Nellim Wilderness Hotel


In a beautiful wilderness location in Finnish Lapland, on the shores of Lake Inari, the hotel has a warm atmosphere and offers hotel rooms, apartments, traditional log cabins and log suites. It has been lovingly restored and developed into a fantastic resort catering superbly for couples, friends and families for a authentic winter break.

There is a main building housing the cosy lounge area, restaurant, bar and sauna, which have been hand crafted by the owners Jouko and Mari, and together with their staff  they provide a friendly and personal service. They offer inclusive packages with accommodation, full board and different activities throughout the winter season and available for 3, 4 and 7 night durations. Please refer to the Nellim Wilderness Adventure holiday section for details.

Many of the room types have their own private sauna, and there is one located in the main building for guests to use. Private 1 hour sessions can be booked at the Reception.

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Rooms and Arctic Suites

The different accommodation includes the following options:

Hotel rooms:

Wilderness Rooms: (capacity 1-4 people) each is furnished in a modern Lappish wilderness style with private facilities. Some rooms are larger and can take extra beds for children.  Wilderness rooms are situated in the main building and a separate building a short walk away.

nellim wilderness hotel room

Superior rooms: (capacity 2 people) these new rooms are more modern in style and larger than the normal hotel rooms, and situated in a separate building near the main hotel building.

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Arctic Suites: (capacity 3-6 people) these vary in size with either 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, some with a sofa bed for additional beds and are more suited for families. The larger 3 bedroom apartment has its own sauna and the 2 bedroom apartment has a sauna and Jacuzzi.  The apartment building is around 40 metres from the main building.

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Cabins and Aurora Accommodation


Cabins Lusma and Nuora: (capacity 2-4 people) these two independent cabins are located 50m from the main building and are furnished in a modern style with one bedroom with double bed and a further pull-out bed suitable for 2 children or 1 adult. Other facilities include kitchenette, flat screen television, fireplace, sauna and bathroom. They are just a few metres apart and ideal for 2 small families or couple travelling together who wish to have a little privacy.

Log Cabins: (capacity 2-4 people) just 80m from the main building, they are modern and stylish inside with double bed, sitting area, kitchen, fireplace, sauna and bathroom downstairs. Upstairs there is a small area which has 2 additional small beds more suitable for younger children. However, please note the stairs do not have a stair gate.

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Log Suites: (capacity 2-5 people) these are high quality suites, with 16 individual suites housed in log cabins and approximately 50 metres from the main building. They are similar in layout to the log cabins, except they don’t feature a kitchen or log burner. Upstairs there is more room so suitable for older children or adults.

nellim rustic log suite interior

Cabin Peska: (capacity 4-6 people) a large detached log cabin for up to 6 people approximately 60 metres from the main building. Downstairs has a sitting area with log burner, table and chairs, kitchenette, small double bedroom and bathroom with sauna. Stairs lead to a cosy landing space with 2 single beds, more suitable for younger children and a separate bedroom with a further 2 single beds.

finnish lapland nellim peska log cabin

Cabin Kasari: (capacity 4-6 people) approximately 70 metres from the main building Kasari is a very spacious detached log cabin with a large open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen with a central log burner. The ground floor also has a bathroom with sauna and double bedroom. On the first floor are two large bedrooms, one with queen size bed and the other with twin beds and a further toilet.

finnish lapland nellim kasari log cabin

Aurora Accommodation:

Aurora accommodation is located approximately 140 to 220 metres from the main building

Aurora Cabin: (capacity 2 people) perfect for those wanting a chance of aurora viewings from your own bed. They comprise of a double bed, small sofa or chairs and private bathroom.

finnish lapland inari aurora cabin

Aurora Bubble: these specially designed Aurora Bubbles give you an uninterrupted view of the night sky, stars, moon and hopefully the northern lights. The bubble can accommodate 1-2 people in a double bed and has a toilet, but showers and sauna are in the nearby service building. These are more for an overnight experience.

nellim aurora bubble

Aurora Kota: another excellent accommodation to have the best views of the aurora. The kota sleeps 2 people and has a double bed. It can accommodate an extra bed for a third person but space would be limited. There is a a toilet, but showers and sauna are in the nearby service building. These are more for an overnight experience.

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