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Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

1. Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

Enjoy a full day of arctic experiences in Rovaniemi with a guided visit to a husky dog farm and sleigh ride as well as the opportunity to drive your own reindeer sleigh and meet Santa Claus. Learn all about these local traditions from your guide and spend time with the animals. After pickup, start your day at the reindeer farm. Meet the reindeer, feed them, and take pictures. Hear stories about the reindeer herding process and drive a reindeer sleigh for a full 500-meter ride. Take your well-deserved reindeer driver’s license home as a memento.  Feast on salmon soup for lunch before meeting the huskies. After a short introduction, take a short husky sled ride into the arctic forest. Lastly, visit Santa Claus Village, where you will have the opportunity to meet Santa himself.  Step across the Arctic Circle and revel in the Christmas spirit. Take time to shop and send letters from Santa’s Post office before returning to your accommodation.

Northern Lights Sledge Ride Pulled by Snowmobile

2. Northern Lights Sledge Ride Pulled by Snowmobile

The Northern Lights snowmobile sled adventure runs from Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, and offers an exciting chase for the Northern Lights. You will be taken into different areas by sled to look for the Lights. Your experienced guides will make sure to find the best locations to view the Northern Lights in their full splendor. The Northern Lights sled ride search takes place in Lapland, in the middle of the Aurora belt.  The Arctic Circle can offer some of the highest levels of Aurora activity on earth. Enjoy the breathtaking Lapland landscapes and magical snowy fields. Rovaniemi is one of the world's best places for a Northern Lights adventure – especially if you also enjoy nature.  If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might see the Northern Lights dancing in the sky while you experience the tranquility of the arctic night around you.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

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

Glide along the snowy trails of Lapland on a snowmobile tour from Rovaniemi. Visit a reindeer farm and husky farm for sleigh rides and explore the festive Santa Claus Village. Start with pickup from your hotel in Rovaniemi. Then hop on your snowmobile and head towards 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 find these beautiful, loyal, and energetic companions. Experience the Alaskan Huskies in action on a short sleigh ride. 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, and meet Santa Claus. Visit the Post Office on-site and do some gift shopping, before being returned to your hotel.

Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle

4. Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle

Visit a place where it is Christmas all year round on a tour to Santa Claus Village from Rovaniemi. Meet Santa Claus in person, then cross into the Arctic Circle for photo opportunities. Savor an included Lappish buffet lunch. After pickup at your accommodation in Rovaniemi, head toward Santa Claus's main office in Lapland. Have a meeting with Santa Claus, and then send greetings to all your friends from Santa's Post Office. You will also have chance to see the reindeer, Santa's helper at the Village. Next, make your way to the painted white line denoting the Arctic Circle, which cuts right through Santa Claus Village. You will officially enter the Arctic area when you cross the line. Cross the circle, enjoy this popular photo spot for all visitors, and get an Arctic Circle certificate. Afterward, have the opportunity to taste a buffet lunch at before returning to your accommodation in Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Husky Park and Reindeer Farm Combo by Minibus

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

This program is a perfect alternative for those who wish to see the arctic animals without spending extensive amounts of time outdoors, in the snow and frost. Your day will start with our guide picking you up from your accommodation in Rovaniemi. You will be driven to the farm, where local reindeer herders will tell you more about the herding lifestyle and how it is to be a reindeer herder in the 21st century. After insightful instructions given by the herders, you will be able to drive your own reindeer sledge in a brief, 500m long ride. Your newly learned skills will be rewarded with a Reindeer Sledge Driver’s License! Also, you will meet the huskies and will be accompanied by the husky mushers, who will tell you more about living and working together with the happy and energetic husky dogs. You will have free time to interact with the friendly dogs. Moreover, the mushers will happily take you on a brief, yet extremely thrilling, husky sledge ride. Throughout the program, the guide will be by your side to assist you with every step of the activity and make sure you are enjoying yourself fully. You will have also free time to meet Santa Claus and step across the magical Arctic Circle at the Santa Claus Village. There are many souvenir shops as well as Santa’s main post office, service companies and cafes and restaurants in the Santa Claus Village. And of course, Santa is there as well, in his chamber every day of the year. You can pay him a visit! Your day will conclude with your guide driving you back to your accommodation in Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunt and Arctic Circle

6. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunt and Arctic Circle

Stay awake with a tour of the beautiful and majestic Northern Lights in Lapland. Embark on a search for this spectacular phenomenon of nature and find yourself at the best observation spots. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation, and discover the Aurora Borealis. Start your tour after pickup from the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi and immerse yourself in an exciting chase to capture the Northern Lights in many different locations. Get a unique experience with locations that differ from day to day in order to get the best chance of spotting Aurora. Admire the lights, surrounded by the stunning constellations of stars, especially when the weather is clear. Sink into the middle of the Northern Lights belt, a natural phenomenon that can be witnessed at any time from the Autumn darkness until the Spring.

