Location of Nellimarea in FinlandNorthern Lapland Region
Municipality of Inari (www.inari.fi)
The state-owned lands within the area are managed by Metsähallitus. Hiking and outdoor recreation structures located on private lands in the area are managed by the society of Nellim village.

Photo: Tapio Tynys
 
Nellim is located on the southeastern corner of Lake Inarijärvi, close to the Russian border. Traditionally, the region has been inhabited by the Inari Sámi people. In the 1920s and the 1930s, the large logging sites attracted Finnish settlers and, after the Second World War, the Skolt Sámi people who had been evacuated from Petsamo were resettled in the Nellim area. Nellim then became the meeting point of three cultures.

The Nellim area, which is located in the eastern part of the municipality of Inari, belongs to the Skolt Sámi dwelling area. (www.finlex.fi)

A large part of the Nellim forests have been in commercial use since the 1920s, when the large logging sites came into operation. The area is best suited for day trips and is a good starting point for setting off to the  Lake Inarijärvi as well as on longer trips to the Vätsäri and Tsarmitunturi wilderness.

This is the webpage www.nationalparks.fi/nellim

Customer service

Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida
Tel. int. + 358 206 39 7740
siida(at)metsa.fi

Ivalo Customer Service
Tel. int. +358 206 39 7701
ivalo(at)metsa.fi

See Directions: By Car to Nellim Area

Services Offered by Partners in Nellim Area (in finnish)

Excursionmap.fi: Nellim