Nellim Wilderness Adventure

Nellim Wilderness Adventure

from £995 excluding flights

  • 3-4, 6 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec
01737 214 250
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Nellim Wilderness Adventure

from £995 excluding flights

  • 3-4, 6 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec

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Highlights

In pictures
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Stay in a beautiful wilderness location

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Optimum countryside location for viewing the northern lights

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Experience thrilling winter activities

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Choose to spend a night in an Aurora Bubble for fabulous night sky viewing

Relax in front of a warming fire

Enjoy cosy accommodation and friendly service

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Relax in a traditional sauna

Why this trip...

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Inclusive but flexible

Meals and activities are included in this holiday to provide the best value but can be tailored

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Tailor made

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit you and is intended to give you a guideline of what is possible in a given timeframe

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Festive getaway

This holiday can also be taken at Christmas or New Year adding a dose of magic to the festive season

Overview

Surrounded by beautiful winter wilderness, on the shores of Lake Inari near the Russian border, Nellim Wilderness Hotel offers a quiet and remote location for an adventure break in a true winter wonderland - comfortable accommodation, magnificent scenery, traditional cuisine and a range of activities. Add in the chance to witness the northern lights and it's little wonder this winter break is a hit!

Over 350km north of the Arctic Circle, in the heart of taiga forest, the location of Nellim sets it apart with its spectacular views overlooking Lake Inari. This is pure wilderness territory, just a few kilometres from the Russian border and under an hour from Ivalo airport.

There is a choice of different breaks which include full board, offer a range of inclusive activities, use of toboggans as well as use of a traditional Finnish sauna which is available to warm up after the day's adventures. The remote location also provides a great opportunity to hopefully see the northern lights.

Travelling in December - Christmas and New Year

Christmas and New Year are a very magical time here in the Arctic, beautiful festive lights sparkling in the snow, decorations and tasty traditional food and cakes. On Christmas Eve, the much awaited Santa will bring a small present for everyone. Toast the New Year with sparkling wine before gathering outside for bonfire and fireworks to welcome in the New Year!

Accommodation

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Nellim Wilderness Hotel

In a beautiful wilderness location in Finnish Lapland, on the shores of Lake Inari, this hotel offers a warm atmosphere and choice of accommodation. It has been lovingly restored and developed into a resort catering superbly for couples, friends and families alike.

There are various accommodation options to choose from that include hotel rooms, apartments with one to three bedrooms, some with private sauna plus one bedroom cabins and rustic-style modern log cabins and log suites.

Aurora Bubble and Kota

During your time at Nellim you can spend a night in an Aurora Bubble under the dark starry sky and if you’re lucky the aurora borealis may appear. The bubble has a double bed with large window facing north and an eco-toilet.

The Aurora Kota is slightly larger and can accommodate an extra bed.

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Itineraries

All holidays include return transfers from/to Ivalo airport; full board starting with dinner on the first day to breakfast on the departure day, accommodation in your chosen room type and winter clothing for the duration of your stay.

Winter activities as detailed below have also been included and represent the best value, though these can be changed to suit you for a supplement.

3 night Northern Lights Adventure

Spend time relaxing in the spectacular surrounds of Nellim with two full days for adventure.
Included Activities: Explore Snowmobiling; Husky Safari; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowshoeing

Spend time relaxing in the spectacular surrounds of Nellim with two full days for adventure.
Included Activities: Explore Snowmobiling; Husky Safari; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowshoeing

4 night Arctic Explorer

Enjoy an extra day for adventure as well as plenty of time to relax.
Included Activities: Reindeer Day Snowmobiling; Husky Safari; Snowshoeing; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowmobiling

Enjoy an extra day for adventure as well as plenty of time to relax.
Included Activities: Reindeer Day Snowmobiling; Husky Safari; Snowshoeing; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowmobiling

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6 night Winter Adventure

Immerse yourself in the spectacular wilderness surrounding Nellim on this extended break packed full of adventure.
Included Activities: Explore Snowmobiling; Reindeer Day Snowmobiling; Ice Fishing with Snowmobile Sleigh; Husky Safari; Gentle Snowshoeing; Cross-country Skiing; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowmobiling

Immerse yourself in the spectacular wilderness surrounding Nellim on this extended break packed full of adventure.
Included Activities: Explore Snowmobiling; Reindeer Day Snowmobiling; Ice Fishing with Snowmobile Sleigh; Husky Safari; Gentle Snowshoeing; Cross-country Skiing; Aurora Camp and Aurora Snowmobiling

Any duration Bespoke

Choose your preferred duration, accommodation and selection of optional activities from husky safaris to snowmobiling, snowshoeing to ice-fishing to completely customise your experience. We will then provide a quote accordingly.

