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Rovaniemi Cabin Getaway

(5 days / 4 nights)

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Cosy Cabin Stay in the Arctic

Come feel at home with this tour to Rovaniemi. You’ll stay in a cabin just outside the city and near the slopes. Each day you’ll be whisked away on adventures and day trips to immerse yourself in the landscape and culture of Lapland. Meet huskies and reindeer, go snowmobiling on frozen plains, and get in the Christmas spirit at the Santa Claus Village. A true Arctic experience awaits!

Please note that this package is subject to availability. Please wait to book your flights until after we have confirmed your reservation.

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— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Seamless travel experience
  • Handpicked hotels, services & routes designed by Lapland travel experts
  • Comprehensive itinerary & travel guide
  • 24/7 helpline during your tour
  • Carbon offsetting for reduced environmental impact
  • Great customer reviews

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Tour Highlights

  • Stay in a superior cabin with a sauna
  • Discover the beauty, history and culture of Lapland
  • Experience the thrill of Arctic excursions and add optional activities
  • Feel the wind on your cheeks on a sleigh pulled by huskies
  • Meet the “man in red” at the Santa Claus Village
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Arctic SnowHotel
  • Learn about Sámi culture and meet local reindeer
  • Go skiing if you fancy as you stay at the Ounasvaara Ski Resort
  • Walk through the magical streets of Rovaniemi
  • Have a chance to glimpse the colourful northern lights in the night sky

Travel style

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Arctic Circle i, Cottages i, Dog Sled i, Family i, Reindeers and Sami Culture i, Santa Claus i



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Arctic Circle i, Cottages i, Dog Sled i, Family i, Reindeers and Sami Culture i, Santa Claus i


A day-by-day plan to guide your northern adventure.


    Welcome to magical Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland! When you arrive at Rovaniemi Airport a private driver will meet you to take you to your cabin at the Ounasvaara ski resort. It is located a few kilometres outside Rovaniemi. This area is ideal if you enjoy skiing.

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    This morning, you’ll join a 10-kilometre (6-mile) guided dog sledding excursion. When you arrive at the husky farm you’ll hear the excited huskies waiting for their chance to run through the snow-covered forest trail. Following a brief lesson at the kennel, you’ll drive your own sleigh, pulled by a team of energetic huskies, through the woods and over the snowy plains. There will be 2 people sharing each sleigh, taking turns mushing.

    In the afternoon you will head to the Arctic SnowHotel. This complex is built entirely of snow and ice each year. Here you’ll enjoy a guided tour to see the beautiful ice rooms as well the ice restaurant and ice bar.

    After the tour, tuck into a 3-course dinner based on local specialties at the rustic Kota. It is modelled after a traditional Sámi structure for a cosy atmosphere. In the late evening you will be transferred back to your accommodation. 

    Spend the night in a cabin.

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    Start the morning with a visit to a reindeer farm. Travel there by snowmobile for a true Arctic experience. Here you’ll learn about the Sámi people and their culture. Their way of life includes reindeer herding, so you’ll enjoy a short reindeer sleigh ride. You’ll also join your hosts in a special ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle.

    Next up you’ll travel to the Santa Claus Village. Here you’ll have some time to do some souvenir shopping, send postcards from Santa’s main post office, and of course meet Santa Claus himself! Afterwards you’ll return to your cabin to enjoy the evening at your leisure.

    Spend the night in a cabin.

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    Spend the day at the Ounasvaara Ski Resort. If you are a snow sports enthusiast, you could rent equipment to go skiing down the slopes or cross country. There are also plenty of optional activities available for you to add to your day. You could go snowmobiling through the frozen landscape. Or why not try ice fishing?

    You also have the option to discover more of Rovaniemi and Lapland’s culture and history. Rovaniemi is small but charming, with children ice skating and sledging on the main streets. You’ll also find a shopping centre and lots of restaurants to try the local cuisine.

    To learn more about the local history, nature and culture, including the Sámi nation, you can pay a visit to the Arktikum museum. Here you can browse interesting exhibits about the Arctic region.

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    After your adventurous winter getaway in Finnish Lapland, it’s time to head home. A driver will pick you up to take you to Rovaniemi Airport in time for your flight.

Optional extras

Customise your adventure with these Optional Extras.

We recommend adding your extra activities to the tour now for the best booking experience and to secure your spot, as activities are likely to sell out.


Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.


Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Ounasvaara Chalet

All the semi-detached chalet apartments are located on the shores of Lapland’s largest river, the Kemijoki. This is located right ..


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Tour Information

We recommend that you read carefully through the following section about travelling to Rovaniemi, Lapland. It includes some important information about what the tour includes, accommodation, and more about your thrilling activities.

