Lapland Adventures Under the Northern Lights

Muotka Wilderness Lodge

Muotka Wilderness Lodge

Aurora Swirling Over Muotka Wilderness Lodge

Upgrade To A Night In An Aurora Cabin

Upgrade To A Night In An Aurora Cabin

These Offer A Panoramic Window For Northern Lights Viewings

Reindeer Safari

Reindeer Safari

Meet A Local Reindeer Herder & 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

Lapland Adventures Under the Northern Lights

Muotka Wilderness Lodge is the second project undertaken by Jouko and Mari who worked their magic so well at Nellim. Huddled amongst the pine, spruce and birch trees of the Taiga forest and close to Urho Kekkonen National Park, Muotka offers a tranquil escape from everyday life. Every window frame wild reindeer and snow laden trees, whereas the communal sitting, dining rooms and sauna are welcoming havens after your Lapland adventures under the Northern Lights.

UPGRADE TO AN AURORA LOG CABIN
Overnight in a romantic Aurora Cabin, complete with double bed, private sauna and bathroom. View the northern lights from the comfort of your bed through the panoramic, rooftop windows. The area surrounding Muotka has an impressive northern lights record, so should conditions be right, you can watch nature unfold and be rewarded with your very own performance of the aurora borealis dancing above you. Upgrade from £140 per person per night.
DAY 1 Ivalo
Fly to Ivalo (via Helsinki). Transfer to Muotka Wilderness Lodge. Check-in and collect your protective thermal clothing, before dinner at the lodge.
DAY 2 Snowmobile & Reindeer Safari & Aurora Snow Shoe
After breakfast, snowmobiles will be waiting outside and, after full instruction, set off through the arboreal forest to a nearby reindeer corral. Here you will learn something of reindeer husbandry, before a leisurely reindeer safari. Return to the lodge having enjoyed a wilderness lunch. After dinner this evening, don a pair of snow shoes and head out into the surrounds, where your way may be lit by the Aurora.
DAY 3 Snow Shoes and Aurora Camp
After breakfast, snow shoe through the Taiga Forest and winter landscapes adjacent to the lodge. Return in time for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening’s excursion is to Muotka’s Aurora Camp. Transported by snowmobile sled, you will be served hot drinks and cookies as you keep watch for the Northern Lights dancing across the Arctic sky in this fairy-tale location.
DAY 4 Husky Safari & Northern Lights by Snowmobile
Today meet a pack of Alaskan huskies, whose kennels are just a short mini-bus transfer from the lodge. During the 3-hour husky safari, you will mush in pairs along a snowcarpeted trail, the silence only interrupted by your shouted commands. Stop for lunch by an open fire, Sami style, before returning to the lodge. This evening you will drive snowmobiles to a nearby Northern Lights hot spot and a final chance to catch the Aurora.
DAY 5 UK
Breakfast and the morning are at leisure before your return transfer to Ivalo airport and your flight to the UK (via Helsinki).
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.