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 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 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, 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.

Departure Duration Hotel Room Log Cabin Aurora Cabin
05 Jan - 31 Jan 20 3 nights £1,237 £1,437 £1,505
05 Jan - 31 Jan 20 4 nights £1,441 £1,709 £1,794
05 Jan - 31 Jan 20 7 nights £1,939 £2,407 £2,556
01 Feb - 22 Feb 20 3 nights £1,412 £1,630 £1,734
01 Feb - 22 Feb 20 4 nights £1,658 £1,956 £2,098
01 Feb - 22 Feb 20 7 nights £2,273 £2,802 £3,043
23 Feb - 13 Mar 20 3 nights £1,332 £1,554 £1,630
23 Feb - 13 Mar 20 4 nights £1,559 £1,857 £1,951
23 Feb - 13 Mar 20 7 nights £2,112 £2,632 £2,797
14 Mar - 14 Apr 20 3 nights £1,237 £1,437 £1,505
14 Mar - 14 Apr 20 4 nights £1,411 £1,709 £1,794
14 Mar - 14 Apr 20 7 nights £1,939 £2,407 £2,556
06 Dec - 18 Dec 20 3 nights £1,332 £1,554 £1,630
06 Dec - 18 Dec 20 4 nights £1,559 £1,857 £1,951
06 Dec - 18 Dec 20 7 nights £2,122 £2,632 £2,797
19 Dec 20 - 02 Jan 21 3 nights £1,445 £1,696 £1,819
19 Dec 20 - 02 Jan 21 4 nights £1,980 £2,320 £2,481
19 Dec 20 - 02 Jan 21 7 nights £2,566 £3,157 £3,431
03 Jan - 05 Feb 21 3 nights £1,237 £1,437 £1,505
03 Jan - 05 Feb 21 4 nights £1,441 £1,709 £1,794
03 Jan - 05 Feb 21 7 nights £1,939 £2,407 £2,556
06 Feb - 21 Feb 21 3 nights £1,412 £1,630 £1,734
06 Feb - 21 Feb 21 4 nights £1,658 £1,956 £2,098
06 Feb - 21 Feb 21 7 nights £2,273 £2,802 £3,043
22 Feb - 18 Mar 21 3 nights £1,332 £1,554 £1,630
22 Feb - 18 Mar 21 4 nights £1,559 £1,857 £1,951
22 Feb - 18 Mar 21 7 nights £2,122 £2,632 £2,797
19 Mar - 28 Mar 21 3 nights £1,237 £1,437 £1,505
19 Mar - 28 Mar 21 4 nights £1,411 £1,709 £1,794
19 Mar - 28 Mar 21 7 nights £1,939 £2,407 £2,556

Other room type prices are available on request.

Aurora Break - Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise.

Departure Duration Hotel Room Log Cabin Aurora Cabin
05 Jan 20 - 07 Feb 20 3 nights £1,083 £1,324 £1,452
08 Feb 20 - 22 Feb 20 3 nights £1,140 £1.381 £1,523
23 Feb 20 - 14 Apr 20 3 nights £1,083 £1,324 £1,452
06 Dec 20 - 18 Dec 20 3 nights £1,083 £1,324 £1,452
19 Dec - 02 Jan 21 3 nights £1,181 £1,452 £1,615
03 Jan 21 - 05 Feb 21 3 nights £1,083 £1,324 £1,452
06 Feb 21 - 21 Feb 21 3 nights £1,140 £1,381 £1,523
22 Feb 21 - 28 Mar 21 3 nights £1,083 £1,324 £1,142

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.

Recommend Winter Activities Included

The following activities are included in the different durations, these are fully flexible and can be change to suit you.

Aurora Break - 3 night itinerary
Aurora Camp; Aurora Snowshoeing

3 night itinerary
Aurora Camp; Snowmobile Safari; Husky Safari; Aurora Snowshoeing.

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

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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