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Wilderness Hotel Inari Adventure

Wilderness Hotel Inari Adventure

Wilderness Hotel Inari Adventure Overview

Wilderness Hotel Inari offers spectacular views over the frozen Lake Inari and puts you in prime Aurora viewing territory. Your 7-night stay uses the lake as a winter playground during dog sledding, reindeer encounters and insights into the Sámi culture. At night, it's all about dedicated Northern Lights activities.

You’ll find that many of our holidays are situated within reach of Lake Inari, but no other destination has a location quite as close as Wilderness Hotel Inari, which sits proudly on the shore.

This region of north east Finland is renowned as a Northern Lights destination and is a real paradise for those who want a dedicated week of Aurora hunting and the chance to take part in all the Arctic activity highlights as well.

Wilderness Hotel Inari is the brainchild or our long-standing friends and local partners, Jouko and Mari Lappalainen who also own Nellim, Nangu and Muotka. Mari had coveted this location for years, simply because of the view and the Aurora potential. Having realised their dream of securing the land they then brought their charm, imagination, dedication and expert guides in, to create this wonderful destination.

When it comes to Aurora hunting there are few areas which would stack up against the Inari region. There are so few people (far more reindeer) here that there is very little light pollution and the vast lake provides unadulterated views north across the ice. There are four dedicated Aurora hunts in this holiday which include an informative workshop, a visit to a perfectly located Aurora Camp, a hunt by car/minibus and an Aurora snowshoe hike. These activities when coupled with a seven-night stay provide fabulous potential for witnessing the Northern Lights.

The wonderful thing about Inari is that, like in many of our destinations, if the Aurora conditions align on a night when you are not taking part in a Northern Lights hunt, you still have an excellent chance to witness them from very close to the hotel.

Many guests also like to consider upgrading to one of the Aurora cabins in order to gaze at the sky from the comfort of their own bed. Please see the accommodation section for details or ask one of our experts for an upgrade quote.

During the day you’ll take to the trails for a dog sled safari with an eager team of huskies and will also try the favoured Finnish pastimes of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. These are all exceptional ways in which to explore the landscape around you.

The village of Inari itself is not far from the hotel and is the centre of Sámi culture in Finland. We make sure that you glean an insight into this fascinating indigenous culture during your holiday when you meet with a local reindeer herder and their animals. You will see why reindeer herding has been such an important part of the Sámi way of life, and still is today.

This is an unforgettable week which encompasses all of the main highlights of Lapland and provides some outstanding Northern Lights viewing opportunities.

If you are travelling over Christmas or New Year, you will enjoy a festive dinner and celebrations on the 24th and the 31st of December (traditionally in Finland, Christmas is celebrated on Christmas Eve). (/p>

Included in the price:

  • Flights: flights are included from London to Ivalo (via Helsinki). Flight routes are subject to change.
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 7 nights in twin/double hotel room (accommodation upgrades available, subject to availability and supplement)
  • Meals: full board
  • Clothing: cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: snowshoeing, Aurora workshop, snowmobile try-out, Aurora camp, husky safari, cross-country skiing, visit a reindeer farm, Aurora hunt by car, Aurora snowshoeing (the order of activities is for guidance only, and your final itinerary will be confirmed on arrival)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
  • 24/7 assistance from our UK based operations team and in destination support from our local partners
  • Aurora alert until approximately 1 am


DAY 1: Arrival and Welcome
DAY 2 : Snowshoeing and Aurora Workshop
DAY 3 : Snowmobile Try Out and Aurora Camp
DAY 4 : Husky Safari
DAY 5 : Free Day and Aurora Snowshoeing
DAY 6 : Cross-country Skiing and Aurora Hunt
DAY 7 : Reindeer Farm Visit and Free Evening
DAY 8 : Departure

Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

Our dates and prices for 2022/23 are now available to book, so get in early and secure your places now. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with a full quotation including any additional activities or accommodation upgrades. We will advise you of your flight details when they are confirmed. This will normally be around 9 months prior to departure

Inari-Saariselkä Tourism Ltd, Markku Inkila and Anthony Oberlin

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