Two visits in one tour to meet the Arctic animals!
Reindeer is probably the most iconic animal of Lapland, it has played a significant part in local traditional lifestyle. Meeting those lovely semi-wild animals is always a unique experience for anyone visiting Rovaniemi, especially in summer & autumn!
The herders have been living in this area for approximately four centuries and will be delighted to welcome you for a visit of their farm. This is then a perfect opportunity to take a dip into local culture, traditional lifestyle while learning about reindeer husbandry.
As it is the only visit of the day, you will also get the chance to feed the reindeers directly from your hand with some of their favorite food. This is a great chance to approach the animals too, as reindeer are still very wild.
After this great time at the farm, your guide will continue your journey to Ranua to see other iconic animals of the Far North. A stop will be made to enjoy a tasty buffet lunch in the restaurant before heading to Ranua Wildlife Park.
Located one hour away from Rovaniemi, the Ranua Wildlife Park is the northernmost wildlife park in the world. It consists of approximately 50 wild animal species and 200 individuals. In the park, it is possible to see polar bears, brown bears, wolves, wolverines, lynxes, predatory birds, otters, wild boars, swans, and so many others.
The park is Lapland’s leading tourist attraction for families, groups with children and animal-lovers all year round. The park is also part of different European programs for the protection of endangered species and takes care of the well-being of the animals.
Accompanied by your guide, you will wander along the 2.5km gentle path through the peaceful forests that takes you from one animal habitat to another. Your guide will provide you with Information about each animal and help you take some pictures if you would like to.
At the end of the visit, you will return to Rovaniemi (around 16:00).
- Hotel pick-up
- Transportation (counted in the duration)
- Expert outdoor guide (English & French)
- Visit of the reindeer farm
- Feeding the reindeer
- Visit of Ranua Park
- Hot drinks & cookies
- All handling fees and taxes
Please dress appropriately according to the weather, especially in case of rain, wind or cold weather. In summer, it may be recommended to wear hats and sunglasses or use sunscreen. Mosquito repellent is to be avoided not to affect the wellbeing of the reindeer.
In case of any questions, you may find your answers in our FAQ (Click here).
We recommend to book in advance, as availability may be limited in peak seasons.
A minimum of 2 paying adult participants is required for the trip to operate. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if the group is too small or because of bad weather conditions.
If you are a solo traveler, you are very welcome to join any departing trip at the standard price or we may organise the trip just for you at some extra costs (please contact us).
Child prices apply only to children under 13 years old. Children must be accompanied by one adult. The child rate only apply if the conditions of two paying adult participant is met.
Meeting Time & Pick up : Note that the pick up time is for information purpose; thus, the exact pick up time will be communicated to you via email the day before the experience.
We offer free pick up and drop off services in a 8km range from the city center which includes for example Ounasvaara and Santa Claus Village. For ecological and logistical reasons, we may kindly ask you to walk directly to our office (Pekankatu 7, 96200 Rovaniemi) when your accommodation is located less than 500 meters from our Nordic Odyssey office in the city center. Airport transfers or transfers from more than 8km from the city center may be arranged upon request at extra cost.
Preparation before the tour: We recommend that you eat well before the experience, and dress properly according to the weather conditions. In case of any questions, you might find your answer in our FAQ (Click here).
Meeting point : Nordic Odyssey Office
Pickup is offered in following places
- Apukka Resort (20km) – Extra costs may apply
- Arctic City Hotel
- Arctic Light Hotel
- Arctic Resort Delight
- Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos (35km – extra transfer fees may apply)
- Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
- Glass Resort
- GuestHouse Arctic Heart
- Guesthouse Borealis
- Guesthouse Outa
- Haawe Boutique Apart Hotel
- Hostel Café Koti
- Hostel Ibedcity
- Hostel Tikka
- Hotelli Aakenus
- Lapland Hotels Ounasvaara Chalets
- Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara
- Lomavekarit Apartments
- Lumimaa – Snowland
- Motelli Rovaniemi (10km) – Extra costs may apply
- Nordic Odyssey Office
- Nova Skyland Hotel
- Ollero Eco Lodge
- Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
- Ounasvaara Lakituvat
- Ounasvaara Sport Cottages
- Saarituvat Cottages
- Santa Claus Holiday Village
- Santa’s Holiday Homes
- Santa’s Hotel Rudolf
- Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus (City Center)
- Santa’s Igloos Arctic Circle
- Santasport Hotel
- Scandic Pohjanhovi
- Scandic Polar
- Scandic Rovaniemi City
- Snowman World
- Wherever Hostel