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Our most recommended Lapland Romance & Special Occasions

Rovaniemi: Private Forest Sauna, Northern Lights, & BBQ Trip

1. Rovaniemi: Private Forest Sauna, Northern Lights, & BBQ Trip

Head to an Arctic forest roughly 20 kilometers from the city center to experience the traditional firewood sauna in the forest. The experience of the sauna is such an important part of Finnish culture, that it can’t be compared to anything else. For centuries, it has been a place for physical and spiritual cleansing. Dipping into icy lakes and rolling in the snow are said to be good for your blood circulation, but most people do them simply for the incredible rush. Head to an amazing outdoor forest location to try your hand at winter swimming in the icy water. Raise your head to catch a glimpse of the magical Northern Lights. After the sauna experience, head to the frozen lake to hunt the Northern Lights while you enjoy hot drinks and a BBQ.

Rovaniemi: Snow Hotel Tour and Ice Restaurant Dinner

2. Rovaniemi: Snow Hotel Tour and Ice Restaurant Dinner

Enjoy a unique experience at a Snow Hotel with this tour from Rovaniemi. Ride in a climate controlled bus to a hotel that is created from ice. Take a tour of the hotel's chilly interior before sitting down to a delicious meal in its ice restaurant.  Depart from the meeting point in the early evening and relax during a 30-minute drive to the Arctic snow hotel. Before dinner, take a tour through the hotel and its Arctic curiosities, like the snow sauna.  Learn about the structure's constructions, operations, and special features from your guide and have the chance to order a shot served in a glass made from ice from the ice bar. Built from snow and ice, the restaurant provides a special setting for dinner. Savor Lappish starting with a velvety forest mushroom soup, malt bread croutons, and tar vinegar which is served with crispy flatbread and ciabatta. Choose from main courses like Mouth-watering roast elk, carrot purée, black pepper sauce, and seasonal vegetables, or braised Arctic Ocean salmon, cauliflower purée, crayfish sauce, and seasonal vegetables.  Have something lighter with main courses like Chicken breast seasoned with pepper, grilled tomato, lemon-red wine sauce and seasonal vegetables or fried cold-smoked tofu, white bean pure, stewed kik peas, and herbs served with cherry tomato sauce. Complete your meal with a sweet lingonberry-caramel bavaroise and dried lingonberries with meringue. Return to Rovaniemi at the end of your tour. 

From Rovaniemi: Lappish Tepee 3-Course Dinner Experience

3. From Rovaniemi: Lappish Tepee 3-Course Dinner Experience

A dining experience to remember forever is guaranteed when you join us for this 3-course dinner in “kota” - a traditional lappish hut located on a private island surrounded by northern wilderness and free flowing river. It might be freezing and snowing outside, but the fire and candles inside Kota will keep both your body and mind warm. You’ll get to witness the main course of the night, glow-fried salmon, being prepared on the open fire. After your taste buds have been tickled and your hunger satisfied, you can take a after-meal stroll around the atmospheric island - remember to keep an eye on the sky for the possible northern lights! Please see an example menu bellow: Starter: Creamy seasonal vegetable soup Main course: Glow-fried salmon from the fire, smooth mashed potatoes and fresh coleslaw Dessert: Pancakes made on fire with local berry jam

Lapland: Husky Carriage Ride Under the Northern Lights

4. Lapland: Husky Carriage Ride Under the Northern Lights

Combine the two biggest favorites of Lapland – Aurora hunting and huskies! One of the best ways to spot the magical Autumn Northern Lights is with our furry husky friends. Because of the remote location of our Resort, there's no light pollution in the area, which is good for seeing the Northern Lights. First, you'll meet the husky musher and friendly husky dogs and get to know them before heading to nature. The 4 km long husky trail is ridden with the carriage for 6 people, so the small group is guaranteed. The husky guide is driving the carriage, and you can just enjoy the excitement of the Aurora hunt and the husky ride at the same time. If you are lucky enough, you'll see Aurora arches on the horizon or even the lights dancing all over the sky. During the adventure, we stop to enjoy hot drinks by the campfire and listen to stories about the life of sled dogs and the Northern Lights.

Rovaniemi: Sauna Boat Scenic River Cruise

5. Rovaniemi: Sauna Boat Scenic River Cruise

The floating sauna was built in the summer of 2012, its design concept comes from the traditional Finnish sauna experience together with the beautiful landscape the lakeside can offer. From June to July in Lapland this a unique experience you can be a part of. At midnight you can watch the golden midnight sun shining above you while in the middle of a lake. This magical way of enjoying a sauna bath is becoming a Finnish tradition, and you can become part of it. Experience this full-featured sauna, and you will feel extremely integrated with the life of the locals. After the sauna, you can choose to swim in the pure lake or enjoy the fresh air on the top of the boat! The captain will drive the floating sauna to different lake spots to offer an amazing view of the summer in the Arctic. The floating sauna has a dressing room and you will be provided with towels and sauna equipment as well as snacks on the boat!

