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Rovaniemi Northern Lights Photography Small-Group Tour

Hunt the Northern Lights to capture them on camera on this small-group photography tour from Rovaniemi. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan with a professional photographer, head for the best viewing places, chosen according to the weather forecasts of the day. Then, walk to the exact vantage points for a guided photo session, and with luck, obtain once-in-a-lifetime shots. Headlamps, thermals, refreshments, and Rovaniemi hotel pickup and drop-off included, with participants advised to bring a DSLR camera.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Northern Lights Tour

Hunting the Northern Lights in Finland is best done with a guide who knows the best viewpoints. This small-group experience from Rovaniemi delivers: with return transport into the countryside far from light pollution and a guide to seek out sightings. Set up base at a camp with panoramic views, and watch for the lights over grilled snacks and warm drinks. A DSLR camera is recommended for the best shots.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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Northern Lights Hunt from Rovaniemi with Folk Tales and Snacks over Campfire

Enjoy a memorable Northern Lights tour and watch on this 2-hour late night trip from Rovaniemi, with an informative guide. Leave Rovaniemi’s artificial lights behind to maximise the chance of sightings, and head to a traditional Finnish tent set beside a lake. Keep warm by a crackling campfire as you observe the skies and hear fascinating folk tales about the lights, known in Finland as ‘fire foxes.’ Savor hot drinks and snacks cooked on the fire, and with luck, be witness to a wondrous display of the natural lights.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Ranua Zoo Trip from Rovaniemi with lunch

See some of Finland’s beautiful native animals close-up on a 5-hour trip to Ranua Zoo from Rovaniemi. Stroll around the forest trails of the family-friendly wildlife park, and observe Arctic animals such as lynx, bears, reindeer, owls and more, plus Finland's only polar bears. Then, visit the zoo’s restaurants and shops, including a souvenir, candy and wine store. The trip includes zoo admission ticket, round-trip transport and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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KOROUOMA NATIONAL PARK & FROZEN WATERFALLS

Finland’s landscape is best explored up close, but it can be difficult to traverse the wild terrain. Get an intimate experience of Korouoma with a hike through the valley, discovering cliffs, frozen waterfalls and wildlife, including moose and reindeer, under the supervision of a guide. Enjoy hot drinks and snacks beside an open fire, and relax after a day’s activity with pickup and drop-off to your Rovaniemi hotel included.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Northern Lights Reindeer Safari from Rovaniemi

Ride through the Finnish wilderness on a sleigh pulled by reindeer in search of the Northern Lights on this evening tour from Rovaniemi. Learn about the lives of reindeer herders on a visit to a local reindeer farm. In the silence of the snowy night, stop to see the Aurora Borealis and snap photos.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Northern Lights Hunt Including Snacks on Campfire from Rovaniemi

Scan the Arctic skies from one of the best Northern Lights viewing points near Rovaniemi on this 3-hour evening expedition. Travel through the countryside to a secret location on the shores of a lake, made welcoming by a crackling campfire and cozy Finnish tent. Then, watch for the lights aided by tips from an expert local guide. During your vigil, hear fun facts and legends about the lights; savor snacks and berry juice warmed on the fire; and with luck, catch a sighting of this spectacular natural phenomenon.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Autumn Aurora Borealis Picnic in Rovaniemi

Hunt for the Aurora Borealis, otherwise called the Northern Lights, on a 3-hour adventure from Rovaniemi. With a knowledgeable local guide, travel into the countryside where the dark skies heighten the chances of sightings. Settle around a campfire at a viewing spot and hear mystical tales and facts from your guide about the lights, known as ‘fire foxes’ in Finland. Enjoy a picnic cooked on the fire, and with luck, be treated to views of the lights swirling through the sky. Numbers are limited to eight for a personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Explore the Wilderness - Photography Expedition

Northern Finland is known for its beauty, but finding the best spots to capture photographs of the Arctic landscapes can be difficult. Explore remote Lapland with a private tour led by a professional photographer, and discover unique photo opportunities while gaining insight into the experiences of early Arctic explorers. Keep energized with a campfire lunch and hot drinks, then relax after a day’s sightseeing with round-trip transportation included.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private Northern Lights Hunting Expedition

Spotting the elusive Northern Lights is an unforgettable experience and this private tour ensures you maximize your chances. With a personal guide and private vehicle, you are free to travel further, escape the crowds, and visit remote viewing areas unreachable by the larger tour buses.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Full Day Lapland Tour, including Lunch and Dinner

Experience the best of Lapland in just one day with this action-packed tour from Rovaniemi. The daytime tour includes visits to the Ranua Zoo and a Finnish wood-burning sauna, plus lunch and a dinner that’s cooked over an open fire at a lakeside cottage. You’ll also stretch your legs with a stroll through a forest at the zoo, and have free time to shop for authentic Lapland gifts.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Northern Lights Hunting By Minivan, Small Group Adventure

