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Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis Snowmobile Safari & Campfire BBQ

1. Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis Snowmobile Safari & Campfire BBQ

Chase the Northern Lights on a guided Arctic adventure into the Lapland wilderness on a snowmobile. Enjoy a Lapland-style barbecue snack and the unique snowy landscape at night, illuminated only by the aurora. Go deeper into the brilliant winter landscape of the Arctic Circle in order to chase the auroras. Let your guide lead you on a different kind of snowmobile adventure in an almost completely dark setting, where only moonlight, stars, and snowmobile headlights will light your way. Take in the forests and lakes rising like mysterious shadows towards the night sky in this snow-covered landscape. Warm up at an open fire and wait for the Northern Lights to dance for you in the night sky while you enjoy some warm refreshments and snacks.  If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might see the flaming Northern Lights dancing in the sky, surrounded by the penetrating silence of the arctic wilderness.

Rovaniemi: Apukka Husky Adventure

2. Rovaniemi: Apukka Husky Adventure

Meet and mush with your new howling, furry friends on this safari adventure. Huskies are one of the most beloved animals of the North, and you’ll understand why as soon as you meet the pack. Pet them, pose with them for photos, and listen to stories about their lives.   Then, take a 5- to 10-kilometer long husky sled ride, where you get to be the musher yourself. This means you can control the pack of huskies towing the sled. The dogs absolutely love pulling loads and running on the trail across the forests. Feel the thrill of the ride and the cool wind on your face as you tear through the forests.   Finish off with a hot drink before saying goodbye to your new friends.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari, Reindeer and Husky Farm

3. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari, Reindeer and Husky Farm

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Arctic wilderness on this day trip from Rovaniemi. Ride through the Arctic forest on a snowmobile. Experience the magic of a reindeer sleigh ride and feed these majestic creatures. Visit the sleigh dogs at a husky farm and keep cozy with hot drinks and snacks. Following pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Rovaniemi in the morning, get ready to meet the lovable animals on arrival and let them take you on an exciting sleigh ride. Listen to stories about each of the animals on the farm, and learn the history and culture of the area. Warm up with some hot drinks and snacks before you feed the reindeer their favorite treats. Receive your International Reindeer Driver's License before you continue your Arctic expedition at a husky farm. Say hello to the friendly dogs and experience the life of a musher as you traverse the snowy landscape on a sled pulled by your new friends. After meeting the lovely animals, it is time to venture into the Arctic forest and experience the winter wonderland by snowmobile. Remember to take some memorable photos during the trip. At the end of an amazing day, you head back to your accommodation in Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

4. Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

Discover Korouoma, a 30-kilometer-long and 130-meter-deep canyon located southeast of Rovaniemi which offers breathtaking scenery all year round. In Winter, the waterfalls turn into fantastic ice formations that are well-known for ice-climbing.  First, get picked up by your guide from your accommodation in Rovaniemi and set off for the Korouoma Canyon nature reserve. Start the tour with a hike through the park, admiring spectacular scenery including cliffs, rapids, and waterfalls. Keep your eyes sharp to observe an array of rare species that call the area home. Snowshoes are optional but may be useful if you need more confidence when hiking down the canyon or just want to enjoy some deep snow walks. Then, have the chance to observe some of the most spectacular frozen waterfalls in Europe and enjoy the beauty of snowy nature. Warm up with a typical Finnish lunch snack around an open fire. Watch as your guide shows you their fire-making skills. At the end of the 6-hour excursion, return to Rovaniemi where you will be dropped off at your hotel by around 4 PM.

Rovaniemi: Husky Safari on a Snowy Trail

5. Rovaniemi: Husky Safari on a Snowy Trail

Set off on a husky adventure in the Lappish forest, and find out all about the training, breeding, and racing of these magnificent arctic animals on the local farm. After receiving a short introduction and instructions, the dogs are ready to take you on an exciting 6-mile (10km) ride through the amazing landscapes of the Finnish countryside. Feel the excitement as you speed through the winter wonderland. Try not to miss the opportunity to capture your once-in-a-lifetime moment with your sleigh team. As you listen to the interesting stories of Husky after the journey, warm yourself up with some hot juice and Finnish gingerbread cookies - the local's favorite winter snacks.

Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour with BBQ

6. Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour with BBQ

Discover the dazzling beauty of the Northern Lights on this tour from Rovaniemi. Dive deep into the heart of the Lappish wilderness in search of the dancing Aurora spectacle. Warm up with a mouth-watering BBQ packed with local flavors and pipping-hot tea.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your accommodation in Rovaniemi. Relax on the drive through dense forests in Lapland. Arrive at a stunning lake or forest that is far from any light pollution. Relax as your host cooks up a fresh Lappish BBQ meal and brews some blueberry tea. Listen as your guide reveals the secrets of the northern lights to you. Gaze up at the night sky in anticipation of the lights appearing. Return to you accommodation at the end of the your.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

7. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

Drive away from the city to the place with the highest chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Find a warm spot to set up the fire and sit and wait for the show. Benefit from knowing that the more time you spend outside, the greater the chance of you seeing the lights. Usually, you can view the Aurora in the middle of a huge frozen lake or river. Embark on an experience visiting up to 3 locations to give you the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Huddle around the fire with your guide, who will also tell you all about traditional animals and customs.

Levi: Snowmobile Northern Lights Hunting Trip With Campfire

8. Levi: Snowmobile Northern Lights Hunting Trip With Campfire

Embark deep into the wonderful winter landscape of the Lappish wilderness on a snowmobile to chase the auroras during this guided northern lights trip. Warm up by the campfire as you look to the sky and enjoy grilled sausages with warm drinks. Drive your very own snowmobile through the snow-covered landscapes as you’re led by your guide. Experience a special kind of snowmobile adventure in the nearly unlit nature, where only moonlight, stars, and snowmobile light systems will light your way. In the middle of the wilderness, stop to look to the sky as you are surrounded by forests and lakes that are rising like mysterious shadows towards the night sky. Enjoy an open fire prepared by your guide so you can warm up and enjoy warm refreshments and grill sausages. If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might get to see the flaming northern lights dancing above.

Rovaniemi: Hiking and Snowshoeing Adventure in Lapland

9. Rovaniemi: Hiking and Snowshoeing Adventure in Lapland

Meet your professional guide at your hotel lobby for the transfer to just outside of Rovaniemi in the Arctic forest. Embark on unforgettable hiking and snowshoeing journey into the forest in the Arctic Circle, where you will pass through frozen rapids and follow amazing nature trails between woods. The short hike is suitable for youngsters and families. There is a possibility of seeing some birds and wildlife. During the break, you will enjoy Lappish campfire BBQ with hot drinks.

Rovaniemi: 5-Hour Snowmobile and Ice Fishing Adventure

10. Rovaniemi: 5-Hour Snowmobile and Ice Fishing Adventure

Delve into the depths of the wilderness as you drive 30 to 40 kilometers along the frozen rivers on a snowmobile and watch the winter scenery fly by. Drive along the frozen rivers to a hidden winter fishing spot in the middle of the wilderness. Learn the Finnish way of life as your guide teaches you how to drill a hole in the ice and prepare the ice-fishing rod and baits. In the meanwhile, your guide will prepare a delicious soup lunch. If you're lucky, this will be accompanied by the catch of the day. Afterward, travel back to the starting point.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 4,996 reviews

This is one of the best experiences I’ve tried in Rovaniemi during day time and I’m so glad that i took the chance to join. I was so nervous about the cold but the thermal clothing were surprisingly so warm. You hardly feel the cold at all and the handle of snowmobile is also heated while you ride. It was fantastic experience. Last but not least, Lennert from Wild Nordic, our guide is super nice and warm and very attentive. Considering he has to do this everyday to entertain the tourist, he still shows alot of professionalism and being attentive and guiding and taking your pictures. I feel safe being guided by him and most of all, he’s done a GREAT job. I love him and i encourage everyone to try this experience, it’s safe and super fun.

un peu cher pour les activités possibles, matériel pour le patinage est vétuste, bcp de patins étaient cassés... sinon la glissade avec les bouées étaient très chouettes, les plats au ice restaurant étaient bons et l'accueil très chaleureux, prix du resto très raisonnable... mais je ne referai plus...

très chouette expérience dans des décors de rêves, endroit reculé et navette de transport très bien, Rennes très doux et gourmands l'ambiance dans le tipi avec le feu était super, guide au top

The guide Alex was great, told interesting stories and was interested in the group. Hotel pickup, warm clothes and shoes. The trip was very interesting, I recommend it to everyone.

An excellent experience and a must do. The guide Dominic was super excellent, very detailed in his explanations and fun to be with.