Nellim is a small hamlet, just a short walk from the edge of Lake Inari, one of the largest lakes in Finland. The setting is remote and only 8km from the border with Russia. The lack of light pollution and this wilderness location provide both the dark skies required for Northern Lights hunting and the terrain needed for some seriously fun activities.
Dog sledding or snowmobiling across a vast frozen lake, feeding reindeer, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are all part of the daily activities which guests enjoy from Nellim. That is on top of one of the most comprehensive Aurora hunting activity ranges available. The expert team at Nellim have also set up incredible Aurora Camps which are used as bases for many evening activities and are in prime Aurora viewing territory.
For those who want a short break, we have our action-packed for night foray – Northern Lights over Lake Inari. Anyone wanting a more relaxed weekend away may prefer our three night Wilderness Weekend. Our seven-night Aurora in the Wild holiday is a perennial favourite and includes all the key activities during the day and night and provides an exceptional experience for those with more time. We also offer festive versions of these holidays for anyone who wants an escape over or between Christmas and New Year.
We can also combine Nellim with one of two other remarkable locations. You can visit both Nellim and its sister Lodge Muotka on The Great Aurora Adventure or we you can venture to Kirkenes in Norway before making your way into Finland to finish your holiday at Nellim on The Ultimate Aurora Trail.
For those who simply cannot choose, we recommend Nellim – Tailor Made where we help you to design your own holiday here.