This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Inari. To help you make friends with Inari before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Inari, Finland, is an arctic oasis in the northernmost part of Finnish Lapland, a notably large but sparsely populated municipality with approximately four thousand inhabitants. It is an important center of Sami culture and home to the beautiful Lake Inari, the freezing period of which extends to early June.
As Inari is more a region than a city, it includes such villages as Saariselkä, Ivalo, Nellim, Kaamanen, Lemmenjoki, and Sevettijärvi. Saariselkä is famous for its skiing resort; Lemmenjoki National Park and Urho Kekkonen National Park, both partly located in Inari, are well known among hikers.
Inari is one of the most northern holiday resorts in Europe. Its magic, however, is somewhat unique -- Ivalo is a fantastic combination of wild nature and Sami culture. Nature north of the Arctic Circle is breathtakingly pristine and allows many kind of experiences from short kayaking trips to overnight animal-spotting trips and multi-day hikes in the wilderness, both summer and winter.
Getting to Inari is quite straightforward, but often pricy. The Inari region is served with an airport, which is located in Ivalo. The airport is connected to the main Inari village with public transportation. Apart from flying, Inari can also be reached by regular buses from Rovaniemi, a transportation hub of Northern Finland.
There is plenty of accommodation choices in Inari, but none of them is really budget friendly, especially for a solo traveler. However, there are several good Inari, Finland hostels spotted all around the area, as well as high-quality hotels, cottages, and villas. If your party consists of more than two people traveling together, renting a cottage or villa might be the best option.
Hostels in Inari, Finland, are generally praised for their cleanliness and friendly staff, so the choice can be solely based on location and personal preferences. It is strongly recommended to book an Inari, Finland hostel well in advance.
Written by local enthusiast for Inari hostelsLotta Kauppi