Our snowshoe walk takes you into the ancient woods along lakes and mystic mires. The forest we see belongs to the oldest forests in Lapland. First, we drive from village Inari about 20 min to our home. On the way, we can see the beautiful landscape of lake Muddus, wilderness area Muotkatunturi and river Kettujoki (weather permitting). We live near the wilderness area Muotkatunturi which is like a “second living room” to us. Our place is tranquil; we even cannot see the lights of our nearest neighbour. Upon arrival, you get to know more about our home and lifestyle in the Arctic, where bushcraft skills are part of everyday life.
During the snowshoe walk, we observe possible animal tracks and nearby feeding birds. Siberian Jay and Siberian Tit are commonly around, and with good luck, we might see even Elk and Mountain Hare during the walk. By mid-February or early March, we start looking for the first Pine Grosbeaks to return. You also learn about the importance of the snow for arctic life. Before transfer back to Inari, we enjoy an open-fire hot drink and local snacks in our kota.