Finland: Nellim Northern Lights Wilderness Adventure
Will you see the Aurora in Nellim?
Known as the meeting place of three cultures, picturesque Nellim has historically been home to the Inari Sámis, Finnish forest workers and the Skolt Sámi. The area is close to the Russian border, on the shores of the great Lake Inari and just 40 kilometres from Ivalo.
Nellim’s wilderness setting provides a perfect backdrop for your Nellim Northern Lights break, offering a host of activities for daytime fun and skies free of light pollution for night time Northern Lights safaris.
Staying in the cosy, rustic Nellim Wilderness Hotel, you’ll visit the amazing Aurora camp during your stay. This remote camp, situated on an island on Lake Inari, provides an ideal location for Aurora spotting.
When it comes to daytime activities on your Nellim Northern Lights break, you can look forward to a husky safari, snowmobiling, reindeer sleigh rides and exploring the forests and hills on a snowshoe trek.
This fabulous five day adventure packs in so much fun that you’ll never want to be indoors on your Nellim Northern Lights break. When you do manage to step inside, however, you can be sure you’ll soon warm up, thanks to the fabulous on-site sauna and plenty of tasty Lappish fare served in the cosy restaurant.
Day 1 - Arrival
Landing at Ivalo airport, you’ll transfer to the Nellim Wilderness Hotel in time for a welcome dinner and a good night’s sleep.Meals included:Dinner
Day 2 - Reindeers and Aurora
It’s a speedy start to the first full day of your Nellim Northern Lights break as you hop on a snowmobile and make your way to a local reindeer farm to learn all about these fascinating creatures and even enjoy a short sleigh ride. A picnic lunch rounds off your visit, then it’s back to base on your snowmobile. After dinner, we set out in search of the elusive Aurora.
Please note: all snowmobile drivers must have a full driving licence.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Huskies and Lights
A fabulous husky safari waits today on your Nellim Northern Lights break. You will be given all the information you need to drive your own pack, before you set off over Lake Inari, pulled through the pristine, snowy landscape by these wonderful dogs. Back at base, there’s time for a sauna and a spot of relaxation before dinner and a snowmobile trip in search of the Northern Lights.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Showshoe Trek
Snowshoeing is a lovely way to explore. Today on your Nellim Northern Lights break you will learn this traditional art before setting out along the snowy forest trails and up into the hills to take in the stunning views of Lake Inari and Nellim. Your journey ends with a delicious picnic lunch.
Please note: for an additional charge, visitors can replace today’s activity with a snowmobile safari.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Departure
Today your Nellim Northern Lights break comes to an end and you say goodbye to Nellim and transfer to the airport for your flight home.Meals included:Breakfast
- Return flights from London Heathrow
- Local transfers to and from Ivalo airport to Nellim Wilderness Lodge
- 4 nights accommodation on a full board basis
- Activities as per the itinerary (Please note that these are subject to change)
- Travel Insurance
- Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing
- Departures quoted are from London Gatwick (Sunday to Thursday)
- Departures from regional airports may be available and a supplement may apply
- A supplement will apply for any stays between the 20/12/17 and 7/1/18