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Finnish Highlights of Lapland at Muotka


This 4-night package in Finnish Lapland combines a real log cabin experience with snowmobiling, husky sledding, snowshoeing - and aurora hunting of course!

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!

Location Finland
Duration 4 Nights
Available dates Dec - Mar
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £2,250



  • 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

What’s 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

Day 1

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.

Day 2-4

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.

Husky Safari

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.

Gentle Snowshoeing

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.

Aurora Camp

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.

Aurora Snowmobiling

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.

Day 5

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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