This 4-night package in Finnish Lapland combines a real log cabin experience with snowmobiling, husky sledding, snowshoeing - and aurora hunting of course!
Finnish Highlights of Lapland at Muotka
The property has a variety of different accommodation options to consider; from wilderness rooms to panoramic artic cabins – if you are looking for a real log cabin experience look now further than here. You’ll need to be quick though!
- Stay in a Finnish log cabin
- A nightly aurora alert included in your stay
- Spend one night in an Aurora Cabin
- Five winter activities
- Full Board included
- 4 nights accommodation in a Log Cabin
- 1 night during your stay in an Aurora Cabin
- Five winter activities
- Return transfer from Ivalo (options to upgrade to private transfers are available)
- Full Board
- Winter kit hire
A note on flights
While flights are not included in the holiday price, our team will happily provide a quote and arrange them for you. Simply ask one of our Travel Experts for details of the available options.
Day by Day Itinerary
Arrive into Ivalo Airport where you will be met by your shared transfer to your property – Muotka. This is where you will be based for the next four nights, experiencing a variety of incredible excursions, all included.
This particular package is set up for you to stay in a Finnish Log cabin and also includes one night in an Aurora Cabin. To add to all of that we also have included an aurora alert for the duration of your stay.
Reindeer Day with Snowmobile
Prepare for a thrilling adventure as you embark on a snowmobile journey to a local reindeer farm. Here, you’ll have the unique opportunity to meet with skilled reindeer herders and delve into the significance of these magnificent creatures in Lapland. Learn the art of lassoing and experience a short but enchanting sleigh ride, led by these graceful reindeer. To re-fuel, a delightful soup lunch awaits during this immersive day.
No trip to Lapland is complete without a Husky Safari! The infectious enthusiasm of these incredible dogs will set the tone for your journey through the Lapland wilderness. As you traverse the serene trails, you’ll soon realise that this is the quintessential way to explore Lapland. All our husky safaris come with comprehensive instructions, and you’ll generally share a sled with a partner for this unforgettable experience.
For those seeking a peaceful stroll in the picturesque snowy landscapes, our gentle snowshoeing tour is the ideal choice. You’ll be equipped with snowshoes, and if preferred, poles, before setting off for a serene walk in the vicinity of the hotel. Along the way, our knowledgeable guide will share captivating stories and insights about the Finnish natural environment.
Cross Country Skiing
Immerse yourself in the world of cross-country skiing as you familiarise yourself with the skis, learn essential techniques, and gain the confidence to embrace this enjoyable sport. Fear not, as the soft snow will provide a safe landing should you take a tumble. The Muotka surroundings boast numerous well-lit tracks, offering you the chance to venture out independently after this introductory session.
Experience the enchanting surroundings of Muotka from the comfort of a sled, expertly guided by our snowmobile guide. As you journey to the campsite, you’ll have an uninterrupted view of the northern sky. Upon arrival, a cosy hut with an open fire awaits, ensuring you stay warm on chilly aurora-hunting nights. Your guide will serve up hot beverages to keep you snug and content. This camp boasts minimal light pollution, creating the perfect setting for observing the northern lights should they make an appearance.
Join an exhilarating snowmobiling adventure through the Muotka surroundings in pursuit of the mesmerising northern lights. We’ll venture towards open areas where the chances of encountering the aurora are at their highest. The distance covered will be dictated by weather conditions; if the night sky looks promising, we’ll pause to bask in the breathtaking display of this celestial wonder.
After breakfast you will get your shared transfer back to the airport.
Where You'll Stay
Nellim Resorts - Muotka
Nestled on the border of Urho Kekkonen National Park, this enchanting log-cabin lodge is a hidden gem amidst the expansive taiga forests of northern Lapland. Its idyllic location makes it a perfect retreat for witnessing the captivating Northern Lights and embarking on tranquil walks through snow-laden pine tree woodlands.
Accommodations, numbering just 26 rooms and suites, provide an intimate and rustic ambiance, adorned with varnished timber panels featuring paintings of the local rural vistas. The Riverside Suites stand out with private saunas, fireplaces, and king-size beds framed by blonde log walls, while the distinctive Aurora Cabins offer a unique experience with queen-size beds under domed glass ceilings, designed to withstand freezing temperatures.
In the true Finnish spirit, Muotka Lodge offers a variety of saunas, including those in the main lodge, riverside, and a cozy smoke sauna. Despite the tempting warmth, the lodge’s array of outdoor activities beckons, providing an authentic glimpse into Lapland life. Explore a nearby reindeer farm via snowmobile, partake in sleigh rides, lassoing practice, and delve into the cultural significance of this timeless husbandry tradition.
Culinary experiences at Muotka Lodge are a reflection of the profound impact of seasons on Lappish life. The kitchen curates thoughtfully crafted menus that showcase the finest local ingredients, spanning regional delicacies to familiar classics. The day unfolds with fireside picnic lunches, husky safaris, cross-country ski treks, and culminates in an evening northern lights tour, promising an immersive Lapland experience.
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See what our clients say
1. Gourmet Cabins was excellent and Johan was a friendly and knowledgeable host. The food, cabins, hot tub and sauna were brilliant.
