Winter in Saariselka & Inari

Glass or Snow Igloos , Independent , Northern Lights
Aurora Cabin overnight at Wilderness Hotel Muotka, winter fun and more
5 days
Dec - Mar
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Enjoy the best of Finnish Lapland in winter with this short, independent tour. Stay for 2 nights in Saariselka with 1 night in an Aurora Cabin looking out at the polar night skies from your bed, and 1 night in a cosy log style cabin with it's own sauna. Then its on to Inari for another 2 nights of fun. Enjoy 4 great guided excusions - a Reindeer Safari with Snowmobiling, a Husky Safari, an Aurora Snowshoe Hike and an Aurora Snowmobile Sleigh Ride, for a true taste of Arctic winter! 

Day 1 Ivalo Arrival - Saariselka: Wilderness Hotel in Aurora Cabin
On arrival at Ivalo Airport transfer to the hotel in Saariselka (approximately 45 minutes), check in and time at leisure. 2 nights with dinner at the Wilderness Hotel Muotka. The hotel sits in a magical landscape of taiga forest and tranquil nature, in the beauty of the fells. Tonight you will stay in a fantastic Aurora Cabin, with a view to the sky through enormous glass panes, offering you the wonderful and unique experience of looking out for the northern lights from your own comfortable bed!

If time permits today you might like to enjoy an optional guided excursion such as snowmobiling, ice fishing (4hrs), snowshoeing (2 or 4hrs), or cross country skiing (2hrs). Or tonight join an optional hunt for the Aurora by car (3hrs) snowshoe (2.5hrs) or snowmobile (2.5hrs), or take a visit to the Aurora Camp (2.5hrs)

Day 2 Saariselka:  Wilderness Hotel in Riverside Room and Reindeer Safari with Snowmobiling
Today enjoy a 4hr Reindeer Safari with Snowmobiling. Start with snowmobile driving and safety instructions then we head into the wilderness on our snowmobiles! We visit a local reindeer farm, where you will meet the reindeer herders, learn about the vital importance of reindeer in Lapland, try your hand at lassoing a reindeer and have a short ride in a sleigh. During the day a traditional light lunch is served. 

The remainder of the day is free - maybe time to try a famous Finnish Sauna. 2nd night with dinner at the Wilderness Hotel - tonight you will be in a Riverside Room with it's own sauna.

Or tonight you might like to join an optional hunt for the Aurora by car (3hrs), snowshoe (2.5hrs), or snowmobile (2.5hrs), or take a visit to the Aurora Camp (2.5hrs).

Day 3: Saariselka- Inari and Aurora Snowmobile Sleigh Ride 
Short walk from hotel to bus stop (approx. 5 mins). Travel today by regular coach from Saariselka to Inari (approximately 1.5 hours). On arrival in Inari check into the hotel and time at leisure. 2 nights with dinner at Hotel Inari or similar.

Tonight enjoy a delightful and exciting 2.5hr ride in a snowmobile sleigh, in search of the Northern Lights. You sit cosily in a sleigh pulled by a snowmobile driven by your guide, travelling to the best view point for observing the northern sky. If you’re lucky and the weather is on your side, we should get to witness nature’s own dancing light show! Coffee and tea are served by a blazing campfire.

Day 4: Inari and Husky Safari and Aurora Snowshoe Hike
In the morning, transfer to the husky farm for your next 3hr adventure, a Husky Safari. Help the musher prepare the team of huskies then get ready for the ride of your life. Dog sledding is a truly unique and exhilarating unique way to experience the beauty and silence of Arctic nature. 2 persons share each sled with the chance to swap drivers along the way.

Then time to relax before the evening's fun - a 2.5hr Aurora Snowshoe Hike! Snowshoeing is an active and peaceful way to explore and search for the Northern Lights, as your guide leads you into the silent and magical forest. There will be a stop for a picnic snack by the fire along the way. 2nd overnight with dinner in Inari.

Day 5: Inari Departure
Check out, transfer to Ivalo Airport and end of arrangements. 

Departures: daily  01 December 2020 - 30 March 2021

Includes: 2 nights at Wilderness Hotel Muotka Saariselka with 1 night in Aurora Cabin and 1 night in Riverside Room with breakfast and dinner; 2 nights accommodation in Inari at Hotel Inari or similar with breakfast and dinner; 4 guided excursions being Reindeer Safari with Snowmobiling, Husky Safari, Aurora Snowshoe Hike and Aurora Snowmobile Sleigh Ride, regular coach one way Saariselka - Inari; arrival transfer Ivalo Airport - Wilderness Hotel; departure transfer hotel in Inari - Ivalo Airport.

Excludes:optional excursions

 

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2910.00
Single AUD$ 4203.00

Includes: 2 nights at Wilderness Hotel Muotka Saariselka with 1 night in Aurora Cabin and 1 night in Riverside Room with breakfast and dinner; 2 nights accommodation in Inari at Hotel Inari or similar with breakfast and dinner; 4 guided excursions being Reindeer Safari with Snowmobiling, Husky Safari, Aurora Snowshoe Hike and Aurora Snowmobile Sleigh Ride, regular coach one way Saariselka -Inari; arrival transfer Ivalo Airport - Wilderness Hotel; departure transfer hotel in Inari - Ivalo Airport.

The prices shown are for travel between 01-19 December 2020 + 08 January-31 March 2021

Please note supplements may apply for travel during Christmas and New Years periods. 

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3448.00
Single AUD$ 4849.00

Includes: 2 nights at Wilderness Hotel Muotka Saariselka with 1 night in Aurora Cabin and 1 night in Riverside Room with breakfast and dinner; 2 nights accommodation in Inari at Hotel Inari or similar with breakfast and dinner; 4 guided excursions being Reindeer Safari with Snowmobiling, Husky Safari, Aurora Snowshoe Hike and Aurora Snowmobile Sleigh Ride, regular coach one way Saariselka -Inari; arrival transfer Ivalo Airport - Wilderness Hotel; departure transfer hotel in Inari - Ivalo Airport.

The prices shown are for travel between 20 December 2020 + 07 January 2021

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