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This Northern Lights-focused itinerary in Nellim is the ideal holiday for those Aurora hunters who are short on time but who still want to maximise their chances. Over three nights, you will participate in two different Northern Lights activities in the hope of seeing the Aurora Borealis come to life. In the company of expert guides, you’ll hunt the lights by minibus and will also visit an Aurora Camp situated in a prime Aurora viewpoint, helping to provide the best possible Aurora sighting opportunities.

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 subject to change.
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 3 nights’ accommodation in twin/double hotel rooms. Apartment/cabin upgrades available (supplements apply)
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: Aurora Camp and Aurora hunt by car (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Aurora alert until approximately 1 am
  • Services of our expert guides and Aurora Zone representative

When enjoying a weekend Aurora hunting mini-break, it is always essential to maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights. Based at Nellim, one of our most popular destinations, this wonderful wilderness weekend includes two dedicated Aurora hunts which will really improve your chances of seeing the lights if conditions are favourable.

In the company of expert guides, you will be led out away from all light pollution and into prime Northern Lights viewing locations which only the locals know about.

Your first activity is a visit to one of the area’s famed Aurora Camps which you will reach travelling in a snowmobile-pulled sleigh. Each camp has a spectacular location with views of the Northern skies and your guide will choose the best option for the conditions. With warm drinks and great company to pass the time, your stake-out will hopefully be rewarded with a display.

Your second activity will use the mobility provided by either a minibus or a car to try and outrun any localised cloud cover. Your destination will be determined by the forecasts but in this region, if conditions are right, you are unlikely to have to venture too far in order to catch a display. Please note that the order of activities is subject to change and that your Aurora hunting activities may be switched around.

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Your days have been left free for you to tailor your itinerary to suit your preferences. You can choose from a number of activities that we have on offer, detailed in the ‘Personalise’ tab on the holiday page. There are some incredible options, including reindeer sleigh rides, snowmobile safaris, dog sled trips and snowshoeing experiences.

During this short break, you will spend three nights at Nellim Wilderness Hotel, which is one of our best-selling destinations. It offers a wide range of accommodation options including rooms, suites and cabins.

Nellim is also home to the original Aurora Bubbles we highly recommend upgrading a night of your stay to one of these glass domed rooms.


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Key facts

Duration:3 nights
Pace:Relaxed
Suitable for: Ages 15+. See our terms for further information
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  • After you touch down at Ivalo Airport, you will be transferred to Nellim Wilderness Hotel around 50 minutes away.

    On arrival, you will check in to your accommodation and head for a hearty dinner in the hotel’s restaurant.

    Later in the evening you will be issued with your cold weather clothing and have a welcome meeting with one of the local guides. Once you have it, we recommend testing your cold weather clothing by taking a walk down on to the small frozen lake behind the hotel. It is a great Aurora viewing spot (at least 5 members of our office staff have seen the Northern Lights from this point) and gives you chance to check all of your equipment fits correctly and is comfortable for the next few days.

  • After breakfast, your day is free for you to tailor your time.  The wide range of options that we have can all be found, in the ‘Personalise’ tab on the holiday page.

    You may wish to spend time simply exploring the landscape and wilderness in your own time, or you can book an activity and have a guided tour of the surrounding fells. Why not spend the day combining a snowmobile safari and a reindeer experience, as you take a fast-paced ride to the reindeer farm? Once you arrive, you can meet and feed the reindeer and enjoy lunch by an open fire. Or, explore on foot during a guided snowshoe trip, walking over thick blankets of snow into parts of the wilderness that would be unreachable with normal footwear.

    Your lunches will be served in the hotel restaurant (unless you book activities which include a meal)

    After dinner, it is time for your inaugural Aurora activity– travelling in a sleigh that will be pulled by your guide’s snowmobile. You will sit back and relax as you glide over the snow, beneath hopefully clear skies. Nellim has several Aurora Camps in prime Northern Lights viewpoints, so you will be taken to the most suitable location for the conditions.

    Overall, you will be out for around 2.5 hours. Warm drinks will be served as you admire the view and, with any luck, the Northern Lights will dance and shimmer across the sky.

