Muotka Wilderness Lodge 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.
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 Muotka Wilderness Lodge.
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 for the evening.
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
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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