How about a visit to the Santa Claus Village in a reindeer drawn sleigh? Our safari starts with a car transfer to a reindeer farm where your very own reindeer sleigh awaits. After a tour of the farm we settle into the sleighs and head towards the nearby Santa Claus Village. Once there, you will have a chance to meet Santa Claus himself and visit the shops and Santa’s Official Post Office. We then say our goodbyes to Santa and a car brings you back to the city.
Do you wish to combine snowmobiling with a visit to a local husky farm? Our safari begins with a snowmobile ride through the picturesque Lappish nature before arriving to a local Husky Farm. There you will get a guided tour of the farm and enjoy the thrill of a brisk husky sleigh ride. Following the ride, you can relax, spend some time with the lovely dogs and take pictures. Coffee and biscuits are served in a tepee and the Husky Mushers have many interesting tales to tell you about the huskies and the life at the Husky Farm. And the end of the visit we ride our snowmobiles back to the city.
Today we learn how to handle our very own team of huskies. The friendly barks of the huskies welcome you to the farm and once you depart from the farm on the sledges the dogs quiet down and get to work. They love to run! For you it is time to enjoy the surrounding nature and the sledge ride in silence. During the ride we stop for a break in the wilds and have some time to take photos, pet the dogs and hear amazing stories of the lovely huskies. We drive two persons/team, and there is a possibility to change the driver along the way. After the safari it’s time for hugs and goodbyes to our honest and brave husky teams before the car transfer to the city.
We experience a fully outdoor adventure in the wilds! The route takes us through the woods, across bare swamps and frozen lakes. On the first day, we will practice driving snowmobiles, to get a feel for driving. In the afternoon, we arrive at a cottage and settle in by heating up the fireplace and stove for the night. We also heat the sauna for the evening, the braves ones may even roll in the powder snow! The guide prepares us a traditional and tasty dinner before
the going to sleep. In the morning, it is time to wake up to the aroma of fresh coffee, have
breakfast and begin another day’s adventure. Our destination is a small holiday resort on side
of the big fell where we spend our second night and have a pleasant evening enjoying local
delicacies in a really nice Lappish restaurant. On the last day’s morning we head back to the
Rovaniemi and have lunch on the way.
Have you ever wondered how the locals make the most of the snowy winter days? A popular winter activity among the locals is snowmobiling, which combined with some ice-fishing/snowshoeing and outdoor lunch creates a perfectly spent day in the Lappish wilderness. After snowmobiling instructions, you head out to the wilderness with your guide and drive along the frozen rivers until reaching the perfect place for a break. While your guide prepares a tasty outdoor lunch, you may try snowshoeing in the surrounding nature. After the meal it’s time do some ice-fishing. Guide will show how to drill a hole in the ice and how to prepare the baits. Then all you need is good luck. After a long day outdoors, we return to the city by snowmobiles. We hope you have enjoyed experiencing a part of the local lifestyle.
The Arctic Snow Hotel is located 26 km from the centre of Rovaniemi, at the Arctic Circle and on the shore of a beautiful Lappish lake. During the snowmobile ride to the Snow Hotel, we will ride through silent Lappish forests and across frozen swamps, lakes and rivers. Upon arrival to the Snow Hotel you will enjoy a tour around the hotel and will learn about the construction of the icy masterpiece. After the tour a delicious Lappish lunch is served in a warm Kota tepee. We snowmobile back to the city along the same routes and hope the journey leaves you with memorable impressions.
After serving for 30 years in demanding Arctic waters, Ice-Breaker Sampo has been given a new, more fascinating task – to give unforgettable experiences for eager winter adventurers! Once on board, we have a presentation of the ship and a guidedtour, which takes us e.g. to the massive engine room. A delicious salmon soup lunch is served on board. Before returning to the port, the ship makes a onehour stop to enable us to take a hilarious swim in the frozen sea, comfortably dressed in a warm survival suit – looking like a teletubby! At the end of this unique cruise experience, the ship's Captain presents each client with acertificate.
During the 1.2.-9.4.2013 visit to the might Snow Castle is also included. You will get a chance to seethe SnowHotel, enjoy perhaps a hot drink in the SnowRestaurant and have a look at the charming SnowChapel. Please remember your camera – there are lot´s ofamazing snow and ice sculptures to be photographed!
Did you know that in Finland we call the Northern Lights as The Fire of the Fox? Join us for a snowshoe trip in the tranquil Lappish nature, away from the city lights. Enjoy the fresh winter air and a chance to see the Northern Lights flicker in the sky. We take you by car to the nearby wilderness and head for a refreshing walk on the snowshoes. During the evening you will learn about the arctic nature and enjoy stories about the culture and history of the local people. We will also have a break to enjoy some hot beverages and a Lappish sandwich. At the end of our excursion we return to the city by car - hopefully with rested and relaxed minds. Even if we can’t guarantee the Northern Lights, this program is excellent for people who wish to enjoy the great outdoors and have a break from the hectic, everyday life.
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