Because Inari is located 300 km north of the Arctic Circle, there is Midnight Sun from late May to late July. The last ice from Lake Inari disappears at the end of May. Even in July, the average temperature is only about 17°C. Sometimes, like in summer 2018, there are long periods of hot weather, when temperatures can even reach +30 degrees Celsius.
In autumn trees and shrubs are full of bright colours.
Inari is a great place to observe northern lights, auroras. In wintertime the polar night("kaamos") lasts from late November til the first week of January. At that time there are beautiful shades of pink and blue colours in the sky, and the nature is incredibly beautiful. During sunny spring the snowy scenery is full of bright sunlight.
Inari is the biggest municipality in Finland by area. Information about Inari Municipality: - Established in 1876 - Finland´s largest municipality; total area 17,334 km2 - Protected areas: 10,948 km2 (72.2 % of the land area) - Population 6874 (31.12.2017) - Borders Norway and Russia - Main industries: tourism, cold climate testing, forestry, reindeer husbandry, fishing - Four official languages; Finnish, North Sámi, Inari Sámi and Skolt Sámi - The biggest villages in Inari municipality are Ivalo, Inari, Saariselkä, Kaamanen, Nellim, Lemmenjoki, Sevettijärvi and Näätämö
The nearest airport is in Ivalo. There is a bus connection between Ivalo Airport and Inari village through Ivalo. You can find links to timetables and information about bus connections, rental cars, taxis and charter bus services on the municipal website. By car, the easiest way to get from southern Finland is by car train to Rovaniemi. Inari lies along road E75, but it's over 15 hours by bus from Helsinki.
The lake is ideal for fishing and canoeing: you are alone and will not meet any person for weeks. The landscape is very nice because of the islands, but there are lots of mosquitoes. Excursions can be booked and canoes and bikes can be rented from Inari Event Lapland, the safari shop next to Hotel Inari. There are also opportunities for horse riding and sleigh riding with huskies, depending on the season.
There are two supermarkets and a gas station in the city centre. The K-Market also serves as post office and pharmacy. Several dedicated souvenir shops are located along the main road (E75).