Muotka 2-Centre Adventure

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On this 2-centre Adventure guests will have the opportunity to see both Saariselka and the Muotka Wilderness Lodge. Spending the first 4 nights at either the Gielas Hotel or Holiday Club Hotel in Saariselka. Here you will have a couple of included activities, additionally this is also a great chance to try your hand at skiing. Following your stay in the lovely traditional resort of Saariselka you will be transferred to Muotka Wilderness Lodge. A loving family-run property set in a secluded snow-laden winter wonderland.

Its idyllic location, on the edge of the pristine Urho-Kekkonen National Park, guarantees minimal light pollution and therefore an increased potential for seeing the Northern Lights. Here you will have the opportunity to try all the included daytime and evening excursions in the itinerary below, as well as relaxing in this stress-free environment.

What's Included

  • Inghams Rep is available by phone, and based in Saariselkä (15km away)
  • Non-stop flights from Gatwick, Manchester or Bristol on Sundays to Kittilä or from Gatwick to Ivalo
  • Scenic airport coach transfers
  • Full board meals at Muotka Lodge
  • Half board meals at Gielas Hotel or Holiday Club Hotel in Saariselkä
  • Aurora Alert until approx. 1am
  • Safety briefing and instruction from experienced Muotka safari guides
  • Warm thermal clothing and boots
  • Third party snowmobile insurance (insurance excess approx €800)
  • Free use of snowshoe and cross-country ski equipment for whole stay at Muotka after taking an included guided trip
  • Activities as listed in the itineraries including snowmobile, reindeer and husky safaris, guided snowshoe and cross-country ski trips, evening Aurora Northern Lights hunting excursion

Itinerary

Sunday: Arrive at Gielas Hotel or Holiday Club Hotel in Saariselkä

Your Inghams rep will welcome you at Kittilä Airport. After the scenic drive to Saariselkä, check-in to your chosen hotel and collect your thermal clothing. If you are arriving into Ivalo airport, a transfer will be waiting for you on arrival.

Monday: Optional Skiing & Welcome Meeting

Guests who have pre-booked an optional Learn To Cross-Country or Downhill Ski package will start lessons this morning (Full details of available ski items can be found on the Saariselkä resort page). Learning to cross country ski will also enhance your stay at Muotka later in the week. Of course, other activities are available and your Inghams rep will provide details and your holiday schedule at the welcome meeting.

Tuesday: Optional Skiing & Aurora Snowmobile

After a morning of optional skiing or snowshoeing, an exhilarating 25kms snowmobile safari is included - choose either afternoon or in the evening searching for the Northern Lights.

Wednesday: Sámi Farm & Reindeer Safari

Enjoy optional skiing or other activities in the morning, before a fascinating visit to a Sámi reindeer farm including a short sleigh ride.

Thursday: Husky Safari, Transfer to Muotka & Optional Aurora Cabin Overnight

After a morning at leisure, you’ll enjoy a memorable visit to a husky farm including a 7km safari, before your transfer to Muotka Wilderness Lodge in the early evening (approx. 20 mins). You’ll meet the guides on arrival and collect your thermal clothing and Aurora Alert. Then after dinner, you'll have the option to upgrade to spend a memorable night in a semi-glass roofed 'Aurora Cabin' from just £99 per person. 

Friday: Snowshoe, Cross-Country & Evening Aurora Hunt

A guided 3 hour morning snowshoe trek, followed after lunch by a 2-3 hour guided cross-country ski trip with tuition, are included. After dinner, you'll head out in search of Northern Lights by car (driven by guide).

Saturday: Optional Activities & Aurora Camp by Snowmobile-pulled Sled

Go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the morning, enjoy a sauna or join an optional excursion (payable locally). Then for your last night, one last trip into the wilderness with a visit to the Aurora Camp by snowmobile-pulled sled to look for the Northern Lights.

Sunday: Scenic transfer & flight home

Depart after breakfast for your flight back to the UK.

 

To book this holiday please call us on 01483 791 111

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