Lake Inari

Overnight on lake ice

This is how it goes

Base camp is near Inari village by Lake Inari. There you can join activities, enjoy famous sauna and local dinner by open fire or just rest in your cabin before night on the lake. Main building facilities are available as well: shared kitchen, dining room, living room, showers and restrooms.

At 8-9pm the guide toes the cabins by snowmobile about 1,5km to the lake ice. You are inside your cabin during moving.

Then overnight on lake ice!


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Northern lights are seen about 90% of the nights in September-April. About 50% of nights are cloudy...but normally not cloudy all night so be patient :-)


At 8-9am (or earlier if you wish) the guide starts to toe the cabins back to the base camp there you can wash up and enjoy breakfast by fire place.


Safety on ice

In the past years the safe ice-season has started:

in 2014 on 15th November

in 2015 on 6th December

in 2016 on 20th November

in 2017 on 22nd November

in 2018 on 25th November

in 2019 on 31st October

in 2020 on 1st December.

Ice stays safe at least until mid-April. Safe means more than 20cm clear ice.


If the weather forecast is below -30 degrees with wind chill or wind forecast is too hard then the cabins will be shorter time on lake ice, stay nearer than 1,5km or stay at the base camp. It happens a couple of times / season that lasts about 140 nights. At base camp there is same chance to see the northern lights and often they are seen already before 8pm and moving to the lake ice. In Christmas time when daylight is short it may be possible to see northern lights between 3pm and 9am. In March the time is about between 9pm and 3am. Average temperature in winter is -13 degrees celcius.

Warmly welcome to Inari,

The story
I used to ski on Lake Inari ice in the evenings. It was quiet, spacious and cold. With clear weather the northern lights were wide and amazing. I often wanted to stay longer but as often was it very cold. Then I got the idea of building up a small portable cabin for my own purpose. I could move it to the lake ice and enjoy its atmosphere comfortably. Soon after in the spring 2013 I started to build up the prototype, cabin nr 1. Now there are 8 unique cabins.
Esko, founder

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