We won't overburden your schedule, we will just make sure that you see the best Rovaniemi has to offer. See the rare arctic animals in the wonderful Ranua Zoo, spend some time shopping, and finish the evening in a relaxing Finnish sauna followed by an open fire Dinner!
✔️ Enjoy a delicious smoked salmon for dinner
✔️ Arctic Animals
✔️ Meals are included
✔️ Full day adventure
✔️ Finnish woodburned sauna
✔️ Arctic lake swimming
✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature
✔️ No special skills required
✔️ Small group experience
~ 9 hours
The reason we love full day tours is that we get a chance to show you the best of the best in just one day! We won't overburden your schedule, we will just make sure that you see the best Rovaniemi has to offer. See the rare arctic animals in the wonderful Ranua Zoo, spend some time shopping, and finish the evening in a relaxing Finnish sauna followed by an open fire dinner. If you're looking for a traditional Lappish day trip, this tour is a perfect fit for you.
We will pick you up at your hotel or apartment and head out to Ranua Zoo, the northernmost zoo in the world! Entrance fees are included in the price, so all you have to do is sit back and relax for one hour until it's time to meet the animals. The zoo is located in the Ranua Wildlife Park, where animals feel like home. 🦊 Here you can see arctic foxes, polar bears (the only ones in Finland), minks, otters, geese and 50 other northern animal species 🐻.
We will take time to meet the animals and walk approximately 2.5km through magical Lappish forest 🌲. Just as we start to get chilly, we will head to the cozy restaurant to enjoy delicious lunch. After lunch, our professional local guide will help you get around and show you the best souvenir shops and places where you can buy authentic Lapland products.
Later, in the afternoon, we continue our Lappish wilderness experience by taking you to the traditional wood-burning sauna.
Once we get there we will teach you how to fire up a Finnish sauna and how to make the most of your magical time in the North. Part of the joy of sauna is the cutting of wood for the kiuas (heater). The healthful exercise in addition to sauna gives a more desirable löyly (steam) as well as muscular stimulation. Building the fire increases the pleasure of sauna. Kiuas, or heater 🔥, the heart of Finnish sauna, and that it characteristically gives each sauna its own personality.
Once the sauna is ready it's your time to relax. After a few minutes in the sauna, it's time to jump in the private ❄️Arctic lake to cool down 🏊. Then, you repeat the whole process again. Interchanging warm and cold intervals has many health benefits.
Whether it's your first time in the sauna, or you're used to blowing off some steam, what we have here is once in a lifetime experience.
Lakes in Finland are frozen quite a long time in a year: in Lapland usually seven, in Central Finland five and in Southern part of the country at least four months. But this is not a barrier to winter swimming - we have an ice hole ready for your! Our guides will tell you how to do this procedure in the safest way!
Health is a most important gift. It is a becoming more and more evident that sauna bathing is a necessity rather than a luxury or status symbol. The Finnish sauna stimulates the flow of blood through every vessel is the body and accelerates the excretion of poisonous wasters from the body in the form of sweat. Heat and cooling, washing and relaxation, health and safety, moderation and personal convenience – all these are important considerations when visiting this tour!
Traditional Finnish firewood Sauna have an invigorating, rejuvenating, and tempering effect, while cleansing the body, refreshing the spirit and giving the feeling of complete well-being which is always the result of a good sauna session.
Once the hot and cold sauna experience is done it's time to cuddle up in the cottage and help yourself to some tasty Blazed salmon cooked over an open fire.
✔️ Main dish for dinner is a delicious smoked salmon fillet
✔️ Buffet lunch in the restaurant
✔️ Non-alcohol beverages
✔️ Entrance tickets
✔️ Transportation during your journey
✔️ Professional English speaking guide
✔️ Hot drinks and cookies
✔️ Dinner cooked on the open fire
✔️ Towels, slippers for the sauna
✔️ Arctic Lake swimming (ice-swimming in Winter time)
✔️ Firewood sauna experience 2 hours
✔️ Hotel pickup & drop off
⚡ Swimming suit
⚡ Suitable footwear
❌ Swimming suit
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
We believe every fishing trip should be more than just a good time on the water; it should be a memory to last a lifetime. Our passion is putting you on fish and making it as fun as possible!
