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Inari

Charm by the shores of Lake Inarijärvi

Inari invites you to explore the beauty of Lapland! Inari is one of the most enchanting places in Finnish Lapland, hiding breathtaking nature and a rich cultural heritage. Deep in the Lapland wilderness, the mystical Inari offers authentic Lappish life throughout the year. Dominating the Inari region is the magnificent Lake Inarijärvi, the third largest lake in Finland. Throughout history, this vast lake has connected the region’s inhabitants and traditions, serving as a proud landmark. Inari is also renowned for its reindeer herding, and the thriving reindeer economy is an integral part of the local culture.

The beauty of Inari is unparalleled: the surrounding enchanting fells, forests, and lakes provide a unique environment for both adventures and relaxation. The diverse terrain creates perfect conditions for various sports, deeply intertwined with the region’s culture and traditions. In winter, Inari comes alive under a blanket of snow, offering activities ranging from snowshoeing and skiing to snowmobiling and Northern Lights hunting. In the summer, the many lakes of Inari beckon for scenic cruises in the embrace of fresh, clean air. In the fall, the mushroom forests call on foragers to gather nature’s delicious treasures.

Cradle of Sámi Culture

For culture enthusiasts, Inari offers the opportunity to explore the traditional lifestyle and craftsmanship of the Sámi people, for example, at the Sámi Museum and Nature Center Siida or the Sámi Cultural Center Sajos in Inari. The municipality is often referred to as the heart of Sámi culture. In addition, among the area’s most popular attractions are the Inari Sámi Church, Otsamo Fell, and Jäniskoski rapids.

Feel the authentic atmosphere of Inari inviting you to explore the unique beauty and traditions of Lapland. Here, northern nature and culture blend together, creating unforgettable moments. Welcome to Inari – a place where the traditional magic of Lapland comes to life!

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Available experiences

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  • Snowmobile safari

    Lapland's picturesque and versatile landscapes offer a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the winter nature on the back of a snowmobile. The wilderness, snowy forests and lakes offer wonderful routes and adventures for these safaris. Join the ride through Hilla Villas!

  • Reindeer ride

    Enjoy a quiet and magical reindeer ride with local reindeer herders through Hilla Villas. This unique experience combines nature, culture and top service. Each ride is individually designed according to the traveler's wishes. 

  • Ice swimming

    The frozen lakes of Lapland create the perfect setting for ice swimming combined with the warmth of the Finnish sauna. This thrilling and invigorating experience allows you to connect with Arctic nature in its purest form. The refreshing water offer a unique opportunity to test your resilience while marvelling at the beautiful winter scenery in the unique silence of Lapland. Take a plunge into the icy waters through Hilla Villas!

  • Shaman

    Experience a deep connection to the traditions of Lapland in a shamanic ceremony through Hilla Villas. Local shamans share their wisdom and lead you on a journey full of mysticism and spirituality. High-quality service and respect for traditions are at the center of this experience.

  • Palju – Arctic hot tub

    Palju is a traditional, old-fashioned wooden outdoor hot tub. Enjoying the wood-heated Finnish palju during brisk winter evenings warms both the body and the soul. Marvel at the starry sky in the embrace of the steamy water surrounded by the Arctic air. Through Hilla Villas, you can experience the traditional combination of the Finnish sauna and palju with friends or family, savouring the authentic Lapland atmosphere!

  • Private chef

    Welcome to indulge in a luxury culinary experience in a high-class Lappish milieu! Professional chefs will tailor a delicious menu according to your desires. Whether you are on a romantic getaway for two, embarking on a family adventure or enjoying Lapland with friends, elevate your vacation to the next level. Let our local partners pamper your taste buds with this unforgettable experience! 

  • Husky safari

    Come and enjoy the excitement of a husky safari together with our local husky farmers. You will get the best possible experience that is both safe and ecologically sustainable. These local small entrepreneurs offer personal guidance and high-quality service.

  • Snowshoeing

    Feel the magic of winter while snowshoeing in the fells! Connect with nature, discover hidden treasures, and enjoy the tranquility of the wilderness. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced adventurer, our skilled guides will lead you on an unforgettable journey while sharing stories of Lapland's rich culture and the secrets of its wild nature. Immerse yourself in this winter wonderland in collaboration with our local snowshoeing professionals! 

  • Alpine skiing

    Feel the thrill of Alpine skiing in the ski resorts of Lapland surrounded by the snowy landscapes! Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced professional, the mesmerizing fells offer everyone a perfect chance to ski in world-class surroundings. Start from the top and take in the beauty of Lapland or try this exciting winter sports in an easier slope. You won't want to miss out on this experience!

  • Ski trails

    Explore the breathtaking scenery of Lapland while skiing! Lapland offers wonderful snow-covered ski trails, perfect for both beginners and seasoned cross-country skiers. Glide through the enchanting silence in the fells surrounded by the magical Northern Lights. With well-maintained and versatile trails, Lapland is a one-of-a-kind skiing paradise. Put on your skis and go on a skiing adventure in this winter wonderland!

  • Northern Lights

    Admiring the Northern Lights is an experience that will live in your heart forever. Hilla Villas helps you arrange individual tours with local experts. These professionals know the best spots and times to catch the Northern Lights, while offering a high level of service and comfort.

  • Ski touring

    Have you ever tried this exciting winter sport that combines skiing with untracked snowy terrain in breathtaking Lapland? Ski touring allows you to explore the fells beyond marked trails and go further in the backcountry for an unforgettable adventure! If you are an experienced alpine skier and want to try something a little more extreme, join this thrilling adventure with Hilla Villas' local partners!

  • Fishing

    Go on a fishing trip with local fishing guides through Hilla Villas. No one knows the waterways better than these locals who also offer tools and tips for a fresh catch. High-quality service and sustainable fishing practices guarantee a great day on the water.