New Year & Northern Lights at Nellim Wilderness Lodge

Picturesque Location

Picturesque Location

Lake Inari - A Real Northern Lights Hot Spot

Northern Lights by Snowmobile

Northern Lights by Snowmobile

Go In Search Of The Northern Lights By Snowmobile

Take A Walk Into The Wilderness

Take A Walk Into The Wilderness

Discover The Arctic Landscape By Snowshoe

Arctic Wildlife

Arctic Wildlife

Experience Husky Mushing In The Wilderness

Arctic Wilderness

Arctic Wilderness

Warm Up Around An Open Fire

New Year & Northern Lights at Nellim Wilderness Lodge

Spend New Year at Nellim, located in the most tranquil of locations and in the heart of an Aurora hot spot. This former school house has been transformed into a warm and cosy retreat and presents a wonderful setting in which to enjoy a magical New Year. We have included snowmobiling, snow shoeing and a husky safari, all of which will leave you in awe of the beautiful surroundings. A New Year’s Eve visit from the Sami Spirit could mean that it is not just the stars that light up the sky.

30 DEC Ivalo
Fly from London Heathrow to Ivalo (via Helsinki). Here, you will be met by your local guide and take a short one hour transfer to Nellim, an enchanting wilderness lodge in the heart of Finnish Lapland. A warm welcome and dinner awaits your arrival. You may even receive a greeting from the Northern Lights.
 
31 DEC Snowmobile Safari and New Year's Eve Celebrations
After breakfast, you will receive full instructions and safety briefing before boarding your snowmobiles for a 4-hr tour. Follow your guide along a forest trail hidden amongst the pine and spruce bordering the shoreline of Lake Inari. Adults are paired together, taking it in turns to drive through this magical landscape. A wilderness lunch is served en-route
 
Return to the lodge and an afternoon of leisure.
 
This evening's dinner is a festive Finnish affair, complete with traditional New Year's Eve celebrations.
 
01 JAN Husky Safari and Aurora Camp 
After breakfast it is time to meet Nellim's pack of Alaskan huskies, whose kennels are a short snowmobile sled ride away. You can hear their eager howling as you approach. Meet your team, then with adults driving in pairs, head off along a snow-carpted trail into the Arctic wilderness.
 
Lunch is served back at the lodge and the remainder of your day is at leisure.
 
Locally sourced products and a proud Sami culture are reflected in this evening’s dinner, after which you head by snowmobile sled to Nellim’s Aurora Camp and your final night in the quest to see the Northern Lights. Here you can look out for the Northern Lights from the comfort of a heated cabin, whilst hot drinks are served to keep you warm.If hte conditions are right, a dancing performance of the Aurora will be a fitting finish to your stay.
 
02 JAN UK
Breakfast and a last chance to enjoy this idyllic location before transferring to Ivalo airport in time for your return flight back to the UK.
 
You could choose to make your stay even more special by overnighting in one of Nellim’s romantic Aurora Bubbles. Here you can view the Arctic sky through a specially treated glass ceiling and from the comfort of a double bed (supplement applies).
 
Local weather conditions could mean that itinerary and order of excursions may change. Any decision to do this is to ensure your continued enjoyment and safety at the resort.
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.