Muotka Wilderness Lodge, Saariselka

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Accommodation
Full Board
Flights Included
Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Overview - hotel description - Muotka Wilderness Lodge description

Muotka Wilderness Lodge is a lovingly renovated family-run property set in a secluded snow-laden winter wonderland, 15km from Saariselkä village. Its idyllic location, on the edge of the pristine Urho-Kekkonen National Park, guarantees minimal light pollution and an increased potential for seeing the Northern Lights, simply by stepping outside the Lodge's front door.

The Lodge radiates an atmosphere of warmth and relaxation from the moment you arrive. The reception building has a restaurant with open fireplace, small lounge and bar and we really rate the buffet food here. The Lodge sauna has separate times for men and women, and is also bookable for private use (payable locally). There is also an outdoor fireplace, shelter and Sámi kota hut.

We have included a full range of daytime arctic activities, including carefully selected husky, reindeer and snowmobile safaris. You can also enjoy these special surroundings by snowshoe or cross-country skis on a network of over 300km of prepared trails. In the evenings we've included aurora hunts where Muotka's expert Guides will take you in search of the Northern Lights by minibus, snowmobile or snowmobile-pulled sled.

'Muotka 7 Night Adventure' is the most popular way to book, and is the price shown. You can also book this as part of our 'Muotka 2-Centre Adventure', with the first half of the week being spent in Saariselkä. Read the full itineraries on the links provided.

There is also our new offering of a Lapland Short Break! You can experience Muotka Wilderness Lodge and some of their best activities in a 4 day break, please see the 'Special Offers' tab for further details on this amazing package.

As well as the activities listed, Christmas Week also includes gingerbread baking, tree decorating and a visit from Santa with a small gift for all the children on Christmas Eve.

New Year Week also includes a bonfire, midnight fireworks and a glass of sparkling wine on New Year's Eve. There are festive dinners on both dates including Lappish specialties.

Special Aurora Cabin upgrade overnight: £99 per adult + £69 per child

The Lodge owners, Jouko and Mari, and their very friendly staff, have years of expertise in arranging holidays in locations that are specifically designed to provide guests with the best possible opportunities for witnessing the Northern Lights.


Facilities - Muotka Wilderness Lodge features

  • Public Sauna
  • WiFi
  • Sauna

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • No. of rooms: 36
  • No. of floors: 1

Rooms

The accommodation choices in the Muotka Wilderness lodge include:

  • Wilderness Rooms (A3) sleep 1-3 people and is located in the main reception building or in a separate building just a few steps away. All are tastefully decorated in a cosy Nordic style and have shower, WC and hairdryer. Beds can be made up as either a double or twins. Maximum 2 adults and 1 child
  • Superior Sauna Suites (C4) sleep 2-4 people and have their own building. Spacious pine-clad one room suites with double bed, private sauna, shower, WC and lounge area. Suites can accommodate 2 extra beds for children
  • Panorama Log Cabins (C4) sleep 2-4 people in highly recommended spacious detached log cabins with double bed, private sauna, shower, WC, fireplace, lounge area and panoramic windows. Cabins can accommodate 2 extra beds for children
  • Riverside Log Cabins sleep 4-5 people. These brand new cabins have prime location overlooking the river. These luxurious and spacious cabins are perfect for a bigger group. The first floor has a living and dining room double bedroom and bathroom with a sauna. Then the loft area has 3 single beds and a toilet. This room type is on request only.
  • Aurora Cabins sleep 2-4 people in one-room cabins. In a quiet location away from the main buildings these amazing one room cabins can be pre-booked for one night during your stay. All have large panoramic north-facing semi-glass roofs with views of the night sky from your bed, private sauna, shower, WC, fridge, hairdryer, coffee/tea-maker. Some have a sofa which converts to 2 single child beds
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Meals - food and drink in Muotka Wilderness Lodge

  • Good selection of hot and cold items for breakfast
  • A hearty 3 course dinner with choices of each course
  • Lunch is included and is either picnic-style around an open fire on excursions or served at the Lodge
  • Complimentary tea and coffee is available all day
  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Lunch service:

    Buffet

  • Dinner service:

    Buffet

Board basis options available

  • Full Board
We update Muotka Wilderness Lodge's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - hotel dates & departure airports - Muotka Wilderness Lodge dates & departure airports

