Itinerary Details

Arriving at Ivalo airport, you will be picked up from the airport and taken directly to your hotel in Muotka. The drive will take approximately 40minutes through the snowy landscape.
Please note that we will arrange 2 group-transfers upon arrival (timing will be advised in due course) – you can choose depending on your flight arrival time.

You will meet with all the members of the group over the welcome dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation: Wilderness Hotel Muotka, Superior Sauna Room

Muotka is the ultimate destination with endless possibilities to quench your thirst for any kind of outdoor activity. Whether you prefer to make your way through magical landscapes with a pack of huskies or taking a slow hike in the forest. The magical landscapes of taiga forest and tranquil nature will make sure your holiday is one to remember.

You will receive winter clothing either on the arrival day or the following day with the first activity.

After breakfast, you pick up your rental winter cloths to start our adventure for next days.
Today, you will visit a local reindeer farm where you will learn about the life of reindeer herders and, afterwards, you will go for a short sleigh ride with the reindeer.
Lunch and dinner at the hotel.

After dinner, you will join a Northern Lights search expedition with Snowshoes. Snowshoeing in the woods at night has its own excitement. You will wander through the amazing taiga forests surrounding Muotka until finally reaching the camp spot. At the camp you enjoy some warm drinks and gaze at the sky in the hopes of a possible Northern Lights show.

Accommodation: Wilderness Hotel Muotka, Superior Sauna Room

After breakfast, you will be introduced to the basics of traditional cross-country skiing (includes helpful instructions and equipment), and then you will have the chance to implement this newly acquired knowledge to explore the beautiful forest and landscapes of Muotka.

You will return to the hotel for lunch and enjoy a relaxing afternoon before dinner, as the night will be full of activity.

After dinner, you will join the Northern lights search by car tour. You will hop on the road and head towards the Northern Lights. Your guide chooses the route depending on where the Northern Lights may appear on that night. During the tour you will have a break and enjoy hot drinks. If you’re lucky, you’ll see the Northern Lights dancing on the sky and you will learn how to take photos of them.

Accommodation: Wilderness Hotel Muotka, Superior Sauna Room

After breakfast, you will pack your belongings, as you will move to the Aurora cabins from where you will be able to emerge even deeper into the landscape of the country.

Aurora Cabins - Spacious cabin with a view to the sky – from your own cozy bed!. If you are there for the northern lights and looking for the most comfortable stay, this is the accommodation for you! Each room has a twin or double bed, own bathroom with necessary supplies.

Later we proceed for our next tour – Snowmobile Safari.

The best way to get to the heart of nature and back is by an exciting snowmobile safari. During this fun safari you will learn how to snowmobile along frozen swamps and through forests covered with snow. Enjoy the beautiful views of Lappish nature. A break with hot beverages will keep your motor running.
Note: A valid driver´s license is required to drive the snowmobile.

Lunch and dinner at the hotel.

In the evening, discover the Northern Lights from the comfort of a sledge. This program 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.

Accommodation: Wilderness Hotel Muotka, Aurora Cabin

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have the opportunity to experience a wintertime safari with husky teams to enjoy the Lappish nature. This is an absolute ‘must do’ when visiting Muotka!
After arriving at husky ranch, where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome to you. You will be taught how to handle the sled before you head out for the husky safari, where the huskies will pull your sled through the beautiful winter scenery. The dogs’ excitement is infectious and as the animals fall silent on the trail, you will realize that this is the only way to see Lapland.
Tour includes full safety instructions and are based on two people sharing a sled unless otherwise stated. You will ride husky in pairs so that one guest is mushing and the other one is sitting in the sleigh. Positions will be changed halfway.

Lunch at the hotel.
Afternoon is free at your own leisure.
Farewell dinner & overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Wilderness Hotel Muotka, Aurora Cabin

After breakfast at the hotel, depending on your flight timing you will be transferred back to Ivalo airport,
Please note that there will be 2 group-transfers to the airport (timing will be advised in due course) – you can choose depending on your flight departure time.