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Husky, Reindeer Farm and Santa Village Experience
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Husky, Reindeer Farm and Santa Village Experience

By Arctic Circle Snowmobile Park
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Ages 0-99, max of 35 per group
Duration: 4h
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Winter Clothes
  • Reindeer Farm Visit
  • Reindeer sleigh ride 500 meters
  • Shared Husky Sleigh Ride 800 meters
  • Free Time in Santa Claus Village
  • Professional Guide in English
  • Information about reindeer herding lifestyle
  • Warm Juice and biscuits
  • Transfer from selected locations in Rovaniemi


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Arctic Circle Snowmobile park, Joulumaantie 5, 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland
    If you stay at the Santa Claus Village area or don't need a pickup, you can meet your guide at our main office. We are located in Santa Claus Village - Joulumaantie 5. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour starting time.
  • Option 2
    Koskikatu 25, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland
    If you stay at the city center area, you can meet your guide at our city office. Our pickup point in city center is located in Shopping Center Rinteenkulma, address is Koskikatu 25. Exact meeting time will be informed by email the day before your activity starts.
Pickup details
  • Meet your guide at Arctic Circle Snowmobile Park in Santa Claus Village (Joulumaantie 5) or at Arctic Circle Snowmobile Park City Office (Koskikatu 25). The city office in the Rovaniemi Center is located downstairs in the Shopping Center Rinteenkulma (Koskikatu 25). You can also find entrance to the city office just across the road from Hertz and Scandic Rovaniemi City. You will recognise your guide by their Snowmobile park jacket. If you have selected a different pickup location, please be ready and waiting by the entrance of your selected location 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time. You will recognise your guide by their Snowmobile park jacket. The activity provider will confirm your pickup time the day before the tour. If you have not received a pickup time, please contact the activity provider.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Rovaniemi Airport, Lentokentäntie, 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland
    • Ratakatu 3 Parking, Ratakatu 3, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland
    • Arctic Circle Snowmobile Park City Office, Koskikatu 25, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 193692P28

