Best Adventurous Things to Do in Rovaniemi

THE 10 BEST Adventurous Things to Do in Rovaniemi

Best Adventurous Things to Do in Rovaniemi

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  • Izabela R
    Dublin, Ireland95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After a long research we booked a Premium Combo safari for all day with Arctic Lifestyle. The communication with the company when making a booking was excellent.
    Then once we arrived to Rovaniemi it turned out that is way below 20degrees and we were with 2 small kids age 8 and 4 and we got worried a bit. Totally unnecessary.
    We hit a jackpot with our tour guide Lenny, who we had just for ourselves and he spent with us a whole day and made it really very enjoyable for our kids and us.
    The tour started by bringing us to the company's base where we got changed into the winter clothes and our boys just got helmets, as they were already properly dressed for this cold.
    None of us drove snowmobiles ever before and Lenny made sure to explain to us not only how to drive but how to make it enjoyable for us. We both had our own snowmobiles to drive which was what we booked and we absolutely loved it. Lenny's tips as to how the machines behave on the snow helped us a lot and after a short while we really had a blast and enjoyed the long ride through the frozen river in a lovely wintery landscape. The kids drove together with our tour guide and they loved it!
    Then we arrived to the place nearby the reindeer farm where we had a short ride on a sleigh pulled by one reindeer. They had a lovely fireplace to warm up and after the ride we could go and feed the reindeers. We also got an interesting lecture inside the little house about the reindeers farm and had cookies and hot tea/juice.
    We couldn’t wait to jump back onto the snowmobiles again and we took our time for lovely photos and turns back to the base. In spite of the coldness we really had a great time. Lenny made sure our kids are safe and happy.
    After that we drove to the Santa’s Village for a lovely and scrumptious lunch buffet which was included in the price of the safari.
    And then last but not least the icing on the cake for me personally – the husky ride. We drove outside Rovaniemi to Huskypoint a lovely kennel where you could see that there are absolutely passionate about what they do. I drove one sleigh – their guide explains how to do it – one thing to remember not to let go of the sleigh! The huskies love running and are very happy to do it and they hate when you put on breaks.
    All in all this is a great safari well worth its steep price and all great activities which we wanted to do in Lapland combined in one day.
    Lenny our tour guide was truly exceptional. He was extremely kind and patient with our kids and we felt they were well taken care of. He really made our day. We always felt safe. Lennert also has a great personality and myself and my husband loved his companion.
    We truly recommend the Premium Combo with Arctic Safari and if you are lucky enough to get a tour guide like Lenny you will have an unforgettable day filled with fantastic memories!
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Sam
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked the Northern Lights by Minivan tour from Levi.
    Unfortunately it was a cloudy few days on our holiday so we didn't see them on this tour, but we still wanted to do the tour as we knew we'd still see beautiful sights whether there were northern lights or not. And we were right!

    Our guide was called Emmi. She was polite, friendly and so helpful! She was happy to take photos, help us up when we fell in the snow and answered our questions on the local area.
    Due to the cloud cover we unexpectedly ended up doing a bit of snowshoeing which was quite physical but a lot of fun! It felt like we were in such a special place in the wilderness and we got some amazing photos.
    Emmi then took us down the path to the viewpoints by the Panorama Hotel.
    She let us take our time and take the tour at our own pace so it was very relaxed.
    After that we went to a hut to light a fire for sausages and hot berry juice which was brilliant!

