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Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunting Tour by Boat & Campfire

1. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Hunting Tour by Boat & Campfire

Join our Northern Lights tour by boat to maximize your chances to see the magical double Aurora. This happens only in autumntime when the Northern Lights on the sky are reflected the lake's or river's surface. Then you can see the Aurora arches in the sky and on the water simultaneously. Our Resort is located between two lakes outside the Rovaniemi city area, away from artificial lights. This makes it the best possible place to hunt Northern Lights. As you hop on a boat from our own shore, you get to enjoy the peace of nature right away. However, while rowing across the lake Olkkajärvi in search of the Auroras, you also have a great chance to learn about the local way of life from our knowledgeable guide. We will land at a wilderness campfire spot during the trip to make a fire and grill sausages. This place is optimal for the Northern Lights, so even during the break, you can keep an eye on the sky for the lights.

Rovaniemi: Sauna Boat Scenic River Cruise

2. Rovaniemi: Sauna Boat Scenic River Cruise

The floating sauna was built in the summer of 2012, its design concept comes from the traditional Finnish sauna experience together with the beautiful landscape the lakeside can offer. From June to July in Lapland this a unique experience you can be a part of. At midnight you can watch the golden midnight sun shining above you while in the middle of a lake. This magical way of enjoying a sauna bath is becoming a Finnish tradition, and you can become part of it. Experience this full-featured sauna, and you will feel extremely integrated with the life of the locals. After the sauna, you can choose to swim in the pure lake or enjoy the fresh air on the top of the boat! The captain will drive the floating sauna to different lake spots to offer an amazing view of the summer in the Arctic. The floating sauna has a dressing room and you will be provided with towels and sauna equipment as well as snacks on the boat!

Rovaniemi: Snow Sauna Experience with Dinner

3. Rovaniemi: Snow Sauna Experience with Dinner

Begin your Finish snow sauna experience with pickup from a central meeting point at 4:45 PM. After a 30-minute transfer, arrive at the stunning Arctic SnowHotel. During a guided tour, explore snow and ice structures, spectacular ice sculptures, the hotel’s beautiful rooms, and other arctic specialties. After the tour, get ready for your sauna experience. Your guide will tell you all about the traditional Finnish sauna and give you ample time to try it out, along with the unique snow sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi, all completely in private.   Next, enjoy a delicious meal served in a magical Lappish atmosphere next to an open fire at Kota restaurant. Make use of free time to explore the hotel at your leisure and warm up at Sky Bar. Admire the bar’s glass ceiling and, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Dinner Menu Starter: Creamy carrot soup, smoked cheese cream and crispy onion Main course options (please choose one): • Salmon glow-fried by the open fire, baked potato filled with creme fraiche, dill-tartar sauce and anis pickled cabbage-onion salad • Traditional sautéed reindeer, Lappish potato mash, pickled cucumbers and lingonberry jam • Parsnip puree, sauteed broad bean and leek, cherry tomato salsa, tomato sauce and anis pickled cabbage-onion salad (vegan) Dessert: Warm blueberry pie, caramelized blueberries and white chocolate sauce

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Excursion by Snowtrain

4. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Excursion by Snowtrain

We cross the beautiful snowy landscape to reach a traditional, Lappish “kota”; a hut deep in the wilderness. Gather around the blazing bonfire, to enjoy light snacks and hot drinks. The guide will help you with camera settings to best capture the Northern Lights. This excursion is completely focused on the Northern Lights, but you also get to experience the beauty of the pure, snowy forest, darkness, and quietness. As the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, nobody can give a 100% guarantee to see them, but this trip presents an excellent chance.

Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

5. Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

Take a day trip from Rovaniemi to experience our incredible icebreaker cruise. The shuttle bus will pick you up from multiple locations in Rovaniemi and after a drive to Sweden, your ship will depart from Axelsvik. After a quick check-in, begin one of the greatest adventures in Lapland, a sightseeing cruise through the ice in the Bothnian Sea. During the cruise, make stops to enjoy floating in survival suits in the middle of the Arctic Sea and walk safely on the frozen sea ice. Enjoy an audio-guided tour through all 7 decks of the ship via an audio guide application in 16 languages. Watch an exclusive 11-minute movie about icebreakers around the world in the icebreaker theatre. If you get hungry, enjoy a cafeteria on board, where you can enjoy hot drinks and snacks at your own expense. The captain will present you with a Cruise & Swim certificate at the end of the tour as a memorable gift. When the cruise is finished, head to Kukkolaforsen, a Swedish fishermen's village, where a buffet lunch is served in a riverside panorama restaurant. The Medieval village open-air museum is available for a visit, as well, at no charge. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive back to Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Afternoon Arctic Snow Hotel Tour

