This four-day break brings you deep into the wilds of Finnish Lapland for a stay at the Wilderness Hotel Inari. Enjoy full-board regional dining, cosy log-cabin accommodation and spectacular views across Inari Lake, which fans of Phillip Pullman's Dark Material's trilogy will recognise as the home of the witch Serafina Pekkala. It's all enjoyed between included excursions that truly make the most of your surroundings. In the day, husky-sled rides, snowmobile adventures and reindeer farm visits will introduce you to life in the Lappish wilderness, while at night, everything from snowshoeing trips to remote aurora camps will give you the very best chance of seeing the Northern Lights. There’s also the chance to upgrade to from a Wilderness Room to an Aurora Cabin. Speak to our specialists for details.
Northern Lights break at Wilderness Hotel Inari
Day by day itinerary
Day 1 » Arrival at Inari
Fly from the UK to Ivalo and transfer to the Wilderness Hotel Inari, your cosy base in the snowbound heart of Finnish Lapland. On arrival, check into your Wilderness Room – all exposed timber and rustic charm – before settling down to a hearty welcome dinner before and collecting your cold weather gear. Then, you might choose to put it to the test with a stroll out to see if the Northern Lights have made an appearance.
Stay: Wilderness Hotel Inari
Days 2-3 » Excursions
With two full days, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the great outdoors. And, with a full spread of excursions included in the price, there’s plenty to keep you occupied. You'll try your hand at snowmobiling, racing through frozen forests in the company of an expert guide, and head out on a husky safari, a must-do activity in Lapland; you’ll be taught how to handle your own sled before setting off on a truly unforgettable adventure. There’s also the chance to visit a reindeer farm, calling in to experience the life of a reindeer herder. And, on one evening, you'll strap on snowshoes to go in search of the Northern Lights, visiting a specially chosen camp spot to watch the aurora’s dancing display accompanied by hot drinks and an open fire.
Stay: Wilderness Hotel Inari
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 » Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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