Wilderness Hotel Nellim is the perfect place for those who are looking for adventure coupled with relaxation in a unique wilderness of Lake Inari.
Day 1. Arrival
We’ll welcome you at the airport with a Nellim sign and transfer you to the Nellim Wilderness Hotel. Upon arrival you will receive your program schedule before dinner. You will overnight in cozy and rustic accommodation. Depending on your arrival time, cold weather gear is given to you either upon arrival or the next day.
Days 2-6. Activities
Reindeer Day with Snowmobile
You will depart on a snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm where you will meet the herder and learn about the importance of reindeer in Lapland. You will learn how to lasso a reindeer and if you’re lucky the reindeer might come and eat out of your hands. After the farm visit we will visit the Russian border and Nellim church before we head out on the lake for ice fishing. With a bit of luck you might catch something. A picnic lunch will be served by the open fire during the day. Please note that the order of the program might change. Duration app. 4-5 hrs.
We will start with a lesson on how to drive snowmobiles. When everyone feels comfortable with these machines, we will go for a snowmobile safari through the forests and over lakes in the beautiful frozen surroundings. Once back at the hotel take a relaxing sauna and savor a delicious dinner later in the evening.
Follow trails through the snowy forest and enjoy the pure air and lovely winter scenery. Our talented guides are more than happy to answer any questions. We will have a light picnic lunch by the open fire during the day. Program takes app. 3-4 hrs.
Cross Country Skiing
It’s time to do some cross country skiing. Our guide will give you a skiing lesson and after this it is possible to rent the skis and go gliding on some of the marked skiing tracks nearby. Duration app. 2hrs.
You will meet the husky musher and you will be taught how to handle a sled before embarking on a husky safari. The huskies will pull your sled through the beautiful winter scenery. During the safari stops are made for taking photographs. After the safari you lunch is served in our hotel’s restaurant. Sauna is available from the afternoon and dinner will be set in the restaurant.
Our Aurora camp is located on an island amidst the endless frozen ice of Lake Inari. It’s a remote place far from any light pollution making it a perfect place to see the Northern Lights in the sky.
Adventure into the forests of Nellim with snowshoes in the evening. Our guide will take you to the best camp spots for a chance of seeing the amazing Northern Lights. Enjoy warm drinks by the open fire while observing the sky.
Day 7. Departure
Return to Ivalo airport. After breakfast you will be transferred back to the airport under the same comfortable conditions offered on arrival.
|Prices:|| Winter Season
26 Nov – 8 Apr
20 Dec – 7 Jan & 10 – 25 Feb
|Wilderness Room dbl/twin||1700€/person||1850€/person|
|Wilderness Room sgl||1880€/person||2030€/person|
|Apartment, Cabin Lusma/Nuora||1800€/person||1950€/person|
|Cabin Peska/Kasari/Aurora Lakeside Villa||2300€/person||2450€/person|
Duration: 6 nights/7 days
Includes: Accommodation, full board, return airport transfers (Ivalo Airport), winter outdoor clothing and 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. Children 4-14 years will be in a sleigh pulled by your guide with snowmobile, price reduction -30%.
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.