Christmas Adventure

Family Christmas Adventure at Wilderness Hotel Nellim

The pristine and crisp winter wonderland of Finnish Lapland is a dream come true for those seeking the perfect family Christmas break. Stay in the enchanting Wilderness Hotel Nellim and experience a wide range of classic Arctic adventures whilst exploring the magical snowy landscapes surrounding the hotel.


With several accommodation options available to suit couples, families and friends alike, our three night package includes a husky safari, meeting reindeer, snowmobile excursion, aurora camp and all meals included. This is a fantastic choice for a winter getaway, not to mention a prime location for viewing the fabled aurora borealis.




Day 1

Your Finnish adventure begins with a transfer through the pristine winter wilderness from Ivalo airport to Wilderness Hotel Nellim. Upon arrival, your hosts will welcome you to the Arctic and provide you with the schedule of activities for your stay, before showing you to the accommodation. During your time 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 area.

Staying at: Wilderness Hotel Nellim

Days 2-3:

This three night adventure includes several winter activities. You will receive warm winter clothing to use during your stay, and instructions and safety information on how to use the equipment provided by an English speaking guide. The following activities are included on this trip.

Husky Safari

An absolute ‘must do’ on a visit to the arctic is a husky safari. You will meet the eager dogs and receive instructions on how to drive the sled and once ready, you head off in pairs, one mushing the dog team and the other sitting as a passenger. Young children will be passengers on the guide's husky sled. Glide along the snowy trails and enjoy the crisp nature of the surroundings, the dogs falling silent as they run and run through the wilderness. A truly magical experience!

Meet the Reindeer

You will get the chance to meet a reindeer herder and his reindeer, learning all about the Sámi culture and life of a herder in the Arctic region. You will try to lasso a reindeer and have a short sleigh ride, pulled by the reindeer.

Days 2-3:

Snowmobile Safari

This is the perfect choice for beginners. First you will receive full safety instructions and shown how to handle the equipment safely. After you feel ready, head out on a small journey into the surrounding area through the beautiful taiga forest and across frozen lakes. Children sit comfortably in a sleigh pulled behind the guide’s snowmobile.

Aurora Camp

This activity takes you on the frozen Lake Inari in search of the Aurora. You will be comfortably seated in a sledge pulled by a guide’s snowmobile, allowing you time to gaze at the northern sky overhead on the way to the secluded Aurora Camp. With no light pollution, it is the ideal place to keep watch while enjoying the hot drinks around the blazing campfire.

Meet Santa

The family can experience a private meeting with Santa in his secret location deep in the forest. Arriving on a snowmobile pulled sleigh, you will have time for a chat with Santa, who will give a small present for children.

Day 4

Enjoy your final breakfast this morning before bidding farewell to Nellim Wilderness Hotel and the wilds of 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 £1,607 per adult and £1,125 per child (4-14 years), (excluding flights) based on 2 persons sharing a Log Cabin or Log Suite, including return transfers, meals on full board basis, warm winter clothing and activities as detailed in the itinerary.

This roughly converts to: 1,848 EUR | 2,105 USD

Remember that each trip we craft is unique, and you'll receive a personalised trip proposal based on your travel dates and preferences, and in the currency of your choice (GBP, USD, or EUR).


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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