Trip reference number: 135913

Trip Operator: Best Served Scandinavia

Winter At Wilderness Hotel Muotka

From: £1895.00

Holiday overview

Wilderness Hotel Muotka lies way out in the depths of Finnish Lapland, a rustic hideaway in spectacular snowy woodland, with fifteen rooms, two saunas and one huge open fireplace to while away warm evenings after snowy days spent outdoors. With three full days to explore, and a host of included adventures, this tailor-made break takes in the very best of the lodge's Arctic surrounds. You'll also enjoy full-board dining based on the region's freshest, seasonal ingredients.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1: Depart UK

Depart the UK for Helsinki, where you’ll connect with your onward flight to Ivalo, one of Finland’s northernmost towns. From here you are transferred straight to Wilderness Hotel Muotka .

Day 2: Muotka Wilderness Lodge

The first activity begins after breakfast, and combines modern technology with an ancient tradition. Take a snowmobile through the wilderness to a reindeer farm, where you’ll meet the herders and learn a few of their husbandry skills, including how to throw a lasso and how to ride a sleigh. Upon return to the lodge, have dinner and venture out once more in search of the Northern Lights.

Day 3: Muotka Wilderness Lodge

Yesterday reindeer, today another symbolic animal of the north: the husky. Your guide will take you to a nearby kennel where you’ll meet these intelligent dogs, learn how to handle them and then jump straight onto the trail. Set off into the wilderness, enjoying the thrill of the ride, the Arctic scenery and a lunch cooked over a fire before returning to the Lodge. Later that evening head on a hunt for the aurora by snowmobile. Inari is a hot spot for the Northern Lights, so hope you are rewarded with a spectacular display.

Day 4: Muotka Wilderness Lodge

There’s a whole snowy expanse to discover and delight in around the lodge, so put on a pair of snowshoes and spend the morning hiking, swapping them for cross-country skis in the afternoon.

Day 5: Depart Muotka Wilderness Lodge

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight

Holiday pricing

  • Flights from London to Ivalo with luggage
  • Return airport transfers
  • 4 nights at Wilderness Hotel Muotka in a hotel room on a full-board basis
  • Snowmobile safari to reindeer farm 
  • Aurora camp excursion
  • Husky safari 
  • Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in taiga forest
  • Aurora Snowmobile excursion
  • Warm winter clothing

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