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Finland is full of surprises and there is so much to discover, whether on foot or by motorised sleds.

Whether you are looking for local encounters or activities to challenge yourself in the beauty of the Arctic landscapes, our guided and self-guided tours offer you the opportunity to experience the local way of life in Lapland. Simply bring an open mind and let the spirit of Lapland empower you.

Find the activity style most suitable for you :

SLOW – Activities for your senses

Leave the hectic world behind; indulge in the surrounding beauty of the Arctic landscape. Decelerate to the pace of nature. Take a moment to appreciate the sound of silence and be uplifted by the purity and restorative power of nature. Let the leisurely spirit take over, open your senses, welcome the natural world as it is, breathe, and take your time.

Example of excursions :

  • Guided : white silence on snowshoes / snowmobile safari to wilderness / excursion to Ranua Wildlife Park
  • Self-guided : snowshoeing / Northern light watching
LOCAL – Discover the culture

Local lifestyle in the North is strongly connected with nature as the Finns have a close relationship with their surroundings. Explore wintry nature, visit local reindeer and husky farms, meet the locals. These excursions introduce you to everything that life in Lapland is made of.

Example of excursions :

  • Guided : husky safari / reindeer safari / excursion to Aurora Borealis camp by bus
  • Self-guided : Northern light watching / fat-biking / cross country skiing
ACTIVE – Explore the outdoors

Lapland has the purest air in Europe; thousands of kilometres of biking, running and hiking trails, countless Nature and National Parks. In other words, Lapland is the best place on Earth to enjoy your outdoor hobby !

Example of excursions :

  • Guided : in the heart of nature / fishing experience by snowmobile / husky safari 10 km
  • Self-guided : Northern light watching / fat-biking / snowshoeing / cross country skiing
ADVENTURE – Challenge yourself

Take your journey to the next level, faster, longer and deeper into the wilds. Let nature challenge you; find your true self and awaken your capabilities.

Example of excursions :

  • Guided : driver’s dream
  • Self-guided : cross country skiing / winter camping

Booking & informations :

Below are a list of activities that you can book for yourself and/or your companions. For additional informations, please contact MS DRIVE.

Children :

Please contact MS Drive for the prices. The child prices apply to children the age of 4 to 14 years.

Snowmobiles : child price entitles children to a seat in a sled pulled by a snowmobile driven by the guide. Children over 140 cm in height are allowed to sit on the snowmobile behind an adult, when paying the adult price.

Children of 3 years and younger can participate in safaris free of charge, but please note that not all safaris are suitable for young children.

Meeting point for safaris :

At Lapland Safaris office (in front of your hotel) 30 minutes before departure.

General terms :

Snowmobile safaris are subject to change due to weather conditions. As a responsible safari organiser, our partner reserves the right to change the routing, pricing and duration of the excursions without prior notice.

The driver of the snowmobile is held liable for damages caused to the vehicle.

Prepaid safaris will not be refunded.

SNOWMOBILE SAFARIS

Scan the arctic night sky on a snowmobile looking for the Northern lights

Experience the Arctic night by driving through the snow-covered forest and on the frozen river. With a little luck, you’ll travel under a bright sky lit by the moon and the stars. Perhaps the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights – will appear to show you the way. Sip warm beverages and savour a snack by a campfire and learn more about the Northern Lights and Lapland.

What is included : thermal outfit, guidance in English, snowmobiling 2 person/snowmobile, fuel, traffic insurance (maximum personal liability 980€), snack by the fire, hot beverage, information about Northern lights, transfers.

Good to know :

  • Self liability can be reduced to 150€ by paying waiver supplement 15€ per driver per safari
  • Solo driving possibility. Supplement for solo driving 45€/person

PRICE : 138€/adult

AVAILABILITIES : Monday, Wednesday, Sunday

SCHEDULES : 18:00-21:00

DURATION : 3 hours

STYLE : Active

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : easy

Discover Lapland’s unique snowy nature and the fun of snowmobiling

The best way to get to the heart of nature – and back. During this fun safari, you’ll learn how to drive a snowmobile along frozen rivers and through snow covered forests. Enjoy the beautiful views of the river valley from the hilltops. A break with hot beverages will keep your motor running.

What is included : thermal outfit, guidance in English, snowmobiling 2 person/snowmobile, fuel, traffic insurance (maximum personal liability 980€), hot beverage, transfers.

