Adventure in Rovaniemi

Winter adventure for grown ups in the heart of Lapland
6 days
Jan - Apr
Click here to enlarge map
Print map

Rovaniemi has a lot more to offer in winter time apart from Santa Claus! This fantastic tour has reindeer sledding with ice fishing, a snowshoe walk, husky safari, a visit to the Arctic Snow Hotel by snowmobile, and something very different - floating warm and dry in icy waters whilst gazing at the night skies. Your tour arrangements include accommodation, airport transfers and guided excursions from Rovaniemi.

Day 1 Arrival in Rovaniemi
On arrival in Rovaniemi transfer to your hotel. Time to explore the town, browse the shops or perhaps visit the fabulous Artikum Museum.

Day 2 Husky Safari and Northern Lights Picnic
Start the day with a husky safariThe friendly barking of the excited huskies welcomes you to the local husky farm. After a brief lesson, it's time to head off- as soon as the dogs start running, all you will hear is the swish of the sled runners as you glide quietly across the snow.  Stop for a break and a hot drink and the chance to switch drivers. The average length of the trail is 12-17 km and 2 persons share each sled. Duration approx. 3 hours.

The afternoon is free. Then, in the evening, enjoy a search for the beautiful Northern Lights, also known as the  Aurora Borealis. Rovaniemi's location on the Arctic Circle gives you great possibilities to seek the Lights. Your guide will drive you out of the city, away from any light pollution, to the best viewing spots, depending on the weather. Then enjoy a traditional Lappish picnic by the fire. Duration approx. 3 hours.

Day 3 Reindeer Sledding and Ice Fishing
Reindeer sledding is one of the oldest forms of transport in Lapland, and this safari offers you an insight into  traditional life in Lapland. Travel through the silent snow nestled snugly in the sleigh, as your driver takes you to a frozen wilderness lake. There your guide will teach you how to drill a hole in the ice of the frozen lake and prepare the ice fishing rod and baits. The rest is up to you!  If you are lucky, the catch of the day will be prepared for you, otherwise you will have a small campfire snack of sausages, before returning by sleigh to the reindeer farm and then back to town.Duration approx. 4 hours.

Day 4 Snowmobile Safari to the Wilderness
Today take a snowmobile safari along snowy tracks, past frozen rivers, lakes and forests, into the beautiful wilderness surrounding Rovaniemi.  A delicious hot lunch is served by an open fire, before the return snowmobile trip. Duration approx. 6 hours. 2 persons share the driving of each snowmobile.

Day 5 Snowshoe Walk & Evening Aurora Floating
Having a walk on snowshoes is a fun way to play in the snow and explore the snowy landscapes. Your guide will take you to some lovely winter wonderlands, where you can find the perfect place to walk, enjoy the peace and quiet, take photos and have fun in the snow. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Then tonight one of the highlights of your holiday - Aurora Borealis Ice-floating. Dip into a frozen lake under the night sky at a private and secret venue. You will be kept completely warm and dry, wearing a high quality floating dry rescue suit over your own clothing, so you really will not get cold and you will be totally safe. Even if you cannot swim you can enjoy this activity! If the weather is clear, you will gaze up at beautiful stars and may even get to marvel at the magnificent Aurora Borealis in the Arctic night. Duration approx. 3 hours.

Day 6 Departure
Transfer to Rovaniemi airport and end of arrangements.

Departures: Daily 08 January to 07 April 2018. Minimum age 15 years.

Includes: 5 nights accommodation with daily breakfast, return airport/hotel transfers, guided excursions as per the programme being Husky Safari and Northern Lights Picnic, Reindeer Sledding and Ice Fishing, Snowmobile Safari, Snowshoe Walk & Aurora Floating, use of outer winter clothing during included excursions. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Excludes: additional excursions, solo snowmobile driving supplement.

Various accommodation options available. The excursions operate with a minimum of 2 persons - if you are a solo traveller and there is no second person booked on an excursion, you may be required to pay additional fees in order for the excursion to proceed.Please note the order of the excursions will alter according to the day of the week your arrangements start and the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

                                      Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2543.00
Single AUD$ 3571.00

Includes: 5 nights accommodation with daily breakfast, return airport/hotel transfers, guided excursions as per the programme being Husky Safari and Northern Lights Picnic, Reindeer Sledding and Ice Fishing, Snowmobile Safari, Snowshoe Walk & Aurora Floating. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

Similar tours

Tour Duration Description Departure
Rovaniemi Experience Families 5 days Winter pleasures with a night in a Glass Igloo Dec - Mar
Winter in Rovaniemi 4 Days Stay in the capital of Finnish Lapland & Santa's home Dec-April
8 Days in Rovaniemi 8 days Winter fun in Lapland's heart Nov - Apr