Optimize your chances of seeing the Northern Lights on a night-time tour from Rovaniemi, with round-trip transfer from your hotel by minivan. Be immersed in Lappish culture as you explore the wilderness with your small-group guide and avoid the Nordic chill with hot drinks and sausages served round an open campfire.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Ounasvaara and Ranua Zoo

Spend a day appreciating the outdoor beauty and wildlife of Lapland on this action-packed day tour. You’ll travel between sites in a comfortable vehicle and enjoy the convenience of having a ticket to Ranua Zoo included. See incredible native wildlife such as reindeer, wolverines, polar bears, and moose. After learning about local animals, you’ll enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Zoo’s restaurant. Another highlight is the impressive viewpoint of Ounasvaara, where a guide will accompany you on a short hike, so you don’t get lost.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Private Korouoma Canyon Tour

Explore the Korouoma with a private hiking guide on this tour from Rovaniemi. Small groups and families will appreciate the personalized attention and the ability to travel at their own pace on this moderate hike. Snap photos of the dramatic landscape and take a break for a picnic and refreshments around an open fire.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Explore the Wilderness - Photography expedition (Summer & Autumn)

Photography enthusiasts visiting Finland—this is the tour for you! Take the chance out of finding scenic locations to shoot, and instead, benefit from the expert guidance of a professional photographer who knows the local area well. The excursion focuses on landscape and nature photography, and visits multiple scenic locations in the Lappish wilderness.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Ranua Zoo tour, optional lunch

Animal lovers will enjoy this tour of the Ranua Zoo, an open-air Arctic zoo in Lapland. You’ll have the chance to encounter up to 200 animal and bird species as you walk the roughly 1.5 mile (2.5 kilometer) trail around the zoo. Learn more about the special habitats of this northern part of the world. An ideal activity for the whole family, in all seasons.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private Northern Lights photography tour in Rovaniemi

Get the best possible chance to see the elusive Northern Lights on this private tour from Rovaniemi. With a dedicated guide at your disposal, you'll head off into the night in search of the Aurora Borealis; your private vehicle will be able to maneuver nimbly through the Finnish night. Your guide will give you tips on how to best capture photos of the natural phenomenon, so you can return home with amazing souvenir photos.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Ranua Zoo Half-Day Tour from Rovaniemi

Ranua Wildlife Park is Finland’s northernmost zoo and lies just an hour from Rovaniemi. This tour includes both entrance tickets and round-trip transport, ensuring a hassle-free experience and maximum time to explore the park. Once inside, follow the scenic forest trails; spot native animals including lynx, brown bears, and wolves; and see Finland’s only polar bears.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Santa's Sleigh Ride in the Arctic Circle from Rovaniemi

Dash through the snowy Finnish landscape on a snowmobile-pulled sleigh on this Arctic Circle tour from Rovaniemi. Under warm blankets, take in the views on the way to the Santa Claus Village. Use of thermal clothing and warm boots provided, as well as round-trip hotel transportation from Rovaniemi.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Lapland Ranua Zoo Guided Trip from Rovaniemi with Hotel Transport

Get up close to incredible Arctic wildlife on a 5-hour guided trip to the Ranua Wildlife Park, Lapland’s top family attraction. Nestled in woodlands south of Rovaniemi, this beautiful park houses 50 types of animals in environments as close to their natural habitats as possible. Take a walking tour around the forested grounds — and, in summer, the domestic animal park — to see polar bears, lynx, moose, birds and more as your guide shares fun facts about each species. Finish with light snacks before returning to Rovaniemi.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Aurora Hunt by Private lake, in a Lappish Wooden hut, 4 hours

Hunt for the Northern Lights, then hunker down in a cozy Finnish cottage with hot chocolate and snacks. A fun way to spend an evening in Lapland, the nighttime tour from Rovaniemi takes place in a small group of likeminded travelers with a local guide. You’ll learn about the Finnish lifestyle as you scan the skies for a lucky sighting of the Aurora Borealis, nature’s very own firework display.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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VISIT TO RANUA ZOO

Plan a stress-free visit to Ranua Zoo with a pre-booked admission ticket and convenient round-trip transfer from your Rovaniemi accommodations. A pre-booked ticket allows you to skip entrance lines and ensures you have plenty of time to view the artic animals in their protected environments, as well as grab lunch and shop for souvenirs (own expense).
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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Private Ranua Zoo tour

Enjoy visiting the Ranua Zoo with a flexible itinerary and personalized attention on this private tour. After private transportation from Rovaniemi, explore the forest trails through the natural enclosures to see and learn about the Arctic animals. Wind up your tour with a buffet lunch included tea and coffee.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Trip to Ranua Wildlife Park (Ranua Zoo)

Animal lovers—this one’s for you! Enjoy a day trip to Ranua Wildlife Park, which is home to polar bears, arctic foxes, gray wolves, and reindeer. Save time figuring out local public transport by having hotel pickup, drop-off, and transfers included. As well as the animals, the park has plenty of attractions to explore, including a chocolate shop, a wine shop, restaurants, and more.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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