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Our most recommended Rovaniemi Day Trips

  • 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. 

    The rides are a bit short especially the reindeer The group should be divided into 2 for the snowmobile so that the ones with experience can go faster and enjoy and not be hindered by the speed

  • Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis Snowmobile Safari & Campfire BBQ

    2. Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis Snowmobile Safari & Campfire BBQ

    This 3-hour Northern Lights hunting tour by snowmobile will take you deep into the wonderful winter landscape of the Arctic Circle. Your guide will lead you on a unique snowmobile adventure through nature where only the moonlight, stars, and snowmobile light systems light the way.   In the middle of the wilderness, you’ll stop to observe the sky. You’ll be surrounded by lakes and forests that rise like mysterious shadows towards the night sky. With the lights of the city nowhere to be found, you’ll be amazed at what you can see. The guide will prepare an open fire for you to warm up, where you can enjoy warm refreshments and grilled sausages.  If you’re lucky and the sky is clear, you might see the flaming Northern Lights dancing in the sky in mysterious silence.

    it was great experience, despite the fact that we didn't see the nothern lights.

  • Rovaniemi: Northern Lights and Husky Sleigh Ride

    3. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights and Husky Sleigh Ride

    Discover the dancing colors of the Northern Lights as you glide across the Lappish landscape on a husky sleigh ride. Enjoy snow-covered winter forests as you travel 5 to 10 kilometers to camp, cozy and safe atop the sled. Meet your guide at your hotel near the center of Rovaniemi and head for the charming farmhouse where you'll greet your dog sledding team. Then it's off to search for the Aurora Borealis. If conditions permit, you may even get to drive the sled yourself. The huskies will lead you to camp to enjoy a hearty Lappish BBQ dinner and good company around a fire. Savor grilled sausages and warm up with steaming beverages as you wait for the Northern Lights to appear. After you've had your fill of stargazing and dazzling light displays, your trusty huskie team and your guide will take you back to the hotel so you can rest up for tomorrow's adventures.

  • Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

    4. Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

    Following your hotel pickup, you will be guided to the Arctic Circle area, where after entering you will enjoy a day out with your family, friends, and others. At the reindeer farm you will have the opportunity to meet the reindeer, feed them, and also cuddle them. You will also be able to listen to stories about reindeer herding, and can drive yourself in a sled for 500 meters. The reindeer herder will offer you a reindeer driver’s license as memorandum, after which it will be time to take your next trip to the husky farm. Once having arrived there, you will meet with the adorable local huskies. After a short introduction about their lifestyle, you will experience a 2-kilometer sled ride through the Arctic forests, an unforgettable experience for all visitors who come to Lapland. Finally, you will visit the Santa Claus Village, where you will have the opportunity to meet Santa, cross ...

    It was nice but it could had been better. At the reindeer farm they had two out for people to patting but they failed to warned people that they were not domesticated and one of them almost stabbed my daughter.

  • Rovaniemi: Arctic Circle Long Trail Husky Adventure

    5. Rovaniemi: Arctic Circle Long Trail Husky Adventure

    Get up close and personal with Siberian Huskies on this fun adventure. Head out on a safari with these beloved animals with a professional guide, and even try your own hand at being the musher, the person who controls the pack of Huskies towing the sled. After pickup at your hotel/accommodation in Rovaniemi, make your way toward the safari location. Huskies are one of the most loved animals of the north, and you will understand why when you meet the pack. Pet them, pose for photos with them, and listen to stories about their lives. Huskies absolutely love pulling loads and running on the trail across the forests. Experience this love firsthand as you set off on the highlight of the day, a 1-hour self-driving safari. Cover 7-10 kilometers (4.3–6.2 miles) and marvel at panoramic views of Arctic Circle forests as you go. Hot drinks will be offered to keep you warm. At the end of your tou...

  • Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

    6. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

    Start with pickup from your hotel in Rovaniemi. Then hop on your snowmobile and first go directly to the Reindeer Farm. Admire these graceful animals and enjoy a short sleigh ride with them. Next, make your way to the Husky Farm where you will interact with these beautiful, loyal, and energetic companions. Learn more about the history of these working dogs, and be pulled on a short sledge ride to see them in action! Once you are back from the farm visits, enjoy some free time to explore the Santa Claus Village. Experience the festive atmosphere, cross the Arctic Circle, meet Santa Claus. Visit the Post Office on-site and do some gift shopping, before being returned to your hotel.


  • Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Tour with Reindeer Farm Experience

    7. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Tour with Reindeer Farm Experience

    Begin the day's adventure with hotel pickup in Rovaniemi. Before setting off on the tour, your professional guide will demonstrate how to correctly handle the snowmobiles. Cruise along through the snowy terrain, led by your guide the entire way. Arrive to the reindeer farm, where local herders will share insights on the herding lifestyle and what it is like to be a reindeer herder in the 21st century. After a briefing from the herders, drive your own reindeer sledge on a short, 1,640-foot-long ride. Your newly obtained skills will be rewarded with a reindeer-sledge driver's license, which you can take home as a fun souvenir. To round off the experience and defrost a bit, enjoy warm refreshments at the farm.