Good to know :

  • Self liability can be reduced to 150€ by paying waiver supplement 15€ per driver per safari
  • Solo driving possibility. Supplement for solo driving 45€/person

PRICE : 99€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : everyday

SCHEDULES : 14:30-16:30

DURATION : 2 hours

STYLE : slow

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : easy

An arctic day of snowmobiling and reindeer sleigh riding completed with meeting Santa

The most popular safari combines nature, culture and the spirit of Christmas. The day starts with a snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm where you will hear more about reindeer husbandry and Lappish culture. You can take a reindeer ride and attend a special ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle. In the afternoon the trip continues by car to Santa Claus Village with time to do shopping in Santa Claus Village. You will also have an opportunity to send postcards from Santa Claus main post office. During the day you get to meet Santa Claus himself and enjoy a delicious lunch in a cozy restaurant. And you will get a Diploma for crossing the Arctic Circle !

What is included : thermal outfit, guidance in English, snowmobiling 2 person/snowmobile, fuel, traffic insurance (maximum personal liability 980€), reindeer farm visit and rise, Arctic Circle crossing ceremony, Diploma, 3-course lunch (salad, salmon soup, dessert), visit to Santa Claus Village and main Post office, program transfer.

Good to know :

  • Self liability can be reduced to 150€ by paying waiver supplement 15€ per driver per safari
  • Solo driving possibility. Supplement for solo driving 45€/person
  • Check also visit to Snowman World as a supplement 20€/person

PRICE : 219€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : everyday

SCHEDULES : 10:00-16:00

DURATION : 6 hours

STYLE : slow, local

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : easy

Cross the Arctic Circle and acquire a Reindeer Driving Licence !

A snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm. First you will learn about the Lappish culture and reindeer husbandry. Everyone who passes a reindeer-driving test will be issued an international Reindeer Driving License and you have the possibility of participating in a special Lapp ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle. Enjoy a cup of hot coffee or berry juice before returning back to town.

What is included : thermal outfit, guidance in English, snowmobiling 2 person/snowmobile, fuel, traffic insurance (maximum personal liability 980€), reindeer farm visit and ride, Arctic Circle crossing ceremony, Diploma, coffee/tea and sweet pastry, transfers.

Good to know :

  • This safari is included to Santa Claus safari
  • Self liability can be reduced to 150€ by paying waiver supplement 15€ per driver per safari
  • Solo driving possibility. Supplement for solo driving 45€/person

PRICE : 159€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : everyday

SCHEDULES : 10:00-13:00

DURATION : 3 hours

STYLE : slow, local

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : easy

The thrills of snowmobiling and mushin in one adventure

If you like huskies and snowmobiles, this safari is for you ! After a brisk snowmobile ride, you’ll arrive to the husky dog farm where the dogs will welcome you with friendly barking. Experience a thrilling 20 minutes husky ride and learn about the life of husky farm. Hot beverages are served around a campfire the farm before you ride back to Rovaniemi on our snowmobiles.

What is included : thermal outfit, guidance in English, snowmobiling 2 person/snowmobile, fuel, traffic insurance (maximum personal liability 980€), 3 km husky safari, information about huskies, hot beverage, transfers.

Good to know :

  • When sharing the husky sleigh on the safari one is standing behind a sleigh as a controller/driver and one is sitting on a sleigh as a passenger
  • Self liability can be reduced to 150€ by paying waiver supplement 15€ per driver per safari
  • Solo driving possibility for snowmobiling. Supplement for solo driving 45€/person

PRICE : 202€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

SCHEDULES : 10:30-14:00

DURATION : 3,5 hours. Husky ride about 20 min

STYLE : active, local

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : easy

Drive through the white wilderness to enjoy ice fishing on a frozen lake

Ice fishing safari to a wilderness lake. This tour heads north on a snowmobile trail that takes you along the frozen River Ounasjoki and through snowy forests up into the hills, where you can admire the beautiful surrounding vast forests and wilderness of Lapland. Following the trail through white, snow-covered fields until arriving to a small wilderness lake. The silence will envelop you as the guide prepare you to go fishing. Try your hand at traditional ice fishing and fry your catch over a campfire. Afterwards, return to town for a well-earned rest.

What is included : thermal outfit, guidance in English, snowmobiling 2 person/snowmobile, fuel, traffic insurance (maximum personal liability 980€), ice fishing, snack, transfers.

Good to know :

  • Ice fishing is very popular hobby among locals in winter !
  • Self liability can be reduced to 150€ by paying waiver supplement 15€ per driver per safari
  • Solo driving possibility. Supplement for solo driving 45€/person

PRICE : 159€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

SCHEDULES : 09:30-13:30

DURATION : 4 hours

STYLE : active

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : easy

Enter arctic nature on a snowmobile – try ice fishing and snowshoeing

Wilderness snowmobile safari. Enjoy the great outdoors on this safari to the heart of nature. The trail traverses rugged hills and narrow valleys before coming to the first stop, where you have the chance to try ice fishing and snowshoe walking. You’ll then continue onwards through the forest – perhaps coming across a herd of reindeer searching for their favourite food, moss and lichen, buried under as much as one metre of snow. Keep your eyes open for other forest animals searching for food ! A delicious Lappish style lunch will be served during the day.

