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 Rovaniemi Winter Activities
 

Rovaniemi Winter Activities

 

 

Snowmobile Safari in the Wilderness - Rovaniemi

Operates daily 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 14h00-16h00 – Duration: 2 hours

This tour is the best way to explore and experience the Arctic wilderness.
During this fun safari, you’ll learn how to snowmobile along frozen rivers and
through forests covered with snow. Enjoy the beautiful views of the river
valley from the hilltops. The tour will include a break with hot beverages. 

 

 

 

 

Santa Claus Safari
Operates daily 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 10h00-16h00 except on 24 Dec – Duration: 6 hours

Rovaniemi’s most popular safari combines nature, culture and the spirit
of Christmas. The day starts with a snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm
where you will hear more about reindeer husbandry and Lappish culture.
You can take a reindeer ride and attend a special Lappish ceremony of crossing
the afternoon the Arctic Circle which will earn you a special the afternoon
the trip continues by car to Santa Claus Village with time to do shopping in
Santa Claus’ Village. You will also have an opportunity to send postcards
from Santa Claus’ main post office. During the day you get to meet Santa
Claus himself and enjoy a delicious lunch in a cosy restaurant. 

 

 

Snowmobile Safari to reindeer farm - Rovaniemi
Operates Tue, Thu & Sat 1 Dec – 7 Jan at 10h30-14h00 AND daily 9 Jan – 15 Apr at 10h00 – 13h00 – Duration: 3 hours

Enjoy a snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm. First you will learn about
Lappish culture and reindeer husbandry. Everyone who passes a reindeer-driving test will be issued an international reindeer driver's license and you have the possibility of participating in a special Lappish ceremony of
crossing the Arctic Circle. Enjoy a cup of hot coffee or berry juice before returning back to town.

NOTE:
This tour forms part of the Santa Claus Safari

 

 

Snowmobile Safari to husky farm
Operates Tues, Thurs & Sat 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 10h30 – Duration: 3.5 hours

Drive snowmobiles along the frozen rivers and through the snowy forests
to reach the husky man’s camp. There the friendly dogs are ready to take
you for a different speedy ride. You will learn more about the lives of these
amazing animals while enjoying a hot drink. Warm up back at the farm after the tour ends before taking the snowmobiles back to the departure point. 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing experience by snowmobile - Rovaniemi
Operates Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 09h30-13h00 – Duration: 3.5 hours

Take an Ice fishing safari to a wilderness lake. Travel north on a
snowmobile trail that will take you along the frozen River Ounasjoki and through
snowy forests up into the hills as you admire the beautiful surrounding countryside of Lapland. Follow the trail through white, snow-covered fields to arrive at a small wilderness lake. The silence will envelop you as you prepare to go fishing. Try your hand at traditional ice fishing and fry your catch over a campfire. Afterwards, return to town for a well-earned rest. 

 

 

 

In the heart of nature
Operates Mon, Thurs, & Sat 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 11h00-16/17h00 except on 24 Dec – Duration: 5 - 6 hours

This tour will be a wilderness safari deep into the wilderness.
Enjoy the great outdoors on this safari to the heart of nature. The trail traverses
stop whererugged fells and narrow valleys before coming to stop where
you will have the chance to try ice fishing and walking in snowshoes.
You will then continue onwards through the forest, perhaps coming across
a herd of reindeer searching for their favourite food, moss and lichen, buried
under as much as one metre of snow. Keep your eyes open as you might
also catch a sight of other forest animal scrounging for food. The weather in
Lapland can change quickly, ranging from simple cold weather, to blizzard conditions,
to the sun shining over crisp freshly fallen snow. This means that
the snowmobile trail isn’t set in stone and forever-changing to point
that the second part of your journey may even be an entirely
different experience. A delicious Lappish style lunch will be served during the day.

NOTE:
This tour is only suitable for persons over the age of 15 and can be quite physically strenuous. 

Aurora Borealis Safari by snowmobile - Rovaniemi
Operates Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun 1 Dec – 7 Jan at 18h00-2100 except 24 & 31 Dec AND Mon, Wed & Sun 8 Jan – 31 Mar at 18h00-2h00 and then 19h00-22h00 in March – Duration: 3 hours

This tour will let you experience the Arctic night in a special way as you drive a snowmobile through snow-covered forests and on the frozen river.  With a little luck you will travel under a bright sky lit by the moon and the stars or perhaps you will even be lucky enough to have the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, appearing to show you the way. Sip warm beverages and savor a snack by a campfire and learn more about the Northern Lights and Lapland on a mid-excursion break.

 

 

Northernmost Zoo in the World
Operates Wed & Sat 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 11h00-1600 – Duration: 5 hours

You will be taken by car to Ranua Wildlife Park, the northernmost zoo in the world.
The park is located about 80 km from Rovaniemi. Have a refreshing outdoor
walk to see Arctic animals in an authentic wilderness setting. Lunch will be in a cosy restaurant, followed by a visit to the Fazer candy shop.

 

 

 

 

 

Reindeer Safari
Operates Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun at 14h00-16h30 AND 18h30-21h00 (evening tour not available Sun 1 Dec – 7 Jan) 1 Dec – 15 Apr – Duration: 2.5 hours

Lapland is the land of the reindeer. This polar animal is very important for the
Northern Civilizations both as a means of transport and a food source. Today you will learn about the reindeer husbandry in the reindeer park at the Arctic Circle. Sitting on the sleds you will enjoy the silence of nature during a peaceful ride through the white Lappish landscape. A cup of traditional Finnish coffee will be served around the campfire and you will learn about the life of reindeer herders. 

