This all-day ski adventure is designed to offer you a first expedition experience on trekking skis! Your guide will take you in small groups far away from Rovaniemi to reach elusive nature areas, where you can explore Lapland wilderness forests, hills and snowy landscapes.
Ski trekking is an easy ski discipline designed to let you glide on deep snow off the beaten tracks or groomed trails. The backcountry skis or Altai skis (called in Finnish, "sliding snowshoes") are equipped with a skin allowing to both hike uphill and slide downhill ; they are the perfect gear for long Arctic expeditions because you can get to any places that you cannot reach with cars or on foot.
In addition to skis and poles, the group will be equipped with an expedition sleigh (in Finnish, "pulkka") that you will have the opportunity to pull yourself during the tour like a real explorer! Your guide will also teach you more how to prepare an expedition in Arctic conditions, what to bring with you in the sleigh, and other safety tips.
The objective of this day expedition is to reach a beautiful spot with a panoramic view. Your guide will then make a fire and you will all enjoy a wild barbecue lunch.
This all-day adventure is adapted to all levels, including beginners or more advanced skiers.
- Hotel pick-up
- Backcountry Skis & Poles
- Expedition sleigh (pulka)
- Lunch snack around the fire
- Expert outdoor guide
- All handling fees and taxes
Please dress appropriately according to the weather, with warm clothes, good winter boots, gloves, hats and thick socks. You may rent professional winter overalls and winter boots for an extra cost of 5€/set.
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).
A certain amount of walking is involved. This tour is not recommended for pregnant travelers, for people with heart conditions or with limited mobility. We do not recommend for children (under 14 years old) to join the trip either.(Any participation of a child must be approved in advance by the Nordic Odyssey team – please contact us).
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).
- Winter overalls and boots (can be rented – please request)
Meeting point : Arctic City Hotel
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