Please note that this package is subject to availability. Please wait to book your flights until after we have confirmed your reservation.

On a multi-day tour, Nordic Visitor books your accommodation and excursions for a self-guided travel experience. That means you’ll enjoy some free time to explore on your own as well as planned, guided day tours.

Each activity is run by a different tour operator, so you’ll get to meet a few local guides throughout your trip.

You can rest assured that Nordic Visitor only works with a small number of handpicked suppliers that meet our high standards. The activities you’ll participate in are all extremely well rated so you’re sure to have a memorable time.

During your tour, we’re with you every step of the way. Plus, you’ll always be able to reach us on your trip by calling our 24/7 helpline.

On your multi-day tour, you’ll stay in accommodation that’s been hand-picked by our Lapland travel experts. In this package, you’ll spend your nights at a superior cabin apartment just outside the city of Rovaniemi.

These cabins are equipped with sauna, kitchenette, terrace, lounge, satellite TV and Internet. Breakfast will be provided at the restaurant at Lapland Hotel Ounasvaara Chalets.

The Ounasvaara Ski Resort is within walking distance from the cabin. Here you can rent skis and cross country ski equipment (advance reservations online is recommended).

You should have moderate to good physical fitness to take part comfortably in this tour. This is because packages set in the Arctic are considered adventure travel due to the specific conditions you’ll experience. Arctic travel can sometimes involve extreme weather conditions as well as vigorous activity and animals (like huskies and reindeer) on many excursions.

The dog sledding tour on this package is a 10-kilometre (6-mile) husky safari.

Each sleigh is shared by 2 people, meaning you’ll take turn sitting and mushing. When controlling the sleigh, you’ll need to stand, kick and sometimes run to assist the dogs, depending on the terrain.

Children will be travelling safely with the tour guide on a large sleigh.

You’ll enjoy a snowmobile transfer to the reindeer farm.

Each snowmobile is shared by 2 guests taking turns driving. The driver of the snowmobile has to be at least 18 years old and hold a driver’s licence valid in Finland on the tour. You should be able to present your driving licence at the excursion as there may be checks during the snowmobile safari. Under Finnish law, you cannot drive a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol.

There is a height restriction for children. Children measuring under 140 centimetres (4.5 feet) will usually be seated in a sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Children over 140 cm are allowed to sit on the snowmobile behind an adult.

Please note that sightseeing and tours are dependent on weather and road conditions and might need to be altered if they are not favourable. If something unexpected occurs, you can call our 24-hour helpline to speak directly with Nordic Visitor staff.

As you’re visiting Lapland in winter, there will be snow and ice on the ground. This can sometimes make it difficult to walk. Please note that there are no luggage handling services available in Lapland. You must be able and prepared to carry your own luggage in snowy conditions.

The northern lights are a natural phenomenon, which means that sightings cannot be guaranteed. Evening excursions will operate according to the tour schedule, even in unfavourable viewing conditions. Your guide will do their utmost to determine the best possible location for sightings and make this an enjoyable experience for you.

Please be advised that because of its northerly location close to and inside the Arctic Circle, Lapland has limited daylight in winter. Usually you can expect daylight between 10 AM and 2 PM. The advantage of the snowy surroundings is that the light reflects off the snow making the days seem brighter.

As it is a top family travel destination, generally our Lapland packages are child friendly. That said, many activities (e.g., snowmobile and dog sled tours) have an age limit of 4 years old.

On snowmobile excursions, height restrictions also apply. Children measuring under 140 centimetres (4.5 feet) will usually be seated in a sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Children over 140 cm are allowed to sit on the snowmobile behind an adult, when paying the adult price.

If you are pregnant we do not recommend taking part in dog sledding and snowmobiling excursions due to safety concerns. Please let us know in advance and we can offer alternative options.

This tour requires a non-refundable deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking. You can view more about the deposit and cancellation fees here.

You can customise this tour online. During the booking process, you can add extra nights to your itinerary as well as optional day trips, excursions and upgrades. You are also welcome to combine this tour with any of our Scandinavian packages.

If you have something specific in mind, get in touch with your travel consultant and they’ll create your dream trip.

After booking your tour package online, you will be contacted within 2 business days by your own dedicated travel consultant. They will be your point of contact for all your travel needs before, during and even after your trip.

We aim to complete bookings within a few weeks. During this time we take care of booking your accommodation, activities, and transport, confirming all parts of your journey. Once this is done, your travel consultant will provide you with all the details of your trip.

Nordic Visitor is working on offsetting the estimated carbon footprint of your package. We’ve partnered with an environmental fund in Iceland to carbon offset all our tours. Carbon offsetting your international flights is not included, but we highly recommend you look into possibilities with your airline or directly through a local environment fund.


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