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!

Full Day Lapland Tour with Lunch & Dinner

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✅ Ranua Wildlife Park ✅ Lunch ✅ Finnish Sauna ✅ Ice swimming ✅ Dinner ✅ Northern Lights!

Overview

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!

Highlights

✔️ Arctic Animals

✔️ Meals are included

✔️ Full day adventure

✔️ Finnish sauna

✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature

✔️ No special skills required

✔️ Small group experience

✔️ The tour is family friendly

Availability

Year round

Duration

~ 9 hours

Departure

~ 10:00

Pickup & Drop off

From our office

Min. age

4 years

Price from

225.00

 EUR

ABOUT THIS TOUR

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.

We continue our Lappish wilderness experience by taking you to the traditional wood-burning sauna. The trip to our private forest Sauna will take no more than 45 minutes.

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.

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Included

✔️ Buffet lunch in the restaurant

✔️ Non-alcohol beverages

✔️ Entrance tickets

✔️ Transportation during your journey

✔️ Professional English speaking guide

✔️ Unforgettable experience and only positive emotions

✔️ Hot drinks and cookies

✔️ *Northern Lights (Oct. - Mar), if lucky and weather is right, evening departure ONLY

✔️ 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

What to bring

⚡ Swimming suit

⚡ Backpack

⚡ Suitable footwear

Not included

❌ Swimming suit

Please Note

  • At least 2 people are required for this product to take place
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions
  • Not recommended for kids under 4 years old
  • Maximum group size is 8 person
  • 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 seasons is during 01.10 - 01.04
  • Midnight sun seasons is during 25.05 - 25.07
  • Northern Lights/Midnight sun are a natural occurrence and we are unable to guarantee activity, vibrancy or colour on the evening of the adventure

Cancellation terms 2020-2021 

(See all terms here)
  • More than 48 hours notice – full refund, 20 € cancellation fee will be charged.
  • Less than 48 hours or no show notice – 100% from the total amount to be charged.

Frequently asked questions 

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Q:

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

A:

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.

Q:

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

A:

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.

Q:

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

A:

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!

Q:

- Do i have to book in advance?

A:

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.

Q:

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

A:

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.

Q:

- How to dress right and feel comfortable in Winter?

A:

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 also happy to rent out the winter clothing for 25 €/person/day.

Q:

- Do you provide transportation to your adventures?

A:

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. Transfers from accommodation places located further out from the city (for example Arctic Snow Hotel, Apukka Resort, Arctic Circle Wilderness Lodge Resort) can be arranged at an additional cost.  

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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Wonderful day!

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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!

Reviewed on 
October 27, 2018
 by 
Brittany E