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Inari Wilderness Adventure

from £1237 excluding flights

  • 3, 4, 6 & 7 nights
  • Jan-Apr, Dec
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Highlights and Video

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Discover the wonder of a winter break in Lapland staying at a rural retreat in the heart of Finnish Lapland. Watch our video providing an in-depth look at what to expect from a stay at a wilderness hotel through the eyes of our clients, Simon, Claire and 9-year-old James.

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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


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!


Spend time relaxing in the spectacular surrounds of Inari with two full days for adventure.
Included Activities: Snowmobiling Safari; Husky Safari; Meet the Reindeer; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowshoeing

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

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

Spend one week in the wilderness with plenty of activities and time to relax in the snowy surrounds.
Included Activities: Snowmobile Adventure; Meet the Reindeer; Husky Safari; Snowshoeing Adventure; Visit to Siida Museum and Nature Center; Ice Fishing by Snowmobile Sleigh; Aurora Camp; Aurora Snowshoeing; Aurora Snowmobiling and Aurora Workshop

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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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Snowmobiling (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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Meet the Reindeer (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.

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Cross Country Skiing (approx. 2 hours)

The traditional Finnish winter sport is definitely something you have to try on your trip. Cross country skiing used to be the most common method of transportation – there is no other method as quiet taking you through frozen and snowy scenery than on skis. The guide shows you how to use them, and once everyone is ready, you take a nice route admiring the beautiful scenery, stopping to take pictures and enjoy warm drinks on the way.

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Aurora Workshop (approx. 1 hour)

Visit the nearby camp which is in a great location for viewing the lights, away from any light pollution. An expert will teach you about the science behind the phenonenom and tips on taking photos of the lights.

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Ice Fishing by Snowmobile Sleigh (approx. 4 hours)

Travel by a sleigh pulled by your guide’s snowmobile and enjoy the scenery on the way to one of the many wilderness lakes in the area. Once you find the best spot, make a camp and try your luck. Enjoy hot drinks and lunch prepared on the open fire and if you are lucky – it will be freshly caught fish!

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Visit to Siida Museum and Nature Centre (approx. 3 hours)

SIIDA – Sámi Museum and Nature Centre where you will learn about Sámi Culture and northern nature. The museums collections display the rich and varied history of the Sámi people and their role in modern day Lapland. Study the 8 seasons of Lapland and see the wonders of Arctic Nature.

Prices and Departures

Price from £1237 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £300 per person with Finnair, or from around £900 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

Prices from per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departure Duration Holiday Name Wilderness Room Log Cabin Aurora Cabin
Dec-Apr 3 nights Aurora Adventure £1,237 £1,661 £1,615
Dec-Apr 4 nights Arctic Highlights £1,546 £2,106 £2,015
Dec-Apr 6 nights Winter Wonders £2,037 £2,870 £2,770
Dec-Apr 7 nights Winter Adventure Week £2,379 £3,334 £3,234

Prices may vary depending on departure date (supplements apply during festive season and school holidays). The final cost will be based on the room type selected, included activities and travel season. We will confirm the exact price for your holiday in your individual quotation, based on your chosen travel dates and duration.

Other room types are available. Upgrade to include one night in Aurora accommodation from £120 per person.

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