A LOCAL DAY FOR LAPPISH LIFESTYLE!
Enjoy a great local lifestyle experience with this summer / autumn tour!
First, you will meet the iconic animals of Lapland in a long-established reindeer farm! This is your chance to get closer to those lovely furry animals, take pictures, feed them and learn more about them! The herders will be glad to welcome you in their place and share their lifestyle with you.
After the reindeer farm visit, your guide will take you into deep forests to a wilderness cabin with a log sauna. The traditional cabin has no electricity or running water ; the small lake and nature around is providing everything it needs! The place if beautiful and extremely peaceful – perfect for a relaxing moment!
Your guide will lit the wood-burner in the sauna and give you more instructions how to use it in the very Finnish way. There is also a pontoon that leads directly to the lake if you are brave enough to go in the water! It is extremely healthy to alternate hot sauna with cold water (or at least cold air).
Sauna towels, soaps, birch tar oil and other equipment needed will be provided by your guide (please bring your swimsuit if you need to ; or sauna can also be naked like Finns usually do…). The experience is always private and the guide will give you all privacy needed. He / she will prepare hot drinks in the cabin while you enjoy the traditional sauna.
LOOKING TO EXTEND THE EXPERIENCE ?
The overall experience is around 4 hours from Rovaniemi (including transportation), with around one hour spent in the sauna.
The cabin is located in a peaceful area, that offers many other local activity opportunities: canoeing or rowing boat, fishing, swimming, or berry-picking… If you would like to extend a bit more time to enjoy a complete local experience, please let us know (+50€/additional hour). We may also arrange a wilderness lunch if you would like to.
- Private experience
- Hotel pick-up
- Transportation (counted in the duration)
- Outdoor guide (English & French)
- Visit of the reindeer farm
- Feeding the reindeer
- Hot drinks & cookies
- Log sauna with lakeside view
- Towels, sauna towels, soap and sauna tar oil
- Additional activities possible
- All handling fees and taxes
Please dress appropriately according to the weather, especially in case of rain, wind or cold weather. In summer, it may be recommended to wear hats and sunglasses or use sunscreen. Mosquito repellent is to be avoided not to affect the wellbeing of the reindeer.
Please bring your own swimsuit for sauna.
The experience is always private for intimacy reasons. 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).
Child prices apply only to children under 13 years old. Children must be accompanied by one adult. The child rate only apply if the conditions of two paying adult participant is met.
Please dress appropriately according to the weather, especially for the reindeer farm visit. We also recommend to bring an extra chlothing set with you for after sauna.
About sauna: the sauna takes a very important place in the traditions and culture of Finland. Finns normally go to sauna naked but it is possible to use your own swimsuit. Sauna stands for the bathroom in the wilderness cabins ; after enjoying the steam sauna, you may then take a natural shower with the hot clean waters!
Meeting point : Nordic Odyssey Office
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