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Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

1. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa 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, meet Santa Claus. Visit the Post Office on-site and do some gift shopping, before being returned to your hotel.

Rovaniemi: Snow Fun Day Combo

2. Rovaniemi: Snow Fun Day Combo

You will start by riding snowmobiles and have the chance to ride your own snowmobile around the Arctic Circle area. Enjoy the beautiful wintery forest scenery and take photos in the short stops made during the ride. You will make a stop at a Reindeer Farm where you'll experience a short, but exciting reindeer sleigh ride (around 2,296 feet / 600 meters). Then you will warm-up in the Lappish tepee called a “kota”, where hot Lappish berry juice and cookies will be served for the guests. Here you will take part in the mysterious Arctic Circle ceremony. After snowmobiling, you will go to a local husky camp to find out more about dog sledding in the Arctic areas. You will get to ride in the sleigh pulled by the team of anxious and sporty huskies for approximately one mile (2 kilometers), which takes about 7 – 10 minutes. Warm drinks will be served at the same time, and you will hear stories about the dogs, their breeds, pedigrees and daily life in the kennel. You can also pet the dogs and take photos.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari, Reindeer and Husky Farm

3. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari, Reindeer and Husky Farm

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Arctic wilderness on this day trip from Rovaniemi. Ride through the Artic forest on a snowmobile. Expereince the magic of a reindeer sleigh ride and feed these majestic creatures. Visit the 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, venture into the Arctic forest and experience the winter wonderland by snowmobile. Wrap up warm to brave the snow and ice as you speed across to a reindeer farm. 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 coffee and cookies 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. Indulge in more hot drinks before you head back to Rovaniemi at the end of an amazing day. 

Santa Claus Village with Photo, Certificate, & Lunch

4. Santa Claus Village with Photo, Certificate, & Lunch

Discover most magical place for both children and adults with this group excursion to Santa Claus Village. Meet Santa Claus and share your dreams and wishes with him. Take a photo with him and get an official framed photo with Santa Claus. Cross the Arctic Circle and get your own certificate for having done this. Take some free time to explore all of Santa Claus Village and buy gifts for your friends. Have a delicious lunch will at Santa’s restaurant, where will you enjoy the taste of a traditional Finnish meal.

Rovaniemi: Husky Safari on a Snowy Trail

5. Rovaniemi: Husky Safari on a Snowy Trail

Set off to a husky adventure in the Lappish forest, you will 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 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: Arctic Animals Sleigh Rides and Wildlife Zoo

6. Rovaniemi: Arctic Animals Sleigh Rides and Wildlife Zoo

Benefit from morning pickup at your accommodation in Rovaniemi, and then travel to Ranua Wildlife Park in the Arctic wilderness. Explore the breathtaking winter wonderland with the help of your English-speaking guide, and see polar bears and hundreds of other species of animals in their natural habitat. Relax with a delicious buffet lunch of traditional food in the middle of a forest. Continue your journey to meet friendly Siberian 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. 

Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

7. Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

Following your hotel pickup, you will be guided to the Arctic Circle area, where after entering you will enjoy a day out with your family, friends, and others. At the reindeer farm you will have the opportunity to meet the reindeer, feed them, and also cuddle them. You will also be able to listen to stories about reindeer herding, and can drive yourself in a sled for 500 meters. The reindeer herder will offer you a reindeer driver’s license as memorandum, after which it will be time to take your next trip to the husky farm. Once having arrived there, you will meet with the adorable local huskies. After a short introduction about their lifestyle, you will experience a 800m sled ride through the Arctic forests, an unforgettable experience for all visitors who come to Lapland. Finally, you will visit the Santa Claus Village, where you will have the opportunity to meet Santa, cross the Arctic Circle, and enjoy the Christmas spirit. You will also have time for some gift shopping, and can send a Christmas letter from Santa's post office. At the conclusion of your tour, your guide will drop you off at your accommodation.

Rovaniemi: Santa's Village-Photo-Reindeer/Husky Safari

8. Rovaniemi: Santa's Village-Photo-Reindeer/Husky Safari

Travel to the most magical place for both children and adults at Santa Claus Village in this group tour. Meet Santa Claus in his office and take pictures with him. Get one official framed photo per booking, so you can keep this memory fresh. Experience the thrill of having both reindeer and husky sled safaris, across the Arctic Circle and get your own certificate for this activity. Take some free time to explore the village and buy gifts. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Santa’s restaurant, where will you can savor the taste of the locally produced lunch.

Rovaniemi: Full-Day Highlights Tour with Buffet Lunch

9. Rovaniemi: Full-Day Highlights Tour with Buffet Lunch

Explore Lapland's capital town, Rovaniemi, and get a unique glimpse into life in the Arctic! Your exquisite day will start with an easy 15-minute hike. Here you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Rovaniemi city. Climb to the hilltop of Ounasvaara, the highest point in Rovaniemi, and find yourself in the middle of a dreamy Finnish forest. After your hike, learn about the Arctic in the Arktikum museum. Here you will have the chance to visit the exhibition and see arctic animals, indigenous people (Sami), and get some knowledge on local history from the ice age to the present. You can also find information and a display of Northern lights. Next, continue your tour and visit the husky and reindeer farm. Feel the excitement of a speedy sleigh ride with energetic huskies, and relax on a comfy sleigh as your reindeer take you into a tranquil forest. Warm yourself up with a coffee or tea and enjoy some cookies. Finally, the climax of the tour involves the iconic character of Rovaniemi, Santa Claus. Visit the Santa Claus Village and get a certificate for crossing the Arctic Circle line. Spend your time in the fairy-tale village full of shops with arctic products, and, of course, meet Santa Claus himself! Inside the village is the official Santa Claus post office, where the elves will help you send messages to your loved ones.

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What people are saying about Rovaniemi

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 125 reviews

I really enjoyed the whole trip. You get to pet and take a sleigh ride with the reindeers. The reindeer guide then tells your about the reindeer industry’s in Finland and overall fun facts while you sip lingen berry tea and eat a fun size cinnamon roll. Similarly, I really loved the husky ride as it’s faster than reindeers. The guide tells you all you wanna know about huskies and she’s very knowledgeable. She also welcomes you to more tea and a cookie Finally the snow mobile is the most exciting part as you go faster than both huskies and reindeers. You are also in control so it’s a cool experience. The general guide was very laid back and chill dude from Finland - I liked him!

Our party of 4 booked this combined tour early April. The weather was perfect, with fresh snow and bright blue sky. Our guide, Jordi, was very friendly and always ready to help and even sent us pictures and videos of our activities. We highly recommend this tour.

Great experience. You don't stay in the cold for the entire duration of the activity. It was really super good. The guides are very attentive and ready to help you every time. Thanks to them! I recommend this activity.

Wonderful experience once in a lifetime, astonished to se the strength of the huskies and the speed with which they pull the sledge, tour guide was excellent

Its very nice activities. Must try at least once in your lifetime