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Nellim Wilderness Hotel

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:

Wilderness Rooms: (capacity 1-3 people) rooms are furnished in modern Lappish style and have either twin or double bed. Some rooms can take an extra bed for children.

Arctic Suites: (capacity 2-5 people) these vary in size from Studio to 2 bedrooms, some with a sofa bed for additional beds and are more suited for families. The larger 2 bedroom apartments have their own sauna.  The apartment building is around 50 metres from the main building.

Suite 205 has a living area with sofa, single bed, sleeping alcove with double bed and storage space. This suite sleeps 3 people.

Suite 201 has three single beds, kitchenette, and dining area. This suite sleeps 3 people.

Suite 401 is located on the second floor of the Tsarmi building, approximately 50m from the main building. This suite has a kitchenette, living area with twin beds, a separate bedroom also with twin beds and a bathroom with shower. This suite sleeps 4 people.

Arctic Suite 301 is a large studio apartment with double bed, built-in bunk bed, kitchen, toilet and bathroom. This apartment is for 2 adults and 2 children.

Arctic Suite 302 has two separate bedrooms; one with two single beds and one with double bed. It has a kitchen, dining area, living room, separate toilet and bathroom with sauna. This apartment is for 4 people.

Arctic Suite 303 has two separate bedrooms; one with three single beds and one with double bed. This apartment also has a kitchenette, dining area, living space, separate toilet and bathroom with sauna. This apartment is for 4-5 people.


Cabins Lusma and Nuora: (capacity 2-4 people) these two independent cabins are located around 150m 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 100m 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.

Log Cabin Suites: (capacity 2-5 people) thesee 16 individual suites are housed in log cabin and are mere 50m away from the main building. They are modern and stylish and downstairs there is a double bed, sitting area and a bathroom with a sauna. Upstairs there is an open loft area which has 2-3 additional single beds suitable for either older children or adults. Please note the stairs do not have a stair gate.

Cabin Peska: (capacity 5-6 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.

Cabin Kasari: (capacity 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 separate toilet.

Arctic Log Cabin: (capacity 2 people) situated next to an Arctic Lake, all cabins sleep 2 people and have a bathroom with shower.  There is a separate sauna building next to the cabins.

Arctic Nature Cabin: (capacity 2 people) featuring panorama windows to make the most of the view to the arctic nature from the comfort of your bed. All cabins are ensuite and sleep 2 people.  There is a separate sauna building next to the cabins.

Nellim Lake Villa: (capacity 2 people) enjoy the wintery landscape and lake from the panorama windows. The villa sleeps 2 people in a double bed with a bathroom and shower. There is a separate sauna building next to the cabins.

Arctic Lake Villa: (capacity 4 people) situated by the lake a short distance from the main building.  Villas sleep up to 4 people in one double and one twin bedroom and have a kitchenette, living room area and bathroom with sauna.

Aurora Lakeside Villa: (capacity 5-8 people) just five minutes from the hotels main building, this villa has 4 bedrooms including a master bedroom with a double bed and panorama windows and three bedrooms with twin beds. The accommodation also includes a spacious living room with fully equipped kitchenette, private sauna and a large terrace facing the lake.

Aurora Accommodation:

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

Aurora Cabin: (capacity 2-4 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.

Aurora Premium Cabin: (capacity 2 people) ideal for those who would like to enhance their experience looking out into the star-filled sky and hopefully witnessing the Northern Lights. The glass roof is laser-heated making sure no snow is obstructing the view, the cabin is also equipped with a double bed, a bathroom with shower and a cosy interior fireplace.

NEW Nov 2024! Aurora Family Cabin: (capacity 4 adults 2 children) the new Aurora accommodation suited for families. The room is equipped with a king-size bed, a separate alcove with a double bed, a convertible sofa. The electric fireplace, glass ceiling for sky views and lake vistas make it cosy and ideal to spot the elusive aurora.

Bespoke holiday – excursions

For the bespoke – tailormade holidays we have a wide range of optional activities from husky safaris to snowmobiling, snowshoeing to ice-fishing to completely customise your experience. We highly recommend that you pre-book excursions and activities with us before you arrive at Nellim Wilderness Hotel. Please take a look at the excursions available and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.