Immerse yourself in the magic of New Year in Finnish Lapland at the Nellim Wilderness Hotel. Hemmed by lush forest and surrounded by complete calm and tranquillity, this is a fantastic way to welcome the New Year and leave wonderful memories to savour forever. With comfortable accommodation in hotel-style rooms, log suites and cabins and magnificent views, our fully-inclusive breaks have everything you need to capture a true winter wonderland. A stay here included a range of day activities, traditional cooking and the chance to chase the aurora.
- Direct flight to Finnish Lapland
- Picture perfect wilderness location
- New year festivities with fireworks and celebrations
- Cosy accommodation and friendly, personal service
- Includes winter activities for all the family
- Opportunity to search for the northern lights
Over 350km north of the Arctic circle, in the heart of taiga forest, the location of Nellim sets it apart with its spectacular views overlooking Lake Inari. This is pure wilderness territory, just a few kilometers from the Russian border and under an hour away from Ivalo airport.
The inclusive breaks include full board at Nellim Hotel, a range of activities, use of outdoor equipment such as kick sleds, toboggans and skis and the traditional Finnish sauna which is available to warm up after the day's events. The remote location also provides a great opportunity to hopefully see the northern lights. More about the aurora »
There are various accommodation options to choose from at Nellim, suitable for couples to families including hotel rooms, apartments and rustic style yet modern log cabins and suites. Please refer to Nellim Wilderness Hotel in the accommodation section for more details.
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Itinerary & Accommodation
- All Inclusive Itineraries
- All of our all-inclusive packages include return transfers from/to Ivalo airport; full board starting with dinner on the first day to breakfast on the departure day; accommodation in your chosen room type, winter activities as detailed below and winter clothing for the duration of your stay.
- Winter Activities Included
The following activities are included in the different packages.
Arctic Explorer - 4 night itinerary
Reindeer day by Snowmobile; Aurora Camp; Husky Safari; Snowshoeing; Aurora Snowmobiling.
Arctic Adventure - 7 night itinerary
Reindeer day by Snowmobile; Aurora Snowshoeing; Snowmobile Safari; Snowshoeing; Cross Country Skiing in Taiga Forest; Aurora Camp; Husky Safari.
Note the order of these activities will be confirmed locally.
- Activity Information
Aurora Snowshoeing (approx. 2.5 hours) - Enjoy the beautiful scenery while learning the art of snowshoeing. You will be given advice before taking to the trails. A picnic lunch is included.
Reindeer day by Snowmobile (approx. 5 hours) - Visit a reindeer farm where you will meet the herders and hear about the importance of reindeer in Lapland and learn how to use the lasso.
Snowmobile Safari (approx. 4 hours) - You will receive driving and safety instructions before a short lesson and then once ready, take a 60km snowmobile safari through the forests and over frozen lakes in the beautiful winter surroundings. A picnic lunch around an open fire is included.
Aurora Snowmobiling (approx. 2.5 hours) - After driving instructions this snowmobile tour heads to the clear spots where there are higher chances of seeing the northern lights. The distance travelled will vary depending on weather conditions, and if the sky looks promising you will stop to wait for the light show.
Snowshoeing (approx. 3-4 hours) - Enjoy the beautiful scenery while learning the art of snowshoeing. You will be given advice before taking to the trails up through the snowy forest and to the hills for some stunning views over Lake Inari and Nellim. A picnic lunch is included.
Skiing Trip to the Taiga Forest (approx. 2-3 hours) - A guide will give tuition on the art of cross country skiing before venturing out on a ski tour. There will be a chance to try your hand at ice fishing and if you’re lucky enough to catch something, prepare your own meal on an open fire.
Aurora Camp (approx. 2-3 hours) - The camp is situated on an island amidst the endless frozen ice of Lake Inari. Its remote location far from light pollution makes it the perfect place to see any northern light displays.
Husky Safari (approx. 3 hours) - You are given full instructions on how to handle the dog sled before heading onto the trail for a 18km husky safari on Lake Inari. The huskies pull the sled through the beautiful winter scenery, passing over Lake Inari. Afterwards lunch is served.
Please note, the activities are included once during your stay and the order in which they operate may vary from the itinerary due to local conditions. All activities begin with a safety briefing and instruction from the experienced guides. Thermal overall, mittens, balaclava, woollen socks and winter boots are provided as well as a helmet for the snowmobile safaris. Children 4-14 years will be in a sleigh pulled by guide with snowmobile or on the guide’s sledge whilst husky sledging.
Snowmobiles are covered for third party insurance only and should you have an accident and there is damage to the snowmobile, you will be charged an excess which is currently €800 (Euro). All drivers must have a valid driving licence and may be required show it before the excursion.
Please note: The weather in Finland can cause serious delays which can result in the need to re-arrange or extend your holiday itinerary. Whilst we and our contacts in Finland will do everything possible to minimise any disruption, it is important that you check the details of your travel insurance and allow for some flexibility in your plans.
Prices & Dates
|Per person prices from||28 & 31 Dec 2018||29 Dec 2018|
|7 nights||4 nights|
|Wilderness room (twin/double share)||£2,215||£2,034|
|Child (4 - 14 yrs, when sharing with 2 adults in room)||£1,691||£1,637|
|Log Suites (adult twin/double share)||£2,546||£2,223|
|Child (4 - 14 yrs, when sharing with 2 adults in Log Suite)||£1,922||£1,769|
|Log Cabin (adult twin/double share)||£2,646||£2,318|
|Child (4 - 14 yrs, when sharing with 2 adults in Log Cabin)||£1,992||£1,835|
Prices include: flights between London and Ivalo (direct or via Helsinki, see flights below); airport taxes and charges; accommodation (see above) with private facilities; activities as detailed in the itinerary section; winter clothing; full board and airport transfers.
- On New Year’s Eve enjoy a special meal before venturing outside to toast the New Year with sparkling wine, bonfire and fireworks.
Set departure dates and flights as follows:
28 Dec Gatwick to Ivalo departs 09.30, arriving 15.00 (for 7 nights)
04 Jan Ivalo to Gatwick departs 07.00, arriving 08.40
31 Dec Gatwick to Ivalo departs 08.25, arriving 13.55 (for 7 nights)
07 Jan Ivalo to Gatwick departs 06.00, arriving 17.40
29 Dec Heathrow to Helsinki departs 10.20, arriving 15.15 (for 4 nights)
29 Dec Helsinki to Ivalo departs 16.35, arriving 18.10
02 Jan Ivalo to Helsinki departs 12.10, arriving 13.40
02 Jan Helsinki to Heathrow departs 16.00, arriving 17.10
All prices are subject to availability.
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