Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation

Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation

Visit Inari Safaris & Accommodation
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Hotel and Cabin accommodation & Safaris, based in Inari village, Lapland. We offer programs with Reindeer, Huskies, Snowmobiles, Snowshoes, Cross country skis as well as hiking tours, cruises and Fishing tours.
Inari, Finland
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Fl O R
Bologna, Italy35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We relied on Visit Inari for the Kirkenes - Ivalo transfer, for the husky sled excursion and for the one in search of the northern lights by snowmobile through the frozen lake and the forest.

Their professionalism and organization are highly appreciated, they always answer both the phone and the emails, they provide adequate information and thermal equipment supplied before starting each excursion.
  Guides prepared, nice and attentive.

Also enjoyed tea and biscuits at the end of the experience with huskies, cider and barbecu under the stars and the northern lights after the snowmobile excursion (minus 20 degrees!)!

we had a lot of fun, feeling safe.

very very recommended!
Written 5 January 2020
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Dear Floriana, Thank you for visiting us! We really appreciate your kind feedback. We do our best to improve our services and by this way make our quests time in Inari as good as possible. If you have any improvement ideas, please do not hesitate to tell us. We warmly welcome you back any time! Have a beautiful week! :) Best regards, Visit Inari Oy
Written 6 January 2020
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Demi X
Singapore, Singapore37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We like this 2 hrs snowmobile activity. Though my son only ride in the sleigh (he is only 5 years old) for safety reason. I n my husband took turns to ride the snowmobile, very exiting to drive it on the frozen lake in winter ! Beautiful scenery around , the rest station also very cute n warm!
Written 18 January 2020
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endapa
Tallinn, Estonia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Had an excellent Aurora camp by snowmobile. The guide was professional and helpful, knowing a lot about local nature and culture. The reindeer burger with rye bread was tasty and we had the luck to see also Northern lights. Reccomend strongly!
Written 6 March 2023
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Vacation62094978030
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
To begin with, let me just say that the experience itself was a lot of fun. Dogs taking you at speed through a picturesque winter landscape is nothing if not spectacular. The guides were good and have all the necessary instructions.

Into the cons now. To begin with, out of the 5 sleds there, meaning 30 dogs, maybe 1-2 were huskies mixes at best. One of the guides did mention that several huskies were in heat and so they couldn't run. As fair as an explanation that is, you should probably disclose that while tickets are being booked because people are booking a "husky ride". Also, how many of your huskies go into heat that you don't have a single one in 30? One thing no one mentions is that the dogs poop while running. Absolutely natural, nothing to be alarmed of. Only problem is that if you are the one sitting in front, you will get a nice whiff every few kms, probably twice or thrice throughout your trip.

Finally, is it worth 180/person? I can't say for sure because we didn't have huskies. Chances of you getting all, if at all any, is quite low, I'd think. Probably not worth the money. The only thing that allayed my price concern was that part of the money would also go to the upkeep of the dogs, which I am more than happy about
Written 24 December 2023
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Kay
Frankfurt, Germany1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We booked a 3h husky tour at Visit Inari and we were completely disapponted. It is all about money. There were 19 people and 10 sleighs. We stopped all the time and no driving was possible. In total we „drove“ 10km. We cannot recommend to book here. The business is a mass business with over 100 dogs. Just look for a real family owned business.
Written 18 February 2024
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Elisa Polini
Milan, Italy425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
We've been 2 times with them and both times were perfect. The accomodation was wonderful, essential and in a good position and the excursions were funny and well done!
Absolutely to try!
Written 14 April 2018
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Matthew
St. Helena, CA532 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
We had been debating between several different excursion options in Lapland (between Inari and Rovaniemi, and looking at husky rides, reindeer safaris, and snowmobile riding... ) and decided that it would be very memorable and unique to ride snowmobiles at night with a chance to see the aurora, so booked the "Aurora Snowmobile Safari" on the VisitInari website (there is a similar one in Rovaniemi, but Inari is a slightly better place for aurora, and plus our itinerary allowed 2 nights in Inari, plus it seemed cool to drive across the frozen lake)

Doing a midnight snowmobile ride across the frozen lake, off into the woods and forest track, under the stars and the aurora borealis, was magical. It was the highlight of the trip so far... one of the highlights of my life.