2. Dog sledge was a fantastic experience and we were given the opportunity to drive our own sledge
3. Snow Mobile – really got off the beaten track and into the spectacular mountains
4. Saw the Northern Lights twice in two days. There is no description that can really do them justice
Thank you for arranging a fabulous holiday, we had a really enjoyable time and would love to return in the future. Hotel Ranga is a lovely place to stay and the owner greeted guests in the restaurant, which was an unexpected welcoming touch. We didn’t see the Northern Lights due to the weather and the trip to the Eyjafjallajokull glacier and volcano was substituted by an excursion to Thorsmork, also due to the weather, which we thoroughly enjoyed; the brochure description doesn’t do it justice. We found Iceland and the people there really charismatic. Although the wind and snow cut short the amount of travelling we could do, we still covered a reasonable amount of what we wanted to see and our appetites are whetted for a return, perhaps in Spring or Summer. We found a couple of great places to eat near the Hotel in Reykjavik. Messin does tasty fish dishes and the Icelandic Street Food restaurant was excellent, offering simple but hearty soups with refills included in the price – great value.
We had a wonderful time! The food at the lodge was amazing and there were some great vegetarian dishes. I had the best beetroot I’ve ever had (beetroot tartare).
Everyone was really friendly and all the guides were good fun and very knowledgeable.
A special thanks to William and Petri who were really friendly and really added a personal touch to our trip. The activities were really well planned and we especially enjoyed the trip with the huskies. The area we were in is stunning and the lodge was very nice. We would definitely recommend this to friends and family.
This vacation has without without doubt, has been the best experience we have ever had. The organisation from the minute we landed in Kiruna until we departed at the close of our trip was second to none. The transition between hotels was always seamless and punctual. Everywhere we stayed was beautifully clean and the meals were top quality. Every driver was polite, entertaining and very knowledgeable, furnishing us with invaluable information about Sweden and the activities in which we were to participate. The snowmobiling was wonderful giving access via our guide, to stunning panoramic views of the mountain whilst viewing reindeer in their natural habitat.
Our guide demonstrated how to use the snowmobile safely he was pleasant and informative. When visiting the reindeer on the Sami reservation; we found the brother and sister team who hosted lovely. Again they were so hospitable and helpful and feeding the reindeer up close was a wonderful experience.
They provided additional activities for us to try and we were treated to a traditional Sami lunch in their hut. They provided us with invaluable information appertaining to their culture and caring for their reindeer. The reindeer were in superb condition and happy in their environment. Similarly, when out with the dog sleds the experience was magical. Two hours of beautiful scenery, and frozen lakes, finishing with a one-on-one experience massaging the dogs. Magic! We were so impressed with the care that was placed upon ensuring the dogs were comfortable, well-nourished and so loved by their owners/handlers.
Now to the photographic experience. A large group of us were treated to a demonstration of how to operate some serious camera equipment with tripod. Each of us was loaned the camera and given assistance setting up the camera on a frozen lake in preparation for the appearance of the Northern Lights. We were taken to this lake on large wooden sleighs pulled by a snowmobile. We cannot speak too highly of the two young men who accompanied us on this experience. They could not do enough for us. They were there to offer assistance with our cameras throughout the two-plus hours we were on this beautiful lake.
They advised where to position the camera and when the Lights appeared, what a performance. We had a two-hour display of this most breathtaking phenomenon. We were so fortunate to be able to experience this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence for which we are so grateful. We will never forget this memorable holiday and cannot thank you and everyone who assisted in making a lifetime dream come true. Karen & Andrew Adamson
Superb holiday to Iceland, well organised, advice regarding trips informative and far exceeded our expectations (Glaciers and ice Cave) run by South Coast. Hotel Ranga is a lovely hotel, perfect to see Northern Lights (which we did see on our 3rd night), very comfortable, food excellent, staff helpful and informative. SouthCoast Adventure tour company were excellent, guides knowledgeable, and clearly very experienced.
An excellent holiday which was enjoyed by all. The super jeep ride on the second day to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano was memorable and thanks to our driver Margaret who proved to be a really good guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the facilities in the hotel Ranga. The staff were very helpful and we managed to see the Northern Lights. The Hotel Reykjavik Centrum was very nice with amazingly helpful staff. All in all, the whole holiday was brilliant.
Dear Abigail, We have safely returned from Iceland and we wanted to say a huge and sincere thank you for all the plans that you put into place to make this one of the most memorable holidays we have ever had. It was simply beautiful each and every day. The cabin was idyllic and so cosy and warm. The tour guides were so knowledgeable and friendly and the scenery was breathtaking. All the arrangements worked so well and we will remember the trip for a long time to come.
Thank you once again.
This was a bucket list trip. The company are specialists and I’ve valued their advice. Everything from the when to go for the best opportunity to see the lights and equipment needed and provided.Our activities included, the Ice Hotel, night photo shoot, snowmobiling, guided walk and the sky station meal. All excellent and well run by knowledgeable experts and guides. The Abisko Lodge is warm comfortable and relaxing the food is excellent and the staff welcoming, friendly and very helpful. I would highly recommend if you’re looking for a different and exciting experience.