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Rovaniemi: Apukka Husky Adventure

1. 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.

Reindeer Farm Visit with Sleigh Ride

2. Reindeer Farm Visit with Sleigh Ride

Immerse yourself in truly authentic Lappish culture with the country’s magical, gentle reindeer. Experience the tranquillity of the local forests as you travel along the glittering snowy trail on a sleigh pulled by a reindeer. After being picked up from your hotel, you will meet the local reindeer herders and familiarize yourself with their culture and everyday life. Take the opportunity to feed the reindeer and take pictures with them. Then, you will depart the farm in a storybook wooden sled, wrapped up in warm blankets, for a short journey with the reindeer into the forest. To show all your friends back home, you’ll receive a certified reindeer sleigh driving license. After returning from your mystical ride, cuddle up in the cozy traditional Lappish hut while listening to the farmer as they share stories of the local history and culture. Taste some steaming beverages and cookies, the all-time favorite for locals to warm up in the winter time.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari, Reindeer and Husky Farm

3. 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 in more hot drinks before you head back to Rovaniemi at the end of an amazing day. 

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights and Husky Sleigh Ride

4. 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 dish of hearty Lappish sausages and good company around a fire. 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.

Visit to Santa’s Village and Snowmobiling to Reindeer Farm

5. 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.

From Rovaniemi: Autumn Husky Safari Adventure

6. From Rovaniemi: Autumn Husky Safari Adventure

Learn about the lives of huskies with this tour of a local husky farm, and a trek through the beautiful forest in a carriage pulled by dogs. Discover out everything there is to know about how the huskies are trained on a 3.5-hour tour, led by an English-speaking guide.  Get picked up at your hotel or accommodation in Rovaniemi and head to the farm. After a short introduction and instruction session, the dogs will take you out on a ride through the beautiful Finnish countryside. Admire the landscape of pristine forest as you race through the trees on a carriage. Back at the husky farm, the experienced staff will explain all about the training and breeding of these dogs. Enjoy some refreshments of hot juice and Finnish gingerbread cookies. At the end of your fantastic half-day experience, get dropped off back at your hotel in Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari Adventure

7. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari Adventure

Join this exciting tour opportunity in Rovaniemi for a dose of adrenaline-fuelled snowmobiling action. This is a fantastic tour choice for those looking to pack in some adventure during their time exploring Lapland's gorgeous natural surroundings. To begin this snowmobiling adventure, you will be picked up at your accommodation. Meet your qualified guide and get dressed up in an insulated winter overall. After a short briefing, you will step into a modified Super Jeep and drive up the forest to the snowmobile base. Once participants have had a short briefing on how to operate the snowmobiles and have been provided with necessary safety equipment, you will pull the throttle and make the hair-raising journey into the Arctic Circle forests and lakes. Prepare for some serious speed as you find yourself whizzing across the wild! You will stop to rest before you come back to base and enjoy hot drinks and gingerbread.

From Rovaniemi: Ranua Wildlife Park Visit

8. 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: Family Friendly Husky Ride and Farm Visit

9. Rovaniemi: Family Friendly Husky Ride and Farm Visit

The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in the central Rovaniemi area then heads to a local husky farm where furry fun awaits! After a warm welcome from the huskies and their owners, learn everything there is to know about these friendly and fascinating animals. Enjoy a hot drink and a tasty snack while you listen, then prepare for your sled ride. Climb onto the sleigh, which is pulled by a pack of dogs, then enjoy the short but pleasant ride through the Lapland landscape. Travel with the huskies for 1 kilometer, admiring the views all around you as you speed through the snow. After the 5-minute round trip, spend some quality time with the huskies as you get up close and personal for some cuddles. You can also take photos with the dogs as a souvenir of this wonderful activity.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Snowmobile Hunt

10. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Snowmobile Hunt

Northern Finland is full of marvelous places for watching the Northern Lights. There are many ways to get out of the city to see them, but none is more adventurous than by snowmobile. Experience the thrill of riding across the snow under the night stars for a full 5 hours with your guide.   Your final destination is a fireplace in the magical woods of the Arctic. Enjoy pork meat Lappish sausages and steaming blueberry tea as you relax to the sound of the crackling fire. Your guide will tell you tales about the spectacular phenomenon of the Northern Lights as you wait for them to appear above you.

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What people are saying about Rovaniemi

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 90 reviews

This is really great experience and be one of the best activity in Finland!!. Snowmobile is super fun and it is a long journey (about 40 KM) along with amazing view (luckily, the weather is also nice). Ice fishing is our new experience even we did not catch any haha. Our tour guide (Svarva) is really nice, friendly, supportive. He teach us how to drive the snowmobile, do the local snow fishing and make us really delicious lunch (reindeer soup with potato bread and berry juice). Recommended!!!

Our party of 4 booked this combined tour early April. The weather was perfect, with fresh snow and bright blue sky. Our guide, Jordi, was very friendly and always ready to help and even sent us pictures and videos of our activities. We highly recommend this tour.

We had a great guide! It was one of the most fun activity we had ever had!

Its very nice activities. Must try at least once in your lifetime

Great experience. Good staff and everything was as expected