Wilderness Hotel Nangu


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  • An adults-only boutique hotel
  • Small group excursions offer a personal experience with great service
  • The idyllic log cabins are perfect for a romantic escape
  • Cosy up next to a campfire and watch the sky light up above you
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Winter is the perfect time to visit Finnish Lapland. The winter temperatures can vary anywhere between 0°C and -40°C. The average temperature in January is -14°C, but the cold is not biting because the air is dry. There can be as much as one metre of snow and it usually lasts until May. There is potential for Northern Lights viewing throughout the winter months.

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There are no TVs or wifi in the rooms giving you the perfect excuse to switch off from the outside world

Enjoy a traditional Lappish evening in the Kota-style restaurant

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Wilderness Hotel Nangu is located in a remote spot on the southern shore of Lake Inari, with breath-taking views, perfect for experiencing the Northern Lights! As an adults-only destination this is the perfect escape for couples or friends.

The Wilderness Hotel Nangu is an intimate, boutique hotel featuring just 24 cosy log rooms with large windows enabling you to gaze upon the snowy Lapland wilderness from the warmth of your room. Situated in a picturesque, remote location to the far North of Finland, next to Lake Inari, the chances of spotting the elusive Northern Lights are favourable here and the hotel can arrange a number of excursions to set out in search of this natural wonder. We recommend taking a seat in a comfortable sled, pulled by a snowmobile, which will take you out to a stunning remote camping spot where you’ll savour a delicious hot drink next to the roaring campfire and gaze upon the sky above.
As Nangu is an adults-only property, it is the perfect adult’s playground where you can try out snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing and truly let your inner child loose as you enjoy the snowy wilderness. This would also make a great option for a romantic break as the cosy log cabins provide a wonderful intimate setting to retire to at the end of the day.
The restaurant here is absolutely stunning with large floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views for you to gaze upon as you sample the daily-changing menu of with dinners served a la carte every evening.
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All rooms at the Wilderness hotel Nangu are in the style of pretty log cabins featuring wooden interiors, large picture windows and private en suite bathroom. Most rooms feature double beds but there are also twin options available.

Nangu Superior room with Panorama window
The Superior Rooms are located in a separate building in the hotel yard. Each room has its own private entrance and a panorama window facing Lake Inari, offering a great view and a possibility to catch the northern lights from the comfort of your own room. All rooms have double beds, private bathroom with supplies, wardrobe and hairdryer.


Nangu Wilderness rooms
The Wilderness rooms are located in two separate log buildings in the hotel yard. There are 17 rooms with double beds and 2 single rooms. Each room has its own bathroom with supplies, wardrobe, and hairdryer. All rooms are decorated in rustic wilderness style, the traditional log walls adding the final touch to the Lappish atmosphere.
Nangu Superior sauna room with Panorama window

The Superior Sauna Rooms feature queen-sized beds, a bathroom, and your own private sauna. The room also has a panorama window facing Lake Inari, offering a great view and a possibility to catch the northern lights from the comfort of your own room.

Panorama Log Cabin

The Panorama Log Cabins have views over Lake Inari. Each semi-detached cabin has two suites, each accomodating two people. Every suite has a private sauna and two of them even have their own jacuzzi hot tubs.


The Wilderness Hotel Nangu is an adults-only property only allowing guests over the age of 18.


This small boutique hotel features a cosy restaurant which serves up delicious Lappish cuisine. Breakfast and Lunch are served buffet style and dinner is a-la-carte served to your table.


The wilderness of Finnish Lapland is the perfect spot to try out some exciting activities. At Nangu we can organise for you to have a full-day excursion where you’ll ride a husky sled to visit a reindeer farm, or you can head out by snowmobile to try your hand at ice fishing. There are also plenty of options for maximising your opportunity to spot the Northern Lights including Aurora snowshoeing and snowmobiling.


  • Aurora Camp

    Spend an evening under the stars, huddled around the campfire in the middle of the winter wilderness. Stay warm with hot drinks as you keep your eyes peeled for the Northern Lights dancing in the sky overhead.

  • Aurora Snowmobiling

    Take a snowmobile across the snowy landscape in search of the Northern Lights. Once darkness has fallen, you will drive away from artificial lights and towards the Lappish wilderness. If the weather is clear, you will hopefully see the Lights dancing!

  • Cross Country Skiing

    Experience the calm and peaceful arctic nature on a pair of skis, crossing Finland’s wintry wilderness. After a brief demonstration on how to use the skis, you will set off towards the beautiful winter scenery.

  • Ice fishing by snowmobile sleigh

    Drive through the beautiful fells and wilderness tucked up in a sleigh pulled by a snowmobile, before arriving at a private lake to try your hand at the traditional practice of Ice fishing.

  • Snowmobile Try-out

    A highlight of any Arctic adventure, a snowmobile is a magical and exhilarating way to discover the incredible snowy landscape of Finnish Lapland.

  • Snowshoeing

    Take part in a snowshoeing expedition exploring the woodland around your hotel. You will be glad to have these specially-adapted shoes as you make your way down less-trodden paths in the deep snow.

  • Visit a reindeer farm

    Enjoy an unforgettable visit to see where Santa's loyal companions, his reindeer, live. Learn about the ways of reindeer husbandry and the special relationship between the herder and their animals.

Location & directions


Wilderness Hotel Nangu is located in Finnish Lapland on the southern shore of Lake Inari, only a 20-minute drive from Ivalo airport.

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