Northern Lights Holidays to Muotka

Muotka is a tiny destination, deep in the heart of Taiga Forest off the Eastern Saariselka Fells that border North East Finland up to the Russian border. It resides at 300km north of the Arctic Circle, ensuring idyllic winter conditions and a vast Aurora potential.

To reach the Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge you will travel along a scenic remote road that in winter is a fantast snow-topped wonderland, with frosted trees and fells lining the route. The lodge sits isolated in this beautiful wilderness so this is the ideal location if you are looking to really escape everything and hide out in this arctic idyll.

The remoteness of Muotka has given the location an enviable Northern Lights reputation; with the lack of light pollution ensuring great visibility of the Arctic sky should it alight with the billowing clouds and curtains of the Aurora Borealis. The Lodge provides a range of activities to enhance your prospects such as Aurora hunts via snowmobile or snowshoe, but here at Muotka, there is every chance that should the Northern Lights be displayed all you will need to do is take a step outside the hotel and look up at the sky.

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The lodge’s location borders the Urho Kekkonen National Park, one of the largest protected areas in Finland and named after a former Prime Minister. The park is a vast stretch of untouched wilderness with broad mires, wild forests and rolling fells. The park is also steeped in Sámi culture and history, with evidence of human habitation here dating back some 3000 years as herds of wild reindeer brought hunters and settlers.

Today the bordering park region is the ideal spot to enjoy activities such as snowmobiling, husky sledding and cross-country skiing. Muotka have a range of activities to suit everyone with daytime activities designed for you to explore this inviting Arctic landscape and evening activities to seek out the Northern Lights in all their colourful and glowing glory.

Image credit: Jouko Lappalainen & Markku Inkila

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The Aurora Zone was born out of our love of all things wintery. We were already regular visitors to the likes of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland thanks to a fascination with winter activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and the Scandinavian way of life. Many of our visits coincided with sightings of the Northern Lights and The Aurora Zone was born from a desire to share Mother Nature’s greatest wonder with as many people as possible. We have all been held in the Aurora’s thrall and our mission is to do our very best to ensure that our clients can experience that magical moment on their Northern Lights holiday.

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