Nellim Wilderness Adventure

from £907
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 holiday has everything you need to capture a true winter wonderland - with a range of 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
  • Opportunity to search for the northern lights
  • Direct flight to Finnish Lapland
  • Christmas and New Year breaks

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, offer a range of optional activities, 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.

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Prices & Dates

Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise - activities not included

Departure Duration Wilderness Room Log Cabin Aurora Cabin
Winter Season 2020-21 3 nights £907 £1,148 £1,276
Winter Season 2020-21 4 nights £1,169 £1,369 £1,539
Winter Season 2020-21 7 nights £1,470 £2,032 £2,330
Festive Season 2020-21 3 nights £1,289 £1,700 £1,723
Festive Season 2020-21 4 nights £1,462 £1,823 £2,041
Festive Season 2020-21 7 nights £1,982 £2,614 £2,994
Holiday Season 2020-21 3 nights £964 £1,205 £1,468
Holiday season 2020-21 4 nights £1,245 £1,445 £1,634
Holiday season 2020-21 7 nights £1,602 £2,164 £2,495

Winter Season dates: 06 Dec - 20 Dec 2020; 03 Jan - 05 Feb 2020; 22 Feb - 31 Mar 2021
Festive Season dates: 19 Dec 2020 - 02 Jan 2021
Holiday Season dates: 06 Feb - 21 Feb 2021
Other room type prices are available on request.

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 2021!

Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise - activities included

Departure Duration Wilderness Room Log Cabin Aurora Cabin
Winter Season 2020-21 3 nights £1,348 £1,589 £1,717
Winter Season 2020-21 4 nights £1,692 £1,892 £2,062
Winter Season 2020-21 7 nights £2,297 £2,859 £3,157
Festive season 2020-21 3 nights £1,730 £2,141 £2,164
Festive Season 2020-21 4 nights £1,985 £2,346 £2,563
Festive Season 2020-21 7 nights £2,809 £3,441 £3,822
Holiday Season 2020-21 3 nights £1,405 £1,646 £1,909
Holiday Season 2020-21 4 nights £1,767 £1,967 £2,157
Holiday Season 2020-21 7 nights £2,429 £2,992 £3,323

Winter Season dates: 06 Dec - 20 Dec 2020; 03 Jan - 05 Feb 2020; 22 Feb - 31 Mar 2021
Festive Season dates: 19 Dec 2020 - 02 Jan 2021
Holiday Season dates: 06 Feb - 21 Feb 2021
Other room type prices are available on request.

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 2021!

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 »

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itineraries

All of our 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. We have also added in some of the best winter activities as detailed below which can be amended to suit you.

Winter Activities Included

The following activities are included in the different holiday durations. These are fully flexible and can be changed to suit you.

3 night itinerary
Aurora Camp, Snowmobiling Safari, Husky Safari.

4 night itinerary
Aurora Camp, Reindeer Farm Visit, Snowmobiling Safari, Husky Safari.

7 night itinerary
Snowmobile Safari, Gentle Snowshoeing, Aurora Hunt, Reindeer Farm Visit, Aurora Hunt by Snowmobile, Aurora Camp, Husky Safari

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

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 2021!

Activity Information


Aurora Hunt (approx. 3 hours) - Head out in search of the northern lights in the comfort of a warm vehicle. Your expert guide will take you to the areas where they think you will have best chance to see them if they make an appearance. Hot drinks will be provided to keep the cold at bay.

Reindeer day Farm Visit (approx. 2 hours) - Visit a reindeer farm where you will meet the herders and hear about the importance of reindeer in Lapland and get the chance to feed them.

Snowmobile Safari (approx. 4 hours) - 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. A light lunch is included.

Aurora Hunt by Snowmobile (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.

Gentle Snowshoeing (approx. 2 hours) - Enjoy the beautiful scenery while learning the art of snowshoeing and your guide will will share stories about the Finnish nature along the way.

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.

Aurora Camp (approx. 2.5) - 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.

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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Excursions

Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdf below and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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