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Rovaniemi: Reindeer Sleigh Ride with Hot Drink and Cookies

1. Rovaniemi: Reindeer Sleigh Ride with Hot Drink and Cookies

You will visit the oldest and most authentic reindeer farm in Rovaniemi area. A nice 1.5km reindeer sled ride in the forest is waiting for you. Enjoy the beautiful forest landscapes of snowy with your new animal friend. After your ride you'll head inside a traditional wooden kota, warm up by the fire and enjoy some warm hot berry juice while you receive information about the reindeers life cicle, reindeer herding lifestyle and the farm in general. You can ask any questions you may have about reindeers or life in the farm before we drop you back to your accommodation

Helsinki: Tallinn Guided Day Tour with Ferry Crossing

2. Helsinki: Tallinn Guided Day Tour with Ferry Crossing

Cross the Gulf of Finland by ferry and join a guided city tour of Tallinn on a day tour from Helsinki. Step back to medieval times in Old Town, and see past Russian influences in the architecture of Aleksander Nevski Cathedral and Kadriog Park. After an easy 2-hour ferry crossing from Finland to Estonia, you will be met at the port by your guide. Your guided city tour will take in all the major sites of Tallinn, followed by some free time to explore at your own pace. The most popular destination in Tallinn is Old Town, an area which has maintained its medieval character and charm to this day. Stroll the cobblestone streets, walk through ivy-covered Viru Gate and explore the gothic Town Hall. On Toompea Hill discover the perfectly pink Toompea Castle, built in the 13th century, now home to Estonia's parliament. Directly across from the castle is Aleksander Nevski Cathedral. This striking Russian Orthodox-style cathedral with onion bulb domes will certainly capture your attention. For a dose of nature, the beautiful gardens at Kadriog Park beckon visitors to Tallinn. With geometric flower beds, Japanese garden and a lovely swan pond, there is plenty to delight the senses for all ages. At the end of the day you will return to the port for your ferry trip back to Helsinki where your tour ends but memories will remain.

Korouoma: Frozen Waterfall Hiking Tour

3. Korouoma: Frozen Waterfall Hiking Tour

The Korouoma Frozen Waterfalls tour in Lapland is an adventure that takes you deep into the heart of a winter wonderland. Located in the stunning Korouoma Canyon, this tour offers breathtaking views of frozen waterfalls and dramatic landscapes. The tour typically begins with a drive from your hotel to the Korouoma Canyon, where you'll strap on snowshoes and embark on a hike through the snow-covered forests. Along the way, your guide will provide insights into the geology, history, and wildlife of the area. As you hike deeper into the canyon, you'll encounter the frozen waterfalls that make this destination so famous. The sight of the cascading water that has turned to ice is truly mesmerizing, and the sound of the frozen streams is both eerie and beautiful. You'll have plenty of opportunities to take photos and enjoy the scenery. Your guide will also provide hot drinks and local snacks to keep you warm and energized during the hike. The Korouoma Canyon is home to some of the highest and most impressive frozen waterfalls in Finland, some of which reach up to 60 meters in height. The frozen landscapes and dramatic scenery make for a truly unforgettable experience. Overall, the Korouoma Frozen Waterfalls tour in Lapland is a unique and exhilarating adventure that offers a glimpse into the magical world of frozen waterfalls and winter landscapes. It's an experience that combines adventure, beauty, and natural wonders that will stay with you long after the tour is over.

From Helsinki: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Suomenlinna

4. From Helsinki: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Suomenlinna

Frs Finland brings you to the fortress island of Suomenlinna which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the number 1 must see tourist attraction of Finland with its historical sea fortress and lovely museums and restaurants. Vessels leave from Helsinki Market Square, next to the Korkeasaari zoo ferry. Watch out for our Frs Finland-signs and choose the priority queue. Please note: there is only one queue available at the islands. Many flexible departures per day and snacks and drinks available for purchase onboard. Enjoy a cup of coffee or cold beer on our sun deck and let yourself be pampered by our friendly staff. The duration of the ferry ride is about 20-25 minutes and there are several departures per hour. Exact schedule available at https://www.frs-finland.fi/suomenlinna-lonna/ - Maximum departure frequency from the Market Square and the island: 30 minutes. In addition the restaurant island of Lonna can be visited with the same ferry.

