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    5 days - Adventure and Northern Lights in a Wilderness Lodge in Finland

    In the far north of Finnish Lapland, on the edge of beautiful Lake Inari, the new Wilderness Hotel Inari is a remote retreat where snow-covered forests and frozen lakes provide the backdrop to the day’s adventures. Far from major civilisation, this is a fantastic place from which to search for the northern lights; by car, snowmobile and even at an Aurora Camp. You'll also learn how to drive your own husky-sled through the Lappish wilderness, snowmobile through glittering forest trails and try ice fishing on this short break holiday.

    Three types of accommodation are available at Wilderness Hotel Inari; choose from a Wilderness Room, an Aurora Cabin or a Log Cabin. Stays here are full-board, with both lunch and dinner served buffet-style in the beautifully-designed restaurant.

    Highlights include

    • Stay in the new Wilderness Hotel Inari
    • Enjoy full-board, with both lunch and dinner served buffet-style in the beautifully-designed restaurant
    • Travel by snowmobile to the reindeer farm, where you will have a chance to meet an authentic reindeer herder and his herd
    Day 1
    Fly to Ivalo and transfer to the Wilderness Hotel Inari
    Day 2
    Reindeer & Ice fishing with Snowmobile during the day, Aurora Snowmobiling at night.
    Day 3
    Snow shoeing trek and Aurora hunting on the stunning Lake Inari
    Day 4
    Husky Safari and an Aurora Hunt by Car
    Day 5
    After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight
    Start Place
    Ivalo, Finland tours
    End Place
    Inari, Finland tours
    Country Visited
    Finland tours
    Duration
    5 Days
    Suitability
    Active independent tour suitable for singles, couples & groups
    Code
    IAH001

    Details

    Transportation

    Return transfers from Ivalo Airport to Inari

    Included
    • Airport transfers (for scheduled domestic flights)
    • 4 nights' accommodation in wilderness room. Upgrade to log cabin or aurora cabin available at extra cost.
    • Full board for complete stay
    • Snowmobile safari
    • Husky Safari
    • Reindeer and ice fishing with Snowmobile
    • Outdoor clothing for complete stay
    • Daily itinerary will be provided upon arrival
    Not Included

    International and domestic flights

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Fly to Ivalo and transfer to the Wilderness Hotel Inari

    Fly to Ivalo and transfer to Wilderness Hotel Inari (approx. 30 min). Upon arrival you will receive your program schedule before dinner. Depending on your arrival time, cold weather gear is given to you either upon arrival or the next day.

    Meals
    1 Dinner

    Day 2 - Reindeer & Ice fishing with Snowmobile during the day, Aurora Snowmobiling at night.

    Travel by snowmobile to the reindeer farm, where you will have a chance to meet an authentic reindeer herder and his herd. Here, learn some interesting facts about these semi-wild animals and the life up in the Arctic circle. There will be also possibility for a short reindeer sledge ride, as well as an ice fishing experience. The excursion includes lunch (soup by the open fire).

    This evening, you will go Aurora snowmobiling. Night time snowmobiling is an exhilarating experience. Head out in search of a good location to try and spot the Aurora Borealis. If the northern lights appear, we’ll stop, turn off the head torches and snow mobiles to admire nature’s light show. There will be warm drinks to keep us warm and comfortable during this wintry excursion.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 3 - Snow shoeing trek and Aurora hunting on the stunning Lake Inari

    After breakfast, head out snowshoeing, the best way to experience the beauty and calmness of Nordic forests. Perhaps spot animal tracks on snow, see the snow-covered forests and if lucky, also meet some wildlife during your trek. There will be a lunch by an open fire on this day.

    This evening, join another excursion taking you Aurora hunting on the stunning Lake Inari. Sit comfortably a sledge that is pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Enjoy the northern sky all the way to the camp place. While observing the night sky, warm up around a blazing campfire sipping hot drinks and enjoying each other’s company. The atmosphere by the campfire is an experience in itself. Lake Inari is one of the best places in the world for aurora viewing since there is no light pollution at all. If you are lucky, you might get to enjoy this unique light phenomenon.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 4 - Husky Safari and an Aurora Hunt by Car

    An absolute ‘must do’ when visiting Lapland! You will be taught how to handle the sled before heading out on the husky safari, where the huskies will pull your sled through the beautiful winter scenery, passing along frozen Lake Inari. The dogs’ excitement is infectious but they fall silent on the trail, this is the only way to see Lapland. All our husky safaris include full instructions and are based on two people sharing a sled unless otherwise stated.

    Try and hunt down the Auroras by car. During good weather head for one of the specific camp spots, to try and photograph this phenomenon. If the weather doesn’t look as promising, head further out in search of clearer skies. During the trip, guide will serve some warm drinks and snacks.

    The excursions on days 2 and 3 may occur in a different order, depending on availability, timings and weather, but all are included in your stay.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 5 - After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight

    After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    Price per person, twin share. Upgrades to Log cabin and Aurora cabin available, contact us for a quote. Early indicative price for 2020/2021.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    23 Feb 2020
    14 Apr 2020
    23 Feb 2020
    14 Apr 2020
    EUR 1,440
    On request
    Standard
    27 Nov 2020
    18 Dec 2020
    27 Nov 2020
    18 Dec 2020
    EUR 1,512
    On request
    Standard
    30 Dec 2020
    6 Jan 2021
    30 Dec 2020
    6 Jan 2021
    EUR 1,685
    Available
    Standard
    5 Jan 2021
    7 Feb 2021
    5 Jan 2021
    7 Feb 2021
    EUR 1,512
    Available
    Standard

    Important Information

    All safaris start with full safety instructions. Your experienced guides will show you how to drive your snowmobile and provide you with a full safety briefing before you hit the trails. All snacks and drinks are included in the price of the trip. You will be provided with thermal overalls, mittens, balaclava, thermal socks, winter boots and helmet for the snowmobile safaris. Children 4-14 years will be in a sleigh pulled by your guide with snowmobile, price reduction -30%.

    All snowmobile safaris have a self-liability of maximum 800€/snowmobile.

    Please note that the above itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the activity providers for reasons of safety or other unforeseen circumstances. Any alternative arrangements will be made so that they are as similar to the original program as possible.

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