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Northern Lights, Muotkan Maja, Lapland, Finland

Winter break at Wilderness Hotel Muotka

5-day tailor-made break from £2,215 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 at the remote Wilderness Hotel Muotka
  • Travel by snowmobile to a remote reindeer farm where you’ll enjoy a sleigh ride and learn how to use a lasso
  • Drive your very own team of huskies through the frozen landscapes
  • Spend a day snowshoeing and cross-country skiing along frozen forest trails
  • Tuck into included full-board dining, inspired by the season


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

On this short break, you'll enjoy the very best of winter in Finnish Lapland, spending three cosseting nights at Wilderness Hotel Muotka – a remote log-cabin hotel, hidden deep in the wilderness. Along with included full-board dining, inspired by the season, you'll be treated to a full programme of included activities, from snowshoeing and cross-country skiing to those all-time winter classics, snowmobiling and dogsledding. Theres also the chance to hunt for the Northern Lights with an evening excursion to a remote aurora camp.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/ Wilderness Hotel Muotka

Enjoy included airport lounge access before your flight, via Helsinki, to Ivalo in Finnish Lapland. On arrival, transfer through the frozen forests to Wilderness Hotel Muotka where be treated to a welcome drink and dinner before settling into your cosy cabin.

Stay: Wilderness Hotel Muotka, Finnish Lapland (Standard)

Meals: D

Day 2
Reindeer safari, snowmobiling & Northern Lights

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. A warming soup lunch will also be served during the tour. Then, having returned to the hotel, you'll enjoy another delicious dinner before heading out into the fells to a remote camp to search of the Northern Lights.

Stay: Wilderness Hotel Muotka, Finnish Lapland (Standard)

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Husky sledding

Today’s activity is a truly Scandinavian classic – an exciting husky adventure through the beautiful winter landscapes of Finnish Lapland. After breakfast you'll head to a husky farm to meet your eager team and take instruction on how to handle a sled before setting off through the wilderness. It's a truly breathtaking experience as the yap of the dogs is replaced by the silence of the snowy forest and the patter of paws on the frozen trail. This evening you will go in search of the Northern Lights by snowmobile. The region is a hot spot for this celestial experience, so fingers crossed your efforts will be rewarded.

Stay: Wilderness Hotel Muotka, Finnish Lapland (Standard)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Snowshoeing & cross-country skiing

Having made the most of engine and paw power, today it's time for you to do the hard work. After a hearty breakfast, you'll head out, armed with snacks and warm drinks, to explore the hotel's beautiful walking trails on snowshoes. Then, after lunch, the adventure continue as you spend the afternoon cross-country skiing, And, with expert instruction included, you'll be set to explore by yourself once the tour reaches its conclusion. You'll then enjoy a farewell dinner back at base, perhaps followed by a warming sauna and a final chance to view the Northern Lights.

Stay: Wilderness Hotel Muotka, Finnish Lapland (Standard)

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Depart for UK

After a final breakfast, transfer back to the airport in Ivalo in time for your flight home.

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 £2,215 pp incl. flights


Low Season

from £2,215 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £3,050 pp. incl. flights

Package includes:

  • Return flights from the UK to Ivalo
  • Return airport transfers
  • 4 nights at Wilderness Hotel Muotka in a hotel room with full board
  • Snowmobile safari to reindeer farm 
  • Aurora camp excursion
  • Husky safari 
  • Snowshoeing and skiing in taiga forest
  • Aurora Snowmobile excursion
  • 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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