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Vikaköngäs, Rovaniemi

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From Rovaniemi: Vikaköngäs Forest Hiking Tour with BBQ

1. From Rovaniemi: Vikaköngäs Forest Hiking Tour with BBQ

Following a pickup from your hotel in Rovaniemi, depart to Vikaköngäs at the southern end of the village of Vikajärvi a short distance from the city. At the Vaattunkivaara Nature Trail, part of the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, your professional guide will lead you to the most interesting natural sites in the area.  Feel the beauty of Lappish forests and lakes during a short walk of around 1-2km. During the hike, you’ll travel through natural forests and rocky gorges surrounded by beautiful lakes and rivers. Your guide will tell you more about the hiking area with its huge variety of long and short distance trails, located next to urban habitation.  Along the way, stop to enjoy a BBQ with pork sausages, marshmallow and blueberry juice in a traditional kota hut with stunning views of the Lappish nature all around. At the conclusion of your hike and BBQ, return to Rovaniemi for a drop-off back at your hotel.

Rovaniemi: Arctic River Rafting Adventure

2. Rovaniemi: 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.

Vikakongas Hike: Nature and Silence

3. Vikakongas Hike: Nature and Silence

Hike along the famous Vikakongas Hiking Trail and explore the magical forest landscape of northern Finland. Walk over the Vikaköngäs Rapids on a hanging bridge. Follow the trail into the forest and enjoy the view at the observation point. Take a break by the fire as you have hot drinks and snacks. Commence your Arctic adventure as you are picked up from your accommodation. Sit back in the van as you are taken to the trail. Arrive at the river bridge and start hiking. Challenge yourself if it is snowing. Walk 2 km in the forest near the river. Come to the observation point up high and stare at the magical view. Follow your guide for a further 1.6 km to make a loop back to the starting point. Use snowshoes if it is snowing. Sit by the fire to enjoy tea, coffee, and biscuits. Hop into the van and go back to your hotel.

Rovaniemi: Winter Wonderland Vikaköngäs Hike & Barbeque

4. Rovaniemi: Winter Wonderland Vikaköngäs Hike & Barbeque

Discover the ethereal beauty of Finland's winter landscape on an unforgettable Vikaköngäs Hiking Tour. As snow-capped forests and frozen waterfalls create a magical setting, immerse yourself in the wonder of nature's icy spectacle. This experience promises a thrilling adventure, a cozy barbecue, and a chance to witness Lapland's most spectacular sights. Picture yourself surrounded by a pristine winter wonderland, the air crisp and pure. Our Vikaköngäs Hiking Tour invites you to step into a real-life snow globe, where every step is a unique memory waiting to be made. With our expert guides leading the way, you'll explore hidden trails, traverse snowy landscapes, and encounter the enchanting local flora and fauna that thrive in Lapland's cold embrace. Whether you're an experienced hiker or a nature enthusiast, the Vikaköngäs Hiking Tour offers something for everyone. Our friendly guides will adapt the pace and route to match the group's preferences, ensuring that everyone can revel in the magic of Lapland's winter wilderness. We encourage you to embrace your adventurous spirit, step off the beaten path, and connect with nature in a way that only this remote Arctic region can provide. Come prepared for an adventure that will leave you with a renewed appreciation for nature's wonders and a heart filled with the magic of Lapland's winter embrace.

Vikakongas Hike: Nature and Silence

5. Vikakongas Hike: Nature and Silence

Hike along the famous Vikakongas Hiking Trail and explore the magical forest landscape of northern Finland. Walk over the Vikaköngäs Rapids on a hanging bridge. Follow the trail into the forest and enjoy the view at the observation point. Take a break by the fire as you have hot drinks and snacks. Commence your Arctic adventure as you are picked up from your accommodation. Sit back in the van as you are taken to the trail. Arrive at the river bridge and start hiking. Challenge yourself if it is snowing. Walk 2 km in the forest near the river. Come to the observation point up high and stare at the magical view. Follow your guide for a further 1.6 km to make a loop back to the starting point. Use snowshoes if it is snowing. Sit by the fire to enjoy grilled sausage/vegetarian with hot drink. Hop into the van and go back to your hotel.

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The trip was greatly refreshing as the weather was superb and there was light showers in the morning which enhanced the lovely forest smells. Although we were supposed to be picked up at 9:45 & our guide Yanis was late that we waited till 10:18, yet he did an excellent job the moment he drove us to Vikakongas until the moment he dropped us at the hotel. He also compensated us for the time we wasted waiting & gave us a really good hike, shared with us lots of information & stories, gave us a cool challenge, took us to a tower that shows a beautiful view of Vikakongas from above, offered us coffee and a finnish pie while the break up there & lent us his knife to carve our initials too. We then continued our hike, found a lovely spot to barbecue beside the river, had blueberry juice and a yummy berries pie for dessert. Yanis loves what he is doing, if you can choose your guide, go for him.

a magnificent hike thanks to our guide Franco. the barbecue by the river is simply magical. Suitable for children. My 4-year-old son loved discovering all these landscapes, the bridge, the bird observatory and tasting the berries under the watchful eye of Franco. Attentive and professional guide. Took care of everyone, especially those who may have been cold from the rain. THANKS

Very nice and relaxing experience. The guide told a lot of anecdotes about Finland and nature in general, which I found very interesting. I absolutely recommend it, the sausage at the end was delicious!

Fantastic walk in the snowy forest. We had a lot of fun exploring.

incredible activity. I would say almost mandatory for everyone