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Rovaniemi: Apukka Husky Adventure

1. 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: Snowmobile to Reindeer, Husky Farm, Santa Village

2. 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: Northern Lights and Husky Sleigh Ride

3. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights and Husky Sleigh Ride

Discover the dancing colors of the Northern Lights as you glide across the Lappish landscape on a husky sleigh ride. Enjoy snow-covered winter forests as you travel 5 to 10 kilometers to camp, cozy and safe atop the sled. Meet your guide at your hotel near the center of Rovaniemi and head for the charming farmhouse where you'll greet your dog sledding team. Then it's off to search for the Aurora Borealis. If conditions permit, you may even get to drive the sled yourself. The huskies will lead you to camp to enjoy a dish of hearty Lappish sausages and good company around a fire. Warm up with steaming beverages as you wait for the Northern Lights to appear. After you've had your fill of stargazing and dazzling light displays, your trusty huskie team and your guide will take you back to the hotel so you can rest up for tomorrow's adventures.

Reindeer Farm Visit with Sleigh Ride

4. Reindeer Farm Visit with Sleigh Ride

Immerse yourself in truly authentic Lappish culture with the country’s magical, gentle reindeer. Experience the tranquillity of the local forests as you travel along the glittering snowy trail on a sleigh pulled by a reindeer. After being picked up from your hotel, you will meet the local reindeer herders and familiarize yourself with their culture and everyday life. Take the opportunity to feed the reindeer and take pictures with them. Then, you will depart the farm in a storybook wooden sled, wrapped up in warm blankets, for a short journey with the reindeer into the forest. To show all your friends back home, you’ll receive a certified reindeer sleigh driving license. After returning from your mystical ride, cuddle up in the cozy traditional Lappish hut while listening to the farmer as they share stories of the local history and culture. Taste some steaming beverages and cookies, the all-time favorite for locals to warm up in the winter time.

Visit to Santa’s Village and Snowmobiling to Reindeer Farm

5. Visit to Santa’s Village and Snowmobiling to Reindeer Farm

Come and discover the secrets of Santa Claus and his trusted helpers! Meet Father Christmas himself, visit Santa’s official Post Office, do some shopping and enjoy a delicious lunch. Afterwards, you will head for the snowmobiles and drive to a local reindeer farm. Meet the reindeer, let them take you on a momentous sleigh ride and take part in an exciting and special “Crossing of the Arctic Circle” ceremony. After a splendid day, you will return back to the city by snowmobiles, full of the joys of life. A "Crossing the Arctic Circle Certificate" is given to you as a gift at the end of the safari.

Rovaniemi: Husky Park and Reindeer Farm Combo by Minibus

6. Rovaniemi: Husky Park and Reindeer Farm Combo by Minibus

Get up close and personal with Lapland's cutest residents on this all-encompassing tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to an authentic reindeer farm. Here, meet the reindeer and get the chance to cuddle, feed and take photos with them. Afterward, enjoy a 500-meter sleigh ride and receive a professional reindeer driver's license that Santa himself would be proud of.  Later, head to a traditional Finnish cottage to warm up with some warm tea or coffee and biscuits. Next, it's time to meet the huskies. Head to a traditional husky kennel where you can meet over 100 huskies and learn all about their life in the Arctic region. You will also be able to take a 500-meter husky-drawn sleigh ride.  Finish your tour at the Santa Claus Village. Here, enjoy some free time to meet St. Nick and write some postcards to your family and friends from Santa's post office. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the day.

