We spent $1,105 on the big ticket items on the ground in Finland, and $607 getting in and out, plus a little more on snacks and dinners.
North of the Arctic Circle, Wilderness Hotel Inari sits on the banks of Lake Inari, one of the largest lakes in Finland.
In early October we traveled to Finnish Lapland to try our luck at spotting the Northern Lights on the banks of Lake Inari, a tiny town under the aurora belt.
Lapland experiences a short blaze of golden yellow fall foliage in September; by October only the evergreens are left. The mornings start off clear, but a thick gray blanket of clouds rolls in by afternoon. It’s quiet everywhere.