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Juutua Wilderness Adventure

from £820 excluding flights

  • 2,4,6 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec
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Stay in a beautiful wilderness location

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Stay in remote location ideal for northern lights viewing

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Sample mouth-watering Lappish cuisine

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Experience thrilling winter activities

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


On the shores of the Juutua River and close to Inari village, Wilderness Hotel Juutua offers comfortable accommodation amidst beautiful scenery, as well as award winning cuisine, a range of activities and the chance to witness the elusive northern lights.

Just over 260km north of the Arctic Circle, a short distance from the sami village of Inari and only 40 minutes from Ivalo airport, Wilderness Hotel Juutua lies in a beautiful riverside setting. It is the newest property of Mari and Jouko Lappalainen, owners of the popular resorts of Nellim, Muotka, Inari and Nangu, bringing their portfolio to five.

Flowing into Lake Inari, the Juutua river, makes for a picturesque setting and provides the backdrop for different activities including husky safaris, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice-fishing. Like its sister-properties, the location is ideal for aurora watching should they appear.

There is a choice of different breaks which include full board and offer a range of inclusive activities. The remote location also provides a great opportunity to hopefully see the northern lights.


Enjoy a short break with a full day of activities.
Included Activities: Winter walk to Jäniskoski rapid; Husky safari; Aurora camp

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Experience the highlights of winter on this 3 night break.
Included Activities: Husky Safari; Snowmobile safari; Reindeer farm visit; Aurora Camp; Aurora Snowmobiling; Arctic sauna visit with jacuzzi

Spend time relaxing in the spectacular surrounds of Juutua with three full days for adventure.
Included Activities: Snowmobile safari; Reindeer farm visit; Husky Safari; Snowshoeing experience; Aurora Camp and one 5 course dinner at restaurant Aanaar

Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of Juutua on this extended break packed full of adventure.
Included Activities: Explore snowmobiling; Husky safari; Reindeer farm visit; Ice fishing with snowmobile sleigh; Winter walk to Janiskoski; Aurora camp; Aurora snowshoe; one 5 course dinner at restaurant Aanaar

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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)

You will receive driving and safety instructions before a short lesson and then once ready, take to the trails through the beautiful winter surroundings.

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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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Husky Safari (approx. 3 hours)

Visit the husky farm where you will have an opportunity to learn how to mush your own team of dogs. You will be given full instruction on how to handle the sled and dogs before setting off on the trail. The experienced dogs will be keen to run.

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Aurora Camp (approx. 3 hours)

Get comfortable in a sled behind the guides snowmobile and enjoy the night sky on the way to the camp. Its remote location far from light pollution makes it the perfect place to see northern light displays. Warm up with a hot drink and an open fire and hopefully the aurora will dance across the sky.

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Reindeer Farm Visit (approx. 1.5 hours)

Meet a local reindeer herder with his peaceful reindeer. At the reindeer farm you will learn interesting information about the reindeer and the life of a reindeer herder.

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Aurora Snowshoe (approx. 3 hours)

Walking in the dark forests companied by the light of the moon and dance of the Northern Lights is unforgettable. Warm up by the campfire and wait for the Auroras to show up, while warm drinks are prepared on the open fire.

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Ice Fishing (approx. 4 hours)

Ice fishing done in traditional Finnish way; does it get any better? Travel by snowmobile sleigh to the best ice fishing spots and spend the day outdoors learning how to fish and about life up in the North. Includes a tasty lunch by open fire.

Juutua River

Winter walk to Janiskoski rapids (approx. 1.5 hours)

Walk to beautiful Jänisköski rapid the largest of 10 rapids at Juutua. There is about 1km walk to the camp spot and this trip is suitable for everyone. During this trip you will learn about the river Juutua which is important part of Inari Sámi Culture and other interesting facts about the locals and their way of living. Enjoy warm drinks and grill sausages while listening the sound of running water.

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5 course dinner at Restaurant Aanaar

Enjoy a 5 course menu at Aanaar restaurant. Taste Lapland’s seasons with a view to the rapids of River Juutua.

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Finnish Sauna Experience with Jacuzzi

Take time to relax the Finnish way in Juutua’s sauna which is heated by a Finnish electric sauna stove. You can also take advantage of the Jacuzzi on the outside terrace and enjoy the view overlooking the rapids of Juutua River.

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Aurora Hunt by Snowmobile

Head off on a snowmobiling adventure into the wilderness in search of the elusive northern lights. After safety instructions and a lesson in driving the snowmobile it’s time to take to head out where the chances of seeing the aurora are the best.

Prices and Departures

Price from £820 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 2023/24 FLIGHT INCLUSIVE price (subject to availability)

Prices from per person based on two adults sharing (unless stated otherwise) including flights from London Heathrow.

Departure Date Duration Arctic Room
14 Dec 2023 3 nights £1,869
15 Dec 2023 3 nights £1,739
22 Dec 2023 4 nights £2,166
26 Dec 2023 4 nights £2,130
30 Dec 2023 3 nights £1,992
10 Feb 2024 4 nights £2,047
14 Feb 2024 3 nights £1,987
21 Feb 2024 3 nights £1,962
06 Mar 2024 4 nights £2,010
13 Mar 2024 4 nights £1,895

Winter 2023-24

Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise. Departs daily; flights are not included but can be quoted separately based on your preferred travel dates.

Departure* Duration Wilderness Room Arctic Room Juutua Suite
Dec-Apr 2 nights £820 £850 £860
Dec-Apr 3 nights £1,296 £1,337
Dec-Apr 4 nights £1,360 £1,386 £1,465
Dec-Apr 6 nights £2,040 £2,032 £2,190
Christmas & New Year 2 nights £880 £904 £950
Christmas & New Year 3 nights £1,411
£1,452 £1,511
Christmas & New Year 4 nights £1,500 £1,495 £1,620
Christmas & New Year 6 nights £2,240 £2,223 £2,440
Feb (High Season) 2 nights £860 £877
Feb (High Season) 3 nights £1,330
£1,371 £1,407
Feb (High Season) 4 nights £1,875 £1,459 £1,575
Feb (High Season) 6 nights £2,140 £2,132 £2,340

*Season Dates

  • Standard Season: 09 Jan – 03 Feb 2023; 06 Mar – 02 Apr 2023
  • Christmas & New Year: 17 Dec 2022 – 08 Jan 2023
  • High Season: 04 Feb – 05 Mar 2023

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