Enter a world of glistening snow and frozen forests and meet the people, the Sami or Laplanders, who live there. When you cross the Arctic Circle you will participate in a special Sami ceremony and receive a diploma as a memento.
Meet the gentle reindeer on which the local economy depends and have a chance to drive a reindeer sleigh after coaching from an expert. When you pass your reindeer driving test, you will be issued with an international reindeer licence.
When you have mastered the reindeer sleigh, try its modern equivalent - the snowmobile. Adults and children can try the exhilarating thrill of driving snowmobiles (skidoos) across the crisp white landscape.
The exciting Reindeer Farm Visit and Sleigh Ride in Lapland begins at Koskikatu 1, 96200 Rovaniemi. Board your vehicle and set out with your English speaking guide.
During your excursion you will cross the Arctic Circle, the line of latitude north of which the sun does not rise on the winter solstice or set on the summer solstice. You will receive a Diploma to record your journey over the Arctic Circle.
You will visit a reindeer farm and learn about Sami reindeer herding. This has been a part of local culture since the 17th century. The animals provide not only food and clothing for their owners but also transport.
You will get a chance to drive a reindeer sleigh yourself. Prior to your ride, a professional herder will show you how to handle the animal. After a successful ride you will be awarded an international reindeer driving license.
You also have the chance to try the fun of snowmobiling. For children there are miniskidoos and adults can also have a go, using full size skidoos.
Afterwards you can enjoy a cup of hot berry juice or coffee before heading back to the town.
The tour ends where it began at Koskikatu 1, 96200 Rovaniemi.
08 Jan - 15 April: Daily
Start time: 1000h (10:00am)
The tour starts from Koskikatu 1, 96200 Rovaniemi.
Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Koskikatu 1, 96200 Rovaniemi
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Please be at the starting point at least 30 minutes before the start time to change into your thermal outfit.
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