Photo by: Pertti Turunen
Inari, located in Northern parts of Lapland, is a small town known for its deep connection to the Sami culture, the indigenous people of the region, who have inhabited these lands for centuries. Their rich traditions, fascinating folklore, and close relationship with nature are woven into the core of Inari. Surrounded by untouched wilderness, great lakes, and majestic fells, it also invites visitors to embark on a journey of discovery and explore the Nordic landscapes.
Inari is a great place to enjoy various winter activities such as, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, husky farms and of course Northern light hunting. As it’s the home of many lakes, Inari is a favored spot to try ice fishing, an age-old tradition. With the rich Sami culture still beating, when visiting Inari you can join on a wintery tour through the historical sights, learn Sami handicraft and even discover what a day in a true reindeer herders life looks like. Inari is home to the iconic Sámi Museum Siida, a cultural institution that showcases the vibrant heritage of the Sami people. The museum offers a captivating glimpse into the history, art, and way of life of this indigenous community. Inari is an exceptional place to intertwine culture with famous winter activities, making them ever so meaningful.
In the summer months, Inari transforms into a true playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Its countless serene lakes, give visitors a chance to partake in activities such as fishing, boating, and canoeing. It is home to the expansive Lake Inari, which is one of the largest in Finland. With its vast wilderness and national parks, including the Lemmenjoki National Park, visitors can immerse themselves in the untouched beauty of Lapland. Whether it's hiking along scenic trails, encountering reindeer in their natural habitat, or simply reveling in the tranquility of the surroundings, Inari offers a truly unforgettable summer experience.
GETTING TO INARI
Getting to Inari is relatively easy as it's only 50km from the Ivalo airport. You can either fly to Ivalo and hop on a shuttle bus to Inari or make your way to Rovaniemi and either drive yourself or take a 5h bus to the final destination. Along the way you can admire the gorgeous changing Lapland landscapes.
From hotels to cottages and luxurious villas, Inari offers a variety of accommodation options suitable for all price ranges and inquiries.
Inari is a very small village in the middle of rugged Lapland wilderness, yet it has all necessary amenities: grocery stores, a petrol station, and an ATM. It is good to note that there are not many restaurants or bars around, which on the other hand brings people closer together while visiting Inari.