Nellim Under The Northern Lights

Aurora Over The Wilderness Lodge

Aurora Over The Wilderness Lodge

Northern Lights by Lake Inari

Authentic Dog Sledding Experience

Authentic Dog Sledding Experience

Husky Mushing In The Arctic Wilderness

Guided Snow Shoe Trek

Guided Snow Shoe Trek

Enjoy The Fresh & Clean Air On A Snow Shoe Trek

Upgrade to A Night In An Aurora Bubble

Upgrade to A Night In An Aurora Bubble

Look Out For The Northern Lights From The Comfort Of Your Aurora Bubble

Head Out To Nellims Aurora Camp

Head Out To Nellims Aurora Camp

Witness The Northern Lights Dance In The Night's Sky

Nellim Under The Northern Lights

Nellim is as quiet and beautifully remote a spot as you will find anywhere in Finnish Lapland. Lake Inari is infused with Sami culture and the village of Nellim lies at its very heart. This is owned and run by Jouko and Mari Lappalainen who have diligently converted what was once the local school into an authentically crafted home.

UPGRADE TO AN AURORA BUBBLE
Nellim is also home to the Aurora Bubble. Each individual and romantic pod has heating, private eco WC and a comfortable double bed from where you can view the star-lit sky. Located on the water’s edge, the north facing pods have specially formulated curved glass ceilings, which allow you to watch nature unfold. Nellim has an impressive Northern Lights record, so should the conditions be right, you may be rewarded with your very own performance of the Aurora Borealis swirling above you. We can incorporate a night in an aurora bubble into your stay for a supplement.
DAY 1 UK - Nellim
Mid morning flight up to Ivalo in Finnish Lapland. On arrival you will be met by a local guide and transferred to Nellim Wilderness Lodge. Check into your chosen accommodation for a 3 night stay before an evening meal is served in the restaurant.
 
DAY 2 Husky Safari  & Northern Lights By Snowmobile
The day starts with breakfast, after which you experience your first Arctic adventure - mushing a team of huskies. After full instruction, you head (driving in pairs) out into the surrouding wilderness for a ride of a life time. As the dogs pull you along a snow carpeted trail the silence is broken only by the whooshing sound of slicing sleigh runners. A stop is made so that you have the opportunity to swop driving responsibilities. On your return lunch is served at Nellim.
 
The afternoon is at leisure, then after dinner, start your engines and go in search of the northern lights by snowmobile. If the conditions are right your snowmobiling prowess could be rewarded by a dazzling overhead display.
 
DAY 3 Snowshoeing & Aurora Camp
After breakfast today, we have a 4-hour snowshoe trek. it does not take long to master this ancient art, and after a little practice, you will soon be travelling through the deep pristine white snow that surrounds the lodge. Half-way round there is a stop for a wilderness lunch served around an open fire.
 
Returning to Nellim, the afternoon is at leisure before a final pursuit of the northern lights. After dinner, you will be driven by snowmobile sled to one of Nellim's wilderness camps. These camps are located in northern lights hot spots and well away from any light pollution. A warming fire and hot drinks are served as you stake-out the lights.
 
DAY 4 Nellim-UK
Breakfast and transfer to Ivalo airport for scheduled Finnair flight(s) via Helsinki to Heathrow 
Nellim Wilderness Lodge
Nellim Wilderness Lodge
This former school house has been lovingly converted into an authentically crafted hotel that reflects the local culture. Located in an Aurora hot spot, this warm and cosy property captures the essence of rural life in Finnish Lapland, which is enthusiastically shared by its owners, Mari and Jouko. Although small, Nellim offers adaptable accommodation including hotel rooms, apartments, and cabins that are flexible enough to lodge couples, groups of friends and differing family sizes. Nellim is also home to the Aurora Bubble. Each individual and romantic pod has heating, private eco WC and a comfortable double bed from where you can view the star-lit sky. Located on the water's edge, the north facing pods have specially formulated curved glass ceilings, which allow you to watch nature unfold. In addition to the hotel’s restaurant there is a welcoming lounge and a bar handcrafted by Jouko himself.