Day trip

Rovaniemi: Vaatunki Hiking Arctic Circle Trail

Rovaniemi: Vaatunki Hiking Arctic Circle Trail

From $87.90 per person

Experience the beauty and tranquility of Lappish nature on an easy or moderate hike through the Vaattunki nature hiking trails. Located 20 kilometers from Rovaniemi, these trails offer a range of difficulties suitable for everyone.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Experience Lapland just outside Rovaniemi
  • Cross the Article Circle
  • Stroll to the fine falls at Vaattunkiköngäs
  • Explore the hiking area's forests and open marshes of Lapland
Full description
Following pickup at your accommodation, your guide will evaluate the most suitable length of the track. This will be based on the ages and fitness levels of your group, with this hiking adventure also suitable for families with children. The Arctic Circle hiking area is an excellent place to feel closer to nature and inhale the fresh air of Finnish Lapland. Your guide will prepare warm snacks and drinks by the open fire, while sharing stories about what life is like for locals. You will be able to cross the Arctic Circle and experience the wild of Lapland just outside Rovaniemi. The hiking area is made up of several parts which are in their natural state. In these areas, visitors can become acquainted with the region's typical plant and animal species. The moose, reindeer, fox, hare, and squirrel are the mammals most common in the area, but the pine marten, stoat, mink, and otter have also been spotted in the region.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide services
  • Transportation
  • Winter clothes (if needed)
  • Sausages (vegetarian/vegan alternatives are available upon request) and beverages by open fire
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

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    • Disabled visitors and families with pushchairs can easily walk to the waterfalls and into the woods
    • Please bring your passport or ID card
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 7 reviews

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    I really enjoyed the 3 hour hiking experience in the Arctic Circle Hiking Area even though we had wintery weather conditions! The guide Kristiina was very knowledgeable about the area and great fun to be with. She enjoys hiking just as much if not more! The hiking area is picturesque with wooden bridges over flowing rivers. We stopped in the middle of the way for some barbecue where we rested for a while. All in all it was a great memorable experience.

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    February 12, 2020

    We loved the day outdoors. The national park is one of a kind - beautiful, tranquil and a true representation of Finland. We’ve been walking about 6 km on easy hiking trails through forest and swamps, seeing plenty of Lapland’s nature. Our guide has been awesome, well informed and showed us some great places within the park. Topping it all of was a little bbq with the most delicious sausages grilled over open fire.

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    March 15, 2020


    The hiking trip was an excellent experience. Snow filled forest, frozen rivers.. winter wonderland at it's best. Sandra was a wonderful guide. She gave us a lot of pointers and taught us to chop wood. :) We were definitely in good hands.

    November 12, 2019

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