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White Winter Activities Rovaniemi is a vivid winter destination with multiple activity options. Easy access to nature straight from the middle of town is astonishing in itself. There’s plenty to explore in this beautiful scene of arctic experiences. Choose your adventure from our exciting range of activities, from peaceful to extreme, for adults or for the whole family. This brochure introduces the different types of winter activities in Rovaniemi.

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Snow-related winter activities are available from late November until mid-April depending on snow conditions. Many excursions are operated with a minimum of two full-paying customers, but single travellers are most welcome to join if a tour already has enough participants. Warm thermal clothing is essential when participating in winter tours, and it is included in most tours. Please check! Many companies provide a pick-up service. The meeting point will be confirmed upon reservation. The prices in this brochure are prices per adult. Most of the companies offer a 25–50 % discount for children. The age limit varies between companies.

Please note: During the high season (December–March), many activities sell out early. We recommend you to book in advance to guarantee availability. FOR TRAVELLERS Book your experiences online on visitrovaniemi.fi/activities or on spot at Rovaniemi Tourist Information.You can also book via activity companies, check the list on visitrovaniemi.fi/ activity-companies-rovaniemi

FOR TOUR OPERATORS AND TRAVEL AGENCIES Find your local partners on visitrovaniemi.fi/travel-trade/ your-partners

Rovaniemi Tourist Information Lordi’s Square (Lordinaukio) Maakuntakatu 29–31, FIN-96200 Rovaniemi (Autumn 2020: Koskikatu 12) +358 16 346 270 +358 40 829 0676 info@visitrovaniemi.fi @VisitRovaniemi.fi @VisitRovaniemi #visitrovaniemi @VisitRovaniemi #Rovaniemi /RovaniemiOfficial visitrovaniemi.fi

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Northern Lights Tours November – early April

The northern lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are the main attraction for many of our visitors. There are various ways to experience this magical colour show. Maximise your chances to see the northern lights on our guided tours. In the special viewing spots you’ll also learn about the facts and myths behind this phenomenon. Seeing the northern lights can never be guaranteed since their appearance depends on solar activity and weather conditions.

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Tours by car Photography tours Floating Tours by snowmobile* Northern lights tours with huskies / reindeer Northern lights tours with dinner (*2 persons per snowmobile, extra charge for single driving)

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Husky Tours & Farm Visits

December – mid-April For furry company, head to a husky farm. Your visit can be built from several options. Enjoy a short sledge ride as a passenger or become a musher for a day and drive a team of huskies yourself. Don’t forget the adorable puppies! A combination of a husky and reindeer farm visit is a great way to experience both at once.

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Farm visits with short sleigh rides 30 min–45 min husky rides (self-drive) 1 h–2 h husky rides (self-drive) Combination visits to husky- and reindeer farm Full day husky tours (self-drive) (2 persons per sledge, extra charge for single driving)

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Reindeer Tours & Farm Visits December – mid-April

Get to know closely the iconic animal of Lapland. On a farm visit you will see and hear about life on a reindeer farm. You can also hop in a sleigh and experience the oldest way of travelling in Lapland. A reindeer sleigh ride is a peaceful and relaxing getaway into nature and silence. Rides are suitable for everyone and there are options from short sleigh rides to longer tours, in daytime or evening time. Avg price range (per person) 0 €

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Farm visits with short sleigh rides Combination visits to husky- and reindeer farm 1-hour sleigh rides

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Sauna & Ice Swimming December – April

Sauna is a crucial part of our culture and we definitely encourage you to try it. Among locals it’s popular to combine sauna with ice swimming or rolling in the snow – try it if you dare! A delicious way to upgrade your experience is to have a sauna evening with a local style dinner.

