunturi Hotel

A great choice for families, with a good range of room types.

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From only £524 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 £644 £644 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 6 Dec 2020 £949 £818 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 13 Dec 2020 £899 £848 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 20 Dec 2020 £1,358 £1,148 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 27 Dec 2020 £1,293 £1,118 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 

2021 Dates: Tunturi Hotel, Snowy Wilderness Saariselka

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 3 Jan 2021 £524 £524 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 £644 £579 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 £634 £569 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 £634 £569 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 31 Jan 2021 £694 £619 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 7 Feb 2021 £753 £658 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 14 Feb 2021 £1,183 £958 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 

Holiday Club Hotel

The Holiday Club Saariselka is the northernmost spa hotel and holiday home resort in Europe, if not the world.The tropical spa at Holiday Club Saariselka is the very essence of relaxation

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From only £454 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 £684 £652 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 6 Dec 2020 £909 £717 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 13 Dec 2020 £899 £787 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 20 Dec 2020 £1,428 £1,129 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 27 Dec 2020 £1,378 £982 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 

2021 Dates: Holiday Club Hotel, Snowy Wilderness Saariselka

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 3 Jan 2021 £454 £454 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 £644 £569 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 £644 £568 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 31 Jan 2021 £664 £596 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 7 Feb 2021 £733 £630 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 14 Feb 2021 £1,153 £885 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 

Star Arctic Hotel

The brand new, contemporary, but charming, Star Arctic Hotel is set on the fell above Saariselka, about 1km above the resort at the top of the ski area. This allows the hotel to offer some fantastic views with the design of every room taking advantage of them.

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From only £1,414 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 27 Dec 2020 £2,060 £658 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 

2021 Dates: Star Arctic Hotel, Snowy Wilderness Saariselka

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 3 Jan 2021 £1,699 £559 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 £1,424 £439 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 £1,414 £429 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 £1,414 £429 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 31 Jan 2021 £1,600 £449 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 7 Feb 2021 £1,639 £468 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 14 Feb 2021 £1,839 £588 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 

Saariselka Log Cabins

An excellent choice of well-equipped, modern, high-quality log cabins located 250-950m from the village centre, supermarket and ski bus stop.

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From only £589 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 £678 £478 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 6 Dec 2020 £758 £558 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 13 Dec 2020 £888 £688 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 20 Dec 2020 £1,348 £1,148 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 

2021 Dates: Saariselka Log Cabins, Snowy Wilderness Saariselka

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 3 Jan 2021 £699 £469 Self Catering 8 Days Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 £589 £309 Self Catering 8 Days Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 £599 £279 Self Catering 8 Days Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 7 Feb 2021 £639 £409 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol Enquire 
Sun, 14 Feb 2021 £919 £719 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol Enquire 

Muotka Wilderness Lodge

Set in a secluded winter wonderland, this tastefully renovated lodge radiates an atmosphere of warmth and relaxation from the moment you arrive. 

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From only £1,744 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 £2,058 £1,812 Full Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 6 Dec 2020 £2,155 £1,892 Full Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 13 Dec 2020 £2,295 £2,067 Full Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 20 Dec 2020 £2,868 £2,626 Full Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 27 Dec 2020 £2,778 £2,520 Full Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 

2021 Dates: Muotka Wilderness Lodge, Snowy Wilderness Saariselka

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 3 Jan 2021 £1,919 £1,683 Full Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 £1,919 £1,683 Full Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 £1,919 £1,683 Full Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 £1,744 £1,683 Full Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 31 Jan 2021 £2,139 £1,886 Full Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 7 Feb 2021 £2,268 £2,071 Full Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 14 Feb 2021 £2,498 £2,268 Full Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 

Gielas Hotel

 The deluxe wing of the Tunturi hotel, the luxury 4 star Gielas building offers highly recommended deluxe rooms approx. 100m from the Tunturi's reception and restaurant. 

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From only £704 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 £834 £788 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 6 Dec 2020 £1,059 £888 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 13 Dec 2020 £1,159 £968 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 20 Dec 2020 £1,518 £1,518 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 27 Dec 2020 £1,403 £1,148 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 

2021 Dates: Gielas Hotel, Snowy Wilderness Saariselka

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 3 Jan 2021 £714 £569 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 £704 £559 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 £704 £559 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 £704 £559 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 31 Jan 2021 £794 £679 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 7 Feb 2021 £853 £853 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 14 Feb 2021 £1,258 £979 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 

Tunturi Suites

 Tunturi Hotel Suites are part of the wonderfully atmospheric Tunturi Hotel complex with its cosy wood-panelled public areas and popular restaurants. 

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From only £434 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 £624 £451 Bed & Breakfast 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 6 Dec 2020 £879 £706 Bed & Breakfast 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 13 Dec 2020 £1,068 Please Call Bed & Breakfast 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 20 Dec 2020 £1,258 £1,085 Bed & Breakfast 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 27 Dec 2020 £1,153 Please Call Bed & Breakfast 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 

2021 Dates: Tunturi Suites, Snowy Wilderness Saariselka

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 3 Jan 2021 £434 £301 Bed & Breakfast 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 £544 £411 Bed & Breakfast 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 £534 £401 Bed & Breakfast 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 £534 £401 Bed & Breakfast 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 31 Jan 2021 £594 £491 Bed & Breakfast 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 7 Feb 2021 £673 £580 Bed & Breakfast 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 14 Feb 2021 £1,023 £930 Bed & Breakfast 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 

Kelotahti Apartments

Recently built, excellent value, luxury apartments in a highly convenient central village location. All apartments are fully equipped with ultra-modern appliances, contemporary furnishings and private en suite sauna. 

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From only £559 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 £618 £418 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 6 Dec 2020 £708 £508 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 13 Dec 2020 £808 £608 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 27 Dec 2020 £1,088 £888 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 

2021 Dates: Kelotahti Apartments, Snowy Wilderness Saariselka

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 3 Jan 2021 £569 £339 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 £569 £319 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 £559 £309 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 £559 £299 Self Catering 8 Days Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 31 Jan 2021 £579 £359 Self Catering 8 Days Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 7 Feb 2021 £609 £409 Self Catering 8 Days Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 14 Feb 2021 £879 £679 Self Catering 8 Days Manchester Enquire 

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