Are you ready for an adventure by electric snowmobiles and also for a lifetime experience in winter wonderland during your visit to Arctic SnowHotel? This combo program offers you a great chance to experience these both wonderful winter activities at the same time.
Program Description & Timetable:
Noon Safari 14.00-17.00
For those wishing become to part of the nature, and not just drive through it, our Silent safaris are the perfect solution. What makes us unique is our quite and emission-free electric snowmobile – eSled.
eSleds upset neither the animals nor the nature's delicate balance. Our safaris are designed for small groups, for the benefit of the environment as well as participants. We also operate on exclusive private routes, taking our guests through the frozen bogs and rugged hills of Rovaniemi to experience the wonders of the Arctic. Driving in the snowy and silent forest is an exciting experience. Our safaris starts from Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos in the village of Sinettä, approx. a 20 min drive from the city centre of Rovaniemi. On our Noon safari, the journey begins in daylight with crossing the frozen lake Lehtojärvi and continues through bogs and forests. We stop at a hunting cabin on the top of a hill to warm ourselves by the fire and enjoy hot juice, sausages, and cookies before heading back as the daylight fades and stars light up in the sky.
Visit to Arctic SnowHotel 17.15-18.00
After the safari you will have a chance to visit to Arctic SnowHotel. It is a venue that offers once-in-a-lifetime experience and the opportunity to explore snow and ice structures, spectacular ice sculptures, beautiful rooms of the hotel and Arctic specialities, such as the Snow Sauna. During your memorable visit, the guide will tell you about the construction, operation and special features of the SnowHotel. The visit includes a guided tour of SnowHotel, hot berry juice and biscuits. At the end of the tour, there is a possibility to order a shot from the Ice Bar for an additional fee, served in a glass made from ice.
3-Course Dinner at Arctic SnowHotel Kota Restaurant 18.30-20.00
The evening ends with a tasty 3-course dinner. The dinner of the evening is served in a magical atmosphere by an open fire at Lappish Kota restaurant.
Creamy wild mushroom soup with SnowHotel’s own croutons
Salmon glow-fried by the open fire, served with baked potato, tartar sauce and coleslaw
Freshly baked berry pie served with vanilla sauce
Other main course alternatives: please inform at the time of the booking if you wish to have either of these as we automatically book glow-fried salmon for
all 1) Sautéed reindeer with mashed potatoes, lingonberry sauce and pickles 2) Vegetable rösti with dark balsamico sauce, served with baked potato, tartar
sauce and coleslaw (vegan option also available!)
Drop off back to Rovaniemi 20.00
Departure back to Rovaniemi from the safari house.
eSled – Electric Snowmobile Safari:
A truly unique experience
The eSled – electric snowmobile is an innovative new way to experience the Arctic splendor without disturbing the silent peace of wintry nature. We are the first and only company in the world offering electric snowmobile safaris, a sustainable way of experiencing and exploring the purity and silence of the Lappish nature.
Connect with nature
The electric motor of the eSled is silent, and the only little sound comes from the snowmobile skis and a spinning track while sliding on snow and ice. During the safaris you can enjoy the fresh and clean air of Lapland and perhaps even see a herd of reindeers making their way in the forest. Thanks to its precise electric drive, the eSled is easy to handle while enjoying your journey in the snowy landscape.
Our private and easy-to-access trails are well-maintained ensuring you a pleasant and safe safari ride. The beautiful landscape along trails includes versatile nature: lake scenery, rugged hillsides, old pine forests, and marshlands. During the breaks, there’s also a chance to take pictures of these scenic views and share them with your friends. We will also have a stop in our private cabin to warm ourselves by the fire and enjoy local delicacies. To make your experience even more exclusive, our safari comprises of small group of one guide and 8 eSled. Children aged 4-14 can enjoy the ride in a sleigh towed by the safari guide’s eSled.
Important information: One driver of an eSled has to be at least 18 years of age. Driver’s license is not required on normal safaris because of using private routes and properties. The driver is held liable for damages caused to the vehicle. The personal liability is 990 € / accident case. Participants who are under 18-years old are allowed to test an eSled within the limits prescribed by Finnish law, on a case by case basis at the guide’s discretion.
Pick Up Points:
13:00 from Santa Claus Holiday Village Reception
13:05 from Arctic Treehouse Hotel
13.10 from Lapland Hotels Ounasvaara Chalets
13:10 from Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara
13:15 from Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus (city centre)
Our meeting point is located at Arctic SnowHotel’s main reception where our guide will meet you. We ask you to be there 10 minutes before the start of departure.