Now, I have to say that we REALLY lucked out, for two reasons:
(1) you aren't guaranteed to see aurora -- it depends on several factors, but the main one that we thought might not cooperate was the weather. The forecast had called for cloudiness that night. However, we figured the nice thing about the snowmobile ride (unlike other forms of aurora hunting) was that it would be fun on its own, to cruise around on the frozen lake and snow, even if the aurora didn't make an appearance!

(2) We also got extremely lucky that we were not stuck in a large tour group that night. In fact... we were the only ones! So, it ended up being a personal, one-on-one (well, there were 2 of us, but sharing one snowmobile) experience with Mika, who was an awesome guide: very helpful, professional, and personable. We enjoyed our time with him, and we got to chat about a few things over the tea and sausages, and he seems like a pretty great guy overall.

Now, to give some comparison: we saw the tour returning the previous night, and they had 10 snowmobiles in the group (about 20 people)! That would have been excessive and, even though I'm sure they got to see a good aurora display (which were out that night, as well), I'm glad we did not get stuck in a big group like that. I hope they try to put a cap on group sizes so that they don't get too big -- the more people there are, the more time it takes for everything: more time to get dressed and prepare (you have to gear up in the suit, boots, gloves, helmet, etc. -- all provided for you, and resulting in a warm bundle); more time to teach everybody the snowmobile safety and operating basics; more time to make sure everybody catches up, or are ready to go; more time to cook and serve the snack during the break.

Having said that, I am also extremely grateful that this company also didn't do something like cancel our tour just because there "aren't enough people"; that would have been extremely disappointing, and would be a one-star review right now instead of the rave review I am writing.

Because there were only two of us, and because I was handling the snowmobile like a champ (I had never driven one before, but had a little experience with motorcycles and scooters, and that combined with my snowboarding experience gave me enough comfort to quickly get a feel for it. Snowmobile driving is way easier than either motorcycles or snowboarding!), he said we could go farther and see some special places they don't normally do. (Last night's group went 4 km... we went about 30 km in total! I think the norm is probably somewhere between those two...)

I had been debating between this night tour or their daytime Sami sights tour (which visits sites like Ukko's Rock, the sacred island in the middle of the lake, and the old Pielpajarvi wilderness church), and ended up being lucky enough to get sort of a sampling of that tour as part of our nighttime tour!

It was cool that we got to experience both cruising across the open surface of the frozen lake, as well as some more winding tracks on the shorelines and through the trees. We visited the old wooden church from the 1700s, very serene and ghostly sitting there in the silence, under the night sky.

And I will never, ever forget when we arrived at Ukko's Rock, a large formation/island in the middle of the lake that was a Sami sacred ground and sacrificial site to Ukko (thunder god; basically their version of Thor.) Just as we arrived, the brightest aurora we had experienced so far flared up directly overhead, looking like a river. We climbed up the steps onto the hill and it looked like we were ascending into a glowing green river in heaven. Words can't even describe how it looked as it ebbed and flowed, and then sent little beams of light "raining down" out of parts of it, directly over us... even Mika seemed entranced by that one, and he's experienced them many times (but, as he said, when it's good, it's good, and in those moments even the native locals enjoy watching.)

Because of all of this, our tour actually ended up lasting a little longer than scheduled, but I'm so glad they went out of their way to make it as special and memorable as it was. (I even paid them a little extra when we got back -- I basically gave them all the money that was left in my wallet, which was only like 18 American dollars but I just felt a need to give a tip to show my gratitude for the extra time spent and above-and-beyond experience that was provided)

So many things just came together for us to make it a perfect night, so it might be unlikely that you'll be as lucky as we were, but even if you have a slightly larger group, or don't go quite as far, or maybe don't even see the aurora... if your experience is even half as good as ours was, you're in for quite a treat!
Written 4 April 2016
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ninels17
Melbourne, Australia63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
Hunting aroura by snowmobile is the way to go. At least this way you get to have an adventure regardless of the aroura outcome. Fortunately we saw the Aurora within the first 15 minutes of the tour when we were receiving our safety/driving briefing and it continued for the next 30 minutes.