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Sun 28 Nov 202128/11/21
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Sun 05 Dec 202105/12/21
£2788£2538Special OfferDeal
Sun 12 Dec 202112/12/21
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Sun 19 Dec 202119/12/21
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Sun 26 Dec 202126/12/21
£4218£3358Special OfferDeal
Sun 02 Jan 202202/01/22
£3198£2188Special OfferDeal
Thu 06 Jan 202206/01/22
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Sun 09 Jan 202209/01/22
£2788£2318Special OfferDeal
Thu 13 Jan 202213/01/22
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Sun 16 Jan 202216/01/22
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Thu 20 Jan 202220/01/22
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Sun 23 Jan 202223/01/22
£2548£2168Special OfferDeal
Thu 27 Jan 202227/01/22
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Sun 30 Jan 202230/01/22
£3098£2568Special OfferDeal
Thu 03 Feb 202203/02/22
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Sun 06 Feb 202206/02/22
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Sun 13 Feb 202213/02/22
£3228£3218Special OfferDeal
Sun 20 Feb 202220/02/22
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Sun 04 Dec 202204/12/22
£2769Special OfferDeal
Sun 11 Dec 202211/12/22
£2929Special OfferDeal
Sun 18 Dec 202218/12/22
available Manchester, Bristol
Mon 26 Dec 202226/12/22
available Manchester, Bristol
Sun 01 Jan 202301/01/23
£2639Special OfferDeal
Sun 08 Jan 202308/01/23
£2049Special OfferDeal
Sun 15 Jan 202315/01/23
£2049Special OfferDeal
Sun 22 Jan 202322/01/23
£2499Special OfferDeal
Sun 29 Jan 202329/01/23
£2239Special OfferDeal
Sun 05 Feb 202305/02/23
£2479
Sun 12 Feb 202312/02/23
£2529
This package holiday to Muotka Wilderness Lodge in Saariselka, Finland / Lapland departs Sunday 22nd January 2023, for a 7 night stay on a "full board" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.
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Resort - about Saariselka - about holidays in Saariselka - about ski holidays in Saariselka - about ski holidays in Saariselka Finland / Lapland

Urho Kekkonen National Park Easy skiing Local cuisine

As well as being a popular place for panning, Saariselkä is a goldmine of winter wonderland activities. With a stunning national park on your doorstep, you can explore the snowy surroundings on foot, skis, snowmobile or even reindeer before coming home to your cosy cabin or hotel.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Meet Santa Northern Lights Off-slope activities

Saariselka webcam

Snow Report: Top cm, Bottom cm

Snow Forecast: cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 27cm

Saariselka trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Ivalo32 km, 30 mins
Region:Northern Lapland, Finland
First opened:1970s

Saariselka lift pass price last reported as 200€ (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Muotka Wilderness Lodge.
Night skiing: Yes
Saariselka has N, E, W facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing November - May.

Town altitude: 265m
Top of slopes: 438m
Bottom of piste: 260m
Vertical drop: 180m
Total length of trails:10km
Longest piste:1.3km
Europe’s northernmost ski resort, Saariselkä is 250km up from the Arctic Circle, not far from the Russian border. One of the main resorts in Lapland – the legendary home of Father Christmas – it has snow-sure skiing, a Christmas-card-esque village and heaps of festive activities all in one place. The village itself is surrounded by forest and full of winter wonderland charm, with its own little chapel, some shops and restaurants and accommodation ranging from spa hotels to traditional log cabins. Everythin...
Spread across the Iisakkipää and Kaunispää fells, the ski area is modestly-sized, with 6 ski lifts taking you up to 15 slopes. The bus is quite regular and does drop-offs at the top of the slopes and the base. From the base, one chairlift takes you to the top of Kaunispää (the rest of the lifts are T bars). All pistes take you back to the same part of the valley, where you’ll find campfires and cafés to warm up and rebuild your energy stores. This isn’t a challenging ski area and the slopes would best...
With only 15 slopes, this isn’t meant to be a resort where the sole focus is skiing and there are tonnes of other activities to fill up the week. Snowmobiling, reindeer and husky safaris really are as fun as they look and all are a great way to enjoy the surroundings. For something a bit different, try your hand at ice fishing or follow one of the more well-trodden snowshoe route. Even better, 15 minutes away by road is Santa’s resort, Kakslauttanen for a once in a lifetime meeting with the man himself. Fro...

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