Finnish Wood-fired Sauna, Ice Swimming and Bbq Snacks

Finnish Wood-fired Sauna, Ice Swimming and Bbq Snacks

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Sauna - opposite of cold!


Have you ever wondered what is like to live near the Arctic Circle? We invite you to our Finnish home where you can experience the local culture and relax in the wood-burning sauna.


✔️ Finnish woodburned sauna

✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature

✔️ Lappish countryside

✔️ No special skills required

✔️ Small group experience


Year round


~ 3.5 hours


12:30 or 17:30

Pickup & Drop off


Min. Recommended age

10 years

Price from




This is not a typical tour of Lapland as we are not a typical tour company. We strive to give you an authentic experience that you can't get anywhere else. As we open our home to you we invite you to discover the true colors of Finland.

Our venue is located on a private lake shore, 22km away from the lovely town of Rovaniemi. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes and postcard-perfect scenery. The tour starts with hotel pickup. We usually drive a minivan as we specialize in small group tours only, to ensure a private experience. Once we arrive at the destination we will start with the authentic wood-burning sauna. When we say authentic - we really mean it! Our sauna dates back to the times when it was used as a smoke sauna. You can still smell the smoke! However, nowadays we heat up the stones in a wood fire.

Once the sauna is ready it's your time to unwind. Listen to the fire crackling in the wood stove as the heat slowly rises from the stones. Sauna is the place of freedom where you can let go of the stress and immerse in the radiating power of heat. Our guide will teach you how to safely cool down, as you jump into the icy water in the private lake! Yes, we go Arctic lake swimming after a sauna session. In winter time you can also jump into the snow! Once you're cooled down, it's time to get back in the sauna. The process is repeated until you feel completely refreshed. This hot and cold sauna practice boosts your immunity and does wonders for your soul.

There’s a part of the sauna called the “air bath”, that great gasp after you leave the hot interior and fill your lungs with the fresh outside air. It is this refreshing after-effect with adds the final bouquet to the art of sauna. Sitting by the fire gives one a refreshing feeling at the end of the week and makes one look forward to bath after bath after batch.

After the sauna and swimming in the icy water, it's time for snacks. We will gather around the fireplace and enjoy refreshing snacks before we pack up and hit the road to drop you off at your hotel.


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✔️ Professional English speaking guide

✔️ Hot drinks and cookies

✔️ *Northern Lights (October - mid March), if lucky and weather is right, evening departure ONLY

✔️ Towels, slippers for the sauna

✔️ Arctic Lake swimming (ice-swimming in Winter time)

✔️ Firewood sauna experience 2 hours

✔️ Snacks by the open fire

✔️ Hotel pickup & drop off

What to bring

⚡ Swimming suit

⚡ Seasonal outdoor clothing

Not included

❌ Swimming suit

Please Note

  • All tours listed are for a minimum of 2 persons paying a full (adult) price, unless mentioned otherwise
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions
  • Not recommended for kids under 10 years old
  • Tours include a pick up & drop off transfer from your accommodation in the area of central Rovaniemi. Time for meeting point and place will be confirmed upon the reservation.
  • Missing the pick-up does not entitle you to a refund of the price paid for the services. You are responsible to be ready for pick up at the assigned pick up point from the start of the pick up time in order to not miss our guides when they arrive to pick you up
  • Nordic Adventures reserves the right to make alterations to the programs, price, duration or form of transportation without prior warning. This is also applied  to changes in programs due to weather conditions
  • Northern Lights are a natural occurrence and we are unable to guarantee activity, vibrancy or colour on the evening of the adventure

Cancellation terms 

(See all terms here)
  • More than 3 days notice – full refund, 25€ cancellation fee will be charged.
  • Less than 3 days or no show notice – no refund.

Frequently asked questions 

(See all questions and answers here)

- I have gluten / lactose intolerance / other diet. What should I do?


Please let us know your diet before or after booking your adventure. We will take into account your wishes and prepare the food suitable for you.


- When is a booking for a tour with Nordic Adventures confirmed?


A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.


- How do i pay for a tour with Nordic Adventures?


