See the Autumn colours and Northern Lights in Inari!
Day 1 | Arrival & aurora info
Arrival at Ivalo airport and transfer to Inari village on the airport shuttle bus, approx. 45 min. Check in to Hotel Inari. Half board dinner at hotel.
Before or after dinner learn more about the Northern Lights and the nature of Inari area. Our guide will take you through the eight seasons of Lapland while presenting you beautiful pictures of the Aurora and the Arctic nature. You will learn why Northern Lights appear and what life is like in the Arctic region. You will also learn which sites to use for aurora forecasts and learn a bit about the camera settings for Aurora photographing Tea and cookies will be offered at the end the evening.
Day 2 | Sámi Culture and Hiking the Northern Lights
Inari village is the centre of Sámi culture in Finland. The best introduction to the history of the Sámi people and their way of life is by visiting the fascinating Sámi museum and nature centre, Siida. The museum has exhibitions on reindeer herding, Sámi handicrafts, Sámi traditions and arctic nature. After your museum visit you can walk along the nature paths surrounding Inari village. The colours of Autumn are at their best in the month of September and the nearby trails offer a variety of charming views.
In the evening you will be met by your guide who will take you on an easy evening walk to go in search of the dancing auroras. Our guide will walk with you through the quiet darkness to a location perfect for observing those legendary lights. Our guide can answer your questions about the surrounding nature and should you get cold, a sip of hot juice with your picnic snack by the blazing campfire will quickly warm you up.
Day 3 | Visit to a Reindeer Farm & Northern Lights Cruise on Lake Inari
In the afternoon we will take you to a local reindeer herder who will introduce you to her small herd. You will be able to pet and feed these friendly creatures, while your hostess tells you about the part they play in her life. In the warmth of the house, you will discover how traditional Sámi fur boots are made from reindeer hide and hear a personal and authentic account of what life is really like in the far north.
In the late evening after your dinner, you will be taken on an aurora hunt. Our guide will take you to the best spots for aurora viewing and select the route according to the weather forecast.
Day 4 | Departure
It’s time to say goodbye to Inari. We hope you had an unforgettable stay. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport on the shuttle bus.
- 565€/person in standard double/twin room
- 650€/person in standard single room
- Supplement for superior room with en-suite sauna is 40eur/person
Price includes: 3 nights accommodation with half board, guided activities as mentioned in program, Siida entrance tickets, Inari hiking trail map, return airport transfers with shuttle bus from Ivalo airport
*Please note: package is available Sep-Nov, but after 20th Oct the Northern Lights Cruise on Lake Inari will be substituted for Aurora Hunting by Car due to ice forming on the lake.
Minimum 2 adults
Return airport transfers by shuttle bus, 3 nights stay in Hotel Inari, half board dinners, 3 Activities: Reindeer Farm visit, Northern Lights Cruise on Lake Inari and Autumn Aurora hike, in addition entrance tickets to Siida Sámi Museum