6. Rovaniemi: Afternoon Arctic Snow Hotel Tour

After enjoying a 30-minute stress-free transfer, you’ll arrive at the incredible Arctic Snow Hotel. This is a venue that offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to explore snow and ice structures, spectacular ice sculptures, beautiful rooms of the hotel and Arctic specialities, such as the Snow Sauna.  During your memorable visit, the guide will tell you all about the construction, operation and special features of the Snow Hotel. The visit includes a guided tour of the Snow Hotel, a hot berry juice delight and biscuit snack. At the end of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to order a shot from the Ice Bar for an additional fee, served in a glass made from ice.

Rovaniemi: Nighttime Snowmobile Safari

7. Rovaniemi: Nighttime Snowmobile Safari

Snowmobiling through the Lappish wilderness is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and provides you with the excellent opportunity to witness the Northern Lights. From the base camp, drive out to a suitable location and gather around the bonfire for some hot berry juice and snacks. Whilst there, hear about the myths and science behind the Northern Lights before hopping back on your snowmobiles and continuing the chase. At the conclusion of your thrilling adventure, return back to the base camp from where your guide returns you to Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: River Cruise on Eco Rubber Boat

8. Rovaniemi: River Cruise on Eco Rubber Boat

Get a totally new perspective on the local Rovaniemi flora and fauna from the comfort of a rubber boat. Sit back and relax as your captain steers you alongside the gems of this unique natural riverside. See if you can spot all the different riverside wildlife and birds, get to know the local river lifestyle, and enjoy a calm boat ride on still waters. See horses and sheep grazing freely on small, idyllic islands. Enjoy a picnic snack on board the boat, or on the shore at a tucked-away sandy beach. If the weather permits, feel free to take a refreshing dip in the clear river waters.

Rovaniemi: Guided Canoe Tour with Museum Visit

9. Rovaniemi: Guided Canoe Tour with Museum Visit

Discover a different side of Rovaniemi as you join a licensed guide on a paddle through Lapland's rivers. Arrive at your starting point and learn the proper canoeing techniques from your licensed guide. Find out how to use your paddles, how to steer, and what to do if your canoe should capsize. Your arctic adventure begins on quiet waters protected by the surrounding islands. Make the most of this opportunity to get comfortable with your canoe. If you need any help or tips, your guide is on hand to assist. Follow your guide down the river and view Rovaniemi's attractions from the water. See the Arktikum Museum, Kemijoki, Ounasjoki, Ounasvaara, the Lumberjack bridge, and the Rovaniemi Church. Hear about the town and its history, life in the Arctic, and the nature that surrounds Rovaniemi along the way. Make a stop at Kotisaari Island before heading to the Rovaniemi Local Heritage Museum. Travel back in time and discover what life in a local farmhouse would have been like a hundred years ago.

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What people are saying about Rovaniemi

We had a fabulous time on our tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, the bus driver was very good. Even on the snowy, iced up roads that day I always felt safe with his driving. The boat was great, smooth, the tour and meeting the captain was fun. Floating in the life saving suits was awesome, what an experience! Lunch buffet was very good, nice choice of dishes. The entire tour was very organized, fun and an unique experience.

The cruise was a fantastic experience! Very well organized, we are impressed. It's nice that you can buy a line with photos from swimming, a very positive surprise. The only minus point that the organizers should think about is that they should distribute the certificates of the cruise with the name and surname printed on it. We would love to repeat this great attraction. WE RECOMMEND !!!

First of all, thanks to our guide named SHIARCA (but I'm not sure if you write it like this) for his kindness, patience, professionalism and SMILE, then everything else is wonderful (of course if you paid a little less it would be even more beautiful)

Amazing experience!!!must do in rovaniemi. The team was great!

Unique and perfectly organized experience. Highly recommended!