Hotel Kultahovi


Lake Inari and the Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland

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. 




DAY 1:

Arrival in Ivalo. Transfer to your hotel (40 minutes) which overlooks the River Juutua. Enjoy a sauna before dinner in the hotel’s restaurant. Before retiring to bed, dress up warm and wait to see if the Northern Lights appear in the night sky.

Staying at: Hotel Kultahovi

DAY 2:

Today you'll spend the morning getting to know a pack of husky dogs and learning about these Arctic animals whilst you enjoy a sled ride in the wilderness. In the afternoon explore the Siida Museum giving you an insight into the local Sami people and Arctic nature.

In the evening, learn more about the Northern Lights as you go searching for them with your guide on snow shoes.

DAY 3:

Enjoy the day at your own pace or select an activity such as a visit to a local reindeer farm or take a guided cross-country skiing session. We can also organise a second Northern Lights excursion. Your trip will be tailored to your requirements.

DAY 4:

Return to the airport for your flight home or add extra nights to extend your holiday in Inari.

Optional activities

Dog-sledding - daytime, evening and overnight expeditions
Snow mobile safaris - daytime and evening
Cross-country ski school
Sami reindeer herder visit
Aurora hunting by car


From £795 per person for 3 nights (excluding flights)

£795.00 GBP roughly converts to: 914 EUR | 1,041 USD

We accept payment in GBP, USD, EUR and NOK. You will receive a final trip quotation in the currency of your choice. Prices on the website and currency conversions are indicative only.


Price Includes

  • Return airport transfers from Ivalo Airport
  • Accommodation in a superior river room including balcony and sauna at Hotel Kultahovi
  • Half board (breakfast and evening meal set menu) 
  • Husky sledding excursion (2 hours)
  • Evening Northern Lights snow shoe walk
  • Warm clothing hire

All our trips include:

  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service
  • Personalised travel documents
  • Exclusive access to our client travel app where you'll find your personalised travel documents, destination guides, maps, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration 

Price Excludes

  • Flights to Ivalo 
  • Optional excursions and activities - we'll tailor your trip to your requirements. Please get in touch to receive a detailed itinerary and price quotation for your travel dates.

Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.


Ivalo (IVL)

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3 nights

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