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Ruka Ski Pass

The Ruka Ski Resort is full of winter fun and Lappish experiences. Enjoy our well-maintained slopes, efficient ski lifts and stunning views. The ski season lasts more than 200 days. The multifaceted ski area is suited for children, adults, beginners and experts. Ski Passes alo available online. Welcome to the coordinates of snow!

Snowmobile Animal Day with Snowshoe Hike

Are you ready for a day of snow and animals? First try the snowmobile, as experts instruct you in the use of these exciting vehicles and take you for a ride to see the majestic reindeer as well as the formidable husky. Learn all about the ways these animals are trained and raised, meet them, and even ride on a reindeer-drawn sleigh, as well as a sleigh pulled a by a team of huskies...

Ice Fishing – Traditional Finnish Experience

Want to enjoy the Finnish wintertime? Put some skates on, glide to our island, and enjoy the beautiful landscape as you sit by a hole in the ice and wait for the fish to come. Our guide will explain how you'll get the biggest fish of all times. Our Winter Café will also provide you with a hot chocolate to keep you warm. Total duration circa 4 hours.

Magic of the Northern Lights

Once dusk falls over Northern nature, the magical Northern Lights will appear on the sky. This snowshoe adventure is the perfect way to explore winter landscapes authentically, and with a bit of luck, you might see the amazing show of Aurora Borealis. The trip starts from the Safari Center, then you will head up to the Vuokatti hills enjoying the amazing snow-covered forest and peaceful nature. From the top of the hill, you can admire the amazing view with all the lights shining from the village.

Visit to a Local Family Farm and Skiing with Huskies

Welcome to visit a tiny family run husky farm near Rovaniemi, where the eight huskies are considered as members of the family. Skiing with the huskies is great fun, but it demands previous experience of alpine or cross-country skiing. The distance of the ride is 5-10km, depending on the weather conditions and your skills. After a thrilling adventure we will stop by a fireplace and have a warm drink and a little snack. This visit it suitable only for families, couples or friends – and the max. group size is 6 guests, with limited availability.

Ice Climbing at Ruka Ski Resort

The ice-climbing program is suitable for adults and children who like to challenge themselves and are not afraid to try new adventures in a safe winter environment. The program is moderately demanding, but suitable for beginners. You do need to be in decent physical condition – i.e. strong enough to use the axe on ice. Ice climbing in Arctic conditions can be a very powerful experience. We will help you feel confident as you explore the ice wall, and you will come out of the experience feeling mentally stronger. Welcome to our Arctic Wonderland!

Kicksled Tour and Reindeer Safari

We will leave Levi for the village of Köngäs. Once we reach Taivaan Valkeat, we will switch our transportation to kicksleds. We kick our way along the Ounasjoki river, first to Pirkko's gallery. You have an opportunity to admire some beautiful paintings and handicrafts which are also available for purchase. Then we will continue our tour towards Johanna's reindeer farm. You can choose between a 1 km and a 3 km reindeer ride. Afterwards we will enjoy some hot coffee and sweet pastries.

Ice Climbing, Mont Karhu Climbing Tower

Experience ice climbing up in the Mont Karhu climbing tower. Learn how to use a climbing harness, carabiners, crampons and ice axes. We start ice climbing from the eastern side of Month Karhu climbing tower. Ice climbing is a real team work effort so you will be working in a group of three people. One of you is climbing and two of you belaying. Previous climbing experience is not needed for this program.

Arctic Survival Mini Courses in Pyhätunturi

What is a quinzee and how do you actually survive in the arctic wilderness? Join us at Pyhätunturi and we will take you out for an all-night arctic survival mini course. You will have the chance to build your own snow quinzee also know as a snow shelter, sleep under the stars and learn first-hand skills on winter survival. We also provide half-day courses and theory lessons, just ask for more information. Our guides are certified by the Finnish Survival Guild, experienced arctic explorers and have been teaching survival skills for many years.

Snowshoes for Rent

Snowshoeing isn't just walking. It's a great way to get around in the snowy forest without disturbing the wildlife. It can also be a great cardio workout and you can burn twice as many calories compared to walking! It's very easy – and lots of FUN! Kids' sizes available as well! The pick-up and return locations for the snowshoes can be arranged according to your needs.

From Guesthouse to Guesthouse Cross-Country Skiing Tour

Set out for a tour by skis to the idyllic countryside of North Karelia. Snow, white forests and frozen lakes; February and March are the best times of the year for skiing in North Karelia. The sun is shining, the snow glistens, the frozen lakes and hills are covered with a thick coat of snow.

Snowshoe Hike

Snowshoe hike to Koli's stunning peaks. First we have a short presentation of the basic rules of snowshoeing and then we will start our hike. While hiking we'll admire the views and have fun sliding down the hills and climp up small hills. The trip is suited for the whole family. You can choose a snowshoe hike lasting from 1h to a whole day.

Arctic Eye Lappish Igloo Moments

The Arctic Eye glass igloos by Santa's Hotels are intended for year-round use. You can find them in two locations in the middle of Finnish Lapland: in Luosto and in Rovaniemi. The Rovaniemi glass igloos are situated on the Arctic Circle. The package includes: • Overnight stay in a glass igloo at Santa's Igloos • Buffet breakfast • Arctic Eye Rovaniemi menu in Hotel Santa Claus with transfer • Welcome gifts and berry snack in the room • Guided walking program, use of snowshoes, use of kick-sledges, campfire break with berry juice and cookies

2-Day Trip to Svanstein and Miekojärvi

Are you ready for the winter wilderness? Leave with us for a two-day trip full of wilderness experiences. First up we drive to a traditional reindeer farm in Sinettä. Come face-to-face with the majestic animals and ride a reindeer-drawn sleigh. Then we continue to Svanstein, a premier skiing location for some downhill skiing and a barbecue lunch. After all the excitement and exercise, we continue to our lakeside cabin for some well-deserved relaxation and some time in the lakeside sauna. Next, spend the night in our “Aurora Nest” with a see-through roof, for the ultimate Aurora night...

Ice Age Stories and Hiking at Rokua Geopark

Experience the unique Rokua nature with real stories about the history and nature formations from iceage until today. Feel and see the beautiful forest with pine trees and lichen coverage looking like snow in the summer. Depending on the season, you may find some berries or mushrooms on the way. You will be guided along the paths towards a local lake, where you have a break with some Finnish style snacks.

Northern Light Hunting on Snowshoes

Seeing the Northern lights is an experience beyond description, one that you will never forget.The best locations for hunting the Northern Lights are very easily accessible on snowshoes. Total darkness and silence in the middle of a snowy forest create an expectant atmosphere that makes the hunt even more exciting. Our experienced guide leads you safely to places where you have a good chance to see the Northern Lights. You will also learn interesting facts about the Northern Lights as well as Lappish nature and history.

Rental Equipment for Snow Sports

The Piste Rental Shop, located in the heart of Ruka village, provides standard rental sets for your favourite snow sports. Following equipment available: • Alpine skiing • Snowboarding • Cross-country skiing • Telemark • Twin-tip skis • Children’s equipment, helmets & harnesses • Stigas, sledges & sleighs • Snowshoes • Clothes

Snowshoe Adventure

SNOWSHOE ADVENTURE 5 Hours in the morning/afternoon Day: Wednesday 10:00 – 15:00 Take a walk through the beautiful snowy landscape on snowshoes. This little adventure gives you the opportunity to see things you can't see on the beaten paths. Our pace is slow and the terrain won't be too difficult, so the tour is suitable for everyone. We will take a break at a laavu where we can make some coffee and have something to eat. This adventure is great for those who want to see more nature!