Apukka Resort

Apukka Resort: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Rovaniemi: Full-Day Family-Friendly Snow Activities

1. From Rovaniemi: Full-Day Family-Friendly Snow Activities

Embark on a full day of fun in the snow with a variety of activities suitable for the entire family. Try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and even ice sculpting. Enjoy a sleigh ride with huskies and reindeer. Depart Rovaniemi and travel to the spectacular wilderness outside the city. Kids will love the friendly winter animals. They can also go sledding down snowy hills on a toboggan, and the whole family will love lunch at an authentic local restaurant. This excursion offers fun for the whole family and an unforgettable winter experience surrounded by nature.

Rovaniemi: Apukka Reindeer Journey

2. Rovaniemi: Apukka Reindeer Journey

Reindeers are a big part of the Lappish lifestyle and have a long history of living side by side with the locals in the north. With this in mind, a reindeer ride is a relaxing way to both explore Finnish nature and get in touch with these beautiful animals. Following a peaceful pace, let the reindeer lead you through the forests. Enjoy the silence of the woods and the still atmosphere all around you and let these beautiful animals guide the way. Afterward, relax with a hot drink. Return from your adventure knowing a lot more than before about the life of the reindeer and reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland.

Lapland: Husky Carriage Ride Under the Northern Lights

3. Lapland: Husky Carriage Ride Under the Northern Lights

Combine the two biggest favorites of Lapland – Aurora hunting and huskies! One of the best ways to spot the magical Autumn Northern Lights is with our furry husky friends. Because of the remote location of our Resort, there's no light pollution in the area, which is good for seeing the Northern Lights. First, you'll meet the husky musher and friendly husky dogs and get to know them before heading to nature. The 4 km long husky trail is ridden with the carriage for 6 people, so the small group is guaranteed. The husky guide is driving the carriage, and you can just enjoy the excitement of the Aurora hunt and the husky ride at the same time. If you are lucky enough, you'll see Aurora arches on the horizon or even the lights dancing all over the sky. During the adventure, we stop to enjoy hot drinks by the campfire and listen to stories about the life of sled dogs and the Northern Lights.

Rovaniemi: Forest Hike with Berry Picking Walking Tour

4. Rovaniemi: Forest Hike with Berry Picking Walking Tour

In summer and fall, locals rush to their favorite swamps and forests with baskets and buckets to pick vitamin-rich berries. It's a great way to spend time with your friends or family, collect the healthy berries, and put them in the freezer to enjoy during the long winter. On this tour, our guide teaches you about berry picking and finding ingredients from nature. Follow our guide to the path deep into the woods where Lappish nature's stunning silence and beauty await. The guide's stories will take you on a journey to the past as you hear about the old way of living and learn about the traditional way of using ingredients found in nature. The slow pace allows you to notice little details and take your time with photos. We will have a break by the campfire where you can relax while your guide prepares traditional Finnish pancakes, topped with freshly picked berries and served with coffee or tea. Early fall, we take a boat and row across the Olkkajärvi to find untouched nature. Later on, when the water is frozen, we drive to the trekking area by car.

Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Wilderness Safari Adventure

5. Rovaniemi: Snowmobile Wilderness Safari Adventure

Meet in central Rovaniemi and travel to the outskirts of the city to the starting point of your snowmobile adventure. Receive an introductory lesson on how to operate your vehicle before setting off.  Experience Arctic nature in a completely different way as you hop on a snowmobile and drive off to the forest. Take in the beautiful landscapes along the way as you drive through pine tree forests and frozen marshlands. Stop for a moment to enjoy a hot drink in complete silence. Let the serenity of the Lapland wilderness wash over you in a place stiller than you've ever experienced.

