Finland: Muotka Northern Lights Adventure Week
A thrilling winter getaway in Lapland
Welcome to the beautiful landscapes of Finland, home to the Muotka Northern Lights. Escape to the stunning setting of northern Lapland for an action-packed week of activity as we go in search of the intense colours of the Aurora. Included in this holiday are many traditional Lappish pastimes, enabling you to immerse yourself in the intriguing culture of the local community. Learn how to mush husky dogs, explore the region on snowshoes and try your hand at lassoing at a reindeer farm. With days filled with such excitement you could almost be excused for forgetting the Muotka Northern Lights, until they appear that is: once seen, the Aurora is truly unforgettable. The Arctic is a favoured spot for Northern Lights watching and high levels of activity are recorded here particularly in the autumn and winter. The next two years present exciting light spotting opportunities as the Solar Maximum promises to intensify the presence of the tka Northern Lightsr those eager to witness the dancing hues of the Aurora, now is the perfect time to travel to see them.
Muotka is home to an incredible backdrop of forests, fells and rugged landscapes and as snow envelops the region, travellers are greeted by a vast winter wonderland, waiting to be explored. This Muotka Northern Lights Adventure Week has been created to take advantage of the seasonal terrains and there’s even free time to enjoy the area at your leisure.
Our Muotka Northern Lightsventure Week is suitable for a wide range of travellers, including families, single explorers and couples. Should you have any queries about any aspect of the holiday, contact one of our advisers who will be delighted to assist in any way possible.
Day 1 - Arrive in Lapland
After arriving at Ivalo Airport, transfer to the rustic setting of the Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge. Unpack and familiarise yourself with your accommodation before enjoying an evening meal at the hotel restaurant. Tonight you may be fortunate enough to see the Aurora in the dark night skies above the lodge. on the skies when darkness falls.Meals included:Dinner
Day 2 - Snowmobile Safari, Reindeer Farm and Aurora Hunt
Let the adventures begin! After some tuition, hop on a snowmobile and set off to the neighbouring reindeer farm. Here you will be taught how to successfully lasso a reindeer before riding through the snow on a reindeer sleigh. Anticipation builds as you set off into the wilderness to look for the Muotka Northern Lights.
Please note: all snowmobile drivers must have a full driving licence.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Husky Safari
Enjoy a hearty breakfast as you prepare for the adventures of the day ahead. Today we visit the Husky Centre where we meet the friendly animals and discover how to manoeuvre a husky sled. Set off on a journey, racing through the incredible Lappish vistas where, after an extensive husky sledding expedition, you will pause to enjoy lunch by the fire.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Snowmobiling in the Fells
Today is yet another exciting opportunity to explore the terrains surrounding the lodge on a snowmobile. After an exhilarating morning, stop to enjoy a picnic lunch around a warming open fire. As light descends you will return to the comfort of the hotel where you can enjoy a spell in the traditional Finnish sauna and perhaps an appearance from the Muotka Northern Lights.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Snowshoeing
Take a closer look at the pristine landscapes during a snowshoeing expedition. Enjoy the fresh, Arctic air as you meander through the forests and fells of Muotka. Warm drinks and snacks are provided during this sensational trip exploring Finland’s breathtaking scenery.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Skiing Tour to Taiga Forest
This morning’s activity presents another exciting opportunity to explore the stunning surroundings of the lodge. After instruction from our expert guides, step out onto the snow for a cross-country skiing expedition into Taiga Forest. The remainder of the afternoon is clear of activities for you to relax at the hotel or explore the region as you wish.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Return Home
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight. Arrive home with many unforgettable memories of a fantastic Muotka Northern Lights adventure.Meals included:Breakfast
- Flights from London Heathrow via Helsinki
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Accommodation in double rooms with full board
- Activities as per the itinerary
- Winter clothing rental
- Travel Insurance
- Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing
- Departures quoted are from London Gatwick (Sunday to Thursday)
- Other departure airports and days are available and a supplement may apply
- A supplement will apply for any stays between the 20/12/17 and 7/1/18