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Wilderness Hotel Nangu

Veskoniementie 1320, Veskoniemi 99800 Finland
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Wilderness Hotel Nangu is located on the southern shore of Lake Inari, with a breath-taking open lakeview as far as the eye can see opening right from the hotel yard – perfect for experiencing the northern lights and midnight sun alike! The new resort consists of idyllic log buildings, which gives the hotel an authentic feel of Lapland. We offer high-quality activities and services with a special Lappish twist, carried out with the same care and passion all our Wilderness Hotels are known for. Located only 20-minute drive from the Ivalo village, Nangu offers exclusive wilderness experiences all year round with easy access to the airport and the surrounding areas.
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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Adults only
Secured parking
Public wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
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Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Finnish


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lisamU3636 wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California85 contributions60 helpful votes
Front Desk staff uncaring and discerned. We had multiple problems including someone in our party that got a type of food poisoning from either the food or tap water. Galley/kitchen was very concerned a helpful. The Manager nor the desk staff cared enough to check on us in 3 days. Two cabins ill out of three! No choice of set dinner menu. No altering of schedule activities. No refunds for unused activities.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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charlalyssia wrote a review Mar 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom55 contributions54 helpful votes
We booked directly with Wilderness Hotel, opting for the lake Inari Aurora Hut as we wanted the igloo experience. We booked our own flights and got to the hotel extremely early - I think check in is at 5pm and we got there at about 9:30am. In hindsight I should have told them this but they were extremely hospitable and told us to rest and help ourselves to breakfast while we waited. The main lobby is stunning and the buffet breakfast was absolutely superb. Our rooms weren’t ready until 5pm but we were able to walk the grounds, shower and get changed. When we got to the huts (my husband and myself one one, my parents aged 60 in the other), we didn’t realise we wouldn’t be able to take our bags with us. Completely fine but bear this in mind, you’ll leave your bags in the main lodge and then use the showers there, so this is really just a place to get your head down and enjoy the view (northern lights if you’re lucky). We didn’t realise that there aren’t any power sockets in the huts. There are USB outlets, heating and lighting etc, it’s very cosy and comfortable but Unfortunately my mother uses a CPAP machine which needs to be plugged in. She stayed the first night in the hut but for the following two nights, the staff moved my parents into a log cabin room (no charge and no fuss). This was more comfortable for them (stunning room) and good for us as we could keep our bags and shower in their room. Bear in mind when choosing your room - the huts are awesome but it’s very much a glamping experience! I loved the experience of the hut for a short break but the panoramic log cabins are so beautiful and self contained that I’d book one of these next time. We booked all of our excursions through the hotel, cross county skiing and husky safari. Both were absolutely amazing - you are taken to the nellim hotel to do these and I do believe the Nangu hotel is far better - it’s pretty as a postcard and the staff are the best! We opted for bed & breakfast and paid for dinner each night. Next time I’d go half board because the food is so amazing. All good, wholesome ingredients and freshly prepared (you can see chefs prepping throughout the day). They also catered for one veggie meal which was never repetitive (veggie substitutes, all meals looked the same). Plenty of fresh meat, fish and veggies and proper comfort food. I read that some people thought the food was repetitive but I can’t comprehend that, every night was a surprise and I’m still dreaming of the food! I also want to say that the staff are the most welcoming and helpful people I’ve ever encountered in a hotel. They can’t do more to help - little things like packing us a breakfast for our departure, printing off our itinerary, swapping one of our rooms without question. I can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Pirita Portti, Asiakaspalvelu at Wilderness Hotel Nangu
