Your guide will drive you in a very small group (never more than 8 people) to one of the most traditional reindeer farms in Lapland. Those family herders are based just outside of Rovaniemi on the lovely shores of a peaceful lake. From our perspective, they provide the best experience possible when it comes to both knowledge and service.
As you will be taken in the surroundings, you will learn about the reindeer from the herders. They will show you around the traditional farm and, because it is the first visit of the day, you will be given a chance to feed them their favourite food, lichen, which to reindeer is like chocolate! The visit will end with a very friendly time around the fire in the company of a herder who will answer all your questions and share their passion with you.
Once you have had a great time with the reindeer, you will be introduced to the canoes. Your qualified canoe guide will teach you the basic techniques on how to canoe and will provide you with all the safety instructions needed. You will be explained how to use the paddles, how to move on water and steer your canoe, how to react if capsizing, etc. Your guide will always keep an eye on you, and will come to your aid if you are in need of help.
While paddling, you will feel the peacefulness of the nature surrounding you, and will fully enjoy the beauty of this place.
At the end of this combination activity, you will for sure feel satisfied : you will have learnt about traditional reindeer farming and how to handle a canoe!
In all our excursions, our groups are limited to 8 people maximum. It it very important for us to provide you with the best experience as 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 !
- Professional guide
- Canoes, paddles and safety equipment
- Entrance fee and visit of the reindeer farm
- Hot drinks and cookies
Please bring the following:
- A set of spare clothes, including spare shoes, tops and bottoms incase of a capsize.
- A bottle of water and snack for when you are on the water
Please dress suitably for this trip, check the weather the day before and have the necessary items ready.
If the weather is unsafe, we keep the right to cancel the canoeing part of the trip at any time for safety reasons. You will be refunded 40% of the total amount if this happens.
Hotel pickups commence prior to the start time. Your pick up time will be confirmed by email one day prior to the activity.
- Water proof clothing
- Wet boots
Meeting point : Wild About Lapland Office
Pickup is offered in following places
- Apukka Resort (a 40€ supplement might be asked – please contact us)
- Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
- Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara
- Santa Claus Holiday Village