Rovaniemi: 3-Hour Family Snowmobile Safari

7. Rovaniemi: 3-Hour Family Snowmobile Safari

This snowmobile safari is specialized for families with little children. Ride on the forest trails around the Santa Claus Village area, where parents can ride own snowmobile and children are traveling in the sleigh pulled by the guides snowmobile. You will enjoy the beautiful wintery scenery, during the way we will make several stops to admire snowy nature. After adult-snowmobiling, it is time for children to have more fun. Stop at the special area, where is safe for children to ride on their own on the mini-snowmobile. Self ride is suitable for children up to 11-12 years, smaller kids will be helped by the parent or guide. At the same time the guide will light up a bonfire and we will enjoy a picnic where everyone can grill traditional Finnish “makkara” sausages and we serve Lappish berry juice to keep yourself warm. Duration of the program is 3 hours, including preparations. The riding time on snowmobiles is approximately 1 hour and 30-40 minutes. Time for barbeque and mini snowmobile ride is 1 hour.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari Adventure

8. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Safari Adventure

Join this exciting tour opportunity in Rovaniemi for a dose of adrenaline-fuelled snowmobiling action. This is a fantastic tour choice for those looking to pack in some adventure during their time exploring Lapland's gorgeous natural surroundings. To begin this snowmobiling adventure, you will be picked up at your accommodation. Meet your qualified guide and get dressed up in an insulated winter overall. After a short briefing, you will step into a modified Super Jeep and drive up the forest to the snowmobile base. Once participants have had a short briefing on how to operate the snowmobiles and have been provided with necessary safety equipment, you will pull the throttle and make the hair-raising journey into the Arctic Circle forests and lakes. Prepare for some serious speed as you find yourself whizzing across the wild! You will stop to rest before you come back to base and enjoy hot drinks and gingerbread.

Rovaniemi: Family Friendly Husky Ride and Farm Visit

9. Rovaniemi: Family Friendly Husky Ride and Farm Visit

The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in the central Rovaniemi area then heads to a local husky farm where furry fun awaits! After a warm welcome from the huskies and their owners, learn everything there is to know about these friendly and fascinating animals. Enjoy a hot drink and a tasty snack while you listen, then prepare for your sled ride. Climb onto the sleigh, which is pulled by a pack of dogs, then enjoy the short but pleasant ride through the Lapland landscape. Travel with the huskies for 1 kilometer, admiring the views all around you as you speed through the snow. After the 5-minute round trip, spend some quality time with the huskies as you get up close and personal for some cuddles. You can also take photos with the dogs as a souvenir of this wonderful activity.

From Rovaniemi: Ranua Wildlife Park Visit

10. From Rovaniemi: Ranua Wildlife Park Visit

Be picked up at your accommodation and start the journey to Ranua Wildlife Park. The 1-hour drive will take you through Lapland, where you’ll be able to spot wildlife along the way. It’s not unusual to see reindeer or the gigantic moose along the road. As you head to your destination, your guide will answer any questions that you may have about Finland and Lapland to the best of their knowledge. At the park, follow the 2.5 km long wooden boardwalks through the forest and spot different arctic animals in one place. This is a rare opportunity to meet the local animals that reside in Lapland and other parts of the Arctic. As you walk around the park, your guide will share with you their knowledge of the animals and other aspects of life in Lapland. You’ll spot a variety of animals in the Ranua Wildlife Park. Keep an eye out for polar bears, predatory birds, owls, wild boars, musk oxen, otters, arctic foxes, wolves, wild reindeer, wolverines, and moose. When they’re not hibernating in the wintertime, you might even see brown bears. At the end of the tour, you will enjoy a tasty buffet lunch at the restaurant before returning to Rovaniemi.

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What people are saying about Rovaniemi

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 90 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!

This is really great experience and be one of the best activity in Finland!!. Snowmobile is super fun and it is a long journey (about 40 KM) along with amazing view (luckily, the weather is also nice). Ice fishing is our new experience even we did not catch any haha. Our tour guide (Svarva) is really nice, friendly, supportive. He teach us how to drive the snowmobile, do the local snow fishing and make us really delicious lunch (reindeer soup with potato bread and berry juice). Recommended!!!

Everything was magical Pick up - 100% on time Both guides were super friendly and always ready to help. You get all the warm clothes you need. Snowmobile driving is so much fun. We were able to see the northern lights. Magical experience It takes a little longer than 4 hours Only tiny suggestion would be, better sausages and maybe some bread for the sausages

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.

We had a great guide! It was one of the most fun activity we had ever had!