Nellim Wilderness Adventure

from £1083
including flights
3–4, 7 nights Jan-Mar, Dec

Overview

Surrounded by beautiful winter wilderness, on the shores of Lake Inari near the Russian border, Nellim Wilderness Hotel offers a quiet and remote adventure break with comfortable accommodation and magnificent views of Finnish Lapland. This fully inclusive experience has everything you need to capture a true winter wonderland - with a range of day activities, traditional cuisine and a chance to witness the northern lights, this winter retreat has proved an instant hit!

Highlights

  • Beautiful wilderness location
  • Cosy accommodation and friendly, personal service
  • Includes winter activities for all the family
  • Opportunity to search for the northern lights
  • Choice of inclusive tour durations
  • Direct flight to Finnish Lapland
  • Christmas and New Year flights available

What's Included

  • Return flights between London and Ivalo
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • Activities as per itinerary

Full description

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, a range of activities depending on the duration and tour chosen, use of toboggans and the traditional Finnish sauna which is available to warm up after the day's events. The remote location also provides a great opportunity to hopefully see the northern lights. More about the aurora »

There are various accommodation options to choose from, suitable for couples to families and include hotel rooms, apartments with 1 to 3 bedrooms, some with private sauna, 1 bedroom cabins and rustic style yet modern Log Cabins and Log Suites. Please refer to Nellim Wilderness Hotel in the accommodation section for more details.

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 the north sky and eco toilet. The bubble is booked in addition to the chosen accommodation so only an overnight bag is needed and you still have your wash facilities available. The Aurora Kota is slightly larger and can accommodate an extra bed.
Supplement: from £145 per person per night based on 2 sharing.

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Prices & Dates

Aurora Break

Departure Duration Room Superior Room Arctic Suite* Log Suite Log Cabin Family Cabin** Aurora Cabin
06 Dec 19 - 20 Dec 19 3 nights £1,083 £1,126 £1,164 £1,239 £1,324 £1,452 £1,452
21 Dec 19 - 04 Jan 20 3 nights £1,181 £1,225 £1,244 £1,358 £1,452 £1,615 £1,615
05 Jan 20 - 07 Feb 20 3 nights £1,083 £1,126 £1,164 £1,239 £1,324 £1,452 £1,452
08 Feb 20 - 22 Feb 20 3 nights £1,140 £1,183 £1,202 £1,296 £1.381 £1,523 £1,523
23 Feb 20 - 14 Apr 20 3 nights £1,083 £1,126 £1,164 £1,239 £1,324 £1,452 £1,452
06 Dec 20 - 18 Dec 20 3 nights £1,083 £1,126 £1,164 £1,239 £1,324 £1,142 £1,452
19 Dec - 02 Jan 21 3 nights £1,181 £1,225 £1,244 £1,358 £1,452 £1,615 £1,615
03 Jan 21 - 05 Feb 21 3 nights £1,083 £1,126 £1164 £1,239 £1,324 £1,452 £1,452
06 Feb 21 - 21 Feb 21 3 nights £1,140 £1,183 £1,202 £1,239 £1,381 £1,523 £1,523
22 Feb 21 - 28 Mar 21 3 nights £1,083 £1,126 £1,164 £1,239 £1,324 £1,142 £1,142

