Muotka Wilderness Adventure

Muotka Wilderness Adventure

from £995 excluding flights

  • 3-4, 6 nights
  • Jan-Apr, Dec
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Muotka Wilderness Adventure

from £995 excluding flights

  • 3-4, 6 nights
  • Jan-Apr, Dec

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Highlights

In pictures
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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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Choose to spend the night in an Aurora Cabin

Relax in front of a warming fire

Relax by a log fire after a day in the snow

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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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Tailor made

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit you and is intended to give you a guideline of what is possible in a given timeframe

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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

Located deep in the tranquil taiga forests of Finland’s eastern Saariselka fells and Urho Kekkonen National Park, Muotka Wilderness Lodge is a magnificent place for a winter break. The picturesque surroundings provide the backdrop for a range of activities including snowmobiling, husky sledding and snowshoeing. Enjoy evenings spent beside a roaring log fire before seeking out the magical northern lights in the skies overhead.

Set within the vast fell area of Saariselka, 300km north of the Arctic Circle, Muotka Wilderness Lodge is just a 35-minute transfer from Ivalo airport. 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.

Well away from artificial light, Muotka is ideally located for viewing the northern lights and offers a genuine winter experience. With a wide range of inclusive activities including 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 snowshoeing or cross country skiing and join a hunt for the northern lights.

Evenings can be 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!

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 everyone. Toast the New Year with sparkling wine before gathering outside for bonfire and fireworks to welcome 2022!

Accommodation

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Muotka Wilderness Lodge

This charming wilderness lodge, is located in the heart of Finnish Lapland amidst the Saariselka fells and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Offering hotel rooms, apartment style accommodation, Aurora Cabins, Superior rooms with sauna and Log Cabins – the lodge is ideal for couples, families and friends travelling together.

Aurora Cabins

With capacity for 2-4 people, these purpose built cabins have a large north facing window, ideal for gazing at the sky above looking for the northern lights. They are spacious for couples with double bed and bathroom, most have private sauna. With the addition of a sofa bed they can sleep up to 4.

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Itineraries

All 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.

Winter activities as detailed below have also been included and represent the best value, though these can be changed to suit you for a supplement.

3 night Aurora Adventure

Spend time relaxing in the spectacular surrounds of Muotka with two full days for adventure.
Included Activities: Reindeer Day by Snowmobile; Husky Safari; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowshoeing

Spend time relaxing in the spectacular surrounds of Muotka with two full days for adventure.
Included Activities: Reindeer Day by Snowmobile; Husky Safari; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowshoeing

4 night Highlights of Lapland

Enjoy an extra day for adventure as well as plenty of time to relax.
Included Activities: Reindeer Day by Snowmobile; Husky Safari; Gentle Snowshoeing; Cross Country Skiing; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowmobiling

Enjoy an extra day for adventure as well as plenty of time to relax.
Included Activities: Reindeer Day by Snowmobile; Husky Safari; Gentle Snowshoeing; Cross Country Skiing; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowmobiling

6 night Winter Adventure

Immerse yourself in the spectacular wilderness surrounding Muotka on this extended break packed full of adventure.
Included Activities: Snowmobiling on the fells; Reindeer Day by Snowmobile; Husky Safari; Snowshoeing Trip; Cross-country Skiing; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowmobiling

Immerse yourself in the spectacular wilderness surrounding Muotka on this extended break packed full of adventure.
Included Activities: Snowmobiling on the fells; Reindeer Day by Snowmobile; Husky Safari; Snowshoeing Trip; Cross-country Skiing; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowmobiling

Any duration Bespoke

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.

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

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Aurora Snowmobile (approx. 2.5 hours)

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.

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Reindeer Day by Snowmobile (approx. 4 hours)

Visit the farm and meet the reindeer. Learn more about the life of a herder and even get the chance to feed the reindeer before heading back to the hotel by snowmobile

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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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Husky Safari (approx. 3 hours)

Visit a husky farm where you will meet huskies before heading out on your 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. Time on sledge is approximately 2 hours.

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Snowmobiling on the Fells (approx. 4 hours)

Take a thrilling snowmobile safari in the surroundings of Muotka Wilderness Lodge. Drive through forests and up to the fells. Light lunch is included.

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Snowshoeing (variable)

Enjoy a snowshoe walk in the winter wonderland. Your guide will give you advice on how to master the skill of snowshoeing before encountering the gentle trails.

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Aurora Camp (approx. 2.5 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 on the open fire and enjoy a hot drink and hopefully the aurora will dance across the sky.

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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.

Excursions

View or download the pdf to see the full range of excursions available at Muotka Wilderness Lodge 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 £995 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.

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

Activities Not Included

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

Departures* Duration Wilderness Room Log Cabin Aurora Cabin
Dec-Apr 3 nights £995 £1,268 £1,313
Dec-Apr 4 nights £1,254 £1,613 £1,704
Dec-Apr 6 nights £1,631 £2,177 £2,313
Christmas & New Year 3 nights £1,086 £1,677 £1,449
Christmas & New Year 4 nights £,1372 £1,868 £1,895
Christmas & New Year 6 nights £1,813 £3,086 £2,631
Feb (High season) 3 nights £1,040 £1,358 £1,358
Feb (High season) 4 nights £1,331 £1,758 £1,786
Feb (High season) 6 nights £1,768 £2,404 £2,449

Other room type prices are available on request.

*Season Dates

  • Standard Season: 01 Dec - 17 Dec 2021; 08 Jan - 28 Jan 2022; 21 Feb - 06 Apr 2022
  • Christmas & New Year: 18 Dec 2021 - 07 Jan 2022
  • High Season: 29 Jan - 20 Feb 2022
Note: Prices for winter 2022/23 available on request.

Meet our expert

nordic team bruno kaufmann bw
One of our specialists
Meet Bruno

100 Kilometers snowmobiled

3 Moose seen in the wild

50 Percent Finnish

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