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Rovaniemi: Apukka Husky Adventure

1. Rovaniemi: Apukka Husky Adventure

Meet and mush with your new howling, furry friends on this safari adventure. Huskies are one of the most beloved animals of the North, and you’ll understand why as soon as you meet the pack. Pet them, pose with them for photos, and listen to stories about their lives.   Then, take a 7- to 10-kilometer long husky sled ride, where you get to be the musher yourself. This means you can control the pack of huskies towing the sled. The dogs absolutely love pulling loads and running on the trail across the forests. Feel the thrill of the ride and the cool wind on your face as you tear through the forests.   Finish off with a hot drink before saying goodbye to your new friends.

Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

2. Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

Discover Korouoma, a 30-kilometer-long and 130-meter-deep canyon located southeast of Rovaniemi which offers breathtaking scenery all year round. In Winter, the waterfalls turn into fantastic ice formations that are well-known for ice-climbing.  First, get picked up by your guide from your accommodation in Rovaniemi and set off for the Korouoma Canyon nature reserve. Start the tour with a hike through the park, admiring spectacular scenery including cliffs, rapids, and waterfalls. Keep your eyes sharp to observe an array of rare species that call the area home. Snowshoes are optional but may be useful if you need more confidence when hiking down the canyon or just want to enjoy some deep snow walks. Then, have the chance to observe some of the most spectacular frozen waterfalls in Europe and enjoy the beauty of snowy nature. Warm up with a typical Finnish campfire snack around an open fire. Watch as your guide shows you their fire-making skills. At the end of the 8-hour excursion (including approximately 5 kilometers of walking in the nature reserve), return to Rovaniemi where you will be dropped off at your hotel by around 4 PM.

Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour with BBQ

3. Rovaniemi: Lapland Northern Lights Tour with BBQ

Discover the dazzling beauty of the Northern Lights on this tour from Rovaniemi. Dive deep into the heart of the Lappish wilderness in search of the dancing Aurora spectacle. Warm up with a campfire BBQ packed with local flavors along with hot blueberry juice. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your accommodation in Rovaniemi. Relax on the drive through dense forests in Lapland. Arrive at a stunning lake or forest that is away from any light pollution. Relax as your guide cooks up a fresh Lappish BBQ meal with some blueberry tea. Listen as your guide reveals the secrets of the northern lights to you. Gaze up at the night sky in anticipation of the lights appearing. Return to you accommodation at the end of the tour.

Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

4. Rovaniemi: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour with Camera

Drive away from the city to the place with the highest chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Find a warm spot to set up the fire and sit and wait for the show. Benefit from knowing that the more time you spend outside, the greater the chance of you seeing the lights. Usually, you can view the Aurora in the middle of a huge frozen lake or river. Embark on an experience visiting up to 3 locations to give you the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Huddle around the fire with your guide, who will also tell you all about traditional animals and customs.

From Helsinki: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Tallinn

5. From Helsinki: Return Day Trip Ferry Ticket to Tallinn

Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, lies across the Gulf of Finland from Helsinki: an easy day trip by ferry for those keen to experience its medieval charms. Secure your place on the ferry with a convenient crossing time. Cruise across the Gulf, and enjoy up to 10 hours to explore independently. Delve into Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town and enjoy the museums, shops, and restaurants. Tickets include entry on board and seating. You can spend your time on board visiting one of the restaurants, shopping at the Traveller Superstore, or enjoying the scenery of the archipelago passing by. It is about a 20-minute walk from the Tallinn D-terminal to the old town, or you can take a taxi from the terminal building. You can also visit different museums like the KUMU art museum or the baroque architecture of the Kadriorg Palace. Depending on the chosen departures you will have up to 10 hours to explore Tallinn.  Upgrade your experience and and book into the Comfort Class or Business Lounge. Comfort Class: • Travel comfortably while enjoying the sea view. The upgrade price includes snacks (with ingredients to make sandwiches), coffee, tea, refreshments, daily newspapers, and free WiFi Business Lounge: • Travel in style and add some luxury to your journey. The upgrade includes food and drinks at the Business Lounge buffet. Newspapers, magazines, and free WiFi available

Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

6. Rovaniemi: Reindeer, Huskies & Santa Claus Village

Experience Reindeer Farm, Husky Sled Ride & Santa Claus Village! Your day will start with transfer to the farm, where you will be able to ride your own reindeer sledge in a brief, 500m long ride. Your newly learned skills will be rewarded with a Reindeer Sledge Driver’s License! Next, make your way to the Alaskan Huskies where you will find these beautiful, loyal, and energetic companions. Experience the Alaskan Huskies in action on a 800m long sleigh ride. Enjoy a traditional salmon soup lunch during your visit and listen to the local reindeer herders as they tell you more about the herding lifestyle and how it is to be a reindeer herder in the 21st century. After the farm visit, you will be taken to the Santa Claus Village where you will have some free time to explore at your own pace. You have the opportunity to experience the Christmas atmosphere, step across the Arctic Circle, meet Santa Claus and children under 140cm can try mini snowmobiling for 10 minutes on our mini-track. Your day will conclude with drop-off back to Rovaniemi.

From Tallinn: Return Day Trip Ferry Transfer to Helsinki

7. From Tallinn: Return Day Trip Ferry Transfer to Helsinki

Don't miss the opportunity to explore beautiful Helsinki, one of the most liveable cities in Europe. Helsinki lies across the Gulf of Finland from Tallinn: an easy day trip by ferry to stroll around Helsinki’s historical city center and to try local food in cozy nice cafes and restaurants. Secure your place on the ferry with a convenient crossing time. Cruise across the Gulf, and enjoy seven hours to explore Helsinki independently. Tickets include entry on board and seating. You can spend your time on board visiting one of the restaurants, shopping at the Traveller Superstore, or enjoying the scenery of the archipelago passing by. It is about a 10-minute tram ride from the West Harbor Terminal to the city center of Helsinki. Depending on the chosen departure times you will have up to 10 hours to explore the city. Choose to upgrade to comfort class or the business lounge at booking. With comfort class, travel comfortably and enjoy the sea view. The upgrade price includes snacks, coffee, tea, other refreshments, daily newspapers, and free Wi-Fi. Travel in style and luxury in the business lounge, including food and drinks from the exclusive buffet, newspapers, magazines, and free Wi-Fi.

From Rovaniemi: Lapland Aurora Hunt with Barbeque

8. From Rovaniemi: Lapland Aurora Hunt with Barbeque

Faraway from light pollution, be brave the winter chill in search of the Northern Lights on this guided Aurora Borealis tour from Rovaniemi. Venture out into the countryside after dark, stop at distance view spots according to the Aurora forecast, and enjoy Lappish barbeque and Glögi as you wait for the Lights to make an appearance. - Maximize your chances of seeing the northern lights in Rovaniemi - Warm up with Glintwine and tasty Lappish sausages while you wait - Small group tour - Travel to the most optimal location to see the northern lights

Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis Snowmobile Safari with Campfire

9. Rovaniemi: Aurora Borealis Snowmobile Safari with Campfire

Experience the Magic of the Northern Lights by Snowmobile! Experience the captivating beauty of the Northern Lights on a snowmobile tour in the Lappish wilderness. Ride through the arctic night as our guide leads you on a unique adventure, where you'll take a break to witness the auroras while warming up with hot drinks and cookies by an open fire. Venture deep into the unlit natural surroundings, where the only light comes from the moon, stars, and snowmobile headlights, and immerse yourself in the stunning winter landscape of forests and lakes. With a bit of luck, you'll witness the Northern Lights dancing in the clear night sky for a truly unforgettable experience. This excursion suits best for adults. A valid driving license is required to drive a snowmobile, but also children can join the safari sitting on a sledge under warm blankets. Note the late time of the excursion!

Rovaniemi: 2-Hour Snowmobiling Experience

10. Rovaniemi: 2-Hour Snowmobiling Experience

This 2-hour adventure offers you the opportunity to take a snowmobile for a quick spin and master the art of driving these fascinating vehicles.  You will be driving across the frozen arctic nature, accompanied by an experienced guide, enjoying the magical winter landscapes of Lapland. During the safari, stop for a break to enjoy a hot drink and experience the silence of the vast and beautiful Rovaniemi wilderness. 

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Angela was great! Very knowledgeable from both the historical and cultural points of view, as well as great company. Would highly recommend booking a tour with her to get a real understanding of life in Helsinki.

Excellent except the fact that at the end our guide Left and we have been lucky that some of the turists knew that we have to come back also and came to alert us

The trip was very good, the guide was amazing, she was very kind, talkative and knowledgeable. The whole trip was very entertaining and memorable!

Tokur is very nice and great, he guided us so patiently and play with my kids well!

Best activity ever - especially long tour and single driving (;