Family winter holiday to Lapland, Finland with log cabin stay

“A tailor made, four day family trip, staying in snow covered cabins in Luosto, Finnish Lapland, with a choice of exciting winter activities. Half board accommodation, using nearby hotel facilities. ”

Highlights

Luosto, Finnish Lapland | Activity options: Snowmobiling | Husky sledding | Cross-country skiing | Snowshoeing | Ice fishing | Aurora 'kota' visit | Northern Lights snowshoe safari | Stay in wooden cabin | Rovaniemi | Lampivaara Fell Amethyst Mine

Description of Family winter holiday to Lapland, Finland with log cabin stay

Muotka is tucked away in the forests and fells of North East Finland. It may be high above the Arctic Circle, but as you are in the heart of Lapland, you are assured of a warm family welcome.

The hotel is effectively surrounded by one big, snow-covered playground and this Pick and Mix holiday means that your family can sit down and choose how you want to explore it. We know from our experience that all families are different and will have different priorities so tailoring your time is a great way to please everyone.

It is all very simple, you choose the duration of your holiday (a minimum of three nights is required) and when you want to go. You then get to select the activities your family most wants to do and you build your own holiday together (with the help of our travel experts of course).

Whether your family is active and wants action-packed days or whether you are content just playing together in the snow, the choice is yours.

Your days can be filled with the likes of dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. There are reindeer encounters, sleigh rides and ice fishing trips to try too and that is just for starters.

At Muotka, it isnít just a case of filling your days, oh no, this is prime Northern Lights holiday country and so we can also arrange many different Aurora hunts for you at night. You can search in a car, visit a hidden Aurora Camp or set off on foot using snowshoes.

Muotka also offers families a choice of accommodation. There are cosy rooms and log cabins with panoramic windows to decide between, as well as the chance to spend a night in a glass-roofed Aurora Kota.

If you need any help with your decision making then our family travel experts will be on hand to help and will use their firsthand knowledge of Muotka to make life as simple as possible for you. We also take the hassle out of packing as all of your cold weather clothing is provided.

The price of this holiday includes: Three nightsí accommodation, flights London Gatwick to Ivalo (either direct or via Helsinki. Please discuss other options with us), full board, winter outer clothing, activities (depending on price) and expert local guides.

Image credits: Markku Inkila, Anthony Oberlin & Wilderness Hotel Muotka

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Family winter holiday to Lapland, Finland with log cabin stay

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

Tourism in Finnish Lapland has become the main source of employment and income, replacing traditional industries such as forestry. Working within this growth industry in rural and remote areas means that we must take a great deal of responsibility; socially, environmentally and economically. We fully appreciate the impact of tourist visits on local communities and their residents and strive to ensure that we are having a positive effect.

We always encourage all of our clients to respect and embrace the lives and culture of local inhabitants by learning a few important words: hello, goodbye, please, thank you etc. We have also included activities with a cultural base in our holiday. In addition, we always encourage our clients to get involved in local events and activities which help to sustain traditional values and customs.

In all of our destinations we ensure that we use local suppliers, enabling locally owned businesses and the economies in which they work to benefit directly.

Our suppliers in Muotka provide a vital source of employment throughout the whole region. Their restaurant serves as much local produce as possible.

Through the tourism multiplier effect, this all helps to generate incomes and employment where the drift might otherwise be towards larger employment areas such as towns and cities. In a small and remote village such as Muotka the effects of such a drift could be devastating.

The use of small businesses means that the tourism income, generated by our presence, stays where it should, in the local economy. We firmly believe in paying a fair price for all the services provided by our suppliers regardless of where they are in the world.

Our holidays rely on visiting beautiful and un-spoilt areas, and they donít come more un-spoilt than Muotka. Naturally we wish to maintain the natural settings in which we work, not just for the future of our company, but also for future generations. We always insist that our local providers are equally conscious of this need. The hotel rooms that we use as accommodation are built using sustainable timbers and are all extremely well insulated to ensure maximum efficiency.

We do appreciate that some may feel that snowmobiles should not be included in such itineraries however in areas such as Muotka they are a way of life. They are the only means of keeping in contact with remote reindeer herders and communities as the road infrastructure is not extensive. All trails are well managed. The alternatives to snowmobiles would in most cases be large, gas-guzzling off road vehicles. All snowmobiles are regularly serviced and kept as fuel efficient as possible. Our suppliers also utilise new 4-stroke engines that are less polluting. The snowmobile service industry is also another vital source of employment in these remote areas.

We always ensure that all litter is removed from any of our activity sites, we strongly encourage group transfers to reduce traffic volumes and we make our clients aware of their obligation to the environment.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Husky ride.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?




3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We hope that it helps the Sami people preserve their livelihoods.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Magical. Very well organised.

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