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This holiday is perfect for those seeking a short break winter wonderland experience to Finnish Lapland.

Here, amongst the frozen beauty of magical taiga forests, lakes and fells you will find the remote resort of Muotka, close to Urho Kekkonen National Park.

Muotka provides a great variety of accommodation in a unique Arctic environment, with wilderness rooms, log cabins, superior suites with saunas and Aurora cabins. As part of your winter experience, we have included dog-sledding and snowmobiling as we know these are the most popular activities when time is limited.

We’ve also included an Aurora hunt, to search for those ethereal Northern Lights, because we also know that viewing this natural phenomenon is also at the top of most wish-lists.

Northern Lights holiday in Finland

Day 1 | Arrive Finnish Lapland

Arrive at Ivalo Airport by air from the UK. Met on arrival for your transfer to Muotka (duration approx. 45-mins). On arrival at the hotel you will check-in to your accommodation and be provided with your thermal overalls, boots and gloves for the duration of your stay.

Buffet dinner served in the restaurant during the evening.

3 nights MUOTKA - Muotka Wilderness Hotel (4*)
Meals included today:  Dinner


Day 2 | Reindeer Day with Snowmobile & Aurora Hunt

Breakfast is served in the restaurant building before your included activity.

Your snowmobile adventure begins with driving instructions and a health and safety briefing to ensure you feel confident driving. Two people will share a snowmobile with the opportunity to swap around mid-way. Once you are ready you head out into the wilderness. You will visit a reindeer farm, where you will meet the reindeer herders and learn about the importance of reindeer in Lapland. You will learn how to lasso a reindeer and have a short ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. During the day a hearty soup lunch will be served with bread before returning to Muotka. The duration of your day trip is approximately 4 hours.

Remainder of the afternoon free to enjoy a sauna and relax in your surroundings before dinner.

Following dinner you will head out by car/bus on the road towards the Northern Lights. Your guide will choose your route depending upon where the Northern Lights are the most likely to appear. During the tour you will have a break to enjoy a hot drink - hopefully with the Northern Lights dancing in the sky! The duration of your trip is approximately 3 hours.

Meals included today:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3 | Husky Safari

Breakfast is served in the restaurant.

Today you have an included husky safari - an absolute 'must-do' when visiting this region. You will be taught how to handle the sled before you head out on your safari with the huskies pulling your sled through the beautiful winter scenery. The dogs' excitement is infectious and as they fall silent on the trail you will be spellbound by the peace and tranquillity that surrounds you. You will travel with two people sharing a sled with the opportunity to swap around between driving the team and sitting as a passenger on the sled. Lunch is served in the restaurant at Muotka either before or after your activity, depending upon the departure time of your trip.

Remainder of the day free to relax at Muotka or try another optional activity*.

Dinner is served in the restaurant during the evening with the opportunity to take another Aurora excursion during the evening*.

* See Excursions/Activities for details and prices.

Meals included today:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 | Homeward bound

Breakfast is served in the restaurant before your transfer to Ivalo Airport for your return flight home.

Meals included today:  Breakfast

Departure Day:  Possible daily
Departure Dates:  5 Jan – 10 Apr 2020
Duration:  3 nights
Prices from:  Based on given number of people travelling together and sharing accommodation.

2 x PEOPLE TRAVELLING
5 Jan – 7 Feb & 23 Feb – 10 Apr 2020
Wilderness Room | £1860 per person
Superior Sauna Room | £2050 per person
Aurora Cabin | £2310 per person
Panorama Log Cabin | £2325 per person

8 Feb – 22 Feb 2020
Wilderness Room | £2030 per person
Superior Sauna Room | £2330 per person
Aurora Cabin | £2495 per person
Panorama Log Cabin | £2600 per person

3 x PEOPLE TRAVELLING
5 Jan – 7 Feb & 23 Feb – 10 Apr 2020
Superior Sauna Room | £1925 per person
Aurora Cabin | £2140 per person
Panorama Log Cabin | £2110 per person

8 Feb – 22 Feb 2020
Superior Sauna Room | £2120 per person
Aurora Cabin | £2310 per person
Panorama Log Cabin | £2295 per person

4 x PEOPLE TRAVELLING
5 Jan – 7 Feb & 23 Feb – 10 Apr 2020
Superior Sauna Room | £1850 per person
Aurora Cabin | £2045 per person
Panorama Log Cabin | £1990 per person
Riverside Log Cabin | £2250 per person

8 Feb – 22 Feb 2020
Superior Sauna Room | £2020 per person
Aurora Cabin | £2165 per person
Panorama Log Cabin | £2160 per person
Riverside Log Cabin | £2415 per person

Deposit:  30% of total holiday cost per person.

 


It is important to read the Terms and Conditions which apply when making a confirmed booking with us. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have read and understood our terms and conditions, and agree to them.

 

Price includes:

  • Scheduled return flights with Finnair in Economy class from Heathrow Airport to Ivalo Airport (via Helsinki) including 23kgs of checked luggage and one piece of hand-luggage per person. Taxes included
    Alternative departure airports and airlines available – please ask for schedules and prices.
  • Return transfer from Ivalo Airport to Muotka Wilderness Hotel.
  • 3 nights at Muotka in either a Wilderness Room, Superior Sauna Suite, Panorama Log Cabin Riverside Log Cabin or Aurora Cabin including daily buffet breakfast and buffet dinner.
  • Reindeer Day with Snowmobile activity including lunch. Duration 4 hours based on two people sharing a snowmobile.
  • Husky Safari including lunch at Muotka activity. Duration 3 hours based on two people sharing a dog-sled.
  • Aurora Hunt by car activity. Duration 3 hours.
  • Thermal overalls, boots and gloves for the duration.
  • Scandinavia Only travel document wallet and luggage labels.
  • 24-hour emergency telephone assistance.
  • Financial Protection.

