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Reindeer and Snowmobile Safari

We begin our journey to a reindeer farm by snowmobile. On arrival at the reindeer farm, our means of transport changes from snowmobiles to reindeer. After a challenging drive, we enjoy the hostess's delicious pastries and coffee. On our return journey, we drive our snowmobiles up to the crest of the Levi fell, a climb of 531 metres on foothills surrounded by picturesque landscape. In good weather we may even see the fells of Ylläs, Pallas and Kumpu. The journey covers approx. 50 km by snowmobile and 1 km by reindeer, and lasts a total of 3–4 hours.

Ranua Zoo

EXPERIENCE THE WILD ARCTIC The Ranua Wildlife Park gives you an opportunity to see polar bears along with 50 other Arctic animal species in the midst of Northern woods. Ranua offers accommodation and a variety of program services for an adventurous holiday in the heart of true Lappish wilderness.

Sampo Icebreaker

The mighty Icebreaker Sampo operates on the northern Gulf of Bothnia out of Kemi in Finnish Lapland. After serving for 30 years in demanding Arctic waters the vessel has been given a new, more fascinating task – to give unforgettable experiences for eager winter adventurers! Once on board the Icebreaker, you will have a presentation of the ship and a guided tour will take you to the massive engine room and the bridge. Later on, you can have lunch on board after which the ship will stop for one hour to enable you to take a swim in the sea, comfortably dressed in a warm survival suit!

Husky Safari in a National Park in Ylläs

This husky safari is all about driving a husky sleigh! We drive by bus to a local husky farm where we first learn how to handle the husky sleigh and then head for the Pallas-Yllästunturi national park with the dogs. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and the speed of the dogs. Halfway through, we will stop for snacks by an open fire and listen to the husky guide tell stories about the life of the dogs. After changing turns in driving we head back to the husky farm where it is time to pet the dogs and take pictures of those beautiful animals.

Husky Dog Experience – Helsinki

Enjoy a speedy sled ride through the forests outside Helsinki, pulled by our family-owned team of huskies. Enjoy a snack and warm drink by the fire and learn about life and racing with huskies! Includes return transportation from Helsinki hotels, Vantaa airport or Helsinki harbour.

Santa Claus Safari

We welcome you to come and experience the most important elements of the magical ambience of Lapland! Your adventure begins with a cruise on a traditional riverboat. A visit to the home of Lappish family and their workshop is the first stop. After this, the riverboat will take you to a local reindeer farm, where you can learn about Lappish culture and reindeer rearing. Enjoy a delicious lunch and participate in a ceremonial crossing of the Arctic Circle during your visit to the farm. In the afternoon, the tour continues by car to the Santa Claus Village for a meeting with Mr. Claus himself.

Wilderness Safari

Enjoy the peace of our Lappish wilderness with reindeer herders. You will be taken to the wilderness on a 3-hour reindeer sledge safari where you can enjoy the harmony of Lapland. Coffee and sweet buns are served by the campfire. The trip includes a presentation of a traditional reindeer farm. You can also feed the reindeer.

Ice Fishing Safari to Lake Taimenjärvi

We put on warm snowmobile clothing at the LuontoLoma office and our guide explains the snowmobile controls and how to drive it safely. We drive through beautiful fell terrain, such as across the treeless fell tops and through the forests of Kaunispää, Urupää and Kuusipää. The lake Taimenjärvi "kota" is in a primeval area, on the shore of a beautiful wilderness lake. We try our luck at ice fishing on lake Taimenjärvi. In keeping with its name, the lake has trout and Arctic char. We take a break in the "kota" and have coffee or tea before the drive back to Saariselkä.

Quiet Luxury - Anttolanhovi Wellness Village

Get a great experience of lake Saimaa by a guided canoeing trip, learn how to make traditional Karelian pasties and visit the handicraft workshop at Kenkävero Vicarage before you explore the city of Mikkeli. Accommodation is also a real experience with unique Art & Design villas designed by a young architecture student. There's a beautiful view towards Lake Saimaa from the villa and bicycles & a rowing boat for your own use. Local food from breakfast to late night - made with big heart!

Day at the Alahovi Berry Wine Farm -package

Alahovi Berry Wine Farm is located on the island of Vaajasalo. At Alahovi, you can enjoy their selection of wines and explore the island for the beautiful scenery. We offer an “Alahovi cruise” package that includes the cruises to the island and back, a delicious meal on our ships, and wine tasting at the berry wine farm. For the most enjoyable experience to the farm, traveling on the beautiful Lake Kallavesi by ship is the best!