 

 

 

Husky Safari - Rovaniemi
Operates 1 Dec – 15 Apr daily at 09h15 – 11h45 AND daily except Sundays at 13h15 – 15h45 – Duration: 2.5 hours

Taste the real Lappish winter on a dog sledding adventure. The Huskies are
eager to take you on the snowy wilderness trails and the professional guides
will ensure that you lead your own dog team correctly. Steer your sled through
the arctic forests on this fun adventure. Have some hot juice and listen to the musher’s stories around the crackling campfire before returning to the city by car.

NOTE: This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 4.

 

 

 

White silence on snowshoes - Rovaniemi
Operates Tues & Fri 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 14h30 – 17h30 – Duration: 3 hours

Capture the true feeling of the Arctic in the northern woods. This can only be done

on snowshoes as you adventure through the picturesque snowy countryside. Experience the silence and beauty of wintery forests on this guided hike. Have a break by an open fire and enjoy some snacks in silence with only the occasional natural sounds of the forest and the campfire.

NOTE: This tour is only suitable for persons of the age of 12 or older.

 

 

 

 

Reindeer Safari to Santa’s Village
Operates Tue, Thu & Sat 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 09h30-13h30 – Duration: 4 hours

Lapland is well-known for Santa Claus and his reindeer. A great way to
see both is by taking part on a reindeer safari to Santa Claus Village. Sitting in the sleighs pulled by the reindeer make your way from the Reindeer Farm to Santa’s Village along the snowy trails of the wintry forest. In the village there will be some time at leisure to meet Santa in his office, send postcards from the Santa Claus Main Post Office and explore handicraft and souvenir shops. Depending on what you chose to participate on you may be awarded a Reindeer Driving Licence and a Certificate for Crossing the Arctic Circle both of which will ensure that you will never forget this experience.
Transfers for this tour will be by car. 

 

Aurora Borealis Adventure
Operates Mon, Wed & Fri 1 Dec – 31 Mar at 21h00-01h00 – Duration: 4 hours

After stepping out of the car in the middle of nowhere, walk down to a river
experiencing the surrounding sleeping nature. Reach the spot with the best
view, but be patient as the aurora loves playing hide-and-seek and one never
knows when the Northern Lights will make their appearance. While observing
nature’s own theatrical performance fry some sausages surrounded by the pleasant
smell of burning wood from the campfire. Before returning to civilization,
drop by a cosy old building “Poro-Pekan Pirtti”. The hosts will warmly welcome
you and show you their historically reminiscent dwelling. This relaxing escape
will definitely satisfy the senses.
Transfer to the wilderness and back by car (approximately 50 km one way). 

                                                                 

                 

ROVANIEMI WINTER ACTIVITIES

(Pricing for all tours based on 2 persons sharing transport for activity)

Duration:

Currency

Per person

Snowmobile Safari in the wilderness - Rovaniemi

2 hours – daily 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 14h00-16h00

NOK

1 165

Santa Claus Safari

6 hours – daily 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 10h00-16h00 except on 24 Dec

NOK

2 560

Snowmobile Safari to reindeer farm – Rovaniemi

3 hours – Tues, Thurs & Sat 1 Dec – 7 Jan at 10h30 AND daily 8 Jan – 15 Apr at 10h00 – 13h00

NOK

1 869

Snowmobile Safari to husky farm

3.5 hours – Tues, Thurs & Sat 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 10h30

NOK

2 330

Fishing experience by snowmobile - Rovaniemi

3.5 hours – Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 09h30-13h00

NOK

1 805

In the heart of nature

5 – 6 hours – Mon, Thurs, & Sat 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 11h00-16/17h00 except on 24 Dec

NOK

2 330

Aurora Borealis Safari by snowmobile - Rovaniemi

3 hours – Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun 1 Dec – 7 Jan at 18h00-2100 except 24 & 31 Dec AND Mon, Wed & Sun 8 Jan – 31 Mar at 18h00-2h00 and then 19h00-22h00 in March

NOK

1 575

Northernmost Zoo in the World

5 hours – Wed & Sat 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 11h00-1600

NOK

1 805

Reindeer Safari

2.5 hours – Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun at 14h00-16h30 AND 18h30-21h00 (evening tour available not available Sun 1 Dec – 7 Jan) 1 Dec – 15 Apr

NOK

1 632

Husky Safari - Rovaniemi

2.5 hours – 1 Dec – 15 Apr daily at 09h15 – 11h45 AND daily except Sundays at 13h15 – 15h45

NOK

2 042

White silence on snowshoes - Rovaniemi

3 hours – Tues & Fri 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 14h30 – 17h30

NOK

992

Reindeer Safari to Santa’s Village

4 hours – Tue, Thu & Sat 1 Dec – 15 Apr at 09h30-13h30

NOK

1 869

Aurora Borealis Adventure

4 hours – Mon, Wed & Fri 1 Dec – 31 Mar at 21h00-01h00

NOK

1 280

All tours are subject to weather conditions and may be adjusted or cancelled accordingly.

Included: Use of equipment for outdoor activities like thermal overalls, helmets, gloves, shoes, wool socks as well as meals as mentioned.

Children aged 4 – 13 receive a 25% discount 1 Dec - 8 Jan and a 50% discount at all other times on the above adult rates. Children taller than 1.4m will be treated as adults as they will occupy adult seating on the tour.

 
All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates.  Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payment.  All services are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the General Terms and Conditions of ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours (PTY) LTD.