Experience the best of Inari in the summertime. Stay in the comfortable lakeside Inari Aurora Resort with your own en suite sauna, take a cruise around Lake Inari, explore the fascinating Sami museum, Siida, and get to know the friendly local huskies and reindeer.
Boat cruise on Inari Lake
This cruise starts from the harbour by the Sámi Museum, SIIDA, and will take us around Lake Inari and to Ukko Island. At 1084km² , Lake Inari is the third largest lake in Finland and is home to over 3300 islands. The sacred Ukko Island (or Ukko´s Rock) was used as a Sámi sacrificial offering ground right up until the 19th century. At Ukko Island, weather permitting, we will have the chance to explore a little, admire the view from the top and take in the atmosphere of this ancient cultural site. Then we will return to Inari along the old post boat waterway. On the way we will pass an old cemetery island where some wooden crosses marking the graves are still standing. The boat seats 120 and has a small cafe on board.
Duration 2-3 hours
Departures at the following times:
7.6. – 20.9.2015 every day at 13:00 (1 pm)
21.6.- 10.8.2015 every day at 13:00 (1pm) and 17:00 (5pm)
Husky farm visit
At the farm you will have the chance to get to know these enthusiastic and friendly dogs in a relaxed environment while they enjoy some summer downtime. The musher will introduce you to each dog individually and tell you stories around the campfire about life with these lively and loveable creatures.
Duration 2.5 hours
Visit the home of a local and meet her reindeer.
Come and get aquainted with an Inari local and meet her friendly and inquisitive reindeer. On this visit you will hear about how reindeer were an essential part of life in Lapland and see how they were harnessed for pulling the sleigh. After feeding the reindeer you will be invited into the home of your hostess and find out more about past and present life in Inari, as well as be shown how you how the most essential part of Sami winter clothing fur boots are made.
Duration 3 hrs
Siida, the Sami museum
Siida, the Sami museum, is open all year round and is the perfect place to learn about about Sami culture, history and Lapland’s fascinating nature. In the summer the outdoor museum is also open, giving the opportunity to literally step into the world of the Sami people of the past. Inari’s nature and visitor centre also operates out of Siida. A buffet lunch is available at the museum restaurant Sarrit between 11am and 3pm as well as sandwiches and snacks throughout the day.
Summer opening times: Every day between 9am and 8pm
Prices 2014 – 2015
- 395€/person in double superior room with en suite sauna
- Extra bed for child aged 4-12 years 190€
- Extra bed for child under 4 years old 90€
- Single supplement of 145€
- Half board supplement of 27€/person/day
Minimum 2 persons
Price includes: 3 nights accommodation, meals as described, cruise on Lake Inari, visits to husky and reindeer farm as described, entrance tickets to Siida