Nangu Boutique Hotel is a new adult-only resort which opened in December 2017. With a setting on the southern shore of Lake Inari it has breathtaking open views – perfect for witnessing the northern lights and offers high quality set packages with accommodation, transfers, meals and thrilling winter activities all included.
- New adult only boutique hotel
- Northern lights location
- Includes winter activities
- Traditional food
- Flight direct from London Gatwick
Nangu Boutique Wilderness Hotel is the latest addition to the Wilderness Hotels collection in northern Finland. Mari and Jouko Lappalainen first introduced Hotel Nellim in 2004 and over the years restored the property which now boasts a selection of excellent accommodation and services. In 2012 they bought a new property – Wilderness Hotel Muotka, offering the same high standard of facilities and has been very popular with our clients for several years. And their most recent venture is the delightful Nangu Hotel.
Nangu Hotel offers a different concept to the other three properties which are family friendly resorts – it is an adult only resort consisting of threec log buildings, giving the hotel an authentic feel of Lapland and only 20 minutes from Ivalo village with easy access to the airport and surrounding areas.
There is a choice of 3, 4 and 7 night breaks which all include transfers from and to Ivalo airport; full board starting with dinner on the first night to breakfast on the last day; winter clothing for the whole stay and a range of different activities including husky safaris, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, reindeer farm visit and searching for the aurora. Please refer to the itinerary section for the specific activities included with each tour.
The main lodge is open plan with a large panorama window facing the lake and comfortable lounge areas with fire place at one end. There are 24 rooms in total, furnished in an authentic Lapland style and split between standard rooms - 15 are in a separate building and 4 are in the original part of the lodge. The third building houses the superior rooms (larger with panoramic window facing Lake Inari), 1 of which has a private sauna. So the number of guests will be relatively low, giving an intimate and cosy atmosphere to the resort.
Christmas and New Year
The festive period is a great time to celebrate with friends and enjoy the wonderful picture postcard settings with guaranteed snow, sitting by a log fire and taking part in local traditions.
At this time flight availability is quite often very limited, however, we are delighted to have some flight seats available over Christmas and New Year on certain dates and durations for our packages. Please see the festive section for information.
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.
- Winter Activities Included
The following activities are included in the different packages.
Aurora Adventure - 3 night itinerary
Aurora Snowmobiling; Aurora Camp; Aurora Snowshoeing.
Arctic Experience - 4 night itinerary
Lake Inari Snowmobile Adventure; Husky and Reindeer day at Nellim; Snowshoeing; Aurora Camp.
Arctic Adventure - 7 night itinerary
Lake Inari Snowmobile Adventure; Husky and Reindeer day at Nellim; Ice Fishing with Snowmobile Sleigh; Snowshoeing; Cross Country Skiing; Aurora Camp.
Note the order of these activities will be confirmed locally and each activity will be included once during your stay.
- Activity Information
Lake Inari Snowmobile Adventure (approx. 4 hours) - The guide will show you how to handle the machines, and after a full safety briefing and driving lesson you head out to Lake Inari and its surroundings. Snowmobiling through white winter scenery is a breathtaking experience. During the trip there will be an outdoor lunch by the camp fire.
Husky and Reindeer day at Nellim (approx. 7 hours) - In the morning you will be transferred by car (approx. 30 mins) to Nellim resort where you will be split in to two groups – one group will head for a Husky safari while the other takes a snowmobile sled trip to the reindeer farm. Both groups then return to Nellim for lunch before participating in the other activity in the afternoon.
Husky sledding is a must do experience when visiting Lapland. You will be taught how to drive the sled before heading out for the safari, where the huskies pull the sled through beautiful scenery. Sleds are based on two people sharing, taking it in turns to drive.
Visiting the reindeer farm gives you an insight on Sámi culture and way of life in the north. The reindeer herder greets you and tells you more about his life. You have the chance to fed the reindeer – the curious ones may even get close enough to eat out of your hand! Travelling by snowmobile pulled sled you visit the Russian border and the beautiful Nellim church.
Ice Fishing trip with Snowmobile sleigh (approx. 4 hours) - Hop on a sleigh pulled behind a snowmobile driven by the guide and head out for a calm trip full of ice fishing and wonderful winter scenery. Find a good spot and set up camp, waiting for the fish to bite. Lunch is included by the open fire – if you’re lucky it may even be the fish you catch!
Snowshoeing (approx. 4 hours) - Explore the varied terrain around the hotel using snowshoes, a great way to walk on the different surfaces of the frozen Lakes to the enchanting forest and hills. During the walk the guide will share stories and information about Finnish nature and animals. A lunch stop is made with hot drinks around an open fire. This trip is perfect for photographers and nature lovers.
Cross Country Skiing (approx. 2 hours) - The traditional Finnish winter sport is definitely something you have to try on your trip. Cross country skiing used to be the most common method of transportation – there is no other method as quiet taking you through frozen and snowy scenery than on skis. The guide shows you how to use them, and once everyone is ready, you take a nice route admiring the beautiful scenery, stopping to take pictures and enjoy warm drinks on the way.
