Nellim

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Downtown Nellim
The wooden Skolt Sámi Orthodox Church in Nellim

Nellim (Finnish: Nellim or Nellimö, Inari Sami: Njellim, Skolt Sami: Njeäˊllem) is a village on the shore of Lake Inari in Inari, Finland that has three distinctly different cultures: Finns, the Inari Sámi and the Skolt Sámi. Nellim is approximately 42 kilometres (26 mi) northeast of Ivalo and approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) away from the Russian border. The village has a store, a coffeeshop, a marina, an Orthodox church and a wilderness hotel. The people of Nellim claim that it is the best location in Finland to view the Northern Lights.

Livelihood[edit]

The main sources of livelihood in Nellim are reindeer husbandry, natural economy and tourism.

External links[edit]

Media related to Nellim at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 68°51′N 028°19′E / 68.850°N 28.317°E / 68.850; 28.317