Discover the highlights of Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland. Enjoy a sleigh ride, explore the Arktikum Museum, visit Santa Claus and cross the line into the Arctic Circle on this full-day tour of the winter wonderland!
You'll begin your full-day tour of Rovaniemi after being picked up from your hotel, at which point you'll be taken to the foothills of Ounasvaara Fell, the city's highest peak. If you're feeling adventurous, you're in luck: here you'll have the opportunity to climb up to the top of the hill. A fantastic way to start the day!
Once you've completed the descent, you'll head straight to the Arktikum Museum, one of the most iconic buildings in the city. Not only is the museum dedicated to teaching visitors about the different periods of the ice age, the secrets of the Aurora Borealis, the animals of the Artic and the area's indigenous Sami people, it is also an architectural gem. The entire building was constructed with a focus on local natural materials, and its highlight is a 564-foot-long (172 m) glass corridor stretching from north to south.
Your next stop will be equally special; experiencing the beautiful animals of Lapland up close. Enjoy a trip on a sled pulled by huskies, one of the oldest dog breeds in the world, as well as a reindeer sleigh ride! Admire the stunning wintery landscapes around you on this new and fun way to travel through the snow. Then, head back into the warmth and shake off the chill with a steaming cup of coffee and some biscuits.
Next, you'll visit the only snowmobile factory in Europe, which happens to be located in Rovaniemi. Learn all about the history and importance of this vehicle in the northernmost countries of the world.
The cherry on the cake of this tour of the city's highlights is a visit to Santa Claus Village, where you'll meet Father Christmas himself, his helpers and his reindeer. You'll even be able to deliver a letter to him in person! The village also crosses the line marking the Arctic Circle, why not take a photo with a foot on each side?
To finish off your full day of adventure, you'll be taken back to Rovaniemi and dropped off at your hotel.
Hotel pick up
The tour will begin between 8:30 am and 9:30 am. The local tour provider will contact you directly to confirm your exact pick up time. Hotel pick up is included from accommodation located within a 6 mile (10 km) radius of Rovaniemi city centre.
|Adults||Children between 4 and 14 years old||Children under 4 years old|
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English guided tour
Children between 4 and 14 years oldUS$ 172.8
Children under 4 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Climb to the peak of Ounasvaara Fell.
Visit to a reindeer farm.
Visit to a husky dog centre.
Visit to Santa Claus Village.
Reindeer sleigh ride.
Husky dog sled ride.
Entrance to Arktikum Museum.
Visit to snowmobile factory.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (20:30 local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).