Snowshoeing, Ice-Fishing and Northern Lights Wilderness Tour
10am: Snowshoeing and Ice-Fishing (4 hours)
This tour allows you to experience Lapland nature at its best with two local activities combined together: snowshoeing through the forests and ice-fishing on an immense frozen lake. Your guide will drive you around 20km away from Rovaniemi to find the perfect peaceful place to start your trip. Before heading into the forests, you will be given some instructions how to use the snowshoes and walk on snow. As you snowshoe through the quiet snowy landscapes, you will already feel the harmony of Lapland nature that surrounds you. You will end up in an immense open area made of ice and snow, where you will find a promising spot on the lake and try to catch your lunch!
Your guide will help you drill your own hole in the ice, and will teach you the basic techniques how to ice-fish, and it won’t be long before you’ll be able to feel the first bites! This will be the perfect moment to appreciate the silence that reigns over the lake. Barbecue snacks (and your fish grilled if you catch one!) included.
Evening: Northern Lights Wilderness Tour (4 hours)
Get ready to experience the beauty of the Aurora Borealis! The weather forecasts and the solar activity reports are always checked during the day, so that we can adapt the departure of the tour and get the best chance to observe the Northern Lights. You will be informed in due time about your pick-up time and your aurora expert will come to collect you directly from your accommodation.
This excursion will offer you the opportunity to head into the Lapland wilderness and explore the arctic nature. You’ll embark on different routes with your guide that will always lead you to fantastic scenery. You’ll take a short walk through the very old, white and snowy forest, across hanging bridges and over frozen lakes – hopefully, with Auroras dancing over your heads! Your guide will always check the weather conditions and you may decide to try another location if you are willing to. As this excursion is an Aurora hunt, you may get the chance to visit up to 3 locations and increase your chance to observe the Northern Lights.
We recommend you bring your own camera with you to capture the auroras. In all cases, your guide will be equipped with a professional camera and will take as many pictures as possible (feel free to ask him!) of you and the Northern Lights. A link to download all the pictures will be sent to you the next day. The Northern Lights Wilderness Tour lasts 4 hours. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your accommodation.