In this 7 Night Adventure at Muotka Wilderness Lodge, is a lovely family-run property set in a secluded snow-laden winter wonderland, guests will have the opportunity to try all the included daytime and evening excursions in the itinerary below. The 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, simply by stepping outside the lodge’s front door. Guests can be as active as they choose this week in this totally relaxing stress-free environment.
- 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
- 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
Sunday: Arrival & Welcome Orientation
Your Inghams representative will meet you at Kittilä Airport and take you to your transfer, ready for the scenic drive to Muotka. Here you will meet your local guides and collect your thermal clothing and Aurora alert buzzer. If you are arriving into Ivalo airport, a transfer will be waiting for you on arrival.
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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