Winter Wonderland

Glass or Snow Igloos , Independent , Northern Lights
Stay in a Panorama Cabin & Aurora Cabin at Wilderness Hotel Muotka & a Kamsio Suite at Apukka, Rovaniemi
6 days
Dec - Mar
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Lapland boasts a wintery paradise of snow covered forests, with many clear days and the chance to hunt for the fabled Northern Lights at night. Spend 5 nights in wonderful accommodation with 2 nights in a Panorama Log Cabin, 1 night in an Aurora Cabin and 2 nights in a Kamsio Suite - each designed to offer you a different view of Arctic nature and the polar night skies. Travelling from Saariselka to Rovaniemi (or v.v) between 2 delightful hotels is an experience on its own and will also give you a true glimpse of life in Finnish Lapland.

Day 1  Ivalo Arrival - Saariselka and Muotka Wilderness Hotel
Arrival at Ivalo Airport and transfer to Muotka Wilderness Hotel, a paradise tucked away in the taiga forest in a magical and tranquil landscape.  Simply enjoy your breath-taking surroundings, or add some of the great optional winter activities offered, which include snowshoeing, ice fishing, dog sledding and more. This is also a great place to search for the fabled Northern Lights at night, and you can do this with a visit to the resort's Aurora Camp or with evening snowmobiling. 

3 nights here - for the first 2 nights you will stay in a  Panorama Log Cabin, a rustic yet spacious cabin with a large panorama window and sauna, and for your last night here you will stay in a fabulous Aurora Cabin! 

Day 2  Muotka Day at Leisure
A day of peace and quiet in this remarkable place. Perhaps today enjoy more of the great optional excursions such as a day of Inari Culture, a reindeer excursion, or snowmobiling. 2nd overnight in Panorama Log Cabin. 

Day 3  Muotka - Aurora Cabin Overnight
Today take the short stroll from your log cabin to the Aurora Cabin where you will stay tonight.  Each spacious cabin has a view to the sky through huge glass panes, so that you can lie in bed and search the night skies. Waiting for the Northern lights to (hopefully!) appear has never been easier. All cabins have a private bathroom. 1 night in Aurora Cabin.

Day 4  Saariselkä – Rovaniemi - Apukka 
Today board the local coach which will take you to Rovaniemi, where you will be picked up and transferred to Apukka Resort, located about 15 minutes from Rovaniemi city centre in a peaceful area between two lakes, and the perfect spot, away from the city's lights, to look out for the fabled Northern Lights. 

Check in to your Komsio Suite, where you will stay for 2 nights.  These charming cabins are inspired by a traditional Sámi cradle, re-creating the feeling of a safe, warm nest. Each has a mezzanine level bedroom area with a glass roof so you will feel as if you are sleeping under the starry sky, with a full 360-view to the Arctic nature, straight from your bed! On the downstairs level there is a small sitting area and a private bathroom with shower and toilet (please note access to the bedroom area is via a narrow set of stairs).

The remainder of the day is at leisure - explore your surroundings, with Mother Nature at her Arctic best. Buffet dinner at the hotel tonight at Restaurant Aitta. The restaurant serves Nordic cuisine with a modern twist and uses locally produced ingredients. At the heart of the restaurant is a huge stone fireplace, and high windows in the dining area give amazing views to the lake. 

Day 5  Apukka Day at Leisure
Today perhaps join one of the optional activities offered, such as reindeer, husky and snowmobile safaris, or board the Snow Train - you sit cosily inside a heated carriage pulled by your guide's snowmobile, and head out into the wilderness to enjoy the surrounding nature in a comfortable way. Maybe try the hotel's sauna, or ask Reception about purchasing tickets on the shuttle bus, which runs regularly from the resort into the town centre and also to Santa Claus Village. 2nd night with dinner in Kamsio Suite. 

Day 6  Rovaniemi Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Rovaniemi Airport and end of arrangements. 

Departures: daily 01 December 2020 - 31 March 2021 (except 22 December - 06 January)

Includes: 3 nights accommodation at Wilderness Hotel Muotka with 2 nights Panorama Log Cabin and 1 night Aurora Cabin with daily breakfast; 2 nights accommodation at Apukka in a Komsio Suite with daily breakfast and dinner; transfer Ivalo Airport – Muotka Wilderness Hotel; public bus Muotka – Rovaniemi; transfer Rovaniemi to Apukka; transfer from Apukka to Rovaniemi Airport.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 4086.00
Single AUD$ 5721.00

Includes: 3 nights accommodation at Muotka Wilderness Hotel with 2 nights in a Panorama Log Cabin and 1 nights accommodation in an Aurora Cabin with daily breakfast; 2 nights accommodation at Apukka in a Komsio Suite with daily breakfast and dinner; transfer Ivalo Airport – Muotka Wilderness Hotel; public bus Muotka – Rovaniemi; transfer Rovaniemi to Apukka; transfer from Apukka to Rovaniemi Airport.

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