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Highlights of Rovaniemi Day Tour A

See the best of Rovaniemi, the official hometown of Santa Claus and the capital of Lapland. Make the most of your limited time, as your professional guide takes you to the best lookouts, Arktikum Arctic Museum, reindeer and husky farms, and Snowmobile Museum. End your day at the Santa Claus Village with a meeting with Santa himself.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Visit Arctic Snow Hotel

Step into a world of ice with this day trip to the Arctic Snow Hotel from Rovaniemi. With round-trip transport and even use of winter clothes included, the excursion has everything you need to visit the famous Finnish ice hotel with ease. Inside, you’ll discover the hotel’s snow rooms complete with furniture made from ice, and quirky rooms such as the ice sauna. If you want to book a meal there at your own expense, simply organize it with the local supplier before you travel.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours

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Hunting Northern Lights with Lappish Barbecue

Finding the Northern Lights without a guide may mean wasted searches—something you can’t afford if you’re short on time in Finland. This tour from Rovaniemi ups the chances of sightings with a guide to interpret the conditions and take you to a prime viewpoint. Plus, you’ll hear stories about the lights you might miss if searching alone, and enjoy a Lappish barbecue as an extra local touch.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Snowmobile & Animals Day Tour

Experience three thrilling winter activities in one day on this action-packed tour from Rovaniemi. First, get your adrenaline pumping on a high-speed snowmobile ride across the snowy landscapes. Next, visit a local reindeer farm and enjoy a scenic ride on a reindeer sleigh, then pick up some speed as you take a ride in a husky sled.
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  • 210 to 240 minutes
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  • 210 to 240 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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Night of Reindeer and Northern Lights

Set out on a nighttime reindeer and Northern Lights adventure, and enjoy an evening in the countryside away from Rovaniemi. You’ll learn all about reindeer breeding and care at a traditional Finnish reindeer farm, and have the chance to feed some of the gentle creatures. Sit down for a reindeer meat (or vegetarian!) dinner, then travel deep into the forests, to scan the skies for the Northern Lights.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Trip to Pyhä-Luosto National Park and Amethyst Mine

The Pyha-Luosto National Park and its forests, valleys, and rivers lies north of Rovaniemi. With this tour, enjoy a guided hike through the reserve—lush in summer and snowy in winter—without having to arrange transport, and with a guide to share background you’d miss independently. Plus, visit the park’s hillside amethyst mine to learn about and dig for one of the gemstones, and relax over a barbecue lunch.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

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CITY TOUR AND SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE

Combine a comprehensive tour of Rovaniemi with a visit to the Santa Claus Village on this single tour. Booking both of these must-do activities together saves time figuring out logistics. Your guide will fill you in on the culture, history, and people of the city of Rovaniemi. The Santa Claus Village is a must-see traditional stop where Christmas magic comes alive.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours

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Arctic Circle Family Day

Arctic adventures aren’t just for grown-ups; this day trip from Rovaniemi has treats to thrill the whole family. Starting deep in the forest, the experience kicks off with a husky ride to a frozen lake, followed by a snowmobile drive and a spot of ice fishing. You’ll then help create a Finnish smoked salmon meal, which is cooked and enjoyed around a bonfire. Use of winter clothes, such as overalls and boots, are included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Reindeer Sami experience and Northern Lights

Tick off 2 of Rovaniemi’s biggest attractions in 1 night on a tour that includes a visit to a reindeer farm and an opportunity to search for the Northern Lights. Meet reindeer and hear traditional folklore, before riding a reindeer-pulled sleigh into the forest in search of the Aurora Borealis. Maximize your chances of seeing the natural spectacle with a professional guide, and relax with round-trip transfer from central Rovaniemi.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Day Trips

Private Full-Day Trip to Santa Claus Village from Levi

Spend time at the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi on this 8-hour private trip from Levi. Travel by private vehicle through rural Lapland to this Santa-themed park, and enjoy the attractions independently. Meet the great man in the Santa Claus Office, send Santa-stamped greetings, and enjoy the elves’ workshops, restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities (own expense). Your experience includes round-trip private transport, hotel pickup and drop-off, and park entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Forest Trail Reindeer Safari

Book in advance to save time in Rovaniemi and enjoy a reindeer-drawn ride through Lapland’s forests without having to arrange your own return transport with this excursion. After hotel pickup, visit a reindeer farm in the countryside, settle inside a cozy sled and carve through snowy woodlands pulled by a reindeer. Afterward, enjoy hot berry juice and cookies, learn about reindeer life from the herders, and feed the reindeers.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Wintertime Amethyst Mine Visit

