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Review: Nellim

Specialist Holiday - Safari/wildlife

Nellim, Finland

Bucket list must!

  • By SilverTraveller Knownothing

    1 review

  • February 2016
  • Husband
  • Culture / Sightseeing

If seeing the Northern lights is on your bucket list, then Finland is the place to go see them. This was a once in a lifetime trip for us, so we went where we were most likely to see the aurora. The further north you go, the more likely you are to see them – although never guaranteed of course. The Aurora Zone provide complete packages, providing all outerwear clothing, boots, socks etc – everything you need really. They have differing ‘fitness levels’ holidays, ranging from gentle to hard. We choose the package that provided the activities that we wanted to do, which was classed as ‘medium fitness’.

Husky dog sledding (so much fun!) Snow-mobiling to a reindeer ‘farm’ – which took us to the Russian boarder. Ice-fishing, snow-trekking, and of course aurora hunting each evening, where we would go out in a small group, build a camp fire and wait!

We had our own hut (luxurious) with sauna! And I pre-booked a night in a ‘pod’ – a fully glass-ceilinged dome, which very, very, luckily for us, was the one night the lights showed themselves! I cannot recommend the Aurora Zone and the the Wilderness, Lake Inari, Nellim enough. The staff are simply the best. I cried when we had to leave to come home.

This review is solely based on the opinion of a Silver Travel Advisor member and not of Silver Travel Advisor Ltd.

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  • discerning-traveller
    4 months ago
    Wonderful. Glad you enjoyed it. We went to Fininish Lapland some years ago with Canterbury Travel. Fabulous. Skidoos, husky dog sledges and , best of all seeing Santa on Christmas Day. Stayed five days two hours drive north of the Arctic circle near the Russian border. The whole trip was wonderful but what stayed with me is the magical colour that is impossible to describe accurately, I agree - a bucket list 'must' btw. We took adult children!!!