ARCTIC SNOWHOTEL – ROVANIEMI: After the safari, transfer operates same way back to the city center of Rovaniemi and Santa Claus Holiday Village. All guests are driven back to the point of their departure.
- Drive a silent and emission-free eSled – electric snowmobile into wilderness
- You will learn how to drive a snowmobile through snowy forests
- Experience pure Lappish wintry nature in silence
- Professional guiding in English
- Extra warm high quality two-piece snowmobile suit with all the necessary accessories during the safari
- Distance & Duration, 15-25 km, about 3 hours, starting at 2:00 pm
- Enjoy hot juice and sausages over an open fire
- The Safaris start from Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloss site at Lehtoahontie 27, FI97220 Sinettä
- Guided Tour in SnowHotel
- 3-Course Salmon Dinner served at Arctic SnowHotel Kota Restaurant
- Transfers are included from the city area of Rovaniemi
Please Note: The driver of an eSled has to be at least 18 years of age in Europe. Driver’s license is not required on normal safaris because of using private routes and properties .The driver is held liable for damages caused to the vehicle. The personal liability is 990 € / accident case.
Child prices apply to children aged 4-14 years. In snowmobile programs children less than 140 cm travels in a sleigh pulled by the guide. Children over 140 cm are allowed to sit on the snowmobile when paying the adult price. Age limit in eSled programs is 4 years. Please check the special restrictions of children participation for some of the snowmobile programs.
Aurora eMotion doesn't recommend use of the snowmobile or sledge pulled by the snowmobile for pregnant women. Driving generates vibration depending on trail condition which can be harmful. If the programme requires special organisation (e.g. additional transport), client is responsible for the possible extra costs.
Aurora eMotion has a valid liability insurance required by Finnish law. Aurora eMotion recommends that you also take personal travel insurance.
Snowmobiles in Safaris
Safari participants are held liable for damages caused to snowmobiles. Driver´s vehicle damage self-liability is max. 990 € per snowmobile per incident. Payment is to be paid at the spot in Aurora eMotion’s safari house by cash or credit card. One driver of the snowmobile must be at least 18 years of age. Driver’s license is not required on normal safaris because of using private routes and properties. Participants who are under 18-years old are allowed to test an eSled within the limits prescribed by Finnish law, on a case by case basis at the guide’s discretion. Finnish law prohibits driving a motor vehicle in under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicating drug. As the responsible safari organizer, Aurora eMotion reserves the right to change the routing, schedules, duration or the content of the program if necessary, due to prevailing weather conditions, safety reasons and the comfort of the participants. Aurora eMotion also reserves the right to interrupt the safari if a participant is seen as a potential danger to him/herself or to others or is in poor health. If the weather is -20C or below, Aurora eMotion reserves the right to transfer the children to venues by car in our eSled safaris.
Aurora eMotion highly recommends personal travel insurance. Aurora eMotion is not liable for any accidental damage or injury which has to be indemnified under the travel insurance of a customer. eSled – safaris can be physically demanding. If the client has illnesses or disabilities (heart disease, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, back or hip problems etc.) that could affect client’s ability to take part in the program, or if she is pregnant, she/he should consult medical experts about her/his ability to participate in the Service in question before participating any Services. In case the client has illnesses or disability of this nature, he/she acknowledges that he/she participates in the Service at his/her own risk.
All animals used in the Services (reindeer, huskies) are well trained, but behaviour of animals can never be fully predicted. Therefore, in order to reduce risks, given safety and other instructions have to be obeyed.
If a contracting party is prevented from performing under this agreement or obligations otherwise based on the agreement, because of the situation beyond their control, external factors or exceptional barrier, which cannot reasonably be expected to have taken into account (such as war, fire, natural disaster, death, public transport, air transport (does not apply to scheduling delays), payment, telecommunications or electricity supply interruption) the contracting parties obligation under the contract stops on both sides till the duration of the force majeure.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the Finnish Law. Any disputes to be solved primarily through negotiation, but if no agreement is reached then the dispute settled by The District Court of Lapland, Rovaniemi. The Finnish Courts shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute, controversy or claim related to such a demand.
In case of any part, term or provision of these terms and conditions is partly or wholly held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of other provisions, extent part and remainder of these terms and conditions shall remain in full force and effect.
Meeting point: Arctic SnowHotel Reception
Pickup is offered in following places
- Arctic Treehouse Hotel
- Lapland Hotels Ounasvaara Chalets
- Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara
- Santa Claus Holiday Village Reception
- Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus