Northern Ostrobothnia Snow & winter sports

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Rovaniemi: Arctic Animals Sleigh Rides and Wildlife Zoo

1. Rovaniemi: Arctic Animals Sleigh Rides and Wildlife Zoo

Discover polar bears, huskies, and hundreds more Arctic animals in Ranua Wildlife Park on a guided tour from Rovaniemi. Tuck into a traditional Lappish buffet lunch. Enjoy a sleigh ride pulled by a team of dogs followed by a reindeer sleigh ride. Learn all about huskies, reindeer, and local life. Benefit from morning pickup at your accommodation in Rovaniemi, then get ready to meet friendly huskies at a husky farm and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime ride in a sled pulled by the dogs, weather permitting. Talk to traditional reindeer herders at a local reindeer farm in Rovaniemi, and learn the history of reindeer farming in the area. Hear what it's like to live in the Arctic before a short sleigh ride pulled by the reindeer. Continue your journey in Ranua Wildlife Park and discover the Arctic wilderness. Relax with a buffet lunch of traditional food in the middle of a forest. After the satisfying meal, begin to explore the breathtaking winter wonderland in the wilderness zoo with the help of your guide and see polar bears and hundreds of other species of Arctic animals in their natural habitat.

Rovaniemi: Overnight Trip in Lapland & Ranua National Park

2. Rovaniemi: Overnight Trip in Lapland & Ranua National Park

Immerse yourself in the fabulous world of Arctic animals. This tour is the only one in Lapland that really allows you to see and learn about the main animals that reside in the Arctic. Marvel at reindeer, join a bear-watching guide and take in the waterfalls of Auttiköngas National Park. Day 1 Visit one of the most authentic reindeer farms in the Rovaniemi area as the first stop of the trip. See the herders that have been living just outside of Rovaniemi on the shores of a peaceful lake for more than 200 years. Experience the scenic surroundings and learn about the reindeer from the herders. Be shown around the traditional farm with a chance to feed the reindeers lichen. Warm-up around the fire in the company of a herder who will answer all your questions and share their passion. Drive toward the Russian border with your guide after your time with the reindeer. Take in Auttiköngas National Park and its' waterfalls as an option, where more of the beautiful nature of Lapland can be experienced with a light snack. Enjoy a 3-course meal prepared in a remote wilderness lodge before reaching the final destination. Immerse yourself in wonderful Lapland scenery on the way to the bear-watching hut. Listen to the wild just 200 metres from the Russian border, with the nearest Russian village 100 kilometres away. Greeted by a professional bear-watcher, learn about being in the open with wild bears in the forest around you. Hike to the cabin, where some markings and footprints left by the bears may be spotted. Take photographs through the windows inside the hut that includes bunk beds to rest. Learn about the lives of bears from the bear guide while waiting for the bears to approach the cabin. Listen for the squawk of the white-tailed sea eagles and rooks that gather and let you know that the bears are getting closer. Day 2 Eat a quick breakfast, then be driven back to Rovaniemi. Add the Ranua Wildlife Park visit to your tour to meet additional Arctic animals such as polar bears, Arctic foxes, eagles, owls, moose, musks, otters, and wolves by going on the Ranua Wildlife Park option. Dine at a restaurant in Ranua for lunch with the optional Ranua Wildlife Park opportunity. Sharpen your knowledge of animals that reside in the far north and get a chance to take great pictures of them.

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Super nice guide lady!!! Told/explained a lot. It was all very interesting. Very well organized and timed. Husky sled ride and reindeer farm were super fun. The farm was beautiful, warm, clean and cozy areas everywhere to bridge SHORT waiting times. Visiting a viewpoint on Rovaniemi with a 10 minute walk through a very nice park was also great. The zoo was incredibly beautiful, despite -20 degrees we saw a lot of animals and even warmed up by a campfire. Lunch on site was delicious with lots of choice and free drinks. Afterwards, the souvenir shop could also be visited in peace. Moderate prices and a nice selection. The rides in the van were very pleasant.

..we were a small group and we were the first to do the husky sled ride in the moonlight and it was very exciting .. Mattias made beautiful photos and videos on all occasions. The ride with the reindeer I would have preferred to do it off the trail but it was a nice experience anyway. The walk up to the lookout was wonderful. Interesting zoo and Mattias was thoughtful taking us everywhere.

Our guide LAOLAO was exceptional and provided us with VIP service: THANKS to her!!!

Prompt pickup, excellent guides, dropped off after activities.

We had a great trip Our guide was great Laughed a lot