Situated on the shores of Lake Inari, Wilderness Hotel Inari combines comfort and tradition and is set to become a huge Aurora Zone favourite. It probably also helps that it is slap, bang in the middle of some of Northern Scandinavia’s prime Aurora hunting territory!

The hotel provides warm and comfortable accommodation in 40 “Wilderness” bedrooms, 8 log cabins and 12 Aurora cabins.

The hotel is just a 40-minute drive from Finland’s most northerly airport and five minutes from Inari Village, the heart of Sámi culture in Finland. Most importantly perhaps is that the density of population here is very, very sparse so there is virtually no artificial light pollution.

Hotel facilities

  • All accommodation is situated within easy walking distance of the central reception, bar and restaurant building
  • Restaurant Hirvas is where your meals will be served during your stay. With Lappish cuisine at the heart of the menu, you’ll be well set for a day and night of activities. All meals are served in a buffet style and include local and seasonal produce where possible
  • The restaurant is Lappish themed with fantastic north facing panoramic windows running the length of the room offering views out onto the frozen water of Lake Inari. We fully expect a few meals to be abandoned over the course of the winter as the Aurora becomes visible during dinner (the chefs get used to it)!
  • The Saivo Bar is part of the restaurant and is fully stocked so you can enjoy a drink with your meal or relax in the lounge area by a roaring fire
  • Free Wi-Fi is available

Room Type

Wilderness Rooms

‘Wilderness room’ is perhaps a bit of a misnomer because these bedrooms are anything but wild or basic. The rooms are located in two separate buildings just around 50 metres from the main building which houses the restaurant and reception.

Each room has been decorated in a traditional Arctic style with the theme taken from the surrounding environment. They are around 30m² and have either a queen-sized bed or twin beds.

Coffee and tea making facilities are provided in your room as well as either a comfortable sofa or two armchairs. If you can’t face being detached from the “real world”, the rooms also come with free Wi-Fi.

Every “Wilderness” bedroom is en-suite (with bath and separate shower) and comes complete with hairdryer and toiletries.

These rooms are designed for two people to share but a third person can be accommodated on a camp bed or pull-out sofa (supplements apply).

Image credits: Inari Wilderness Hotel, Matt Robinson
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