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Birdwatching

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.

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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).

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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?

Snowmobiling

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 Eraluvat.fi.
  • 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.

Prices

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

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

  • 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
  • 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

Arctic nature

Nuorgam is surrounded by spectacular, open and Arctic nature that is astonishingly diverse, and the Nuorgam Holiday Village is an outstanding base for exploring the Arctic wilderness. The pure nature and clean natural waters with oxygen-rich air will definitely charm you.

The environment is treeless tundra wilderness, given its own character due to proximity of the Arctic Ocean and the mountain birch at its own extremes. Kaldoaivi, Finland’s northernmost roadless wilderness area is just around the corner and provides excellent opportunities for watching nature.

The fauna is plentiful in this area. In Norway and on the shores of the Arctic Ocean you can see species you will not find in Finland. You can observe a number of species of wading birds, and there are a few rare species, such as the extremely rare European freshwater flounder and Myricaria germanica with its only known occurrence in Finland being Pulmakijärvi.

You can spot at least the following species in the immediate vicinity.

ANIMALS

Norway lemming, mountain hare, reindeer, elk, fox. Special species of moths and butterflies.

BIRDS

Willow grouse, merlin, wood sandpiper, red-throated diver, bluethroat, golden plover, red-necked phalarope, black-throated diver, Arctic tern, common redshank, velvet scoter, Temminck’s stint, Siberian tit, Arctic warbler, long-tailed jaeger, common sandpiper, common redpoll

FISH

Grayling, flounder, sea salmon, Arctic charr, whitefish, trout

FLORA

Cloudberry, yellow vetchling, bilberry, mountain birch, Myricaria germanica, lingonberry, mountain bearberry, marsh-marigold, dwarf birch, dwarf willow, crowberry, Habenaria straminea Fernald, Alpine enchanter’s nightshade, mountain bladder fern

Fell Highland Skiing

Equally as important as skiing in Nuorgam is viewing the open snowscapes of the fell highlands, feeling the true power of nature and enjoying tranquillity. There is no real need to dress in tight-fitting skiing wear or a sweatband. You will feel naturally vitalised, far from everyday hustle and bustle and mass tourism destinations.

You can easily access the fell highlands directly from Nuorgam Holiday Village. The immediate vicinity has a marked and maintained (no lighting) Fielbmajärvi cross-country skiing track, taking you easily to Skaidijärvi. There is also a skiing track taking you to the campfire shelter owned and maintained by the Holiday Village.

Nuorgam Holiday Village is also a great base for departing or return journeys if you are heading for the Nuorgam–Pulmankijärvi–Sevettijärvi cross-country skiing route.

Fishing In The Arctic Ocean

The closest fishing spot is Mortensnes, located just over half an hour’s drive from Nuorgam. Despite Norway being regarded as an expensive country, it has great benefits for fishermen as no special fishing permits are required for sea fishing, so independent fishing on the Arctic Ocean is free of charge.If it’s bigger waters you’re after, hop in a car and drive up to the shores of the Arctic Ocean in Norway. The closest fishing spot is Mortensnes, located just over half an hour’s drive from Nuorgam. Despite Norway being regarded as an expensive country, it has great benefits for fishermen as no special fishing permits are required for sea fishing, so independent fishing on the Arctic Ocean is free of charge.

Guided sea fishing trips are available throughout the year. Catches include the red king crab, coalfish, cod and the large-mouthed catfish.

Photography in the North

The Nuorgam region is unique in Finland in terms of landscapes, natural light and atmosphere. There is no other treeless fell highland village that is this accessible. What’s more, Norway and the Arctic Ocean are nearby, providing many photography spots. There is plenty to photograph and film throughout the year, and photographers get to experience and film the strong sense of eight seasons in Nuorgam.

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