Winter in Finnish Lapland brings with it polar nights and the elusive aurora borealis. The village of Inari perched on the edge of the Lake Inari is the setting for a winter experience deep in Finnish Lapland. Lake Inari has been the lifeblood of the Sami people for many centuries. Between November and May the sacred islands can be reached on foot on top of the ice. You’ll also find herds of reindeer wandering the fells and forests surrounding the village. This trip can be tailor made to suit you and include winter activities. You’ll enjoy the comfort of a family run hotel in the village overlooking the River Juutua, home to the kyeli, or ‘white fish’ which features on the hotel’s locally-inspired menu. Your modern-furnished superior room includes a private sauna and balcony with river views.
The Siberian Husky is recognised by its thick double coat, triangular ears and sickle-shaped tail. Echoing the outline of a wolf, the dogs are energetic and hardy, having originated from the harsh Eastern Siberian wilderness. You’ll find some descendants of this rugged breed in the North Eastern region of Finnish Lapland. Here a lady named Tinja, lives with her Siberian Huskies and every winter travels on overnight voyages with the pack of dogs. You can join her on a three day mushing adventure traversing the unspoilt forested area of the Lemmonjoki National Park where you’ll find deep white snow and glistening trees. The itinerary is available between January and April and dates are on request. The trip can be combined with other husky or snow adventures in Finland and Norway.
Lake Inari covers a vast area of 3000 square kilometres of Northern Finland. Every winter the frozen ice provides a safe area for outdoor adventures and Northern Lights viewings. For a night to remember, you can sleep on the lake in a unique Aurora Cabin. The carefully adapted cabins are transported by snow mobile to your chosen spot on the lake where you can view the night sky from the comfort of your cabin. This trip is combined with a stay in the village Inari.