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Reviewed 16 March 2019

We spent a lovely 4 days in Nangu,we couldn't fault anything in the 4 days there, from our room (the one with the sauna) to the meals and the ambiance of the restaurant, we give Nungu top marks.
This was the second year coming to Finland (last year we stayed at Moutka) we mainly came to see the lights as we didn't get to see them last year, but boy did we see them this time, on our last night trying to get packed for an early start we were still outside at 1:00 am taking photos and looking at at the light show, and what a show it was.
Just to mention, we found it very funny me being breathalysed on the snowmobile in the middle of lake Inari, I think the 3 policemen we saw on the lake were the only people we saw all that day!

Room tip: We had a room with our own sauna
Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Inaframe
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Reviewed 9 March 2019

Had a three night stay here to hopefully see the Northern Lights and the hotel is as lovely as the photographs on the website, in a picturesque and very quiet location. Also booked husky ride, snowmobiling, Aurora camp, reindeer farm and snow shoe walks. We were incredibly lucky and the lights appeared every night directly above our hotel and they were spectacular. The activities were fabulous, staff and guides friendly and knowledgeable, food excellent. One night the temperature went down to - 28 so plenty of layers under the provided outer clothing was vital. If you are a first time cold holiday traveller, as we were, then bring at least 4 layers of clothing, glove liners, a balaclava and extra socks! Thermal tops and bottoms essential! There is no need for elegant clothing, it’s very relaxed and informal. Our iphones froze regularly so if you have a good, temperature resistant camera bring that too. The location of the hotel was perfect for Auora viewing and I would thoroughly recommend it.

Date of stay: March 2019
1  Thank Gorgeous303
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Pirita993, Guest relations at Wilderness Hotel Nangu, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2019

Dear Gorgeous303,

thank you for your review.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time as our guest.
We appreciate that you gave us your time by reviewing your staying.

It's nice to hear that you liked the activities, you found our staff friendly and the food was good.
We are also happy for you that you saw the northern lights during your visit to us!

It's also nice to hear some tips from traveller to another traveller about the things what should be pointed out when travelling to Lapland.

Thank you for visiting us.

You are warmly welcome again!

On the behalf of the whole staff,
Pirita
Wilderness Hotels & Safaris

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Reviewed 2 March 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful six night-stay. Great remote location, along the frozen Inari lake. Good food, great activities, cosy atmosphere with lounge music and magazine decoration. Plus we were lucky to see many Northern Lights just outside the hotel.

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pirita993, Guest relations at Wilderness Hotel Nangu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2019

Dear 958j_r_mep,

thank you for your review.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time as our guest.
We appreciate that you gave us your time by reviewing your staying.

It's nice to hear that you liked the location, activities, accommodation, food etc. For sure it is important for us to know how the guest felt during their stay.
We are also happy for you that you saw the northern lights during your visit to us!

Thank you for visiting us.

You are warmly welcome to visit us again!

With the best regards,
Pirita
Wilderness Hotels & Safaris

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Reviewed 28 February 2019

We stayed seven nights in a “superior” room, and enjoyed every minute of our time at Nangu. Our room was large and comfortable, well-equipped, and very quiet. All rooms are strictly non-smoking, and there's a 500 Euro penalty charge for smoking indoors.

We tried cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, dog sledding, and snowmobiling. Our guides were excellent, and cheerfully adjusted our activities to suit the weather conditions and the personal capabilities of the guests. For example, on the day we set out for cross-country skiing on the lake, a recent period of warm air had turned the snow into slush. Some in our group were unable to manage that comfortably, so we returned to the lodge.

Cloud cover during much of our visit reduced our opportunity to view the Northern Lights, which was obviously beyond anyone’s control. However, because we stayed an entire week, we did get to see the aurora several times.

I took one entire day off from the activities, and spent my time reading. With almost everyone else engaged outdoors, the place was wonderfully peaceful and quiet. Another day, we took a taxi into the town of Ivalo. We visited a couple of tourist shops, scouted out the local supermarket, and had lunch in a local restaurant. It was not an inexpensive excursion, since the taxi fare is about 50 Euros each way, but the resort is quite remote and we felt it worthwhile to get a small taste of Finnish village life.

The food was excellent. Breakfast is an ample self-service buffet, while lunch and dinner are set meals (although the management are mindful of food allergies). Every dinner began with a soup, and the soups were wonderful (I’m not usually a fan of sweet potatoes, but even the sweet potato soup was delicious).

All in all, it was a wonderful experience.

Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank KH198
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Reviewed 28 February 2019 via mobile

Nice Hotel, friendly and helpful staff.
We were lucky to see the northern lights, staff came knocking on door to alert us.
Trips, like Aurora borealis tours and others are planned from hotel if you wish to.
Sauna is in the price and can be reserved for one hour, which will give you private access.
Breakfast was really good with a variety of things, like fruit, musli, croissants, bread, cheese, cold cuts and salmon.
Dinner package includes soup, main course and dessert. As far as I am aware of, you can't order food, everyone gets the same. You can order drinks of you choice. Make sure you mention before hand if you have any dietary requirements. Dinner was ok, not exceptional but the scenery is very romantic.
Wifi is available only in reception area, which is also dining area and the place to hang around in front of fireplace.
It is about 30 minutes by car from the airport, but feels like a place lost in nowhere!
A place recommended for couples for a romantic get away...

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank tara2319
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