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Our Life – Guided Tour at Kellokas

Culture has always been tied to the area's natural environment and the possibilities it provides. Hear the story of the villages on the fells on this guided tour through the exhibition Our Life – Meän Elämää. The Väylä River has been a travel route, a vein that connects the entire area, and that has helped the area's diverse culture develop into something extraordinary. Language is held in great regard and there is a good deal of support to keep it alive. Guided tours should be booked in advance from the visitor centre.

SUP Adventure in Oulanka National Park

Depending on your level of skills, abilities and wishes, we can take you on a longer adventure, including dinner and camping in the wilderness, or we can go on a shorter trip to get a feel for stand up paddling. Come see our wild nature and feel the freedom and flow of paddling on our free waters!

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...

Snowy Trails Husky Safari (8 km)

Take a ride behind a team of sleigh dogs on a trek through Finnish country trails and learn all about the training, breeding and racing of the magnificent husky! Go on a trip to a local husky farm, where you get a short introduction and instruction, and the dogs are ready to take you on an 8 km ride through the Finnish countryside. Afterwards, the staff will tell you all about the life and training of the dogs, as you enjoy some hot juice and Finnish ginger cookies before we return you to your hotel.

Forest Tour with Reindeer

After instructions, we will start our safari, each participant with their own reindeer. The reindeers are well-trained – anyone can enjoy the safari safely with these reliable creatures. The route is about 6 kilometers long and passes a lake on the way through the forest. The ride takes about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on your reindeer. After we are back at the farm, hot drinks and snacks are served in the warmth of our cosy grange. Duration around 2 hours.

Shop Like a Local

If you are curious about where the local people shop for their daily life, join our guide on a shopping tour by car. We will browse around in the supermarket to spot the typical Finnish grocery products, take a peek into a huge flee market to search for possible treasures and go see what locals need to buy for their hobbies – hunting, fishing, snowmobiling. Maybe you’ll even find some souvenirs!
 The selection of shops visited can vary according to the interests of the participants.

Northern Lights Safari

A memorable snowmobile safari in an enchantingly blue twilight forest. If the sky is clear and luck is on our side, you might see the Northern Lights and thousands of stars twinkling in the sky. The safari includes a break with hot juice for refreshment.

Snowmobile Safari into the Arctic Circle Forest

This snowmobile safari will give you a chance to ride your own snowmobile on forest trails around the Santa Claus village area. You will enjoy the beautiful winter scenery and during the way we will make several stops to admire the snowy nature. The tour is suitable for anyone interested in experiencing snowmobiling. Children are traveling in the sledge pulled by the guides' snowmobile.

Fishing

There is nothing better than driving through the wild forest to a real Polar lake. Here, with the instructor’s assistance, you will make holes in the ice with an auger. You have to have patience, skill, and some luck to catch a fish! Your catch will be tallied and photographed for souveniers. After a nourishing meal, it's time to say goodbye.

Meeting Santa (December, by Appointment only)

We travel to Santa’s hidden cottage in an old Lappish village. First we will get to know Santa’s reindeers and enjoy a 1 km sled ride, then you will visit the old farm and hear stories of the past and present. You also get a chance to feed the young reindeers. It’s then time to meet Santa in his cottage. Santa will also bring greetings from Mrs Santa and as a small gift from her, he gives all children homemade gingerbread cookies and chocolate. Santa will tell you stories about himself, his elves and Christmas. At the end of the visit, you can also take a picture with Santa.

Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara

Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara is a heavenly combination of culture, cuisine, and Lappish nature. Those keen on sports and outdoor activities will appreciate the excellent facilities and modern spa at sports institute SantaSport. The Lappi Areena sports hall with its varied events is also nearby. The city of Rovaniemi with all its offerings is only 3 km away from our hotel.

Pancakes and Berry Picking in Pure Nature

Rovaniemi is an ideal place for berry and mushroom picking. Berry picking is a great way of enjoying the outdoors and unwinding in the midst of natural beauty. Wild berries are available almost all summer – blueberries and cloudberries ripen first, while lingonberries and cranberries arrive in late summer and autumn. We will start along the hiking path, but soon you can experience walking in moss-covered ground. The guide will tell you about the basics of the fresh food ingredients which you can collect from pure nature.

Forest Trail Reindeer Safari

You will not find a more traditional mode of transportation than the reindeer sleigh. Come face to face with these gentle creatures, as we take you to a nearby reindeer farm to ride a reindeer-drawn sleigh through the snowy forests. Learn about the reindeer herder's life. We will pick you up from your hotel and drive 30 minutes to the reindeer farm. You will be instructed how to the ride the reindeer sleigh, and you will travel for about 2 kilometers. Upon your return, the reindeer herder will tell you about his reindeers and his life over some hot juice.

Taiga Husky Tour

A wilderness husky tour for about 7,5 hours, including a campfire lunch. The perfect way to experience the magnificent taiga forests of Lapland. Enjoy the sound of silence as you mush your own dog-team through the remote trails just north of Rovaniemi and the Arctic Circle. We travel 30-40 km during this tour. After or during the tour (weather dependant), we enjoy a hearty campfire lunch. You can choose to drive your sled alone, or share the experience with a partner.

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.

SAUNATOUR – Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience

Built on pure nature, wild creativity and arctic tradition, SAUNATOUR is truly something else than a trip to the nearby spa! 

SAUNATOUR programmes are always guided and are suitable for everyone from kids to grandparents. Have a true Finnish Sauna experience with different saunas like the traditional smoke sauna, SaunaYoga or the unique ice sauna, and pamper yourself with sauna treatments with wild herbs and old Finnish remedies. Your wilderness wellbeing holiday will be complete with Wild Food meals, unique accommodation and all-inclusive service packages tailored to your wishes.

Ranua Animal Fun Day with Zoo, Husky Farm and Reindeer Farm Visits

Start at the Ranua Arctic Zoo and see local animals as well as exotic, with the highlights being the enormous moose and polar bear. Also of note are the traditionally local animals such at the forest reindeer, the wolverine, and the arctic fox, not to forget many different species of owls! We’ll have a buffet lunch at the Zoo restaurant. A short ride later we’ll arrive at a husky farm, where you’ll get to meet and learn all about these animals and even ride a sleigh pulled by a team of dogs. Our final stop will be a reindeer farm, where you can enjoy a short trip in a reindeer sleigh.

A Walk with Arctic Snow Dogs

Take a walk with arctic Samojedi dogs. They are the experts in extreme arctic conditions but also excellent companion dogs. You'll see Kemi in four seasons on a guided walking tour through parks and along the seashore. During the walk you can take photos of your new cute friends and their famous smiles.

SantaPark

Have fun with the elves! Experience: undercrossing of the Arctic Circle and meet Ice Princess in her Ice Gallery. At the Elves Post Office find weird machinery, that works with children’s kind thoughts. Drive the Fairytale Train as many times as you want, visit Santa Claus in his office, learn useful skills in the Elf School and decorate gingerbread cookies in Mrs. Gingerbread’s Bakery. SantaPark Café offers lunch in winter and mouthwatering delicacies, while the elves present their dance show at the main stage.