Sling a pickaxe in an ancient mountaintop amethyst mine on this unusual tour from Rovaniemi. Visit the historic mine and try your hand at finding some stones; you can keep anything that fits in your hand. Learn about this Finnish tradition through guided commentary during lunch around a snow bonfire, then return to Rovaniemi via snow train.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Highlights of Rovaniemi Day Tour B

Combine several of the top activities in Rovaniemi in a single day tour. With a guide in the lead and all details arranged for you, this multi-activity tour is done in one single booking, saving you tons of time on logistics. Activities include a visit to the SnowHotel, a snowmobile ride, snowshoeing through the tundra, and a city tour of Rovaniemi.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Trip to Korouoma Canyon

Leave Rovaniemi to hike or snowshoe at the Korouoma Canyon. The route is challenging and only suitable if you have a good level of physical fitness, but the views of the canyon landscape make the effort worthwhile. With a guide, you’ll see ice formations, towering cliffs, and a rugged expanse of water and frozen streams. A barbecue lunch by a fire is also included.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

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Full-Day Trip: King Crab Safari to Norway from Saariselkä Including Lunch

Try wild-caught arctic king crab pulled from a Norwegian fjord on a full-day foodie adventure from Finnish Lapland. Suit up in winter gear for a trip by snowmobile sledge, help open up an ice hole and bring in the king crab traps, then taste king crab in a remarkable setting that’s 250 miles (400 kilometers) north of the Arctic Circle. This full-day tour from Finland to Norway includes breakfast, lunch, and all activities, with pickup and drop-off at selected hotels.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours

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Arctic Evening with Snow Sauna

After a busy few days of sightseeing, treat yourself to a snow sauna experience. Unwind over a salmon supper, then be immersed in nature with access to the unique steam room, made entirely of ice, as well as an outdoor jacuzzi. Take advantage of round-trip transfer from your hotel for a hassle-free experience, and look out for the elusive Northern Lights as you relax in luxurious hilltop settings.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Riisitunturi photography expedition

Focus on getting the best possible photos of Riisitunturi National Park on this full-day excursion from Rovaniemi. With a professional photographer guide in the lead, you'll visit the most scenic spots and get advice on how to make the best shots. This is a private tour for just you and your party, so the itinerary is flexible and you'll get plenty of personalized attention.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Northern Lights Snowmobile Hunt

Combine a Northern Lights search with a snowmobile ride—and enjoy two activities in one all-inclusive, time-saving trip—with this tour from Rovaniemi. Book ahead to ensure your place, and race across the snowy expanses on a 2-person snowmobile to a camp. With luck, see the lights here over sausages and drinks around the campfire. The tour includes hotel transfers, with an upgrade option to ride a snowmobile solo.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Lapland Winter Experience

Lapland Winter ExperienceLet us teach you how to listen to the winds that blow - it can be an essential observation tool for surviving the wilds of Lapland. Touch the soil and feel the softness of the moss and the hardness of the rocks.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Lakeside Sauna Experience with Aurora Borealis

Participate in several traditional Finnish activities on a single tour: sweating it out in a sauna, jumping in an icy lake, and rolling in the snow to cool off. The juxtaposition of hot and cold will relax your muscles, then sit down for some snacks and drink around a fire and listen to commentary on Finnish culture from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Fishing for Fun

Learn how to fish in the Lappish countryside with this Fishing for Fun experience. After a pickup from your Rovaniemi hotel in the morning, you’ll travel to a forest deep in the countryside to learn about fly fishing and rod fishing in the wild rivers. Then, put your knowledge into action and fish for wild trout or even arctic char. A barbecue lunch is also included.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

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EXCURSION TO SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE

Celebrate the magic of Christmas all year round by going to Santa Claus Village in Lapland. You won’t have to worry about getting lost, as round-trip transfers are included. Once you arrive in Santa Claus Village, you’ll visit Santa’s Main Post Office and learn how he sorts letters. Get the chance to purchase souvenirs, meet Santa, and cross the Arctic Circle too.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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Day Trip to Ranua Arctic Wildlife Park

Visit Ranua Zoo, an arctic wildlife park, on a day trip from Rovaniemi, and see some of the countryside at the same time. A great family excursion if you want to mix free time at the park with sightseeing along the way, the trip includes a stop for you to see some Lapland nature on the journey to the park. Once at the wildlife park, your time is your own to explore, seeing wild arctic animals such as brown bears, wolves, and birds. A barbecue lunch is also provided.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

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SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE AND SANTA PARK

Keep both the kids and adults entertained on a day tour to Santa Claus Village and Santa Park from Rovaniemi. Be immersed in the Christmas spirit as you take part in festive activities, and benefit from round-trip transfer to travel between attractions with ease. Avoid hidden costs with entrance fees and activities included as per itinerary.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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