Autumn Holiday Package in Rovaniemi (October - November)

Lapland has a lot to offer in October and November, even without snow. The pre-winter season is a great period to escape from the crowd and enjoy nature in its most peaceful way. Accommodation can be added to this package. Our 5-day activity holiday package has been designed to let you enjoy the best features of Rovaniemi during this Autumn period. In case of early snow, we may adapt the program with more snow tours!

Quick Info

Type: Autumn Package
Location: Rovaniemi, Finland

Duration: 5 days
The program is customizable.
Activities in small groups.

LOCATION

Rovaniemi (Finland)

 

INCLUDED

Guide, activities in small groups, accommodation in option, meals as mentioned, etc.

DURATION

5 days (can be adapted)

AVAILABLE

From October to end-November

PRICING

The pricing depends on the activities choosen, and the number of participants. Please contact us for a quote.

DESCRIPTION

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL

Welcome to Lapland!

On your first evening, you will go for a Northern lights photography hunting. Autumn and early winter are a good period to observe auroras. The nights are getting long, offering more opportunity to spot the green arches and the temperatures are aditedly cold but not as extreme as during Winter. This is also a good time for photography! In October, we can enjoy beautiful reflections of the  Northern lights in the waters (they are not frozen yet), while in November the first snow layers make it beautiful and white all around you!

Based on the weather forecasts and space conditions, your guide will drive in the most promising directions to increase your chance. A snack around the fire will be provided as you wait for the Northern lights to appear in the sky. Your guide, who is an aurora expert, will share all his knowledge about this fantastic phenomenon and the mythology associated to it. And of course, all pictures taken with the professional camera will be sent to you in high quality!

NB: depending on your time of arrival and tiredness, we can plan an additional activity during the day. 

NB2: the Northern Lights photography hunt is scheduled on the first night so you don’t miss any chance. However, it is possible to move the excursion to another night if the weather conditions are not good. Rescheduling is subject to availability.

 

Northern Lights Hunt
Autumn Holiday Package

DAY 2 – CULTURAL DAY

This morning, you will discover the emblematic animal of Lapland with an eco-friendly way. Let’s go for an electric-fatbike trip to the reindeer farm!

Reindeer  has played a significant part in local traditional lifestyle. Meeting those lovely semi-wild animals is always a unique experience for anyone visiting Rovaniemi! During the ride to the farm you will go through forest and lappish nature for approximately 45 minutes. After that you will arrive at the Reindeer Farm for a very local experience. 

After this morning, you will have free afternoon to enjoy on your own. We recommand you visiting some famous place of Rovaniemi, as Arktikum Museum near to the city centre. For those want to meet the Santa Claus, you can easily go to Santa Claus Village, 8km from the city centre by bus or by renting e-fatbikes from us. Once there, you can visit the Post Office where all letters addressed to Santa Claus arrive or cross the Arctic Circle.

In the evening, you will enjoy a relaxing cultural night around the fire.

Lit by the cracking flames of an open fire, you will travel through old stories and ages to discover more about the Finnish culture, traditions and life in the Far North. This story-telling experience will also be an opportunity to taste some pancakes prepared by your guide directly on the fire, while listening to their stories. 
Electric fatbike reindeer farm
Legend tales finland rovaniemi

DAY 3 – EXPLORE LAPLAND NATURE & RELAXING MOMENT

Let’s go today for a Half-Day Hiking Trip to discover Lapland landscapes. The hike is always adapted to the level of the group with different difficulty options, and is usually around 5 km. The tour lasts 4h. Even without snow, Lapland is worth exploring!

The experience is designed to go through some elusive nature area or reach some viewpoints over the immense subarctic forests. Along the way, your outdoor guide will explain to you about your surroundings, the fauna and flora, footprints in the early snow or in the mud, how to use trees or mushrooms, identify the berries to eat, and some other basics of how to survive in such difficult conditions.

break with an open fire will also allow you to grill a typical Finnish snack with hot beverages. This is a great opportunity for your guide to show you how to build a fire in arctic conditions and answer all your questions about Lapland.
 
