Maximise your chances of seeing the northern lights with this 3-night stay at Nellim resort, including a night in an Aurora Cabin, aurora wake-up call, and two evening activities.
Northern Lights Nellim Adventure
This packages has been designed for experiencing the wonders of Finnish Lapland, with multiple opportunities to catch a glimpse of the aurora.
- Stay in a traditional log cabin with one night in an Aurora Cabin*
- A nightly aurora alert included in your stay
- 3 winter activities
- Full board included and winter kit hire
- 3 nights accommodation in a Log Cabin and Aurora Cabin
- 4 winter activities
- Return transfer from Ivalo (options to upgrade to private transfers are available)
- Full board
- Winter kit hire
A note on flights
While flights are not included in the holiday price, our team will happily provide a quote and arrange them for you. Simply ask one of our Travel Experts for details of the available options.
Day by Day Itinerary
Arrive into Ivalo Airport where you will be met by your shared transfer and take to your property, Nellim. This will be your base for the next three nights, and from where you will have a variety of excursions included in your package.
This particular package is set up for you to stay in a Log Cabin but also includes a night in an Aurora Cabin along with an aurora alert for the duration of your stay. There are plenty of other options to consider when it comes to accommodation here, so be sure to enquire about these.
There is the option to add on further activities if you wish – just speak to the team to look into this for you.
Snowmobiling in Nellim is big fun. There is unlimited wilderness, lots of tracks and beautiful scenery all around. After a snowmobiling lesson and safety instructions, we will head off on our snowmobiling adventure. During the day we will enjoy lunch by the open fire and warm drinks to keep us warm. Is there a better way to spend a winter day?
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 of our husky safaris include full instruction and are based on two people sharing a sled unless otherwise stated.
This activity 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.
Snowshoeing in the woods at night has its own excitement. We will wander in the Nellim woods and surroundings, until finally reaching the camp spot. At the camp we will enjoy some warm drinks and gaze at the sky hoping for a possible northern lights show.
Where You'll Stay
Nellim Resorts - Nellim
Nellim is the perfect combination of traditional Lappish style and Nordic luxury, just moments from the shores of Lake Inari in Finnish Lapland. Managed by the local Lappalainen family, the hotel has been carefully and thoughtfully designed to resonate with the region’s nature, exuding a friendly, warm, and relaxed atmosphere.
Room options are ideal for couples, families, and larger groups of friends traveling together and include Wilderness double or twin rooms, Arctic Suites, Log Suites in Cabins, Log Cabins accommodating 2 to 7 guests, an Aurora Lakeside Villa, Arctic Nature Cabin, Arctic Lake Villa, and Aurora Cabins and Bubbles for aurora enthusiasts. Each type offers unique features, with some including a private sauna. Our team can help you pick the accommodation that would be best for you.
Enjoy full board dining, including heart breakfast buffets and evening feasts of traditional Lappish cuisine, featuring salmon, arctic char, reindeer, moose, soup, salads, and more, served in the hotel’s cozy wilderness restaurant.
Work up your appetite by embarking on an array of Arctic activities throughout your stay, such as driving snowmobiles, mushing your own team of huskies, snowshoe treks, Nordic skiing, visits to a reindeer farm, ice fishing, and several evening experiences in pursuit of the aurora borealis.
After thrilling winter escapades, unwind in the sauna—an essential experience for visitors to Finnish Lapland. Some accommodation types boast private saunas, while others can arrange private sauna appointments in the shared facilities on-site.
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See what our clients say
Brilliant short break. Hotel Ranga was lovely, excellent food. Managed to see the Northern Lights as well! Iceland on the whole was quite expensive but a lovely place to visit, the people were very friendly.
My daughter and I had an amazing time on our trip, we didn’t want it to end! Everything went according to plan, each excursion was well organized and everyone involved with each activity, as well as everyone at the lodge was kind, friendly, positive and happy, which makes such a difference to your whole experience. The food at The Abisko Mountain Lodge was also incredibly good. Our room was large, comfortable and well-furnished. The bathroom too was also spacious and well-equipped. The outdoor clothing provided was of very good quality which kept us warm, and the staff members are happy to change items if they are not quite the right size for you. This is my second trip with Weekend a la carte and I’m sure there will be more as I have complete trust in them. I highly recommend Aurora Nights, it was fabulous.
Superb holiday to Iceland, well organised, advice regarding trips informative and far exceeded our expectations (Glaciers and ice Cave) run by South Coast. Hotel Ranga is a lovely hotel, perfect to see Northern Lights (which we did see on our 3rd night), very comfortable, food excellent, staff helpful and informative. SouthCoast Adventure tour company were excellent, guides knowledgeable, and clearly very experienced.
Dear Abigail, We have safely returned from Iceland and we wanted to say a huge and sincere thank you for all the plans that you put into place to make this one of the most memorable holidays we have ever had. It was simply beautiful each and every day. The cabin was idyllic and so cosy and warm. The tour guides were so knowledgeable and friendly and the scenery was breathtaking. All the arrangements worked so well and we will remember the trip for a long time to come.
Thank you once again.
A well organised trip which was tailored to our specific requests. The arrangements all ran perfectly and any queries prior to the holiday were handled very quickly and professionally. The standard of accommodation and organised tours was very high. I would use this company again and recommend them.
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The Abisko Mountain Lodge was fantastic, every member of staff was friendly welcoming and charming. Accommodation, upgraded room was excellent. The food in the lodge definitely deserves the high reviews. Good breakfast, great hime made lunch soups and extremely tasty evening dinners.
The included trips were great. The only let down was the camera night, couldn’t see the lights no one fault, but we were walked through thigh high snow to be left on a frozen lake for the duration of the trip. There was no warning of the difficult walk and we had a 91 year old with us and I have hip problems! That said the guide was great, as were the ones on the skimobile and husky rides. We went up to the sky station in a snow storm with high winds, added to the experience!
Would go back in a heart beat.
We had little communication with Weekend a la carte, no need as all communications were clear and contained all the information we needed. Very informative emails
Would use again if going back
Hotel Ranga was perfect, with amazing food. It is in the middle of nowhere, very quiet and with the weather being bad there wasn’t the possibility of leaving the hotel in the evening so mightn’t suit all for that reason. Super Jeep tour we thoroughly enjoyed with 2 lovely guides.
Hotel Borg was in the perfect location. For us, one night in Reykjavik would be ample.
Blue Lagoon was a wonderful experience only heightened by the appearance of the northern lights on our walk home from dinner. All in all we had the best holiday and we plan to return to Iceland hopefully sooner rather than later.
A fantastic short break which fulfilled all expectations. Well organised with a polished delivery, we could not have asked for more. The accommodation was perfect for us and the guides knowledgeable and helpful. Every day was packed with adventure, each lasting longer than scheduled but we were never rushed; the guides took pride in showing and explaining their beautiful country. We would certainly use Weekend a la carte again and recommend them to others.