You can pay through the internet, through our website. This is by far the easiest, safest and fastest way to reserve and pay for your adventure. You will receive a voucher as a confirmation via e-mail which you will need to bring with you for your trip. You will always get a voucher by email: REMEMBER TO PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT ALONG OR MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SHOW IT ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE!


- Do i have to book in advance?


There are a few different ways you can book our trips. First of all, you can book almost all our trips right here on our website. There is a booking window on each tour page and we do recommend that you book and pay for your trip there, preferably in good time as we keep our groups small and some tours tend to sell out.

If the trip you would like to book is not bookable online, you can call or email our office directly, the phone number is +358 40 744 2567. Another way is to send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form. What we need to have is your name, how many people are in your party, where you are staying, a way of contacting you either an e-mail or a phone number and what tour you are trying to book.


- How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Nordic Adventures?


This is a nice question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated in the voucher. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide. Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.


- How to dress right and feel comfortable in Winter?


1. Start with thermal underwear and warm socks.

2. If it’s really cold, –20 or below, wear an additional fleece layer on top of your thermals. Another pair of socks, preferably woolly or thermal, will keep your feet warm.

3. Wear pants with thermal lining. Don’t underestimate the importance of a neck warmer or a scarf. Slip into your winter boots and do them up well.

4. Almost done! Throw on your winter jacket, put on a warm hat and thermal gloves. Don’t forget to tuck your gloves into your sleeves and zip your jacket ALL the way up

Nordic Adventures is happy to tell you where you can rent costumes if there is such a need!


- I need to cancel or change my adventure booking, what should i do?


Please, send us an email


More than 3 days notice - full refund, 25 € cancellation fee will be charged.

Less than 3 days no show notice - No refund

For all bookings of day tours operated by Nordic Adventures, a minimum of 72 hours notice of cancellation is required for a full refund. If cancellation is made after these time limits pass no refund is given.

Some tours have exceptions, please read the cancellation policy when booking a specific tour.


For any changes to the reservation, please inform Nordic Adventures via e-mail at and refer to your booking number. All changes or alterations to be made to the reservation shall be made in writing within office hours in Finland. The requested changes are subject to the written approval of Nordic Adventures. Any changes to reservations depend on availability. Any extra costs incurred for making the change will be charged to the customer. Cancellation of any tour, product or service included in a reservation will not be considered a change for purposes of this section and will be governed by the applicable cancellation terms.


- Do you provide transportation to your adventures?


Most of our tours (please see specifications under each tour) include transfers from accommodation in Rovaniemi city area. It is included in the adventure price.

The pick up is usually 5-20 min before the start of the safari (time in your voucher). Transportation back is immediately after the end of the safari.

We try to provide exact pickup time one day before the start of the tour by email or text message/whats-app, which is why it is important that you provide your valid email and phone number when booking a tour.

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Great Sauna and Ice Lake Experience

February 28, 2023


Great experience and fantastic hosting from Pedro who was enthusiastic and gave a personal experience. Authentic Sauna and beautiful lake scenery. Very tasty lunch also. Would recommend.

Must try adventure in Finland.

January 8, 2023


A wonderful experience with a well prepared guide and a fantastic place in the middle of the forest. 9 aged children also took part and enjoyed it. An unforgettable adventure.

Amazing Memories

December 18, 2022


We went on 2 tours: "Rovaniemi sightseeing and Santa Village" and "Finnish Home and Sauna". Everything was very organised and perfect. Pedro was our guide on both and we could not have been happier. Pedro was very knowledgeable and friendly. We are a family of 4, childrens age being 18 and 20 and he was able to engage everyone. Also Alex was very helpful during the decision/booking process. Thank you both for such amazing experiences and memories

Terrific Exeprience

November 7, 2022


The Home and Wood Burned tour was terrific, short drive from city center and you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere.The tour guides give you full autonomy, let you go from sauna to swimming as you please and then cook a nice meal for afterwards in a cozy cottage.Well worth it.

Essence of Finnish relaxation!

