WINTER ACTIVITIES

During the event you will be able to get the real feeling of winter in Lapland by participating in the amazing arctic experiences.

To get inspired you can have a look at www.visitrovaniemi.fi. For our LIFE 2017 guests we have organized an exclusive winter activity program:


FRIDAY 20th AFTERNOON

15:00 – 18:00 Snowmobile Safari to Reindeer Farm

A snowmobile safari to a reindeer farm. First you will learn about our Lappish culture and reindeer husbandry. Everyone who passes a reindeer-driving test will be issued an international reindeer driver's license and you have the possibility of participating in a special Lapp ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle. Enjoy a cup of hot coffee or berry juice before returning back to town. NOTE! In this safari two participants share a snowmobile, single driver option available.
PRICE: € 150 / person

15:00 – 18:00 Driver´s Dream

The best way to get to the heart of nature – and back. During this fun safari, you’ll learn how to snowmobile along frozen rivers and through forests covered with snow. Enjoy the beautiful views of the
river valley from the hilltops. A break with hot beverages will keep your motor running. NOTE! This safari is only for persons over 18 years with valid driving license as all participants are driving a snowmobile.
PRICE: € 168 / person


15:00 – 18:00 White Silence

Capture the true feeling of the arctic in the northern woods. A snowshoe adventure through the picturesque snowy countryside. Experience the silence and beauty of wintery forests on this guided snowshoe hike. Have a break by an open fire and enjoy some snacks while the only sound you’ll hear is the sough of the forest and the campfire.
PRICE: € 79 / person

FRIDAY 20th EVENING

18:30 – 21:00 Wilderness Kota Dinner

Experience traditional Kota dinner by the open fire! The evening starts with a short coach transfer to a cosy wilderness kota (traditional wooden structure around the fireplace in Lapland). Relax by the open fire and taste some traditional cold and warm smoked salmon as appetiser. Chef has prepared a traditional Finnish main course, Karelian hotpot (mixed meat casserole with mixed root vegetable), together with mashed potatoes. As dessert, pancakes prepared by the open fire. You may even prepare your own pancake! Transfer back to city. VERY IMPORTANT: Max. 30 participants due to the size of the kota.
PRICE: € 90 / person

19:30 – 22:00 Reindeer Safari

Memorable reindeer sleigh ride. Transportation by car to a reindeer farm to try reindeer sleighing. This traditional way of travelling through snowy forests is a unique experience – in the evening, you may even see the Northern Lights blaze up the sky. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee with a bun around a campfire and learn about the life of reindeer herders.
PRICE: € 132 / person

19:30 – 23:30 Aurora Borealis Adventure

After stepping out of the car in the middle of nowhere, we walk down to a river experiencing the surrounding sleeping nature. We reach the best spot to see the northern sky, but be patient the aurora loves playing hide-and-seek; we never know if or when they can show up! While enjoying the peace of nature we fry sausages surrounded by the great aroma of the fire. Before returning to civilization, we drop by a cosy old building “Poro-Pekan Pirtti”. The hosts warmly welcome us and show us their dwelling, which takes us into the past. This relaxing escape will definitely satisfy all our senses. Transfer to the wilderness and back by car (50 km one way).
PRICE: € 105 / person



MORE ACTIVITIES

To get the most out of this trip it is fully recommended to spend a couple of days more in Rovaniemi before or after the event. During the registration you can easily book extra nights in our hotels and reserve your place in the following winter activities arranged specially for LIFE 2017 guests:

WEDNESDAY 18th AFTERNOON

12:15 – 14:45 Husky Safari

Wintertime safari with husky teams. After a short drive from town, we’ll arrive at a husky ranch, where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome to you. Before departing on the safari, you will be given instruction on how to control the sleds. Enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire and chat with the head musher about these amazing northern animals once you return to the ranch.
PRICE: € 159 / person

12:00 – 15:30 Fishing Experience by snowmobile

Ice fishing safari to a wilderness lake. Head north on a snowmobile trail that takes you along the frozen River Ounasjoki and through snowy forests up into the hills, where you can admire the beautiful surrounding countryside of Lapland. Follow the trail through white, snow-covered fields to arrive at a small wilderness lake. The silence will envelop you as you prepare to go fishing. Try your hand at traditional ice fishing and fry your catch over a campfire. Afterwards, return to town for a well-earned rest.
PRICE: € 126 / person

SATURDAY 21st EVENING

19:00 – 22:00 Aurora Borealis Safari by Snowmobiles

Experience the Arctic night by driving through the snow-covered forest and on the frozen river. With a little luck, you’ll travel under a bright sky lit by the moon and the stars. Perhaps the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights – will appear to show you the way. Sip warm beverages and savour a snack by a campfire and learn more about the Northern Lights and Lapland.
PRICE: € 126 / person

19:00 – 21:00 Ice Restaurant Dinner Experience

The world’s only ice restaurant located exactly on the Arctic Circle, Santa Claus’ home turf. The Ice Restaurant’s unique atmosphere is a ”must see” for everyone visiting Rovaniemi. Incredibly beautiful ice sculptures, exciting details and a menu created from local ingredients will all add to an unforgettable experience. The delicious set menu includes an appetizer, main course and dessert. Welcome drink is served from ice glass in the Ice Bar before dinner. Join us for an unforgettable evening!
PRICE: € 79 - 89 / person

Need more options? Want a tailor-made activity program? Just let us know what you need and we will help you. We are co-organizing all the winter activities with the well-known operator Lapland Safaris (www.laplandsafaris.com) so you will be taken care of by a professional team.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: During the registration you will be able to reserve your place in the different activities. However, you will not be charged for those activities before the minimum number of participants (10) has made their reservation. Lapland Safaris will invoice directly for all the winter activities expect for Ice Restaurant Dinner Experience.