This safari will take you out of Rovaniemi, to the Taiga forest and its beautiful nature. Accompanied by your guide, you will explore the beauty of the Lappish forests and learn more about the trees, plants, their properties, and wildlife. You will also be taught how to use your surroundings to make a fire and some other basic survival skills.
Once you arrive at the start, you will be given a brief on safety instructions and what to look out for. The Wilderness Survival Tour has different difficulty levels depending on your ability. Your guide will discuss this with you upon pick up and between you, so the best route will be decided.
The Wilderness Survival Tour is a very special opportunity for those who wish to wander into the forest to try and get a glimpse of the spectacular and elusive Finnish wildlife and the natural beauty of Lapland. This tour is also intended to be very educational – your guide will share with you their knowledge and passion for nature, and teach you about the secrets of Finnish nature as well as some basic survival skills.
The tour operates all year round, with specific features attached to each season. In the wintertime, you will enjoy views of snow covered landscapes, white trails and frozen trees, with very cold temperatures that may drop down to -30°C! In January especially, the wild and beautiful forests look as if they are straight out of a fairytale! You will learn about the footprints of animals which habitate the area, wolves, lynx, wolverines, moose, reindeer, weasels, Arctic hare and many more.
For Summer and Autumn, the tour is adapted, and you may find a separate description of our "Wilderness Survival – Summer & Autumn" in our Summer Tours section.
Refreshments and typical Finnish campfire snacks will be provided halfway, as your guide will light a fire to keep you warm. This is a great opportunity for your guide to show you how to build a fire using traditional methods. No need for matches or lighter – your guide will use a flint & steel and natural elements you would have picked on the way!
In all our excursions, our groups are limited to 8 people maximum. It is very important for us to provide you with the best experience possible, and avoid mass tourism. This way, your guide will know you better and will be able to address all your needs and answer your questions. As we usually say – the smaller the group, the bigger the experience!
- Cold weather clothing/boots,
- Hotel pick-up/drop-off for accommodations outside the city centre. Extra surcharge if staying 10km or further from the centre,
- Snacks and hot beverages,
- Professional guide,
- All taxes, fees and handling charges.
- Bottle of water
- We will provide you with overalls and boots, but please be prepared and use good under-layers, socks, hats and gloves.
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions. A moderate amount of walking is involved.
The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Cold weather clothing and boots can be provided if needed.
Hotel pick-ups commence 10 – 60 minutes prior to the start time. Your pick up time will be confirmed by email.
COVID-19: Your safety is our priority! Because of the Covid-19, we have taken additional measures to limit the risks of contagion and similar risks during our tours. Now more than ever, it makes even more sense for us to keep our philosophy of small group tours and to refuse mass tourism. Check our sanitary policy here.
Meeting point : Wild about Lapland
Pickup is offered in following places
- Apukka Resort (Transfer fee is € 40 / one-way – please contact us)
- Arctic Snow Hotel (Transfer fee is € 60 / one-way – please contact us)
- Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
- Guesthouse Borealis
- Hostel Ibedcity
- Läkituvat Cottages / Meeting point
- Lapland Hotels Ounasvaara Chalets
- Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara
- Motelli Rovaniemi
- Napapiirin Saarituvat Cottages
- Santa Claus Holiday Village Reception
- Santa’s Igloos Arctic Circle
- Vaattunki Wilderness Resort (Transfer fee is € 60 / one-way – please contact us)
- Walk in the office / City Centre accommodation