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Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari, Reindeer and Husky Farm

1. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari, Reindeer and Husky Farm

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Arctic wilderness on this day trip from Rovaniemi. Ride through the Artic forest on a snowmobile. Expereince the magic of a reindeer sleigh ride and feed these majestic creatures. Visit the dogs at a husky farm and keep cozy with hot drinks and snacks. Following pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Rovaniemi in the morning, venture into the Arctic forest and experience the winter wonderland by snowmobile. Wrap up warm to brave the snow and ice as you speed across to a reindeer farm. Meet the lovable animals on arrival and let them take you on an exciting sleigh ride. Listen to stories about each of the animals on the farm and learn the history and culture of the area. Warm up with some coffee and cookies before you feed the reindeer their favorite treats. Receive your International Reindeer Driver's License before you continue your Arctic expedition at a husky farm. Say hello to the friendly dogs and experience the life of a musher as you traverse the snowy landscape on a sled pulled by your new friends. Indulge in more hot drinks before you head back to Rovaniemi at the end of an amazing day. 

Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis Snowmobile Safari & Campfire BBQ

2. Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis Snowmobile Safari & Campfire BBQ

This Northern Lights hunting tour by snowmobile takes you deep into the wonderful winter landscape of the Arctic Circle. Your guide will lead you on a unique adventure through nature where only the moonlight, stars, and snowmobile lights illuminate the way.   In the middle of the wilderness, stop to observe the sky. Be surrounded by lakes and forests rising towards the night sky. Without city lights in sight, be amazed by the gorgeous view. The guide will prepare an open fire for warmth, where you can enjoy warm refreshments and grilled sausages.  If you’re lucky and the sky is clear, see the flaming Northern Lights dancing in the sky in mysterious silence.

Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

3. Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

Start with hotel pickup, and be guided to the Arctic Circle area. Head for the reindeer farm with the opportunity to meet, feed, and cuddle the reindeer. Listen to stories about reindeer herding, and enjoy a 500-meter sled ride. Receive your reindeer driver's license from the herder as a memento, after which it will be time to take your next trip to the husky farm. Meet the adorable local huskies then experience an 800-meter sled ride through the Arctic forest. Finally, visit the Santa Claus Village where you can meet the man himself, cross the Arctic Circle, and enjoy the Christmas spirit. Enjoy some time at your leisure for gift shopping, and maybe even can send a Christmas letter from Santa's post office.

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!

Reindeer Farm Visit with Sleigh Ride

5. 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: Snowmobile Safari Adventure

6. 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: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

7. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

Glide along the snowy trails of Lapland on a snowmobile tour from Rovaniemi. Visit a reindeer farm and husky farm for sleigh rides and explore the festive Santa Claus Village. Start with pickup from your hotel in Rovaniemi. Then hop on your snowmobile and first go directly to the Reindeer Farm. Admire these graceful animals and enjoy a short sleigh ride with them. Next, make your way to the Husky Farm where you will interact with these beautiful, loyal, and energetic companions. Learn more about the history of these working dogs, and be pulled on a short sledge ride to see them in action! Once you are back from the farm visits, enjoy some free time to explore the Santa Claus Village. Experience the festive atmosphere, cross the Arctic Circle, meet Santa Claus. Visit the Post Office on-site and do some gift shopping, before being returned to your hotel.

Northern Lights Sledge Ride Pulled by Snowmobile

8. Northern Lights Sledge Ride Pulled by Snowmobile

This Northern Lights Snowmobile Sledge adventure departs from Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, and offers you an exciting chase for the Northern Lights. You will be taken into different areas by your guide-driver, who will make sure to find the best locations to view the Northern Lights. This region of the Arctic Circle offers some of the highest levels of Northern Lights activity on Earth. Along the way, you will also get to enjoy the breathtaking Lapland landscapes and magical snowy fields. If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might see the flaming Northern Lights dancing in the sky as you experience the tranquility of the Arctic night.

From Rovaniemi: Snow Shoeing and Ice Fishing Tour

9. 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.  

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Snowmobile Hunt

10. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Snowmobile Hunt

Northern Finland is full of marvelous places for watching the Northern Lights. There are many ways to get out of the city to see them, but none is more adventurous than by snowmobile. Experience the thrill of riding across the snow under the night stars for a full 5 hours with your guide.   Your final destination is a fireplace in the magical woods of the Arctic. Enjoy pork meat Lappish sausages and steaming blueberry tea as you relax to the sound of the crackling fire. Your guide will tell you tales about the spectacular phenomenon of the Northern Lights as you wait for them to appear above you.

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What people are saying about Rovaniemi

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 360 reviews

I really enjoyed the whole trip. You get to pet and take a sleigh ride with the reindeers. The reindeer guide then tells your about the reindeer industry’s in Finland and overall fun facts while you sip lingen berry tea and eat a fun size cinnamon roll. Similarly, I really loved the husky ride as it’s faster than reindeers. The guide tells you all you wanna know about huskies and she’s very knowledgeable. She also welcomes you to more tea and a cookie Finally the snow mobile is the most exciting part as you go faster than both huskies and reindeers. You are also in control so it’s a cool experience. The general guide was very laid back and chill dude from Finland - I liked him!

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!!!

Everything was magical Pick up - 100% on time Both guides were super friendly and always ready to help. You get all the warm clothes you need. Snowmobile driving is so much fun. We were able to see the northern lights. Magical experience It takes a little longer than 4 hours Only tiny suggestion would be, better sausages and maybe some bread for the sausages

Our party of 4 booked this combined tour early April. The weather was perfect, with fresh snow and bright blue sky. Our guide, Jordi, was very friendly and always ready to help and even sent us pictures and videos of our activities. We highly recommend this tour.

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