Northern Lights in Lapland, Finland
What is bucket-list worthy? Experiencing the natural phenomenon of Northern Lights in Lapland is one of the hottest must-sees amongst many people. Sure you will be decked up in layers of winter clothes but, the experience is priceless.
The village of Inari is the centre for Finland's Sámi culture, and home to approximately one thousand inhabitants. Pleasantly situated on the shore of Lake Inarijärvi, Finland's third largest lake, and next to the River Juutuanjoki Bridge, Inari is in the midst of Europe's largest untouched wilderness, and is a truly alternative destination for anyone seeking to 'get away from it all'.
The best time to go to catch the Northern Lights is from December to March. Even if you are not able to catch the spectacular lights, there are still many things you can see in Inari. You can dive to visit the museums of international importance or try reindeer sleigh ride or even panning for gold. The main cultural attractions of Inari are the Sámi Museum and the Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida. If you want to find out more on things to do in Inari, call our travel agent at 6692 9778.
The Sámi Museum Siida is the national museum of the Sámi and a national special museum in Finland. The Sámi Museum stores the spiritual and material culture of the Finnish Sámi in its collections and presents it to the public through its exhibitions and publications. Its main purpose is to support the identity and the cultural self-esteem of the Sámi. I would highly recommend visiting this museum for its compelling history and culture.
The easiest way to get in to Inari is from Ivalo Airport. For the cheapest flights, you may call our travel experts, and they will design a perfect holiday to the Arctic for you. Or, you can check out our tailor-made Finnish package with great inclusions.
To truly complete your travel experience, you have to spend a night in a glass-roofed igloo and another night in a log cabin with private facilities. Then, you can earnestly say that you have done it all. These unique accommodations are included as add-on in the itinerary. To enquire more about it, call our travel experts today!
Day 1 – Inari
You will be met on arrival at Ivalo airport and transferred to your hotel in Inari. Settle in, then spend the rest of the day exploring this unique Finnish town at your own pace.
Day 2 – Inari
After a morning at leisure in Inari, you will be picked up from your hotel to travel to a reindeer farm in the afternoon. Take the opportunity to feed and photograph these majestic animals, and learn how they are harnessed and persuaded to pull a sleigh. Enjoy afternoon tea/coffee with homemade berry pie in a rustic cabin. (B)
Day 3 – Inari - Siida
After breakfast, visit the National Sami Museum in Siida, the heart of the Sami area of Finland. Immerse yourself in the material and spiritual culture of the indigenous Sami people of northern Lapland, and view changing exhibitions on culture, art, and nature. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. (B)
Day 4 – Inari
Take an exhilarating husky-drawn sled ride this morning through snowy forests, stopping to enjoy a warming coffee break around a cosy campfire. Later this evening, venture out by snowmobile on a two-hour trip in search of the elusive northern lights, once again enjoying hot drinks along the way. (B)
Day 5 – Inari -Ivalo
Your tour concludes after breakfast with a transfer back to Ivalo airport. (B)
- Transfer from airport to city and vice versa with English guide
- 4 nights accommodation at Hotel Kultahovi
- Sightseeing activities
- Entrance to Siida Museum
- Meals as per itinerary
- Warm snowmobile clothing for the Northern Lights Snowmobile activity
- 1 night accommodation in a glass-roofed igloo
- 1 night accommodation in a log cabin with private facilities
- Husky dog safari and snowmobile safari