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Rovaniemi: Hiking and Snowshoeing Adventure in Lapland

1. 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.

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Rovaniemi: Snowshoeing in the Arctic Circle Wilderness

2. Rovaniemi: Snowshoeing in the Arctic Circle Wilderness

After a 20 minute transfer, you will arrive to the Wilderness Resort, a traditional lumberjack lodge nestled by the beautiful river of Raudanjoki. Cross the walking bridge to the river island, where you can admire frozen rapids. You will get all the needed equipment and head for the forests trail. Using snowshoes is easy, you don’t need to be a skilled skier to learn what snowshoe hiking is all about – reasonably good balance and warm clothing is all you need. During the trip, you will take a break to make an open fire, where you will enjoy a hot chocolate drink and sweet buns in the lovely wintry atmosphere.

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Rovaniemi: Evening Snowshoe Hike

3. Rovaniemi: Evening Snowshoe Hike

Experience the winter wonderland of Lapland and fill your lungs with fresh air on an evening snowshoe hike with round-trip transfers from Rovaniemi. Make your way to a traditional lumberjack lodge, nestled by the beautiful Raudanjoki River. Walk across the bridge with your guide and marvel at the frozen rapids of the river. Gaze up into the night sky to look for the amazing phenomenon of the Northern Lights. Gear up with all necessary equipment, and then head for the forest trails. You don’t have to be a confident skier to hike wearing snowshoes. Reasonably good balance and warm clothing is all you need. Take a break by an open fire during your hike to warm up with sweet buns and hot chocolate.

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Rovaniemi: Riisitunturi National Park Hiking Tour

4. Rovaniemi: Riisitunturi National Park Hiking Tour

Depart Rovaniemi in the morning and head 90 miles south in the direction of Riisitunturi National Park, a breathtaking hiking destination in the heart of Lapland.  The hillsides of the park are decorated by rare slope mires and the bare fell tops offer breathtaking views over Lake Kitkajärvi and the forests beyond; the trees in the park are so densely covered with snow that they turn into fantastic white figures. Here you will plunge into a new reality, escape from big city hustle and bustle and return home with new creative ideas. The three-hour hike is suitable for all ages and there will be a stop for hot drinks in the middle of the experience to keep you warm. Humid climatic conditions contribute to Riisitunturi's natural beauty. The park has some of the finest sloping bogs anywhere in Europe and boasts a myriad wonderful photo opportunities. After the tour, a buffet lunch will be served in a local restaurant before heading back to Rovaniemi.

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From Rovaniemi: Snow Shoeing and Ice Fishing Tour

5. From Rovaniemi: Snow Shoeing and Ice Fishing Tour

During this tour, discover the stunning nature of the Arctic while learning basic survival skills, snow shoeing through the wildness, and ice fishing on a frozen lake. You will drive 20 kilometers north from Rovaniemi into the Arctic circle and then walk 2 kilometers across a frozen lake. After making it through the deep snow to the perfect fishing spot on the ice, you will start to prepare your individual spots for fishing and drilling. While you fish, your tour guide will go chop wood and then show you how to make a fire without the use of matches. This ice fishing adventure is also a great opportunity for photo enthusiasts, so please bring your cameras along and take in this amazing experience you are sure to never forget.  

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Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

6. 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.

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Rovaniemi: Winter Wilderness Snowshoe Trip

7. Rovaniemi: Winter Wilderness Snowshoe Trip

Put on your snowshoes and get ready for a relaxing experience into the wilderness. This tour allows you to really feel what it is like to head deep into the 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. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide returns you to your tour meeting point.

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From Rovaniemi: Lapland Snowshoeing Adventure

8. From Rovaniemi: Lapland Snowshoeing Adventure

Move silently through snow-covered trees on this snowshoeing hike through a Lappish winter wonderland. Journey from Rovaniemi to discover the artic with this environmentally-friendly mode of travel. Be picked from your hotel and transported to the Lappish wilderness. Put on your snowshoes and follow your guide as you get off the beaten path and explore without a trail. Work up an appetite and stop to have some traditional Finnish sausage while being surrounded by the wilderness. Start walking again and keep an eye out for animals like reindeer, moose, small eagles, and rabbits.

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

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

Start your adventure with a meet and greet in your accomodation with your guide. From here 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 in addition to the fish you catch on the day.  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 accomodation. 

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Rovaniemi: Snowshoe Walk to The Arctic Nature

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Rovaniemi

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 69 reviews

We were brilliantly cared for from the first moment. To our surprise, the guide was a compatriot of ours, which made the experience much more enjoyable and interesting. Apart from the hired tour, Jordi showed us places and stories in Rovaniemi that only with a guide can you get to know. Although we were only two people, there was no lack of food or detail. We feel very comfortable throughout the activity, and pleasantly accompanied throughout the day. We soon hit it off Jordi and we were able to joke and chat about anything, as if we had known each other forever. Of course highly recommended and a great guide.

Matteo was super super super. Prepared and confident, he guided us with his children (7 and 9 years old) without ever being afraid but only wanting adventure. Many tales about the canyon and very good barbecue on the finish. Perhaps the best excursion of the trip, thanks to a magical place and the guide in love with his work.

Such a great time hiking through a winter wonderland. Our guide Antonella was wonderful— she was very personable and made our tour even better. She took many photos of us and took us to a beautiful look out point. I highly recommend this tour!

We really enjoyed this beautiful walk in the Finnish nature. Our guide Cle told us a lot and that contributed to the pleasant experience.

Very helpful guide and good explanation, information! There's boots and suits if you don't have your own. Would recommend!