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Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

1. 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: Hiking and Snowshoeing Adventure in Lapland

2. 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: Ski Trekking Safari in Lapland

3. Rovaniemi: Ski Trekking Safari in Lapland

There is no better way to explore untouched parts of Arctic nature than ski trekking. Your professional guide takes you away from Rovaniemi, straight into the Taiga forest where you get the chance to explore some of the breathtaking scenery of Lapland using back-country skis. Trekking skiing, also called back-country skiing or off-piste skiing, is a great way to explore remote areas of Lapland covered in deep snow. Unlike alpine skiing and cross-country skiing which are practised on groomed trails, back-country skiing allows for a more adventurous trip through hilly terrains, forests, and lakes. As the skis are equipped with skin, they allow you to go both uphill and downhill without excessive speed. Like snowshoeing, it does not require much practice to get used to the gears and to the techniques to slide on deep snow. This makes it very comfortable and easy to use, even for beginners. Your guide chooses a location that best fits the level and the needs of the group, before providing you with safety instructions and teaching you some techniques on how to use the skis on fresh snow. Refreshments and a typical Finnish barbecue snack will be provided halfway, as your guide lights a fire to keep you warm. This is a great moment for you to enjoy the splendid viewpoints and learn more about both Arctic nature and Lapland in general. After your 3-hour experience, your guide returns you to your tour starting point in Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Canyon Hike

4. Rovaniemi: Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Canyon Hike

Experience an unforgettable day tour to the incredible frozen waterfalls of Korouma. After being picked up at your accommodation and changing into appropriate clothes, allow your guide to drive you to the Posio area about 100 km away from Rovaniemi. The snowy scenery of Korouma Canyon provides the opportunity for winter hiking surrounded by beautiful and unforgettable views. Korouoma Canyon is one of the largest natural attractions that Lapland has to offer. It is a bedrock fracture zone which is millions of years old. The frozen icefalls are unique in Finland, and they are excellent for walking and appreciating the beautiful nature that surrounds it. The Ice Trail in Korouoma Canyon is the ideal place to try this fun way to experience deep snow and unforgettable forest landscapes. At the bottom of the canyon is the Korojoki river, which ends in Kemijoki River. There are many varied animal species in Korouoma Canyon including deer, wild hare, foxes, and golden eagles. Hiking is the perfect activity for the whole family, and anyone can do it, no previous experience is required. With winter overalls and proper boots anyone can walk in deep snow without any type of chill. The Koruoma Waterfalls are magic and remain frozen until late spring. Precipitation and sub-zero temperatures determine the number and shape of frozen waterfalls. Visitors are stunned by the amazing frozen waterfalls and sometimes the enthusiastic ice climbers can be seen climbing up the frozen waterfalls to the top, despite the intensely cold weather. You will admire the icefalls along the Koronjää trail, which leads you past three of the biggest and most beautiful frozen waterfalls in Korouoma. The Korouoma area in Posio is excellent for a walking day tour and hike. There are many lean-to shelters with campfire spots in the area. A campfire BBQ will be served to keep you warm and energetic during the day.

Rovaniemi: Winter Wilderness Snowshoeing Trip

5. Rovaniemi: Winter Wilderness Snowshoeing Trip

Put on your snowshoes and get ready for a relaxing experience in the wilderness. This tour allows you to really feel what it is like to head deep into Arctic nature. During this snowshoe trip, learn how to walk on snowshoes as well as some other basic survival and fire-making skills. Observe as your tour guide chops wood and shows you how to make fire with natural materials found in the nature that surrounds you. This tour is perfect for nature-lovers and all those who are looking for a relaxing walk. It is also a great opportunity for photo enthusiasts, so please bring your camera along. After your experience, your guide returns you to your tour meeting point.

Rovaniemi: Evening Snowshoe Hike

6. Rovaniemi: Evening Snowshoe Hike

Lappish nature in the silence of the night offers a magical atmosphere like no other, and on this tour, you’ll experience it by hiking through the moonlit forests with snowshoes. After a 20-minute transfer out from the town and city lights, you’ll arrive in a wilderness area where it’s time to put on your snowshoes and follow your guide to the surrounding nature. Along the way, take a break to enjoy a warm snack and drinks by the campfire, while your guide shares knowledge about the Northern Lights. With favorable weather conditions and a pinch of luck, you may even get to witness this magical phenomenon with your own eyes - make sure to keep glancing at the night sky.

Lapland: The Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Tour

7. Lapland: The Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Tour

After being picked up from your accommodation head to Posio's virgin forest area, 110 kilometers from Rovaniemi. Korouoma is a 1-million-year-old fracture valley in the bedrock. At the valley's center, it forms a magnificent gorge that drops over 100 meters below its surrounding terrain. Thick snow accumulates in the forest trees, making the forest appear completely dreamy and blurred. You can take amazing photos of the ice and snow everywhere. Professional guides will escort you into the forest. In the middle of your hike, your guide will make a bonfire for you and you can experience the traditional barbecue of the Arctic Circle. Korouoma is known for its magnificent frozen waterfalls that cover tall cliffs in the winter. There are altogether 14 frozen waterfalls along the Korouoma hiking trail.

Lapland: Hiking, Ice Fishing, Floating & BBQ Snow Adventure

8. Lapland: Hiking, Ice Fishing, Floating & BBQ Snow Adventure

Start your adventure being picked up from your accommodation. From there you will be taken to the breathtaking terrain of the arctic forest where the day's activities will commence. Now it's time to lace up your snowshoes and begin your hike through the frozen wilderness of the forest.  Take a trip to a frozen lake where you will learn the art of ice fishing with a professional guide. The guide will teach you how to use the relevant fishing tools and how to make a hole in the ice - there are plenty of fish to catch in Lappish lakes! Take time out to enjoy a provided Salmon BBQ.  Afterwards, you will be provided with survival floating suits and have the opportunity to take part in one of Lapland's most exciting experiences, ice floating. Finish your day with convenience as your guides take you back to your accommodation. 

From Sirkka: Levi Summit Guided Nature Snowshoeing Tour

9. From Sirkka: Levi Summit Guided Nature Snowshoeing Tour

Snowshoeing is an easy winter activity and a fantastic way to enjoy the quietness and beauty of winter in Finland’s natural areas. You can enjoy the magnificent natural landscapes that Levi Summit has to offer. This is the great way to experience a world away from the crowds and lift lines and explore the silence of the Lappish nature. This snowshoe tour will give you access to real winter wonderland. Our professional guide will make sure to let you know all about the Lappish nature. This experience is suitable for all ages.

Rovaniemi: Snowshoe Walk to The Arctic Nature

10. 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

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4.6 / 5

based on 33 reviews

Great day with our guide Barbara, who was on top. She even gave of herself to play stunt photographers. She made us discover Finnish nature and traditions, with great respect for the environment and in a good mood. A pleasure to slide the buttocks on ice or to "dance the twist" to go down without falling. We had a lot of fun and marveled at the scenery. The traditional meal was delicious. I recommend this activity. We are amazed and the level of hiking is accessible.

Had a great time. Our guide was really friendly and informative. We had plenty of time to enjoy the views and snowshoe around. He kindly took some photos for us too. The bbq at the end was tasty and there was plenty for us all.

It has been an unforgettable experience, beautiful route, the shoes provided by Wild About Lapland are great, the whole route is warm!

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

great experience to explore the forest covered with snow