Meet the reindeer
3 hrs. snowmobile safari
Daily departure 10:00
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 7 hrs. excursion includes “Meet the reindeer”.
- 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
Self-liability waiver 19 € / 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.”
Pick-up times and places:
We kindly ask you to be at the reception of the below mentioned pick-up places:
Santa Claus Village 60 min before start of tour
* Pick-up places: Santa Claus Holiday village & Santa Claus Glass Igloos
Ounasvaara 45 min before start of tour
* Pick-up places: Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi & Lapland Hotel Sky
City centre accommodations 30 min before start of the tour
* Pick-up place: Arctic Lifestyle Safarihouse, Pekankatu 3
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. 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.
All daily departures are available throughout the winter season, 1.12.2019 – 31.3.2020, 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 8 persons (adult fare 2 persons / snowmobile).
Our snowmobiles are locally produced, BRP Lynx Rave and Xtrim–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 (19 €) 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.
Arctic Lifestyle reserves the right to change the price, program, inclusions and duration of each excursion, due to weather conditions and unexpected occurrences.