Pleasing Walk on Thick Snow to the Arctic Forest

Having a walk on snowshoes is a fun way to play in the snow and explore the forests, all you need is positive energy!

Duration

2 hours

Price

69 €/adult

Departure

15:00 Mondays and Fridays, 11:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays

About tour

Coming to the winter wonderland Rovaniemi, Lapland in the winter, the first thing you will see of course will be snow. The city is fully decorated by snow and ice, becoming a real snow kingdom for the winter lovers. There are various activities you can do with snow there and exploring the winter wild forest is one of the most favorite ones. Going with a snowmobile? No, how can you smell the nature there on the fast snowmobile? Walking? How can you walk on the thick snow layers there? Don’t worry, we get these special snowshoes for you!

Dating back to the ice age, when there weren’t modern transports, our ancestors used to use this method to walk in the deep forest in the winter. And now, snowshoeing is the best way for you to explore the magical winter forests at the closest distance. Snowshoes allow you to access the remote and untouched natural areas.

Our tour includes the transfer from and to your accommodation as well as all the equipment needed for you to snowshoe. Leaving the city behind, you will go to the Arctic forests, starting your day with fresh morning air. Then, you will start your expedition a few kilometers in the wildness. The special snowshoes keep you from sinking too deep into the snow, which is the problem when you walk with normal winter shoes in the deep snow. You can easily move forward with the help of the poles. Our professional guide will show you how to go up and down, how to turn around and don’t worry if you fall into the snow, you will know how to get up by yourself! During the trip, we will take some breaks to warm up ourselves with hot sausages, biscuits, and hot drinks.

It is very relaxing to walk slowly in the forest when it will wake up all your senses little by little. Can you hear the whistles from the old pine trees around you? And the pleasing smell from the herbs hiding deep down under the snow, can you smell it? You will feel the lively life occurring in the harsh winter.

Also, it is the best way for some nice photographs that you can’t do it when sitting on the snowmobile. You can stop by anytime and capture your discovering. Open your eyes wide, there are many things hiding deep in the forest waiting for you. Look there above some tree branches, maybe you will see some playful squirrels. Check carefully the white snow around, the wildness’s footprints are still there, can you tell what animal is that?  The old growth forests can’t wait to show you its amazing secrets!

Now put on your snowshoes and get ready to discover the winter land! All you need is a positive energy and an adventurous heart!

Included
  • Winter clothing
  • Transfers
  • Hot chocolate with marshmallows
  • Guiding
  • Snowshoes

Notice: Suitable for children minimum 12 years old

Meeting point

All safaris include transfers from/to accommodations outside city center within 10 km distance from safari house. Meeting point and time are confirmed upon reservation. To respect each traveller’s quality experience with us, we kindly ask you to be on time at the meeting point. Missed meeting time will result in missed safari which will not be refunded.

Important information

  • General info

    Weekly safaris start to operate on 17th November 2018 and are set to continue until 14th April 2019 (weather permitting). Minimum number of participants required is 2 adults per safari. The content is set out in the program description of each weekly program. Prices include guiding in English, thermal clothing, transfers from/to accommodations outside city center within 10 km distance from safari house, V.A.T., appropriate licenses, insurance and fuel. Personal travel insurance is always recommended when travelling abroad.

    Reservation is considered confirmed when full payment has arrived. All safaris need to be paid latest 24 hours before the safari departure. Payment options are presented during reservation process.

    Children between 4-14 years receive a -25 % discount of the adult prices between 17.11.2018–6.1.2019 unless otherwise stated. Infants 0-3 years old are free of charge. Minimum height for floating programs is 120 cm.

    Safaris can be booked privately upon request (subject to availability) for the minimum charge of 10 full paying adults + 150 € fee between 17.11.2018–6.1.2019.

    Meeting time for our safaris is always before the safari starting time. You receive your meeting time in your confirmation. Safari starts when group is clothed and ready to go. We will not keep rest of the group waiting for customers arriving late. If you arrive late you risk loosing the safari with no refund of money.

    As the responsible organizer of all safaris, Safartica Ltd. reserves the right to possible price changes, duration and ways of transportation without prior notification. This also applies to cases in which the weather conditions are disadvantageous.

  • Cancellation policy

    All changes and cancellations are required to be made by e-mail, phone or visiting Safartica front desk within office hours (9-17, GMT +2) no later than one day before the safari departure (24 hours). When cancelling more than 24 hours prior to safari departure, a 15 € office fee is charged. When cancelling less than 24 hours prior to safari departure 100% of the total safari reservation is charged. When cancelling in case of illness a full amount of reservation is refunded, when a medical certificate is sent to Safartica within 2 working days of from the cancellation date.

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