Inari

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This center for Sámi culture sits in a region surrounded by a breathtaking landscape of lakes, islands and fells that are ideal for outdoor adventures.

Visit Inari to get a glimpse into the nomadic lifestyle of Finland’s Sámi people and enjoy outdoor pursuits amid magnificent natural scenery. This village stands on the banks of Juutuanvuono, a western section of Lake Inari, which is Lapland’s biggest lake and the setting for abundant year-round adventures. Take part in everything from husky safaris and snowmobile tours, to river cruises and fishing trips. Inari is also a great location for witnessing two spellbinding natural phenomenon, the northern lights and midnight sun.

The village is a collection of waterfront streets that are easy to navigate on foot. Find amenities such as cabins, hotels, restaurants and tour operators. Go to the Siida museum to learn about the history of the indigenous Sámi people. Browse art exhibitions, tour artisan workshops and watch concerts at Sajos, a cultural center and home of Finland’s Sámi parliament.

Accessible year-round via a lakeside trail is Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church, one of the oldest buildings in Finnish Lapland. Extend your walk to Pielpavuono Fjord, from where you can return to the village by foot or boat. Understand the importance of reindeer to the region at Petri Mattus Reindeer Farm. Discover miles of hiking trails and spot varied arctic wildlife at Lemmenjoki National Park and Kevo Strict Nature Reserve.

Inari’s other outdoor attractions are loosely split into summer and winter activities. From June to August, hike to the top of Otsamo Fell beneath the midnight sun. Experience the vast wilderness of Lake Inari on a catamaran cruise and fish for trout on the lakes and rivers.

In the snowy winters, go in search of the northern lights on a reindeer sleigh ride. Traverse the snow-covered fields on cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobile excursions. Travel through arctic forests and across frozen lakes via a husky-drawn dog sled. Drill a hole in a frozen waterbody and try ice fishing.

Inari is situated in northernmost Finland. Get here by flying to Ivalo Airport and then catch a shuttle bus from there. Alternatively, travel by cruise ship from Kirkenes.

Hotel Kultahippu
Hotel Kultahippu
3 out of 5
Petsamontie 1, Ivalo, Inari
The price is AU$177 per night from 12 Feb. to 13 Feb.
Located in the heart of Inari, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taidenayttelytila Kuulas and Ivalo River Beach. Saariselka Ski Resort and Siida are also ...
4/5 Very Good! (347 reviews)
Handy place to stay
"Warm welcome, convenient location, good value and good breakfast but rooms in need of some refurbishment"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Hotel Kultahippu
Wilderness Hotel Inari & Igloos
Wilderness Hotel Inari & Igloos
3.5 out of 5
Inarintie 2, Inari
The price is AU$658 per night from 24 Feb. to 25 Feb.
Nestled on the beach, this Inari hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Inari Church, Sámi Museum and Siida. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church is 6.1 mi (9.8 km) away.
4.6/5 Exceptional! (207 reviews)
"I really loved the location, the cleanliness of the facility, the friendliness of the staff, the quality of the breakfast and dinner. It is an excellent property."

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2021

Wilderness Hotel Inari & Igloos
Aurora Village Ivalo
Aurora Village Ivalo
4 out of 5
Posovuopaja, Inari
The price is AU$660 per night from 8 Feb. to 9 Feb.
Located near the slopes, this Inari hotel is on a river, 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Taidenayttelytila Kuulas, and within 25 mi (40 km) of Ivalo River Beach and Saariselka ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (113 reviews)
"EVERYTHING was just absolutely beautiful! The property, the rooms, the food, the staff! Not a single complaint!! I only stayed for 3 days but could’ve stayed for a month in such a lovely place"

Reviewed on 15 Dec. 2021

Aurora Village Ivalo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Vacation home Lemmenliekki 3 in Inari - 4 persons, 1 bedrooms
Vacation home Lemmenliekki 3 in Inari - 4 persons, 1 bedrooms
unnamed road, Inari, Lapland
The price is AU$622 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
Situated on a lake, this holiday home is 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from Lemmenjoki National Park and 6.2 mi (9.9 km) from Lake Menesjarvi. Siida and Sámi Museum are also ...
Vacation home Lemmenliekki 3 in Inari - 4 persons, 1 bedrooms
Ukonjärven Holiday Village
Ukonjärven Holiday Village
3.5 out of 5
Ukonjärventie 141, Inari
Situated near the beach, this cottage is within 9 miles (15 km) of Taidenayttelytila Kuulas, Ivalo River Beach and Ivalo River Beach. Inari Church and Sámi Museum ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (13 reviews)
"Bungalows near the fjord in the middle of the lapland forrest. Great and quiet experience. No restaurant, so bring your food and drinks"

Reviewed on 12 Aug. 2018

Ukonjärven Holiday Village
Lake Inari Mobile Cabins
Lake Inari Mobile Cabins
2 out of 5
Sarviniementie 110, Inari
Located near the slopes, this Inari campsite is situated on a lake, within 1 mile (2 km) of Siida and Sámi Museum, and is convenient for winter sports, such ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
A memorable experience of staying on ice lake
"We did have a very happy stay in the mobile cabin and it has been the best Aurora experience out of my trip while surrounded by Aurora on the bed. Esko was nice and helpful owner which you will find support and useful information from him."

Reviewed on 31 Jan. 2017

Lake Inari Mobile Cabins
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