“The meeting place for three cultures” on the shores of Lake Inarijärvi

Nellim is called the meeting place for three cultures for very good reason. Indeed, in the 1920s and 1930s, the original inhabitants of the area, the Inari Sami people, were joined by Finnish loggers and Petsamo’s Skolts. The village of Nellim is close to the Russian border, about 40 kilometres from Ivalo. Its location on the shores of Lake Inarijärvi guarantees great skiing and hiking grounds and a tremendous setting from which to observe the Northern Lights.

GET TO KNOW: Hiking trails in Nellim
GET TO KNOW: History of Nellim

The village of Nellim is close to the Russian border, about 40 kilometres from Ivalo.
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How to get there?

Inari-Saariselkä is far away in the north and yet just a few hours from southern Finland. You can fly here or make an unforgettable sightseeing tour to this Arctic area by bus or rental car.



By car

Get to know the Inari-Saariselkä region and its magnificent scenery at your leisure. Far away in the North there is no such thing as rushing!

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By train and bus

The train will take you to Rovaniemi, where you will find numerous bus connections to Saariselkä and elsewhere in northern Lapland. Thanks to the well-run public transport you can even get as far as the Arctic Ocean!

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By air

Quickly reach your destination from Helsinki aboard Finnair or fly Norwegian. Charter flights from
UK and other European cities. From the airport there is  regular buss connection to and from each scheduled flight.

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