Nature & Wildlife Tours in Inari

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Nature & Wildlife Tours in Inari

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  • henny a
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were very impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of the couple, Arto & Terhi. The journey to the lake goes along ancient boreal forests and mire in a heated glass roof sleigh. Arto taught us the local way of winter net fishing under the ice cover. So far we’ve got a quite big Trout and 4 small white fishes. We also tried traditional ice fishing with line and rod. Before driving back we enjoy a barbecue lunch with the fishes we caught + hot coffee/tea on the frozen lake. We will never forget this amazing day we had spend with Arto at Mutusjärvi lake ❤️
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • KimdK
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting Angeli’s farm is one of the things you should do when you stay in or around Inari. It was one of the best experiences of our holiday. Listening to Anne’s stories about the life of a Sami family while walking in the beautiful forest is very special and makes you feel humble. It’s almost magical to hear that there is a group of people in Europe who still live so close to nature. She makes everyone feel welcome too. Takka Innuv Anne, also to the dogs and your beautiful reindeers :)
    Written 2 March 2024
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  • Alessandro B
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Samu is a very nice person. Super knowledgeable. With him you will do experiences you cannot do through the hotels.
    Very nice car and full equipped (chocolate, sweets and co). Thank you samu!
    Written 28 March 2024
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  • Skeddadle
    Lexington, KY124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked a package with lodging, 1/2 board, and excursions, so we had lots of experience with this company. Before our first excursion, we were issued snow suits, mittens, boots, and balaclavas. I was sure they wouldn't be able to fit me (short and stout), but they did. They also had extra wool socks, if you needed them (yours were wet, etc.). Be sure to wear long underwear and some sort of insulation layer underneath, for example, fleece top and pants. The snowsuits do have zips up the leg so you can get them on and off with boots and access your own pants pockets. They also have a couple of shallow zipper pockets on the top for your small camera or phone. We were issued a large duffle bag for our coats and other items and were told to keep the loaner stuff until our last excursion which was really helpful. In all, it took 20-30 minutes to get all the stuff and try on a couple of pairs of boots, etc.
    The guides were uniformly nice and pleasant, even when all the visitors were of different nationalities and had different needs. The excursions we did were:
    1. Reindeer sleigh ride. This one was a favorite. We were taken to a reindeer herder, bundled into a 1-2 person sleigh and then the herder led the lead reindeer on about a 2 mile route. The reindeer were strung together so no actual ability was needed. We also got to feed, but not pet, the reindeer. Afterward, we went into a traditional Sammi dwelling with a fire and had some hot berry juice and an opportunity to warm up.
    2. Aurora camp. We loaded into a sled that was pulled by a snowmobile across frozen Lake Inari to a small island (this took about 25 minutes). As soon as the guide saw the aurora, the stopped to point it out to us. Once at the island, we stopped for more photos. We went into the tent and the guide made a nice fire, cooked sausages and pancakes and we had more hot berry juice. We had a beautiful view of the aurora and the stars, but, of course, this is highly dependent on the skies. We were so, so cold though. The trip back, particularly was cold and long - couldn't feel my feet at all!
    3. Dog sledding. This excursion was very close to the reindeer area. We were taken there, given some instruction on how to stop the sled and some hand signals and then we were off. One of us sat in the sled while the other drove, then about 1/2 way, we changed positions. This was more difficult than the reindeer for sure in that we actually had to drive and watch what the sled in front of us was doing. Personally, I thought it was a lot of fun for the first 10 minutes of driving, then it was a little tiring and cold. If you have a Go Pro, this is a good place to use it because you can't take photos while you are driving. When we got back to the kennel area, we could go into a hut and sit around a fire, have more hot berry juice, and ask the dog handler questions. You could also hang around outside with the dogs some more, but it was very, very cold and the dogs were all barking and barking.
    4. Aurora hunting by car. This is a 4-hour excursion and helps you make sure you see the aurora because you can go fairly far if it is cloudy. Of course, it might be fine right in Inari, but then again, it might not, and you did travel to Finland in the winter to see them. We went 120 km before the skies cleared, but then we saw them quite clearly. This is also nice in that you have the van to warm up in, although when the aurora was really showing off, no one got inside! There was more hot berry juice, but I skipped it this time because I wasn't freezing to death.
    Overall, I was quite pleased with this company and the guides and all of their contracted people (reindeer herder, dog handler) were really great. I did book a standard package, but they let me swap the 2-hour snowshoe expedition for the reindeer experience. We met another couple who did the snowshoes and they said it was very nice as well with a hike up to the top of a mountain. The other perk of the package was that they provided transportation between the airport in Ivalo and Inari and they picked us up and dropped us off at the Holiday Village. If you are staying at Hotel Inari, it is right next to the office.
    Written 18 December 2023
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  • Ewa K
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I heard about this tour from other guests at the hotel and was told that I have more chance to see the northern lights with him, because he is a local person who drives around the area and beyond to make sure you'll find the lights.
    Of course all depend on the weather, but if there is a chance of Northern lights somewhere 50 km away from your hotel he will take you there.
    You can tell that this job is his passion and he is very knowledgable on the subject.
    We did a numer of stops if different places to find the best view.
    He takes pictures with his profesional camera and will email them to you. (Phones don't do that well)
    I highly recommend! He's the best man for the job.
    Written 4 December 2021
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  • FamilyEUropeans
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very enjoyable but tiring experience. Beautiful views. Enthusiastic dogs who fortunately know which way to go. Winter clothing not provided so wrap up well especially the passengers.
    Written 12 January 2024
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  • MikeHindley
    Sydney, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great adventure with Jussi and found his relaxed and outgoing personality a lot of fun. He had a great knowledge of the area and the best hidden spots. We all prepared a delicious meal with fresh fish over the fire and were lucky enough to see some lights. If you are up for an adventure and to want a guide who will do what he can to deliver the view..Jussi is the guy.
    Written 12 January 2019
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  • Toine
    Maastricht, The Netherlands3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When you visit Inari, ice fishing with Kala Ukko is a must-do!

    Jarmo, the local Sami guide, provided a full private experience:
    Pulling out the fishing nets, drilling our own fishing hole and trying to catch some (more) fish by rodfishing, while Jarmo amazed us with all kind of Sami culture stories.
    Also, Jarmo created a fire on the ice, in order to prepare our lunch, served with warm drinks.
    We were lucky to catch a couple of fish, which Jarmo prepared as lunch as well!

    We had such an amazing and really fun day on the ice. We can only strongly recommend you to have this same experience!
    Written 3 February 2022
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