Muotka 2-Centre Adventure

Muotka Wilderness Lodge

On this 2-centre Adventure you'll have the opportunity to see both Saariselkä and the Wilderness Hotel Muotka. Spending the first 4 nights at either the Gielas Hotel or Holiday Club Hotel in Saariselkä. Here you'll 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 Saariselkä 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 example itinerary below, as well as relaxing in this stress-free environment.

What's Included

  • Inghams Rep available by phone - based in Saariselkä (15 kilometres away)
  • Direct flights from Gatwick, Manchester or Bristol on Sundays to Kittilä 
  • Scenic airport transfers by coach 
  • Warm winter thermal clothing and boots throughout your stay
  • 4-night stay in Saariselkä at the Holiday Club Hotel or Gielas Hotel, with half board meals
  • Activities in Saariselkä: snowmobile safari, reindeer discovery & husky safari
  • Transfer from Saariselkä to Muotka
  • 3-night stay at the Wilderness Hotel Muotka, with full board meals
  • Aurora alert at Muotka (until approx. 1am)
  • Activities in Muotka: gentle snowshoe, cross country ski, aurora hunt by car and aurora camp


Please note that you will receive your personal itinerary for each part of your two centre holiday on arrival in Saariselkä and Muotka, which may differ from the days and timings in the example below. 

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. 

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: Snowmobile adventure

Today you'll explore Finnish Lapland by snowmobile as you whizz through the Arctic landscape and enjoy the snow-covered scenery on this included excursion. 

Wednesday: Reindeer Discovery

Enjoy optional skiing or other activities in the morning. In the afternoon meet the friendly reindeer, learn about the reindeer and Sámi culture from a local herder and enjoy a short safari through the snowy pine forest.

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 safari, before your transfer to Wilderness Hotel Muotka 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 (Aurora cabin upgrades are usually on the first or last night of your stay at Muotka)

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

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.


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