  • Once more your day is completely free so you can choose to pass your time however you wish. Choose from the many options that we have detailed in the ‘Personalise’ tab and you can find yourself snowmobiling on Lake Inari, ice fishing, cross-country skiing or meeting and feeding reindeer.

    Depending on which activities you book, both lunch and dinner will be served at the hotel.

    Your final evening will be filled with a motorised Aurora hunt as you use the mobility provided by a car/minibus to hunt the Aurora with your guide.  The route will be selected based on the Aurora activity levels and the weather forecasts. When you arrive at your destination, you can enjoy warm drinks as you watch the sky for the first signs of a display. The activity will last for around 2.5 hours in total.

  • Today your short break comes to an end and you must say farewell to Nellim and take your transfer to the airport in time for your flight home. If you are on an early flight this morning, you will be provided with coffee and a packed breakfast to enjoy on your journey to the airport or while you are waiting for your flight. If you are on a later flight, you can enjoy your breakfast in the restaurant.

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Wilderness Hotel Nellim

Nights: 1-3

Wilderness Hotel Nellim is owned by our good friends Jouko and Mari Lappalainen. Nellim was their first hotel (they now also own the delights of Nangu, Muotka and Wilderness Hotel Inari) and is now renowned as an Aurora destination. It will always hold a special place in our hearts for being the first place many of us saw the Northern Lights. The hotel has been upgraded over the years and now has a wide range of accommodation options including rooms, suites, log cabins and unforgettable Aurora Cabins and Bubbles (see the ‘Personalise’ section for details) which are all within a short walk of the main reception and restaurant building.

A tiny village just 8km from the Russian border, Nellim is a remote spot close to the shores of Lake Inari and surrounded by incredible wilderness, providing perfectly dark skies, ideal for Aurora viewing.

Hotel facilities

  • The restaurant/reception building is the focal point at Nellim. With locally-made furnishings, the atmosphere is charming. Hearty buffets of local and international favourites are served three times a day. There is usually a soup and salad selection, two choices of main meal and a pudding for evening meals
  • Guests can relax next to the roaring fire and enjoy a drink from the bar in the restaurant
  • A sauna is available for guests to use and can be reserved at reception in hourly slots
  • There is a fully-stocked gift shop which offers a range of local produce and souvenirs for you to take home
  • Tea and coffee making facilities are available in the main building for guests outside meal times
  • Cross-country skis and snowshoes are available to hire from the onsite activity centre
  • The small lake behind the hotel is a great spot for some independent Aurora stake outs – you can light the fire in the small wooden kota (traditional shelter) and watch the sky with a warm drink

Room types

Hotel rooms

The 34 double or twin rooms are decorated in keeping with local surroundings and culture. All have an en-suite shower room and hairdryer. Some of these rooms are located in the main building and others are situated in separate annexe buildings, a short walk from the main building. There are also two hotel rooms with private sauna which can be booked, subject to a supplement and availability.


Other options

Wilderness Hotel Nellim - Apartments

Many guests like to upgrade to one of the six apartments at Nellim, all of which are situated in one of the annexe buildings across from the reception and restaurant. The apartments offer guests additional room and their own space in which to relax after a day or night of activities.

Each apartment varies in size and facilities. Apartments are allocated on a first come, first served basis according to the accommodation which best suits your party.

Please note that some of the apartments require a supplement. Please contact our Travel Experts for a quotation.

Please note these images display a range of the different types of apartment. Upgrade supplements may apply.

Apartment facilities

  • The one, two and three bedroom apartments are all equipped with living area, bathroom (with shower and hairdryer), kitchenette and/or electric kettle and TV
  • Some of the apartments offer a fireplace or a sauna but these facilities cannot be guaranteed, only requested
  • We recommend taking supplies of your favourite tea and coffee so you can enjoy warm drinks in your apartment

 

Please note that an upgrade supplement may apply. Please speak to our Travel Experts for a full quotation


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Wilderness Hotel Nellim - Cabins

Supplements from: £227pp

Nellim offers a variety of cabins which offer varying facilities and which are mainly within easy walking distance of the hotel. Cabins are allocated on a first come, first served basis, according to the accommodation which most suits your party and availability. Specific facilities cannot be guaranteed. Please contact our Travel Experts for a quotation.

