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december 2013 northern lights

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december 2013 northern lights

we are looking at staying at Nellim wilderness hotel for 4-5 nights end December to see the Northern Lights.

We saw the lights this year at Finland border and Abisko.

Wanted to have a feedback on Lake Inari area and how could we maximize our chances. We are not into skiing.

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1. Re: december 2013 northern lights

See this thread http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g189915-i2262-k5846558-Best_location_to_view_northern_lights-Lapland.html

If you have more questions please let us know!

Edit: I might add that January may have a better chance for clear skies, also a cheaper month to travel here...

Edited: 8 years ago
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2. Re: december 2013 northern lights

Do not base your trip solely on seeing aurorea.

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The whole family (6 adults plus a child ) is traveling to Inari in January 2014. Pursuing the Aurora but also I would appreciate to know what other things could seniors do at the town and its surroundings if they are not fancy for winter sports.

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Edited: 7 years ago
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5. Re: december 2013 northern lights

I would like to know how to go from Inari Hotel to santus clas hotel ? Where to take the bus ?


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6. Re: december 2013 northern lights

Do you mean Santa's Hotel Santa Claus in Rovaniemi? There's a long-haul bus stop next to the Hotel Inari where you can board the bus (driver sells tickets). See a timetable at http://goo.gl/4pxvTp . Some services do not stop at the hotel, these you ca catch from the supermarket Inarin Kuukkeli, ca 250 m from the hotel.

Edited: 7 years ago
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