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Fishing and Snowmobiles

Ice fishing safari to a wilderness lake. Head north on a snowmobile trail that takes you along the frozen River Ounasjoki and through snowy forests up into the hills, where you can admire the beautiful surroundings of Lapland. Follow the trail through white, snow-covered fields to arrive at a small wilderness lake. The silence will envelop you as you prepare to go fishing. Try your hand at traditional ice fishing and fry your catch over the campfire. Afterwards, return to town for a well-earned rest.

Santa Claus Safari (December only)

Your journey begins from the safari house towards Santa’s cabin on snowmobiles. Upon arrival, Santa Claus is ready and waiting for us. You can take photographs during the meeting. We also get to know Santa’s reindeer and enjoy a short sleigh ride. After the ride, we will enjoy a warm drink and a Finnish Christmas pastry before returning to Levi by snowmobile. Driving distance about 25 km, total duration 2.5–3 hours.

Aurora Borealis Safari by Snowmobiles

Come and experience an exotic Arctic evening by driving through snow-covered forests and over frozen lakes by snowmobile. With a little luck, if the sky is clear, the moon, stars and even the Northern Lights may show you the way. Enjoy a delicious snack of sausages and warm drinks around an open fire before returning to the Safari Club by snowmobile.

Northern Lights Safari

Just wait until the day sets for night, and we are ready to go. Moving with the snowmobile lights in the peaceful darkness and keeping our eyes on the night sky, we search for the magnificent Northern Lights. Your guide starts up a fire and we grill sausages for an evening snack, and maybe the guide has also some hot drinks and biscuits in his backpack. Driving distance 25–30 km, total duration 2,5–3 h. Price includes driving gear, fuel, guide, and hot drinks.

Excursion to Northern Lights Resort by Bus

This excursion takes you to the Northern light Resort located approximately 20 km away from the city lights with good view to the northern sky. At the resort you will find the Aurora Borealis theatre build inside a massive snow igloo, presenting a film about the myths and facts of this natural phenomenon along with spectacular photos of the Northern Lights. You will also have time to roam around the resort, admire the bar igloo or take a brisk sleigh ride with snowmobile drawn sleigh. Don’t forget to enjoy the the traditional reindeer burgers in wooden Kammi cabin by the open fire.

Snowmobile Safari to a Wilderness Lodge

This tour takes you further from the usual safari trails, as we ride on snowmobiles to the North from the Santa Claus Village. Our journey takes us through beautiful winter forests, and we make several stops on the way to enjoy the frozen nature and landscapes. There will be a longer break at the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge – a traditional lumberjack house nestled by the Raudanjoki River. A delicious hot soup lunch will be prepared and enjoyed by a campfire, filling you up with warmth and energy.

Northern Light Hunting by Snowmobile

As the white snow affords more light by reflecting the stars and the moon, we follow the snowmobile trails away from the lights of Ruka and look for the perfect spot to admire the sky. Your guide will light up a campfire and we will enjoy a picnic while waiting for the Northern Lights to appear. Everyone can grill traditional Finnish sausages on the fire as we serve Lappish berry juice to keep you warm. Remember to bring a tripod for your camera!

Arctic Island Adventure

Arctic Adventure Island is a short ride away from the SnowCastle area. In order to get there, we need to cross the frozen sea and that happens comfortably in the warm Olokolo-nest. Once on the Island, we may enjoy the peace and quiet and beautiful scenery while exploring the Island on snowshoes. Afterwards we will warm up and make Finnish pancakes by the fire.

Snowmobile Safari to the Icebreaker

Snowmobile safari to the Mighty Icebreaker Sampo is an experience of the arctic freedom at its fullest. A journey through the frozen sea, climbing aboard the Icebreaker and an incredible adventure swimming in the icy sea with the survival suit on. Guided tour aboard and tasty lunch included.

Express Safari into the Arctic Circle Forest

Snowmobile Safari for those who have previous experience riding on a motorbike, jetski, quad or similar. This snowmobile safari will give you a chance to ride your own snowmobile around the Santa Claus Village area. No sleigh is carried along to avoid drag, therefore this tour is meant for adults only.

