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Christmas at Nellim Wilderness Hotel

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from £1996 4 & 3 nights | 23 & 27 Dec 2018 Inc. flights See price details
  • Departs:
  • 23 & 27 Dec 2018

Overview

Nestled on the peaceful shores of Lake Inari and cosseted by enchanting forestry in Finnish Lapland, Nellim Wilderness Adventure Hotel is the ultimate in tranquillity and seclusion – an ideal choice for a fully-inclusive Christmas adventure. You'll have everything you need to experience a true winter wonderland, featuring a host of festive winter activities, authentic cuisine and the chance to seek the northern lights.

Highlights

  • direct flight to Finnish Lapland
  • picture postcard wilderness location
  • help to decorate the christmas tree
  • cosy accommodation and friendly, personal service
  • includes winter activities for all the family
  • opportunity to search for the northern lights

Over 350km north of the Arctic circle, in the heart of taiga forest, the location of Nellim sets it apart with its spectacular views overlooking Lake Inari. This is pure wilderness territory, just a few kilometers from the Russian border and under an hour away from Ivalo airport.

The 4 night break includes full board at Nellim Hotel, a range of activities, use of outdoor equipment such as kick sleds, toboggans and skis and the traditional Finnish sauna which is available to warm up after the day's events. The remote location also provides a great opportunity to hopefully see the northern lights. More about the aurora »

There are various accommodation options to choose from at Nellim, suitable for couples to families and include hotel rooms, apartments and rustic style yet modern log suites and cabins. Please refer to Nellim Wilderness Hotel in the accommodation section for more details and ask our Sales team for availability.

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If you like the idea of a festive break but can't quite get away for Christmas, then perhaps a short break in between Christmas and New Year is right for you. It's the perfect chance to enjoy the beautiful winter scenery, thrilling activities and wonderful atmosphere this time of year brings. Our 3 night break gives you a taste of winter wonderful, but you're back in time to celebrate the New Year at home wiht family and friends.

Itinerary & Accommodation

All Inclusive Itineraries
All of our all-inclusive packages include return transfers from/to Ivalo airport; full board starting with dinner on the first day to breakfast on the departure day; accommodation in your chosen room type, winter activities as detailed below and winter clothing for the duration of your stay.
Christmas Break - 23rd December 2018
The following activities are included in the 4 night package.

Reindeer day by Snowmobile (approx. 5 hours) - You will receive driving and safety instructions before a short lesson and then once ready, take a snowmobile safari through the forests and over frozen lakes in the beautiful winter surroundings. You visit a reindeer farm where you will meet the herders and hear about the importance of reindeer in Lapland. Feed the reindeer and then have lunch over the open fire before heading back to the hotel. During the day you make stops at the local church and the Russian border.

Aurora Snowmobiling (approx. 2.5 hours) - After driving instructions this snowmobile tour heads to the clear spots where there are higher chances of seeing the northern lights. The distance travelled will vary depending on weather conditions, and if the sky looks promising you will stop to wait for the light show.

Snowshoeing (approx. 3-4 hours) - Enjoy the beautiful scenery while learning the art of snowshoeing. You will be given advice before taking to the trails up through the snowy forest and to the hills for some stunning views over Lake Inari and Nellim. A picnic lunch is included.

Aurora Camp (approx. 2-3 hours) - The camp is situated on an island amidst the endless frozen ice of Lake Inari. Its remote location far from light pollution makes it the perfect place to see any northern light displays.

Husky Safari (approx. 3 hours) - You are given full instructions on how to handle the dog sled before heading onto the trail for a 18km husky safari on Lake Inari. The huskies pull the sled through the beautiful winter scenery, passing over Lake Inari. Afterwards lunch is served. Note the order of these activities will be confirmed locally.
Festive Break - 27th December 2018
The following activities are included in the 3 night package.

Aurora Snowshoeing (approx. 2.5 hours) - Enjoy the beautiful scenery while learning the art of snowshoeing. You will be given advice before taking to the trails. A picnic lunch is included.

Snowmobile Safari (approx. 4 hours) - You will receive driving and safety instructions before a short lesson and then once ready, take a 60km snowmobile safari through the forests and over frozen lakes in the beautiful winter surroundings. A picnic lunch around an open fire is included.

Aurora Camp (approx. 2-3 hours) - The camp is situated on an island amidst the endless frozen ice of Lake Inari. Its remote location far from light pollution makes it the perfect place to see any northern light displays.

Husky Safari (approx. 3 hours) - You are given full instructions on how to handle the dog sled before heading onto the trail for a 18km husky safari on Lake Inari. The huskies pull the sled through the beautiful winter scenery, passing over Lake Inari. Afterwards lunch is served.
Notes

Activity Information

Please note, the activities are included once during your stay and the order in which they operate may vary from the itinerary due to local conditions. All activities begin with a safety briefing and instruction from the experienced guides. Thermal overall, mittens, balaclava, woollen socks and winter boots are provided as well as a helmet for the snowmobile safaris. Children 4-14 years will be in a sleigh pulled by guide with snowmobile or on the guide’s sledge whilst husky sledging.

Snowmobiles are covered for third party insurance only and should you have an accident and there is damage to the snowmobile, you will be charged an excess which is currently €800 (Euro). All drivers must have a valid driving licence and may be required show it before the excursion.

Please note: The weather in Finland can cause serious delays which can result in the need to re-arrange or extend your holiday itinerary. Whilst we and our contacts in Finland will do everything possible to minimise any disruption, it is important that you check the details of your travel insurance and allow for some flexibility in your plans.

Accommodation Options

Nellim Wilderness Hotel

  • Grade: Superior
  • Type: Luxury Lodge

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Prices & Dates

4 night itinerary - 23rd December 2018

Per person price from Adult (twin share)Child (4-14 years)             
Wilderness room / Family room £1,996 £1,599
Log Suite  £2,185 £1,731
Log Cabin  £2,280 £1,798

All prices are subject to availability. Child price is valid when sharing with two adults.

Price includes flights between London Gatwick and Ivalo with Finnair; accommodation with private facilities (see above) for 4 nights based on full board; activities as detailed in the itineraries; winter clothing; airport transfers and taxes.  

  •  On Christmas Eve you can help with the search for a perfect Christmas tree, while children make decorations and assist with gingerbread baking. Santa will also visit and every child gets a small present.

Flight departure:

23 Dec Gatwick to Ivalo departs 08.25, arriving 13.55
27 Dec Ivalo to Gatwick departs 07.00, arriving 08.40 

3 night itinerary - 27th December 2018

Per person price from Adult (twin share)Child (4-14 years)             
Wilderness room / Family room £1,635 £1,326
Log Suite  £1,786 £1,432
Log Cabin  £1,881 £1,498

All prices are subject to availability. Child price is valid when sharing with two adults.

Price includes flights between London Gatwick and Ivalo with Finnair; accommodation with private facilities (see above) for 3 nights based on full board; activities as detailed in the itinerary section; winter clothing; airport transfers and taxes.  

Flight departure:

27 Dec Gatwick to Ivalo departs 09.30, arriving 15.00
30 Dec Ivalo to Gatwick departs 06.00, arriving 07.40

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