Standing on the southern shore of Lake Inari, the view across a vast expanse of Arctic wilderness from the perfectly named Wilderness Hotel Nangu will take your breath away. Adult only in winter, open to all in summer, this boutique hotel was transformed by partners Jouko and Mari in 2017 to create the perfect blend of escapism and authenticity.
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With just 24 bedrooms, this exclusive retreat is where you can enjoy peace and tranquillity in superb style and comfort. Log buildings give the hotel a rustic feel, while handmade furniture, cosy sheepskins and roaring fires inside create a homely environment to chill out and plan your Arctic adventures.
The cosy, log-lined restaurant welcomes you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu changes daily, so you’ll have the chance to taste a wonderful range of delicious Lappish dishes, lovingly created from locally sourced ingredients.
Just 20 minutes from the friendly village of Ivalo, a whole range of experiences and activities is open to you. Snowmobile across the frozen lake in search of the aurora, try your hand at ice fishing or get up close and personal with the local huskies and reindeer. Whatever you do, make sure you allow time to stop and stare. You’ll be surrounded by Mother Nature at her most spectacular. Make the most of it.
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Luxury eco aurora huts
Dotted on the edges of the remote Lake Inari, five Aurora Huts perch on the snowy plains of Finnish Lapland. An unforgettable experience drift off to sleep in a plush double bed with floor to ceiling views of the pristine Arctic landscape. Leaving no footprints behind, these eco-friendly huts are heated by biofuel and fitted with a composing toilet. Completely mobile, experts place these huts in a prime location deep in the Aurora zone, far away from light pollution.
Pulled by guided snowmobiles, ride into the night hunting for the celestial lights of the Aurora Borealis on a sledge deep into the Finnish Lapland. Secluded, away from any artificial light and if the conditions are right, Lake Inari is one of the best locations in Finland to see the enchanting lightshows of the Aurora. Once reaching the campsite, warm up by the blazing campfire with a hot beverage.
Wilderness Hotel Nangu | Inari | Finnish Lapland