Excursions in Rovaniemi

You can reserve tours from locals who will take you to the most interesting and beautiful places in Rovaniemi, there are more than 115 excursions available for online booking.

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A guide for first-time visitors to Rovaniemi

Every aspect of a trip to Rovaniemi may be expertly planned by our staff, including transportation, guided tours, hotels, tickets, meals, shared and private day trips, shore excursions, and packages for both individuals and small groups. 

Rovaniemi - excursions and day trips

During your stay in Rovaniemi, you can take part in a number of day trips and excursions. These tours give you the opportunity to experience the local lifestyle and culture. From snowmobiling to dog sledding, there are many opportunities to explore the area.

For the first time visitor, a guided tour will introduce you to Rovaniemi city from a variety of perspectives. You can choose to see the Santa Claus Village, the Noitatunturi Witch Fell or hike the Bear's Water Pond Trail. You will learn about the history of the town and its post-war restoration. You will also have the chance to sample some Finnish gingerbread and blueberry tea.

A Lapland excursion will introduce you to the wildlife of the Arctic region. You can take a short walk in the forest to see owls, sled dogs and wild hares. The trip will include a picnic lunch of local Swedish dishes. If you enjoy hiking, you can opt to spend the entire day exploring the wilderness. The trip will also give you the chance to try skiing on snowy slopes.


If you are interested in seeing the Northern Lights, you can choose a guided day or nighttime riverboat tour. These tours are ideal for families with children. Each tour will start with a safety briefing and life vests will be provided. These riverboats are sturdy, catamaran boats that will give you a broad view of the northern sky. You can enjoy the scenery while listening to the music played under the water.

You can also enjoy a moose safari. This trip will take you to the wilderness where you can find moose, hares and reindeer. These animals are the largest land mammals in Europe. This is a great way to get up close and personal with these animals.

For those who are interested in learning more about the way of life in the Arctic, you can participate in an "Arctic Survival" trekking tour. The tour will take you into the Arctic forests and will give you the opportunity to experience the pristine nature. The tour will also include a visit to the Arktikum Museum, which will showcase arctic animals and indigenous Sami people. You will have the chance to see the Northern lights and to purchase authentic Lapland gifts.


You can book tours from Rovaniemi on your own or you can make an appointment with an agency. Agencies will ensure that you have a reliable guide and will pick you up from your hotel. You can book your tickets online in advance. Several agencies offer special curated "meditative hikes" that will provide you with an opportunity to relax and meditate.

If you are looking for a more active day trip, you can participate in a fatbike day trip. These trips are a good way to experience the beautiful landscape of the northern part of Finland while getting in shape. These tours usually take 4 hours and leave from the centre of Rovaniemi.

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