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Inari Wilderness Adventure

from £1230 excluding flights

  • 3-4, 6 nights
  • Jan-Apr, Dec
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Highlights

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Stay in remote location ideal for northern lights viewing

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Experience thrilling winter activities

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Stay in a beautiful wilderness location

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Option to overnight in an Aurora Cabin

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Sample mouth-watering Lappish cuisine

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Enjoy a traditional sauna

Why this trip...

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Inclusive but flexible

Meals and activities are included in this holiday to provide the best value but can be tailored

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Where you stay

This holiday offers a choice of accommodation options which are part of the overall experience

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Festive getaway

This holiday can also be taken at Christmas or New Year adding a dose of magic to the festive season

Overview

Wilderness Hotel Inari has a wonderful location by a beautiful Arctic lake in the far northern reaches of Finnish Lapland and just a few minutes from Inari village – this perfect setting combines pristine nature, breath taking views and an ideal place for aurora viewing. The wilderness resort offers exciting winter activities as well as accommodation in three different styles.

Wilderness Hotel Inari is another of the four creations of Mari and Jouko Lappalainen, owners of the popular resorts Nellim and Muotka Wilderness Hotels, both of which have been big hits with our guests for many years.

Set on the shores of Lake Inari this stylish resort offers a classic winter experience coupled with cosy accommodation and mouth-watering local cuisine. The main lodge is home to the restaurant and bar with floor to ceiling windows with far reaching views, comfortable sitting areas in front of the warming log fire.

Immerse yourself in the wilderness and spend your day either mushing your own team of dogs, speeding  along the snowy trails on a snowmobile, feeding the reindeer, learning about the local Sami culture and traditions or just taking the time to enjoy the quietness of the  forest.

And of course evenings are filled with sky gazing and searching for the magical colours of the aurora.

Travelling in December – Christmas and New Year

Christmas and New Year are a very magical time here in the Arctic, 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. Toast the New Year with sparkling wine before gathering outside for bonfire and fireworks to welcome 2022!

Itineraries

Spend time relaxing in the spectacular surrounds of Inari with two full days for adventure.
Included Activities: Snowmobiling Safari (2 hours); Husky Safari; Reindeer Farm Visit; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowmobiling

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Enjoy an extra day for adventure as well as plenty of time to relax.
Included Activities: Snowmobile Adventure; Reindeer Farm Visit; Husky Safari; Snowshoeing; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowmobiling

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Immerse yourself in the spectacular wilderness surrounding Inari on this extended break packed full of adventure.
Included Activities: Snowmobile Adventure; Reindeer Farm Visit; Husky Safari; Snowshoeing Trip; Aurora Camp; Aurora Snowmobiling and Aurora Snowshoeing

Choose your preferred duration, accommodation and selection of optional activities from husky safaris to snowmobiling, snowshoeing to ice-fishing to completely customise your experience. We will then provide a quote accordingly.

Activity Information

The order of the activities will be confirmed locally and each activity will be included once during your stay according to the itinerary.

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Snowmobile Safari (variable)

The guide will show you how to handle the machines, and after a full safety briefing and driving lesson you head out to Lake Inari and its surroundings. Snowmobiling through white winter scenery is a breathtaking experience.

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Husky Safari (approx.3 hours)

Husky sledding is a must do experience when visiting Lapland. You will be taught how to drive the sled before heading out for the safari, where the huskies pull the sled through beautiful scenery. Enjoy the dog’s excitement at the start, and the serene silence once they get going. Sleds are based on two people sharing, taking it in turns to mush. Time on sledge is approximately 1 hour. Lunch is included and will be served at the hotel.

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Snowshoeing (variable)

Enjoy the beautiful scenery while learning the art of snowshoeing and your guide will will share stories about the Finnish nature along the way.

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Aurora Camp (approx. 2.5 hours)

You will be comfortably seated in a sledge pulled behind a guide’s snowmobile and driven to one of the chosen camp spots where an open fire and hot drinks keep you warm while waiting for the sky to show the magical northern lights.

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Reindeer Farm visit (approx. 2 hours)

Travel by car to the reindeer farm and learn about the life of a reindeer herder and the importance of reindeer to the local people. Meeting a local herder and his peaceful reindeer is one of the top memories for many visitors.

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Aurora Snowmobiling (approx. 2.5 hours)

After driving instructions this snowmobile tour heads to the clear spots where there are higher chances of seeing the northern lights. The distance travelled will vary depending on weather conditions, and if the sky looks promising you will stop to wait for the light show.

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Aurora Snowshoe (approx. 2.5 hours)

Snowshoeing on the frozen lake during night time is an adventure of its own. You wander on the lake and surrounding wilderness heading for the camp, where you sit back with hot drinks while gazing at the sky, waiting for the aurora to appear.

Prices and Departures

Price from £1230 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £300 per person with Finnair, or from around £550 per person during peak times such as Christmas and New Year. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Winter clothing
  • Return transfers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Winter

Prices from per person based on two sharing. Departs daily; flights are not included but can be quoted separately based on your preferred travel dates. Upgrade to include one night in Aurora accommodation from £101 per person.

Departure Duration Wilderness Room Aurora Cabin Log Cabin
Dec-Apr 3 nights £1,230 £1,590 £1,620
Dec-Apr 4 nights £1,490 £1,990 £2,040
Dec-Apr 6 nights £1,940 £2,690 £2,740
Christmas & New Year 3 nights £1,330 £1,740 -
Christmas & New Year 4 nights £1,660 £2,240 -
Christmas & New Year 6 nights £2,140 £2,990 -
Feb (High season) 3 nights £1,290 £1,640 £1,828
Feb (High season) 4 nights £1,590 £2,090 £2,288
Feb (High season) 6 nights £2,040 £2,840 £3,088

Tailor made trips

As independent destination specialists, we are able to tailor make holidays to suit you, be that customising the itineraries shown on this website or creating something bespoke.

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