Choose your preferred duration, accommodation and selection of optional activities from husky safaris to snowmobiling, snowshoeing to ice-fishing to completely customise your experience. We will then provide a quote accordingly.

Activity information

The order of the activities will be confirmed locally and each activity will be included once during your stay according to the itinerary.

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Aurora Snowshoe (approx. 2.5 hours)

Snowshoeing on the frozen lake during night time is an adventure of its own. You wander on the lake and surrounding wilderness heading for the camp, where you sit back with hot drinks while gazing at the sky, waiting for the aurora to appear.

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Reindeer Day Snowmobiling (approx. 5 hours)

Start the day with a guided snowmobile tour to the reindeer farm where you will meet the herders and hear about the importance of reindeer in Lapland and learn how to use the lasso. Enjoy lunch of reindeer soup and warming drinks by the open fire before heading back.

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Snowmobiling (variable)

You will receive 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.

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Aurora Snowmobiling (approx. 2.5 hours)

After driving instructions this snowmobile tour heads to the clear spots where there are higher chances of seeing the northern lights. The distance travelled will vary depending on weather conditions, and if the sky looks promising you will stop to wait for the light show.

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Snowshoeing (variable)

Enjoy the beautiful scenery while learning the art of snowshoeing and your guide will will share stories about the Finnish nature along the way.

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Husky Safari (approx. 3 hours)

You are given full instructions on how to handle the dog sled before heading onto the trail for a husky safari on Lake Inari. The huskies pull the sled through the beautiful winter scenery, passing over Lake Inari. Afterwards lunch is served. Time on sledge is approx 2 hours.

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Aurora Camp (approx. 2.5 hours)

Get comfortable in a sled behind the guides snowmobile and enjoy the night sky on the way to the camp. Its remote location far from light pollution makes it the perfect place to see northern light displays. Warm up with a hot drink and an open fire and hopefully the aurora will dance across the sky.

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Cross Country Skiing (approx. 2 hours)

The traditional Finnish winter sport is definitely something you have to try on your trip. Cross country skiing used to be the most common method of transportation – there is no other method as quiet taking you through frozen and snowy scenery than on skis. The guide shows you how to use them, and once everyone is ready, you take a nice route admiring the beautiful scenery, stopping to take pictures and enjoy warm drinks on the way.

Excursions

View or download the pdf to see the full range of excursions available at Nellim Wilderness Hotel and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £995 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £300 per person with Finnair, or from around £550 per person during peak times such as Christmas and New Year. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Winter clothing
  • Return transfers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Winter 2021/22

Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise. Upgrade to include one night in Aurora accommodation from £115 per person.

Departure* Duration Wilderness Room Log Cabin Aurora Cabin
Dec-Apr 3 nights £995 £1,222 £1,313
Dec-Apr 4 nights £1,222 £1,540 £1,631
Dec-Apr 6 nights £1,768 £2,222 £2,404
Festive Season 3 nights £1,086 £1,313 £1,449
Festive Season 4 nights £1,358 £1,677 £1,858
Festive Season 6 nights £1,949 £2,449 £2,677
Feb (High season) 3 nights £1,040 £1,268 £1,358
Feb (High season) 4 nights £1,313 £1,586 £1,722
Feb (High season) 6 nights £1,858 £2,313 £2,540

Other room type prices are available on request.

*Season Dates

  • Standard Season: 01 Dec - 17 Dec 2021; 08 Jan - 28 Jan 2022; 21 Feb - 06 Apr 2022
  • Christmas & New Year: 18 Dec 2021 - 07 Jan 2022
  • High Season: 29 Jan - 20 Feb 2022
Note: Prices for winter 2022/23 available on request.

Meet our expert

nordic team bruno kaufmann bw
One of our specialists
Meet Bruno

8 Out of 10 northern lights success

100 Kilometers snowmobiled

50 Percent Finnish

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