Inari Wilderness Adventure

from £936 including flights

  • 3-4, 7 nights
  • Jan-Apr, Dec
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  • Sunday
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Inari Wilderness Adventure

from £936 including flights

  • 3-4, 7 nights
  • Jan-Apr, Dec

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Highlights

In pictures
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Stay in remote location ideal for northern lights viewing

finland husky sledding

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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Where you stay

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

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Inclusive

Meals and activities are included in this holiday - see what's included for details

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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 2021!

Accommodation

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Inari Wilderness Hotel

Inari Wilderness Hotel is part of the wilderness group which also comprises of Nellim, Muotka and Nangu hotels and offers high quality accommodation and facilities. Accommodation is part of the experience of this holiday and ranges from wilderness hotel rooms, to traditional log cabins to Aurora cabins with glass-fronted domes roofs for the ultimate aurora viewing whilst still keeping your toes warm.

Aurora Cabin

Sleeping one to three people these cabins are a short distance from the main building and feature a glass thermal roof ensuring a clear window for aurora viewing.

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Sample Itineraries

All of our holidays 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 and winter clothing for the duration of your stay. We have also added in some of the best winter activities as detailed below which can be amended to suit you.

The following activities are included in the different holiday durations. These are fully flexible and can be changed to suit you.

3 night itinerary

Snowmobile Safari, Husky Safari, Aurora Camp - see Activity information below for further details of each.

Snowmobile Safari, Husky Safari, Aurora Camp - see Activity information below for further details of each.

4 night itinerary

Reindeer Farm Visit, Husky Safari, Snowmobiling safari, Aurora Camp

Reindeer Farm Visit, Husky Safari, Snowmobiling safari, Aurora Camp

7 night itinerary

Snowmobile Safari, Husky Safari, Gentle Snowshoeing, Reindeer Farm visit, Aurora Camp; Aurora Hunt, Aurora Hunt by Snowmobile

Snowmobile Safari, Husky Safari, Gentle Snowshoeing, Reindeer Farm visit, Aurora Camp; Aurora Hunt, Aurora Hunt by Snowmobile

Activity Information

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Snowmobile Safari (approx. 4 hours)

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. Light lunch included.

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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 2 hours. Lunch is included and will be served at the hotel.

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Gentle Snowshoeing (approx.2 hours)

This trip is perfect for anyone who wishes to try snowshoes. With gentle snowshoeing you get light exercise, and a relaxed atmosphere from the nature and peaceful surrounds.

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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. 2.5 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 Hunt by Snowmobile (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 Hunt by Car (approx. 2.5 hours)

Depending on weather, you will try to chase the aurora by heading for one of the specific camp spots and if needed head further out in search of the amazing lights. During the trip warm drinks and snacks are included.

Excursions

View or download the pdf to see the full range of excursions available at Inari Wilderness Hotel and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £936 including flights

What's Included

  • Return flights, either direct from London Gatwick to Ivalo (Thursday and Sunday only) or from London Heathrow via Helsinki to Ivalo
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Winter clothing
  • Return transfers
  • Christmas Eve Santa visit (festive departures only)
  • New Year's Eve Celebrations (festive departures only)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Activities Not Included

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

Season Duration Wilderness Room Log Cabin Aurora Cabin
Winter Season 2020-21 3 nights £936 £1,319 £1,305
Winter Season 2020-21 4 nights £1,077 £1,587 £1,568
Winter Season 2020-21 7 nights £1,498 £2,392 £2,359
Festive Season 2020-21 3 nights £1,318 £1,912 £1,752
Festive Season 2020-21 4 nights £1,491 £2,283 £2,070
Festive Season 2020-21 7 nights £2,011 £3,397 £3,023
Holiday Season 2020-21 3 nights £993 £1,517 £1,376
Holiday Season 2020-21 4 nights £1,152 £1,852 £1,663
Holiday Season 2020-21 7 nights £1,631 £2,855 £2,524

Activities Included

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

Season Duration Wilderness Room Log Cabin Aurora Cabin
Winter Season 2020-21 3 nights £1,377 £1,760 £1,746
Winter Season 2020-21 4 nights £1,599 £2,110 £2,091
Winter Season 2020-21 7 nights £2,326 £3,219 £3,186
Festive Season 2020-21 3 nights £1,759 £2,353 £2193
Festive Season 2020-21 4 nights £2,014 £2,806 £2,592
Festive Season 2020-21 7 nights £2,838 £4,224 £3,851
Holiday Season 2020-21 3 nights £1,434 £1,958 £1,816
Holiday Season 2020-21 4 nights £1,675 £2,375 £2,185
Holiday Season 2020-21 7 nights £2,458 £3,82 £3,352

Season Dates

  • Winter Season dates: 06 Dec - 20 Dec 2020; 03 Jan - 05 Feb 2020; 22 Feb - 31 Mar 2021
  • Festive Season dates: 19 Dec 2020 - 02 Jan 2021
  • Holiday Season dates: 06 Feb - 21 Feb 2021
Other room type prices are available on request

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One of our specialists
Meet Lameez

40 Countries visited

6 Northern lights viewings

3 Scandinavian trolls kissed

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