Rovaniemi Snow & winter sports

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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 Arctic forest on a snowmobile. Experience the magic of a reindeer sleigh ride and feed these majestic creatures. Visit the sleigh 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, 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 on the farm, and learn the history and culture of the area. Warm up with some hot drinks and snacks 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. 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: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

2. Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

Discover Korouoma, a 30-kilometer-long and 130-meter-deep canyon located southeast of Rovaniemi which offers breathtaking scenery all year round. In Winter, the waterfalls turn into fantastic ice formations that are well-known for ice-climbing.  First, get picked up by your guide from your accommodation in Rovaniemi and set off for the Korouoma Canyon nature reserve. Start the tour with a gentle hike through the park, admiring spectacular scenery including cliffs, rapids, and waterfalls. Keep your eyes on the array of rare species that call the area home. Snowshoes are optional but may be useful if you need more confidence when hiking down the canyon or just want to enjoy some deep snow walks. Then, have the chance to observe some of the most spectacular frozen waterfalls in Europe and enjoy the beauty of snowy nature. Next, savor a typical Finnish lunch snack around an open fire to keep you warm. Watch as your guide shows you their fire-making skills. At the end of the 6-hour excursion, return to Rovaniemi where you will be dropped off at your hotel by around 4 PM.

Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

3. Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

Enjoy a full day of arctic experiences in Rovaniemi with a guided visit to a husky dog farm and sleigh ride as well as the opportunity to drive your own reindeer sleigh and meet Santa Claus. Learn all about these local traditions from your guide and spend time with the animals. After pickup, start your day at the reindeer farm. Meet the reindeer, feed them, and take pictures. Hear stories about the reindeer herding process and drive a reindeer sleigh for a full 500-meter ride. Take your well-deserved reindeer driver’s license home as a memento.  Feast on salmon soup for lunch before meeting the huskies. After a short introduction, take a short husky sled ride into the arctic forest. Lastly, visit Santa Claus Village, where you will have the opportunity to meet Santa himself.  Step across the Arctic Circle and revel in the Christmas spirit. Take time to shop and send letters from Santa’s Post office before returning to your accommodation.

Rovaniemi: Apukka Husky Adventure

4. 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 5- 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: Husky Safari on a Snowy Trail

5. 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: Aurora Borealis Snowmobile Safari & Campfire BBQ

6. Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis Snowmobile Safari & Campfire BBQ

Chase the Northern Lights on a guided Arctic adventure into the Lapland wilderness on a snowmobile. Enjoy a Lapland-style barbecue snack and the unique snowy landscape at night, illuminated only by the aurora. Go deeper into the brilliant winter landscape of the Arctic Circle in order to chase the auroras. Let your guide lead you on a different kind of snowmobile adventure in an almost completely dark setting, where only moonlight, stars, and snowmobile headlights will light your way. Take in the forests and lakes rising like mysterious shadows towards the night sky in this snow-covered landscape. Warm up at an open fire and wait for the Northern Lights to dance for you in the night sky while you enjoy some warm refreshments and snacks.  If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might see the flaming Northern Lights dancing in the sky, surrounded by the penetrating silence of the arctic wilderness.

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, and meet Santa Claus. Visit the Post Office on-site and do some gift shopping, before being returned to your hotel.

Rovaniemi: Apukka Reindeer Journey

8. Rovaniemi: Apukka Reindeer Journey

Reindeers are a big part of the Lappish lifestyle and have a long history of living side by side with the locals in the north. With this in mind, a reindeer ride is a relaxing way to both explore Finnish nature and get in touch with these beautiful animals. Following a peaceful pace, let the reindeer lead you through the forests. Enjoy the silence of the woods and the still atmosphere all around you and let these beautiful animals guide the way. Afterward, relax with a hot drink. Return from your adventure knowing a lot more than before about the life of the reindeer and reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland.

Rovaniemi: Ice Fishing Experience

9. Rovaniemi: Ice Fishing Experience

Learn the art of ice fishing from a local guide and experience the Arctic magic. Enjoy a short 5-10 minute walk through an old forest before arriving at an open area full of ice and snow as far as the eye can see. During this tour, you will experience a cultural activity that locals take part in every day to catch food for themselves and their dogs. As soon as you catch a big fish, it will be cooked straight over the fire. If the fish are undersized, they will always be returned to the ice. Join this tour to gain insight into the difficulties people in the Arctic areas have faced throughout the ages to simply get food. Your guide will explain how the locals fish with nets under the ice that are up to a meter thick, and you will also get to try to drill your fishing hole.  

Rovaniemi: Arctic Animals Sleigh Rides and Wildlife Zoo

10. Rovaniemi: Arctic Animals Sleigh Rides and Wildlife Zoo

Discover polar bears, huskies, and hundreds more Arctic animals in Ranua Wildlife Park on a guided tour from Rovaniemi. Tuck into a traditional Lappish buffet lunch. Enjoy a sleigh ride pulled by a team of dogs followed by a reindeer sleigh ride. Learn all about huskies, reindeer, and local life. Benefit from morning pickup at your accommodation in Rovaniemi, then get ready to meet friendly huskies at a husky farm and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime ride in a sled pulled by the dogs, weather permitting. Talk to traditional reindeer herders at a local reindeer farm in Rovaniemi, and learn the history of reindeer farming in the area. Hear what it's like to live in the Arctic before a short sleigh ride pulled by the reindeer. Continue your journey in Ranua Wildlife Park and discover the Arctic wilderness. Relax with a buffet lunch of traditional food in the middle of a forest. After the satisfying meal, begin to explore the breathtaking winter wonderland in the wilderness zoo with the help of your guide and see polar bears and hundreds of other species of Arctic animals in their natural habitat.

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The activity was definitely worth it! Our guide Johu was very nice and organized the tour very nicely. The owner of the husky farm is really cool and gave us a lot of interesting information about the dogs. The huskies were totally sweet and trusting! Feeding the reindeer was also very nice, but the sleigh ride is more of a children's activity. Santa Claus Village is very cute, albeit smaller than expected. Important information for all Santa Claus fans: The photo (and video!) with Santa costs €45 and you are not allowed to take your own photos. The purchase is of course voluntary!

A great morning with the reindeer. The farm is about a 10 minute drive by minivan from Rovaniemi centre. We saw the reindeer up close while they were being fed and we had plenty of time to ask questions about them. It was also lovely to share a coffee and homemade pastry by the fire with our host and our lovely guide Antonella while on the farm.

It’s about an hour drive to the farm from Rovaniemi by minivan with a guide. Our guide was Antonella from Nordic Unique Travels who was fabulous - friendly, kind and fun. The dog sledding itself was very safe and enjoyable and we were in good hands with the workers. Overall a great morning, would recommend.

Amazing English guide. Passionate and authentic. I can only recommend this experience and the tour operator. The combination with the nature and activity level is perfect. I will use this operator next time for sure!

It was a very fine trip - and guides was very attentive