Northern Lights Adventure

Departure Duration Room Superior Room Arctic Suite* Log Suite Log Cabin Family Cabin** Aurora Cabin
06 Dec 19 - 20 Dec 19 3 nights £1,332 £1,370 £1,422 £1,478 £1,554 £1,630 £1,630
21 Dec 19 - 04 Jan 20 3 nights £1,445 £1,488 £1,639 £1,639 £1,696 £1,819 £1,819
05 Jan 20 - 31 Jan 20 3 nights £1,237 £1,271 £1,318 £1,369 £1,437 £1,505 £1,505
01 Feb 20 - 22 Feb 20 3 nights £1,412 £1,445 £1,497 £1,578 £1,630 £1,734 £1,734
23 Feb 20 - 13 Mar 20 3 nights £1,332 £1,370 £1,422 £1,478 £1,554 £1,630 £1,630
14 Mar 20 - 14 Apr 20 3 nights £1,237 £1,271 £1,369 £1,369 £1,437 £1,505 £1,505
06 Dec 20 - 18 Dec 20 3 nights £1,332 £1,370 £1,422 £1,478 £1,554 £1,630 £1,630
19 Dec 20 - 02 Jan 21 3 nights £1,445 £1,488 £1,639 £1,639 £1,696 £1,819 £1,819
03 Jan 21 - 05 Feb 21 3 nights £1,237 £1,271 £1,318 £1,369 £1,437 £1,505 £1,505
06 Feb 21 - 21 Feb 21 3 nights £1,412 £1,445 £1,497 £1,578 £1,630 £1,734 £1,734
22 Feb 21 - 18 Mar 21 3 nights £1,332 £1,370 £1,442 £1,478 £1,554 £1,630 £1,630
19 Mar 21 - 28 Mar 21 3 nights £1,237 £1,271 £1,318 £1,369 £1,437 £1,505 £1,505

Arctic Explorer

Departure Duration Room Superior Room Arctic Suite* Log Suite Log Cabin Family Cabin** Aurora Cabin
06 Dec 19 - 20 Dec 19 4 nights £1,559 £1,611 £1,667 £1,753 £1,857 £1,951 £1,951
21 Dec 19 - 04 Jan 20 4 nights £1,980 £2,037 £2,122 £2,245 £2,320 £2,481 £2,481
05 Jan 20 - 31 Jan 20 4 nights £1,441 £1,488 £1,547 £1,615 £1,709 £1,794 £1,794
01 Feb 20 - 22 Feb 20 4 nights £1,658 £1,705 £1,776 £1,885 £1,956 £2,098 £2,098
23 Feb 20 - 13 Mar 20 4 nights £1,559 £1,611 £1,677 £1,753 £1,857 £1,951 £1,951
14 Mar 20 - 14 Apr 20 4 nights £1,411 £1,488 £1,547 £1,615 £1,709 £1,794 £1,794
06 Dec 20 - 18 Dec 20 4 nights £1,559 £1,611 £1,667 £1,753 £1,857 £1,951 £1,951
19 Dec 20 - 02 Jan 21 4 nights £1,980 £2,037 £2,122 £2,245 £2,320 £2,481 £2,481
03 Jan 21 - 05 Feb 21 4 nights £1,441 £1,448 £1,157 £1,615 £1,709 £1,794 £1,794
06 Feb 21 - 21 Feb 21 4 nights £1,658 £1,705 £1,776 £1,885 £1,956 £2,098 £2,098
22 Feb 21 - 18 Mar 21 4 nights £1,559 £1,611 £1,667 £1,753 £1,857 £1,951 £1,951
19 Mar 21 - 28 Mar 21 4 nights £1,411 £1,488 £1,547 £1,615 £1,709 £1,794 £1,794

Arctic Adventure

Departure Duration Room Superior Room Arctic Suite* Log Suite Log Cabin Family Cabin** Aurora Cabin
06 Dec 19 - 20 Dec 19 7 nights £2,122 £2,206 £2,320 £2,457 £2,632 £2,797 £2,797
21 Dec 19 - 04 Jan 20 7 nights £2,566 £2,665 £2,802 £3,020 £3,157 £3,431 £3,431
05 Jan 2 - 31 Jan 20 7 nights £1,939 £2,024 £2,126 £2,249 £2,407 £2,556 £2,556
01 Feb 20 - 22 Feb 20 7 nights £2,273 £2,367 £2,481 £2,674 £2,802 £3,043 £3,043
23 Feb 20 - 13 Mar 20 7 nights £2,112 £2,206 £2,320 £2,457 £2,632 £2,797 £2,797
14 Mar 20 - 14 Apr 20 7 nights £1,939 £2,024 £2,126 £2,249 £2,407 £2,556 £2,556
06 Dec 20 - 18 Dec 20 7 nights £2,122 £2,206 £2,320 £2,457 £2,632 £2,797 £2,797
19 Dec 21 - 02 Jan 21 7 nights £2,566 £2,665 £2,802 £3,020 £3,157 £3,431 £3,431
03 Jan 21 - 05 Feb 21 7 nights £1,939 £2,024 £2,126 £2,249 £2,407 £2,556 £2,556
06 Feb 21 - 21 Feb 21 7 nights £2,273 £2,367 £2,481 £2,674 £2,802 £3,043 £3,043
22 Feb 21 - 18 Mar 21 7 nights £2,122 £2,206 £2,320 £2,457 £2,632 £2,797 £2,797
19 Mar 21 - 28 Mar 21 7 nights £1,939 £2.024 £2,126 £2,249 £2,407 £2,556 £2,556

