• Explore, discover & unwind
    in remote Nellim
  • Stunning lakeside location
  • High-standard, wilderness
  • Multiple opportunities
    to see the Aurora

Nellim Wilderness Experience

Sleeps 2 to 4 Sleeps 2 to 4
Wilderness experience Wilderness experience
Activities included Activities included
Combine with skiing Combine with skiing
Restaurant Restaurant
Sauna Sauna

Far above the Arctic Circle and around 60 minutes drive north-east of Saariselka, Nellim is a small village on the shores of Lake Inari in the heart of one of the last European wildernesses. A few days in this stunning part of the world is a great addition to your skiing holiday in Saariselka and is perfect for escaping it all whilst experiencing a taste of life in the beautiful north. At more than 300km above the Arctic Circle and with almost no light pollution, Nellim is an ideal destination if you’re in search of the Northern Lights.

The Nellim Wilderness Experience with skiLapland includes transfers from your accommodation in Saariselka, 2 nights in the Lakeside Nellim Wilderness hotel and 1 night in the Sarmi Wilderness Camp, as well as a great selection of traditional style activities and lots of great chances to see the Aurora.


Half board accommodation. The Nellim hotel has a restaurant, gift shop, some rooms have a private sauna. The Sarmi Camp is a remote wilderness base with high standard accommodation but shared facilities.


  • Morning of husky sledding
  • Aurora hunting by snowmobile sledge with dinner by an open fire
  • Ice fishing
  • Snowshoeing or cross country skiing
  • Aurora camp on an island in Lake Inari


A stay in Nellim is available as a tailor made addition to your holiday, prices available on request.

Room Types

Nellim Log Suites

Nellim Log Suites
  • 1 Log cabin style suite with loft
  • Bathroom with shower/WC
  • Private Sauna
  • Beds: 1 king size and 2 singles
  • Max occupancy: 4

Other room types available on request.

Sarmi wilderness camp

Sarmi wilderness camp
  • Traditional lodge style accommodation
  • Private rooms with shared communal areas
  • Traditional sauna each evening
  • Limited electricity and no running water – warm water is available for washing

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