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Nellim Wilderness Hotel Excursions

Jan-Mar, Dec

No trip to the Arctic is complete without taking part in some of the amazing winter activities available at Nellim Wilderness Hotel.

Take part in traditional Lappish pastimes such as snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice fishing and cross country skiing. Or for those wanting something with a little more adrenaline, try your hand at one the many snowmobile excursions on offer. And of course many ways to witness the Northern Lights.

We highly recommend that you pre-book excursions and activities with us before you arrive. For the full range of excursions are available at Nellim Wilderness Hotel please take a look below and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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Feeling adventurous? Discover the Finnish wilderness on an exciting snowmobile tour. You will receive full driving and safety instructions before a short lesson and then once ready, take to the trails through the forests and over frozen lakes in the beautiful winter surroundings.

  • Snowmobile Safari – 2 hours – from £118 per adult & £83 per child
  • Snowmobile Adventure – 4 hours – from £186 per adult & £76 per child
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Husky Safari

A husky safari is a truly thrilling experience especially when you have the chance to be a musher in control of your own team of dogs.

Each excursion begins with a thorough driving instruction, after which you will be able to safely steer the husky sled yourself. One works as a the sled driver and the other enjoys the scenery while riding the sled through the snowy forest.

  • Husky Safari – 3 hours – from £186 per adult (driving time 45-60 mins) & £130 per child
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Northern Lights

Chase the elusive aurora borealis on one of our stunning northern lights* tours. Experience nature’s best lightshow in a remote location far from light pollution. There are many ways in which to search for the Northern Lights while learning about science behind the phenomenon.
*Northern Light sightings cannot be guaranteed

  • Aurora Workshop – 1 hour – £45 per adult & £32 per child
  • Aurora Camp – 2.5 hours – £118 per adult & £83 per child
  • Aurora Snowshoeing – 2.5 hours – £118 per adult & £83 per child
  • Aurora Snowmobiling – 2.5 hours – £145 per adult & £102 per child
  • Aurora Hunt by Car – 3 hours – £136 per adult & £95 per child

Reindeer Experiences

Reindeers and reindeer herding is a big part of the history in Northern Finland. Learn about the Sámi culture and the life of a reindeer. You will have an opportunity meet and feed the reindeer – the curious animals might even come up and eat out of your hand.

  • Meet the Reindeer – 2 hours – £118 per adult & £83 per child
  • Reindeer farm by Snowmobile – includes wilderness lunch – 4 hours – £200 per adult & £140 per child
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Snowshoes spread your weight over a wider area, letting you walk through deep snow without sinking too far.  Once used by the Sami people used similar shoes for hunting trips, to help them get around in tricky terrain. On a guided snowshoe trip your guide will explain exactly how the snowshoes work and the best techniques before setting off through the pristine landscapes and to untouched spots of Nellim.

  • Gentle Snowshoeing – 2 hours – from £72 per adult & £51 per child
  • Showshoeing Adventure with wilderness lunch – 4 hours – from £109 per adult & £76 per child
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Ice Fishing

Lakes and rivers are an excellent source of food in Lapland and fishing has been a major part of the Finnish culture year-round. During winter months ice-fishing is a past time enjoyed by many locals. You will travel to a frozen lake where you will be shown how to break the ice and try your luck at ice fishing. Then sit back around an open fire and enjoy the breathtaking and peaceful surroundings.

  • Ice Fishing Experience – 2 hours – from £105 per adult & £73 per child
  • Ice Fishing by Snowmobile Sleigh with wilderness lunch – 4 hours – from £164 per adult & £115 per child
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Cross Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing was once the most common method of transportation during the winter months. Even today, there remains no quieter way to travel over frozen, snowy landscapes than with cross-country skis.
Your guide will teach you how to use the skis, then you will set off on a leisurely through the ready-made tracks in the pristine surroundings.

  • Cross Country Skiing – 2 hours – from £73 per adult & £51 per child
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Santa Experience

Travel by a snowmobile sleigh to a very special spot in the forest where you will get to meet Santa Claus in his secret cabin. Meet and chat with Santa himself and receive a small present from him.

  • Santa Visit – 20 – 40 mins – from £227 per visit for up to 4 people (Dec only)

We also offer a range of Santa holidays to Nellim Wilderness Hotel and Lapland, please speak to our travel specialist for more information.