Rovaniemi: Overnight Trip in Lapland & Ranua National Park

Activity provider: Wild about Lapland

Rovaniemi: Overnight Trip in Lapland & Ranua National Park

Activity provider: Wild about Lapland

From US$ 399.95 per person

Enter the world of diverse Arctic animals. Experience a 2-day adventure including bear and reindeer watching, a traditional farm, and optionally visit the Ranua Wildlife Park.

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Duration 1 day
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Pickup included
The guide will pick you up from in front of the reception area at the designated time. Pickup is not offered in the city center.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Admire the beautiful Arctic Fauna and scenery
  • Take in the fresh air and tall trees of Lappish forests
  • Explore Lapland and take in it's natural beauty
  • Listen to the sounds of animals and other noises of nature
  • Learn about wildlife information from the guide
Full description

Immerse yourself in the fabulous world of Arctic animals. This tour is the only one in Lapland that really allows you to see and learn about the main animals that reside in the Arctic. Marvel at reindeer, join a bear-watching guide and take in the waterfalls of Auttiköngas National Park.

Day 1

Visit one of the most authentic reindeer farms in the Rovaniemi area as the first stop of the trip. See the herders that have been living just outside of Rovaniemi on the shores of a peaceful lake for more than 200 years.

Experience the scenic surroundings and learn about the reindeer from the herders. Be shown around the traditional farm with a chance to feed the reindeers lichen. Warm-up around the fire in the company of a herder who will answer all your questions and share their passion. Drive toward the Russian border with your guide after your time with the reindeer. Take in Auttiköngas National Park and its' waterfalls as an option, where more of the beautiful nature of Lapland can be experienced with a light snack.

Enjoy a 3-course meal prepared in a remote wilderness lodge before reaching the final destination. Immerse yourself in wonderful Lapland scenery on the way to the bear-watching hut. Listen to the wild just 200 metres from the Russian border, with the nearest Russian village 100 kilometres away. Greeted by a professional bear-watcher, learn about being in the open with wild bears in the forest around you. Hike to the cabin, where some markings and footprints left by the bears may be spotted. Take photographs through the windows inside the hut that includes bunk beds to rest.

Learn about the lives of bears from the bear guide while waiting for the bears to approach the cabin. Listen for the squawk of the white-tailed sea eagles and rooks that gather and let you know that the bears are getting closer.

Day 2

Eat a quick breakfast, then be driven back to Rovaniemi. Add the Ranua Wildlife Park visit to your tour to meet additional Arctic animals such as polar bears, Arctic foxes, eagles, owls, moose, musks, otters, and wolves by going on the Ranua Wildlife Park option.

Dine at a restaurant in Ranua for lunch with the optional Ranua Wildlife Park opportunity. Sharpen your knowledge of animals that reside in the far north and get a chance to take great pictures of them.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Outdoor guide
  • Reindeer farm visit
  • Auttiköngas National Park tour
  • Overnight stay in the bear-watching cabin located in the wilderness
  • Equipment for you camera
  • Dinner and breakfast
  • Ranua Wildlife Park tour (if option selected)
  • Lunch at Ranua Wildlife Park (if option selected)
  • Overnight lodge accommodation
  • Shower and sauna access
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Flash photography
    • Littering
    • Feeding animals
    • Touching animals

    Know before you go

    • The bear-watching cabin is located in the wilderness to be as close as possible to the bears and they can come as close as 15 meters. The cabin is equipped with bunk beds, shared dry toilets, a heating system, and a stove. The cabin is not equipped with showers or a private bedroom

    Product ID: 389007