From  £1630
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Stay in a cosy wilderness lodge
  • Enjoy a snowmobile ride through the Lappish forest
  • Learn how to mush a traditional dog-sleigh
  • Trek through snow covered wilderness on snow shoes
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Nellim Arctic Explorer

5 Day Tour, from £1630 per person

In the far north of Finnish Lapland, on the edge of beautiful Lake Inari, Nellim Wilderness Hotel is a remote retreat where snow-covered forests and frozen lakes provide the backdrop to the day’s adventures. Learn how to drive your own husky-sled through the Lappish wilderness, snowshoe through glittering forest trails and search for the northern lights on a starlit snowmobile safari on this fully-inclusive short break.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
Fly to Ivalo
Fly to Ivalo
Fly to Ivalo Airport in Northern Lapland and transfer to Nellim Wilderness Hotel, located in the heart of the forest just a few kilometres from the Russian border. Enjoy a Lappish buffet dinner in the cosy wood-cabin restaurant before checking in to a Wilderness Room. Ask a Regent Finland Explorer about upgrading to a private Log Cabin with it’s own living space, kitchenette and sauna. (D)
Accommodation
Nellim Wilderness Lodge
DAY 2
Snowmobile Safari
Snowmobile Safari
Embark on a snowmobile safari through the glistening Finnish landscape, stopping to visit a local reindeer farm. Hand-feed the animals and learn more about this arctic way of life before zipping back through the snowy forests. After dinner, travel to one of the hotel’s special Aurora Camps – remote viewing spots far away from any light pollution – to search for the swirling northern lights. (B,L,D)
Accommodation
Nellim Wilderness Lodge
DAY 3
Husky Safari
Husky Safari
Learn how to mush a traditional dog-sled before heading out with your own pack of huskies across the beautiful frozen waters of Lake Inari. After dinner, take to the snowmobiles once again for a starlit safari past lakes and forest, searching the northern skies for the magical aurora borealis. (B,L,D)
Accommodation
Nellim Wilderness Lodge
DAY 4
Snowshoe Trek
Snowshoe Trek
Don snowshoes and follow trails into the snow-draped forest, returning to the hotel to warm up in the sauna. Perhaps upgrade to an Aurora Bubble for the final night’s accommodation. These compact cabins topped with Perspex domes provide unending views of the northern skies from the comfort of your own bed. (B,L,D)
Accommodation
Nellim Wilderness Lodge
DAY 5
Fly to UK
Transfer back to Ivalo Airport for the return flight to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £1630 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class to Ivalo with Finnair direct from London Gatwick
  • All airport taxes
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Half Board meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Return transfers from Ivalo Airport 
  • Excursions as listed in the itinerary
  • Winter clothing

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance 
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions

Price Notes

Upgrade to an Aurora Bubble for the first or final night for £84 per person - speak to one of our Lapland specialists for more information. This tour uses direct flights with Finnair, operating from Sundays - Thursdays from 14th December 2017. For alternative days or longer stays, please contact our Arctic Travel specialists.


Tour Accommodation

Nellim Wilderness Lodge
Nellim Wilderness Lodge
Nellim Wilderness Lodge In the far north of Finnish Lapland, on the edge of beautiful Lake Inari, Nellim Wilderness Hotel is a remote retreat where snow-covered forests and frozen lakes provide the......
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