Over a six-month period from late October to early June, Lake Inarijärvi is covered by ice. In early June the cleanest lake in Finland is freed of its ice and the cruises can begin. The cosy catamaran with its electric motors, M/S Inari, cruises Lake Inari until late September. The cruises last about two hours and make for the island of Ukonsaari some 11 km from the parish village of Inari. Ukonkivi used to be a holy sacrificial place for the Sami and is still the most renowned island of Lake Inarijärvi.

From the island of Ukonsaari, the cruise starts towards the parish village of Inari along an old post route. This route emcompasses the island of Hautuumaasaari and Pielpavuono, where the standard cruise makes a stop. From there one can hike the 7-kilometres back to Inari. While hiking, it is worth stopping at the wilderness church of Pielpajärvi, dating back to 1760, which is three kilometres from the harbour.

A cruise on the beautiful Lake Inarijärvi or the scenery of the Lemmenjoki National Park is like travelling into the ancient past.

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