Nangu Wilderness Lodge

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Winter Northern Lights Holiday at Hotel Nangu

The vast frozen expanse of Lake Inari in northern Finland sets an impressive scene for a winter holiday to search the Northern Lights. At its southern shore, wilderness lodge Hotel Nangu sits in anticipation of the Aurora Borealis whilst enjoying its uninterrupted views of Finland's snowy wilderness. The boutique lodging is an adult-only destination with access to Arctic adventures from its doorstep. This break can be tailored to your requirements to include Northern Lights experiences and activities. 

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ITINERARY

WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

Day 1:

Arrival to Ivalo Airport where you'll transfer to your accommodation at Hotel Nangu, a transfer time of approximately 30 minutes. Settle into your superior lake view room with panoramic window. In the evening, dinner will be served in the hotel's restaurant - your first taste of Lappish cuisine.

Staying at: Wilderness Hotel Nangu

Day 2:

Today you'll enjoy two adventures in one starting with a short transfer to Nellim Wilderness Hotel. Here you'll find a pack of excitable husky dogs waiting to take you out on a sledding adventure. You will be taught how to handle the sled before you head out into the beautiful winter scenery, passing over frozen Lake Inari. Enjoy the moment the dogs fall silent once on the trail allowing for nature's silence to take over. You'll share a sled with a fellow passenger, with the chance to both drive your team of dogs. After lunch, you'll visit a local Sami reindeer herder where you'll meet his herd and get to know how life is like in the Arctic.

Return to the lodge in the evening for a hearty dinner and another chance to view the Northern Lights this time by snow mobile sleigh to the lodge's secluded Aurora Camp. Warm yourself by the open fire, enjoy some hot drinks and watch for the Northern Lights across the star filled sky.

Day 3:

Today you'll join a short snowmobile excursion and enjoy a chance to get to know this Arctic means of transportation. This tour is perfect for those who have never tried snowmobiling before. First you have a full safety briefing before heading out onto the frozen Lake Inari. If you would like to join a longer half day tour into the fells, this is also possible.

After dinner this evening you'll enjoy a guided hunt for the Northern Lights by snow shoe. You'll head out onto Lake Inari for a gentle night-time hike looking skywards for any appearances of the Aurora Borealis. A hot drink will be shared under the stars.

Day 4:

Enjoy your final breakfast this morning before bidding farewell to Nangu. Your transfer will bring you back to Ivalo Airport. Get in touch with the Magnetic North Travel team if you would like to extend your stay in the Arctic or tailor the itinerary to your preferences.

Optional extra night

There are many ways to make your stay at Nangu truly special but none compare to their newest addition, spending a night out on the ice of Lake Inari in your own private Aurora hut! This ecological two person accommodation is dragged out onto the ice, where light pollution is at its lowest, enabling you to spend the evening relaxing under the stars, on the look out for the Northern Lights. With a double bed, toilet and an amazing scenic view, this is truly an authentic outdoor experience that you won't want to miss.

PRICE

From £1295 per person based on two people travelling excluding flights

£1295.00 GBP roughly converts to: 1,489 EUR | 1,696 USD

We accept payment in GBP, USD, EUR and NOK. You will receive a final trip quotation in the currency of your choice. Prices on the website and currency conversions are indicative only.

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Price Includes

  • Transfers from Ivalo Airport

  • 3 night's accommodation at Nangu Wilderness Hotel in a Superior Wilderness Room (room upgrades are possible)

  • Full board (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 set menu dinners)

  • Aurora snow shoeing activity 

  • Snowmobile excursion

  • Husky safari and reindeer farm visit 

  • Aurora Camp activity

  • Warm clothing throughout your stay

 

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

  • Flights to Ivalo Airport

  • Optional activities

  • Alcoholic beverages

 

Image credit: Nellim Wilderness Hotel

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.

AIRPORT ARRIVAL

Ivalo (IVL)

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Reviews

Winter Northern Lights Holiday at Hotel Nangu

5/5

What a wonderful experience. From the booking until departure, everything was smooth and uncomplicated. The lodge, log cabins and activities were all five star and I had the time of my life. Thankmyou

by Eve Alden, Wedmore on Feb 27 .

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