    We had an amazing trip, one could think that due to the lack of tourists they would provide less to save on costs but it actually felt like a VIP personal trip! They have put in the effort for just the 2 of us as they would for a large group. Couldn't recommend more.

  • Rovaniemi: 1-Hour Self-Drive Husky Sledding Experience

    8. Rovaniemi: 1-Hour Self-Drive Husky Sledding Experience

    Take part in one of the best winter activities in Finland with an unforgettable 1-hour husky sled ride. Meet adorable huskies and steer your own team through the fascinating scenery of snowy Lapland. Start by receiving driving and safety instruction in the husky kennel and then take your place in the sled and to begin to steer your own husky team through the Arctic forest.  Drive for approximately 6-10 km through beautiful landscapes alongside an experienced musher who will guide the tour. Take a break in the middle to take great pictures with the cute four-legged friends. Once back in the kennel, warm up inside a traditional Kota (wood cabin) by the fire and learn more about the training and daily life of huskies as you enjoy a small Finnish barbecue that includes sausage (makkara), cookies, and hot juice.

  • Rovaniemi: Husky Park and Reindeer Farm Combo by Minibus

    9. Rovaniemi: Husky Park and Reindeer Farm Combo by Minibus

    Get up close and personal with Lapland's cutest residents on this all-encompassing tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to an authentic reindeer farm. Here, meet the reindeer and get the chance to cuddle, feed and take photos with them. Afterward, enjoy a 500-meter sleigh ride and receive a professional reindeer driver's license that Santa himself would be proud of.  Later, head to a traditional Finnish cottage to warm up with some warm tea or coffee and biscuits. Next, it's time to meet the huskies. Head to a traditional husky kennel where you can meet over 100 huskies and learn all about their life in the Arctic region. You will also be able to take a 500-meter husky-drawn sleigh ride.  Finish your tour at the Santa Claus Village. Here, enjoy some free time to meet St. Nick and write some postcards to your family and friends from Santa's post office. Get dropped off ba...

    Fun activiy and not too tiring. Enjoyed driving the reideer sleigh ourselves. Guides and drivers all very pleasant and accommodating.

  • Visit to Santa’s Village and Snowmobiling to Reindeer Farm

    10. Visit to Santa’s Village and Snowmobiling to Reindeer Farm

    Come and discover the secrets of Santa Claus and his trusted helpers! Meet Father Christmas himself, visit Santa’s official Post Office, do some shopping and enjoy a delicious lunch. Afterwards, you will head for the snowmobiles and drive to a local reindeer farm. Meet the reindeer, let them take you on a momentous sleigh ride and take part in an exciting and special “Crossing of the Arctic Circle” ceremony. After a splendid day, you will return back to the city by snowmobiles, full of the joys of life. A "Crossing the Arctic Circle Certificate" is given to you as a gift at the end of the safari.

    Сотрудники Safarctica отработали превосходно — забрали из отеля, привезли в отель. Очень приятный гид, приятно пообщались. Аутентичный Санта-Клаус. Обед со шведским столом в местной гостинице.

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What people are saying about Rovaniemi

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 360 reviews

We would highly recommend it to everyone! We had booked the Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari. Unfortunately, due to the weather, we couldn't see the northern lights, but the company really can't help. It just depends on the weather! It was still an exceptionally great experience. We were picked up at our hotel and received very warmly. We received equipment and warm clothing as well as a good introduction to the function of snowmobiles. First we drove on established snowmobile roads where we could get a feel for the vehicle. Then we did some off-roading too, which was a really cool experience. The BBQ took place in a traditional kota (wooden hut) and was very tasty! You could eat as many sausages as you wanted and the juice offered was really good. The guides are exceptionally nice and will be happy to provide you with information.

We had a really great day at the reindeerfarm, spendig the beginning of the tour feeding the animals and having coffee/tea and cookies at the campfire. The atmosphere was amazing & we loved listening to the interesting things the owner of the farm told us about! Afterwards the guide gave us instructions on how to canoe before we went out on the lake to discover the beautiful landscape. During the whole adventure our guide took care of taking snapshots with the camera and even with the drone - it was such a great day & we would highly recommend this daytrip to everyone!

We had an incredible time with our guide Sandra. She was really nice and fun. We went in the snow for about 30-40 minutes and then we stopped at a lake to fish and eat. Luckily, we managed to catch perches, while Sandra was starting a fire to grill our sausages. After that we came back. The tour lasts about 4 hours and the experience is really magic + cheap compared to the others. I strongly recommend it !

It was really the highlight of our visit to Rovaniemi! The guides are very nice and everything seems very professional. It was an amazing experience and we would do it again in a heartbeat! You can also stroke the dogs after sledding.

The activities were fun and the guides were nice. It was great !