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Lapland: The Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Tour

1. Lapland: The Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Tour

Your special morning shuttle will depart from your hotel and head to Posio’s virgin forest area, 160 kilometers from Rovaniemi. Korouoma is a 1-million year old fracture valley in the bedrock, and at the center of the valley it forms a magnificent gorge that drops over 100 meters below its surrounding terrain. Thick snow accumulates in the trees of the forest making the forest appear completely dreamy and blurred. Amazing photos of the ice and snow can be taken absolutely 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 cuisine of the Arctic Circle. Korouoma is known for its magnificent frozen waterfalls that cover the tall cliffs in the winter. There are altogether 14 frozen waterfalls along the Korouoma hiking trail. Korouma is hands-down the best destination for ice climbing in Finland!

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 an 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 waterfalls and woods. The short hike is is suitable for youngsters and families. There is a possibility of seeing some birds and wildlife. Also, a forest campfire BBQ will be provided with warm tea.

From Rovaniemi: Ranua Wildlife Park Visit

3. From Rovaniemi: Ranua Wildlife Park Visit

Be picked up at your accommodation and start the journey to Ranua Wildlife Park. The 1-hour drive will take you through Lapland, where you’ll be able to spot wildlife along the way. It’s not unusual to see reindeer or the gigantic moose along the road. As you head to your destination, your guide will answer any questions that you may have about Finland and Lapland to the best of their knowledge. At the park, follow the 2.5 km long wooden boardwalks through the forest and spot different arctic animals in one place. This is a rare opportunity to meet the local animals that reside in Lapland and other parts of the Arctic. As you walk around the park, your guide will share with you their knowledge of the animals and other aspects of life in Lapland. You’ll spot a variety of animals in the Ranua Wildlife Park. Keep an eye out for polar bears, predatory birds, owls, wild boars, musk oxen, otters, arctic foxes, wolves, wild reindeer, wolverines, and moose. When they’re not hibernating in the wintertime, you might even see brown bears. At the end of the tour, you will enjoy a tasty buffet lunch at the restaurant before returning to Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Discover the Northern Lights Photography Tour

4. Rovaniemi: Discover the Northern Lights Photography Tour

Begin with a team meeting about the tour of the day then get a short briefing about current weather conditions, aurora forecasts, and your destination of the day. The focus of this tour is the Rovaniemi area and you will travel by minivan. After reaching the destination you will leave the minivan and continue on foot to reach the perfect spots in the middle of nature. In the destination, your guide, a professional photographer, helps you prepare your cameras for Northern Lights photography and get ready for the show of a lifetime. Northern Lights are always unpredictable and there is no guarantee that they will be found every night. However, this tour gives you the best possible chance to experience and photograph these mystical wonders of the Arctic area. During the night you are a member of an exclusive team led by a professional photography guide. Simply put, you will join real aurora hunters who rely on the following to succeed in their mission: • background research into local weather and Aurora forecasts • live information feed coming directly into the minivan •local knowledge of all the best viewing spots •willingness to go the extra mile, or a hundred miles, to find the aurora During the night, you will normally visit two to three different locations, which are always chosen according to local weather conditions and photograph opportunities. This means that if the sky is clear and there is a possibility to see the aurora 100 kilometers away, we will take the chance and drive you there. Altogether there are over 50 locations from which to choose the best ones each night. 

From Rovaniemi: Vikaköngäs Forest Hiking Tour with BBQ

5. From Rovaniemi: Vikaköngäs Forest Hiking Tour with BBQ

Following a pickup from your hotel in Rovaniemi, depart to Vikaköngäs at the southern end of the village of Vikajärvi a short distance from the city. At the Vaattunkivaara Nature Trail, part of the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, your professional guide will lead you to the most interesting natural sites in the area.  Feel the beauty of Lappish forests and lakes during a short walk of around 1-2km. During the hike, you’ll travel through natural forests and rocky gorges surrounded by beautiful lakes and rivers. Your guide will tell you more about the hiking area with its huge variety of long and short distance trails, located next to urban habitation.  Along the way, stop to enjoy a BBQ with blueberry juice and sausages in a traditional kota hut with stunning views of the Lappish nature all around. At the conclusion of your hike and BBQ, return to Rovaniemi for a drop-off back at your hotel.

