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Evening Reindeer Sleigh Safari

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Key Highlights
  • Travelling Lapland on a reindeer sleigh is a Christmas card scene come to life
  • Meet Rudolph reindeer's friends and the people who look after these beautiful creatures
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Dec - 07 Jan:
    Tour starting at 2:00pm: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
    Tour starting at 6:30pm: Daily except Sunday

    08 Jan - 15 Apr:
    Tour starting at 2:00pm: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
    Tour starting at 6:30pm: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday


    2.5 hours (Reindeer safari: 1 hour)

    Start time

    2:00pm and 6:30pm

    Meeting Point

    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.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview What could be more blissful or romantic than gliding through glittering frozen forests on a traditional reindeer sleigh?

    You will be taken to a reindeer farm where you will meet the reindeer and the expert Sami (Lapp) herders who will harness up your sled.

    Sitting on warm reindeer skin you will set off through the wild winter wonderland. In the evening, keep your fingers crossed and you may see a glorious display of the Northern Lights illuminating the sky.

    Afterwards, taking refreshments round a warm campfire, you will get a chance to learn more about the Sami reindeer herders and their unique way of life.


    The Reindeer Sleigh Safari begins at Koskikatu 1, 96200 Rovaniemi. You will be picked up from here and transported in a coach/ minivan/ car (depending on the size of the group) to a reindeer farm, accompanied by your English speaking guide.

    Here you will meet the gentle animals and the Sami herders who care for them. The Sami have been herding reindeer since the 17th century.

    You will enjoy a 1-hour reindeer sleigh ride through the icy forests. In the evening, when the skies are dark, you may be lucky enough to see the magical spectacle of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

    This natural light show is caused by fast-moving particles from the sun colliding with Earth's upper atmosphere. There are about 200 displays of the Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland each year.

    After your exciting ride, you can enjoy hot coffee and a bun around a campfire, while your Sami hosts tell you more about their traditional way of life.

    Your excursion ends at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Transportation in a coach/ minivan/ car (depending on the size of the group)
    • English speaking guide
    • 1-hour reindeer safari
    • Coffee and bun
    • Thermal clothing
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    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.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

  • reviews
    • We loved the reindeer sleigh ride

      We had a perfectly starry night and the reindeers were gorgeous. We had all the warm gear on and were taken threw the forest, snow everywhere on all the trees too. It was like...

      Linda Marsh, Australia, 07/Dec/2016

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