Winter activities in Nuorgam
Northern Lights and Polar Night
Experience a Lapland winter Polar Night, this is the period when the sun does not rise above the horizon.
The winter twilight lasts for more than 50 days – from the end of November to mid-January.
The Polar Night is a period of darkness, but the moonlight shines brightly and the northern lights illuminate the
stunning snow-covered nature of Lapland's northernmost area; the blue hues of winter twilight are breathtaking.
It is silent and peaceful.
The Aurora Borealis is the North’s most beautiful and colourful natural light show; this phenomenon displays colourful, dancing and rapidly fluctuating patterns, which brightly light up the skies of the north on these
The Northern Lights generally appear between 6pm – 2am. The best time to see the rapidly fluctuating patterns
is generally between 8pm – 11pm.
Click on the Auroras Now Service (you can choose English language from the top menu)
The Northen Lights video
You ought to take enough time to make sure to see the Northern Lights.
In the winter Nuorgam is a Mecca for snowmobiling.
We have a varied network of routes and daytrips can be chosen from a short 20 km. ice-fishing experience
to a many hundred kilometre long journey to the Arctic Ocean. There are more than 300 kilometres of marked
routes in Finland and another 300 kilometres in Norway that can be enjoyed on daytrips.
The routes pass through a multitude of varied terrain; while driving your snowmobile you can experience
treeless mountain scenery, coniferous forest landscape as well as the passes between the mountains and also
the immense ice cover of the Teno River.
For each day of snowmobiling one can choose a different theme according to the scenery and terrain.
When arriving at the Nuorgam Holiday Resort we are happy to offer route suggestions.
If needed you can make an advance booking to hire a local guide or sledge transportation to an ice-fishing
destination. The Nuorgam village has fuel pumps and a service station as well as a repair shop with spare parts
for snowmobiles. Also here at the Nuorgam Holiday Resort we have a workshop with all the necessary tools.
Snowmobiling permits may be purchased online at Villi Pohjola website: Villi Pohjola (in Finnish)
In Norway no special permit is required.
Come and enjoy - here at the top of Finland you experience top-class snowmobiling.
- One-day rentals €135.00;
(10 hours from 8am – 6pm)
helmet included in rental price.
- Fuel + oil are not included.
- All necessary permits must
be purchased and paid for
by the customer.
- The snowmobiles are insured
for the rental period, after the
rental agreement is signed.
- In the case of accident there is a
We also rent:
- Snowmobiling equipment
overalls, boots and
- Sledges; €40.00/day
- Guiding services; full-day,
- Transportation on
a sledge as agreed
- We also arrange for
pick-up from Ivalo airport;
ask for an offer
Although the Teno is well-known for its salmon, the Arctic char of our mountain lakes should not be undervalued. And what a beautiful red belly the Arctic char has – come and see it for yourself.
There are enough lakes in both Finland and Norway to choose a different one for each fishing trip.
The best lakes in Norway are near the road and within easy skiing distance.
We are happy to offer assistance concerning the fishing. We sell maps for ice-fishing and also for Norway.
Rent a snowmobile, sledge and equipment from us and go ice-fishing.
Fishing permits for fishing in Norway can be purchased online at: www.scanatura.no
Fishing permits for fishing in Finland can be purchased online at: Villi Pohjola (in Finnish)
More information about fishing and hunting in Finland: www.metsa.fi - Hunting and Fishing
Fishing in the Arctic Ocean
If your desire is to fish in bigger waters, then it is only car ride away to reach the coast of Norway
and the Arctic Ocean.
The closest place from where you can fish from shore is in Mortensnes, which is only a half hours drive from
the Nuorgam Holiday Village.
Even though Norway is considered to be an expensive country, for sea fishing it is quite the opposite;
no license is required to fish in the Arctic Ocean.
We cooperate with a programme service provider who offers guided fishing trips on the Arctic Ocean in his
own boat. The catch can include king crab, coalfish, codfish and wolfish.
Try going on a king crab safari!
Willow grouse hunting
Willow grouse hunting is said to be a lifestyle hobby and the wilderness around Kaldoaivi is the best
willow grouse hunting area.
You may bring your own gun and hunting dog with you.
If needed, we are happy to help with transportation and a guide.
This is a great opportunity for companies to invite their customers to enjoy the experience
and at the same time handle business negotiations.
The willow grouse hunting season is normally from 20.9. – 31.3.
Hunting permits for hunting in Finland can be purchased online at: Villi Pohjola (in Finnish)
More information about hunting and fishing in Finland: www.metsa.fi - Hunting and Fishing
In Nuorgam you don’t need to wear tight ski attire or a sweatband on your forehead. Here we ski to the top
of the treeless mountains. It is as important to enjoy the scenery and peaceful nature as it is to ski.
Here, if anywhere, one can connect with nature and recharge our internal batteries. This place is far, far away from the daily strife and mass tourism! Cross-country skiing can be done on the local ski tracks called Fielbmajärvi ski trail, which takes you all the way to lake Skaidi; this is a marked and maintained trail (not illuminated).
Nuorgam Holiday Resort is an excellent starting and return point for the cross-country ski trek Nuorgam-Pulmankijärvi-Sevettijärvi.
Outdoor activities in Finland: www.outdoors.fi and www.metsa.fi - Outdoor activities
Trips to Norway
Nuorgam is the gateway to the Arctic Ocean.
The Arctic Ocean in Norway is only a stone’s throw away from Nuorgam. Norway offers a world of its own,
year round – experience the small fishing villages, the distinct Sami culture and the Finnish culture of Bugøynes.
A daytrip to Norway can for example be; a drive from Nuorgam through Varangerbotn to Vadsø. From there
you may continue your journey all the way to Hamninberg, where a unique, moon-like landscape opens up
in all its splendour. It is also possible to take the Hurtigrute, a coastal steamer, from Vadsø to Kirkenes and
drive back to Nuorgam from there.
We also recommend a visit to the Sami museum in Polmak or Varanger, shopping in Tana; for example visit
“Sami Sølv” – a Sami jewellery boutique and a Sami handiraft exhibition.
Ocean fishing in Norway is not to be forgotten.