Christmas at Muotka Lodge

from £1953
including flights
3–4 nights Dec

Overview

Finland's eastern Saariselkä fells and Urho Kekkonen National Park is home to Muotka Wilderness Lodge, the ideal choice for a magical Christmas escape. Hemmed by tranquil taiga forests, you can do as much or as little as you like here, with a range of activities including reindeer sledging, snowmobile safari and husky sledding. When night falls, cosy-up by the crackling log fireplace before heading outside to find the northern lights above.

Highlights

  • Direct flight to Finnish Lapland
  • Special Santa visit on Christmas Eve
  • Help decorate the Christmas tree
  • Look for the northern lights from your wilderness location
  • Go snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and drive a team of huskies (included)
  • Relax by the log fire or in a traditional Finnish sauna after a day in the snow

What's Included

  • Direct flights between Gatwick and Ivalo
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • Activities as per itinerary

Full description

Set within the vast fell area of Saariselka, 300km north of the Arctic Circle, Muotka Wilderness Lodge is just a 45-minute transfer from Ivalo airport. Purpose built, the location of the lodge was carefully chosen for the beauty of the surrounding taiga forest, as well as the proximity to the river and the winter ski trails.

Christmas is a very magical time here, beautiful festive lights sparkling in the snow, decorations and tasty traditional food and cakes. On Christmas Eve, the much awaited Santa will bring a small present for children and adults alike.

Well away from artificial light, Muotka is ideally located for viewing the northern lights and offers a genuine winter experience. With a whole host of activities included, you can enjoy the thrill of snowmobiling, meet the local reindeer herders and try reindeer sledging, or mush a team of huskies through the snowy forest. You can also try your hand at snow shoeing or cross country skiing and join a hunt for the northern lights, or perhaps Santa himself.

Nights are spent in the cosy lodge, where a crackling fire and Finnish sauna allow visitors the chance to relax. The more adventurous may even choose to take a winter plunge in the nearby river!

Muotka Lodge has a good choice of accommodation options available. With twin or double bedded hotel rooms, superior rooms with sauna, log cabins and Aurora Cabins complete with north facing window and private sauna - it has a great selection for couples, families or friends alike.

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Prices & Dates

Offers

Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise

Departure Duration Accommodation Twin Price Child Price
23 Dec 2018 4 nights Wilderness room £1,953 £1,570
23 Dec 2018 4 nights Superior room with sauna £2,142 £1,702
23 Dec 2018 4 nights Log Cabin £2,237 £1,769
23 Dec 2018 4 nights Aurora Cabin £2,331 £1,835
27 Dec 2018 3 nights Wilderness room £1,733 £1,396
27 Dec 2018 3 nights Superior room with sauna £1,885 £1,502
27 Dec 2018 3 nights Log Cabin £1,979 £1,568
27 Dec 2018 3 nights Aurora Cabin £2,074 £1,634

Child prices are valid when sharing with two adults - children maybe accommodated on a sofa bed, depending on the accommodation booked.

What's Included

  • Direct flights between London Gatwick and Ivalo with Finnair
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Winter clothing
  • Airport transfers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

All Inclusive Itineraries

All of our all-inclusive packages include return transfers from/to Ivalo airport; full board starting with dinner on the first day to breakfast on the departure day; accommodation in your chosen room type, winter activities as detailed below and winter clothing for the duration of your stay.

Christmas Break - 23rd December 2018

The following activities are included in the 4 night package.

Snowmobile Safari to a Reindeer Farm (approx. 4-5 hours)
Snowmobile to a reindeer farm where you will meet the local Sami and learn about reindeer husbandry. Learn how to lasso a reindeer before a short sleigh ride. Snowmobiling distance around 30 km.

Aurora Camp (approx. 2.5 hours)
After the dinner head out up to the fells in search of the northern lights by a snowmobile pulled sledge.

Husky Safari (approx. 4 hours)
Visit a husky farm where you will meet huskies before a 2.5 hour husky sledging journey. You will be given full instruction on how to handle the sledge before heading onto the trail with 2 people sharing and taking turns driving. Lunch by an open fire will be served on the trail.

Snowshoeing trip (approx 3-4 hours)
Enjoy a snowshoe walk in the beautiful surroundings of Muotka. Picnic snacks and warm drinks will be provided during the trip. Once you have mastered the skill of snow shoeing, you will have the use of the equipment for the rest of your stay to enjoy at your leisure.

Skiing tour to Taiga forest (approx 2-3 hours)
Start with a cross country skiing tuition before venturing out on a ski tour through the taiga forest. Picnic snacks and warm drinks will be provided during the trip. Once again, you will have use of the equipment for the rest of your stay.

Christmas Eve
On Christmas Eve you can help with the search for a perfect Christmas tree, while children make decorations and assist with gingerbread baking. Santa will visit and every child gets a small present.

Festive Break - 27th December 2018

The following activities are included in the 3 night package.

Snowmobile Safari to a Reindeer Farm (approx. 4-5 hours)
Snowmobile to a reindeer farm where you will meet the local Sami and learn about reindeer husbandry. Learn how to lasso a reindeer before a short sleigh ride. Snowmobiling distance around 30 km.

Aurora Camp (approx. 2.5 hours)
After dinner head out up to the fells in search of the northern lights by a snowmobile pulled sledge. Sit on reindeer skins and keep watch overhead as you make your way to the camp. Warm up with hot drinks.

Husky Safari (approx. 4 hours)
Visit a husky farm where you will meet huskies before a 2.5 hour husky sledging journey. You will be given full instruction on how to handle the sledge before heading onto the trail with 2 people sharing and taking turns driving. Lunch by an open fire will be served on the trail.

Aurora Snowshoeing trip (approx 2-3 hours)
Enjoy an evening snowshoe walk in the surroundings of Muotka. Once you have mastered the skill of snow shoeing, keep a look out for the northern lights overhead as you head to the camp for hot drinks.

Aurora Hunt by car (approx. 2.5 hours)
Spend the evening searching for the northern lights - travelling by car you head to the best spots for aurora watching. Hot drinks are provided.

Muotka Wilderness Lodge

Finland

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

This charming wilderness lodge, is located in the heart of Finnish Lapland amidst the Saariselka fells and Urho Kekkonen National Park and is ideal for couples, families and friends.

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