Wilderness Snowshoes Excursion in Lapland near Rovaniemi

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Spoken languages: Finnish, English
Minimum age: From 10 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: moderate More info

Activity description

Explore the Arctic wilderness on snowshoes to experience the silence of nature in Rovaniemi. Welcoming adventurers from ages 10 and up!

Rovaniemi is the capital city of Lapland, located in northern Finland. It is situated just south of the Arctic Circle, making it a popular destination for those interested in experiencing the magic of the Arctic region. The beautiful natural environment of Rovaniemi features pristine forests, lakes, and rivers. Snowshoeing is the perfect winter activity to explore the Arctic wilderness. 

The tour will begin at the meeting point in Rovaniemi (pick-up is available from specified locations). You will meet your experienced guide, who will give you a safety briefing and introduction to snowshoeing. No previous snowshoeing or hiking experience is necessary, the tour is beginner-friendly! The group is small, with a maximum of 8 participants, to ensure a personalised experience. Once you have received all of your equipment, the adventure begins! 

This tour will allow you to head deep into the Arctic nature and discover the secrets of Lapland. With your professional guide, you will walk through old forests, along frozen rivers or lakes, or up to a hilltop, looking for wildlife and steps left in the snow. You may have the chance of passing tracks made by wolves, lynx, wolverines, moose, reindeer or Arctic hare. As you explore the white scenery, you will certainly feel the peaceful harmony of Lapland. Your guide will always keep an eye on wildlife and flora and will teach you more about nature and your surroundings. 

Midway through, hot drinks and a typical Finnish barbecue snack will be served, as your guide builds a warm campfire. This is a great opportunity for your guide to show you how to build a fire as a native does. No need for matches or a lighter, your guide will use flint, steel and natural materials to start the fire. As you sit around the open fire, your guide will share information about Lapland and life in the Arctic. You will then return to the starting point before heading back to your original pick-up location.

This snowshoe excursion is the perfect way to experience the winter wilderness of Rovaniemi. Book your next unforgettable adventure in Lapland now!

Offer Description

Pick-up is available from listed locations, please specify when booking:

- Arctic Treehouse Hotel

- Guesthouse Borealis

- Hostel Ibedcity

- Lakituvat Cottages

- Lapland Hotels Ounasvaara Chalets

- Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara 

- Motelli Rovaniemi

- Napapiirin Saarituvat Cottages

- Santa Claus Holiday Village Reception

- Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle

Pickups commence 60 minutes before the activity start time.

Course of events

- Meet at the starting point in Rovaniemi (pick-up is available from specified locations)

- Safety briefing and receive snowshoe equipment

- The snowshoe adventure begins!

- Break for hot drinks and snacks around a campfire

- Return to the starting point

Special terms

This tour is not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions. 

  • Guide
  • Transfer from listed locations
  • Winter overalls
  • Snowshoe equipment
  • Winter boots
  • Hot drinks
  • Snacks
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Woolen socks
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Camera
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Meeting point
Wild About Lapland Office, Rovakatu 24, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland (pick-up is available from specified locations) Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
10 days
Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
4 days
Cancellation 4 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
5 / 5
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Very good
  • 5 / 5

The pickup/dropoff was well co-ordinated and communicated, the clothing and boots provided were great and was a simple process to get prepared and on our way for the experience. The location was picturesque and the BBQ was really well done and a great demonstration for starting a fire with a flint!