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Visit Inari – family owned company from far north


Visit Inari Oy is a family business originating from Inari. Its roots date back almost 40 years. 

In the beginning of 1980s Tapani Lappalainen and his father started organizing skiing trips, reindeer safaris and lunches in the local nature. As years passed, this one-man operation grew into the whole family’s business. In the year 2015 Tapani’s eldest sons Tommi and Tuomas became partial owners. At the same time, the company’s name and form changed to Visit Inari Oy (LLC) 

Nowadays Tapani’s wife Pirjo and their four sons are also working for the company. Besides the family, Visit Inari Oy employs around 30 other tourism industry professionals. Visit Inari offers year-round adventure services as well as accommodation; there are 53 rooms/apartments in Hotel Inari, and 37 cabins in Holiday Village Inari. 

Most of our employees are local to Inari area and have comprehensive experience of the tourism industry. This basis allows us to offer our guests quality experiences and services, uniquely. We bring the authentic arctic nature and culture for our customers to experience, year-round. Visit Inari is constantly developing new and versatile ways to widen the experiences available to our guests,  securely and by exceeding expectations. We are building a future together with an experienced and dedicated staff, with the stable warmth and flexibility of a family business. – Tapani Lappalainen CEO / Founder / Head of family 

Visit Inari is a local company offering accommodation and activities in Inari and Northern Lapland all year round.

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Hotel Inari
Restaurant Aurora

Inarintie 40,
FI-99870 Inari

Holiday Village Inari

Inarintie 26,
FI-99870 Inari

Crow Creek Cabins

Sarviniementie 23,
FI-99870 Inari

Safari Office

Inarintie 38,
FI-99870 Inari



What are the check-in and check-out times? 

  • Our check-in starts at 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 latest. 

Is it possible to check-in earlier/later? 

  • It is possible to check-in to your room/cabin earlier if it is already ready for you. Please ask this from reception on your arrival day. If you arrive early and your room is not ready, you can store your luggage at reception. 

 Is smoking allowed at the hotel/cabins? 

  • All our accommodations are non-smoking. There is a penalty for smoking inside rooms or cabins.

 Do you have Aurora alert? 

  • At the moment we do not offer this service.

Where can we see Aurora?

  • Auroras can be seen practically anywhere. Light pollution makes seeing and taking pictures of them more difficult, so it is recommended to look for them in as dark conditions as possible.

When does winter begin in Lapland? 

  • The first official winter month is November. First snow may fall between late August and December, but usually the more permanent snow cover is obtained in November. 

Where can we see reindeer? 

  • We offer many activities featuring reindeer, you’re guaranteed to see them if you join one of those activities.

Are there good walking trails in Inari? 

  • Inari offers many excellent hiking trails. We offer digital guiding for select trails as well!

Do you arrange sightseeing trips with an airplane? 

  • We do not offer sightseeing trips with airplanes.

Do you rent out snowmobiles? 

  • No, however we do offer a selection of different types of guided snowmobile safaris to choose from. 

Do you offer caravan and camping services? 

  • We do not offer caravan or camping services. 

Is there common kitchen what we can use? 

  • Unfortunately there is no common kitchen available in Holiday Village Inari or Hotel Inari. Most of the cabins are equipped with their own kitchen though. 
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Sustainability in Visit Inari

We at Visit Inari are happy to do our part in making sure both the current and coming generations have a clean and stable place to live in. We owe this to our children and grandchildren, who should not have to worry about the stability of our shared climate and surroundings.

Our whole team takes great pride in our work to make sure we operate responsibly, safely and with equality in mind. The surrounding nature and culture deserves our respect, and we’ll gladly oblige with concrete deeds, including but not limited to:

  • Decreasing our total energy and water consumption
  • Sorting our litter and other refuse, as well as recycling whenever possible
  • Commitment to co-operate with local subcontractors
  • Welcoming people of all ethnicities, nationalities, and cultural backgrounds equally and with respect
  • Commitment to the use of local foods and goods
  • Strives toward long and lasting employment relationships

In our mission to ensure cultural sustainability, we are also proud to follow the ethical instructions of the Sámi Parliament of Finland regarding tourism in the Sámi region.

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Next level-project

Quality accommodation and services year-around

Our aim at Visit Inari is to offer quality accommodation and other services year-round.

With our last project we are building 15 high-quality Iceberg-cabins with ensuite sauna to
Holiday Village Inari. 

New capacity brought by the investment project opens up new possibilities to reach international guests on both b2b and b2c markets. As part of the project services will be marketed through international events and sales workshops.

This project is Co-funded by the European Union. 

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