- Guided trip to river Kettujoki or Lake Muddus
- Duration 3h
- Includes guide services, equipment, and insurance
- Minimum 2 people, max 10 people
- Price 40€/person
- Suitable for adults and children from 7 years old.
- Duration 4-5h
- Building a laavu, fire making, preparing lunch by an open fire, learning basic wilderness skills
- Includes equipment, lunch by an open fire, guide services
- 89€ / person, minimum 4 people
- Bookings in advance at least 1 week before
- Price 15€/person for adults and children from 7 to 18 years 12€/person
- Includes equipment and guide services
- minimum 2 people, max 10 people
Hiking trip to Otsamotunturi fell
After 3, 5 km hike we will reach the top of the Otsamotunturi fell. From the top of the fell, you get a great view over Lake Inarijärvi, Juutuanjoki River, Lake Muddusjärvi, Muotkatunturi Fells and Joenkielinen Fell. The guide will tell you about the characteristics of arctic nature. We will have a break at the top of the fell.
Trip to Pielpajärvi wilderness church
Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church is a wonderful day trip place to visit. The church, built in 1760, is one of the oldest buildings in northern Lapland. The trail goes into a handsome old-growth forest, passing by forest lakes. In the end of the trail you will reach a natural meadow, on the edge of which there is the well-preserved Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church. Returning on the same trail makes a 10-km-long trip altogether.
Trails departing from Vasatokka:
- Route of the Fox 1 km, activity trail for children
- Riutula – Otsamo Trail, 10 km. This trail begins from the Youth Centre Vasatokka in Riutula, and continues via the lakes Saarijärvi and Konesjärvi to Otsamo. You can return on the same trail, which makes a 20-km-long trip altogether.
- Vasatokka – Ahvenjärvi trail, 5km. This trail goes middle of the forest and in a way is laavu (teepee) and fireplace.
And from Inari village for example:
- Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church Trail 5 km, begins 3 km from the Northern Lapland Nature Centre, from the parking area on Sarviniementie road. The trail goes into a handsome old-growth forest, passing by forest lakes. At the end of the trail, you will reach a natural meadow, on the edge of which there is the well-preserved Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church. The church was built in 1752-1760, and it was in use until the end of the 1800s, until which time it was the central place of Inari area. Returning on the same trail makes a 10-km-long trip altogether.
- Oi Juutua!Nature Trail, 7,5Km. Along this trail, you will find stories about people and events of Juutua, and about fishing. The trail starts by the bridge in the village of Inari, follows the southern bank of the river upstream to Haapaniemi, and then returns to the village.
- Multiple other trails starting from Inari (outdoors.fi)
- As the country with the most lakes in the whole world, Finland offers diverse opportunities for catching various species of fish. It is easy to start fishing. Angling with a hook and line and ice-fishing are exempt from licenses under public rights of access. In addition, lure fishing with one rod is free of charge for people aged under 18 or over 64. Other types of fishing always require fishing licenses and people aged 18 to 64 must also pay the state fishing management fee. (more Ministry of Agriculture And Forestry)
- Ask guided fishing experiences
Shoot the fast-running rapids of river Juutua in a rubber dinghy. Starting place is the Hotel Kultahovi in Inari village, where you will get all the equipment necessary. Transfer by car to the starting point for white water rafting. You also will check the rapids of Jäniskoski during the trip. Transfer back to Hotel Kultahovi. All bookings from: www.saariselka.fi/luontolomat
A guided trip to the gold lands of Lemmenjoki. The area is famous for its history of gold prospecting and the marvelous nature of the Lemmenjoki National Park. We travel by riverboat along the Lemmenjoki river until we reach the gold claim where the action starts. You will learn the secrets of gold panning and if you a lucky you might find some gold nuggets! Beware of gold fever! All bookings: www.valkeaporo.fi
Golden Glitter of Lemmenjoki
Spend a day as a guest with Paltto sámi family
By riverboat, we travel about 22 km deep into the Nationalpark alongside the beautiful river Lemmenjoki to reach the historic gold sites. It’s only a 600 m walk from the river bank to the gold claim where our host will show us the secrets of gold panning and everybody can try his or her skills in gold mining. While sitting around the fire, you’ll have an opportunity to hear traditional sámi yoik and stories about reindeer herding. Finally, when going back to Lemmenjoki, you will meet reindeer in old sámi surroundings. More information and bookings: www. lemmenjoki.org
Cruises in Lake Inari
Experience the unique atmosphere of Lake Inari and views of Island Ukko, an ancient Sámi sacrificial island. The Cruise starts from Inari harbor. Out of respect to the Sámi people, landing is not possible. From Island Ukko the boat will cruise close to an old cemetery island. From the boat, you can take photos and see some wooden crosses, that are still standing there.
Cruises are operated by: https://visitinari.fi/activities/summer-autumn/lake-inari-cruise/
Places to visit:
- Sámi Church of Inari
- Wilderness church Pielapajävi (summertime 10km hike and wintertime by skiing or by snowshoes)
- SIIDA Sámi Museum and the Nature Centre http://www.siida.fi
- Sajos, Sámi parliament and culture center https://www.sajos.fi/frontpage/
- Reindeer Farm of Inari http://www.reindeerfarm.fi
- Sámi souvenir shopping in the village of Inari
Tour of the Arctic Ocean
On a guided tour we explore the arctic nature of North Lapland and the Arctic Ocean. We also explore Inari Sami, North Sami, Skolt Sami and Kven cultures. We observe birds and have a lunch on the shore of the Arctic Ocean.
You have the opportunity to make your own Lappish souvenir. You use materials such as reindeer leather and antlers. You will also hear about traditional handicrafts.
Reindeer farm Airamo
A great opportunity to visit in a local farmhouse. The owners of the house will tell you about the daily routines, reindeer herding, traditional handicrafts and everyday life. The owners of the house will tell you how the traditional reindeer skin shoes and dried and softened sedge are made. You will also have a chance to feed the reindeers.
Option: During the winter, it’s possible to visit the farm by skis or snowshoes and during summer by canoes.
Inari reindeer farm
Visit to Inari Reindeer farm. The owners will tell you about Sámi culture and reindeer herding. You will have a chance to try throwing a suopunki (lasso) and feed the reindeers. Hot drinks will be served in a cosy hut. You will also hear joiku songs.
Siida – Sámi Museum and Nature Centre
A guided tour to the Sámi museum and the Nature Centre. The exhibitions of Siida show the history and culture of the Sámi and nature in the northernmost Lapland. The high-quality permanent exhibitions are complemented by interesting changing exhibitions. (more information at www.siida.fi)