How to get to Nellim/Muotka?
Daily flights between Helsinki and Ivalo are operated by Finnair and Norwegian.
The transfer for groups of 1-4 people from the airport to Nellim or Muotka takes about 50 minutes. We arrange transportation services between the airport and our hotels on request. Airport transfers are included in all our ready made packages.
From Rovaniemi there is a bus connection with the terminal in Ivalo, from there you can take a taxi to get to Nellim, as there is no public transportation available. To get to Muotka by bus, get off at the Kakslauttanen bus stop and take a taxi from there. You can also book our transfer service from Ivalo bus station or Kakslauttanen bus stop.
When does the winter begin in Nellim?
The first snow normally falls around the middle of October and from mid-November the snow cover is thick enough to allow for winter activities. As for the Lake Inari, it is usually from December that the ice is thick enough to allow winter activities on the ice. However, given that weather conditions vary from year to year, it is advisable to check by visiting the Weather Services site such as http://www.foreca.fi , http://www.yr.no/ or http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/
What kind of clothes should I bring?
All our ready made packages include a set of winter equipment: overalls, boots, wool socks, gloves, a balaclava and a hat. You must bring good base and mid layers: thermal underwear, fleece jacket or wool sweater, some lighter clothing (the temperatures are not always that cold) and winter socks (e.g. wool mix socks). For cold weather clothing, it is recommended to avoid cotton as material.
Village of Nellim?
Nellim is small village between two wilderness regions. Village is located on the eastern shore of the third biggest lake in Finland, Lake Inari.
Village of Nellim is knows as the village of three cultures, because its population is formed by Skolt Sami, Inari Sami, and Finnish people.
In the village there are no grocery stores, gasoline stations or other public services. The closest services can be found in Ivalo, 42km away from Nellim. When you plan your trip to Nellim, we hope you remember this fact. In Nellim you only have the endless forests and beautiful nature – the true wilderness all around you.
If you want to know more about the village of Nellim, check out the website of this modest northern village http://nelliminkyla.fi/