The beauty is breathtakingA review of Muotka - Tailor Made by Yvonne & Alan27 March 2017
We have just returned from 4 days in the Muotka Lodge. We were not sure whether to book Nellim or Muotka but decided that as we wanted the real Lappish feeling, we had to go to the lodge that was less touristic and quieter. We booked 2 nights in a log cabin and the last night in the Aurora bubble. It first looked like we were not able to see any Aurora lights because of the weather, but we have seen some activity each night. Upon arrival, we were booked on an Aurora camp which takes you in a little car behind a snowmobile into a small open space. There is a tepee there and a little place to keep warm. It was clouded but we did some activity. However, what nobody ever tells you is that most Aurora lights come in white and that you can see the colours by using a camera only*. It was a pleasant surprise and with -5 it was not cold. Muotka provides you with all that you need in the cold: a balaclava, helmet, mittens, socks, shoes and a proper suit. You can keep these during your entire stay. The log cabin was fantastic. Incredibly quiet, warm and a huge window to see the nature around you. There is a little sauna and a place to light a fire, but we didn't need the extra warmth. Wi-Fi is only to be found in the restaurant/reception area, but if you really want to enjoy this Lapland experience you should do without Wi-Fi anyway in my opinion. The Aurora bubble was something that I would only recommend for one night. It is something special, but as the room is much smaller I would not stay there any longer. The bubble is to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lie in your bed and look up at the sky and see the stars and if you're lucky some Polar lights as well. We had snow all day long, but after going to bed I realised that I saw some stars and yes there they were, the lights were there for about 20 mins. The food at the Muotka lodge is simple but oh, so tasty. It is buffet style, but local food and there is always a fish dish and a meat dish with vegetables and some sort of potato dish. On top of that, there are salads, bread and there is a little bar to purchase a beer or some wine. The guides at the lodges are all extremely nice and knowledgeable. The second day we went Aurora hunting with the car and although we were told we didn't need to dress in the thermal clothing we were glad we did as the temp dropped to -22C. Please do not forget to pack the thermal boots! We had forgotten those and after standing outside looking at the lights you will get cold feet. On the third day, we went for a snowmobile trip during the day. We were only with 5 scooters and sitting in the back is rather comfortable. Again the guides were very good and kept us safe. The beauty is breathtaking and we ended up on a hill where I think the feel temp must have hit -40C! Brrr... but again the clothing kept us warm. We had a lovely simple warm lunch where they were keeping reindeer and we went back to the lodge. It was a very impressing experience. On day four we sadly had to leave again, but being in Finnish Lapland we finally had some time to think about things and about life in general. We had a lot of fun in Muotka and would certainly recommend going there. The Aurora Zone people have been very easy to deal with and very helpful. I would only want to say that if you can, spend a bit more money for at least the log cabin as it is certainly worth it. * Hi Yvonne and Alan - we would like to comment that the colour of the Aurora to the naked eye is predominantly green - in fact, white Auroras are very rare and are generally the result of weak geomagnetic activity. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful trip! The Aurora Zone team
Couldn't fault it at allA review of Nellim - Aurora in the Wild by Alison and Andrew Whiteley04 March 2017
Dan, our rep, was fantastic - he was attentive without being intrusive. Really helpful, would his best to accommodate the group's requests. Snowmobile safari - guide Lamu was very knowledgeable, and funny! The setting was fantastic - couldn't fault it at all.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend your companyA review of Muotka - Northern Lights Adventure by Stuart and Sarah Niman01 March 2017
We chose your company because we wanted to see the Northern Lights we believed you would give us the best chance of seeing it, it turns out we were right, how much of that was location or luck we will never know, but if any of our friends say they want to see the northern lights I wouldn't hesitate but to recommend your company.
The pace was just rightA review of Nellim - Aurora Quest by Malcolm & Elizabeth Turner01 March 2017
A fantastic experience in a fabulous location. The accommodation was wonderful and the local guides were superb. We thoroughly enjoyed all the activities in our Aurora Quest package.
Overall a fantastic holidayA review of Abisko - Arctic Auroras by David & Sarah Yules27 February 2017
Overall a fantastic holiday which I would (already have) recommend to anybody.