What is included : thermal outfit, guidance in English, snowmobiling 2 person/snowmobile, fuel, traffic insurance (maximum personal liability 980€), lunch, ice fishing, snowshoeing, transfers.

Good to know :

  • Self liability can be reduced to 150€ by paying waiver supplement 15€ per driver per safari
  • Solo driving possibility. Supplement for solo driving 85€/person

PRICE : 204€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : Monday, Thursday, Saturday

SCHEDULES : 11:00-16:00/17:00

DURATION : 5-6 hours

STYLE : active, local

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : moderate

SUITABILITY : person over 15 years

Solo driving snowmobile adventure in beautiful white landscapes

The best way to get to the heart of nature – and back. During this fun safari, you’ll learn how to drive a snowmobile along frozen rivers and through snow covered forests. Enjoy the beautiful views of the river valley from the hilltops. A break with hot beverages will keep your motor running.

What is included : thermal outfit, guidance in English, snowmobiling solo driving, fuel, traffic insurance (maximum personal liability 980€), hot beverage, transfers.

Good to know :

  • Self liability can be reduced to 150€ by paying waiver supplement 15€ per driver per safari
  • The driver of a snowmobile/participant has to be at least 18 years of age with a driving licence valid in Finland.

PRICE : 183€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

SCHEDULES : 10:30-13:30

DURATION : 3 hours

STYLE : active, adventure

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : easy/moderate

SUITABILITY : person over 18 years

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Don’t miss your chance to see the Northern lights !

The aurora borealis is dancing in the Arctic sky 80 – 90% of the time during the dark nights of winter. However, this spectacular phenomenon is not always visible from the ground as clouds fill the sky and keep us waiting. The Northern Lights Flight will , by climbing above the clouds or looking for cloudless areas take you closer to admire this natural wonder. Whilst on the flight the customers, not only have a great opportunity to photograph the Northern lights but will also hear about the fables and myths of the Northern lights and learn a bit of science behind the Northern lights activity

What is included : transfers, flight time, safety brief and takeoff and landing preparations, information on the Northern lights, guidance in English.

Good to know :

  • Northern lights are a natural occurrence. This is impossible to guarantee activity
  • ID card requested
  • Our partner reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the flight in case weather conditions do not permit the departure
  • The duration in the aeroplane is approximately 1 hour and this includes the take-off and landing of the craft
  • 7 customers per flight. Minimum of 2 people per flight
  • Children under 4 years not recommended

PRICE : 439€/person

AVAILIBILITIES : everyday

SCHEDULES : basic departure time is 20:30. Other flights can be organized if the 1st one is full. Pick-up at 19:55 at hotel for the 20:30 flight

DURATION : 2 hours. With the transfers before and after the flight, the tour is approx. 2 hours

STYLE : local

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : easy

Explore snowy forests on a pair of purpose-built skis – no previous experience needed

Experience the joy of forest skiing ! Altai ski is a short, easy-to-use forest ski that combines the best features of a snowshoe and ski and does not require earlier experience in skiing. A peaceful ski tour through the silent white forest with a break for hot beverages.

What is included : program transfer, thermal outfit, guidance in English, hot beverage, equipment, transfers.

Good to know :

  • This adventure requires basic physical fitness and is recommended for children of 12 years or older
  • Short skis combine the best features of snowshoes and forest skis
  • Short skis can be also rented.

PRICE : 76€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : Monday, Thursday

SCHEDULES : 10:00-13:00

DURATION : 3 hours

STYLE : active

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : easy/moderate

A guided adventure through the picturesque snowy landscapes

Capture the true feeling of the Arctic in the northern woods. A snowshoe adventure through the picturesque snowy countryside. Experience the silence and beauty of wintery forests on this guided snowshoe hike. Have a break by an open fire and enjoy some snacks while the only sound you’ll hear is the sough of the forest and the campfire.

What is included : thermal outfit, guidance in English, hot beverage and snack by campfire, snowshoes, transfers.

