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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

Tour de Rokua by Snowshoes

Who is the King of the Hill at Pookivaara? You will learn the secrets of snowshoeing first. After learning a bit about the technique the group will enjoy a tour by the local Pookivaara hill, where you can walk with the snowshoes towards the top of the hill. From there you can admire the beautiful winter scenery, and finally, we will enjoy warm refreshment by the hillside. The overall distance is approx. 2 – 3 km.

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.

Snowshoeing in a Magical Winter Forest

Our guided snowshoeing trip offers a meditative experience in the magical tranquility of a white winter forest. Suitable for over 12-year-olds and outdoor sport enthusiasts. Duration: 2–3 hours Distance: 3 km

Winter and Snowshoe Hikes in Nuuksio National Park

On our winter hiking tour you can experience magical Finnish winter nature in Nuuksio National Parks close to Helsinki. The winter safari takes you to the snow covered forests and also safely to ice covered lakes. Program includes return transportation from Helsinki City Center and a snack break.

Snowshoeing for Pleasure Lovers

If you want to enjoy an easy snowshoe hike, join this trip to the Levi fell. We go up in a gondola, put on snowshoes, and the guide will explain how to use them. Enjoy the stunning scenery while slowly going down to the hut in Lammaskuru, where we enjoy a tasty snack. The guide will tell you facts and fiction about life in Lapland. After the break, we continue our journey down towards the front slopes, enjoying the snow. Duration about 2.5 hours.

Snowshoeing for Pleasure Lovers

All pleasure lovers can take the gondola up the Levi fell in order to enjoy the views without any physical strain. We will visit the top of Levi, 531 meters above sea level. On the way down we will stop at a Lappish hut for Finnish sausages and coffee.

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!

Snowshoe Hiking Tours

Hiking with snowshoes is a silent and pleasant way to move in different environments and many types of weather, also in demanding terrain. Snowshoes are easy to carry, e.g. strapped on your backpack. On our tours, we always aim for higher ground to get a view of the scenery. We might also go see frozen waterfalls or have a picnic in an old, previously inhabited cave. We have a range of tours from a few hours to whole-day trips.

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.

Ski School

Learn snow sports! We provide instruction in alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemark, and cross-country skiing.

Ice Climbing

A safe opportunity to try ice climbing with professional guides at Tajukangas. Our guides will take you step-by-step through how to climb ice and each climber will have at least two full climbs on the wall. Everything you need is included in the price from climbing boots to ice axes. Tajukangas is located in Pyhätunturi, which could be the easiest-access venue for proper ice climbing in the whole world – just a 10 minute walk from the meeting point, Hotel Pyhätunturi. Pyhätunturi is located just 2 hours from city of Rovaniemi and is easily attainable by Ski Bus.

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!

Korouoma Ice Waterfalls

Korouoma is a 30 km long geological fracture valley in Posio. It is part of a fracture zone in the bedrock which is hundreds of millions of years old. At the center, the fracture valley forms a gorge with high cliff faces. Small streams cascade down the cliff faces in the summer and freeze into beautiful frozen waterfalls during winter, making Korouoma the number one ice climbing destination in Finland. We take a bus to Korouoma Canyon, where we move on snowshoes or on foot depending on the snow level, and admire the famous canyon landscape. A light lunch is served at a camp fire.

Lakeside Sauna Trip with Ice Fishing and Snowshoeing

A day of lakeside fun awaits! First we’ll take you out ice fishing. A professional will instruct you in the proper use of the tools, and if the fish are biting, we’ll put what you catch on the grill. You also have a chance to try one of Lapland’s older forms of traverse in the snow: the snowshoe. Later we'll prepare some fire-grilled sausage, mushroom soup, and more. After our time out in the snow, we retreat to a lakeside sauna, just on the other side of the lake. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a dip in the hole in the ice just outside the sauna!

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.

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.