Join us for a guided day in the beautiful village of Inari, which is the cultural heart of the indigenous people of Lapland, the Sámi people. During our day, we’ll familiarize ourselves with the immeasurably valuable Sámi culture, enjoy delicious open fire lunch and get to experience vastness of wilderness Lake Inari.

We will visit the  Sámi museum, “Siida”, where you’ll learn a lot about the interesting history and culture of the area, its indigenous people and the surrounding nature.

After the museum, we will make a short hike to a “kota” (an open shelter with a fire place). Here, we’ll teach different ways to make a fire, prepare lunch on an open fire and enjoy a hot meal. Our guide also shares tips on how to survive during the coldest periods of the Arctic winter.

When lunch is eaten, we’ll move to harbour where we board a electric-hybrid Catamaran for a cruise to Lake Inari.

Lake Inari Cruise is an easy way to experience the biggest arctic wilderness lake in Northern Lapland. 

Lake Inari is the third largest lake in Finland and is home to over 3300 islands. The sacred Ukko Island (or Ukko’s Rock) was historically used as a Sámi sacrificial offering site right up until the 19th century. We will cruise around the island and admire the spectacular Ukko from a short distance.

After the cruise, we’ll return to Ivalo, just in time for you to enjoy a relaxing evening.

Schedule and directions:

We start at 9:00 from Xwander Nordic (address Ivalontie 12) with a car towards Inari. 

The total duration of the trip is around 8-9 h. We return to the shop between 17 and 18:00.

The trip is executed with a minimum of 2 participants.

We have a complimentary pick up service from Ivalo Area and supplemantary Nellim, Saariselkä and Kiilopää areas. Contact us ahead to book a transfer.

Know before you go

We spend most of the time outside, so please take with you windproof clothing. If you're uncertain regarding what to wear or bring, please contact us. We're happy to help you choose adequate gear, in possible rain showers we will have waterproof ponchos.

What do I need to bring?

  • Bring clothes and accessories suitable to spend whole day outside in summer conditions, suncream, sunglasses and mosquito repellent.
  • Drinks and small snacks may be a good idea 
  • Camera / phone for pictures



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