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Nellim - Wilderness Weekend

Nellim - Wilderness Weekend

Nellim - Wilderness Weekend Overview

This Northern Lights-focused itinerary in Nellim is the ideal holiday for those Aurora hunters who are short on time but who still want to maximise their chances. Over three nights, you will participate in two different Northern Lights activities in the hope of seeing the Aurora Borealis come to life.

When enjoying a weekend Aurora hunting mini-break, it is always essential to maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights. Based at Nellim, one of our most popular destinations, this wonderful wilderness weekend includes two dedicated Aurora hunts which will really improve your chances of seeing the lights if conditions are favourable.

In the company of expert guides, you will be led out away from all light pollution and into prime Northern Lights viewing locations which only the locals know about.

Your first activity is a visit to one of the area’s famed Aurora Camps which you will reach travelling in a snowmobile-pulled sleigh. Each camp has a spectacular location with views of the Northern skies and your guide will choose the best option for the conditions. With warm drinks and great company to pass the time, your stake-out will hopefully be rewarded with a display.

Your second activity will use the mobility provided by either a minibus or a car to try and outrun any localised cloud cover. Your destination will be determined by the forecasts but in this region, if conditions are right, you are unlikely to have to venture too far in order to catch a display. Please note that the order of activities is subject to change and that your Aurora hunting activities may be switched around.

Your days have been left free for you to tailor your itinerary to suit your preferences. You can choose from a number of activities that we have on offer, detailed in the ‘Personalise’ tab on the holiday page. There are some incredible options, including reindeer sleigh rides, snowmobile safaris, dog sled trips and snowshoeing experiences.

During this short break, you will spend three nights at Nellim Wilderness Hotel, which is one of our best-selling destinations. It offers a wide range of accommodation options including rooms, suites and cabins.

Nellim is also home to the original Aurora Bubbles we highly recommend upgrading a night of your stay to one of these glass-domed rooms.

Please Note: The activities outlined will all be included in your holiday, however, the order of activities listed here is for guidance only, and your final timetable will be confirmed on arrival.

Included in the price:

  • Return flights from London to Ivalo (via Helsinki). Flight routes subject to change
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 3 nights’ accommodation in twin/double hotel rooms. Upgrades can be arranged, subject to availability and supplements
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Aurora Camp and Aurora hunt by car or minibus (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Aurora alert until approximately 1 am
  • 24/7 assistance from our UK based operations team and in destination support from our local partners


DAY 1: Arrival , Transfers And Welcome
DAY 2: Free day and Aurora Camp
DAY 3: Free day and Northern Lights Hunt by Car or Minibus
DAY 4: Departure

Image credits: Markku Inkila, Joanne Richardson

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