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Sauna experiences Exclusive sauna evenings

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Snowmobiling December – mid-April

Snowmobiling is a brilliant way to explore arctic nature. The tours vary from short to longer tours, they can be family specialised or combined with ice fishing or a visit to reindeer or husky farm. Before the start your guide will teach you how to handle a snowmobile. Avg price range (per person)

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30 min–2 h snowmobiling 3–4 h snowmobiling Full day snowmobiling Visit husky /reindeer farm by snowmobile Electric snowmobile tours (2 persons per snowmobile, extra charge for single driving. Children will travel in a sledge behind the guide.)

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Biking

November – April Mountain biking brings you to the scenic beauty of arctic nature and to places that are not possible to visit by car. Winter biking is easy with a fatbike, and with an e-fatbike you’ll get through the snow even easier. Select the tour according to your own level: either easy tours for beginners or demanding tours for cycling enthusiasts.

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1–2 h fatbike tours 3–4 h fatbike tours

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Snowshoeing & Nature Trips December – mid-April Soft snow is calling! Snowshoeing is an easy-going way to reach beautiful nature spots like Korouma Canyon and frozen waterfalls. Clean air and astonishing views are easily accessed by short, low pace trips or, if you prefer, by more demanding hikes.

Avg price range (per person) 0 € 2–4 h snowshoeing & nature trips Photography tours All-day nature trips

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Skiing

December – mid April Move smoothly on snow either by alpine skiing, cross-country skiing or snowboarding. Choose your style and enjoy the movement safely with a professional guide. An easy way to start our national sport! Avg price range (per person) 0 €

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Alpine skiing and snowboarding lessons Cross country skiing trips

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Ice Fishing

December – mid-April Ice fishing is a traditional way for local people to fish and relax. Try fishing on a frozen river or wilderness lake and enjoy the silence in the middle of peaceful nature. This is an experience suitable for all. If you catch a fish you might be able to prepare it for a snack, guaranteed tasty! Avg price range (per person)

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Trips by car Trips by snowmobile

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Ice Breaker Tours December – mid-April

How often will you have the chance to break the ice for real? Do it now and take a cruise on the frozen sea on an icebreaker. During a stop you can walk on the ice-covered sea. The icebreaker also makes an icefree pool and you can have a swim in the icy water, wearing a flotation survival suit. Avg price range (per person) 0 €

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Icebreaker cruises 3 h

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Local life & culture year-round

In Rovaniemi, there is lots to do throughout the year. If you’re willing to learn more about local life and culture, our professional guides will lead you to experience the authentic arctic way. See the most important sights in Rovaniemi and its neighbouring villages and towns. Meet arctic animals in Ranua Zoo. Upgrade your culinary experience and taste local flavours in unforgettable surroundings. Try creating Lappish handicrafts yourself using traditional materials. Let Rovaniemi inspire you! Avg price range (per person) 0 €

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Zoo Tours Sightseeing Food experiences Handicraft workshops

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*Average temperature. High daily variation. The coldest days of winter: -25 °C ~ -30 °C. The hottest days of summer: +25 °C ~ +30 °C.

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CLOTHING If you visit Lapland in the winter, remember to dress warmly and in several layers! The outer layer should consist of a quality outdoor garment designed to repel wind and frost. However, there is no need to worry if you do not own proper Arctic gear, as you can also rent clothing from many of the safari companies located in the centre of Rovaniemi. SNOWY PERIOD late November–mid April NORTHERN LIGHTS SEASON late August–early April POLAR NIGHT December–January ARCTIC SUMMER June–August ARCTIC BRIGHT NIGHTS May–July MIDNIGHT SUN June 6th–July 7th COLOURFUL AUTUMN September

In the summer, dressing in layers is not necessary. Quite the contrary – it regularly gets very warm in Rovaniemi in July and August. However, packing long trousers and long-sleeved shirts might be a good idea if nature excursions are on your list: while they’re not a nuisance in town, there are plenty of mosquitoes in the forests. Mosquitoes are not dangerous but wearing long garments can make your forest adventure more pleasant.

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White Winter Activities in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

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White Winter Activities in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland