Get ready for a full day adventure tour which includes only the best Lappish experiences you can imagine! Visit Ranua Wildlife park, go to a traditional Lappish wood burning sauna, try floating in a private lake and see Northern lights or Midnight Sun.
This is our ultimate Lappish adventure where we'll try to show you the best of Lapland in just one day. Our day starts with hotel pick up and a one hour drive to Ranua Wildlife Park. In the summer you can expect to see animals playing in their natural habitat, and during the winter find them playing in the snow! There are over 50 animal species in this Zoo. See polar bears, gray wolves, geese, owls, foxes, lynxes, minks and brown bears, and learn more about their lives in the Arctic circle. A walk through the Wildlife park will take several hours (trail is approx. 3km long).
Following our wildlife safari is lunch (buffet style) after which we'll take a drive to our true Lappish Hideaway. The trip does not take more than 40 minutes.
Finland is lakes, thousands of lakes. It's to the lake, where the Finn escapes during spring, summer and fall and it's by the lake where he most enjoys his sauna. It's here that he peels off the restlessness and tension of city life with a "cooking" in the sauna and a breathtaking plunge in the lake. You are welcome to our private arctic lake!
Traditional Finnish Sauna, built among the pine trees where the smell of natural resin can join the löyly (steam) to fill the lungs with a pure and healthy scent. The Finnish sauna is praised for its rejuvenating powers and health benefits. By interchanging hot and cold temperatures, i.e. warming up in the sauna and then jumping in the icy water, you improve your circulation, skin, and pump up the adrenaline! Intrigued? Your turn to try it!
After the sauna we will enjoy traditional Finnish dinner, set up an open fire, and chit chat.
It’s time to prepare for the last part of this adventure – floating in a private lake under the Lappish sky.
In the summer season, you will float in a lake under the midnight sun, as we have polar days here with white nights. We will dress you up in rescue floating suits made of light, waterproof material that will keep you dry and warm. In the winter, you will float in an ice hole (lake is frozen!) and let yourself loose while you enjoy the starry nights and possible sights of Aurora Borealis. Winter time is a great time to see Northern lights, and there is no better way of seeing them, then floating in the icy lake!
This all-day adventure lasts for 9+ hours, and it shows you the most fabulous fun Lapland has to offer. If you want to make the most of your time in Rovaniemi, this full day tour is an excellent choice.
Keep in mind that we will do our best to make you comfortable, warm and entertained, but there's one thing we can't promise you – seeing Northern lights. Nature is unpredictable and Northern lights sights are not guaranteed. That's why our tour is so fantastic; you won't feel sad if you miss the frolicking lights in the sky.
According to the statistics compiled by the Finnish Meteorological Institute, four nights out of five are illuminated by Northern lights in Northern Finland providing that the sky is free enough from clouds. The Northern Lights season in Finnish Lapland spans from late-August until early April.
- Hotel pickup & drop off
- Professional English speaking guide
- Transportation during your journey
- Ranua zoo entrance tickets
- Buffet lunch
- 2 h. firewood Finnish sauna experience
- Winter swimming / lake swimming
- Thermal rescue floating suits
- Floating program
- Towels, slippers for the sauna
- Dinner cooked on open-fire
- Non-alcohol beverages
- Northern Lights – if lucky 🙂
- Bathing suit!
- Warm outdoor clothing (winter)
- Sturdy shoes, gloves, scarves and warm thermal socks (winter)
- Warm comfortable outdoor clothing (winter)
- Waterproof jacket and pants (autumn)
- Drinking water
- An easygoing experience – no special skills required!
- Small group experience
- Minimum height of 150 cm (floating)
No meeting points defined for this activity.
Pickup is offered in following places
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- Arctic City Hotel
- Arctic Treehouse Hotel
- Nova Skyland Hotel
- Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
- Santa Claus Holiday Village, Lobby/Three elves restaurant
- Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus
- Scandic Pohjanhovi
- Scandic Rovaniemi City