Muotka Wilderness Week

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Snowshoe through the Taiga Forest surrounding Muotka Wilderness Lodge

Aurora

Aurora

The Aurora dancing over Muotka Wilderness Lodge

Reindeer Safari

Reindeer Safari

Meet a local Reindeer Herder and learn about the Sami people

Snowmobile Safari

Snowmobile Safari

Enjoy a thrilling snowmobile ride through the Taiga forest

Husky Safari

Husky Safari

Mush your own team of huskies along a snow carpeted trail

Muotka Wilderness Week

Here in our newest location you will find reindeer in the wild, small packs of huskies to mush, snowmobiles to ride, and the chance to see the Northern Lights! Set amongst pine, spruce and birch valleys nestling between the glacial smoothed fells close by the Urho Kekkonen National Park, a favourite hunting ground of a former Finnish Prime Minister after whom the area is named.

DAY 1 UK– Muotka
Scheduled flight via Helsinki to Ivalo. On arrival you will be met by a wilderness guide and transferred to Muotka wilderness lodge. Check in and collect your thermal clothing before dinner is served in the lodge restaurant. 
DAY 2 Snowmobile, Reindeer & Aurora Search
After breakfast your snowmobiles will be waiting outside and, after a short safety and driving tuition session set off through the arboreal forest driving alongside frozen lakes to a nearby reindeer corral. Learn something of reindeer husbandry before setting off on your safari at a leisurely pace. Stop for lunch by an open fire Sami style and continue your sleigh ride. Dinner at the Lodge before departing for your guided Northern Lights search to the nearby fjell where showings are known to be good.
DAY 3 Husky Safari 
Today we will go to meet a pack of Alaskan huskies whose kennels are just a short drive from the hotel. Mush in pairs along a snow-carpeted trail with the silence broken only by the whooshing sound of slicing sleigh runners. Stop for Lunch round an open fire on the way. Dinner at the lodge
DAY 4 Snowmobile Safari
After breakfast it is time to meet your guide who will give you full instructions on how to drive a snowmobile before setting off. The distance driven is around 50kms and the journey covers perfect fjell scenery and forests with a stop along the way to enjoy lunch around an open fire. Dinner at the Hotel.
DAY 5 Snowshoeing
After breakfast Snow shoe through the Taiga Forest and the winter landscapes adjacent to the Lodge. Lunch in the Hotel & Dinner at the Lodge.
DAY 6 Cross Country Skiing
After breakfast it's time for your cross country skiing lesson before venturing out in to the Taiga Forest. Warm drinks and snacks will be provided along the way.
DAY 7 Muotka - UK
Breakfast and morning at leisure before transfer to Ivalo airport and return flights(s) to the UK.
Muotka Wilderness Lodge
Muotka Wildernss Lodge Log Cabin
Muotka Wilderness Lodge

Muotka is ideal for families and couples, presenting a choice of hotel rooms, riverside and aurora cabins, offering flexible accommodation in a rustic wilderness style. The restaurant and bar reflect Muotka’s commitment to using local seasonal ingredients and menus are inspired by traditional Lappish cuisine. A sauna in the main building is heated daily for guests. Traditionalists can try the wood smoke sauna (charge applies) and leap into the lake after! Enjoy kick sleds and toboggans, which are on hand for children and adults alike to try.

Moutka Wilderness Rooms: Hotel style accommodation with private WC/shower
Muotka Wilerness Rooms with Fireplace: Enjoy hotel style accommodation with its very own fireplace.
Riverside Room: The riverside building is located in the hotel yard and next to a babbling brookHotel style accommodation with private sauna, WC and shower.
Riverside Suite: Large double suite with fireplace and private sauna.
Muotka Superior Sauna Room: Superior sauna rooms are located in the hotel grounds. Each building contains four seperate 34m sized rooms with queen-size bed, bathroom and private sauna. 
Panorama Log Cabin: Cosy spacious rustic cabins with a double bed, own private sauna and fireplace as well as a large panorama window - ideal for aurora spotting.
Aurora Cabin: Romantic, cosy, rustic teepee-style cabins with double bed, private sauna, WC and shower and a roof with a view to the sky.