Good to know :

  • This adventure requires basic physical fitness and is recommended for children of 12 years or older
  • Next to Rovaniemi city, there is beautiful Ounasvaara hill where you can try snowshoeing also by yourself

PRICE : 83€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : Tuesday, Friday

SCHEDULES : 14:30-17:30

DURATION : 3 hours

STYLE : slow

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : easy

An excursion to a prime Northern Lights viewing spot followed by a slice of local history

Arctic evening in search of the Northern Lights. After stepping out of the car in the middle of nowhere, we walk down to a river experiencing the surrounding sleeping nature. We reach the best spot to see the northern sky, but be patient the auroras love playing hide-and-seek; we never know if or when they will show up! While enjoying the peace of nature we fry sausages surrounded by the great aroma of the fire. Before returning to civilization, we drop by a cozy old building “Poro-Pekan Pirtti”. The hosts warmly welcome us and show us their dwelling, which takes us into the past. This relaxing escape will definitely satisfy all our senses. Transfer to the wilderness and back by car (50 km one way).

What is included : thermal outfit, guidance in English, snack by the fire, hot beverage, information about Northern lights, program transfers, use of camera tripods, tips on how to capture the lights, transfers.

Good to know :

  • The Northern lights are more visible when you go out from the city lights.

PRICE : 115€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : Monday, Wednesday, Friday

SCHEDULES : 21:00-01:00

DURATION : 4 hours. Transfer 45 min one way

STYLE : slow, local

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : very easy

See and learn about arctic animals, including polar bears, in an authentic wilderness setting

This whole-day trip takes you by car to Ranua Wildlife Park, one of the northernmost zoos in the world. The park is located about 80 km from Rovaniemi. Have a refreshing outdoor walk to see Arctic animals in an authentic wilderness setting. Lunch is enjoyed in a cosy restaurant, followed by a visit to the Fazer candy shop.

What is included : thermal outfit, guidance in English, information about Lapland, its nature and animals, entrance to Ranua Wildlife Park, buffet-style lunch, program transfers.

Good to know :

  • In Ranua Wildlife Park, you might see the only Polar Bears found in Finland

PRICE : 157€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : Wednesday, Saturday

SCHEDULES : 11:00-16:00

DURATION : 5 hours. Transfer 60 min one way

STYLE : slow, local

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : very easy

Experience a traditional reindeer sleigh ride and learn about reindeer and their herders

Memorable reindeer sleigh ride. Transportation by car to a reindeer farm to try reindeer sleighing. This traditional way of travelling through snowy forests is a unique experience – in the evening, you may even see the Northern Lights blaze up the sky. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee with a bun around a campfire and learn about the life of reindeer herders.

What is included : thermal outfit, guidance in English, reindeer farm visit, reindeer sleigh ride, snack by the fire, hot beverage, information about reindeer and reindeer herding, program transfers.

Good to know :

  • Both female and male reindeer grow bone antlers. They drop them once a year and grow them again.

PRICE : 142€/adult

AVAILABILITIES & SCHEDULES : Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 14:00-16:30

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 18:30-21:00

DURATION : 2 – 2,5 hours Sleigh ride approx. 1 hour

STYLE : slow, local

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : very easy

Guide your sled dog team through the white wilderness

After a short drive from town, you will arrive at a husky farm, where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome to you. Before departing on the safari, you will be given instruction on how to control the sleds. This safari give you opportunity to experience something unique; the ties between the musher and the dogs formed on a joint expedition into the wilderness. You soon learn that behind its icy-blue gaze is a friendly canine character who works closely with people. Once you return to the farm, enjoy hot berry juice by an open fire and chat away with the musher about these amazing northern animals.

What is included : program transfers, thermal outfit, guidance in English, husky farm visit, 10 km husky safari, information about huskies, hot beverage.

Good to know :

  • Children are travelling in a large sleigh driven by a guide
  • When sharing the husky sleigh on the safari one is standing behind a sleigh as a controller/driver and one is sitting on a sleigh as a passenger
  • Controller/driver can be changed during the safari.

PRICE : 175€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : everyday

SCHEDULES : 09:15-11:45
13:15-15:45 (except on Sunday)

DURATION : 2,5 hours. Husky ride approx. 1h15

STYLE : active, local

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : easy

Meet two furry arctic favourites on one trip – and take rides with both !

They love the cold and live peacefully in northern nature. Come and meet these Arctic animals ! First you will get to visit a local reindeer farm and learn about Lappish culture and reindeer husbandry. Sit back in reindeer drawn sleigh and enjoy peaceful 30 minutes reindeer ride through the forest.You will be issued an international Reindeer Driving License before entering the next part of your adventure – husky farm ! At the husky farm you will try a slighlty faster 20 minutes ride with the huskies. After the ride the flames of campfire and hot drinks keep you warm while learning more about these amazing dos. Transfers are done by car.