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      How much is Husky, Reindeer Farm and Santa Village Experience?
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      What is the Husky, Reindeer Farm and Santa Village Experience cancellation policy?
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      • Arctic Circle Snowmobile Park
        413
        Rovaniemi, Finland
        Joined in January 2013
      • smacdonald2
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        Great day out covering all the key Lapland attractions
        Great day out covering all key Lapland attractions - reindeer, huskies and snow mobile. Accommodates both adults and children.
        Written 22 February 2024
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        Expensive for what you get
        Very expensive for a family: for a very short experience suitable for children also adult have to pay. You learn 3 words in finnish, you can decorate a cookie with frozen decorations that doesn't work and make a dance at 40 euros each.
        Written 20 February 2024
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        Beautiful place and very well treated animals . Great explanation about the way of living of the animals. Overall great experience
        Written 17 February 2024
      • ambermorlock73
        0 contributions
        Lots of fun!
        Even though we didn’t see the Northern Lights due to snowfall, We had a fabulous time. The guides were so friendly , knowledgeable and funny. Just an overall awesome experience.
        Written 15 February 2024
      • 247asham
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        Snowmobile great, everything else? Not worth it.
        This tour was nice enough, but for the price wasn’t ideal. Our guides were great, definitely couldn’t fault them. It was just the organisation that lacked a bit. We spent a lot of time just sitting and waiting around, no instruction, no options, just waiting, the tour could’ve been at least an hour or 90min shorter if the timing was bettered. The activities themselves: -The snowmobiling was great, an hour is a perfect amount of time and the scenery is beautiful. I’d definitely recommend doing a snow mobile tour with this company. 10/10 for that. -Huskies, the dogs were super sweet, but it is a rushed quick get on, go around once, pat dogs then wait for the other 50 people to do the same thing (50 might be an exaggeration, but there were definitely too many for the time slot which is why there was so much waiting around). There was no information on the huskies given, and it wasn’t a very enjoyable part of the tour. -Reindeer, same as huskies, quick on and off the sleigh and go wait in this cabin (granted, hot drinks and cookies by the fire was good as it was a chilling -23°C). There wasn’t any interaction with the reindeer. We did get information about them at this section though, so better than the husky experience. -Santa’s village, look, if you’re not obsessed with Christmas, this is just boring. It’s very expensive shopping only. 2hrs here is not needed, it takes 10-15min to wander the village. So unless you’re waiting in line for a €30 photo with Santa or getting lunch, it’s really not worth it. So, this tour was ok. But personally, I wouldn’t recommend it in its entirety, I’d stick with just snowmobiling here. Maybe if the number of participants is lower it’d be better? Just felt like a lot of money for a lot of sitting around.
        Written 8 February 2024
      • rhollis1999
        0 contributions
        Great price!
        This was great value for money compared to some of the more expensive ones. Had 30mins of driving each and a break in the middle to play with the snow.
        Written 4 February 2024
      • aineo951
        0 contributions
        Experience of a life time
        This was an experience of a lifetime. Was well worth the time and money. Our tour guides Lamjed (Dane) and Jack (Scouser) were amazing, they made sure everyone felt safe and comfortable, they explained different ways they track the northen lights, they brought us to many different spots but the view on the frozen lake was breathtaking. Both of us had our drivers license with us so once we both filled in the paperwork we were allowed swap/take turns driving throughout the excursion. During our pit stop we stopped in a little hut where they made a fire, had a warm drink, cookies and marshmallows we could roast over the fire while waiting for a glimpse of the northen lights. Both the lads were full of chat and were very happy to share their experiences of being in Finland as neither are from there. They were happy to take photos of you and to even show you the best way to get the perfect photo on your phone. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who is thinking of doing it, it’s a memory you will never forget.
        Written 24 January 2024
      • vonnev2024
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        Reindeer farm Sammun Tupa
        What an amazing tour! I learned so much about the reindeers and the employees are amazing! I could feed tje reindeers from so close! I could touch them even when they are sami-wild animals.
        Written 24 January 2024
      • MatthewSHughes2
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        Excellent experience worth every penny. Reindeer, Huskies & Snowmobiles in one go! One minor frustration.
        Wonderful trip, especially for those who are short on time or want to make their budget go further. All 3 main Lapland experiences in one excursion. We would absolutely do this again and would recommend to anybody else. Our pick-up location was the Rovaniemi City Office at 10:15 ... we left promptly with other groups on our tour by minivan to the Arctic Circle Snowmobile Park centre in Santa Village. We then got into our winter overalls which keep you very warm and dry. Boots, balaclavas & mittens are also available. The changing room is very small for the number of guests changing at any one time. You do have to squeeze past one another and find a spare corner of space to change. We were advised that we'd be doing Reindeers & Huskies first and snowmobile later. As we were two adults, we requested the Single Rider Supplement option for the snowmobiles and were reassured "Yes, sure, no problem. No need to pay now, we can arrange later.". Off we were whisked a further 10 mins away to the Reindeer & Husky farm. The scenery is spectacular. Everything you imagine of Lapland. The lap of the 500m reindeer loop takes around 4/5 minutes and is done is groups of c. 12 people (6 pairs). Other groups on other excursions will also be here at the same time so do be prepared to wait a short while. We needed around 6/7 reindeer loops to get through everyone in the group. This wasn't too much problem as we were admiring the scenery but do be prepared to wait. After reindeers its a short walk through the forest to the Huskies. There are a few pens with puppies you can see and stroke whilst you wait for your turn on the husky sled. This is done in just single pairs but takes only about 30 seconds to complete the full 800m loop. Very, very quick. We had already knew to expect this to be quick but hadn't quite anticipated how quick it would feel. After huskies we went into a hut for a talk with a local Sami reindeer herder and had some cookies and warm juice. All very nice and a pleasant experience. We were then taken back to the Santa Village location for snowmobiling. We were very quickly given our helmets and told to assemble out back ready to walk to the snowmobiles. When we arrived the vehicles are waiting for you. I asked about the "Single Rider" option I had been reassured on earlier and the guides said they had not been informed and it was no longer possible as the vehicles need to be warmed up before being taken out. No flexibility at this point and we had to settle for dual-rider. This was the only disappointment of the day but it did not detract from the experience. In total the journey to and from the stopping/driver change location is about 1 hour total. The scenery, especially near to the stop site is absolutely spectacular. You feel in complete wilderness. Nothing touristy or commercialised about it. After snowmobiling we were given a full 2 hours to explore Santa Village before our ride back to Rovaniemi which left on time. (We were waiting on another 2 late guests but one of the guides kindly found us a space in another vehicle). All in all - excellent trip that I'd absolutely do again. Very friendly and informative guides and efficient transfers. The only room for improvement would be to implement a more robust system to acknowledge guests who want to do single-rider on the snowmobiles, better staggered groups so less people are trying to change at any one time and a double-loop on the Husky sleds. Well deserved 4.5/5 stars! Great value for time and money.
