Wilderness Hotel Muotka is located deep in the taiga forest, next to Urho Kekkonen National Park, away from any light pollution make it the perfect place to escape from the crowds and experience the rugged wilderness of Finnish Lapland.
Enjoy a night under the stars in an Aurora Cabin
Step out into the snowy wilderness and explore with snowshoes, by snowmobile or even a heated sleigh!
Visit a local reindeer farm and get up close to Santa's trusty companions!
Wilderness Hotel Muotka is a fantastic choice for couples with cosy romantic rooms and traditional log cabins. With plenty of stunning landscape to explore Wilderness Hotel Muotka is the perfect place to try out some adventurous winter activities such as a safari by snowmobile or husky, ice fishing and snowshoeing. We can also organise for you to visit a reindeer farm, where you will meet a herder and even have chance to feed these adorable deer who are so synonymous with Lapland. As Northern Finland is one of the best places to spot the Northern Lights there are a number of activities on offer with different ways to set out to find these elusive lights. You can choose to set out by car, with snowshoes or on a snowmobile.There are a few different accommodation options at the Wilderness Hotel Muotka either staying a room or suite in the main hotel or in an Aurora or Panorama log cabin. Wilderness rooms are comfortable and cosy and some even have their own fireplace, should you wish to select a superior room you will also have your own sauna. The Panorama log cabins feature large panoramic windows overlooking the surrounding forest, so you can observe the nature from the warmth of your cabin. For a very special stay, choose an Aurora Cabin where the transparent roof offers ample opportunity to spot the Northern Lights from your bed. You also have a private sauna and bathroom.
When to visit
Take a visit to a local reindeer farm where, if you're lucky you'll have the chance to hand-feed the reindeer!
Plan your tripPlan your trip
Muotka is located deep in taiga forest, next to Urho Kekkonen National Park, away from any light pollution. Saariselka ski resort is only fifteen minutes drive from Muotka
Ivalo airport is approximately a 40-minute drive
Spend an evening under the stars, huddled around the campfire in the middle of the winter wilderness. Stay warm with hot drinks as you keep your eyes peeled for the Northern Lights dancing in the sky overhead.
Take a snowmobile across the snowy landscape in search of the Northern Lights. Once darkness has fallen, you will drive away from artificial lights and towards the Lappish wilderness. If the weather is clear, you will hopefully see the Lights dancing!
Enjoy a snowshoe adventure across the wintry landscape in search of the Northern Lights. Once darkness has fallen, head away from the lights and towards the Lappish wilderness. If the weather is clear, you will hopefully see the Lights dancing!
Husky sledding is a unique and thrilling Finnish experience and an opportunity for a close encounter with the excitable Lappish husky dogs. You'll travel through the snowy wilderness on a comfortable sled pulled by a group of huskies.
Ice fishing by snowmobile sleigh
Drive through the beautiful fells and wilderness tucked up in a sleigh pulled by a snowmobile, before arriving at a private lake to try your hand at the traditional practice of Ice fishing.
Private - A magical Sleigh Ride to visit Father Christmas
Climb aboard a cosy, wooden sleigh nestled warmly under a soft blanket as your friendly Finnish horse leads you deep into the forest in search of Santa’s secret hideaway cabin.
A highlight of any Arctic adventure, a snowmobile is a magical and exhilarating way to discover the incredible snowy landscape of Finnish Lapland.
Take part in a snowshoeing expedition exploring the woodland around your hotel. You will be glad to have these specially-adapted shoes as you make your way down less-trodden paths in the deep snow.