February 26, 2022


It was stunning experience: real old sauna, next to lake shore, surrounding by winter Finnish nature! And diving into the frozen lake - strongly recommended! ;)

Great experience on Finland

February 26, 2022


Everything was perfect!! Nice place and tasty food. Beautiful landscape surrounding the Frozen lake. One of the vest experiences in Finland!

Family-friendly sauna & ice swimming experience.

February 26, 2022


Amazing experience, it was perfect for our family, we were looking for a sauna/ice-swimming experience, but having a 9 year old and 2 year old, our options were limited, until we found this trip. My husband and eldest daughter were able to do the sauna & swim, whilst I played in the snow with our youngest, there was also a lodge where we could go if we wanted to. Then we swapped and I had a turn! Finished off with delicious food and hospitality. Once in a lifetime experience, now ticked off the bucket list… but would love to do it again!

Authentic sauna experience

February 22, 2022


Authentic sauna experience with a refreshing dip in the frozen lake. Followed by delicious food in the cabin. Tanja and Alex were great hosts.

5* tour

February 19, 2022


This tour was FANTASTIC!Booking was easy and confirmation of pick up times were clear.Our guide (Alex) picked us up on time and gave us lots of great information about the area on our way to the tour.We received a very friendly welcome by Alex and his wife to their home, the facilities were very authentic. The location was out of this world!The sauna was fantastic with lots of amenities in the changing area too like towels, flip flops, hot and cold drinks.Highly recommend the ice swimming then popping back into the sauna afterwards!We had 2 hours to dip between the swimming and sauna before a lovely lunch was prepared for us in the cabin with a warm fire.A 5* tour with 5* hosts - highly recommend.

Absolutely brilliant!

February 14, 2022


Absolutely amazing! We were hosted by Alex & Tanya at their property for one of the best experiences we had during our trip to Rovaniemi.Alex collected us from our hotel in the city and drove us out to his family property were we were introduced to Tanya, his wife, who was so welcoming and genuinely seemed happy that we were there.We started with the wood burning sauna and when we were confident enough we embraced ice dipping in the families own lake.The snow as cold under foot on the way down to the lake (there were disposable slippers if you wanted them) and the frozen lake was SO cold but it was an amazing experiences and definitely got the heart going. We were in and out of the sauna and the lake a couple of times so we could fully experience this activity, and what an experience it was.Once we’re were finished we went up to the family ‘Kota’ where Tanya had prepared a light supper of traditional sausages, salad, homemade potato cakes and of course the obligatory hot berry juice (I really love the berry juice!). There were also cinnamon cookies for dessert if we wanted them. Alex & Tanya spent time with us talking to us about the area and all sorts of things, it was like being hosted by friends.This really was a well organised and professional excursion, run by two absolutely lovely people.Kiitos Alex and Tanya 🥰

Freezing cool

February 13, 2022


Great traditional sauna with lakebath for activating all cells to the winterlife!!Great hosts Tanja and Alex, awesome sauna experience + crazy lake bath and good dinner.Recommendable 1000 % ❄️

unforgettable Evening

February 9, 2022


It was the best choice to do the wood burned sauna tour with Nordic Adventures Rovaniemi! Alex and Tanja are so nice people, we had the whole sauna for us, had a fantastic and romantic evening with a dip in the icecold lake! It was amazing! After that we had a very good dinner with finnish sausages, potatoe salad, homemade potatoe bread, berry tea and gingerbread cookies. After all we had a talk to Alex and Tanja about the nature and habbits in finland. We warmly recommend everyone to do this tour! Thank you for that special experience!

Saunaaaa forever

January 31, 2022


Amazing experience with welcoming tour guide and delicious snacks and chats with the owners. After a quick guidance you can manage the woodburned sauna yourself meanwhile you enjoy your private time away from everything. And if you are brave enough a quick dip into the frosty lake can cool down your overheated body ;)

Wondeful day

January 12, 2022


The great hospitality and having such a unique experience! The home cooked snack was the cherry on top!

Perfect traditional finnish night with sauna

December 24, 2021


Alex and Tania were so kind and they did a great job giving their place such an amazing atmosphere. Traditional finnish sauna and diving in the ice lake, followed by some very good local dinner and cultural discussion... All was perfect! Thank you so much!

