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Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge in Finland

  • Simple, comfortable accommodation in a rural setting
  • Warm,friendly welcome
  • Restaurant serving authentic Lappish cuisine
  • Daytime snacks from the on-site cafe
  • Riverside sauna

Hotel Facilities

One of the best features of the Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge is its riverside sauna, which lets guests really get into the traditional Finnish spirit. In the evening, they can sit back and let the heat wash away their cares. At the lodge’s restaurant, food lovers can enjoy tasting all the delicious flavours of Finland with authentic Lappish cuisine that fuses nature’s freshest ingredients. For lighter snacks, there are soups and pancakes available at the café, which is a particularly welcoming retreat from the cold.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Car parking
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Concierge
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Dinner
  • Lobby
  • English speaking staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Wi-Fi internet access in public areas

A Rustic Retreat in a Magical Setting

This rural accommodation embodies the traditional Lappish style and manages to blend fluently with its natural surroundings. The simple yet comfortable interior of the Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge greets guests with a warm welcome and invites them to relax after a day spent in the snow. Its modest façade reflects the owners’ desire to place the emphasis of a stay here on the remote, pristine environment. In winter, the drive leading to the lodge is embraced by snow-covered trees, which creates an enchanting backdrop that lures you into the delightful wonderland.

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Your Hosts

Jouko and Mari Lappalainen have built an enviable reputation Lapland (North of Finland) over recent years. As the popularity of their resorts has increased they have put together an experienced team of guides; and this combined with the resorts' remote location makes these the perfect bases for the full range of Lapland's finest experiences, including; snowmobiling, dog-sledding, reindeer sledding and northern lights hunting. The welcoming ambience they have created in this resort (and the sister resort at Nellim), makes it a firm favourite with all their guests.


The Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge nestles in the heart of Finland’s untouched countryside, among the Saariselkä fells in Kakslauttanen. For anyone wanting to experience the great outdoors, this is the ideal place to stay, as the endless snowy tracks are perfect for skiing, snowmobiling and husky sledding. Because of the northerly location of the Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge and the lack of light pollution, there are many opportunities to spot the Northern Lights between September and March. The nearest airport to the lodge is just a 40 minute drive away and there are also transport links to Rovaniemi, home to the magical Santa Village.

Cabins and Apartments

There is a wide range of accommodation available at Muotkan Maja, catering for all types of traveller. The Log Cabins and Apartments are in traditional buildings (often in a traditional kelo log style) giving guests a real taste of the cosy and rustic charm of Northern Finland. The finest accommodation at this resort is undoubtedly the newly built log cabins. With the large north facing panoramic windows (8m2 in size!), they allow stunning views of the picturesque rural Lapland landscapes by day and unparalleled views of the Arctic sky at night, where the Aurora Borealis gracefully decorates the polar inky black canvas with hues of green, purple and white.

Aurora Kotas

For those not staying in one of the newer Log Cabins, Muotkan Maja boasts an alternative contemporary designer "Aurora Kota". The kota is a traditional  Lappish building, with a conical shape, specially adapted to the difficult Arctic climate. These 21st century alternatives have been specially adapted by turning a portion of the conical roof into a viewing window by making them out of glass!. The views in these comfy cabins are perfect for all Aurora Hunters. Taking upto four people and equipped with private facilities (including saunas and showers), these Aurora Kotas are popular with romantic couples but also suitable for small families too. Availability of these popular cabins is always very limited but it's perfect for adventurers looking to spend a night sleeping somewhere "out of the ordinary"!

Hotel Rooms

At Muotkan Maja Wilderness Lodge, the focus is placed on its picturesque location, however, the rooms are adequately and comfortably furnished to ensure guests have a relaxed stay. Several of the 11 rooms present visitors with beautiful views of the enveloping forest, bringing them closer to the wildlife and nature of Finland.

  • Bathrobes
  • Colour television (with satellite)
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Complimentary tea/coffee is available from the hotel restaurant during the day

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