Rovaniemi: Easy Snowmobile Safari

7. Rovaniemi: Easy Snowmobile Safari

Ride your own snowmobile in the countryside around the Arctic Circle. Enjoy the beautiful wintry forest scenery and take photos during the short stops made during the ride. Two adults ride on one snowmobile, and the tour is suitable for everyone, even those who have never driven a snowmobile before. This is also a perfect activity for families with children, with children traveling in a sled pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. If you do not wish to drive the snowmobile yourself at all or if you do not have a driver's license, you can also join the tour in the sleigh pulled by the guide's snowmobile. Snowmobile safaris start and end in Santa Claus Village. The actual riding time on the snowmobile is around 30-40 minutes with an average speed of 10 kilometers an hour.

Rovaniemi: Snow Restaurant Dinner Tour

8. Rovaniemi: Snow Restaurant Dinner Tour

Visit the world of snow and ice right at the heart of Santa Claus Village in Lapland, Finland. Enjoy the many snow activities offered here. Go ice skating, slide down the ice hill on a tube or enjoy the beautiful snow and ice sculptures in the Ice bar and Snow restaurant. After some fun time with the activities, it is time to prepare for a unique dinner in the snow restaurant. Built from snow and ice, the restaurant provides a special setting for an unforgettable dinner. Savor Lappish dishes as your culinary experience commences with a rich mushroom soup served with fresh bread and finished off with a delicious lingonberry-caramel bavaroise. Dinner menu: Starter: Velvety forest mushroom soup, malt bread croutons and tar vinegar Crispy flat bread and ciabatta Main course options (please choose one): - Mouth-watering roast elk, carrot purée, black pepper sauce and season’s vegetables - Braised Arctic Ocean salmon, cauliflower purée, cray fish sauce and season’s vegetables - Chicken breast seasoned with pepper, grilled tomato, lemon-red wine sauce and season’s vegetables - Fried cold smoked tofu, white bean pure, stewed chickpeas and herbs served with cherry tomato sauce Dessert: Soft lingonberry-caramel bavaroise and dried lingonberries with meringue

Visit to Santa’s Village and Snowmobiling to Reindeer Farm

9. 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.

Rovaniemi: Family-friendly Snowmobile & Arctic Animals Tour

10. Rovaniemi: Family-friendly Snowmobile & Arctic Animals Tour

Snowmobiling in the wilderness and playing in the snow is already an experience, however this safari also takes you to meet reindeer and husky dogs. Start and end with a transfer to and from your accommodation within Rovaniemi city. Hear about these beautiful animals at the farm and enjoy a 500-meter reindeer sleigh ride and 800-meter husky sleigh ride. The energy and joy of the husky dogs who are born to run, is difficult to describe - you must see for yourself! Petting the animals is also possible. Be served a salmon soup lunch at the restaurant. When you return to the office you will have some free time to explore Santa Claus Village. You will be able to experience the Christmas atmosphere, step across the Arctic Circle, meet Santa Claus, visit the post office and do some gift shopping. Children aged 5-12 can try mini snowmobiling for 10 minutes on a private track. This excursion is suited for everybody, however a valid driving license is required to drive a snowmobile. Children and adults without drivers’ licenses can join the safari comfortably seated on a sleigh behind the guide's snowmobile.

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based on 1,516 reviews

Das Dinner im Snowmanworld war fantastisch! Die Mitarbeiter sind sehr aufmerksam, das Essen war sehr lecker und liebevoll angerichtet und nicht zu salzig. Mein Partner hatte das Menü mit dem Elch und ich mit Hühnchen. Beides sehr köstlich. Kann ich sehr weiterempfehlen. Ebenso die eisige Einrichtung, fantastische Skulpturen. Man kann im Snowmanworld alles nutzen und besichtigen. Wir waren auch Schlittschuhlaufen und die Rutche runter gerutscht mit den Reifen. Hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht :)

Η εμπειρία μας ήταν πολύ καλή. Ήρθε και μας παρέλαβε το βανάκι από το ξενοδοχείο μας. Τα παιδιά ήταν πολύ φιλικά μαζί μας, μας έδωσαν στολές και κράνη για προστασία. Δυστυχώς δεν καταφέραμε να δούμε το Βόρειο Σέλας διότι είχε πολύ συννεφιά. Εκείνοι έκαναν ότι καλύτερο μπορούσαν προκειμένου να το δούμε αλλά ήταν μάταιο. Ήταν όμως μία πολύ όμορφη βόλτα μέσα στο δάσος.

Amazing day out! Miko was a great guide who helped us enjoy some of the most popular activities in Rovaniemi and helped us fall in love with snowmobiling! Enjoyed so much we are booking another day! Thank you! The BBs from Australia

Lovely snow mobile instructor. I’m a beginner and I had a nice, comfortable experience throughout. The instructor was fun and helpful with what we were doing and any concerns or questions we had.

this experience is worth it. the guide Antonio was kind, nice and helpful.