Winter Adventure at Muotka Lodge

from £1326
including flights
3–4, 7 nights Jan-Apr, Dec

Overview

Located deep in the tranquil taiga forests of Finland’s eastern Saariselkä fells and Urho Kekkonen National Park, Muotka Wilderness Lodge is a magnificent place for a winter break whether you stay for 3, 4 or 7 nights. 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.

Highlights

  • Look for the northern lights from your wilderness location
  • Go snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and drive a team of huskies (included)
  • Relax by the log fire or in a traditional Finnish sauna after a day in the snow
  • Choice of durations on full board basis
  • Direct flight to Finnish Lapland
  • Christmas and New Year availability

What's Included

  • Return flights between London and Ivalo
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • Activities as per itinerary

Full description

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 whole host of activities included in the different duration packages, you have the chance to enjoy the thrill of 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 snow shoeing 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!

There is an excellent choice of accommodation types including Standard rooms, Superior rooms with private sauna, Log Cabins and Aurora Cabins.

Private Santa Visits in December

The busiest time of year for Santa is December, but this year he has made a special arrangement to be available to meet the eager children and adults alike. Santa will come to your accommodation where you have private time to chat, take photos and ask as many questions as you like. Children can bring their letters to Santa and parents can ‘sneak in’ a present for Santa to hand over.

Price: £473 per visit

Duration: 30 minutes

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nordic team bruno kaufmann bw
Authentic holidays for passionate travellers
This was my second visit to Muotka and with such fond memories of my last visit, I was intrigued to see what has changed. Along with the addition of new Aurora Cabins (glass ceilinged cabins to give you the chance to lie back and see the Northern Lights from your bed), there are now stunning Log Cabins in place, as well as a renovated restaurant which is one of the nicest I have seen in all of Scandinavia!
Bruno

Prices & Dates

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

Departure Duration Wilderness Room Superior Room Log Cabins Aurora Cabins Forest Log Cabin*
01 Dec 19 - 20 Dec 19 3 nights £1,431 £1,573 £1,781 £1,771 £1,753
01 Dec 19 - 20 Dec 19 4 nights £1,563 £1,753 £1,961 £1,942 £1,847
01 Dec 19 - 20 Dec 19 7 nights £2,164 £2,589 £2,845 £2,934 £2,670
21 Dec 19 - 04 Jan 20 3 nights £1,545 £1,800 £2,036 £1,951 £1,847
21 Dec 19 - 04 Jan 20 4 nights £1,710 £1,975 £2,291 £2,178 £2,036
21 Dec 19 - 04 Jan 20 7 nights £2,410 £2,925 £3,369 £3,218 £3,001
05 Jan 20 - 07 Feb 20 3 nights £1,326 £1,454 £1,641 £1,632 £1,615
05 Jan 20 - 07 Feb 20 4 nights £1,445 £1,615 £1,803 £1,786 £1,701
05 Jan 20 - 07 Feb 20 7 nights £1,986 £2,368 £2,598 £2,679 £2,441
08 Feb 20 - 22 Feb 20 3 nights £1,507 £1,734 £1,946 £1,866 £1,800
08 Feb 20 - 22 Feb 20 4 nights £1,658 £1,885 £2,169 £2,065 £1,942
08 Feb 20 - 22 Feb 20 7 nights £2,320 £2,774 £3,204 £3,100 £2,835
23 Feb 20 - 13 Mar 20 3 nights £1,431 £1,573 £1,781 £1,771 £1,753
23 Feb 20 - 13 Mar 20 4 nights £1,563 £1,753 £1,961 £1,942 £1,847
23 Feb 20 - 13 Mar 20 7 nights £2,164 £2,589 £2,845 £2,934 £2,670
14 Mar 20 - 14 Apr 20 3 nights £1,326 £1,454 £1,641 £1,632 £1,615
14 Mar 20 - 14 Apr 20 4 nights £1,445 £1,615 £1,803 £1,786 £1,701
14 Mar 20 - 14 Apr 20 7 nights £1,986 £2,368 £2,598 £2,679 £2,441
01 Dec 20 - 18 Dec 20 3 nights £1,431 £1,573 £1,781 £1,771 £1,753
01 Dec 20 - 18 Dec 20 4 nights £1,563 £1,753 £1,961 £1,942 £1,847
01 Dec 20 - 18 Dec 20 7 nights £2,164 £2,589 £2,845 £2,934 £2,670
19 Dec 20 - 02 Jan 21 3 nights £1,545 £1,800 £2,036 £1,951 £1,847
19 Dec 20 - 02 Jan 21 4 nights £1,710 £1,975 £2,291 £2,178 £2,036
19 Dec 20 - 02 Jan 2021 7 nights £2,410 £2,925 £3,369 £3,218 £3,001
03 Jan 21 - 05 Feb 21 3 nights £1,326 £1,454 £1,641 £1,632 £1,615
03 Jan 21 - 05 Feb 21 4 nights £1,445 £1,615 £1,803 £1,786 £1,701
03 Jan 21 - 05 Feb 21 7 nights £1,986 £2,368 £2,598 £2,679 £2,441
06 Feb 21 - 21 Feb 21 3 nights £1,507 £1,734 £1,946 £1,866 £1,800
06 Feb 21 - 21 Feb 21 4 nights £1,658 £1,885 £2,169 £2,065 £1,942
06 Feb 21 - 21 Feb 21 7 nights £2,320 £2,774 £3,204 £3,100 £2,835
22 Feb 21 - 18 Mar 21 3 nights £1,431 £1,573 £1,781 £1,771 £1,753
22 Feb 21 - 18 March 4 nights £1,563 £1,753 £1,961 £1,942 £1,847
22 Feb 21 - 18 Mar 21 7 nights £2,164 £2,589 £2,845 £2,934 £2,670
19 Mar 21 - 06 Apr 21 3 nights £1,326 £1,454 £1,641 £1,632 £1,615
19 Mar 21 - 06 Apr 21 4 nights £1,445 £1,615 £1,803 £1,786 £1,701
19 Mar 21 - 06 Apr 21 7 nights £1,986 £2,368 £2,598 £2,679 £2,441