 

 

Muotka Wilderness Hotel (4*) – Muotka

This lovely hotel is located in the wilderness of Finnish Lapland, hidden amongst remote forests and lakes. The hotel has a main building where the reception and restaurant are located, and a selection of individual detached log cabins of different sizes and styles. Here are the different types of accommodation:

Wilderness Rooms

Muokta Wilderness Log CabinsHotel rooms located in two different buildings within the hotel premises. Each room has a twin or double bed, own bathroom with supplies, wardrobe, nightstand and hairdryer. All rooms are decorated in a natural colours and rustic style. Rooms also have a kettle. Accommodate 2 people.

Superior Room with Sauna

superior log cabins at Moutka

Superior Sauna Rooms are located in log buildings in the hotel yard. Each building contains four separate 34m² sized rooms. Superior rooms are spacious and they are all similar to each other with the same equipment. Every room has a double bed, bathroom with shower and a private sauna plus a hairdryer and kettle. Accommodate 2 – 4 people.

(Please note the image on the left is not the bedroom, but the main lodge where guests can relax).

Panorama Log Cabins

Finland log cabins
Spacious log cabins with panorama windows. These cozy and rustic cabins have a double bed, bathroom with shower and a sauna, plus a hairdryer and kettle. Feel the spirit of Lapland and observe the nature from the large panorama window. If you are lucky, you may even see the Northern Lights from the warmth of your cabin. Accommodate 2 – 4 people.

Riverside Suites

Muotka Riverside Suites
The riverside building is located in the hotel yard. The suites have a big double bed, bathroom with shower and sauna, a kettle, hairdryer and a fridge. If you prefer your own peace and a bit of luxury, this is the right accommodation for you. There is a possibility for an extra bed, so the suite is also suitable for families and travel parties. Accommodate 2 – 4 people.

Aurora Cabins

Muotka aurora cabins

Aurora cabins are spacious cabins with a view to the sky – from your own cozy bed! All Aurora Cabins have a bathroom with shower and most of them also have a sauna. If you are really keen to see the Northern Lights, but like to do so with a high degree of comfort, then this is the accommodation for you! Accommodate 1 – 4 people.

NB! Please note that accommodation accommodating more than 2 people may use extra beds or sofa beds for additional people.

 

 

Cross-Country Skiing at Muotka

Description: Try out this traditional Finnish winter sport in a beautiful Finnish Taiga forest. We will get to know the skis, how to cope with them and learn some useful techniques. This skiing tryout is all about learning something new and once you get the hang of it, it will be the most rewarding sport you have ever done. Don’t be afraid to fall over, as the soft snow will land you safely.
Duration:  2 hours.
Departs:  1000 & 1400.
Price from:  £72 per person.
Price includes:  Cross-country skiing instruction, short guided tour.

Skiing in Finnish Lapland

Ice-fishing Trip at Muotka

Description:  Hop on a snowmobile sleigh and head out for a day of ice-fishing on one of the numerous wilderness lakes around Muotka. We will try to find the best spots for fishing, camp there and test our luck. During the day, we will enjoy warm drinks and have lunch by the open fire – if we’re lucky, it will be fresh fish we have caught ourselves! If you wish to spend the day like locals, this is the way to do it!
Duration:  4 hours.
Departs:  1000.
Price from:  £170 per person.
Price includes:  Snowmobile sleigh ride to ice-fishing location, ice-fishing gear and instructions, lunch by an open-fire, warm drinks.

Ice-fishing

Aurora Camp at Muotka

Description:  This activity takes you to the amazing surroundings of Muotka. You will be comfortably seated in a sledge that is pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. This way you can enjoy the northern sky all the way to the camp site. At the camp there is a hut with an open fire to warm us up on a cold night of Aurora hunting. Your guide will also serve warm drinks to keep you heated and cozy. The camp has a minimum amount of light pollution which makes it perfect for viewing the Northern Lights that hopefully show up in the sky.
Duration:  2½ hours.
Departs:  2100
Price from:  £120 per person
Price includes:  Sledge ride to Aurora Camp, warm drinks, guide’s services.

Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland

Aurora Snowshoeing at Muotka

Description:  Snowshoeing in the woods at night has it’s own excitement. You will wander through the amazing taiga forests surrounding Muotka until finally reaching the camp spot. At the camp we enjoy some warm drinks and gaze at the sky in the hopes of a possible Northern Lights show.
Duration:  2½ hours.
Departs:  2100.
Price from:  £120 per person, £84 per child aged 4 – 14.
Price includes:  Guided snowshoe tour, warm drinks.

Northern Lights

 

This holiday is perfect for anyone seeking that traditional, Christmas card holiday to Lapland. The wide range of accommodation available makes it ideal for everyone from couples to families, with the most popular activities already included and the option to add more and fill your time, or simply relax.

This winter holiday includes thermal overalls, boots and gloves. However, you do need to bring good base and mid-layers, thermal underwear, a fleece jacket or wool jumper, a beanie, a scarf and wool socks. A full clothing recommendation list is provided with all travel documents.

Children over 14 years of age are allowed to travel as a passenger on your snowmobile, however children under 14 will sit on a sledge pulled by the guide's snowmobile.

Yes, and you will need to bring it with you so our suppliers can see it. A provisional driving licence is NOT sufficient - you do need to have passed your test for either a motorbike or car.

There is complimentary WiFi in the reception and restaurant area of the hotel, but not in the individual cabins.

Some of the accommodation offered comes with its own private sauna (see the Accommodation descriptions for this information), however there is a complimentary private sauna available at the resort which you can book at the reception during your stay. We cannot pre-book this for you, it is on a first come first served basis.

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