Rovaniemi: Daytime Husky Safari

5. Rovaniemi: Daytime Husky Safari

Experience the joy of mushing your own team of huskies through wintry landscapes! The husky musher will welcome you at the reception of the resort and walk with you to the kennel, where the Alaskan huskies will happily greet you. Before the start of the safari, the husky musher will show how to steer your own sleigh. Enjoy the surrounding nature and the silence while the huskies take you to a trip to remember. After the husky ride, we return to the kennel to hear facts and stories of huskies and enjoy hot drinks by the campfire.

Levi Polar Lights Tours: Arctic Circle Guided Husky Tour

6. Levi Polar Lights Tours: Arctic Circle Guided Husky Tour

Welcome to an unforgettable adventure to the enchanting world of the North, the Arctic Husky Circle - Husky safari! Arctic Husky Circle takes you deep into the enchanting nature of Lapland together with our loyal husky friends. This unforgettable experience combines an exciting husky safari with a stunning landscape for an enchanting adventure. The safari begins with the driving guidance of professional guides who will introduce you to the wonderful world of husky dogs. Then it's time to get on the sleigh and let the huskies take you with them to the middle of the snowy forests. You will feel the fierce energy and cooperative power of the dogs as they pull you forward. The route unfolds before your eyes in the form of breathtaking landscapes. The northern nature and fells provide an enchanting background for this unique adventure. You can enjoy the silence and peace that can only be experienced in the fell area. This program is not only an opportunity to experience the strength and cooperation of huskies, but also an opportunity to better understand the beauty of Lapland's nature and its unique ecosystem. Arctic Husky Circle - Husky safari offers an unforgettable combination of nature adventure and authentic experiences.

Rovaniemi: Winter Clothing Rental with Snow Boots and Gloves

7. Rovaniemi: Winter Clothing Rental with Snow Boots and Gloves

Skip the hassle of buying, packing, and lugging heavy winter clothing with you on your trip to Rovaniemi with this rental service that provides you with clothing that is suitable for all winter activities. Reserve your rental and pickup your gear from the shop in center of Rovaniemi when you arrive. Enjoy adult clothing that is unisex black and white. Feel cozy with a waterproof and breathable jacket that has an adjustable hood and hand warming pockets. Keep dry with waterproof and breathable ski trousers with adjustable waste and snow gaiters. Cover your hands with warm and comfortable winter gloves featuring thermal fabric and ensure your feet are cared for with practical and waterproof winter shoes made of hydrolyte and nylon materials. Make sure the kids are bundled up with a winter gear set that includes seam-sealed dark grey overalls, a blue or orange thermal jacket, and black thermal trousers. Protect their hands and feet with the included children's gloves and shoes. Book with confidence, know that if anything is does not fit properly, you may change them free of charge at the shop.

Rovaniemi: Authentic Reindeer Farm Visit and Sleigh Ride

8. Rovaniemi: Authentic Reindeer Farm Visit and Sleigh Ride

We will meet at the arranged pick up location or we'll pick you up at your accommodation. The oldest authentic traditional reindeer farm of Rovaniemi is waiting for us. Once arrived at the farm, depending on the amount of snow we will either feed and spend some time with the reindeers either make a littler 400m sleigh tour in the farm. The reindeer sleigh ride will be done only if the amount of snow is enough otherwise the reindeers cannot pull the sleds. Then we'll head inside a traditional Kota , around the fire with hot berry juice and cookies where the reindeer herder will give us a lot of information about the reindeers, the reindeer herders and the farms and you'll be able to ask as many questions you may have.

