Nangu Wilderness Lodge


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. 




Day 1:

Arrival to Ivalo Airport where you'll transfer to your accommodation at Hotel Nangu, a transfer time of approximately 20 minutes. Settle into your room. Opt for a superior room if you'd like to enjoy lake views. In the evening, dinner will be served in the hotel's restaurant - your first taste of Lappish cuisine. After dinner 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.

Staying at: Hotel Nangu

Day 2:

Today you'll enjoy two adventures in one starting with a short transfer to Nellim wilderness lodge. 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 quiet to take over. You'll share a sled with a fellow passenger, with the chance to both drive your team of dogs. After lunch, it's time to meet some more animals of the Arctic, this time a herd of reindeer. You'll have the chance to meet a local herder and learn about life of a Sami family in Arctic Finland.

Return to the lodge in the evening for a hearty dinner and another chance to view the Northern Lights this time by snow mobile. You'll begin with a full safety briefing before revving the engines and disappearing into the night. You'll be sharing snow mobiles with the chance to switch places en route. Your guide will lead you to the frozen Lake Inari and try to find open, cloud-free skies to view the dance of the Aurora.

Day 3:

Today you'll have some time at leisure to enjoy the surroundings, or if you prefer, join an optional excursion which include ice-fishing, snow mobiling and snow shoeing.

Dinner will be served in the restaurant before your next, and final chance to view the Northern Lights. You'll be taken to the lodge's atmospheric wilderness camp, away from light pollution. To get there, you'll be comfortably seated in a sledge pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. At the camp, you'll gather around the the campfire with hot drinks in hand. With luck, the Aurora may appear for you for a night to truly remember.

Day 4:

Enjoy your final breakfast this morning before bidding farewell to Hotel 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. Why not add an extra night in one of Nellim's Aurora Bubbles for uninterrupted views of the night sky from the comfort your bed.


From £1495 per person based on two people travelling excluding flights

£1495.00 GBP roughly converts to: 1,645 EUR | 1,958 USD

Price conversions are indicative only, payment is in GBP.


Price Includes

  • Transfers from Ivalo Airport

  • 3 night's accommodation at Nangu - Wilderness Boutique Hotel in a wilderness room (room upgrades are possible)

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

  • Aurora snow shoeing activity 

  • Huskies and reindeer day in Nellim

  • Aurora Snowmobile excursion on Lake Inari  

  • 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.


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Winter Northern Lights Holiday at Hotel Nangu


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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