Price is based on two adults sharing a log cabin. Please contact our Travel Experts for a quotation.

Cabin facilities

  • The standard cosy cabins are studio in style and offer a double bed, pull-out sofa bed, a small kitchenette, a shower room and en-suite toilet, a fireplace and a private sauna
  • A large lakeside cabin can be requested for larger groups but this is a few kilometres from the hotel and so transfers are provided for meals and activities
  • Two larger log cabins situated close to the hotel are available on request, however, these require a minimum of 4 people and sleep up to 8

Please note these images display a range of the different types of cabins.

Wilderness Hotel Nellim - Log Suites

Supplements from: £147pp

Located between 30-70 metres from the main building these log suites are designed to be the highest standard of accommodation Nellim offer. The suites are approximately 33m² and there are four suites in each of the separate log buildings.

Please contact our Travel Experts for a quotation.

Suite facilities

  • All suites have their own private sauna, electric kettle and mini-fridge to make your stay as comfortable as possible

  • The suites have a double bed downstairs as part of the open plan layout and a mezzanine level above which sleeps up to three more people

  • All meals will be served in the hotel restaurant which is just a short walk from the suites

  • These suites are perfect for those wishing to have more space to relax in during their downtime from activities


Special Nights

A night in an Aurora Kota

From: £138pp

The team at Nellim are world-experts when it comes to Northern Lights viewing, and frequently devise creative new ways to appreciate this natural phenomenon. The Aurora Kotas at Nellim and Muotka are well in keeping with such a tradition: combining a cabin structure with glass tepee elements, they provide a large glass roof above the sleeping area, allowing visitors to lose themselves in the magic of night-time Northern Lights displays.

Each Kota contains a double bed and being a bit larger than an Aurora Bubble, it has room for a third person on a sofa bed. The 18m² space has simple and inviting décor, as well as pleasant lighting which illuminates the area without disrupting aurora-watching experiences. Linking to their natural setting, the majority of the Kotas do not have a shower- even so, each includes a toilet and small sink. At Nellim there are also two Aurora Cabins which have a shower and are slightly larger at 29 m².

Please note: prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply. Prices are based on the Kotas without showers; if you would like to stay in a Kota with a shower, please speak to our Travel Experts for a full quote, as they attract a higher cost.

Aurora Bubble

From: £138pp

What a concept this is! These bubbles represent the absolute pinnacle of the increasingly sophisticated search for the Northern Lights.

Essentially, the Aurora Bubble brings the Arctic wilderness and the night sky into the comfort of your own bedroom. Each bubble has a heated bedroom with a large north-facing dome window, allowing you to gaze at the firmament from the comfort of your own bed!! This is Aurora hunting in style.

The bubbles are located in an area of minimal light pollution but within walking distance of the hotel should you wish to return to your room during the night. We can't imagine that you will as there is a toilet which means there is no need whatsoever to leave your comfortable bubble during the night.

Of course, we can neither guarantee that the Northern Lights will appear nor can we ensure cloud-free skies because Aurora hunting will always carry an element of luck. What we do know is that the Aurora Bubbles represent a genuinely unique and memorable experience.


Please note: Prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply.


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A night in an Aurora Kota

From £138pp

The team at Nellim are world-experts when it comes to Northern Lights viewing, and frequently devise creative new ways to appreciate this natural phenomenon. The Aurora Kotas at Nellim and Muotka are well in keeping with such a tradition: combining a cabin structure with glass tepee elements, they provide a large glass roof above the sleeping area, allowing visitors to lose themselves in the magic of night-time Northern Lights displays.

Each Kota contains a double bed and being a bit larger than an Aurora Bubble, it has room for a third person on a sofa bed. The 18m² space has simple and inviting décor, as well as pleasant lighting which illuminates the area without disrupting aurora-watching experiences. Linking to their natural setting, the majority of the Kotas do not have a shower- even so, each includes a toilet and small sink. At Nellim there are also two Aurora Cabins which have a shower and are slightly larger at 29 m².

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Please note: prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply. Prices are based on the Kotas without showers; if you would like to stay in a Kota with a shower, please speak to our Travel Experts for a full quote, as they attract a higher cost.