Do you want to see arctic animals in their natural habitat in the picturesque forests of Lapland? Join us for a guided tour of Ranua Zoo - the northernmost zoo in the world.
One of the best tours we have booked. The Ranua zoo was incredible but the best part of the day was the sauna and ice dipping experience. Tanja and Alex were simply amazing and Tanja's salmon so delicious. Highly recommend this tour and Nordic Adventures.
This was a well-paced tour that gave a really good experience of the Finnish Lapland. It began with a tour to the zoo. Alex took us there and gave interesting information about the animals and the zoo. Then he took us to the cottage for the second half of the day where we met Alex and Tanya, both of whom were friendly and told us lots of information about life in Lapland. The place around the cottage was pristine and beautiful with a lovely lake. The traditional Finnish sauna was also quite an experience, especially if you are planning to take a dip in the lake in between. After that, we had some delicious dinner served to us. I have taken many pictures on the trip. But I don't think I will need them as the experience will be fresh in my mind for years to come.
The trip was awesome. We were picked up at our hotel & dropped off also. You’ll have a great chance to come across arctic animals in the zoo . Alex & his wife were comforting and the food they made was amazing! It was a very private tour, we got the full experience of sauna & ice water bath. I recommend this to anyone who has a free day in Lapland. 👍🏽 thank you guys !!
Thank you for your good work!
We are very pleased with it !
Alexander is a friendly and responsive guy !
I recommend !
We are very interesting with pro service your company. Full Day Lapland Tour is so nice & warmly same family tour with us. This is a high quality tour for discovery. Tks so much Nordic Adventures & special say thank you very much Alex - you’re a best tour guide & kindly. We hope to see your company again ( Mr & Ms Le from Vietnam )
Our full day tour with Alex was even better than we expected. He's super knowledgable, friendly and happy to tell you as much, or as little, as you want to know about anything. The lunch at the Wildlife Park was delicious and included a generous spread - with vegetarian options as well. The property with the sauna and lake was beautiful! Whilst rolling in the snow or jumping in the frozen lake seemed a little insane, it was a lot of fun and felt amazing. Dinner was incredible - and again, generous. I was so content and so full for the trip home.
Highly recommend this activity for anyone who is interested.
La matinée a commencée avec la visite du zoo puis un super repas. Nous sommes retournées à rovaniemi puis direction le sauna..... Super environnement ... Une eau à 2°.... Et u délicieux repas avec du saumon cuisiné par notre hôte Inoubliable
The activities were very fun, the activities were not dangerous. The Guids are very nice and can help you with anything. I recommend it to everyone, even to families with young children.
We booked the full day adventure to the Ranua Zoo and Lappish evening in the wilderness with sauna, ice swimming and dinner. We enjoyed every minute from being picked up and driven out of town to the Zoo and spending the morning looking at the animals, having lunch and then back to our accommodation for some relaxation before being picked up again and being taken to a cute little cottage in the forest where we enjoyed a sauna and a dip into the ice lake. The lake was breathtaking (literally), but an amazing experience. Alex and his wife then prepared a beautiful dinner that we ate in the cosy cottage. They were wonderful hosts and lovely people. I would highly recommend this company and our time spent with them has been one of the highlights of our trip.
Ut was such a thrilling amazing experience, Alex our guide was so helpful and told us many tips and things from Finland.
We spent the entire day with Alex!
Alex was an incredible tour guide, he was very knowledgeable and answered any question we had!
We started by going to the zoo and being in down season, there were only two of us on the trip! He knew the animals' names and helped point them out. We even stopped to see the reindeer on the road. After, we had a great buffet lunch at the zoo and did a little bit of shopping.
In the evening, we did the sauna and traditional salmon dinner. It was a great experience! Alex was very helpful and the private lake was gorgeous! Unfortunately, it was too cloudy for us to see the Northern lights but Alex made sure to tell us when and where to see them on another day. He was very helpful with everything and friendly.
The lake and cottage are wonderful and it was very professionally done!
A truly wonderful day overall!
We would definitely recommend this tour for people coming to Rovaniemi! It was a very memorable experience. With us not having a car, nor being familiar with the area, it is definitely worth the price!