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Dear charlalyssia, First of all. We are happy to hear that you found Wilderess Hotel Nangu as your destination and you ended up to make the booking with us. We are happy to hear that you found our staff to be helpful and there for you and for your needs. Thank you also for the tips regarding the staying in the Lake Inari Aurora Hut. It is good to hear advices from other guests when planning the holiday with us. I'm sorry to hear about the issue with your mother's CPAP machine. However it is good to hear that you parents got moved to the Panorama Log Cabins and they enjoyed their stay there. Panorama Log Cabins likewise the Lake Inari Aurora Huts are our brand new accommodation types and it is great to hear that you got to experience both of them! It is nice to hear that you also did some activities with us. Our staff is happy to help when it comes to the activities what are must to do when visiting Lapland. Husky Safari is for sure one of the most asked ones. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed the meals you had with us. In the end, it is our pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is the best reward for us to get! You are warmly welcome to visit us again. On the behalf of the staff, Pirita Nellim Wilderness Hotels & Safaris
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j s wrote a review Mar 2020
35 contributions8 helpful votes
I booked this as a dream trip before I retire and wanted activities to remember in case the Northern Lights didn't show themselves. They didn't but I loved every minute of this trip. I travelled solo but there were always friendly people & guides around to make the trip special. The hotel is fantastic and I had a double room to myself - comfortable & warm. The food was wonderful, staff attentive & friendly - I felt thoroughly spoilt during my stay. I had 2 aurora camps which were fun despite no lights and did the husky sledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Each activity had so many wow moments - I hadn't done anything like it before and enjoyed them all even if I was a bit apprehensive of my ability to snowshoe and snowmobile beforehand. Yes, it's expensive for 3 nights but Finland is expensive and everything was included - even the arctic clothing that kept me warm in -12 degrees. I highly recommend AuroraZone as a travel company - lots of information, helpful staff & the rep, Lucia was great, & literally going the extra miles to get me a souvenir I'd mentioned & couldn't get locally. Best holiday ever!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Choice of rooms to fit budget - from basic (still great) to own jacuzzi & sauna. Very quiet...
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Joan G wrote a review Mar 2020
Wirral, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
5 nights here beginning of March. 2020. Fabulous staff,food,accommodation and activities. The outdoor wear was clean and boots fitted well. Guides very informative. Only slight niggle was 5€ if you wanted an extra towel.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Panorama room wit private hot tub and Sauna amazing.
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Response from Pirita Portti, Asiakaspalvelu at Wilderness Hotel Nangu
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Dear joangeorge6, thank you for your great review regarding your stay at Nangu! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the stay and had great time with us. It is great to hear that you liked the accommodation and the activities you did with us and also you found our winter clothing helpful for you! It seems like you have booked our ready made package which includes accommodation, activities, full board meals, airport transfers and winter clothes. This is for sure easiest thing to do when booking with us since we will take care of the rest. We appreciate your time given to us when writing this review. We hope you got nice new memories from Lapland and Nangu. You are warmly welcome to visit us again! With the best regards on the behalf of the whole staff, Pirita Nellim Wilderness Hotels & Safaris
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cranium254 wrote a review Feb 2020
Brunssum, The Netherlands15 contributions3 helpful votes
A very special place to come for northern lights viewing. Facilities are excellent, staff is helpful and friendly. Plenty of activities for every adventure level. And the area is amazingly beautiful. Put this on your bucket list!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Pirita Portti, Asiakaspalvelu at Wilderness Hotel Nangu
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Dear cranium254, thank you for visiting us! We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and you found Wilderness Hotel Nangu as good place for Northern Lights spotting! It is great to hear also that you liked the hotel itself and found the staff to be there for you. We are happy to hear that you had good time during the activities and you had great new memories including the landscapes of Lapland. We are pleased to hear you would recommend the stay to others aswell. I hope all the best for you for the year 2020 Behalf of the whole staff, Pirita Nellim Wilderness Hotels & Safaris
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wilderness Hotel Nangu
What are some of the property amenities at Wilderness Hotel Nangu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Wilderness Hotel Nangu?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Wilderness Hotel Nangu?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wilderness Hotel Nangu?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Wilderness Hotel Nangu have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Wilderness Hotel Nangu offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Wilderness Hotel Nangu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Finnish.