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Rovaniemi: Marvel at the Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls

1. Rovaniemi: Marvel at the Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls

Discover the Korouoma Canyon, a 30-kilometer-long and 130-meter-deep canyon located southeast of Rovaniemi which offers breathtaking scenery all year round. During the winter, admire the stunning sight of waterfalls that have transformed into fantastic ice formations. Start with pickup from your accommodation around Rovaniemi, or in the city center, and set off for the Korouoma Canyon nature reserve. Start the tour with a hike through the park, admiring spectacular scenery including cliffs, rapids, and waterfalls. Keep your eyes sharp to observe an 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, observe some of the most spectacular frozen waterfalls in Europe and enjoy the beauty of snowy nature. Warm up with a typical Finnish campfire snack around an open fire constructed by your guide. Learn more about Lapland and the Arctic region's traditions with your guide throughout the day. After an early morning of adventure, return to Rovaniemi where you will be dropped off at your hotel in the late afternoon.

From Helsinki: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Tallinn

2. From Helsinki: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Tallinn

Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, lies across the Gulf of Finland from Helsinki: an easy day trip by ferry for those keen to experience its medieval charms. Secure your place on the ferry with a convenient crossing time. Cruise across the Gulf, and enjoy up to 10 hours to explore independently. Delve into Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town and enjoy the museums, shops, and restaurants. Tickets include entry on board and seating. You can spend your time on board visiting one of the restaurants, shopping at the Traveller Superstore, or enjoying the scenery of the archipelago passing by. It is about a 20-minute walk from the Tallinn D-terminal to the old town, or you can take a taxi from the terminal building. You can also visit different museums like the KUMU art museum or the baroque architecture of the Kadriorg Palace. Depending on the chosen departures you will have up to 10 hours to explore Tallinn.  Upgrade your experience and and book into the Comfort Class or Business Lounge. Comfort Class: • Travel comfortably while enjoying the sea view. The upgrade price includes snacks (with ingredients to make sandwiches), coffee, tea, refreshments, daily newspapers, and free WiFi Business Lounge: • Travel in style and add some luxury to your journey. The upgrade includes food and drinks at the Business Lounge buffet. Newspapers, magazines, and free WiFi available

Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

3. Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

Experience Reindeer Farm, Husky Sled Ride & Santa Claus Village! Your day will start with transfer to the farm, where you will be able to ride your own reindeer sledge in a brief, 500m long ride. Your newly learned skills will be rewarded with a Reindeer Sledge Driver’s License! Next, make your way to the Alaskan Huskies where you will find these beautiful, loyal, and energetic companions. Experience the Alaskan Huskies in action on a 800m long sleigh ride. Enjoy a traditional salmon soup lunch during your visit and listen to the local reindeer herders as they tell you more about the herding lifestyle and how it is to be a reindeer herder in the 21st century. After the farm visit, you will be taken to the Santa Claus Village where you will have some free time to explore at your own pace. You have the opportunity to experience the Christmas atmosphere, step across the Arctic Circle, meet Santa Claus and children under 140cm can try mini snowmobiling for 10 minutes on our mini-track. Your day will conclude with drop-off back to Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour with BBQ

4. Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour with BBQ

Discover the dazzling beauty of the Northern Lights on this tour from Rovaniemi. Dive deep into the heart of the Lappish wilderness in search of the dancing Aurora spectacle. Warm up with a campfire BBQ packed with local flavors along with hot blueberry juice. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your accommodation in Rovaniemi. Relax on the drive through dense forests in Lapland. Arrive at a stunning lake or forest that is away from any light pollution. Relax as your guide cooks up a fresh Lappish BBQ meal with some blueberry tea. Listen as your guide reveals the secrets of the northern lights to you. Gaze up at the night sky in anticipation of the lights appearing. Return to you accommodation at the end of the tour.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

5. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

Drive away from the city to the place with the highest chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Find a warm spot to set up the fire and sit and wait for the show. Benefit from knowing that the more time you spend outside, the greater the chance of you seeing the lights. Usually, you can view the Aurora in the middle of a huge frozen lake or river. Embark on an experience visiting up to 3 locations to give you the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Huddle around the fire with your guide, who will also tell you all about traditional animals and customs.