        Written 23 January 2024
      • marinamK256DS
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        Best thing we did in 2024
        This was so much fun! Would really recommend. You couldn’t go alone on the snowmobile, might be interesting for those of you travelling alone :)
        Written 19 January 2024
      • F2524AAmandyw
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        Snowmobile northern lights tour
        Great trip, lovely people who were very kind, pick up and drop off from our hotel, we went out in two groups, one more adventurous than the other more sedate group which is good if you are not very confident as you choose which one to go with. Over all very enjoyable and really couldn’t fault anything
        Written 14 January 2024
      • Travelling_lady_2011
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        Advertised as small group but more than 50 people showed up
        I took part in the Arctic Circle Highlights by Snowmobile tour in December 2023, which promised a small group visit to a reindeer and husky farm with rides, snowmobiling and a visit to the Santa Claus village. I was quite disappointed with the tour and the impression I got was that Arctic Snowmobile Park is motivated by greed. The issues that I experienced: 1. The website promises a small group. We were picked up by our tour guide and then left to the reindeer husky farm as a group of 8. When we arrived a charter bus of over 50 tourists arrived and these tourists were handed over to our guide. So far from a small group experience... 2. We had to queue for an hour for the reindeer ride and the husky ride due to group size (2 hours of queueing in total). I think this is unacceptable when we had paid 229€ per person in advance for a more exclusive experience. 3. We arrived back at the Santa Village at 4pm instead of 2pm as promised, which left us no time to look around. In short, I would have never booked this if I had known the size of the group. Advertising a small group tour which actually consists of over 50 people and still charging over 200€ per person for it is simply dishonest.
        Written 12 January 2024
      • Sabine123
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        Disappointing compared to last year
        We did the same experience, snowmobile tour to Reindeer and Huskyfarm with them last year and it was a lot better then! They used to go to Reitola Reindeer- and Huskyfarm last year which is a real farm. This year we did a 45 minutes trip by snowmobile, which was nice. Then they took us to the so-called husky and reindeer farm by mini busses. It was not really a farm, just a couple of dogs on one side and a few sad reindeer on the other side. Both rides were very short. Too short. Not even the reindeer sleighs were for self driving as said in the tour description. After the rides people could sit in an overheated hut by a stinky fireplace a listen to a very short speech about reindeer. But as mentioned this is not a real reindeer farm, so it felt a bit like a tourist trap. Probably people who do the experience for the first time might find it ok, but compared to the wonderful trip last year this was really disappointing. I cannot recommend this experience.
        Written 10 January 2024
      • 833eln
        0 contributions
        Brilliant experiences , excellent staff
        We used Artic Curcle snowmobiles company for the snowmobiling, for the husky and reindeer rides and for a trip to Ranua zoo & also chaing the northern lights. The staff were fantastic especially Yanne, Katerina, Marco & Hanne (I think this is her name) they were professional, friendly warm and funny they could not do enough for us. We highly recommend this company. From the 3 Irish ladies and 2 kids, big thank you for making our trip to Lapland so special.
        Written 3 January 2024
      • Charice Z
        0 contributions
        Will definitely recommend
        The activity is really fun. The outfit they provide is really warm and there is heater on the handles of the snowmobile so the whole trip is not that cold. And the instructor is super nice and patient.
        Written 3 January 2024
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      Abbywabbydabbywoo
      39 contributions
      Jan 2023 • Couples
      The reindeer ride was good and the guide then talked us through information on the reindeers and their habitat. Very informative. The husky bit however not so great. There was too many people all squeezed into the trip which meant people had to share sleds with others, which wasn’t specified on the booking. It was annoying as I was so excited about the trip to be sat towards the back not really getting the view of the ride. Plus it meant with such a big group you were waiting for ages in the cold. Also as we were at the end of the queue the husky’s look knackered. I think If you are happy to stand around for a long period of time and if you are in a group it’s not so bad as you can all go together but personally I would book a separate ride next time to get a better experience! Would I recommend to friends? The reindeer bit yes. Not the husky part I don’t think it’s worth the money! Free time in Santa Claus village good & pick up and transfer ok.
      Written 29 January 2023
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      Dear Abby, Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. We try to divide the groups in such a way that the waiting times are as short as possible, but in high season the waiting times can still sometimes be longer than expected. During the waiting time, we try to offer something for the younger ones, such as sledging. We are always trying to develop our activities so we appreciate your honest feedback. Kindly, The SMP team
      Written 11 April 2023
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      MihaElla
      Haugesund, Norway14 contributions
      An amazing experience for at least one time in life with your kids . We had a short ride with the reindeers in Santa's village since we didn't booked in advance anything before our arrival there but we were satisu with that too . I recommend to everyone who's visiting Santa Claus village to not skip the ride ...any reindeer ride .
      Written 15 February 2023
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      Charlie
      Falfield, UK1 contribution
      Honestly, this was the best trip we done. The tour & drivers were absolutely outstanding with everything. We had our 1 year old with us so times can be a little stressful and these guys made sure it was stress free and enjoyable for everyone.

