Christmas Adventure at Nellim Lodge


Christmas Adventure at Nellim Lodge

The pristine wilderness of Finnish Lapland is as close as reality gets for those who dream of a Christmas wonderland. Visit the cosy Nellim Wilderness hotel to experience a wide range of classic arctic activities exploring the surrounding winter landscapes. Experience a true white Christmas in the comfortable surroundings of the hotel and join experienced guides on arctic adventures, exploring the tranquil wilderness by dog sled, snowmobile and snowshoe. Fall in love with the dream like snowy landscapes and the fabled lights of the aurora borealis. With appearances over 200 nights a year, Finland is one of the best places in the world to view the northern lights. This short activity based Christmas holiday is perfect for those wanting to experience a wide range of arctic adventures in the land of Santa Claus.




Day 1

Your Finnish Christmas adventure begins with a short transfer through the pristine winter wilderness from Ivalo airport to Nellim Wilderness Hotel. Upon arrival your hosts will welcome you to the arctic before showing you to your accommodation in a traditional Log Cabin. During your stay at Nellim you will be treated to a delicious full board meal plan. Enjoy your first Lappish dinner tonight in the cosy restaurant and bar.

Staying at: Nellim Wilderness Hotel

Day 2

Start the day with a delicious breakfast in anticipation of the day of activities ahead. Wrap up warm and head out into the snowy Vätsäri wilderness on a snowmobile, along with your professional guide. After a short lesson it is your turn to take control. The destination today is a local reindeer farm where you will meet a herder who will teach you about life in Lapland and the beautiful creatures that are famous for pulling santas’ sleigh. Learn how to lasso a reindeer and get a chance to feed the reindeer, maybe if they are brave enough they will come and eat out of your hands. The reindeers aren't the only ones being fed, enjoy a wilderness lunch around a fire before heading back to the hotel. The rest of your day is free to relax, spend the afternoon relaxing in the sauna before enjoying a delicious dinner in preparation for tonight's activities. This evening you will visit one of the hotels private aurora camps, situated on islands amidst the endless frozen ice of Lake Inari or amongst the snow covered trees of the wilderness. The camps are located in remote places far from any light pollution making them the perfect destination for observing the amazing aurora.

Day 3

Today you will get your chance to spend some time with an arctic icon on a husky safari. Full instructions on how to operate the sled will be given before departure. Meet your team of adorable dogs, before mushing out onto the trails of the frozen Lake Inari. The energetic dogs are eager to lead you into the wilderness on what is a truly amazing winter experience. Lunch is served back at the hotel with free time to relax in the hotel or find your own private wilderness. Following another delicious dinner it is again time to search for the dancing lights of the elusive aurora Borealis. Guides will lead the way through the forests, across frozen lakes and along snow covered trails in search of the perfect spot to gaze at the night sky.

Day 4

Another day means that you are treated to another classic arctic activity. This morning you will peacefully explore the snow covered hills and dense forests by snowshoe. Tread silently through the picturesque wilds of Finland, simply relaxing in the pristine nature that surrounds you. A picnic lunch is served by open fire to cap off a mesmerising trip. Once back at the hotel you can enjoy a relaxing sauna and a delicious dinner later in the evening

Day 5

Enjoy your final breakfast this morning before saying your farewells to Nellim Wilderness Hotel and the wilds on Finland. If you wish to extend your stay, why not get in touch with the Magnetic North Travel team to extend your stay in the arctic.


From £2060 per person, based on 2 persons sharing, travelling 20/12/2020 - 05/01/2021

£2060.00 GBP roughly converts to: 2,266 EUR | 2,699 USD

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Price Includes

  • Private transfers from Ivalo
  • Four nights stay at Nellim Wilderness Hotel in a Log Cabin (upgrades available)
  • Full board
  • Reindeer farm excursion by snowmobile
  • Aurora camp excursion
  • Dog sledding safari
  • Northern lights by snowmobile
  • Snowshoeing excursion
  • Winter clothing


All our trips include:

  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service
  • Personalised travel documents
  • Exclusive access to our client travel app where you'll find your travel documents, destination guides, maps, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Personal Extras

Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.


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