From Tallinn: Return Day Trip Ferry Transfer to Helsinki

6. From Tallinn: Return Day Trip Ferry Transfer to Helsinki

Don't miss the opportunity to explore beautiful Helsinki, one of the most liveable cities in Europe. Helsinki lies across the Gulf of Finland from Tallinn: an easy day trip by ferry to stroll around Helsinki’s historical city center and to try local food in cozy nice cafes and restaurants. Secure your place on the ferry with a convenient crossing time. Cruise across the Gulf, and enjoy seven hours to explore Helsinki independently. Tickets include entry on board and seating. You can spend your time on board visiting one of the restaurants, shopping at the Traveller Superstore, or enjoying the scenery of the archipelago passing by. It is about a 10-minute tram ride from the West Harbor Terminal to the city center of Helsinki. Depending on the chosen departure times you will have up to 10 hours to explore the city. Choose to upgrade to comfort class or the business lounge at booking. With comfort class, travel comfortably and enjoy the sea view. The upgrade price includes snacks, coffee, tea, other refreshments, daily newspapers, and free Wi-Fi. Travel in style and luxury in the business lounge, including food and drinks from the exclusive buffet, newspapers, magazines, and free Wi-Fi.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Tour with Guaranteed Sightings

7. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Tour with Guaranteed Sightings

Welcome to the ultimate adventure for avid northern lights enthusiasts. Your exclusive Northern Lights tour in Lapland promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Arctic Circle. Witness the spectacle of the Aurora Borealis, accompanied by a skilled aurora hunter and photographer. Unlike other tours that are limited to one location, this tour takes you on an exhilarating chase of the Northern Lights wherever they may appear. Guides use their extensive experience and technology to locate the celestial show, maximizing your chances of seeing the awe-inspiring phenomenon. By thoroughly monitoring weather and solar forecasts, you are ensured the best possible viewing experience. As part of a commitment to full transparency, a strict policy of honesty is followed. In the morning of your tour, you'll be provided with an update on the weather conditions for viewing the Northern Lights. This gives you the option to proceed with the tour or opt for a full refund if conditions aren't favorable. A passionate team of experts is devoted to providing you with an enchanting experience, dedicated to creating memories that will last a lifetime. You’re not just another group of tourists; you become part of a shared journey to witness nature's most mesmerizing light show. Embrace every moment of the spectacular light show with the assistance of a resident photographer. Leave the capturing of these precious memories in expert hands, so you can immerse yourself fully in the magic of the Aurora Borealis. With a maximum of 8 people on the tour, an onboard photographer, an expert guide, and hotel pick-up and drop-off in Rovaniemi, you can sit back and fully immerse yourself in your Northern Lights experience.

Rovaniemi: 2-Hour Snowmobiling Experience

8. Rovaniemi: 2-Hour Snowmobiling Experience

This 2-hour adventure offers you the opportunity to take a snowmobile for a quick spin and master the art of driving these fascinating vehicles.  You will be driving across the frozen arctic nature, accompanied by an experienced guide, enjoying the magical winter landscapes of Lapland. During the safari, stop for a break to enjoy a hot drink and experience the silence of the vast and beautiful Rovaniemi wilderness. 

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Tour with guarantee

9. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Tour with guarantee

Our tour start from Rovaniemi. We will then head out of the city, far from city lights and find the best locations. We try to get early to the spot to see the aurora in time, and we don’t leave until the aurora is over. You pay tour price only if we have northern lights . If we dont have lights even if we tried during the hunting then you pay only service cost (30e per person , for example fuel and etc.) The tour is very flexible, starting time can be from 5-8pm depending by weather conditions (its very hard to have any specific time because the weather is changing all the time) and each night we choose a different spot and departure time. The tour is better for adults. If you have kids, it is not recommended. Teenagers should be ok. Keep in mind that on some nights it’s too cloudy everywhere or solar activity is too small. In this cases tour will be cancelled, or postponed (in case of availability).

Rovaniemi: Enjoy a Snowmobile & Ice Fishing Trip with Lunch

10. Rovaniemi: Enjoy a Snowmobile & Ice Fishing Trip with Lunch

Embark on a Finnish adventure from Rovaniemi as you explore the beautiful wilderness surrounding the city on a snowmobile. Try some ice-fishing and cook up anything you catch around the campfire, accompanied by hot drinks and a hearty soup. Journey into the depths of the wilderness around Rovaniemi as you drive 30 to 40 kilometers along frozen rivers on a snowmobile. Watch the Nordic scenery fly by as you make your way hidden ice fishing spot in the middle of the wilderness. Learn about the Finnish way of life as your guide teaches you how to drill a hole in the ice and prepare the ice-fishing rod and baits. In the meantime, your guide will prepare a delicious soup lunch, accompanied by hot drinks. If you're lucky, this will be accompanied by the catch of the day. After your retreat to the wilderness, travel back to the starting point in the center of Rovaniemi.

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Terrific experience. Super-knowledgeable guide provided contextual information regarding architectural choices, as well as information about the architects and their backgrounds. We saw the major buildings within downtown Helsinki and learned how architecture shaped the community, and how the times, politics, and community shaped architecture. Highly recommend.

Guide was fabulous - knowedgable, witty and organised. One of the best walking tours I have ever done and gave a wonderful insight into Finnish life and all its eccentricities!

It was lovely although some places were closed because it’s off season but it was so nice and cute!

There is a lot to do on the ferry and the buffet breakfast was everything I was hoping for

My friends and I really enjoyed this activities. Was an amazing experience!!