    We loved this tour and thank you again to Emmi for being our guide.
    Communication pre-tour was great, all my emails were responded to quickly which was reassuring.
    Thank you!
    Written 1 January 2024
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  • Livia P
    London, UK19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, wow, wow! Words fail me to describe the experience of going on a husky sledge ride with this company. We have 2 children, a 8 yr old guy and a 6 yr old girl. By the end of our trip to Lapland, we asked them what they most liked about the trip. I was thinking they’d say the visit to Santa’s village or meeting Santa Claus. NO! It was the husky ride! 😃 This is such a serious, responsible and ethical company. They care for the dogs with such love and extend the same care to customers. We were treated super kindly, staff helped us to warm up with the overalls and boots they lent us; gave lots of explanation about how to use the sledge safely. And after the ride everyone is treated to a lovely warm tea with biscuits before getting their bus back to Santa’s village. Don’t think twice, book with them! You’ll make memories for a lifetime!
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Louise F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the Small-Group Aurora Snowshoeing in Forests and had an amazing time. GG was a fantastic guide, it was wonderful to walk through the forest at night in snow shoes, we felt like we had the forest to ourselves. We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights and GG guided us to a fantastic spot to see them. It was a truly magical experience that we'll never forget, thank you very much
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • Andrew
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the few trips we had in Finland that definitely gave value for money. Compared to Iceland, most of the trips we took in Finland were overpriced, rushed and underwhelming. Our guide Victor, seemed genuinely interested in the tour providing info about the animals and calling us over if he spotted the animals hiding. Very conversational about his time in Finland and interested in our visit, where we were from etc. Thank you for such an enjoyable trip.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Emma M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed at the Vaattunki Wilderness resort in the Panorama Huts which was lovely and warm. The staff were all soo kind and helpful. They helped us to book a taxi and kept us up to date on the status of the Northern lights. The food was made fresh every day and it was delicious. Every day you could choose between a meat, fish or vegetarian option with a selection of salads and soup. All the activities were arranged via Safartica. All the staff were also soo kind and helpful. There was a daily shuttle bus from the resort to Santa Claus village and the town centre. We did the snowmobile safari to the reindeer farm, which was fantastic. We also got to feed the reindeers. Everyone was also so knowledgeable. The husky safari was also a must do and you got to cuddle with the dogs afterwards. The northern lights search by snowshoes is a work-out and harder than we thought, but also a must do. On the last day we had the Lappish Kota diner and we never had better salmon than that. The food was traditionally cooked in a Kota and a must do for your last day in Rovaniemi, but do remember that there is no central heating so put your suit from Safartica on. It was also nice that you did not need to hand in the suit for every activity but we got to keep our suit for the week and could hand them in at the resort at the end of our trip. This was definitely a trip to remember and the staff made it extra special and made the experience even greater.
    Written 30 May 2024
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  • Kaja V
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great service! Booking safaris with them was the best decision! They took all our whims into consideration. Everyone friendly, great guides, small groups. Great location. Thank you Wild about Lapland for an unforgettable experience! We highly recommend.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • David M
    Jervis Bay, Australia23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was unreal. My group had Michael as the guide and he was fantastic. Very professional and very fun and made riding the snow mobile one of the best action experiences I’ve ever done. Would highly recommend
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • Ana Maria L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most womderful experience. The guide was kindly, puntually and willing to do his part. The best guide. The bus was in perfect conditions.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Francisco Manue... P
    São Miguel, Portugal7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are looking to really feel unbelievable experiences that can only be performed in Lapland, this is your company! Run away from crowded "safaris" / "trips" / "Excursions" and book all of them in this company where you have a more personalized trip with a great guide ( Igor), adding much more value to your trip. The trips we booked with his company were amazing and his company increased, even more, the experience. Thanks to him and Feelapland to make this trip unbelievable, being so concerned about the environment, and animals, and having human values. I will strongly recommend booking your tours here! Thanks, Igor and Feelaplan!
    Written 6 January 2023
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  • Raisa S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun! Recommend to everyone! You don't have to have previous experience, it is easy to get the hang of it! Bikes are in really good condition!
    Written 20 March 2024
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  • Renate W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really had a fantastic day at the reindeer farm. After a warm welcome from Katja, we went to feed the reindeer in a sleigh. Awesome! What beautiful sweet creatures. But it's also nice to hear that reindeer roam freely through the forests all summer long. After feeding, a delicious lunch with reindeer meat, homemade by Katja. Then a nice sleigh ride. And then end with, again homemade, delicious cake and drinks around a campfire. Everything taken care of down to the last detail. More than worth a visit to this family business! Thank you for the nice day.
    Written 20 March 2024
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  • Piotr M
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have experienced the on 1 hour long snowmobile ride in the wild (family of 2+2; children aged 5 and 8). We were fortunate enough to be guided by the owner himself. Such a wonderful man. Once he got to know that it is my son's birthday he offered us a mini-snowmobile ride free of charge. He has also showed us around the whole facility and took the time to talk to us and really spend the time with us. The ride was also great. It is really in the wild, not "around the block". The place, the people and the whole experience was just great. Would highly recommend.
    Written 28 February 2022
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  • Cristina
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderful night trip, looking for the northeen lights. Our guide Geertho ( I Hope to write It in the correct way) came to collect us at our Air B&B. We then drove ( a small group of 8 people) to a Place where She explained us how to set our cameras and mobile phones, to Better catch the lights. We then moved an hour away, in a Place where we could get something to eat in a very nice Tepee. In the meanwhile we could enjoy the carpet of stars in the Sky and the lights, although they were a bit fainted. Anyway the mobiles and the cameras could catch them Better. Geertho sent us some good pictures of us some days later. Really worth of. Thanks to the team of Welcome Lapland and to our special guide.
    Written 6 February 2020
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  • pamelasacbar
    Ladispoli, Italy3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of our favorite experience in Lapland ! The tour was beautiful between the frozen lake and the forest. Pretty nice stop in a fireplace where we had a saucisse with Finnish bred and we baked our own cinnamon roll on the fire! Our guide Jenni was amazing and she told us a lot about Lapland and the region. Electric snow mobiles are great as they allow to enjoy the nature without the noise of the motor or the smell of the gaz AND they are eco friendly.
    Written 3 March 2024
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