Ice Floating in Lapland With Northern Lights

6. Ice Floating in Lapland With Northern Lights

Embark on a journey to view the majestic Northern Lights while floating in a secret lagoon. With an underwater music show and with high-quality Insulated Suits, this activity is a dream come true. After a 15 km journey outside of the city, where there´s no light pollution, you will be taken to an icy lake surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape - the ideal place to observe this natural phenomenon. Once you are in one of the warm, waterproof survival suits, it’ll be time to float around. If you are lucky, the Northern Lights will appear in the sky overhead. Your tour guide will provide you with the best information about Ice Floating and the Northern Lights. You will be offered hot Blueberry tea and Gingerbread during this activity.

Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

7. Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

Discover Korouoma, a 30km-long and 130m-deep canyon located south-east 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 gentle hike through the park, admiring spectacular scenery including cliffs, rapids, and waterfalls. Keep your eyes for the 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 the snowy nature. Next, savor a typical Finnish lunch snack around an open-fire to keep you warm. 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: Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Canyon Hike

8. Rovaniemi: Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Canyon Hike

Take advantage of pickup from your accommodation where your professional guide will drive you 100 kilometers to Posio to begin your adventure. Korouoma Canyon is a millions-of-years-old fracture valley in Lapland, and one of the biggest natural attractions that Lapland has to offer. Marvel at the ice waterfalls which are unique in Finland and perfect for walking around and appreciating the magical nature around them. Experience deep snow and forest landscapes as you walk the trail. Look for the Korojoki River at the bottom of the canyon. Keep your eyes out for species like deer, wild rabbits, foxes, and golden eagles. Admire the ice falls along the Koronjää Trail, which leads you past three of the most beautiful frozen waterfalls of the Korouoma Canyon. Make use of any of the shelters with campfires in the area. Enjoy being served a campfire BBQ to maintain your warmth and energy during the day. At your tour's conclusion, you will be driven back to your accommodation in the Rovaniemi city center.

Ranua Wildlife Park Day: Visit the Arctic Animals

9. Ranua Wildlife Park Day: Visit the Arctic Animals

After being pickup from your accommodation in Rovaniemi you will be driven to Ranua Wildlife Park. Located approximately an hour’s drive away, Ranua Zoo is home to around 50 species of wild arctic animals and 200 animal specimens. All animals live in an environment that is as natural and arctic as possible, which guarantees that the animals feel at home! The excursion suits for the whole family. Actually Ranua Zoo is Lapland’s leading destination of family traveling. There are also some sleds available for smaller children, in case they get tired of walking. Your expert guide will make your Wildlife Park visit even more rewarding as they tell you detailed information about the animals and their personalities as well as answer your questions about their living habits and about the arctic nature. Polar bears, Arctic Fox's, Wolverines, and Lynx's are some of the most popular animals to see among others!

Levi: Northern Lights Hunt Including Campfire Snacks

10. Levi: Northern Lights Hunt Including Campfire Snacks

Partake in a Northern Lights hunt that is a bestseller. On this evening night tour, your local guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to a traditional Finnish Laavu (lean-to) by a scenic lake, where you will be treated to a campfire picnic. Once the mood is set, you will enjoy roasted sausages and hot beverages, all whilst bathing in the glow of a warm campfire. Sit back and get comfortable as your guide entertains you with local myths related to the Aurora Borealis, and cross your fingers for the main attraction - a glimpse of the luminescent lights as they dance across the sky. Regardless of how much fortune Lady luck bestows on you, this tour will make you feel the real spirit of Lapland. The tour ends with a transfer back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Lapland

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 119 reviews

It was a great hike, we were obly 4 people which made it more fun, so try to go with a small group. We went to a national park and the guide let us walk around on or own while she made a fire. She also gave us a quick tour.

Super nice landscape, you mainly go down on your butt while sliding and there is enough time to enjoy the landscape. While eating you can also enjoy the view of the frozen waterfalls. The guides did a great job!

A breathtaking landscape! Very nice welcome and the BBQ lunch is very warm and quite hearty. The canyon is worth the detour!

Helpful guide! Fun and adventurous experience! Thumbs up! Worth it

Well framed outing and very nice hike, to do without hesitation!