Fantastic sauna experience

December 20, 2021


Fantastic experience! The sauna was brilliant and the food was tasty. Me, my husband and my Mum were really impressed with everything. Thank you!

Must try!!! One of the key highlights of my trip!

December 12, 2021


Highly highly recommend! The Finnish sauna with ice dip was unforgettable and amazing. My husband and I were initially quite nervous about doing the ice dip in -16 degrees weather but it turned out to be more ok than we thought (after 90 degrees sauna!). It was super fun and sauna was clean and well equipped with towels,drinks and slippers. We thoroughly enjoyed the snacks prepared by Tanya.

a blast

December 9, 2021


This is THE experience to go on if you want something more than being in the city and getting into nature. Alex has a wealth of information and is a very good conversationalist. Everything from the sauna and jumping into the frigid lake followed by the fabulous meal was fantastic. Highly recommend

An Essential Authentic Experience

May 26, 2021


My wife and I did the wood-fired sauna experience during our honeymoon to Finland last January. And out of a country full of amazing things to do, this very well might've been our favorite.As far as cultural experiences go, this is a must-do in our books. We went to a lot of saunas during our stay, and they were all quite nice, but in order to get a true Scandinavian experience you need a wood-fired sauna and an ice-cold, private lake to jump into. We felt like locals even though we were thousands of miles from home. The hospitality that Alex and his wife provide is fantastic.This left such an impression on my wife, that she's planning to build our own wood-fired sauna on our property. That, I would say, is a 5-star experience.

Amazing experience

March 2, 2020


Everything was wonderful. Alex and his wife were very hospitable, they thought us how to handle with cold water, the comlimentaries were very delicious that they gave us in their house.

Authentic Finnish sauna and lunch!

January 27, 2020


My friend and I had the best experience with Tetiana! She picked us up from a central location in Rovaniemi and drove us to their private home just outside of Rovaniemi. Her knowledge of the Finnish culture was amazing and we learnt so much! The sauna was a traditional Finnish sauna (only 150 of these left in Finland!) and we had this to ourselves. Towels, slippers and tea were provided. We went ice swimming in their private late and as recommended made snow angels! Tetiana then made us an amazing traditional Finnish lunch which was the best meal we'd had in Finland throughout our travels. Tetiana was really accommodating and took photos for us and dropped us back at our accomodation. This was my favourite experience in Rovaniemi and would love to do it again! Thanks Tetiana.

Authentic sauna and swim in the icy lake experience with a great salmon dinner afterwards

December 7, 2019


Way more authentic than an electrical sauna! Now I know what I have missed out on before. We were only 4 persons - two very friendly Australians, my sister and I. I did jump in the icy lake several times - which is a true miracle for someone who normally thinks the water during summer is too cold - and it was not that bad after the hot, great sauna experience. My sister and I will never forget this unique experience in a very private atmosphere far from other tourist traps. Thank you, Tanja, for giving us a splendid salmon dinner in your private home afterwards and for being the best host teaching us a lot about Lapland. A memory for life - I highly recommend it!

One in a while experience for sauna and wonderful

November 27, 2018


Me and my friends booked with them through positive comments from TripAd about the place. Once we there, we started to understand why do they deserve it. Alex and Tanya's house were in the middle surrounded by great Lapland nature. We highly recommended the tour because after the sauna and dipping in cold water we had a great night sleep and thought that it was best decision to book them.

Give your self some Finnish Sauna and experienced Finland nature.

Super adrenaline and relaxing!!!

November 24, 2018


A fantastic experience of sauna and company. We mix relaxing with adrenaline after the swimming in the frozen lake. Beautiful place, excellent food and Alex and Tania were really nice and made us feel welcome. Thank you so much! I really raccomende!! :)

Финская сауна

May 8, 2018


Атмосферная финская сауна посреди леса рядом с озером, в которое можно сразу окунуться после. Так же безумно вкусный традиционный ужин. Спасибо огромное ребятам!

Great adventure!!!!!!


Thanks to Alex we had a very nice adventure. The Sauna, lake and the lovely diner were great. Also thanks for all the information about Finland.