From Rovaniemi: Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Full-Day Tour

9. From Rovaniemi: Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Full-Day Tour

Korouoma Canyon is a natural wonder formed thousands of years ago. It lies a 90-minute drive away from Rovaniemi. In the bottom of the canyon flows Korojoki River, which is surrounded on both sides by cliffs over 100 meters high. Several streams cascade down these cliffs freezing into magnificent ice falls in the winter time. During this adventure you will hike through glorious Arctic nature and Nordic forests. You will pass through three massive frozen waterfalls, which are sure to impress and create extraordinary landscape for photography. Frozen rivers and rugged gorges pierce the snowy scenery as we hike on the trail through wilderness. You will rest on top of the canyon where we are afforded a splendid view over the whole canyon looking down on frozen waterfalls standing out from authentic and pure Arctic nature. After the hike, have a stop at lean-to and build a fire, on which your guide will prepare a light lunch for the group. This adventure is your top choice to experience versatile Arctic nature including forests, ice falls, rivers, cliffs and wilderness. Always heading out in a small group, ensures that we can offer you the most exclusive way to experience this world-class location. We take pride in making sure you will receive the best edited photos from your holiday with help of our professional photographer guide. After full day adventure, return back to Rovaniemi and get dropped-off back to your hotel.

Levi: Winter Clothing Rental with Snow Boots and Gloves

10. Levi: Winter Clothing Rental with Snow Boots and Gloves

This clothing is suitable for all winter activities. The unisex black and white set for adults includes: - A waterproof and breathable jacket with an adjustable hood and hand warming pockets. - Waterproof and breathable ski trousers with adjustable waste and snow gaiters. - Warm and comfortable winter gloves featuring thermal fabric. - Practical and waterproof winter shoes made of hydrolite and nylon materials. Available in 2XS to 6XL in adults' sizes (black&white jacket) and shoes in EU35 to EU49. For kids, the set has a seam-sealed dark grey overall (95cm to 135cm) and blue/orange thermal jacket with black thermal trousers (140cm to 164cm), gloves and shoes available in EU26 to EU35. You can pick up your clothing from our rental shops in the centre of Levi and Rovaniemi. If anything is not fitting properly, you may change them free of charge at the shop.

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We were very happy with the service. When we picked it up, the employee on site was very reserved and only wanted to give us the bags. When I asked if a fitting was possible, it wasn't a problem. Definitely do that and make sure that the pants in particular are larger, as a lot of things will still be pulled underneath (depending on the temperatures). In general we were very enthusiastic about the clothes, especially the shoes really saved us! We would book again at any time.

Jeff was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide! He made sure we were all comfortable with the hike and guided us along during the walk to the archipelago! Porkkalanniemi is a beautiful and scenic site, lots to walk around and explore at your own speed. We were served delicious soup and dessert, made by our guide, it was truly the best. I would recommend this trip if you are in Helsinki even for a short time. Thanks very much Jeff from Dhana Hanna and Lorna

Very nice and kind guide, taking genuine care of everybody and adjusting the activity to each participant's skills. The skis were easy to manage and I also appreciated the small size of the group (4+guide). The trip goes through a pristine lapish nature - just snow, sun and the wonderful peace&quiet everywhere. The little barbecue by the fire in the guide's kota was a cherry on the cake :) Warmly recommended to all!

Actually it's a little expensive for us, but we like the hiking tour and the weather was wonderful that day, I think the weather influenced mostly, the guide was nice, too. Besides, we had warm drink and sausage BBQ after seeing 4 or 5 waterfall in Korouoma. To sum up, it'll be a good option if you like the exercise or the panorama in winter forests.

The guide was good and overall the experience was good. We were not so lucky to witness the activity. At the beginning some activity was there and was able to capture through camera only as it was very mild. Later, that was also not visible. But, guide took us at least 3 different place so that it might be visible.