Arctic Wildlife Tour
Arctic Wildlife Tour Package
Arctic Wildlife Tour is perfect for you if you’re interested in meeting different Arctic animals. Whether it’s cuddling husky dogs, visiting a traditional reindeer farm or spending an overnight in a bear watching cabin, we’ve got you covered.
This itinerary was created by local experts to give you the best chance to see the Arctic wildlife. It is ready to be customised to suit your budget, interests and tastes so you can make the most out of your trip on your own terms and departing whenever you choose. This Arctic Wildlife Tour is available from May till the end of September.
The average group size for the included tours is 8 people, making our trips sustainable and letting you enjoy Lapland in a more authentic and respectful way. There’s a minimum amount of people required for this trip to take place.
Arctic Wildlife Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Welcome to Rovaniemi!
On your arrival at the airport a driver will wait for you in the arrivals hall holding a sign with your name on it and will drive you to your accommodation. The journey takes about 10 minutes.
If you arrive early and would like to do some additional activities or find information on where to eat and what to do and see, check out our destinations page. If you’d like to add any additional tours or activities to your Arctic Wildlife Tour package, please let us know.
Photo: Arktikum Rovaniemi
Day 2: Meet the Arctic Animals
Your Finnish Lapland summer holiday won’t be complete without meeting the Arctic animals. Your day will start with a drive to the Husky kennel where you get to meet the photogenic dogs. Use this opportunity and take as may photos as you can. During the visit you will get to walk around the husky kennel and learn about the every day life of the dogs and their breeders.
After that you will have a chance to meet reindeer. We have carefully chosen one of the most traditional reindeer farms where you will meet the reindeer herder family. You will explore everyday life in the farm, get to feed the reindeer and hear some great stories and facts about reindeer herding in Lapland and how it is an integral part of the nature and culture in Northern Finland. Duration of the reindeer and husky tour is about 5 hours.
Photo: Harri Tarvainen/Visit Finland
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 3: Ranua Wildlife Park Visit
Today you will have a chance to see some Arctic animals in a Ranua zoo – the northernmost zoo in the world. If you were hoping to see polar bears during your trip, then this is the only place you can see them as they are not native to Finland. Besides polar bears you can also see wolves, wolverines, lynxes, otters, wild boars and many other animal species there. After seeing the animals bathe, eat and groom, a tasty buffet lunch will be served before heading back to Rovaniemi.
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 4: Overnight Bear Watching Experience
It’s time to leave Rovaniemi behind and head to Kuusamo where you can spend the night in a bear watching cabin. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and take you directly to a place near the Russian border, in Kuntilampi protected area. Here you can see wild brown bears in their natural environment. Besides brown bears you might also see some white-tailed eagles, ruffs and other waders. The log cabins are with big windows and openings, perfect for photographing. There are bunk beds with sleeping bags in case you need to lie down and also a gas cooker and dry toilet.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 5: Discover Pyhä-Luosto National Park
In the morning your driver will pick you up from the bear watching cabin and take you directly to Pyhä-Luosto National park. The park offers a versatile scenery and nature that is perfect for hiking, biking, fishing and bird watching. In the afternoon you have free time to walk around on your own or just relax in your accommodation for the day.
Day 6: Bird Watching Tour
Bird watching tour and walking around in the beautiful Lappish nature is probably one of the best ways to relax and spend your time in Pyhä-Luosto. The parks enchanting nature along with beautiful bogs and bird watching towers gives you a chance to experience nature in a completely different way. During the bird watching tour you will learn about the nature, birds and animals in Pyhä-Luosto area. If you have any specific birds or animals you’d like to see, please let us know so we can choose the perfect spot for seeing them.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Farewell!
Today it’s time to say goodbye and end our Arctic Wildlife Tour. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Rovaniemi airport for your departing flight. The duration of the drive is 1.5 hours.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Interested in a private Arctic Wildlife Tour package instead? Contact us for more information and a personalised offer.
The Package Includes
- 1 night in the bear watching cabin
- Airport transfers
- Private transfer to Kuusamo
- Private transfer to Pyhä-Luosto
- Breakfast each morning at your hotel (except at the bear watching cabin), plus any meals indicated in the itinerary
- English speaking local guides
- Husky and reindeer small group tour
- Ranua Wildlife Park small group tour
- Overnight bear watching group tour
- Bird watching small group tour
- Highly personalised itinerary planning
- 24/7 support from local staff
The Package Excludes
- International flights
- Tips for services and experiences
- Personal charges such as laundry, phone calls, SIM cards or room service
- Additional sightseeing, activities and experiences outside of your itinerary
- Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and other meals listed as included in the itinerary).
- Travel Insurance
- COVID Vaccinations Pre Arrival
- Departure COVID Testing. If required which we can help organise
* EUR per person, based on double occupancy. Prices are subject to change.
The final price will vary and is based on the month of travel.
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