What is included : program transfers, thermal outfit, guidance in English, reindeer farm visit and information about the animals, appro. 30 min reindeer safari, reindeer driving license, husky farm visit, 3 km husky safari, information about husky, hot beverage

Good to know :

  • One of the easiest ways to combine these two arctic animals in one excursion !

PRICE : 186€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

SCHEDULES : 10:15-13:00

DURATION : 2h45. Reindeer ride 30 min, husky ride 20 min

STYLE : active, local

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : very easy

What better way to travel to Santa Claus than in a sleigh pulled by a reindeer ?

Lapland is well-known for Santa Claus and his reindeer. What a great way to see both by joining us for a reindeer safari to the Santa Claus Village ! Sitting in the sleigh pulled by the reindeer you’ll make the way from the Reindeer Farm to Santa’s Village along the snowy trails of the wintry forest. In the village you’ll have some free time to meet Santa in his office, send postcards from the Santa Claus Main Post Office and explore handicraft, design and souvenir shops. Awarded a Reindeer Driving Licence and a Diploma for Crossing the Arctic Circle, you will not forget this experience. Transfers are done by car.

What is included : program transfers, thermal outfit, guidance in English, reindeer farm visit, reindeer safari, reindeer driving license, Diploma of Crossing the Arctic Circle, visit Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office.

Good to know :

  • At Santa Claus Village do remember to visit Santa Claus Main Post Office and also Snowman World !

PRICE : 165€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

SCHEDULES : 09:30-13:30

DURATION : 4 hours. Sleigh ride approx. 30 min

STYLE : slow, local

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : very easy

Ride the snowy trails on an electrically-assisted fatbike

Combine the fresh winter air and the freedom of off-road biking ! Have a chance to try out Electric Fat Bikes, and how they do in the Arctic. The safari starts right from the center of Rovaniemi, and you’ll get to drive along ice – and snow – covered River Kemi to the renowned Ounasvaara hill. There it’s time to catch a ski lift to the top of the hill with the bike. While preparing for the next leg of the trip, a stop at Sky Hotel Ounasvaara for a hot chocolate will be made on a roof top terrace with spetacular views over Rovaniemi. That should get you the rest of the way. After the break the snowy off-road track will lead you back down to the city.

What is included : thermal outfit, guidance in English, ski lift, hot chocolate, break and equipment.

Good to know :

  • Requires basic knowledge of riding a bike. Bigger tyres of fatbike helps the bikes roll in snow
  • Safari is suitable for children over 12 years
  • Fatbikes can also be rented

PRICE : 79€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

SCHEDULES : 09:30-11:30

DURATION : 2 hours

STYLE : active

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : easy

Classic snow fun on Ounasvaara hill !

Fun and speedy tobogganing is a unique experience in Ounasvaara hill. 800 meters long hard treaded snow track is specially made for winter toboggans. Toboggans are equipped with steering wheel and brakes. Our professional guides will give you instructions how to use toboggans safely. Between the rounds you can relax and change opinions about the best driving lines in chair lift.

What is included : program transfers, guidance in English, 2 hours in winter tobogganing track, lift use, helmet and guiding.

Good to know :

  • Weather permitting, temperature limot – 18 degrees
  • Thermal clothing not included
  • This program is suitable for children of 12 years or older

PRICE : 92€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : Tuesday, Thursday

SCHEDULES : 14:45-17:15

DURATION : 2,5 hours

STYLE : active

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : easy

Learn a local outdoor favourite !

Easy start cross-country skiing lesson for beginners at Ounasvaara Ski resort. Learn the basics of cross-country skiing with professional guide of Ounasvaara Ski School. After the lesson, you can enjoy your newly-acquired skills and beautiful scenery of Ounasvaara in well-marked skiing track. Package includes 4 hours equipment rental and 45 minutes lesson.

What is included : skiing instructor for 45 min, 4 hours equipment rental, program transfers.

Good to know :

  • Thermal clothing not included
  • This safari is suitable for children of 6 years or older

PRICE : 79€/adult

AVAILIBILITIES : Wednesday, Friday

SCHEDULES : 09:45-14:15

DURATION : 4,5 hours

STYLE : active

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY : easy

EXCLUSIVE DEPARTURES

What is an exclusive departure ?

Exclusive departures provide personal service, maximum convenience and flexibility. There is a wide variety of high-quality programmes and services that are just waiting to be discovered. All you have to do is choose when you would like to go, and with who !

When you book an exclusive departure, you will also benefit from the local knowledge and experience of your own personal guide !

Good to know :
  • All safaris require the participation of at least 2 adults
  • Exclusive departures are guided in English. Extra to pay for other language
Informations, prices and bookings :

Contact MS Drive.

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