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Activities

Reindeer day by snowmobile

From: £169pp

This activity combines culture and adventure as you visit a local reindeer farm by snowmobile. This activity lets you experience the thrill of snowmobiling in this wild and remote landscape and then gives you an insight into the traditions of the Sámi culture.

After full instruction and a safety briefing, you will travel by snowmobile (two people per machine) across frozen lakes and through snow laden forests to reach the reindeer herder and his animals. You make stops on the way to visit the delightful log-built church at Nellim and the Russian border.

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At the farm, you will have the chance to feed the animals and learn about their importance to the Sámi people of Lapland and the region as a whole.

Lunch will be cooked over an open fire and warm drinks will be provided before you head back to the hotel.

Please note that you must be 18 years old or over and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile.

Duration: Approximately 5 hours

Reindeer farm visit

From: £80pp

Today you will gain an insight into the traditions of Sámi culture, the lives of a herder and the importance of the reindeer to a rural economy such as Nellim when you visit a local reindeer farm. You will be transferred either by car or sledge pulled by a snowmobile. During your visit, you can ask the herder questions about the way of life this far north of the Arctic Circle. There may also be a chance to feed the reindeer.  A visit to the Nellim church is also included.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours


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Explore snowmobiling

From: £160pp

Similar to our two-hour snowmobile tour this activity offers you more time to enjoy your new-found hobby!

After a full safety briefing and instructions on how to drive and handle the snowmobile, you will head out on a four-hour snowmobile tour, travelling two people per machine (you may choose to upgrade and drive your own snowmobile - please contact our Travel Experts for a quote).

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You will travel along snowy trails, through forests and across wild landscapes. You will then head towards Lake Inari and take in the beauty of this vast frozen lake.

Lunch will be served on an open fire and warm drinks will be provided during your activity.

Please note: you must be 18 years old or over and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile.

Duration: Approximately 4 hours

Gentle snowshoeing

From: £63pp

Snowshoes have been the mode of transport in this part of the world for centuries and as well as stopping you from sinking into the deep snow they are also a fun way to tackle the untouched snow around Nellim.

A guide will lead you on a two-hour snowshoe trek through the snowy wilderness along the many trails in the area. There will be plenty of breaks and opportunities to take in the stunning views over Lake Inari and Nellim along the way.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Private Aurora sleigh ride

From: £196pp

One of Nellim's Northern Lights innovations in recent years has been the introduction of the Aurora sleigh.

These unique sleighs have been designed with a Perspex roof so you can always be looking up at the night's sky in hope of seeing the Northern Lights but are protected from the cold outside. The sleighs are heated and you will sit on top of comfortable sheepskins as your experienced guide pulls the sleigh along with their snowmobile. You will be shown some beautiful and scenic areas and you will have the opportunity to stop and take photos of your surroundings during your 2.5-hour trip.

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This is a private tour which can be operated simply as a private sleigh ride or you can choose to enjoy the experience with the addition of a dinner cooked over an open fire by your guide which increases the duration by around 30 minutes.

Duration: approximately 2.5 hours

Minimum numbers: 2 people

Private Aurora sleigh ride including dinner: please speak to our Travel Experts for a quote

Aurora hunt by car

From: £102pp

This Aurora hunt is designed to help you to outrun any localised cloud cover as your guide chooses the most suitable destination for an evening Aurora stake-out.

One of the most popular destinations is Paatsjoki Bridge as it has an excellent Northern Lights viewing record. This area affords exceptional views of the night sky and is close the Russian border. Warm drinks will be served and stories told as you await a potential sighting with your guide.

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours


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Aurora snowshoeing

From: £102pp

Snowshoeing at night is a wonderful experience, regardless of whether the Northern Lights appear overhead.

The silence of the forests at night is just breathtaking and the landscape takes on a totally different feel at night. Your guide will lead you along the trails to one of the camp spots, where you can enjoy some hot drinks. If conditions are favourable your efforts will hopefully be rewarded with a spectacular display.

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours

Aurora Camp

From: £102pp

Nellim is famed for its Aurora Camps which have been built by the experienced guides in prime Northern Lights viewpoints. Your guide will take you to the most appropriate camp for the conditions and you will travel in a sleigh pulled by a snowmobile.

