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Nuorgam Holiday Village has an ideal location close to interesting bird spots. The Arctic Ocean, with its many bird species is located nearby, while Pulmankijärvi Lake is excellent for spotting wading birds or observing the gyrfalcon that nests by the fell. Day trips can be taken to many different destinations and Nuorgam Holiday Village is your perfect base.

Availability Throughout the year

Nuorgam is the Gateway to the Arctic Ocean

Norway and the Arctic Ocean are just a stone’s throw from Nuorgam. Norway is a whole world of its own throughout the year; experience small fishing villages, strong Sea Sámi culture, and the idyllic Finnish culture in Bugøynes, Little Finland.

A day trip to Norway can travel for instance, from Nuorgam via Varangerbotn to the town of Vadsø. From there you can continue your journey all the way up to Hamningberg where you will experience landscape that looks more like a moonscape. At Vadsø you can combine your journey with a cruise to Kirkenes on the Hurtigruten ferry and return to Nuorgam by car.

We recommend visiting the Sámi museums in Polmak or Varanger and a shopping trip to Tana (Sámi Sölv – Sámi jewellery boutique and handicraft exhibition).

Availability Throughout the year

Polar Night

In Lapland you can experience twilight or the Polar Night – a time when the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon at all. The Polar Night in Nuorgam lasts for over 50 days – from the end of November through to mid-January (26 November – 16 January). The Polar Night is a twilight time, but the moonlight and glistening white snowscapes together with the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) will light up Lapland’s magnificent snowy nature before your eyes. The Polar Night paints the horizon with spectacular colours and the daily Blue Moment is a stunning experience.

Availability 26th Nov – 16th Jan

Winter Fishing for Arctic Char

There are plenty of fell highland lakes close to Nuorgam on both sides of the Finland – Norway border. You can choose a different lake for each trip, and the Arctic char here has a fine red belly. The best lakes on the Norwegian side of the border are close to the main road, so these are easy to reach on skis. We sell maps of Norwegian ice fishing spots. If you yearn for larger waters, take a day trip to the Arctic Ocean where you can even experience sea fishing during the winter months. Why not try a red king crab safari?

Mountain Biking

In the magnificent landscapes surrounding Nuorgam, on top of the fells and down in the river valley, even the most demanding of mountain bikers will discover their own trails. Choose a suitable route according to your technical cycling skills or physical fitness. The demanding ascents provide a challenge for even the fittest of people, whereas the flat and easy traversable highlands leave space for nature’s strong presence and enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the landscape. You can access some routes by car along gravel roads that take you to the highland area, from which you can continue into the terrain. Make sure you carry a GPS device, compass and map with you at all times.

Rent a Fatbike

Availability May – October


Wintertime makes Nuorgam a superior place for snowmobile riding due to its outstanding location and many different routes. You can choose snowmobile day trips from a short ice fishing trip to an Arctic Ocean safari covering hundreds of kilometres.

The snowmobile routes traverse varying terrain: open fell highland, coniferous forest zone, frozen swamps between the rugged fells and the great ice of the frozen Tenojoki River. A theme for each snowmobiling day can be chosen according to the terrain.

If you want, we can organise local guides to order to accompany you on your day trip or take you in a sled pulled by a snowmobile for a trip into the fell highlands. The village of Nuorgam has fuel sales and a service station, and a snowmobile repair shop that also sells spare parts.

  • You can purchase permits for the Finnish side of the border online at
  • No special permits are needed for riding a snowmobile on the Norwegian side of the border

Husky Safari in Arctic Nature

The Husky Farm is located on the Norwegian side of the Tenojoki River in Tana. Meet the husky guides at the farm and get to pet these lovely Arctic animals. You can experience controlling your own team of huskies, taking you across the expansive, silent fell highland snowscapes and pristine Arctic nature on the shores of the Tenojoki River. To round off the safari, hot drinks and snacks will be served by the campfire.

Bookings: Two (2) days in advance before 6 p.m.


265 €/person, min. 4 person
Price incl. transportation, guidance in English, 3 hour program, warm overall
Duration 4 hours

King Crab Safari in the Arctic Ocean

The King crab safari offers you a memorable adventure of catching the largest shellfish of the arctic with a weight of amazing 15 kg The powerful Arctic Sea offers another challenge that you can experience by your professional guide, fisherman and captain. Trip starts by transfer from Nuorgam to a beautiful Norwegian fishing village of Bugönes, where you will meet the fisherman who takes you to the fjords where catching the King crab itself takes place and there is also possibility to fish another creatures of Arctic Sea, eg. cod, haddock and halibut. During the safari you have a chance to taste this mighty shellfish, as the captain will prepare day’s catch and serve a full tray of this juicy and tasty treat. Duration c. 7hrs.

Availability All year round, NOT during 21.12-5.1. And not in April
Duration 7 hours


295 €/person, min. 6 adults
Price incl. transportation, guidance in English, king crab program (2,5h), warm overalls if needed,

Northern Lights Trip On Showshoes

The Nuorgam region is Finland’s northernmost place to view the Northern Lights. Our northern location without artificial light pollution gives you plenty of opportunities for watching the night sky and filming the Northern Lights in a variety of different environments, from river landscapes to the shores of the Arctic Ocean.The Nuorgam region is Finland’s northernmost place to view the Northern Lights. Our northern location without artificial light pollution gives you plenty of opportunities for watching the night sky and filming the Northern Lights in a variety of different environments, from river landscapes to the shores of the Arctic Ocean.

Guided Northern Lights trips help you explore the night-time Arctic nature and discover places where the skies are best. Weather permitting, you have a good opportunity of seeing an unforgettable Northern Lights performance. The guide will give you tips on how to capture the Northern Lights with your camera while telling you tales of the wondrous Aurora Borealis. During the excursion, hot drinks will be served.

Duration 2 hours
Availability December – April


70 €/person, min 2 adults
Price incl. Guidance in English, snow shoes, warm drink, insurance

Equipments for Hire

  • Cross-country ski set €25/day
  • Snowshoes €20/day
  • Downhill skis Hagan off track EA with binding 170 cm, 190 cm fur base + poles €35 / day
  • Downhill skis Ranger Sporten with EA binding 180 cm scale base + poles €35 / day
  • OAC snowslides with EA binding 160 cm base + poles €35/day
  • Poles €5/day
  • Set of warm clothes €20 / day
  • Ahkio Savotta Paljakka + harness 35 € / day
  • Ice-fishing equipment €15/day
  • Ice-Drill 10 € / day
  • Kicksled €15 / day (free for guests staying)
  • Backpack / Rucksack €15 / day
  • Snowmobile sled €50 / day

  • Walking sticks €5/day
  • Boat to Teno €30/day
  • Motor for Teno’s boat €35/day
  • Fishing equipment for Teno or the Jäämere €20/set/day
  • Dry bag €15 / day
  • Trangia traditional or multi-burner 15 € / day
  • Headlamp €5/day
  • Thermos bottle €5/day
  • Cup set €7/day
  • Excursion package €18 / person

  • Garmin 60 Cs handheld navigator €10 / day
  • Garmin 590 snowmobile navigator with Nordic sled maps €25/day
  • Satellite phone ask price
  • Binoculars 10 x 42 €10 / day
  • Sleeping bag 3 season bag €15/day
  • Sleeping bag winter €20 / day
  • Dome tent max. 4 people €25/day
  • Tunnel tent max. 3 people €40/day
  • Travel cot €15/day
  • Cold transport/storage box for food 45 l €20/day
  • Tap water canister 10 – 20 l €5/day