AT Nature is a small family-run business offering outdoor activities and accommodation next to Muotkatunturi wilderness area in the midst of ancient boreal forests and mires. Lemmenjoki National Park is also close by.
Our work and pastimes have focused on Lapland and its nature for over 15 years. The mission of AT Nature is to offer our visitors information about Arctic nature and outdoor experiences.
On our excursions led by a local biologist, we introduce groups of one to six people to Lapland’s nature. The nature excursions also create wellbeing and help our visitors recover from their hectic everyday lives.
Accommodation is available in our modern Lapin Tintti eco-cabin. This log cabin was built in a private setting on a small forest lake by a local craftsman in 2019. The main room has a stove, and the large north-facing windows are ideal for watching the Aurora Borealis. The cabin has a sleeping loft and a sofa bed in the main room. Also kitchenette, sauna with wood-burning stove, shower and composting toilet. Electricity is produced with solar power. An accessible hut and outdoor toilet are also at our visitors’ disposal. Out of consideration for customers with allergies, pets are not allowed.
In our meal services and picnic lunches, organic and local foods make up around 80% of the ingredients. For main meals we serve local game, fish, mushrooms or berries that we have caught or picked ourselves, or bought from our neighbours. We use Finnish organic products as a first preference. We also offer vegetarian and vegan menus, and meals free from gluten, lactose, wheat, meat or fish. A special dinner in the hut is available for pre-booked guests.
Our services are ideal for nature lovers and photographers, as a variety of habitats can be found close by the cabin: not only centuries-old pine forests but also forest ponds, mires and woods with young conifers. Such birds as the Siberian tit, Siberian jay and pine grosbeak can be spotted at feeders. This environment free from light pollution is also perfect for photographing the night sky and Aurora Borealis.
Our guided excursions for pre-booked visitors include:
In winter, we offer rides in a sleigh pulled by a snowmobile (four-stroke engine). The sleigh has seating for eight, including two wheelchairs, as we also wish to make outdoor experiences accessible for people with restricted mobility.
Our other excursions will take you hiking, snowshoeing, walking or paddling. We also organise nature trips to Finnmark in Norway. Those interested in crafts can visit local craftspeople.
Other activities offered by us or in the local area:
ARTO has over 15 years of experience as an expert of nature conservation. As part of his work, he has completed nature surveys in all National Parks and nature reserves in Lapland as well as in wilderness areas. Arto specialises in fell habitats and endangered plants and has participated in Arctic fox den surveys and large carnivore counts.
He also likes to spend his free time fishing and hunting in the wilderness. In the spring, his birdwatching hobby takes him away from home all the way to the Norwegian coast.
TERHI has worked in the tourism industry for over 20 years, first as a guide and tour leader around the world, and later as a tour manager and product expert. Now she is the jack-of-all trades and managing director of the family business.
Terhi is also a biology and geography teacher. Her interests include outdoor activities, marathon running, cycling, dogs, fishing and diving.
The couple’s constant companion is HISKI, a Nordic Spitz trained as a hunting dog, in addition to which Hiski participates in animal-assisted activities. He has also worked as a library dog at the Sámi Library of Inari.
AT Nature is located near Tirro village at a 20 minutes’ drive from Inari village.
Open: round the year.