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Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

1. Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon & Frozen Waterfalls Tour

Discover Korouoma, a 30-kilometer-long and 130-meter-deep canyon located southeast of Rovaniemi which offers breathtaking scenery all year round. In Winter, the waterfalls turn into fantastic ice formations that are well-known for ice-climbing.  First, get picked up by your guide from your accommodation in Rovaniemi and set off for the Korouoma Canyon nature reserve. Start the tour with a hike through the park, admiring spectacular scenery including cliffs, rapids, and waterfalls. Keep your eyes sharp to observe an array of rare species that call the area home. Snowshoes are optional but may be useful if you need more confidence when hiking down the canyon or just want to enjoy some deep snow walks. Then, have the chance to observe some of the most spectacular frozen waterfalls in Europe and enjoy the beauty of snowy nature. Warm up with a typical Finnish lunch snack around an open fire. Watch as your guide shows you their fire-making skills. At the end of the 6-hour excursion, return to Rovaniemi where you will be dropped off at your hotel by around 4 PM.

Lapland: The Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Tour

2. Lapland: The Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Tour

After being picked up from your accommodation head to Posio's virgin forest area, 110 kilometers from Rovaniemi. Korouoma is a 1-million-year-old fracture valley in the bedrock. At the valley's center, it forms a magnificent gorge that drops over 100 meters below its surrounding terrain. Thick snow accumulates in the forest trees, making the forest appear completely dreamy and blurred. You can take amazing photos of the ice and snow everywhere. Professional guides will escort you into the forest. In the middle of your hike, your guide will make a bonfire for you and you can experience the traditional barbecue of the Arctic Circle. Korouoma is known for its magnificent frozen waterfalls that cover tall cliffs in the winter. There are altogether 14 frozen waterfalls along the Korouoma hiking trail.

Rovaniemi: Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Canyon Hike

3. Rovaniemi: Frozen Waterfalls of Korouoma Canyon Hike

Experience an unforgettable day tour to the incredible frozen waterfalls of Korouma. After being picked up at your accommodation and changing into appropriate clothes, allow your guide to drive you to the Posio area about 100 km away from Rovaniemi. The snowy scenery of Korouma Canyon provides the opportunity for winter hiking surrounded by beautiful and unforgettable views. Korouoma Canyon is one of the largest natural attractions that Lapland has to offer. It is a bedrock fracture zone which is millions of years old. The frozen icefalls are unique in Finland, and they are excellent for walking and appreciating the beautiful nature that surrounds it. The Ice Trail in Korouoma Canyon is the ideal place to try this fun way to experience deep snow and unforgettable forest landscapes. At the bottom of the canyon is the Korojoki river, which ends in Kemijoki River. There are many varied animal species in Korouoma Canyon including deer, wild hare, foxes, and golden eagles. Hiking is the perfect activity for the whole family, and anyone can do it, no previous experience is required. With winter overalls and proper boots anyone can walk in deep snow without any type of chill. The Koruoma Waterfalls are magic and remain frozen until late spring. Precipitation and sub-zero temperatures determine the number and shape of frozen waterfalls. Visitors are stunned by the amazing frozen waterfalls and sometimes the enthusiastic ice climbers can be seen climbing up the frozen waterfalls to the top, despite the intensely cold weather. You will admire the icefalls along the Koronjää trail, which leads you past three of the biggest and most beautiful frozen waterfalls in Korouoma. The Korouoma area in Posio is excellent for a walking day tour and hike. There are many lean-to shelters with campfire spots in the area. Sausages will be grilled over a campfire to keep you warm and energetic during the day.

Korouoma National Park Guided Hike with Snacks

4. Korouoma National Park Guided Hike with Snacks

Benefit from pickup at your accommodation, and then relax on the scenic 1-hour and 20-minute drive into the Finnish Lapland wilderness. Stop to take souvenir photos and enjoy the stunning views along the way. Arrive at a well-maintained hiking trail in Korouoma National Park and brave the 4.5-kilometer hike along the canyon. Learn more about the native plants and flowers from your guide, and keep a look out for the resident reindeer, moose, and red fox. Arrive at a forest camp and enjoy some snacks around an open fire. Marvel at the natural beauty of a fracture valley formed hundreds of millions of years ago, and encounter 10-meter tall near vertical cliff walls. Get scenic views of the narrow Korojoki River as it meanders through the canyon.

From Rovaniemi: Pyhä-Luosto National Park and Visitor Center

5. From Rovaniemi: Pyhä-Luosto National Park and Visitor Center

After a pickup up at your accommodation, you’ll be taken to Pyhä-Luosto National Park, around 100km from Rovaniemi. The national park is an optimal location for nature adventures with its hills, ravines, old villages, and rivers. During a 7km hike, enjoy the best panorama views over the southernmost summits of the fell range.  The trail takes you to mystical mires that are lined by a breathtaking landscapes. Part of the trail runs through varied heath forests with some altitude differences. There are stairs in the steepest sections and the duckboards make your way to the bird-watching tower easier. Take a short stop for some warm berry juice and sandwiches and, if you go on this excursion when cloudberries are ripe, allow yourself enough time to pick them for yourself. After the hike, you’ll be guided to the root of Kultakero Fell where the Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Center Naava houses a fascinating exhibition on the natural and cultural history of the national park. Get your first taste of the area's deep ravines, high fell tops, and sacred sites of the ancient forest Sámi people.  The inspiring exhibition stimulating the senses while introducing you to the history of the area including its geology, nature, and cultural history. After the visit, enjoy some time to rest before returning to Rovaniemi.

From Rovaniemi: Korouoma Frozen Waterfalls Small-Group Hike

6. From Rovaniemi: Korouoma Frozen Waterfalls Small-Group Hike

Experience the natural beauty of frozen waterfalls in Korouoma. Hike in a winter wonderland as your feet step through the crisp, white snow. Refresh yourself with hot drinks and biscuits during your hike. Go on a 1.5 hour drive in the Finnish countryside. Begin your winter hiking adventure as your driver picks you up from your hotel. Hop on board the van. Sit back and enjoy the 150 km drive from Rovaniemi. Arrive at Korouoma National Park, the starting point of your hike, 1.5 hours later. Start your hike as you visit some sightseeing spots. Walk to the frozen fairy waterfalls of Korouoma. Stare in awe at the frozen waterfalls and admire the beauty of this unique natural phenomenon. Take a short break along the way to sip hot tea and snack on biscuits, surrounded by the white snow. Breathe in the fresh air as you enjoy a 5 km hike for 2 hours. Hop back into the van and rejuvenate yourself as the driver drops you back to your hotel.

Rovaniemi: Riisitunturi National Park Day Trip with Lunch

7. 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 barbecue 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!

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What people are saying about Rovaniemi

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 119 reviews

Great day with our guide Barbara, who was on top. She even gave of herself to play stunt photographers. She made us discover Finnish nature and traditions, with great respect for the environment and in a good mood. A pleasure to slide the buttocks on ice or to "dance the twist" to go down without falling. We had a lot of fun and marveled at the scenery. The traditional meal was delicious. I recommend this activity. We are amazed and the level of hiking is accessible.

It has been an unforgettable experience, beautiful route, the shoes provided by Wild About Lapland are great, the whole route is warm!

An excellent experience and a must do. The guide Dominic was super excellent, very detailed in his explanations and fun to be with.

Absolutely stunning. Was a great hike, and amazing tour guides.

Wonderful tour with a perfect guide!! Highly recommended!!!