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Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Excursion by Snowtrain

1. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Excursion by Snowtrain

We cross the beautiful snowy landscape to reach a traditional, Lappish “kota”; a hut deep in the wilderness. Gather around the blazing bonfire, to enjoy light snacks and hot drinks. The guide will help you with camera settings to best capture the Northern Lights. This excursion is completely focused on the Northern Lights, but you also get to experience the beauty of the pure, snowy forest, darkness, and quietness. As the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, nobody can give a 100% guarantee to see them, but this trip presents an excellent chance.

Rovaniemi: Sauna Boat Scenic River Cruise

2. 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!

Rovaniemi: Snow Sauna Experience with Dinner

3. 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 Hunting Tour by Boat & Campfire

4. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunting Tour by Boat & Campfire

Join our Northern Lights tour by boat to maximize your chances to see the magical double Aurora. This happens only in autumntime when the Northern Lights on the sky are reflected the lake's or river's surface. Then you can see the Aurora arches in the sky and on the water simultaneously. Our Resort is located between two lakes outside the Rovaniemi city area, away from artificial lights. This makes it the best possible place to hunt Northern Lights. As you hop on a boat from our own shore, you get to enjoy the peace of nature right away. However, while rowing across the lake Olkkajärvi in search of the Auroras, you also have a great chance to learn about the local way of life from our knowledgeable guide. We will land at a wilderness campfire spot during the trip to make a fire and grill sausages. This place is optimal for the Northern Lights, so even during the break, you can keep an eye on the sky for the lights.

Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

5. Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

Take a day trip from Rovaniemi to experience our incredible icebreaker cruise. The shuttle bus will pick you up from multiple locations in Rovaniemi and after a drive to Sweden, your ship will depart from Axelsvik. After a quick check-in, begin one of the greatest adventures in Lapland, a sightseeing cruise through the ice in the Bothnian Sea. During the cruise, make stops to enjoy floating in survival suits in the middle of the Arctic Sea and walk safely on the frozen sea ice. Enjoy an audio-guided tour through all 7 decks of the ship via an audio guide application in 16 languages. Watch an exclusive 11-minute movie about icebreakers around the world in the icebreaker theatre. If you get hungry, enjoy a cafeteria on board, where you can enjoy hot drinks and snacks at your own expense. The captain will present you with a Cruise & Swim certificate at the end of the tour as a memorable gift. When the cruise is finished, head to Kukkolaforsen, a Swedish fishermen's village, where a buffet lunch is served in a riverside panorama restaurant. The Medieval village open-air museum is available for a visit, as well, at no charge. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive back to Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Nighttime Snowmobile Safari

6. Rovaniemi: Nighttime Snowmobile Safari

Snowmobiling through the Lappish wilderness is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and provides you with the excellent opportunity to witness the Northern Lights. From the base camp, drive out to a suitable location and gather around the bonfire for some hot berry juice and snacks. Whilst there, hear about the myths and science behind the Northern Lights before hopping back on your snowmobiles and continuing the chase. At the conclusion of your thrilling adventure, return back to the base camp from where your guide returns you to Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: 3-Hour Arctic River Rafting Adventure

7. Rovaniemi: 3-Hour Arctic River Rafting Adventure

Join for a unique rafting tour through the Lappish wilderness. Experience pure thrill as well as the serenity of the arctic forests and a deep connection with nature. Following a pickup from your accommodation, head in the direction of the breathtaking area of Vikaköngäs, 25 kilometers north from Rovaniemi.  Vikaköngäs is part of the Arctic Circle Hiking area that offers tumultuous rapids of the river Raudanjoki. This never-freezing river creates excellent conditions for rafting all year round. Before your rafting experience starts, the instructor will show you how to use the equipment and teach you about the safety procedures and rafting techniques. Once everyone is ready, it is time to have some fun around the magnificent Lappish nature. Jump on your raft and get ready to hit the waves as you embark on an unforgettable water adventure in the great outdoors. After your rafting adventure is over, refresh yourself with some gingerbread and blueberry juice.

Rovaniemi: Afternoon Arctic Snow Hotel Tour

8. Rovaniemi: Afternoon Arctic Snow Hotel Tour

After enjoying a 30-minute stress-free transfer, you’ll arrive at the incredible Arctic Snow Hotel. This is a venue that offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to explore snow and ice structures, spectacular ice sculptures, beautiful rooms of the hotel and Arctic specialities, such as the Snow Sauna.  During your memorable visit, the guide will tell you all about the construction, operation and special features of the Snow Hotel. The visit includes a guided tour of the Snow Hotel, a hot berry juice delight and biscuit snack. At the end of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to order a shot from the Ice Bar for an additional fee, served in a glass made from ice.

Rovaniemi: Ski-Trekking Safari in Lapland

9. Rovaniemi: Ski-Trekking Safari in Lapland

There is no better way to explore untouched parts of the Arctic nature than trekking skiing. Your professional guide takes you away from Rovaniemi, straight into the Taiga Forest where you get the chance to explore some of the breathtaking scenery of Lapland using back-country skis. Trekking skiing, also called back-country skiing or off-piste skiing, is a great way to explore remote areas of Lapland covered in deep snow. Unlike alpine skiing and cross-country skiing which are practiced on groomed trails, back-country skiing allows for a more adventurous trip through hilly terrains, forests, and lakes. As the skis are equipped with a skin, they allow you to go both uphill and downhill without excessive speed. Like snowshoeing, it does not require much practice to get used to the gears and to the techniques to slide on deep snow. This makes it very comfortable and easy to use, even for beginners. Your guide chooses a location that best fits the level and the needs of the group, before providing you with safety instructions and teaching you some techniques on how to use the skis on fresh snow. Refreshments and a typical Finnish barbecue snack will be provided halfway, as your guide lights a fire to keep you warm. This is a great moment for you to enjoy the splendid viewpoints and learn more about both Arctic nature and Lapland in general. At the conclusion of your 3-hour experience, your guide returns you to your tour starting point in Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Arctic Circle Family-Friendly Snowmobile Tour

10. Rovaniemi: Arctic Circle Family-Friendly Snowmobile Tour

In the snowy forest trails next to Santa Claus Village, you and your family will have the chance to explore the Lappish wilderness. While parents will be able to drive their own snowmobiles for about an hour, the kids will accompany them on a sleigh, pulled along by guide. The kids will then have the opportunity to drive their own mini snowmobile in a safe environment for about 30 minutes, supervised by the guide to ensure their safety at all times. After the ride, warm up next to an open bone fire and enjoy some traditional Finnish reindeer sausages (Makkara) with bread. You can also taste Finnish hot berry juice and grilled marshmallows while the guide will tell you more about the Lapland area.

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What people are saying about Rovaniemi

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.

Very nice experience, unfortunately we have not seen the aurora but nobody can know that. The only thing I think about is that often in March the aurora comes out late, like around 11pm, which is usually the time when tours are coming to an end. I think it would be better to organize myself later.

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

Well organized transfer and then tour by local guide. Cold outside, more than minus 20, so just quick activity outside.

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