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VISITING: Finland BROCHURE CODE: 2911
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Why not tailor-make your Northern Lights holiday whilst staying at Hotel Nangu, an adult only, boutique hotel that sits on the shores of Lake Inari? This tranquil, Northern Lights-focused accommodation is the perfect base from which to enjoy your tailored itinerary. Choose from snowmobiling, huskies and reindeer, ice fishing, snowshoeing, Northern Lights hunts and more.

What's included?

ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES LISTED BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE

  • Flights: return flights from London to Ivalo (either direct or via Helsinki depending on departure date). Flight routes are subject to change
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: minimum three nights in a twin or double room at Hotel Nangu (upgrades may be available)
  • Meals: full board
  • Activities: choose from an extensive range of activities (individually priced as detailed on the 'Activities' tab)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay

Hotel Nangu is a stunning, boutique hotel sitting on the southern shore of Lake Inari, Finland’s third largest lake. Nangu only accepts guests aged 18 and above during the winter period so you would be hard pushed to find a more peaceful and relaxing base for a winter break.

The hotel has been carefully located and designed in order to enhance guests’ chances of seeing the Northern Lights. The expansive lake-view offers a wide vista of the dark sky which isn’t affected by light pollution making it perfect for Aurora hunting.

The lake’s thick, thick, thick ice also offers a fantastic playground for Northern Lights-dedicated activities as well as daytime excursions, as its frozen surface can be used for snowmobiling, ice fishing and snowmobile-pulled sleigh rides.

The hotel’s proximity (approx 30 minutes which in this part of the world is tantamount to being next door!) to its sister lodge at Nellim means that you can visit Nellim’s huskies and reindeer in one day. The full-day excursion includes lunch, a husky sleigh ride, a snowmobile-pulled sleigh ride and a visit to a reindeer farm. And, of course, the surrounding snow-laden forests make for excellent snowshoeing routes and cross-country skiing trails.

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A tailor-made trip to Nangu will allow you to experience all of the best winter activities in a breathtaking wilderness environment whilst staying in the warmth and comfort of a boutique hotel.

All you need to do is select your preferred activities from the “Activities” tab, speak to our travel experts, and your trip is your own. The perfect way to round off each day spent in the snowy wilderness is to luxuriate in the hotel’s traditional sauna. Saunas are bordering on compulsory in Finland and there is no denying that the world always feels like a better place once you emerge from the steam.


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Duration:3 or more nights
Pace:Set your own
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Wilderness Hotel Nangu

Nights: 1-3

Wilderness Hotel Nangu is an adult-only, boutique hotel tucked away in a secluded spot close to the shores of Lake Inari in North East Finnish Lapland. This is the ideal place for those wanting to escape to a real haven of peace and quiet which just oozes rustic style, charm and comfort. Think handmade wooden furniture, sheepskins, stunning log architecture, comfy chairs and roaring fires; all with a view over snow-laden trees and a vast frozen lake beyond.

The central log-built restaurant and reception building is a spectacular spot in which to dine and unwind and the elegant wooden buildings which contain the bedrooms are around 20-50 metres away.

The hotel was transformed in 2017 by our longstanding friends and partners Jouko and Mari and they have really put their heart and soul into making Wilderness Hotel Nangu the grown-up retreat that it is.

In prime Aurora territory and just a minute’s walk from the shores of Lake Inari, this is really an incredible place in which to hunt the Northern Lights.

There are only 24 bedrooms here and so there is also a real exclusivity about this place and we would really recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Hotel Facilities

  • The wonderful main log building contains the reception, dining area and lounge where a roaring log fire and tasteful décor makes for a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere
  • We think the food at Nangu is delicious and the setting for your meals could not be more delightful. Breakfasts and lunches are both varied buffets with local and international flavours. Evening meals are served at your table and guests are provided with two or three choices each evening
  • There is a large sauna situated in one of the bedroom buildings and this is available for guests to reserve during their stay. The ideal way to relax after a day of activities
  • Free WiFi is available at Nangu, but really, other than checking the Aurora forecasts, we recommend that you just switch off from the outside world

Room types

Standard Wilderness Room (double or twin)

All rooms at Nangu are comfortable and elegantly decorated with a cosy and rustic, wooden interior, offering a traditional yet stylish Finnish ambience. The standard rooms accommodate two people, have a large window, an en-suite shower and toilet with hairdryer. They also include tea and coffee making facilities. Single rooms are also available which are slightly smaller and accommodate solo travellers.


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Other options

Superior room with panorama window

Supplements From: £135pp

These rooms provide extra space and are all equipped with double beds. They each have their own private entrance and a large panoramic window offering views towards Lake Inari. This means that it might even be possible to witness the Aurora from your room (although the views are much better outside!). All rooms are en-suite and equipped with a hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

Superior Sauna Room with Panorama Window

Supplements From: £174pp

One of the superior rooms comes with its own sauna for any guests who would like the luxury of coming home to a private sauna in the evenings.

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Please note that the prices for the departure dates 12th December – 5th January, 6th January – 5th February, 6th February – 23rd February and 24th February – 18th March are based on direct flights (Thursdays and Sundays from London Gatwick). Supplements for indirect flights from London Heathrow (via Helsinki) may apply.  

Departure dates between
Sat 01 Dec 2018
to Tue 11 Dec 2018
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3 Nights£ 1,265 Extra Night£ 187
Wed 12 Dec 2018
to Sat 05 Jan 2019
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3 Nights£ 1,525 Extra Night£ 227
Sun 06 Jan 2019
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3 Nights£ 1,085 Extra Night£ 187
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Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

To secure your holiday for next season, you can make a pre-sale booking and fix the price of your trip at the pre-sale price displayed below. Simply by paying an initial deposit of £50pp, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain preliminary and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed, you will then have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. Should you wish to proceed, the remaining deposit will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. We reserve the right to charge supplements where there are significant changes to an itinerary or increases in flight costs. Any non-package rates remain subject to change.

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Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 2 and maximum 24 people (approximately)

Group sizes and minimum numbers

Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor-made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures, you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases, we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Order of activities

The order of activities is always subject to change and you will be provided with your final itinerary upon arrival at your destination

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Please note that some of our holidays may incur a single supplement. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation.

Medical History and advice

If you or any member of your party is pregnant or has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if you become pregnant or any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Reduced Mobility

If you have a reduced level of mobility, then please contact our travel experts to discuss the suitability of this holiday in relation to your requirements.

Experience and fitness

We offer a vast choice of holidays which range from 'relaxed' to 'active' so there really is something for everyone and our holidays can be filtered by how active they are. Regardless of the chosen holiday, all activities will include tuition from a beginner's level and no prior experience is assumed.

If you are unsure about the physical demands of a particular holiday please contact us and our expert team will be happy to help.
See our booking conditions for further information.

Guides and safety

It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided.

If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Booking activities locally

In almost all of our destinations, you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Car Hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.

Minimum age

The minimum age for participation in our itinerary is 18 years old, however, for some activities and transfers, you may be joined by other guests and this may include some of a younger age than stated. Any younger participants will be fully supervised and the guides will ensure that their participation takes place only if the activities will be unaffected.

Very few hotels have a minimum age and there may be families staying at them with younger children, especially during the holiday periods. We do have some itineraries and destinations which are guaranteed to be adult-only, so if this is important to you please speak to one of our Travel Experts.

To drive a snowmobile you must have a full driving licence and be over 18 years old.

Traveller Reviews

Nangu really was absolutely magical 05 March 2018 by Lucy Van Beek and Alan Price

Nangu really was an absolutely magical setting and fantastic holiday



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