Summer tour in arctic wilderness

Credits: Harri Tarvainen

Starting Point: Inari
3-4 days

Journey: Summer tour in arctic wilderness

This journey takes you on a tour in the arctic wilderness of Lapland. During this journey, you will experience arctic summer like never before from nightless nights to nature activities. We start the journey in Inari, known for its majestic and beautiful nature as well as Sámi history and culture. The easiest way to take this journey is by car.
Sámi Museum Siida stores, researches and showcases Finland’s Sámi culture. Siida's Open-Air Museum has much to view. The museum area’s trail is approximately 800-metres-long and in the shape of a reindeer herder’s lasso. Along the trail visitors can view around 50 buildings and structures, which are grouped by their cultural area and their intended use.
Inarijärven maisema Ukonsaarelta

Lake Inari

The beautifully rugged wilderness lake of Inari, or Inarijärvi in Finnish, is the third largest and the second deepest lake in Finland. During the summer season that kicks off in June, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy Lake Inari via a boat cruise – also under the Midnight Sun!

Travel tip:

From Inari, we suggest continuing this journey south to Saariselkä. The car ride takes about an hour. Saariselkä is Europe’s northernmost outdoor resort, located 250 kilometres North of the Arctic Circle.

Travel tip:

With an amethyst (hopefully!) in your pocket, it's time to head to our final destination on this journey: Ruka-Kuusamo. Ruka is the home to one of the most popular ski resorts in Finland and a year-round destination for lovers of the outdoors. Near Kuusamo, you will find two national parks to explore: Hossa and Oulanka.

Accommodation and restaurants along the way

Bird-eye view of Star Arctic Hotel

Star Arctic Hotel Accommodations