Get ready for a full day adventure in Finland's magical nature.
✔️ Arctic Animals
✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature
✔️ Lappish countryside
✔️ No special skills required
✔️ Small group experience
✔️ The tour is family friendly
20.05 - 31.10
~ 8 hours
Get ready for a full day adventure in Finland's magical nature. Start your day by meeting the Arctic animals in the northernmost zoo in the world, and then take a hike to lovely Auttiköngäs waterfalls.
Our full day zoo and waterfalls adventure starts with a hotel pick-up. We only work with small groups as we want everyone to have an authentic experience. Our local English speaking guide will be available to you every step of the way, so don't hesitate to ask questions. It takes about an hour to get to Rauna Zoo, a unique wildlife park that provides a home for more than 200 animals. In the guided tour of the zoo, you will get a chance to see polar and brown bears, gray wolves, geese, owls, foxes, lynxes, minks and more. There are about 50 different species living in this forest zoo. After the tour, we will have a lunch in a cozy restaurant and have some time off to enjoy the nature and visit souvenir shops.
We continue our tour by taking a 45-minute drive to Auttiköngäs Waterfalls. These gorgeous cascade waterfalls are located in lush intact Finnish forests, where the only man-made constructions are stairs along the trail and wooden hut where we will take our break. The 3.5km circle trail takes us along the waterfalls, into the forest and to the Könkäänvaara Hill - a lookout point from which you can see the dense green foliage and splashing Auttijoki river. Your local guide will tell you about the rich flora and fauna and point our friendly animals we will meet along the way. We will stop for snacks and hot drinks and recuperate before we pack up and drive back.
✔️ Buffet lunch in the restaurant
✔️ Guided hiking trail 3.5km
✔️ Entrance tickets
✔️ Transportation during your journey
✔️ Professional English speaking guide
✔️ Minibus transport
✔️ Hot drinks and cookies
✔️ Snacks by the open fire
✔️ Hotel pickup & drop off
⚡ Suitable footwear
⚡ Seasonal outdoor clothing
⚡ Camera and drinking water
❌ Hiking poles
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 also happy to rent out the winter clothing for 25 €/person/day.
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.
This short and sweet hike is a perfect choice for families and small groups.
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!