Muotka Wilderness Lodge is a lovingly renovated family-run property set in a secluded snow-laden winter wonderland, 15 kms from Saariselkä village. 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, simply by stepping outside the lodge’s front door. Guests can be as active as they choose in this totally relaxing stress-free environment.
We have included a full range of daytime arctic activities, including carefully selected husky, reindeer and snowmobile safaris. Guests can also enjoy these special surroundings by snowshoe or cross-country skis on a network of over 300 kms of prepared trails. On included evening aurora hunts, expert local guides will take you in search of the Northern Lights by minibus, snowmobile or snowmobile-pulled sled.
The lodge owners, Jouko and Mari, and their very friendly staff, have years of expertise in arranging holidays in locations that are specifically designed to provide guests with the best possible opportunities for witnessing the magical Northern Lights.
Stay in an Aurora Cabin Overnight
The ultimate experience for many guests is a night in an Aurora Cabin with a north-facing glass roof window, perfect for lying in bed and gazing up a the night sky. A special pre-bookable upgrade price of £99 per person if staying in a Lodge Room (£195 for single occupancy), or £59 per person if staying in a Superior Room with Sauna or Log Cabin, is available to Inghams guests on all dates.
The Aurora Cabin overnight must be pre-booked and the exact night is subject to change locally.
We offer Inghams guests a choice of two types of Northern Lights themed holidays - either all 7 nights at Muotka Wilderness Lodge or a week with the first 4 nights at Gielas Hotel or Holiday Club Hotel in Saariselkä, followed by 3 nights at Muotka.
Spend 7 nights in Muotka, near Saariselkä as part of our Northern Lights Adventure Weeks.
Spend 4 nights in Saariselkä and 3 nights in Muotka, near Saariselkä as part of our Northern Lights Adventure Weeks.