From Rovaniemi: SnowHotel Aurora Experience with Dinner

6. From Rovaniemi: SnowHotel Aurora Experience with Dinner

Get picked up in the evening from Santa's Hotel and drive for 30 minutes before arriving at the Arctic SnowHotel, which offers an excellent opportunity to view the northern lights. The venue is a complete winter wonderland set in the heart of Lapland's most beautiful natural scenes. Before dinner, your guide will tell you about the construction, operation, and special features of the SnowHotel during a memorable guided tour through the hotel rooms and the Arctic specialities, such as the Snow Sauna. Your guide will also tell you about the northern lights. During the evening, it is also possible to walk around the hotel area on your own and warm up at the Sky Bar, which has a second floor with a glass roof through which you can hopefully spot the auroras. Afterwards, settle in for a lovely fixed dinner in the stylish restaurant.  Later, order a shot from the Ice Bar served in a glass made from ice (at your own expense). While waiting for the northern lights to appear, spend part of the evening in a warm Lappish tepee, where you can sip coffee and tea, and roast some sausages on the open fire. The dinner menu is as follows: Starter: • Creamy carrot soup, smoked cheese cream, and crispy onion Main course options (please choose one): • Salmon glow-fried by the open fire, baked potato filled with creme fraiche, dill-tartar sauce, and anis-pickled cabbage-onion salad • Traditional sautéed reindeer, Lappish potato mash, pickled cucumbers, and lingonberry jam • Parsnip puree, sauteed broadbean and leek, cherry tomato salsa, tomato sauce, and anis-pickled cabbage-onion salad (vegan) Dessert: •Warm blueberry pie, caramelized blueberries, and white chocolate sauce

Rovaniemi: Aurora Stories Starry Night Horse Carriage Ride

7. Rovaniemi: Aurora Stories Starry Night Horse Carriage Ride

What is a better way to experience Auroras than by a cozy carriage ride with your family or partner? Glide over fields and through forests while snuggled under a warm blanket listening to the silence of the night. What you will experience is by far the most enjoyable and authentic way to hunt the Northern Lights. During the journey, you'll hear stories and legends of the Northern Lights and hear more about Finn Horses – the original horse breed of Finland. These majestic animals are stubborn, tough, and friendly like Finnish people! Step inside the magic of Lapland, dear Friend!

Rovaniemi: Snow Sauna Experience with Dinner

8. Rovaniemi: Snow Sauna Experience with Dinner

Begin your Finish snow sauna experience with pickup from a central meeting point at 4:45 PM. After a 30-minute transfer, arrive at the stunning Arctic SnowHotel. During a guided tour, explore snow and ice structures, spectacular ice sculptures, the hotel’s beautiful rooms, and other arctic specialties. After the tour, get ready for your sauna experience. Your guide will tell you all about the traditional Finnish sauna and give you ample time to try it out, along with the unique snow sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi, all completely in private.   Next, enjoy a delicious meal served in a magical Lappish atmosphere next to an open fire at Kota restaurant. Make use of free time to explore the hotel at your leisure and warm up at Sky Bar. Admire the bar’s glass ceiling and, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Dinner Menu Starter: Creamy carrot soup, smoked cheese cream and crispy onion Main course options (please choose one): • Salmon glow-fried by the open fire, baked potato filled with creme fraiche, dill-tartar sauce and anis pickled cabbage-onion salad • Traditional sautéed reindeer, Lappish potato mash, pickled cucumbers and lingonberry jam • Parsnip puree, sauteed broad bean and leek, cherry tomato salsa, tomato sauce and anis pickled cabbage-onion salad (vegan) Dessert: Warm blueberry pie, caramelized blueberries and white chocolate sauce

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Trip with Arctic Sauna & Jacuzzi

9. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Trip with Arctic Sauna & Jacuzzi

Head to a very traditional and special place located in the arctic forest, surrounded by magic landscapes and ice lakes. Discover the traditional sauna and head to a private lake where you can try ice swimming.  Sauna is such an important part of Finnish culture that is irreplaceable by other things. It has been a place for physical and spiritual cleansing for centuries. Dipping in the icy lakes and rolling in the snow are said to be good for your blood circulation.  You can lie in the jacuzzi and look at the magical Northern Lights. After the sauna experience, go to the frozen lake to hunt for the Northern Lights with hot drinks and gingerbread.

Levi: Northern Lights Hunt Including Campfire Snacks

10. Levi: Northern Lights Hunt Including Campfire Snacks

Partake in a Northern Lights hunt that is a bestseller. On this evening night tour, your local guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to a traditional Finnish Laavu (lean-to) by a scenic lake, where you will be treated to a campfire picnic. Once the mood is set, you will enjoy roasted sausages and hot beverages, all whilst bathing in the glow of a warm campfire. Sit back and get comfortable as your guide entertains you with local myths related to the Aurora Borealis, and cross your fingers for the main attraction - a glimpse of the luminescent lights as they dance across the sky. Regardless of how much fortune Lady luck bestows on you, this tour will make you feel the real spirit of Lapland. The tour ends with a transfer back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Lapland

Very good experience and visit to the frozen hotel. Very beautiful unique place in the world. Leave a little more time to visit the rooms. Lots of free time but lack of precision on the places of leisure and time. Great atmosphere at the Icebar, with a very nice bartender who puts a good atmosphere, the party. Little more for the tradition of shooters. Finnish sauna + jacuzzi at the top. Great meal, very friendly staff.

The best thing was that thinking that it was going to be boring, the experience of visiting the snow hotel was spectacular. The guide, from Cadiz, was wonderful and let us see all the rooms. And even better, dinner and the beauty of the restaurant next door. The food was very good, everything was exquisite and the waitresses were also very good.

very impressive event, the Snow Hotel is definitely worth seeing. The food in the ice cream restaurant was also delicious, not necessarily suitable for getting full, but that's not the point here. The service extremely friendly. The tour explaining the hotel could be a bit more detailed. Overall, however, recommended.

Beautiful evening on the lake with sauna and bath under the midnight sun. Our guide, Tommaso, really kind and generous with information. Recommended experience

Our driver and guide were both wonderful. The experience was amazing and one of the highlights of our trip to Finland.