3 hrs. snowshoe hike
Departure Tuesday Thursday and Saturday at 13:00
The white, pure snow invites to explore the nature. You can try out snowshoes and learn about the nature and some wilderness skills, like making a camp fire.
In Lapland, we have approximately one meter of snow in the mid-winter time. This white winter gown of winter is amazing at all times within the winter. During the darkest time in December and January we enjoy the hazy purples and blues while in February and March at this time of the day you most likely enjoy bright daylight.
We take a light hike on a trail leading us to a shelter in the forest. Here you are surrounded by deep snow and it is hard to get around on foot. However, with snowshoes you can hike in deep snow, without sinking too much. There are snowshoes at the shelter and you can try out hiking in the snowy nature. Let’s enjoy the small miracles of nature, like hanging moss on the trees, snowdrifts creating fairy tale figures and maybe even some birds or trails of arctic animals. Your guide is happy to share his / her wilderness skills with you, for example how to make a fire.
As we enjoy a small strengthening snack by the fire, you can take the opportunity to ask your guide about the nature and the winter in Lapland.
69 € / adult
35 € / child
- return transfers from your accommodation in Ounasvaara or Santa Claus Village and a pick-up point in city center Rovaniemi
- winter clothing
- guided excursion according to program description and given information
What we say about this tour:
“Sometimes you need to get away from the hustle and bustle and then nature, the forest is my remedy. Breathing fresh air, listening to the silence and letting your gaze wander over the hills – and you will feel refreshed and ready to tackle the world again! We recommend this for friends and couples, who enjoy a bit of exercise and the great outdoors.”
All daily departures are available throughout the winter season, 1.12.2018 – 31.3.2019, 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 Rovaniemi city center, Santa Claus Village and Ounasvaara. 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.
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 * 60 min before start of tour
Ounasvaara ** 45 min before start of tour
City centre accommodations – clients come to safari house 30 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.