Meet the reindeer
3 hrs. snowmobile safari
Daily departure 13:00
Get an insight to the most traditional livelihood of Lapland and meet the legendary reindeers of Lapland.
We drive by snowmobiles to a reindeer farm located about 10 km from the city, where the reindeer herder greets us welcome. On arrival at the farm you get to experience a short reindeer ride (500 m) after which the herder will tell you stories about reindeer herding and the traditional way of life in Lapland. After a refreshing cup of coffee and cookies we head back to the city.
PS. Have a look at “Highlights of your arctic journey”, that 6 hrs. excursion includes “Meet the reindeer”.
139 € / adult (2 persons / snowmobile)
184 € / adult (1 person / snowmobile)
70 € / child (4-14 years)
- return transfers from your accommodation (within 10 km from Rovaniemi city)
- winter clothing
- guided excursion according to program description and given information
Self-liability waiver 29 € / driver.
What we say about this tour:
“Many of our guides are proud reindeer owners and participate in the annual round-ups in their reindeer herding areas. Reindeer and reindeer herding is something unique and traditional for Lapland, and we are happy we can introduce the lifestyle of the reindeer herders to our guests.”
All daily departures are available throughout the winter season, 1.12.2017 – 31.3.2018, or due to prevailing weather and snow conditions. Daily Departures are operated for min 2 persons paying the adult fare (2 persons / snowmobile). Private excursions are available for min 6 persons (adult fare).
Our snowmobiles are locally produced, BRP Lynx Rave, Xtrim and Boondocker–models. We have selected this model, as they are extremely comfortable to drive and as they are gentle to the environment, they are practically smoke and smell free.
Children travel in a sledge pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. In case a child prefers to travel as a passenger of a snowmobile, he / she must be tall enough to reach the handles and treads and strong enough to hold on tight. When a child travels on the snowmobile and not in a sledge pulled by a snowmobile, adult price (2 person / snowmobile) applies.
The snowmobiles and you as the snowmobile driver or passenger are covered by our insurance. The self-liability on damage of snowmobiles is max. 1 000 € / snowmobile. With a self-liability waiver (29 €) you reduce the self-liability to max 299 € / snowmobile. Every safari starts with instructions on driving and safety.
You will always be kitted with proper winter gear: thermal overall, boots, woollen socks, balaclavas and gloves or mittens for our safaris and excursions. Your own jacket and shoes remain at the safari house during the tour.
Pick-up transfers & durations
All our safaris include pick-up service from all accommodations in Rovaniemi, Santa Claus Village, Ounasvaara, Apukka Resort and Hotel Vartiosaari. From hotels and accommodations closer than 900 m to the safari house, the guests are asked to walk to our safari house on Koskikatu 6. From the safari-house we shuttle to our snowmobile resort 10 min away or depart for the excursion.
NB! Aurora Dinner does not include pick-up transfers. In case the dinner is booked together with an excursion, the excursion pick-up applies.
The mentioned duration of the safari is the actual time of the excursion. The total duration is app. 60-90 minutes longer than the mentioned duration, as we transfer and equip you.
We kindly ask you to be at the reception of the below mentioned hotels:
Santa Claus Village *, Apukka Resort and Hotel Vartiosaari 60 min before start of tour
Ounasvaara ** 60 min before start of tour
Santa Sport 60 min before start of tour
City centre accommodations – clients come to safari house 45 min before start of the tour
*) Santa Claus Holiday village & Nova Skyland
**) Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi, Lapland Hotel Sky
Arctic Lifestyle reserves the right to change the price, program, inclusions and duration of each excursion, due to weather conditions and unexpected occurrences.