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Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari, Reindeer and Husky Farm

1. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari, Reindeer and Husky Farm

Following pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Rovaniemi in the morning, venture into the Arctic forest and experience the winter wonderland by snowmobile. Wrap up warm to brave the snow and ice as you speed across to a reindeer farm. 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 coffee and cookies 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. Indulge with more hot drinks and snacks before you head back to Rovaniemi at the end of an amazing day. 

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: Apukka Aurora Husky Tour

3. Rovaniemi: Apukka Aurora Husky Tour

After being picked up, make your way to Apukka where your experience begins. Once there, meet your beautiful huskies who are eager to take you on an unforgettable ride. Begin your experience crossing snowy forests and wintry lakes, driving your own sledge and receiving the basic knowledge on how to work together with the dogs as a team. Mush through the wilderness, before returning to a traditional Lappish hut to grill some sausages and sip on warm juice by an open fire. The chance to see the Northern Lights get better and better as midnight approaches, and with a bit of luck you can share this special moment with your new furry friends. At the conclusion of your experience, you'll make your trip back to Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Apukka Reindeer Journey

4. Rovaniemi: Apukka Reindeer Journey

Reindeer are a big part of lappish lifestyle and have a long history living side by side with the locals in the north. With this in mind, a reindeer ride is a relaxing way to both explore the Finnish nature and to get touch with these beautiful animals. Following pickup from the Hotel Santa Claus, make your way to the tour starting point where you will meet your reindeer. Following a peaceful pace, the reindeer will lead you to a charming Lappish hut in the wilderness. Once there, enjoy hot drinks and a light snack while the friendly reindeer rest for a bit before taking you back. Once back at the reindeer center, re-board your vehicle to return back to the Hotel Santa Claus where your experience concludes. You are bound to return from this trip knowing a lot more about the life of reindeer and the reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland than before.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Excursion by Snowtrain

5. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Excursion by Snowtrain

Meet in central Rovaniemi and be transferred to the starting point of the train journey. Cross the beautiful snow-covered landscape and reach a traditional Lappish kota (hut) in the wilderness. Gather around a blazing bonfire and enjoy some snacks and hot drinks.  Your guide will help you configure your camera settings to capture the spectacular natural phenomena of the Northern Lights. Experience the beauty of the pure, snowy forest, darkness, and complete silence as you try to spot the Northern Lights.

Rovaniemi: Aurora Hunt by Car

6. Rovaniemi: Aurora Hunt by Car

Your experience begins from Santa's Hotel Santa Claus. Before you head out, your aurora expert provides you with a short presentation about the science and myths behind the Northern Lights. They will also help you with camera settings in order to best capture the Northern Lights. If you didn’t bring a camera with you there's no need to worry, your guide will carry a camera on this excursion and is happy to forward you all the photos from your trip in the event that the Northern Lights appear in the sky. As you travel across the arctic landscapes in search of the auroras, you also have a great chance to learn about Finland and the life up there from your knowledgeable guide. Your experience eventually concludes as your guide returns you to the Santa's Hotel Santa Claus.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Ride into the Wild

7. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Ride into the Wild

First, get picked up at 9:25 AM from Hotel Santa Claus in the center of Rovaniemi. Head into the wilderness for the starting point for your snowmobile adventure.  When you arrive, get kitted out with all the necessary equipment including winter clothing and watch a short safety briefing. Then, start the engines and set off on your wintry adventure following your guide along the woodland track. As you travel, admire the untouched snow, pine tree forests and the animal tracks all around you which tell the story of the winter of the North. After covering a good distance, find your way to a beautiful location in the middle of the wilderness. Here, your guide will show you how to prep and cook your own lunch wraps and brew coffee by the open fire. Enjoy the combination of good food, good company, the open fire, and the silence of the forest all around you as you experience what life in Lapland is really about.

Rovaniemi: Snowshoe Walk to The Arctic Nature

8. Rovaniemi: Snowshoe Walk to The Arctic Nature

Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty and unspoiled nature of Lapland on this tour. Change into snowshoes to enter the stunning silence and breathe in the fresh air of your snow-covered surroundings. Hear stories and facts about the flora and fauna of Arctic nature from your local guide. Learn about the old way of living and the traditional way of using ingredients found in nature. The slow pace of the tour allows you to notice little details and take great photos. Warm up with a hot drink served by your guide.

Rovaniemi City Photography Tour

9. Rovaniemi City Photography Tour

This photography tour will take you to key locations around Rovaniemi City to photograph some of its most iconic landmarks and natural sights. You will be guided by a professional photographer who can teach you some new tricks in photography and share information about Rovaniemi and the surrounding areas. Your photographer-guide also conducts a professional photo shoot during the trip and you will receive edited, high quality photos of your visit to Rovaniemi. During the tour, you will travel by car in order to reach the locations easily, and have plenty of time for photography. Visit Lumberjack Bridge and search for the perfect angle for capturing the bridge and the cityscape in the background. Go to Arktikum Shore for some beautiful sceneries against the backdrop of a frozen river. Benefit from professional tips for landscape photography and admire the Arctic nature, including authentic winter sceneries.

Rovaniemi: Ice-Fishing like a Finn

10. Rovaniemi: Ice-Fishing like a Finn

After meeting your guide at the Santa's Hotel Santa Claus, travel out of Rovaniemi to your location for the day. Once there, join your guides for a truly Finnish experience as you go ice-fishing on a frozen lake. You’ll get to pack your own fishing gear from scratch and choose the winning lure to attract the fish. Once packed, make your way to the frozen lake just as the locals Finns do, after which it is time to drill a hole through the ice and lower the bait. Lay down on the reindeer skin, enjoy a hot drink by the fire your guides have built for you, and simply wait for the perch and other freshwater fish species to hopefully find their way to your lure. Once your experience has concluded, your guides will return you back to your tour starting point.


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What people are saying about Lapland

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 48 reviews

The husky ride, and cuddling the animals afterwards, was one of the highlights of our kids for this vacation. The ride takes 20-30min, feels short when you are on it, but the experience is better I guess then a 1000m ride on the sledge. The guide was very detailed in explaining how to ride, and giving further information on the animals. I gave a lower rate on the value for money, we paid 575 euro for our family with 3 kids. We were all on 1 sledge, 1 driver and 4 sitting, the price for the kids (99 per child), for just sitting on the sledge, is quite steep in my opinion. But that is in general the case in Rovaniemi, which can make it a relative expensive vacation for a family of 5. That being said, this is certainly an activity one should do when being in Rovaniemi

It is very worthwhile value for money. Very friendly guides in Spanish, the husky ride a little short and the amazing motorcycle ride but the children froze on the sled. We had a bad time

Loved the ride it was quite simple and easy to ride… was more happy to know that the dogs were happy to do it as well

Varying activity day. Not a stressful program even though it was a lot of programs.

First class day out, very well organised. Staff were awesome