Prices from per person based on two adult sharing, unless stated otherwise

* Note: Arctic Suites have a minimum capacity requirement of 3 persons.

** Note: Family Cabins have a minimum capacity requirement of 4 persons.

What's Included

  • Return flights, either direct from London Gatwick to Ivalo (Thursday and Sunday only) or from London Heathrow via Helsinki to Ivalo
  • 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 »

Departures

The prices above are based on direct flights from London Gatwick to Ivalo with Finnair (Sundays and Thursdays only). These flight operate from mid December to end of March. Flights are also available on alternative days via Helsinki with Norwegian Air from London Gatwick and with Finnair from London Heathrow. It is possible to overnight in Helsinki and spend time to explore the Finnish Capital city before continuing the journey.

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

All Inclusive Itineraries

All of our all-inclusive packages 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, winter activities as detailed below and winter clothing for the duration of your stay.

Winter Activities Included

The following activities are included in the different packages.

Nellim Aurora Break - 3 night itinerary
Aurora Camp; Aurora Snowshoeing

Northern Lights Adventure - 3 night itinerary
Aurora Camp; Snowmobile Safari; Husky Safari; Aurora Snowshoeing.

Arctic Explorer - 4 night itinerary
Reindeer day by Snowmobile; Aurora Camp; Husky Safari; Snowshoeing; Aurora Snowmobiling.

Arctic Adventure - 7 night itinerary
Reindeer day by Snowmobile; Aurora Snowshoeing; Snowmobile Safari; Snowshoeing; Cross Country Skiing in Taiga Forest; Aurora Camp; Husky Safari.

Note the order of these activities will be confirmed locally and each activity will be included once during your stay.

Activity Information


Aurora Snowshoeing (approx. 2.5 hours) - Enjoy the beautiful scenery lit by the snow, the moon and the stars. Your guide will give you advise on how to master the skill of snowshoeing before encountering the trails in search of the Aurora.

Reindeer day by Snowmobile (approx. 5 hours) - Visit a reindeer farm where you will meet the herders and hear about the importance of reindeer in Lapland and learn how to use the lasso.

Snowmobile Safari (approx. 4 hours) - You will receive driving and safety instructions before a short lesson and then once ready, take a 60km snowmobile safari through the forests and over frozen lakes in the beautiful winter surroundings. A picnic lunch around an open fire is included.

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.

Snowshoeing (approx. 3-4 hours) - Enjoy the beautiful scenery while learning the art of snowshoeing. You will be given advice before taking to the trails up through the snowy forest and to the hills for some stunning views over Lake Inari and Nellim. A picnic lunch is included.

Skiing Trip to the Taiga Forest (approx. 2-3 hours) - A guide will give tuition on the art of cross country skiing before venturing out on a ski tour. There will be a chance to try your hand at ice fishing and if you’re lucky enough to catch something, prepare your own meal on an open fire.

Aurora Camp (approx. 2-3 hours) - The camp is situated on an island amidst the endless frozen ice of Lake Inari. Its remote location far from light pollution makes it the perfect place to see any northern light displays.

Husky Safari (approx. 3 hours) - You are given full instructions on how to handle the dog sled before heading onto the trail for a 18km husky safari on Lake Inari. The huskies pull the sled through the beautiful winter scenery, passing over Lake Inari. Afterwards lunch is served.

Nellim Wilderness Hotel

Finland

Grade: Superior

Type: Luxury Lodge

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.

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Enjoy a plethora of winter activities on this inclusive short break in Finnish Lapland

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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.

Discover More
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