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Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

1. Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

Experience Husky Farm, Reindeer Sled & Santa Claus Village! Enjoy a full day of arctic experiences in Rovaniemi! This tour includes the most special activities in Lapland; Discover the Alaskan Husky farm with an exhilarating sleigh ride, explore the reindeer farm with a self-drive sleigh ride, savour a traditional lunch, chilren can drive with mini-snowmobiles on our mini-track and enjoy free time in Santa Claus Village where you can meet Santa Claus himself! Begin your day and embark on a journey to the enchanting Arctic Circle area with a pick-up from Rovaniemi. Discover the charming reindeer farm and get up close with these delightful creatures while capturing unforgettable moments with your loved ones. After insightful instructions given by the herders, you will be able to drive your own reindeer sledge in a brief, 500m long ride.Your newly learned skills will be rewarded with a Reindeer Sledge Driver’s License! Enjoy a traditional salmon soup lunch during your visit to the farm. After lunch, make your way to the Alaskan Husky Farm, where you'll meet these beautiful, loyal, and energetic dogs. Experience the thrill of an 800m sleigh ride with them and discover why they're known as the "sled dogs" of Lapland. Lastly, you will have free time to visit Santa Claus Village, where you will have the opportunity to meet Santa himself, step across the Arctic Circle, and enjoy the pure Christmas spirit. You will also have time for some gift shopping and sending a Christmas letter from Santa’s Post Office. Children 4-12 years old can try mini snowmobiling for 10 minutes on our mini-track. Your day will conclude as your guide drops you off back to Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Apukka Husky Adventure

2. Rovaniemi: Apukka Husky Adventure

Meet and mush with your new howling, furry friends on this safari adventure. Huskies are one of the most beloved animals of the North, and you’ll understand why as soon as you meet the pack. Pet them, pose with them for photos, and listen to stories about their lives.   Then, take a 7- to 10-kilometer long husky sled ride, where you get to be the musher yourself. This means you can control the pack of huskies towing the sled. The dogs absolutely love pulling loads and running on the trail across the forests. Feel the thrill of the ride and the cool wind on your face as you tear through the forests.   Finish off with a hot drink before saying goodbye to your new friends.

Rovaniemi: Reindeer Sleigh Ride with Hot Drink and Cookies

3. Rovaniemi: Reindeer Sleigh Ride with Hot Drink and Cookies

You will visit the oldest and most authentic reindeer farm in Rovaniemi area. A nice 45m/1h reindeer sled ride in the forest is waiting for you. Enjoy the beautiful forest landscapes of snowy with your new animal friend. After your ride you'll head inside a traditional wooden kota, warm up by the fire and enjoy some warm hot berry juice while you receive information about the reindeers life cicle, reindeer herding lifestyle and the farm in general. You can ask any questions you may have about reindeers or life in the farm before we drop you back to your accommodation

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights and Husky Sleigh Ride

4. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights and Husky Sleigh Ride

Discover the dancing colors of the Northern Lights as you glide across the Lappish landscape on a husky sleigh ride driven by farmers. Enjoy snow-covered winter forests as you travel 5 to 10 kilometers pulled by a team of huskies. Meet your guide at your hotel near the center of Rovaniemi and head for the charming farmhouse where you'll greet your dog sledding team. Then it's off to search for the Aurora Borealis. The huskies will lead you into a Lappish forest to discover the exquisite and unique nature of the Arctic. After the ride, enjoy some grilled Lappish snacks and good company around a fire. Warm up with steaming beverages as you wait for the Northern Lights to appear. After you've had your fill of stargazing and dazzling light displays, your guide will take you back to the hotel so you can rest up for tomorrow's adventures.

Self driven 5km husky sleig ride adventure

5. Self driven 5km husky sleig ride adventure

We will pick you up at your accommodation or at the meeting location. We will drive outside Rovaniemi center to the husky kennel. At the location you will meet the professional mushers and will give you instructions on how to drive the sled. You will go for an amazing experience of a 5km husky ride through amazing landscapes. At the end you will go inside a traditional kota or yurt to enjoy a warm drink and some cookies and learn about the huskies and the kennel. Please note that this is a small group experience far from the big crowded husky kennels