Aurora Camp (approx. 2.5 hours) - Seated comfortably in a sledge pulled behind a guide’s snowmobile you are driven to one of the chosen camp spots where an open fire and hot drinks keep you warm while waiting for the sky to show the magical northern lights. The atmosphere by the camp fire is an experience by itself and located away from any artificial lights, Lake Inari is one of the best places for aurora viewing.
Aurora snowmobiling (approx. 2.5 hours) - After receiving instructions and safety information head to Lake Inari looking for the best spots to view the open night sky in search for the northern lights. The driving distance depends on weather conditions.
Aurora Snowshoeing (approx. 2.5 hours) - Snowshoeing on the frozen lake during night time is an adventure of its own. You wander on the lake and surrounding wilderness heading for the camp, where you sit back with hot drinks while gazing at the sky, waiting for the aurora to appear.
- 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.
- 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 - currently €800 (Euro). All drivers must have a valid driving licence and may be required show it before the excursion.
- 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.
Prices & Dates
Low Season prices valid 06 - 20 January and 20 - 31 March 2019
|Per adult price from||
|Wilderness room (twin/double share)||£1,223||£1,657||£2,168|
|Superior room (double share)||£1,393||£1,827||£2,423|
|Superior room with sauna (double share)||£1,470||£1,912||£2,550
Mid Season prices valid 17 November - 14 December; 21 January - 08 February and 24 February - 19 March 2019
|Per adult price from||
|Wilderness room (twin/double share)||£1,316||£1,799||£2,366|
|Superior room (double share)||£1,505||£1,988||£2,650|
|Superior room with sauna (double share)||£1,591||£2,082||£2,792|
Price includes: return flights, either direct from London Gatwick to Ivalo (Thursday and Sunday only) or from London Heathrow via Helsinki to Ivalo; airport charges; accommodation in rooms with private facilities (as above based on full board); activities as detailed in the itinerary; winter clothing and return transfers.
Price excludes: meals/snacks other than stated; drinks; personal expenses.
Other periods including Christmas, New Year and February half term are available at a supplement. Prices for a single room are available on request. Please speak to one of our Sales team for a quote on your specific requirements.
The prices above are based on direct flights from London Gatwick to Ivalo with Finnair (Sundays and Thursdays only). These flights operate between 13th December 2018 and 28th March 2019. Flights are also available on alternative days via Helsinki with Norwegian Air from/to London Gatwick and with Finnair from/to London Heathrow. It is possible to overnight in Helsinki and spend time to explore the Finnish Capital city before continuing the journey.
Direct flight departs Gatwick at 08.25, arriving Ivalo 13.55 - Sunday
Direct flight departs Ivalo at 06.00, arriving Gatwick 07.40 - Sunday
Direct flight departs Gatwick at 09.30, arriving Ivalo 15.00 - Thursday
Direct flight departs Ivalo at 07.00, arriving Gatwick 08.40 - Thursday
- Flights to Ivalo are very limited and popular, especially during the festive period and February half-term. We highly recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment. Over the festive period we have a limited number of seats available on set dates and durations. Please refer to the separate Christmas and New Year section online or ask our sales team to check availability for you.
- Scheduled flights are based on the lowest available fare and should this be unavailable a supplement will apply, to be advised at time of confirming your booking.
All prices are subject to availability.
Christmas & New Year
|Per person price from||23 Dec 2018 - 4 nights||27 Dec 2018 - 3 nights|
|Wilderness room (twin/double share)||£2,277||£1,644|
|Superior room (double share)||£2,372||£1,824|
|Superior room with sauna (double share)||£2,466||£1,909|
All prices are subject to availability.
Price includes direct flights between London Gatwick and Ivalo with Finnair; accommodation with private facilities (see above) based on full board; activities as detailed in the itineraries; winter clothing; airport transfers and taxes.
23 Dec Gatwick to Ivalo departs 08.25, arriving 13.55
27 Dec Ivalo to Gatwick departs 07.00, arriving 08.40
27 Dec Gatwick to Ivalo departs 09.30, arriving 15.00
30 Dec Ivalo to Gatwick departs 06.00, arriving 07.40
New Year Package
|Per person prices from||30 Dec 2018|
|Wilderness room (twin/double share)||£2,212|
|Superior room (double share)||£2,306|
|Superior room with sauna (double share)||£2,401|
Prices include: direct flight between London Gatwick and Ivalo; airport taxes and charges; accommodation (see above) with private facilities based on full board; activities as detailed in the itinerary section; winter clothing and airport transfers.
- On New Year’s Eve enjoy a special meal before venturing outside to toast the New Year with sparkling wine, bonfire and fireworks.
30 Dec Gatwick to Ivalo departs 08.25, arriving 13.55
03 Jan Ivalo to Gatwick departs 07.00, arriving 08.40
All prices are subject to availability.
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