Warm drinks will be served and stories told, as you await a potential sighting of the Northern Lights.

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours


Image credit: Markku Inkila

Aurora Snowmobile Safari

From: £133pp

Snowmobiles offer a level of mobility that means that, should there be any localised cloud cover, your guide may be able to lead you to clearer skies.

After full instruction and a safety briefing, you will travel in pairs on the snowmobiles with one travelling as a passenger and the other in control of the machine (you will get the chance to swap).  You may choose to upgrade and drive your own snowmobile - please ask our Travel Experts for a quote.

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Travelling by snowmobile at night is a thrilling experience as the headlights illuminate the forests and the snow reflects the light to create a very special atmosphere. With a little luck, the Northern Lights will also help to light your way.

Please note: You must be 18 years old or over and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile.

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours

Wilderness snowmobile safari and ice fishing

From: £173pp

After a full safety briefing and instructions on how to drive and handle the snowmobile, you will head out for around six hours on a wilderness snowmobile and ice fishing tour. You will travel two people per sled with the chance to swap drivers part of the way (you may choose to upgrade and drive your own snowmobile - please speak to our Travel Experts for a quote).

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You will travel along stunning snowy trails and end up at Lake Inari, the perfect spot for ice fishing. After you have tried your hand at this unique activity and hopefully caught some fish, you will enjoy lunch cooked on an open fire and served with warm drinks.

In total, you will cover around 40km by snowmobile.

Please note:  You must be 18 years old or over and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile.

Duration: Approximately 6 hours

Snowmobile safari try out

From: £89pp

After a full safety briefing and instructions on how to drive and handle the snowmobile, you will head out on a two-hour snowmobile tour, travelling two people per machine (you may choose to upgrade and drive your own snowmobile - please ask our Travel Experts for a quote).

You will travel along snowy trails, through forests and across wild landscapes. You will then head towards Lake Inari and take in the beauty of this vast frozen lake.

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Please note that you must be 18 years old or over and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile.

Duration: approximately 2 hours 

Husky safari

From: £169pp

A husky safari is effectively a 'must-do' activity whilst in Lapland and we can highly recommend this excellent adventure.

When you meet the dogs you will hear and see their excitement as they are always so eager to get out and onto the trail. Your expert guide will show you how to handle the sled and control the dogs before you set off for your dog sledding experience. Travelling two people per sled, you will both have the chance to enjoy driving and travelling as a passenger.

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You will be out for around two hours with the dogs and then upon your return, you will be given further insight into the lives of these hard-working dogs and their mushers. Lunch will be served back at the Nellim Wilderness Lodge.

Duration: approximately 3 hours in total

Cross-country skiing (2 hours)

From: £63pp

Cross-country skiing is one of the most popular Scandinavian activities and this is your chance to learn the basic skills. You will be taught the basics before exploring the trails which surround the hotel. This peaceful activity lets you appreciate the silence and beauty of this area, beware, however, it can be very addictive!

Duration: approximately 2 hours

Snowy trails by snowshoe (4hrs)

From: £85pp

Experience the traditional activity of snowshoeing as you explore the wilderness and take in this peaceful environment. With your guide leading the way you will travel along snowy trails and witness some stunning views over Lake Inari and Nellim.

You will be rewarded with a light lunch cooked over an open fire and provided with warm drinks.

Duration: Approximately 4 hours


Image credit: Markku Inkila

Special Nights

Aurora Bubble

From: £138pp

What a concept this is! These bubbles represent the absolute pinnacle of the increasingly sophisticated search for the Northern Lights.

Essentially, the Aurora Bubble brings the Arctic wilderness and the night sky into the comfort of your own bedroom. Each bubble has a heated bedroom with a large north-facing dome window, allowing you to gaze at the firmament from the comfort of your own bed!! This is Aurora hunting in style.

Read more about this activity

The bubbles are located in an area of minimal light pollution but within walking distance of the hotel should you wish to return to your room during the night. We can't imagine that you will as there is a toilet which means there is no need whatsoever to leave your comfortable bubble during the night.

Of course, we can neither guarantee that the Northern Lights will appear nor can we ensure cloud-free skies because Aurora hunting will always carry an element of luck. What we do know is that the Aurora Bubbles represent a genuinely unique and memorable experience.


Please note: Prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply.


Image credit: Markku Inkila

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays, you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Book your dream Northern Lights adventure during the month of July 2018 and save 5% on selected holidays departing between 1st November - 20th December 2018.

(T&C's apply. Offer is subject to availability and can only be redeemed on selected holidays. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions or third-party referrals.)


 

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Please note: our holiday prices are based on the lowest available airline fares. These fares can sell out quickly and, as a result, prices may increase and supplements may be applicable. We recommend booking at the earliest opportunity in order to secure the best possible fares and flight times.

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To secure places for next season, you can make a provisional booking and fix the cost of your holiday at the provisional package price displayed online. Simply by paying a deposit, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain subject to change and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed. You will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel we will refund your deposit. 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 people; maximum 26

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

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.

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 lever 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.

Traveller Reviews

This was one of the best holidays we have had 30 March 2018 by Kay & Stephen Sandford

This was one of the best holidays we have had - completely new experience, both relaxing and exciting.

The guides were brilliant. 19 March 2018 by Dariel Pertwee, Julie Pangels & Joy Goodman

The guides were brilliant. Knowledgeable and patient. Impressed by how well they looked after us all. The hotel comfortable, basic but with everything one needs. Gear a little tired and large mittens pretty useless and cumbersome. Food excellent. I would definitely go back (as we didn't see any lights), however, there was so much to do in the time we had, that I didn't feel too disappointed.

Everything was perfect 23 February 2018 by Christian and Kathryn Bowsher

Everything was perfect, apart from the non-appearance of the Aurora!

A magical experience in the Finnish winter wonderland 11 February 2018 by The Stothart Family

We had a wonderful time, a magical experience in the Finnish winter wonderland. The activities were fun and unusual and the guides were enthusiastic about the natural world. I loved all the activities. It was such a special and different thing to do and the activities suited the age range in our family group of 4, from 26 to 60.

Winter Wonderland! 08 February 2018 by Elizabeth Ball

I loved my Aurora Zone trip to Nellim. Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, reindeer visiting, ice fishing, sitting by a fire in the wilderness watching the snowfall one night and the skies ablaze with stars, a rising moon AND the Aurora dancing across the sky! The lodge was excellent. Felt very authentic. Food was excellent. The guides were full of great information, took great care of every individual in
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the small groups. The only thing I missed was the dog sled adventure, but I just ran out of time. Good reason to come back!! They were very accommodating to everyone's particular needs and times of arrivals/departures. The location of the lodge was far away from any other lodge so you weren't running into other groups. You were very secluded!! I would highly recommend The Aurora Zone.
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The most amazing trip ever 23 January 2018 by Litong Liu

I have been to 16 countries, and this trip to Nellim has become my favourite. The hotel is beautifully decorated, the food served in the restaurant were very very delicious. We had a wide range to choose from, meat, seafood, vegetables and soup. The bed in the room was very comfortable. I had so much fun during the activities. The reindeer day was my favourite, which includes snowmobiling, visit
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the reindeer farm, ice fishing, visit a local church, had a lunch around an open fire and tried the very delicious reindeer soup. Husky safari was a long ride so make sure to wear as much as you can. Cross-country skiing was a hard work but a very different experience to try. We were out to hunt for northern lights every night by different transport and had a hot drink around the open fire. We had grilled marshmallow on our final night. The tour guides are so knowledgeable and helpful with everything. They set up my camera to take the most amazing aurora photos, also helped me with wearing the shoes, helmet and everything. Every penny I spent on this trip was definitely worthy and every second in Nellim was a memory maker. Thank you.
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We absolutely loved our time away in Nellim 29 December 2017 by Sophie Cooke

We loved the snowmobiling and particularly enjoyed our time just the two of us with a guide where we went ice fishing and were able to snowmobile over to the spot. We absolutely loved our time away in Nellim, it lived up to all expectations and beyond. We would recommend to anyone. Aurora Zone made it very easy for us and the location of the hotel and choice of activities was amazing.

Amazing trip 22 December 2017 by Keisha Glass

Amazing trip. Lodge was fantastic. Staff was fantastic. Finnair worked very hard. Gatwick staff as well.



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