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Northern Lights, Muotkan Maja, Lapland, Finland

Winter break at Muotka Wilderness Lodge

5-day tailor-made break from £1,665 pp incl. flights


Short description

A four-night break at a charming, log cabin lodge in the heart of Finnish Lapland


  • Spend four unforgettable nights in Finland’s remote Lappish wilderness at Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge
  • Travel by snowmobile to a remote reindeer farm where you’ll enjoy a sleigh ride and learn how to lasso these magnificent Arctic animals
  • Drive your very own team of huskies through the frozen landscapes, and stop for a wilderness lunch cooked on an open fire

In Brief

  • 1 Night Muotka Maja Wilderness Lodge
  • 1 Night Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge
  • 2 Nights Muotka Maja Wilderness Lodge


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | History & culture | Lodges | Natural world | Northern Lights | Short break | Wildlife | Winter

The main forest cabin features all the mod cons, a living area with an open fireplace and a fully fitted kitchen; accommodation comprises 15 rooms and shared showers and toilets. The restaurant serves traditional Lappish dishes and access to the main sauna is included in the room price. There's also an additional wood-heated riverside sauna and a smaller smoke sauna available for group hire. Our four-night package includes a snowmobile trip to a reindeer farm, Northern Lights hunting among the fells, a husky safari and a snowshoe excursion and ski trip.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/ Muotka Maja

Fly via Helsinki to Ivalo in Finnish Lapland and transfer to Muotka Maja Wilderness Lodge. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner before settling into your cosy cabin.

Stay: Muotka Wilderness Lodge, Finnish Lapland (Standard)

Meals: D

Day 2
Muotka Maja

After a hearty breakfast you'll embark on your first adventure – a snowmobile safari through the Arctic wilderness to a reindeer farm. Here you'll meet the reindeer herders, learn how to lasso a reindeer and enjoy a short sleigh ride before returning to the lodge on your snowmobile. After dinner you'll head out into the fells in search of the Northern Lights.

Stay: Muotka Wilderness Lodge, Finnish Lapland (Standard)

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Muotka Maja

Today’s activity is an exciting husky adventure through the beautiful winter landscapes of Finnish Lapland. After breakfast you'll head to a husky farm to meet your team and take instruction on how to handle a sled before setting off through the wilderness. During the trip you'll be served a traditional lunch cooked on an open fire.

Stay: Muotka Wilderness Lodge, Finnish Lapland (Standard)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Muotka Maja

Armed with snacks and warm drinks you'll make your way along some of the region's most beautiful walking trails on snowshoes. After lunch the adventures continue as you spend the afternoon cross-country skiing, returning to the lodge in time for a farewell dinner and a warming sauna.

Stay: Muotka Wilderness Lodge, Finnish Lapland (Standard)

Meals: B L D

Day 5

Fly back to the UK.

Meals: B


Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

5-day tailor-made break from £1,665 incl. flights


Low Season

from £1,665 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £2,060 pp. incl. flights

Package includes:

  • International flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • 4 nights at Muotkan Maja in a hotel room with full board
  • Snowmobile safari to reindeer farm (4-5 h)
  • Aurora searching in the fell (2.5 h)
  • Husky safari inc. lunch (approx 4 h)
  • Snowshoeing and skiing in taiga forest
  • Warm winter clothing

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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