Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
TripAdvisor Reviews Kultahippu Hotel & Restaurant Ivalo
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... The polar and brown bears were the show stealers. They were entertaining, put on a a show, swimming etc, I could have stayed there for several hours.Another favorite were the owls.
Back into town to pick up the ones who didn't want to do the tour and a quick bite. Back on the bus for another trip heading further north. We went through birch forests and large lakes where a lot of Finns have their summer holiday ...
... The polar bear in particular put on a real show breaking icy waters in her pond to retrieve carrots - a real show girl.
Another star was the brown bear who sat on her bottom and held her feet rocking.... the wolves quickly lost interest when they realised the keeper only had carrots and bread and the wolverine (who didn't look like Hugh Jackman) dug up an old smelly carcass and were far more interested in that than the a lousy carrot. Best tour of a wild life ...
... evening, going for the more expensive menu option (most of us had for our mains 'reindeer in its’ pasture’; reindeer steak, fried caribou moss sprinkled with lingonberry powder, potatoes with birch leaves – delicious). It had been a lovely few days in Inari, but we were now looking forward very much to tomorrow, when we would drive as far north as possible in Europe, up to the North Cape at ...
... plenty of time to board the powered catamaran that was to take us out. The main focus for the trip was the island of Ukonsaari, about 50 minutes out into Lake Inari, which is itself pretty magnificent, 1040 km sq and interestingly, the home of Serafina Pekkala, the witch from Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ book series. Ukonsaari is unlike the other islands in the lake, of which there are reputedly 3000 or more, in that it is higher and steeper and ...
... they’d done 1100km in the last couple of days – think of all the flies they must have swallowed!
The hotel was wonderfully situated, right on the banks of the river Juutuanjoki, a fast-flowing wide river with rapids just nearby. Moreover, Julie and I, thanks to the generosity of the others, had the best room, including a sauna(!) and with lovely views. With that, all that remained to be done was have dinner (excellent) and then retire to bed, post nightcap, of ...