This photography tour we venture into the village of Ranua around 1 Hour drive from Rovaniemi. We will drive into Ranua wildlife park inhabited by more than 50 different species of Arctic animals, such as polar bear, wolverine, grey wolf and arctic fox to name a few. These wild animals live in natural habitat with spacious fencing surrounded by Nordic forest. This is a superb milieu for photography!
During the day, we will take a walk around the zoo and along the trail and meet many animals, which belong to the Arctic area. We will focus on photographing these Northern animals and use all the time necessary to capture exquisite pictures of this fascinating wildlife!
As we become enthralled by Arctic nature, the guide narrates detailed and interesting information about the animals and their living environments. Did you know, for instance, that reindeer grow a new pair of antlers every year? Their antlers constitute the fastest growing bone on Planet Earth.
Some animals in the park are highly endangered, so we also provide information how on you could act to prevent Arctic species from extinction. Ranua Zoo is dedicated to taking care of injured animals and if possible returning them back to nature. Some animals we see on our tour have been rescued from wilderness as they might have been hurt or abandoned by their own.
After a few hours of photographing and getting familiar with the animals, hunger might begin to sneak in! The Wildlife Park expedition includes a delicious lunch buffet in the Wild Arctic Restaurant. Before heading back to Rovaniemi you also have time to shop some famous Fazer sweets, local delicacies and souvenirs in small boutiques close to the wildlife park.
- Wilderness/photography guide
- full day tour to Arctic wildlife park with professional photographer
- hotel pick-up & drop-off
- minivan transportation
- buffet lunch
- tickets to a zoo
- warm clothing & winter boots (if needed)
This activity is suitable for families with children.
Meeting point: Beyond Arctic office
Pickup is offered in following places
- Aakenus Hotel reception
- Arctic Treehouse reception
- Glass resort
- Guesthouse Borealis
- Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara reception
- Lapland Hotels Ounasvaara Chalets
- Nova Skyland reception
- Santa Claus Holiday Village reception
- Santa Sport reception
- Santa’s Igloos reception
- Vartiosaari (parking place)