Wilderness Hotel Nellim – Tailor Made

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Set your own itinerary during this tailor-made holiday to Nellim. Situated close to the shores of Lake Inari, amidst the fells and forests of North East Finland, this is an excellent location for Aurora hunting at night and enjoying Arctic activities during the day.

Nellim has been one of our most popular destinations for over a decade, and for so many reasons. The location of the hotel is wild and wonderful, the Aurora record and viewing opportunities are exceptional and the accommodation range is fantastic. The activities on offer also showcase the absolute best of Arctic Finland.

Designing your own holiday at Nellim means that you can set the duration and pace of your trip and focus in on the key activities and experiences you would most like to enjoy.

Tailoring a holiday gives you great flexibility. Perhaps you are travelling in a group where people have different priorities, or maybe you have been to the region before and know what you want to focus on. It is also a great way to arrange your holiday if you are working to a budget – big or small. Regardless, our Aurora Travel Experts will be on hand to help you plan the ideal holiday from beginning to end, using their first-hand knowledge of this wonderful location.

You can choose the exact duration and departure date of your stay at Nellim (a minimum of three nights is required and definitely recommended) and then you simply add in the activities from the individually priced range which is detailed in the Extras section of the holiday page. There are wonderful experiences to be had here, during both day and night.

When it comes to Northern Lights hunting, Nellim really excels itself with a range of innovative Aurora hunting options. Guests can spend the night in a unique Aurora Bubble or Aurora Kota, hunt the lights on foot, by car or by snowmobile, or visit one of Nellim's Aurora Camps which are all situated in prime Northern Lights viewpoints. Even if you aren’t out on an Aurora activity, you have excellent Northern Lights viewing potential right next to the hotel. Just a few minutes’ walk from the main hotel building, you can be standing on the vast expanse of frozen Lake Inari, gazing at the dark sky.

During the day, of course, all the key Arctic activities are available. You can choose to go dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. You could try your hand at ice fishing or perhaps visit a local reindeer farm. The options are wonderfully varied. In between activities, you can enjoy a walk to the nearby log church, go sledging, relax in one of the saunas (a real Finnish tradition) or perhaps hire cross-country skis or snowshoes to enjoy the local trails independently.

Your Aurora Travel Expert will be happy to advise you on the best activities and accommodation options for your holiday.

If you wish to combine your stay with any of our other Wilderness Hotel destinations including Inari, Nangu or Muotka, then please simply ask one of the team to provide a tailored quote for you.

*Please note that transfers are based on a scheduled group shuttle to a few nearby hotels. If you would prefer to upgrade to private taxi transfers please ask our Travel Experts for a quotation.



[IVL] Ivalo Airport, Finland To Wilderness Hotel Nellim
Airport Transfer
Wilderness Hotel Nellim - Check In
Address : Nellim, Inari, Finland

Wilderness Hotel Nellim - Stay
Address : Nellim, Inari, Finland

Wilderness Hotel Nellim - Stay
Address : Nellim, Inari, Finland

Wilderness Hotel Nellim To [IVL] Ivalo Airport, Finland
Airport Transfer
Wilderness Hotel Nellim - Check Out
Address : Nellim, Inari, Finland

What's included?

  • Return flights from London to Ivalo (via Helsinki) are included. Flight routes are subject to change.
  • Return airport transfers
  • A minimum of three nights in a twin or double room at Nellim Wilderness Hotel
  • Full board meals
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • 24/7 assistance from our UK based operations team and in destination support from our local partners


Wilderness Hotel Nellim

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, 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 stakeouts – you can light the fire in the small wooden kota (traditional shelter) and watch the sky with a warm drink
Arctic Lake Villa
No of Days: 1
Accommodation Upgrade to Arctic Suite
No of Days: 1
Accommodation Upgrade - Log Suite
No of Days: 1
Aurora Kota (Not Keeping Original Accommodation)
No of Days: 1
Aurora Bubble (Not Keeping Room)
No of Days: 1

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Key Facts

Pace Set your own
Holiday Type Tailor Made
Max Group Size NA
Cities / Destinations Finland, Nellim
Brochure Code 2907
Price from
£1,515 pp
4 days

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