Things to do in Turku Archipelago

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Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour with BBQ

1. Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour with BBQ

Discover the dazzling beauty of the Northern Lights on this tour from Rovaniemi. Dive deep into the heart of the Lappish wilderness in search of the dancing Aurora spectacle. Warm up with a mouth-watering BBQ packed with local flavors and pipping-hot tea.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your accommodation in Rovaniemi. Relax on the drive through dense forests in Lapland. Arrive at a stunning lake or forest that is far from any light pollution. Relax as your host cooks up a fresh Lappish BBQ meal and brews some blueberry tea. Listen as your guide reveals the secrets of the northern lights to you. Gaze up at the night sky in anticipation of the lights appearing. Return to you accommodation at the end of the your.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari, Reindeer and Husky Farm

2. 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

3. 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.

Sirkka: Husky Sled Ride in Levi

4. Sirkka: Husky Sled Ride in Levi

The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Sirkka and heads to a husky park in Levi. Get up close to the friendly huskies, and admire their fur coats which keep them warm in this seemingly harsh climate. Hop onboard your sled then relax as you glide across the snow and into the magical landscapes of Lapland. Marvel at the snow-capped trees that surround you, and watch the huskies as they pull you along.  Back at the husky park, enjoy a hot drink and warm cookies by the fire while you learn about these impressive dogs. At the end of an unforgettable experience, enjoy drop-off to your accommodation in Sirkka.

Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

5. 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.

Levi: Snowmobile Northern Lights Hunting Trip With Campfire

6. Levi: Snowmobile Northern Lights Hunting Trip With Campfire

Embark deep into the wonderful winter landscape of the Lappish wilderness on a snowmobile to chase the auroras during this guided northern lights trip. Warm up by the campfire as you look to the sky and enjoy grilled sausages with warm drinks. Drive your very own snowmobile through the snow-covered landscapes as you’re led by your guide. Experience a special kind of snowmobile adventure in the nearly unlit nature, where only moonlight, stars, and snowmobile light systems will light your way. In the middle of the wilderness, stop to look to the sky as you are surrounded by forests and lakes that are rising like mysterious shadows towards the night sky. Enjoy an open fire prepared by your guide so you can warm up and enjoy warm refreshments and grill sausages. If you are lucky and the sky is clear, you might get to see the flaming northern lights dancing above.

Rovaniemi: Apukka Husky Adventure

7. 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

8. 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.

Levi: Winter Family Tour with Reindeer Sleigh Ride

9. Levi: Winter Family Tour with Reindeer Sleigh Ride

Spend a day with friends and family during this trip in Levi to a reindeer and husky farm, warm clothes included. Drive your own reindeer sled, join a thrilling husky sled ride, and enjoy free time to interact with the animals, explore the farm, and watch the kids ride mini snowmobiles. After pickup, arrive at the animal farm, where local reindeer herders will tell you more about the herding lifestyle in the 21st century. After instructions, drive your own reindeer sled. Get rewarded with a reindeer sled driver’s license to celebrate your new skills. Meet the huskies while accompanied by the husky mushers who will tell you more about living and working together with these happy and energetic dogs. Spend free time getting to know the dogs join the mushers on an extremely thrilling husky sled ride. Children 5 to 12 years old can try mini snowmobiling for 10 minutes on the private track. Your day will conclude with your guide driving you back to your accommodation.

Levi: Self-Drive Husky Sledding Adventure

10. Levi: Self-Drive Husky Sledding Adventure

Start your arctic adventure with a convenient hotel pickup and make your way to the husky farm. Be greeted by the friendly and excited barks of the dogs as you arrive and spend some time getting to know the huskies and learning about their lifestyle. Receive a basic introduction to sledding and learn how to control your sled and your team of huskies. Time to release the musher in you. Enjoy the Lappish countryside as you follow your guide and ride along snowy trails on the back of a sled, your huskies excitedly leading the way. Make the most of a break at the halfway mark on your sledding tour and take some photos. Marvel at the magical scenery and soak up the spectacular views. After your break, set out back towards the husky farm. Enjoy a warm drink once you arrive back at the farm and relax for a little while before being transferred back to your accommodation. 

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Booked this for the 3 of us 2 adults and 2 9 year old; have to say this was a memorable experience the guide Jan was an absolute genuine gentleman and he took time to make everyone part of it. Saying that we didn’t get to see the northern lights. Although the landscape and sky alone is enough to make a differences We then had some traditional sausages cooked of a fire in a log cabin. Feel like a left a little bit of my heart there. Get it booked..

It was fantastic. We had one day to do all these activities, so finding this tour that combined all these activities was fantastic. Our guide, Stefanos, was fantastic from the start when he picked us up and took us to a frozen lake as we got really super quick rather than waiting around the office. Max joined us for the quad biking activity and he was great too!

The experience for reindeer farm and husky park was excellent, as the guides were really friendly and willing to answer questions regarding the reindeers and huskies.

Even though we did not get to see the aurora, the surroundings were excellent as well as guides and made for an excellent evening.

Great time for even us oldies who are young at hesrt