Atfter this sporty morning, it will be time for a relaxing moment and try the sauna experience!
Your guide will take you into deep forests to a wilderness cabin with a log sauna. The traditional cabin has no electricity or running water ; the small lake and nature around is providing everything it needs! The place if beautiful and extremely peaceful – perfect for a relaxing moment!
Rovaniemi Septembre Lapland Trip
Autumn Package sauna

DAY 4 – DISCOVERING ARCTIC ANIMALS

 

Today, this Autumn Package will let you enter in Ranua Wildlife Park to discover arctic animals!

Located one hour away from Rovaniemi, the Ranua Wildlife Park is the northernmost wildlife park in the world. It consists of approximately 50 wild animal species and 200 individuals. It this then possible to see polar bears, brown bears, wild reindeer, wolves, wolverines, lynxes, predatory birds, otters, wild boars, and so many others.

Along the forest path, your guide will explain you more about way of living and specific caracteristic of each animal that you will be able to see.

After the visit of the park, you will enjoy a tasty buffet lunch in the restaurant and drive back to Rovaniemi.

You will be back in Rovaniemi for the afternoon for free evening!

 

If you didn’t get the chance to see northern lights in your first day this day could be a second shot if you would like.
ranua park autumn

DAY 5 – HUSKY CART RIDE

 

If you are wondering what the sleigh dogs are doing in autumn, this day will give you the answer!

In autumn, mushers need to train their dogs before snow arrives ; wheel cart rides are then a great opportunity to feel the thrill of leading your dog team while contributing to their training!

Driving instructions will be provided by the mushers so you can learn how to safely steer the cart. Once ready, you will get the chance to drive yourself your own wheel cart for about 5-6 km (20 min) into the autumn forests of Lapland! After the ride, you can spend time with the dogs: they love cuddles and photos! Mushers will also be happy to answer all your questions.

Husky ride

DAY 6 – DEPARTURE

All good things come to an end… After this great week, it is time to say goodbye to Lapland! Undoubtedly, the beautiful landscapes, untouched nature, lovely animals and peaceful Nordic lifestyle will give you as many reasons to come back very soon… why not in Winter or Summer?

WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND YOUR STAY? 

Depending on your time of departure, we may arrange extra activities/trips for you during this last day. You may also request to add one or several days to this program if you would like to enjoy more of Lapland.

Activities possible is October and November include for example:
– another Northern Lights Hunting Experience
– biking tours
– extended trip to Levi, Ivalo or Nordkapp

We are always very flexible to arrange the program that best fits you! Feel free to contact us if you would like to amend this Autumn program.

Autumn Holiday Package

PRICING

We offer four differents types of pricing category for your accommodation. You may find our accommodation partner list for further information.

*Price is calculated for 2 adults coming in November. Price of accommodation may vary depending on the period of stay. All prices mentioned are only indicative; please request a quote and we will send you an exact offer.

INFORMATION

INCLUDED

Activity
  • Activities mentioned. You may request some changes to the program. 
Accommodation
  • Accommodation can be added in this package.
Others Services
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel transfers
  • Meals when mentioned
  • Transportation
  • All equipment and gear for activities
  • All taxes & handling fee

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flight tickets
  • Gratuities

PLEASE NOTE

Based on your request, our team will arrange the holiday package for you. Contact us if you want to customise the program ; we will then send you all information with a quote.

Transportation and most of the activities are in small groups. Participants will be accompanied by a professional guide during the experiences.

A minimum of 2 adult participants is required for the trip to operate. For large groups (more than 8 participants), please contact us and we can discuss a specific package.

Children can join this package from 12 years old. Younger children may join an adapted version of the program – please make a request and we will be happy to offer a specific program.

November is an uncertain mount in term of snow amount. It’s important to know that the first snow may appear but it doens’t enought to enjoy snow activites such as snowmobile or sleigh dogs and reindeers. More information on this blogpost

 

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.

BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY

HOW TO BOOK

Please send us a booking request. Our team will discuss with you about the different options, check availability for your dates and send you a quote with payment instructions.

 

PAYMENT

Payment by bank transfer and credit card are accepted.
An immediate 30% deposit payment is required to confirm the booking. Payment of the remaining 70% is required at least one month before departure.

REQUEST A QUOTE!

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