3. Rovaniemi: Riisitunturi National Park Day Trip with Lunch
Riisitunturi is a national park located approximately 150 kilometres east of Rovaniemi in a hilly area of Finnish Lapland. Riisitunturi National Park is famous for having beautiful photogenic winter sceneries with majestic snowy trees. Thick blankets of snow and ice turn spruce trees into big puffy marshmallows that attract tourists and photography enthusiasts coming from all around the world. Your guide will pick you up in the morning and drive you approximately 2 hours from Rovaniemi through the Arctic wilderness. During the drive, you can admire all the beautiful views that the winter in Lapland offers. When you reach your destination, it's time for a 4-kilometres-long walk in the national park. Maybe we will take snowshoes with us to make your tour more adventurous! Your guide will take you to the best spots where you can admire the beauty of Arctic nature in Finnish Lapland. Most likely you will have a chance to observe stunning snowy giants (the snow load of a full-grown spruce tree can be up to four tonnes) and unique winter scenery typical for Riisitunturi National Park. As you hike through this winter wonderland, your guide will keep an eye on wildlife and teach you more about nature and your surroundings. Refreshments and a typical Finnish campfire snack will be served around the open fire to keep you warm. This is a great opportunity for your guide to show you how to build a fire as natives do. No need for matches or a lighter, your guide will use flint & steel and natural materials you can find in the nature that surrounds you (we can do this in conditions as cold as -30°C). Lunchtime is also a great moment for your guide to share their passion and knowledge and answer all your questions about nature, Lapland and life in the Arctic. The excursion lasts around 9 hours, including transportation, hiking and the convivial time around the fire. You will be back in Rovaniemi around 17.00. In all our activities, our groups are limited to 8 people maximum. It is very important for us to provide you with the best experience possible, and avoid mass tourism. This way, your guide will know you better and will be able to address all your needs and answer your questions. As we usually say - the smaller the group, the bigger the experience!