Owners of the Wilderness Hotel Nellim, part of the Film Friendly support services network in Lapland
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Wilderness Hotels & Safaris

Wilderness Hotels & Safaris is a family-run business in Finnish Lapland. The family consists of Jouko and Mari Lappalainen and their children Essi, Eemeli, Emma and Iida. Their first hotel—Nellim—was established in 2004. During the years, all the buildings have been restored into cozy hotel rooms and suites. The theme for decorations and styling comes from the surrounding nature and the Sámi culture. The same theme is also used in the new cabins, log suites and the Aurora Bubbles – specially made for Northern Lights watching, located in the hotel premises. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful and unique Finnish nature. It’s close to the shore of the legendary Lake Inari and and Lake Sarmi as well as the Vätsäri wilderness area, which begins near from the hotel yard.

Wilderness Hotels & Safaris operates four hotels in Inari: Nellim, Muotka, Inari and Nangu. They offer rooms and suites with or without sauna, as well as new Log Cabins, Log Suites and Aurora Cabins. The decoration of these hotels, cabins and lodges draw inspiration from the surrounding local nature and Sámi culture, in the same Wilderness Hotel style.

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  • decorations and stylings based on nature and Sámi culture
  • hotels & villas
  • log cabins & aurora bubbles (huts)
  • safaris and excursions