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Apukka Resort: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rovaniemi: Apukka Reindeer Journey

1. Rovaniemi: Apukka Reindeer Journey

Reindeers are a big part of the Lappish lifestyle and have a long history of living side by side with the locals in the north. With this in mind, a reindeer ride is a relaxing way to both explore Finnish nature and get in touch with these beautiful animals. Following a peaceful pace, our reindeer will lead you through the forests. Enjoy the silence of the woods and the still atmosphere all around you and let these beautiful animals lead the way. Afterwords it's time to relax with a hot drink. You will return from this trip knowing a lot more than before about the life of the reindeer and the reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland.

Rovaniemi: Aurora Hunt by Car

2. Rovaniemi: Aurora Hunt by Car

Go on a hunt for the northern lights as you ride alongside your expert guide in a comfortable car. Traverse stunning arctic landscapes and learn how to take the best photos from your guide. Make your way to Apukka where your experience begins. Before heading out, your guide will give you a short presentation about the science and myths behind the Northern Lights. Your guide will also help you with camera settings to best capture the Northern Lights photos. As you travel across the arctic landscapes in the search of the Aurora Borealis, learn about Finland including its history, culture, and way of life.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Excursion by Snowtrain

3. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Excursion by Snowtrain

We cross the beautiful snowy landscape to reach a traditional, Lappish “kota”; a hut deep in the wilderness. Gather around the blazing bonfire, to enjoy light snacks and hot drinks. The guide will help you with camera settings to best capture the Northern Lights. This excursion is completely focused on the Northern Lights, but you also get to experience the beauty of the pure, snowy forest, darkness, and quietness. As the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, nobody can give a 100% guarantee to see them, but this trip presents an excellent chance.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Wilderness Safari Adventure

4. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Wilderness Safari Adventure

Meet in central Rovaniemi and travel to the outskirts of the city to the starting point of your snowmobile adventure. Receive an introductory lesson on how to operate your vehicle before setting off.  Experience Arctic nature in a completely different way as you hop on a snowmobile and drive off to the forest. Take in the beautiful landscapes along the way as you drive through pine tree forests and frozen marshlands. Stop for a moment to enjoy a hot drink in complete silence. Let the serenity of the Lapland wilderness wash over you in a place stiller than you've ever experienced.

Rovaniemi: Apukka Reindeer Sleigh Safari at Night

5. Rovaniemi: Apukka Reindeer Sleigh Safari at Night

Just as our ancestors once did, travel on a reindeer sleigh through the untouched wilderness.  Meet your guide and hop on board your sleigh to adventure through Finnish nature. Immerse yourself in the Lappish lifestyle as you glide through the snow. As you see the glow of the bonfire from a remote lavvu, you'll know it's time to stop for a hot drink over some fascinating stories from the reindeer herders.  If lucky, perhaps the Northern Lights will escort your way through the magical plains of Lapland.

Rovaniemi: Nighttime Snowmobile Safari

6. Rovaniemi: Nighttime Snowmobile Safari

Snowmobiling through the Lappish wilderness is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and provides you with the excellent opportunity to witness the Northern Lights. From the base camp, drive out to a suitable location and gather around the bonfire for some hot berry juice and snacks. Whilst there, hear about the myths and science behind the Northern Lights before hopping back on your snowmobiles and continuing the chase. At the conclusion of your thrilling adventure, return back to the base camp from where your guide returns you to Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Snowshoe Walk to The Arctic Nature

7. Rovaniemi: Snowshoe Walk to The Arctic Nature

Explore into the fresh Arctic Nature with a snowshoe walk in Lapland. Learn about traditional ways of living, admire the surroundings, and enjoy a hot drink. Snowshoes allow you to enter the stunning silence and beauty of the snow-covered surroundings. Your guide will tell you stories and facts about flora and fauna of Arctic nature. You will also hear about the old way of living and learn about the traditional way of using ingredients found from nature. The slow pace allows you to notice little details and take great photos. During the trip your guide will serve one hot drink

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Ride into the Wild

8. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Ride into the Wild

As you travel, the untouched snow, the pine tree forests, and the animal tracks all around will tell you the story of the winter of the North. On this adventure, cover a good distance before you’ll find your way to a beautiful location in the middle of the wilderness. Your guide will prepare the lunch and brew coffee by the open fire. The combination of good food, good company, open fire, and silence all around, is what life in Lapland is all about. Are you ready for a true adventure in the Lappish wilderness?

Rovaniemi: Ice-Fishing like a Finn

9. Rovaniemi: Ice-Fishing like a Finn

Join something truly Finnish, an ice fishing trip to the frozen lake. You’ll get to pack your own fishing gear from scratch and choose the winning lure to attract the fish. We make our way to the frozen lake like Finns do, then it’s time to drill a hole to the ice and lower the bate. Lay down on the reindeer skin, enjoy a hot drink by the fire built just for you and simply wait for the perch and other freshwater fish species to hopefully find their way to you!

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What people are saying about Apukka Resort

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 145 reviews

We had an amazing time on this husky adventure. We got our warm clothes on then made our way over to the huskies. The guide showed us how to drive and off we went. Half way around the loop we stopped to change drivers. The dogs didn’t go too fast, so as a first time sled driver it was very approachable. We had a terrific time enjoying the scenery as well. We finished the loop, petted the dogs who drove us, then gathered around the fire for a warm juice and cookie. The guide (Timo?) gave us tons of information on huskies, the dog racing scene, and wildlife in Lapland. He was wonderful. Highly recommend!

There is a transfer (included) from Rovaniemi city center. But you can also use public transport to go to Apukka Resort if you are already nearby. We were provided with suits, boots and helmets and well instructed. The guides kept an eye on us and we drove in a convoy across a frozen lake and through a forest and took a break at a very beautiful spot. There were cookies and hot juice and plenty of time to take photos.

We were in small groups, supplied with protective clothing and boots. Given clear instructions on how to drive the sleigh. The dogs were very keen to get going, spent a good time on the sleigh and after were allowed to spend time making a fuss of the dogs. we weren't rushed, it was a most enjoyable afternoon. Would recommend this trip well worth it.

Great experience. Good staff and everything was as expected

very nice walk in the heart of the Finnish forest.