Lake Inari, the third largest in Finland and the largest in the Sápmi region, is a vast body of water with over 1,000 km² surface. The area is not only home to local fish species such as trout, lake salmon, Arctic char, white fish, grayling, perch and pike, but also some 3,000 islands. Of those, Hävdieennâmsuálui or "Graveyard Island" and Äijih or “Ukko’s stone” remain best-known – particularly the latter, which is known as a historical sacrificial site for the Sámi people.
Daily trips to the lake are widely available through tour operators. Electric-hybrid catamaran rides are recommended as one of the easiest and gentle ways of taking in the summery scenery of the lake. A unique way of getting to know the waterways in the winter is by spending a night in a floating Aurora hut. This intimate experience is offered by the boutique chain, Wilderness Inari, and brings visitors closer to an outdoor experience than ever before – without leaving a trace on the surrounding nature. The eco huts are equipped with double beds and incredible views of the northern sky – and hopefully, the Northern Lights.