Full day Snowmobile Safari with Ice Fishing and Campfire Lunch

This is a full day snowmobile tour for those who really want to do snowmobiling and experience the best of Lapland wilderness. We will have a long break when we reach the Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge – a traditional lumberjack house nestled by the river of Raudanjoki. Delicious hot soup lunch will be prepared and enjoyed by a campfire to fill you up with warmth and extra energy. A little rest after the meal is great to combine with ice fishing. Guide will provide you with the equipment and after a little walk on the river ice, you will be instructed to drill a hole and set your fishing hook.

Exploring the Frozen Lake Saimaa

Welcome to an active winter holiday in the surroundings of the Linnansaari National Park! Experience the unforgettable skating excursion along the longest tour skating route in Finland with the amazing winter sceneries of the National Park. Try snowshoeing in the hills of Järvisydän, or ski along the snowy and frozen Lake Saimaa. Alternatively you can also just enjoy the sled/snowmobile ride and take a day trip to the national park and the idyllic Oravi village. On the guided trip our guide will lead you also to a camping place, where steaming hot beverages, snacks and an open fire await.

Snowmobile Ride to Reindeer Camp

We drive through the beatiful winter scenery of Levi to an old reindeer farm named Sammun Tupa. Once at the farm, you can meet the reindeer and take plenty of pictures! Your guide will share his knowledge of reindeer farming with you. And what would be nicer than enjoy a hot drink and homemade sweet bun in the old farm house. Driving distance 25 km, total duration 2–2,5 h And just let us know if you want to try a reindeer ride as well!

Snowmobile Safari Around the Levi Fell

This safari takes you through snow-covered forests and lakes around the Levi fell. If the weather permits, we will drive all the way to the top of Levi and admire the beautiful scenery. We will stop for a coffee break during the safari. Distance covered: 35 km. Duration: 2–3 hours. Minimum 2 persons.

Explorers’ Multiweek, 7 Nights

Vuokatti is full of activities and entertainment for everyone. We can guarantee unforgettable nature experiences in pure Finnish nature! The perfect package for those who want to have the best excursions and also a couple of days for skiing, winter fun with the family, or just relaxing and enjoying the nature. Perfect for families! Accommodation included.

Snowmobile Safari

Snowmobile safari to the forest of Koli and to the amazing frozen lake Pielinen. The safari's start from the harbor restaurant Alamaja. First we put warm driving equipment on (helmet, helmet hat, overall suit, driving boots) and then we will have short driving instructions from the guide. Afterwards we go and enjoy the motor power and Koli’s magnificent views!

Lapland Magic & Ice Breaker

This Lapland Collection package includes iconic Lapland highlights: an evening safari by snowmobiles to see the magnificent natural phenomenon - Aurora Borealis, a visit to Santa Claus and an excursion to the Sampo Ice Breaker with a swim "on the rocks" and a lunch in the Kemi Snow Castle. This offer includes all from flights and accommodation in Lapland!

Northern Lights Hunters’ Long Weekend, 4 Nights

Vuokatti is full of activities and entertainment for everyone. We can guarantee unforgettable nature experiences in pure Finnish nature! When darkness falls over the North, the magical Northern Lights make their appearance across the skies. This long weekend is the perfect way to explore winter landscapes authentically, and with a bit of luck, you will see the amazing Aurora Borealis. Accommodation included!

Snowmobile Basics

This safari is a perfect choice to get your first snowmobile driving experience! We dress you up warmly and our guide gives you instructions on handling before heading to the track. Driving on the frozen lakes and snowy forest safely behind our guide gives you an easy way to learn snowmobiling. The track is planned to suit your skills. Driving distance 20–25 km, total duration 1–1,5 h. Price includes driving gear, guide, fuel and taxes.

Northern Lights Snowmobile Safari

As the day sets for night, we are ready to go. Moving by snowmobile in the peaceful darkness and keeping an eye on the night sky, we search for the magnificent Northern Lights. During the safari, your guide lights up a fire and we grill sausages for an evening snack. No more than 7 snowmobiles on each safari. Duration 2.5–3 hours.