We were able to take our children on the tour and they took turns on the back of the snow mobile and in the sled that sits behind the guide.

Half way through the tour we stopped while Marco, our guide, chopped wood and built a fire in a barbeque that he had towed behind his snow mobile. On the bbq he cooked sausages and heated a kettle for tea. In addition there was hot chocolate, coffee and sweet biscuits. When we were ready to head back we all got back onto our snow mobiles and started the engines. When the headlights came on we were so excited to see that we were joined by approximately 50 reindeer that had come to see what we were doing. Watching them bounce off through the snow was an added bonus that we had not expected.
Written 22 January 2017
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annngelastravels
Brisbane, Australia40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
My boyfriend and I recently spent 2 nights in the Lake Inari Mobile Cabins. While there we booked the snowmobile and husky tour with Visit Inari Safaris - it was fantastic!! We got there and got suited up into our jumpsuits and helmets then took off on the snowmobile for about a 30min ride to the husky farm. On the way a wild reindeer happened to appear and be running along side out snow mobiles, we stopped to have a quick break as our new friend watched on, just as a perfect little snow shower started, it really was perfect! Our guide let us take a few photos before we were back on our way. Once at the husky farm we were given a brief on how to use and guide the husky sleighs and then we were off!! It was such a fantastic experience! We were able to swap drivers half way so that we both got a go and driving the sleigh whist the other person sat in it as a passenger. Once we were done we were able to take photos with some of the dogs and give them a pat, they were very happy after their run. Brace yourself for the noise before you run, they get very excited and there's lots of barking, but that just got me more excited!
We then jumped on the snowmobiles for the journey back. Our guide was great, and the husky farm was a wonderful place to visit.
Written 12 March 2016
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Raihan Rafeekh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
I booked 4 activities with them, and all 4 of them were really good.
First activity was snow shoe walk in the forest at night, the beauty is not something I can explain of walking in a forest covered knee deep in snow surrounded by trees all covered in snow. The moonlight is reflected off of the snow making the place quite bright. Our guide was marco and he was very friendly, did a bit of explanations. One of the ladies with us had some diabetes problem and she couldn't move for a while, he helped her, served her some drink (which was in no way his responsibility). Had a nice night drinking hot juice and biscuits on top of the hill lying down in/on the snow looking at the night sky.

Second activity was snowmobiling with Sebastian as our guide. He is full of life and fun and makes sure everyone is driving properly, and explained well before we embarked on our safari, drove through the forests, stopped when we saw some reindeers and he explained to us their nature and how they live and etc.

Third again was snowmobiling for aurora hunting with matthi, in the night, temperatures that night was allegedly -32/-33 and riding on the snowmobile on the frozen lake inari with endlessness around us made it feel like -40. He took us to one of the many 1000s of islands on the lake and explained about the ancient believes. Guess the island was called ukka. He also took us by the island that is now a cemetery. It was bitterly cold, he took us to a cottage, made a fire to warm us down from potential freezing, served us hot berry juice, made us tea and gave us cream biscuits. Had no luck with the lights, was a very cloudy night.

Forth was aurora hunting by car guided by Pekka. We got all geared up and went to the hills, was a lucky night, got to see beautiful dancing aurora borealis in the northern sky, eastern sky and southern sky. The guide took some great photographs and promised to send it to us. We had a nice time seeing the lights. Again we were served hot berry juice.

Carlos is a very friendly guy, didn't have any programmes with him though. The ladies in the office were very accommodating, I can't quite recall their names though.

Thank you guys and will surely come back.
Written 22 January 2016
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