Arctic Animals Trip From Rovaniemi

A great summer trip for all the animal-lovers! Experience Lapland by meetings its wildlife: brown bears, reindeer, predatory birds, otters, musk oxes, wild boars, moose…

Route Info

Type: Animal Trip
Departure/Arrival: Rovaniemi

Duration : 2 days, 1 night
Transportation by Minivan
Distance : 470km

 

ITINERARY

Rovaniemi – Russian Border – Ranua – Rovaniemi

 

Nights

One night in a comfy lodge

Level

Easy: this trip is accessible to everyone.

BEST SEASON

Available: May – October
Recommended : June – September

PRICING

 

Adult : 620€
Child : 500€ 

ITINERARY

This is our standard itinerary for this journey. If you would like to adapt the duration, the type of accommodation or the tours included in this package, please contact us. Meals are included when mentioned : (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) Dinner, (S) Snack.

 DAY 1: FROM ROVANIEMI (S, D)

 

Visit of a Traditional Reindeer Farm

Meet the most iconic animal of Lapland! Accompanied by your guide, you will visit one of the most traditional reindeer farms in Southern Finnish Lapland, located on the shores of a peaceful bucolic lake. As you enter the place, the herders will greet you and show you around their farm. You will have a chance to get closer to the animals while they will get fed. You will also test your driving skills with a short loop sleigh ride (around 2 minutes).  The visit will warmly end around the fire, with some cookies and hot drinks. The herders will provide you with very informative explanation of reindeer husbandry in the Arctic and will answer any of your questions.

Auttiköngas Waterfalls

After this great time with the reindeer, your guide will take the direction of the Russian border. On the way, you will stop by at the Auttiköngas national park to admire its famous waterfalls. Your guide will prepare a fire and snacks while you enjoy the peaceful nature that surrounds you.

Bear-Watching Experience

As you arrive to the Eastern limits of Finland (the Russian border is very close!), you will already feel the call of the wild! But before getting deeper into the wilderness, you will check-in in your lodge and enjoy a well-deserved 3-course dinner.  Once ready, your guide will lead you to the bear-watching hut…

You will probably already spot some marks and footprints left by the bears, as you walk to the remote cabin. Inside the hut, there are many large windows and special places to install your cameras, so that you do not miss anything of the show!

Bear watching is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Quiet, calm, the bear-watchers will explain you more about the lives of the bears, while you will be waiting for the massive animals to approach the cabin. Soon, the bears will come, attracted by the strong smell of the fish and meat.

As you may have to wait for a while before the bears appear, the look-out cabin is equipped with bunk beds so you can rest. After the bears have left, or anytime you feel so, your guide will take you back to your lodge where you can end your night.

Rennes Safari
Auttikongas trip from Rovaniemi
Bear watching safari lapland
Bear watching safari lapland

DAY 2: FROM RANUA TO ROVANIEMI (B, L)

 

Visit of Ranua Wildlife Park

In the morning, you will have time to enjoy a delicious breakfast served at your lodge. Your  guide will later come for the next adventure of your animal trip: the visit of Ranua Wildlife Park. This is the world- northernmost wildlife park and a very popular destination for many travelers!

The visit of the park is a great opportunity to meet all the other arctic animals, including polar bears, arctic foxes, eagles and owls, moose, musks, otters, wolves, wild reindeer, etc. Your guide will share with you their knowledge of each animal that you spot. At the end of the visit, you will have a very sharp knowledge of local animals that reside in the “Far North”. A lunch buffet will be waiting for you at the restaurant of Ranua. You will reach back Rovaniemi in the beginning of the afternoon.

Ranua Wildlife Park musk ox
Ranua Wildlife Park pallas cat

INFORMATION

INCLUDED

Activity
  • Visit of a traditional reindeer farm
  • Auttiköngas waterfalls
  • Bear-watching experience in a wilderness cabin
  • Visit of Ranua Wildlife Park
Accommodation 
  • 1 night in a comfy lodge
Others Services
  • Personal guide
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off (or airport transfer)
  • Meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch, S=snack, D=dinner)
  • Transportation
  • All taxes & handling fee

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flight tickets
  • Gratuities

 

PLEASE NOTE

We recommend to book in advance, as availability may be limited in peak seasons. The trip departs from Rovaniemi in the morning (around 9:00 AM) and returns to Rovaniemi the next day (around 2:00 PM).

A minimum of 2 adult participants is required for the trip to operate. The maximum capacity is 8 people for comfort reasons. For larger groups, please contact us and we can discuss a specific package.

Child rate applies from 5 to 14 years old. Please note that the bear-watching experience, and all animal activities in general, require that participants remain as quiet as possible not to disturb local wildlife. We do not recommend to bring young children on this tour.

Transportation by minivan. One luggage and handbag per person allowed.

Please dress appropriately depending on the weather conditions.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 20% if booking is cancelled 31 days or more before departure;
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 30 days or less before departure.

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HOW TO BOOK

Please send us a booking request. Our team will check availability for your dates and will send you a quote with payment instructions.

 

PAYMENT

Payment by bank transfer and credit card are accepted. Full payment is required to confirm the booking.

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