Rovaniemi: Husky Safari on a Snowy Trail

6. Rovaniemi: Husky Safari on a Snowy Trail

Set off on a husky adventure in the Lappish forest, and find out all about the training, breeding, and racing of these magnificent arctic animals on the local farm. After receiving a short introduction and instructions, the dogs are ready to take you on an exciting 6-mile (10km) ride through the amazing landscapes of the Finnish countryside. Feel the excitement as you speed through the winter wonderland. Try not to miss the opportunity to capture your once-in-a-lifetime moment with your sleigh team. As you listen to the interesting stories of Husky after the journey, warm yourself up with some hot juice and Finnish gingerbread cookies - the local's favorite winter snacks.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari into the Arctic Circle Forest

7. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari into the Arctic Circle Forest

This snowmobile safari gives you a chance to ride your own snowmobile on the forest trails through the Arctic Circle area. You will enjoy the beautiful wintery scenery, during the way we will make several stops to admire snowy nature. 2 adults ride on one snowmobile, single riding supplement for extra charge. The tour is suitable for anyone interested to experience snowmobile riding. Children are traveling in the sledge pulled by the guides snowmobile. The driver of a snowmobile has to be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver license – A1, T, A or B category (please check that it is valid in Finland!) Snowmobile safaris start and end at the Wild Nordic safari centre located opposite the Santa Claus Village. You can skip return transfer and continue your visit to Santa. The riding time on snowmobiles is approximately 1 hour and 30-40 minutes.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari, Reindeer & Husky Sleigh Ride

8. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari, Reindeer & Husky Sleigh Ride

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Arctic wilderness on this day trip from Rovaniemi. Ride through the Arctic forest on a snowmobile. Experience the magic of a reindeer sleigh ride, enjoy some local hot drinks and snacks. Following pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Rovaniemi in the morning, get ready to meet the lovable animals on arrival and let them take you on an exciting sleigh ride. Listen to stories about each of the animals, and learn the history and culture of the area from your professional guide. Receive your International Reindeer Driver's License and warm up with some hot drinks and snacks that your guide will prepare for you. After meeting the lovely animals, it is time to venture into the Arctic forest and experience the winter wonderland by snowmobile. Remember to take some memorable photos during the trip. At the end of an amazing day, you head back to your accommodation in Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: 3-Hour Family Snowmobile Safari

9. Rovaniemi: 3-Hour Family Snowmobile Safari

Embark on an unforgettable snowmobile adventure perfect for families with young children. Ride through the enchanting forest trails around Santa Claus Village, with parents driving their own snowmobiles and children safely seated in a sled towed by a guide's snowmobile. Enjoy the stunning winter scenery and make several stops to take in the snowy surroundings. After the adult snowmobiling, it's time for the little ones to have some fun. Stop at a designated area where children up to 11-12 years old can ride on their own mini-snowmobile, while smaller kids are helped by the guide. As the kids play, the guide will light a bonfire, where everyone can gather around to grill traditional Finnish "makkara" sausages or marshmallows and enjoy Lappish berry juice to stay warm. This snowmobile safari is an exciting and family-friendly way to experience the wintery wonderland of Lapland.

Visit to Santa’s Village and Snowmobiling to Reindeer Farm

10. Visit to Santa’s Village and Snowmobiling to Reindeer Farm

Come and discover the secrets of Santa Claus and his trusted helpers! Meet Father Christmas himself, visit Santa’s official Post Office, do some shopping and enjoy a delicious lunch. Afterwards, you will head for the snowmobiles and drive to a local reindeer farm. Meet the reindeer, let them take you on a momentous sleigh ride and take part in an exciting and special “Crossing of the Arctic Circle” ceremony. After a splendid day, you will return back to the city by snowmobiles, full of the joys of life. A "Crossing the Arctic Circle Certificate" is given to you as a gift at the end of the safari.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 117 reviews

We had an excellent time on the tour. My mum fell back and off the sled when the huskies took off and left my brother being pulled by the dogs alone in the sled. The staff were amazing, snow mobiling up to & stopping the run away sled then making sure my mum was ok. Thinking back it was very comical (hilarious) but on a serious note the staff were fast acting and brilliant. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour - do it! The dogs seem well looked after and the staff are very fond of them, which was important to me.

Lovely snow mobile instructor. I’m a beginner and I had a nice, comfortable experience throughout. The instructor was fun and helpful with what we were doing and any concerns or questions we had.

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Those huskies were the cutest, very nice activity with a hot juice and some nice information. After the amazing ride we could cuddle them and even see their puppies! Just amazing day

Incredible, guides at the top again thank you to Julien, Dominika, Tarah, Mous for these unforgettable moments!

Incredible half day trip, with amazing activities and knowledgable guides.