Aurora Cabins and Kotas
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Auora Cabins and Aurora Kotas are the latest in Northern Lights accommodation at Muotka Maja Wilderness Lodge and Nellim Wilderness Hotel, two of our very best destinations. Specially created by managers Jouko and Mari Lappalainen, they are innovative and homely options to include in your itinerary.
Both are similar in design, however, an Aurora cabin is slightly larger than an Aurora kota. A 'Kota' is a traditional tent of the Sámi – Finland’s indigenous people, who have herded their reindeer through its lands since time immemorial. The roof shape of the Aurora Kotas and Aurora Cabins pays tribute to this heritage, while their main structure reflects the architecture of a modern cabin.
A section of glass extends over the sleeping area, providing you with a superb view of the shimmering Nordic sky allowing you to watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed. Upgrade to stay in one of these during your holiday and you will spend a night in style; with Nature’s very own atmospheric show unfolding before your very eyes.About Aurora Cabins and Kotas
Aurora Cabins at Muotka
After immersing yourself in the enchanting wilderness that surrounds Muotka, the stylish warmth of an Aurora Cabin is the perfect way to bring the day to a close. Prepare yourself to watch the Northern Lights at total ease: the spacious Aurora Cabins of Muotka Maja Wilderness Lodge come with a cosy double bed, an ensuite shower room and private sauna.
You will be able to get fully refreshed after a day on the snow before sliding into bed as the night-time display begins. Calm lighting in the Aurora Cabins enhances the overall mood without affecting your viewing experience. Lie back and take it all in without having to move anywhere, all the while, looking forward to the activities that lie ahead.
Muotka's Aurora Cabins are all 25m² and are situated only a short distance from the hotel's reception and restaurant area.
Aurora Kota's at Nellim
Those looking for a more 'back to basics' Northern Lights Kota experience, should definitely consider the Aurora Kotas at Nellim. They offer a 18m2 space with a pleasantly decorated interior, a double bed and space for an extra single.
In keeping with their outdoor feel and location, the Aurora Kotas have been designed with the external surroundings in mind. Soft lighting fills the inside without interfering with the natural Aurora lighting outside.
While running water is not available in the Kotas, each contains an inventive ‘eco-toilet’ for sustainable waste removal and a small sink. As a result, Nellim’s Aurora Kotas are not only pioneering but are also an environmentally-friendly place to stay.
At Nellim there are also two Aurora Cabins which do have a shower and are slightly larger at approximately 29m2.