Winter Adventure Week in Wilderness Hotel Nangu is the ideal package for travelers looking to spend a whole week surrounded by nature, exploring the wilderness of Northern Lapland through various activities.
Day 1. Arrival
Arrival to Ivalo Airport and transfer to Wilderness Hotel Nangu (approx. 30 min). Welcome dinner and settling in your accommodation.
Day 2-6. Activities
Explore Lake Inari with Snowmobile
Snowmobiling is the best way to truly explore the vast expanse of Lake Inari, the third biggest lake in Finland. After a snowmobiling lesson and safety instructions, we will head off on a snowmobiling adventure that will take us over the frozen lake and through the untouched wilderness surrounding it. During the day, we will enjoy camp lunch by the open fire and warm drinks to keep us warm. Is there any better way to spend a winter day?
Huskies and Reindeer Day in Nellim
To kick off the day, you will be transferred from the hotel to Nellim by car (approx. 30 min). Upon arrival, the group will be divided in two, with one group heading for a Husky Safari while the other takes a snowmobile sleigh trip to a Reindeer Farm. The groups will then have lunch at the restaurant of Wilderness Hotel Nellim before continuing to the other activity in the afternoon.
On the Husky Safari, you will be taught how to handle the sled before heading out for a ride, the huskies pulling your sled through the beautiful winter scenery, passing through frozen Lake Inari. The dogs’ excitement is infectious and as the animals fall silent on the trail, you will realize that this is the only way to see Lapland.
The visit to the reindeer farm will give you an insight on Sámi culture and way of life in the north. The reindeer herder welcomes you and you will be invited to the reindeer enclosure. The guide will tell you more about the Sámi culture and the life of a reindeer herder. You will feed the reindeer – the curious animals might even come up and eat out of your hand! On the snowmobile sleigh ride the guide will also take you to the Russian border and the beautiful Nellim church.
Ice Fishing Trip with Snowmobile Sleigh
Hop on a snowmobile sleigh and head out for a calming day trip full of ice fishing and magnificent sceneries. We will take you to the best spots for catching some fish, camp there and test our luck. During the day, we will enjoy warm drinks and have lunch by the open fire – if we’re lucky, it will be fresh fish we caught ourselves! If you wish to take a day to relax like the locals do, this is the way to do it!
On this trek, we will be exploring the varied terrains around Wilderness Hotel Nangu on foot: from the frozen surface of Lake Inari to the enchanting forest and hills rising from the shoreline. We will trek through this winter wonderland enjoying the silence. During the trip, the guide will share interesting stories and information about Finnish nature and animals. On the way, we will stop to enjoy lunch and warm drinks by the open fire. This trip is perfect for photographers and nature lovers, as snowshoeing is a true eco-activity!
Cross Country Skiing
Learn this traditional Finnish winter sport on a relaxing skiing trip on Lake Inari. We will get to know the skis, how to cope with them and learn some useful techniques. This skiing tryout is all about learning something new: once you get the hang of it, it will be the nicest sport you have ever done. Don’t be afraid to fall over, as the soft snow will help you land safely. We will be skiing over the frozen Lake Inari, admiring the beautiful scenery with no hurry, stopping to take pictures and enjoy warm drinks on the way.
This program takes you Aurora hunting on the amazing Lake Inari. You will be comfortably seated in a sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. This way you can enjoy the northern sky all the way to the camp place. While observing the night sky, we will enjoy the blazing campfire with hot drinks and each other’s company. The atmosphere by the campfire is an experience in itself. Lake Inari is one of the best places in the world for aurora viewing, as our Aurora Camps are located far away from any artificial lights. With a bit of luck, we might get to enjoy this unique light phenomenon.
Day 7. Departure
Breakfast and airport transfer.
7 Jan – 10 Feb & 25 Feb – 16 Apr
20 Dec – 7 Jan & 10 –25 Feb
|Wilderness Room double/twin||2100€/person||2390€/person & 2200€/person|
|Wilderness Room single||1900€/person||1950€/person & 1950€/person|
|Superior Room||2400€/person||2550€/person & 2500€/person|
|Superior Sauna Room||2550€/person||2700€/person & 2650€/person|
Duration: 6 nights/7 days
Includes: Accommodation, full board, return airport transfers (Ivalo Airport), winter clothing rental, activities mentioned in the program
Detailed daily itinerary will be provided upon arrival.
All safaris start with full safety instructions. Your experienced guides will show you how to drive your snowmobile and provide you with a full safety briefing before you hit the trails. All snacks and drinks are included in the price of the trip. We provide thermal overalls, mittens, balaclava, thermal socks, winter boots and helmet for the snowmobile safaris.
All snowmobile safaris have a self-liability of maximum 800 €/snowmobile.
Please note that the above itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the activity providers for reasons of safety or other unforeseen circumstances. Any alternative arrangements will be made so that they are as similar to the original program as possible.