This full-day trip will offer you a great insight of local wildlife, as you will visit two locations : one of the most authentic reindeer farms in Rovaniemi and the famous Wildlife Park in Ranua. The two combined will give you a perfect opportunity to see and learn about the arctic animals.
Your guide will first 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.
After this great time with the reindeer, your guide will drive you through Lapland nature to Ranua Wildlife Park, where you will enjoy a nice buffet lunch at the restaurant before exploring the park.
At the park you can follow the 2,5 km wooden board walks through the forest where you get to see all the arctic animals in one place. This is a rare opportunity to meet the local animals that reside in Lapland and in other parts of the Arctic. As you walk around the park, your guide will share with you their knowledge of the animals and other aspects of life in Lapland.
The animals you can spot in the Ranua Wildlife Park include the polar bears, brown bears (not in Winter though, as they are hibernating), predatory birds, owls, wild boars, musk oxen, otters, arctic foxes, wolves, wild reindeer, wolverines, moose…
At the end of the tour, you will return to Rovaniemi with a great insight of arctic wildlife, and the memory full of lovely animals !
NOTE : Would you like to live a complete wildlife experience? Check our Arctic Animal Immersion safari (link here) which combines this Reindeer & Ranua trip with a bear-watching overnight next to the Russian border!
- Hotel pick-up/drop-off for accommodations outside the city center
- Entrance to the Reindeer Farm
- Entrance to the Ranua Wildlife Park
- Cold weather gear if needed (Winter)
- Personal tour guide
- Buffet lunch
Please dress appropriately and be ready for a great journey.
Hotel pickups commence between 5 and 30 minutes prior to the start time mentioned. Pick up time will be confirmed by email at least one day prior to departure.
- Alcoholic drinks
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
- Walk in the office