3 DAYS

Jussi from Rovaniemi

EXPERIENCE HOST
Lapland's changing seasons and especially the polar night inspire me. Here one can be part of the untouched and clean nature every day.
QUICK FACTS
  • 4 activities
  • 3 days
  • The summer season
  • English, Finnish
  • Rovaniemi
  • Summer
  • Arctic Flavours, Like a Local, Sweat & Adrenaline, Wellbeing & Nature

Includes 4 activities

  • arctic mindfulness with huskies
  • summer day on a bike
  • midnight sun photography tour
  • arctic boat trip to the ounasjoki river

DAY 1: EXPERIENCE UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER DAYS IN THE CITY WHICH IS SHAPED LIKE A REINDEER’S HEAD / ROVANIEMI

Rovaniemi is an urban oasis in the middle of the beautiful and rugged Arctic wilderness. Spend three unforgettable days on the Arctic Circle and experience the unique wonder of the Nightless Night.  

 

Arctic Mindfulness with Huskies

Would you like to pause for a moment, breathe and calm down?

Are you dreaming of an empowering moment in a peaceful forest with fluffy huskies? Arctic Mindfulness with Huskies is all about taking a moment for yourself and enjoying the love and companion of the lenient huskies.

This private retreat includes getting to know the huskies, going for a walk and playing with them, sitting on a campfire and relaxing with a steaming cup of tea and listening to the sounds of nature and the fire dancing. We’ll admire the midnight sun and the amazing sunsets.

Please note that you need to arrange the transportation to the activity site yourself. The address is Ounasjoen itäpuolentie 1444, 96900 Rovaniemi. 

 

Accommodation at the panoramic Nova Skyland Hotel

Panorama windows into the beautiful nature, open fire, saunas, fully equipped kitchens and cozy semi-detached apartments await you. Come and spend unforgettable moments in the magical atmosphere of Lapland.

Nova Skyland is located in the Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle, near the Santa Claus Office and Main Post Office, yet in a tranquil spot by the forest, near the bilberry tussocks. The high-class hotel apartments decorated in Scandinavian style are placed in semi-detached houses. Each apartment has a fireplace, sauna, terrace and fully equipped kitchen. The living rooms are 6-8 metres high, and the panoramic windows that are almost as high as the walls make the coniferous forest a part of your room space.

 

DAY 2: A SCENIC BIKING TRIP AND A MIDNIGHT SUN PHOTOSHOOT COURSE / ROVANIEMI

The second day of the Rovaniemi adventure will offer you both a scenic biking trip and a photoshoot course and tour through the most Instagrammable places in the city and in its surroundings.  

 

Summer Day on a bike

Hop on a bike and see Rovaniemi City, Ounasvaara hillside and the beautiful riverside.

First your local guide will introduce you to the secrets of electric Fat-biking. Even though the fat-bikes look sturdy, they are surprisingly agile, giving you a feeling of floating even on rugged terrain. And, of course they are great fun to ride. After the guided tour the guide will give you the best tips to explore the beautiful nature by yourself. Lots of rideable trails are waiting for you around Ounasvaara. Enjoy the gorgeous arctic nature around you while cruising on a fat-bike!

The tour ends at riverside Restaurant where you’ll have a chance to enjoy the best burgers in town and relax in a public sauna. 

 

" Enjoy the gorgeous arctic nature around you while cruising on an agile fat-bike! "

Midnight Sun Photography Tour

Capture the stunning beauty of the nightless night!

On this tour you’ll get to see the best locations around Rovaniemi to experience and photograph the Midnight Sun. The Midnight Sun is one of the most amazing phenomena in Lapland during the summer months. During June and July, the sun doesn’t set below the horizon. Instead we experience some dumbfounding displays of colors as they slowly settle over the horizon. The tour is scheduled around midnight, so that we are able to photograph the best moments of both the sunset and the sunrise.

We’ll photograph next to rivers and lakes, forests and wilderness areas, in order to capture authentic Lappish landscapes under the Midnight Sun. You will learn some basics of photographing in dusk light and how to catch all the amazing colours with your camera. During the tour, we’ll also set up a campfire and eat some BBQ snacks while experiencing the Nightless Night in the middle of authentic Lappish scenery.

DAY 3: ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL ARCTIC VIEWS ON AN OUNASJOKI RIVER CRUISE

Arctic Boat Trip to the Ounasjoki River

On the third day you’ll get to enjoy the fascinating riverside views of the Ounasjoki River.

You’ll be picked up from your accommodation and taken to the Golden Fox riverboat shimmering in the sunlight. Together we’ll travel along the Ounasjoki river towards a peaceful forest spot, admiring the beautiful riverside views. We’ll stop for a few photo occasions along the way.

In the forest we’ll cook sausages and enjoy some campfire coffee in the lean-to and hear intriguing stories about the arctic way of life by the Ounasjoki river. The return trip to Rovaniemi will give you another chance to marvel at the beautiful nature of Ounasjoki.

In the evening you can celebrate your last day in Rovaniemi with pure arctic flavors and have dinner at Restaurant Nili or Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara. 

MEET THE HOST

Jussi from Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi

Jussi, together with his wife Inka, run Shaman Huskies, which offers mystic wilderness and unforgettable experiences. 

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