Nellim Wilderness Adventure
Nellim Wilderness Adventure
from £597 excluding flights
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Stay in a beautiful wilderness location
Optimum countryside location for viewing the northern lights
Experience thrilling winter activities
Choose to spend a night in an Aurora Bubble for fabulous night sky viewing
Enjoy cosy accommodation and friendly service
Relax in a traditional sauna
Why this trip...
Where you stay
This holiday offers a choice of accommodation options which are part of the overall experience
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
This holiday can also be taken at Christmas or New Year adding a dose of magic to the festive season
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 optional 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!
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.Read more
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.
There are many optional activities to choose from, including a Husly Safari, Snowmobling, Northern Light Watches and Reindeer Farm Visits.
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 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 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.
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.Open Excursions PDF
Prices and Departures
Price from £597 excluding flights
Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £300 per person with Finnair (with higher fares during peak times). When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
- Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
- All meals
- Winter clothing
- Return transfers
- 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
- No surcharge guarantee
- Full financial protection
Activities Not Included
Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise
|Departure||Duration||Wilderness Room||Log Cabin||Aurora Cabin|
|Winter Season||3 nights||£597||£828||£951|
|Winter Season||4 nights||£732||£1,041||£1,205|
|Winter Season||7 nights||£1,138||£1,679||£1,966|
|Festive Season||3 nights||£691||£951||£1,108|
|Festive Season||4 nights||£858||£1,205||£1,414|
|Festive Season||7 nights||£1,413||£2,020||£2,332|
|Holiday Season||3 nights||£651||£883||£1,019|
|Holiday Season||4 nights||£805||£1,114||£1,296|
|Holiday Season||7 nights||£1,266||£1,807||£2,125|
- Winter Season:
- 01 Dec - 06 Apr excluding the festive and holiday season
- Festive Season:
- 18 Dec 2021 - 07 Jan 2022
- 17 Dec 2022 - 06 Jan 2023
- Holiday Season:
- 29 Jan - 20 Feb 2022
- 28 Jan - 19 Feb 2023
Meet our expert
One of our specialistsMeet Bruno
8 Out of 10 northern lights success
100 Kilometers snowmobiled
50 Percent Finnish
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Tailor made trips
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