      The reindeers were great, it was so interesting learning about them and understanding more about them and the owners.

      The huskies were also great, it’s amazing how they hardly try yet zoom you around on the sledge.

      Santa Claus Village was a perfect way to finish the day, where you could have a look around, doing a bit of shopping and really feel like you’re in a Christmas film.

      (If you have young children and worried on what trip to do, pick these guys. They really look after you!)
      Written 3 December 2022
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      Jolien L
      Tessenderlo, Belgium5 contributions
      Feb 2022
      This was one of the activities I looked forward to the most; meet the 2 most famous Arctic animals, you simply have to experience this during your visit to Finnish Lapland. Driving the reindeer and huskies is a lot of fun to do, especially the reindeer because you can drive them yourself and get a driver's license. And the huskies are just so cute and fast! On both animals, you will have free time to meet them, after which you take a ride with them. With the huskies, you get extra cuddle time, and with luck, you can also visit the puppies. After each ride, you can warm up with a snack and drink by a fire, where extra information is given about having a reindeer and husky farm in Finland, very interesting! A huge plus is that the farm is a real authentic Finnish farm, with a lot of charm. In retrospect, I would have liked to experience longer rides with the animals, which is certainly possible as the organization offers a different kind of activity. So this is definitely for my next visit. This activity is a nice introduction. After the visit to the Arctic animals, you will stop at Santa Village where you will have 2 hours of free time to visit Santa Claus or the many nice souvenir shops. This is nice to take with you during your stay in Finland. Without a doubt, this activity makes for a very fun day, also thanks to the very friendly guides including Natasha and the very friendly people of the farms.
      Written 13 February 2022
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      CarmenT
      Malmö, Sweden3 contributions
      An experience we will definitely do again next time we visit Rovaniemi. Our guide, Alex from Spain, was super nice and thoughtful. We got to see the reindeers and a reindeer sleigh ride, good lunch, husky sleigh ride and 2 hours in the Santa Claus village (where we chose to go and meet Santa). We were provided winter clothes and boots by the organizers which I thought was super nice. Even though the weather was a bit too warm for this period and not that much snow, we still had a great time!
      Written 25 November 2022
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      Bogdan M
      1 contribution
      Dec 2022 • Family
      You walk for 5.minutes with Huskeys and Reindeers !
      It s not nice.
      You waiting your turn 30 - 40 minutes to walk with dogs and reindeers .
      They don t respect us, if we want to go at the farm, until we wait them 30 minutes to coming to drop of , he told me that, we must to be nice if we want to visit the farm, with me money ...
      Written 5 January 2023
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      Dear Bogdan M, We are sorry to hear your experience with us didn’t go as expected. As specified in the activity description, the reindeer ride is 500m and the husky ride is brief as husky run rather fast. Lapland is a popular destination in the Christmas and New Year holidays and places can get busy. Unfortunately, you came at the busy time and waiting time is to be expected. While waiting for the husky sledge ride, kids can play in the snow and you can ask questions about the huskies or the region to your guide so the waiting time is not boring. While waiting for the reindeer ride, you can pet the reindeers that are nearby. We hope you will visit Lapland again, and maybe you could enjoy a longer time for the sleigh rides with our Husky Long Trail Adventure (7-10 km) or the Traditional Reindeer Farm Visit with Sledge Ride where you can be the driver yourself. Kindly, The SMP team
      Written 6 January 2023
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      loyfam
      Singapore, Singapore20 contributions
      Great tour operator and very organized and helpful.

      We were lucky to have the same guide for 2 different days. Arlavy (guide in jeans direct translation so unsure if spelling is right). He was very informative and really tried his best to provide an interesting and informative experience for us. Highly recommend!
      Written 28 November 2022
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      Marielle M
      2 contributions
      Nov 2022 • Family
      Great experience and many thanks to Marcus for being an attentive guide. He looked after us well and even became my little sons hero helping free him from his snow suit where the zip became stuck when he was desperate for the toilet. Lovely experience. Thoroughly recommended.
      Written 5 December 2022
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      Gulliver007
      Clavering, UK11 contributions
      Reindeer sledging around 4 minutes and husk sledging was 1min 5 seconds , taxi transfer to Santa
      Village 10/15 mins then 2 hours free time - €500 for 4
      People . I would recommend booking the time you
      would like to spend on these events rather than spend 6 minutes with the rides for this price .
      Written 16 December 2023
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      Ana Flavia C
      3 contributions
      Feb 2024 • Family
      I really love this tour! I travelled with a baby (and, guys, it was too cold for a baby) and the team was so nice with us , everybody helped us a lot! They give us clothes for the activities. It was a really nice and beautiful tour!
      Written 15 February 2024
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