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Muotka 7 Night
Adventure

Overview

Muotka Wilderness Lodge is a lovingly renovated family-run property set in a secluded snow-laden winter wonderland, 15km from Saariselkä village. Its idyllic location, on the edge of the pristine Urho-Kekkonen National Park, guarantees minimal light pollution and an increased potential for seeing the Northern Lights, simply by stepping outside the Lodge's front door.  

The Lodge radiates an atmosphere of warmth and relaxation from the moment you arrive. The reception building has a restaurant with open fireplace, small lounge and bar and we really rate the buffet food here. The Lodge sauna has separate times for men and women, and is also bookable for private use (payable locally). There is also an outdoor fireplace, shelter and Sámi kota hut.
 

We have included a full range of daytime arctic activities, including carefully selected husky, reindeer and snowmobile safaris. You can also enjoy these special surroundings by snowshoe or cross-country skis on a network of over 300km of prepared trails. In the evenings we've included aurora hunts where Muotka's expert Guides will take you in search of the Northern Lights by minibus, snowmobile or snowmobile-pulled sled.

Food supplied:  

  • Good selection of hot and cold items for breakfast

  • A hearty 3 course dinner with choices of each course

  • Lunch is included and is either picnic-style around an open fire on excursions or served at the Lodge

  • Complimentary tea and coffee is available all day

Sunday: Arrival & Welcome Orientation

Your Inghams representative will meet you at Kittilä Airport and accompany you on the scenic drive to Muotka, where you will meet your guides and collect your thermal clothing and Aurora Alert.

Monday: Cross-Country, Snowshoe & Aurora Hunt

Today, you will enjoy the silence of the forest - first on a 2 hour cross- country skiing trip which includes instruction and a guided trek, and then after lunch, a 3 hour guided snowshoe trip with facts about the local fauna and flora. You will then have complimentary use of both types of equipment for the rest of your stay. In the evening, you’ll go in search of the Northern Lights by car (driven by guide).

Tuesday: Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer Farm

Today, you’ll take a scenic shared snowmobile safari (15 kms each way) to a Sámi reindeer farm. Try lassooing, hear about the reindeer herders’ way of life and enjoy a short sleigh ride. This evening is free to relax and perhaps enjoy a sauna and fireside chat.

Wednesday: Optional activities & Aurora Hunt

A free day at leisure to relax at the lodge or go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing - the lodge adjoins over 300 kms of marked trails. In the evening, you’ll head out in search of the Northern Lights, driving your own shared snowmobile.

Thursday: Husky Farm Visit & Safari

A memorable husky farm visit, including a thrilling 2 hour safari, sharing the driving of your own two person husky-sled. This evening is free to relax - take a short walk or snowshoe for a view of the night sky.

Friday: Optional activities & Aurora Hunt

A free day at leisure. Practice your cross-country skiing, go out on your snowshoes or just take time to relax. After dinner, you’ll visit Muotka’s Aurora Camp by snowmobile-pulled sled to look for the Northern Lights.

Saturday: Optional Aurora Cabin Overnight

Enjoy another day of winter activities with an optional excursion (pay locally), or enjoy a warming sauna. Then, for your last night, choose to either stay another night at the lodge or upgrade to spend a memorable night in a semi-glass roof Aurora Cabin. Guests can pre-book at a special price from just £99 per person (exact night subject to change).

Sunday: Scenic transfer & flight home

Depart after breakfast for your flight back to the UK.

 

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Accommodation


The accommodation choices in the Muotka Wilderness lodge include:

  • Wilderness Rooms (A3) sleep 1-3 people and is located in the main reception building or in a separate building just a few steps away. All are tastefully decorated in a cosy Nordic style and have shower, WC and hairdryer. Beds can be made up as either a double or twins. Maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

  • Superior Sauna Suites (C4) sleep 2-4 people and have their own building. Spacious pine-clad one room suites with double bed, private sauna, shower, WC and lounge area. Suites can accommodate 2 extra beds for children. At supplement.

  • Panorama Log Cabins (D4) sleep 2-4 people in highly recommended spacious detached log cabins with double bed, private sauna, shower, WC, fireplace, lounge area and panoramic windows.  Cabins can accommodate 2 extra beds for children. At supplement.

  • Aurora Cabins sleep 2-4 people in one-room cabins. In a quiet location away from the main buildings these amazing one room cabins can be pre-booked for one night during your stay. All have large panoramic north-facing semi-glass roofs with views of the night sky from your bed, private sauna, shower, WC, fridge, hairdryer, coffee/tea-maker. Some have a sofa which converts to 2 single child beds.  £99pp supplement.

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Resort

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Muotka Wilderness Lodge is a lovingly renovated family-run property set in a secluded snow-laden winter wonderland, 15km from Saariselkä village. Its idyllic location, on the edge of the pristine Urho-Kekkonen National Park, guarantees minimal light pollution and an increased potential for seeing the Northern Lights, simply by stepping outside the Lodge's front door.