From Rovaniemi: Huskies, Reindeer, and Santa Claus Village

6. From Rovaniemi: Huskies, Reindeer, and Santa Claus Village

On this tour, you get to meet Lapland's two most favourite animals – huskies and reindeer! First, reindeer herders tell you about the reindeer's year, while you can feed reindeer with their favourite snack, lichen. Then, after photo moments with lovely reindeer, we take a short walk through the forest to meet another furry friend – huskies! Dogs welcome you by excited barking and wagging tales! The husky musher is eager to tell you about the life of these super athletes of the animal world. After petting the dogs and taking photos, we sit down by the fire to enjoy hot drinks and stories about life in Lapland. The day's highlight is the visit to Santa Claus Village, where you meet Santa Claus in his office. You also have free time for shopping and visiting other sights in Santa Claus Village like Santa Claus Main Post Office. Don't forget to cross the Arctic Circle line on the main square! This tour is family-friendly!

Rovaniemi: Educational Autumn Husky Ride & Sled Driving

7. Rovaniemi: Educational Autumn Husky Ride & Sled Driving

Would you like to take part in training our huskies for the winter season? Husky dogs love to run. Now you have a chance to drive the real sled dog training carriage by yourself for our 4 km long forest and field route. Before the ride, our husky guide gives instructions on safety and steering the cart. Two adults share one carriage, and the driver can be switched on halfway. After the speedy ride in the colorful nature, we enjoy hot berry juice and talk more about husky dogs. You learn a lot about the life of the Arctic sled dogs and their everyday life at the farm. Can you believe that the owner of the huskies remembers the name of every single name of his 70 dogs? This tour is family-friendly.

Rovaniemi: Nighttime Snowmobile Safari

8. Rovaniemi: Nighttime Snowmobile Safari

Snowmobiling through the Lappish wilderness is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and provides you with the excellent opportunity to witness the Northern Lights. From the base camp, drive out to a suitable location and gather around the bonfire for some hot berry juice and snacks. Whilst there, hear about the myths and science behind the Northern Lights before hopping back on your snowmobiles and continuing the chase. At the conclusion of your thrilling adventure, return back to the base camp from where your guide returns you to Rovaniemi.

Rovaniemi: Aurora Hunt by Car

9. Rovaniemi: Aurora Hunt by Car

Go on a hunt for the northern lights as you ride alongside your expert guide in a comfortable car. Traverse stunning arctic landscapes and learn how to take the best photos from your guide. Make your way to Apukka where your experience begins. Before heading out, your guide will give you a short presentation about the science and myths behind the Northern Lights. Your guide will also help you with camera settings to best capture the Northern Lights photos. As you travel across the arctic landscapes in the search of the Aurora Borealis, learn about Finland including its history, culture, and way of life.

Rovaniemi: Aurora Stories Starry Night Horse Carriage Ride

10. Rovaniemi: Aurora Stories Starry Night Horse Carriage Ride

What is a better way to experience Auroras than by a cozy carriage ride with your family or partner? Glide over fields and through forests while snuggled under a warm blanket listening to the silence of the night. What you will experience is by far the most enjoyable and authentic way to hunt the Northern Lights. During the journey, you'll hear stories and legends of the Northern Lights and hear more about Finn Horses – the original horse breed of Finland. These majestic animals are stubborn, tough, and friendly like Finnish people! Step inside the magic of Lapland, dear Friend!

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What people are saying about Apukka Resort

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 54 reviews

The activity was definitely worth it! Our guide Johu was very nice and organized the tour very nicely. The owner of the husky farm is really cool and gave us a lot of interesting information about the dogs. The huskies were totally sweet and trusting! Feeding the reindeer was also very nice, but the sleigh ride is more of a children's activity. Santa Claus Village is very cute, albeit smaller than expected. Important information for all Santa Claus fans: The photo (and video!) with Santa costs €45 and you are not allowed to take your own photos. The purchase is of course voluntary!

Very nice experience, unfortunately we have not seen the aurora but nobody can know that. The only thing I think about is that often in March the aurora comes out late, like around 11pm, which is usually the time when tours are coming to an end. I think it would be better to organize myself later.

Very nice guides who put a lot of effort and took their time. Were able to answer all the questions you had and told a lot of interesting things. All in all a great trip!

Really great, German guide, lots of information about the country and its people. Any time

Superb experience with a very good guide, very good advice!