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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.

Levi: Snowmobile Northern Lights Hunting Trip With Campfire

2. 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: 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.

Levi: Lapland Reindeer and Husky Safari

4. Levi: Lapland Reindeer and Husky Safari

Start with pickup from your hotel in Levi and travel to a reindeer farm for a short visit and sledge safari. Taste a traditional hot berry drink and interact with huskies on this day trip to a reindeer farm. Visit a reindeer farm and ride a reindeer sledge while observing the winter wonderland. After a ride, warm up in traditional kota, drink hot berry juice, and listen to stories about the northern reindeer. After visiting the reindeer farm, make your way to the home of the wonderful huskys. Learn all about these beautiful and loyal dogs and enjoy the opportunity to hug and pet them! After a safety briefing and instructions, enjoy the excitement of riding a husky-pulled sled. Then, hop onto your minibus for drop-off back to Levi, where your tour ends.

Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis Snowmobile Safari & Campfire BBQ

5. 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.

Levi: Self-Drive Husky Sledding Adventure

6. 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. 

Levi: Lapland Reindeer Safari

7. Levi: Lapland Reindeer Safari

Delve deep into the wild of Lapland on this reindeer safari from Levi. You will be transferred from your hotel to the silence of a snowy forest, where the reindeer will be waiting for you in their tranquil winter surrounding. Throughout the program you will be told all about these wonderful creatures, and will also have the chance to feed them with lichen. Following that it will be time to climb into your sledge and enjoy a ride through the snow, with the reindeer taking the lead. The route is around 1 kilometer, and you will move at a sedate pace whilst listening to the rhythmic sounds of the reindeer's hooves on the snow. Following your safari, warm up with a hot drink and cookies by the fire, before listening as your guide tells you about the role of reindeer in traditional Lappish culture. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be transported back to your hotel at the Levi Ski Resort.

Rovaniemi: Ice Fishing Experience

8. 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: Snowman World Entrance Ticket

9. Rovaniemi: Snowman World Entrance Ticket

Visit the world of snow and ice right at the heart of Santa Clause Village in Lapland, Finland. Enjoy the many outdoor snow activities offered here. Go ice skating, slide down the ice hill on a tube, or ride the Lappish sleigh-go-round. Visit the Ice Bar for some refreshments or head to the Ice Restaurant to enjoy a meal made from local ingredients. Both spaces are made entirely of snow and ice and decorated with artistic ice sculptures.

Rovaniemi: Apukka Husky Adventure

10. 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.

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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