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Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour by Bus with BBQ Meal

1. Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour by Bus with BBQ Meal

Discover the dazzling beauty of the Northern Lights on this bus tour from Rovaniemi. Dive deep into the heart of the Lappish wilderness in search of the dancing Aurora spectacle. Warm up with a mouth-watering BBQ packed with local flavors and pipping-hot tea.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your accommodation in Rovaniemi and settle into your spacious seat in the climate-controlled bus. Relax on the drive through dense forests in Lapland. Arrive at a stunning lake that is far from any light pollution. Relax as your host cooks up a fresh Lappish BBQ meal and brews 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 your.

Rovaniemi: Snow Hotel Tour and Ice Restaurant Dinner

2. Rovaniemi: Snow Hotel Tour and Ice Restaurant Dinner

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. Prepare for a unique dinner in the ice restaurant. Built from snow and ice, the restaurant provides a special setting for an unforgettable dinner. Savor Lappish dishes around ice tables as your culinary experience commences with a rich mushroom soup served with fresh bread and finished off with a delicious lingonberry-caramel bavaroise served on a magnificent ice platter.  Dinner Menu Starter: Velvety forest mushroom soup, malt bread croutons and tar vinegar Crispy flatbread 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, crayfish 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 kik peas and herbs served with cherry tomato sauce Dessert: SnowHotel’s soft lingonberry-caramel bavaroise and dried lingonberries with meringue

Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle

3. 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 Christmas buffet lunch. After pickup at your accommodation in Rovaniemi, head toward Santa Claus's main office in Lapland. Have a private meeting with Santa Claus, and then send greetings to all your friends from Santa's Post Office.  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 traditional Christmas buffet with lunch at Santa's place before returning to your accommodation in Rovaniemi.

Lapland: The Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Tour

4. Lapland: The Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Tour

Your special morning shuttle will depart from your hotel and head to Posio’s virgin forest area, 160 kilometers from Rovaniemi. Korouoma is a 1-million year old fracture valley in the bedrock, and at the center of the valley it forms a magnificent gorge that drops over 100 meters below its surrounding terrain. Thick snow accumulates in the trees of the forest making the forest appear completely dreamy and blurred. Amazing photos of the ice and snow can be taken absolutely everywhere. Professional guides will escort you into the forest. In the middle of your hike, your guide will make a bonfire for you and you can experience the traditional cuisine of the Arctic Circle. Korouoma is known for its magnificent frozen waterfalls that cover the tall cliffs in the winter. There are altogether 14 frozen waterfalls along the Korouoma hiking trail. Korouma is hands-down the best destination for ice climbing in Finland!

Lapland: Husky Carriage Ride Under the Northern Lights

5. 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.

Reindeer Farm Visit with Sleigh Ride

6. Reindeer Farm Visit with Sleigh Ride

Immerse yourself in truly authentic Lappish culture with the country’s magical, gentle reindeer. Experience the tranquillity of the local forests as you travel along the glittering snowy trail on a sleigh pulled by a reindeer. After being picked up from your hotel, you will meet the local reindeer herders and familiarize yourself with their culture and everyday life. Take the opportunity to feed the reindeer and take pictures with them. Then, depart the farm in a storybook wooden sled, wrapped up in warm blankets, for a short journey with the reindeer into the forest. To show all your friends back home, you’ll receive a certified reindeer sleigh driving license. After returning from your mystical ride, cuddle up in the cozy traditional Lappish hut while listening to the farmer as they share stories of the local history and culture. Taste some steaming beverages and cookies, the all-time favorite for locals to warm up in the wintertime.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

7. 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 lights. Huddle around the fire with your guide, who will also tell you all about traditional animals and customs. 

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari Adventure

8. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari Adventure

Join this exciting tour opportunity in Rovaniemi for a dose of adrenaline-fuelled snowmobiling action. This is a fantastic tour choice for those looking to pack in some adventure during their time exploring Lapland's gorgeous natural surroundings. To begin this snowmobiling adventure, you will be picked up at your accommodation. Meet your qualified guide and get dressed up in an insulated winter overall. After a short briefing, you will step into a modified Super Jeep and drive up the forest to the snowmobile base. Once participants have had a short briefing on how to operate the snowmobiles and have been provided with the necessary safety equipment, you will pull the throttle and make the hair-raising journey into the Arctic Circle forests and lakes. Prepare for some serious speed as you find yourself whizzing across the wild. You will stop to rest before you come back to base and enjoy hot drinks and gingerbread.

Rovaniemi: Discover the Northern Lights Photography Tour

9. Rovaniemi: Discover the Northern Lights Photography Tour

Begin with a team meeting about the tour of the day then get a short briefing about current weather conditions, aurora forecasts, and your destination of the day. The focus of this tour is the Rovaniemi area and you will travel by minivan. After reaching the destination you will leave the minivan and continue on foot to reach the perfect spots in the middle of nature. In the destination, your guide, a professional photographer, helps you prepare your cameras for Northern Lights photography and get ready for the show of a lifetime. Northern Lights are always unpredictable and there is no guarantee that they will be found every night. However, this tour gives you the best possible chance to experience and photograph these mystical wonders of the Arctic area. During the night you are a member of an exclusive team led by a professional photography guide. Simply put, you will join real aurora hunters who rely on the following to succeed in their mission: • background research into local weather and Aurora forecasts • live information feed coming directly into the minivan •local knowledge of all the best viewing spots •willingness to go the extra mile, or a hundred miles, to find the aurora During the night, you will normally visit two to three different locations, which are always chosen according to local weather conditions and photograph opportunities. This means that if the sky is clear and there is a possibility to see the aurora 100 kilometers away, we will take the chance and drive you there. Altogether there are over 50 locations from which to choose the best ones each night. 

From Rovaniemi: Snow Shoeing and Ice Fishing Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Rovaniemi

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 653 reviews

It was actually quite an interesting trip. Although we didn't see the aurora light due to the cloudy weather and the small chance of visibility in April, the Tour guilder name Gábor was really nice, enthusiastic and always helped us to find the best possible place, and helped us feel warmer during the cold. He was actually Hungarian so I was really glad to find someone who also came from here, he alsi taught us the way to make fire with his special tools, how to chop the wood and make it easier to catch the fire and get it burned. I also loved his explanation and his examples of greatest northern light he saw and recorded as well. So although it was not as it suppose to be, it was still and exciting experience for me, and worth to memorize.

This is really great experience and be one of the best activity in Finland!!. Snowmobile is super fun and it is a long journey (about 40 KM) along with amazing view (luckily, the weather is also nice). Ice fishing is our new experience even we did not catch any haha. Our tour guide (Svarva) is really nice, friendly, supportive. He teach us how to drive the snowmobile, do the local snow fishing and make us really delicious lunch (reindeer soup with potato bread and berry juice). Recommended!!!

Very patient tourguides in hunting the northern lights and beautiful pictures with the aurora dancing in the sky

I was able to see the aurora at the very end, thanks to the fact that I didn't give up until the end.

We had a great guide! It was one of the most fun activity we had ever had!