Lapland Tour - Nellim

Experience the ultimate winter wonderland with snow mobiling and dog sledding in Nellim, Lapland with Compass Holidays.
  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Cabins
  • Start/Finish: Nellim | Nellim
  • Distance: N/A
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
  • Availability: December - March
  • Altitude: N/A

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Ivalo Airport and transfer to Wilderness Hotel in Nellim (approx. 45 min). Upon arrival you will receive your program schedule before dinner. Depending on your arrival time, cold weather gear is given to you either upon arrival or the next day. Check in and relaxation. In the evening, dinner will be served for the guests.

Day 2 - 4: A whole variety of exciting activities

Reindeer Day with Snowmobile

A guided snowmobile tour that will give you an insight into Sámi culture and the way of life in the north. The reindeer herder welcomes you and you will be invited to the reindeer enclosure. The guide will tell you more about the Sámi culture and the life of a reindeer herder. You will feed the reindeer – the curious animals might even come up and eat out of your hand! After the amazing experience you will have lunch by the open fire. Comfortably seated on reindeer hides around the fire, you will be served reindeer soup and warm drinks that have been heated over the fire. During the day we will make stops at the Nellim church and the Russian Border, and you will also have a chance to try ice fishing.

Snowshoeing
On this trek, we will head to the Nellim forests and hills. The forest is a beautiful winter
wonderland, and the silence is like nowhere else. During the trek the guide will share interesting stories and information about Finnish nature and animals. Eventually you will reach your camp place, where you will have some lunch and warm drinks by the open fire. This trip is perfect for photographers and nature lovers, as snowshoeing is a true Eco-activity!

Husky Safari
An absolute ‘must do’ when visiting Nellim! You will be taught how to handle the sled before you head out for the husky safari, where the huskies will pull your sled through the beautiful winter scenery, passing through the frozen Lake Inari. The dogs’ excitement is infectious and as the animals fall silent on the trail, you will realize that this is the only way to see Lapland. All our husky safaris include full instruction and are based on two people sharing a sled unless otherwise
stated.

Aurora Snowmobiling
On this snowmobiling tour you will head to Nellim surroundings in search of Northern Lights. You will be heading for the open spots, where the chances of seeing the possible Aurora are the highest. Driving distance depends on the weather conditions; if the sky looks promising, we will stop and admire this beautiful show.

Aurora Camp
This program takes you Aurora hunting on the amazing Lake Inari. You will be comfortably seated in a sledge that is pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. This way you can enjoy the northern sky all the way to the camp place. While observing the night sky, we will enjoy the blazing campfire with hot drinks and each other’s company. The atmosphere by the campfire is an experience in itself. Our Aurora Camps are located 3-6km from Nellim, facing the northern sky. Lake Inari is one of the best places in the world for aurora viewing since there is no light pollution at all. If you are lucky, you might get to enjoy this unique light phenomenon.

Day 5: Depart

  • The duration of this tour is 4 nights, 5 days
  • This tour will start and end in Nellim

This tour includes some unforgettable highlights including:

  • Reindeer day with Snow Mobiles
  • Snowshoeing
  • Husky Safari
  • Aurora Snow Mobiling
  • Aurora Camp
By Plane
There are 27 airports in Finland, five of which have regular international flight services. The main gateway is the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport. The northernmost airport is in Ivalo in Lapland, approximately 250 kilometres above the Arctic Circle. Finnish airline Finnair is one of the most sustainable airlines in the world.
Included
  • 4 Nights Accommodation
  • Full Board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Outdoor Winter Clothing
  • All Winter Activities
Excluded
  • Travel to and from Finland
  • Tourist Taxes
  • Insurances

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Ivalo Airport and transfer to Wilderness Hotel in Nellim (approx. 45 min). Upon arrival you will receive your program schedule before dinner. Depending on your arrival time, cold weather gear is given to you either upon arrival or the next day. Check in and relaxation. In the evening, dinner will be served for the guests.

Day 2 - 4: A whole variety of exciting activities

Reindeer Day with Snowmobile

A guided snowmobile tour that will give you an insight into Sámi culture and the way of life in the north. The reindeer herder welcomes you and you will be invited to the reindeer enclosure. The guide will tell you more about the Sámi culture and the life of a reindeer herder. You will feed the reindeer – the curious animals might even come up and eat out of your hand! After the amazing experience you will have lunch by the open fire. Comfortably seated on reindeer hides around the fire, you will be served reindeer soup and warm drinks that have been heated over the fire. During the day we will make stops at the Nellim church and the Russian Border, and you will also have a chance to try ice fishing.

Snowshoeing
On this trek, we will head to the Nellim forests and hills. The forest is a beautiful winter
wonderland, and the silence is like nowhere else. During the trek the guide will share interesting stories and information about Finnish nature and animals. Eventually you will reach your camp place, where you will have some lunch and warm drinks by the open fire. This trip is perfect for photographers and nature lovers, as snowshoeing is a true Eco-activity!

Husky Safari
An absolute ‘must do’ when visiting Nellim! You will be taught how to handle the sled before you head out for the husky safari, where the huskies will pull your sled through the beautiful winter scenery, passing through the frozen Lake Inari. The dogs’ excitement is infectious and as the animals fall silent on the trail, you will realize that this is the only way to see Lapland. All our husky safaris include full instruction and are based on two people sharing a sled unless otherwise
stated.

Aurora Snowmobiling
On this snowmobiling tour you will head to Nellim surroundings in search of Northern Lights. You will be heading for the open spots, where the chances of seeing the possible Aurora are the highest. Driving distance depends on the weather conditions; if the sky looks promising, we will stop and admire this beautiful show.

Aurora Camp
This program takes you Aurora hunting on the amazing Lake Inari. You will be comfortably seated in a sledge that is pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. This way you can enjoy the northern sky all the way to the camp place. While observing the night sky, we will enjoy the blazing campfire with hot drinks and each other’s company. The atmosphere by the campfire is an experience in itself. Our Aurora Camps are located 3-6km from Nellim, facing the northern sky. Lake Inari is one of the best places in the world for aurora viewing since there is no light pollution at all. If you are lucky, you might get to enjoy this unique light phenomenon.

Day 5: Depart

  • The duration of this tour is 4 nights, 5 days
  • This tour will start and end in Nellim

This tour includes some unforgettable highlights including:

  • Reindeer day with Snow Mobiles
  • Snowshoeing
  • Husky Safari
  • Aurora Snow Mobiling
  • Aurora Camp
By Plane
There are 27 airports in Finland, five of which have regular international flight services. The main gateway is the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport. The northernmost airport is in Ivalo in Lapland, approximately 250 kilometres above the Arctic Circle. Finnish airline Finnair is one of the most sustainable airlines in the world.
Included
  • 4 Nights Accommodation
  • Full Board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Outdoor Winter Clothing
  • All Winter Activities
Excluded
  • Travel to and from Finland
  • Tourist Taxes
  • Insurances
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