Posted on 18/12/2019
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From Rovaniemi: Lapland Cross-Country Skiing Tour

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Overview

Take a fascinating cross country skiing tour from Rovaniemi in the deep snow and explore the frozen Lapland in a unique way. Discover for a day the traditional Finnish pastime that offers access to amazing arctic landscapes.

◾ Enjoy a skiing tour in the Taiga Snow Forest
◾ Experience for a day the traditional Finnish past time
◾ Benefit from your experienced guide and learn how to ski across snow-covered forests

About this experience

TOUR DURATION: 4 hours
MEETING POINT: At your hotel within 10km of Rovaniemi city center
LANGUAGE/S: English (other languages available on request: Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese)
STARTING TIME: 10.00 (Departure may adjust according to different seasons)
OPENING SEASONS: November to April
WHO CAN COME: This Lapland cross-country skiing tour is suitable for everyone with previous skiing or hiking experience

Description - What to expect

Meet your guide in Rovaniemi for this half-day cross-country skiing tour in the Taiga Snow Forest. Suited to groups of friends and families alike, this activity is ideal for total beginners and snow experts, allowing you to navigate parts of this festive forest that can only be seen on foot.

Explore the area’s distinctive coniferous tree line on this scenic Nordic skiing tour – following footprints in the snow to mystical new horizons. Set to a leisurely pace, you will ski deep into the forest – learning how to use traditional hinged bindings to climb uphill, working up a sweat to reach the area’s frozen lake.

Unlike other scenic tours, you’ll actually get to ski across it reaching the more isolated part of the Taiga where wild reindeer, arctic foxes, and snow rabbits have been sighted. After you return from the exciting adventure, you will relax and warm yourself with some hot drink and Finnish gingerbread before you board your transport back to town and to your hotel.

What's included, what's not

✔ Hotel pick-up/drop-off service within a 10 km radius from Rovaniemi city center
✔ English speaking guide (other languages available on request: Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese)
✔ Ski equipment
✔ Hot drinks and ginger biscuits
✖ Winter clothes (available for rental - overall, boots and gloves)

Cutoff time before activity

  • 14 hours

Prepare for the experience - Important information

◾ Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
◾ Transport time to the starting point of your activity is approximately 20-30 minutes