The home of Santa Claus and the most visited town in Lapland, Rovaniemi is best in winter when the landscape is clad in a winter white blanket of snow. Visit Rovaniemi and enjoy abundant holiday activities on offer, such as reindeer sledding and snow mobile rides.
Wellness centres with spas and saunas are also a must visit for you!
Check out the perfect itinerary below and discover this beautiful town!
Private transfer from Rovaniemi airport to your hotel.
Santa Claus Village is the most magical place all year round, for both children and adults alike!! There is something for everyone here. After posting letters at Santa's Post Office, you can buy gifts and souvenirs.
Optional : Pre-book the Private meeting with Santa Claus (around 20min)
You will meet Santa Claus and share with him your dreams and wishes. There are so many things to do!
Don't forget to cross the Arctic Circle! Take a photograph of this important event and remember to get your certificate to prove it!! And visit Santa’s Main Post Office. You could send your postcard or gifts for next Christmas.
Transfer to the husky kennel, you will receive safety- and driving instructions. The length of the trail depends on the weather conditions and the skills of the participants. Hot juice and cookies will be served after the ride together with the stories about the Husky farm. The duration of the tour includes the transfer times from and back to town.
Transfer to Ranua Zoo (meet the Polar Bear)
The zoo is approximately 1 hour south of Rovaniemi by car. Upon arrival, you will take a stroll through the zoo, where you can see the interesting animals and birds that live at the "top of the world!!". You will be able to dine in the cozy restaurant, visit all kinds of souvenir shops including the Fazer candy/chocolate shop and the wine shop, where they sell unique wines made from wild berries found locally, such as cloudberries, lingonberries and bilberries.
Northern light hunting by bus/car
Tonight we drive to a place far away from the light pollution of the city and enjoy wonderful views of the starry skies. Sitting by the fire while cooking sausages you can search for the Northern Lights. If you're lucky, you'll see this incredible spectacle in the polar sky.
Wilderness Photography Tour: You will drive to the remote and untouched spot to have the great opportunities to photograph and experience the full scope of Arctic nature. We will travel between different destinations by minivan and after reaching each location we continue our journey on foot.
All our destinations are chosen to represent the most impressive variety of landscapes and idyllic scenery. Walking through snowy forests and frosty fells allows us to be one with the nature. Thus, we move around without causing a disturbance in our surroundings – exactly like the early explorers did centuries ago. This way you have all the time necessary to concentrate on photographing the Arctic nature on its most authentic! During the day, we will also have a light lunch prepared on the open fire in the wilderness.
Northern Light safari by Reindeer Sleigh
The reindeer will take you for a peaceful trip through the silent beauty of Lapland on your way to search for the Northern Lights. After the trip, hot drinks and snacks are waiting for you at the farm. Around the fire we can relax and hear the stories about Lappish way of life and reindeer husbandry.
Private transfer to Rovaniemi airport from hotel.