Seeking Northern Lights on a Reindeer Safari in Ylläs

When it gets dark, we will start our search for the magical Aurora Borealis. We will first take a bus to a reindeer farm from where we will start the sleigh ride. Lapland’s winter is not totally dark after the sunset, as the snow reflects the light and colors of the sky in a mystical way. If we are lucky enough, we might also see the Northern lights dancing in the sky. After the reindeer ride we will gather into a Lappish tepee and hear interesting stories about reindeer as well as enjoy a hot drink with pancake.

Hiking with Huskies

Let's go for a walk in the forest with huskies! The hikes can start as soon as the ground dries a little, around the end of May. Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for the weather and forest. One husky for two persons. Huskies pull hard, so it is good to let your arms rest while the other person is walking the dog. Not recommended for children under the age of 12. Departures: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 14.00 (minimum of 2 customers) Duration: 1–2 hours, depending on the group's wishes.

Aurora Icelandic Horse Trek

In the winter evenings the sky might be covered with moon, thousands of stars and Northern Lights. Come and join us to have an ‘Aurora riding’ trek in the Winter Wonderland with our charming Icelandic horses! During the trek we’ll spend some time in the kota and have a snack and coffee/tea near an open fire.

Snowmobile Safari to a Local Reindeer Farm in Rovaniemi

Want to join traditional Lappish livelihood and reindeer herding in Rovaniemi? These arctic animals are also known as Santa Claus’ reindeer! Drive with a snowmobile to a local reindeer farm and after a short reindeer drive receive your very own International Reindeer Driving License. Take part in a crossing of the Arctic Circle ceremony in a Lappish tepee and receive a Crossing of the Arctic Circle Certificate as a gift to remember this unforgettable day!

More of Finland by Train

Trains are the best way to experience Finland with ease. You can sit back and relax with a delicious meal in one of the restaurant cars, get a good night’s sleep in a comfy sleeping car, or just watch the scenic Finnish landscape pass by as you make your way to the next exotic destination. What more could you ask for?

A Reindeer Safari to an Ice-Fishing Lake

This safari offers you an insight on how the real traditional life in Lapland used to be when you travel through the silent snow covered surroundings of Lapland in a traditional reindeer sleigh to a frozen wilderness lake. Our guide will teach you how to drill a hole in the ice and prepare the ice-fishing rod and baits. You just might to fish the catch of the day! A small Lappish campfire with sausages will highlight the day spent outdoors before returning to the reindeer farm by a reindeer sleigh.

Traditional Day in a Finnish Summer Cabin in the Wilderness

During this excursion, you will experience the local way of life and the treasures of Lappish wilderness. After a transfer into the forest by car, we will jump into a rowing boat and row across the lake to the wilderness cabin. We will spend a relaxing day in the pure Lappish nature; fishing, picking berries or mushrooms, collecting fresh natural spring water, starting a fire and having lunch together, listening to fascinating stories of the Lappish nature and life here in the Arctic wilderness.

Silence in the Heart of Nature – a Self-Drive Tour in Eastern Finland

For those looking for a relaxing holiday away from it all, the peace and enrapturing beauty of the Wild Taiga in Eastern Finland make for an ideal self-drive destination. With quiet roads and short distances from numerous attractions, ancient forests, lakes and gentle activities, you will feel you have truly escaped to nature. During your tour, you will have the chance to paddle, hike, go bear watching, take a husky trek and try outdoor yoga. You can also experience Finnish life when you overnight in a traditional lakeside log cabin, complete with crystal clear waters and a sauna.

Accommodation and Activities in Holiday Club Katinkulta

The Holiday Club Katinkulta is a very versatile holiday resort located by the lake Nuasjärvi and surrounded by beautiful golf courses. Katinkulta offers accommodation in both hotel rooms and fully equipped holiday houses. Katinkulta has got a wide range of activities, such as golf, tennis, gym, badminton and bowling and it also has got an indoor pool area with several pools, jacuzzis and saunas. Three restaurants are also open year-round to serve customers with local and international food. In the wintertime ski tracks start right at our main building and ski slopes are only 3km's away.

Summer at Hotel Kalevala

In the land of the midnight sun, the long days never end. Staying in a private, family-owned hotel in Eastern Finland is a perfect way to enjoy a holiday far away from the crowds and traffic. The surrounding area has a great expanse of untouched wilderness, which offers exceptional wildlife watching and photo opportunities. This package gives you a chance to join the best summer activities like bear watching, husky trekking, sunset paddling, whitewater swimming – or just relaxing in the endless sunshine.