* Please note, Forest Log Cabin has a minimum capacity of 4 guests.

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
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Departures

The prices above are based on direct flights from London Gatwick to Ivalo with Finnair (Sundays and Thursdays only). These flight operate between mid December  and end of March. Flights are also available on alternative days via Helsinki with Norwegian Air from London Gatwick and with Finnair from/to London Heathrow. It is possible to overnight in Helsinki and spend time to explore the Finnish Capital city before continuing the journey.

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

All Inclusive Itineraries

All of our all-inclusive packages 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, winter activities as detailed below and winter clothing for the duration of your stay.

Winter Activities included

The following activities are included in the different packages.

Aurora Adventure Break - 3 night itinerary
Aurora Camp; Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer farm; Aurora Hunt; Husky Safari; Northern Lights Snowshoeing.

Highlights of Lapland - 4 night itinerary
Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer farm; Aurora Hunt; Husky Safari; Snowshoeing; Cross Country Skiing in Taiga Forest.

Arctic Experience - 7 night itinerary
Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer farm; Aurora Hunt; Husky Safari; Snowmobiling in the Fells; Snowshoe trip; Cross Country Skiing in Taiga Forest.

Note the order of these activities will be confirmed locally and each activity will be included once during your stay.

Activity Information


Snowmobile Safari to a Reindeer Farm (approx. 4-5 hours) - snowmobile to a reindeer farm where you will meet the local Sami and learn about reindeer husbandry. Learn how to lasso a reindeer before a short sleigh ride. Snowmobiling distance around 30 km.

Aurora Hunt (approx. 2.5 hours) - after the dinner head out up to the fells in search of the northern lights by a snowmobile pulled sledge.

Husky Safari (approx. 4 hours) - visit a husky farm where you will meet huskies before a 2.5 hour 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. Lunch by an open fire will be served on the trail.

Snowmobiling in 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. Driving distance is approximately 40-50 km with two people sharing a snowmobile and taking turns driving. Enjoy a picnic lunch by an open fire on the trail.

Snowshoeing trip (approx. 3-4 hours) enjoy a snowshoe walk in the beautiful surroundings of Muotka. Picnic snacks and warm drinks will be provided during the trip. once you have mastered the skill you will have the use of the equipment for the rest of your stay.

Northern Lights Snowshoeing (approx. 3 hours) - after dinner it is time to go out on a search of the Northern Lights. Depending on the weather conditions the guide will transport you either on a snowmobile sledge or by car to the fell.

Skiing tour to Taiga forest (approx. 2-3 hours) start with a cross country skiing lesson before venturing out on a ski tour through the taiga forest. Picnic snacks and warm drinks will be provided. Once again, you will have use of the equipment during your stay.

Muotka Wilderness Lodge

Finland

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

This charming wilderness lodge, is located in the heart of Finnish Lapland amidst the Saariselka fells and Urho Kekkonen National Park and is ideal for couples, families and friends.

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