Lapland Reindeer and Husky Safari from Rovaniemi

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Lapland Reindeer and Husky Safari from Rovaniemi
from USD $172.17
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This combined husky and reindeer package is specially designed for those who would like to get the most of Lapland in a short period of time. You will be taken to a reindeer farm and for a short visit and safari.

After visiting the reindeer, you will meet huskies and enjoy of a husky ride before heading back to Rovaniemi.
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In Brief

Location:
Rovaniemi, Finland
Country:
Finland
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Family friendly
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect for all ages and skill level
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Your guide picks you up you from your accommodation (only central hotels and apartments in Rovaniemi). You will visit a reindeer farm, and receive detailed familiarization with the life of the reindeer and their daily work and relaxation. You'll have the opportunity to pass an exam on handling a reindeer sled and even receive a special “driver's license”. Take a seat in the sled and you are off. You can warm yourselves around a bonfire in a nearby hut, and enjoy a cup of hot juice. 

After your exciting reindeer adventure, you will be taken to a husky farm. Visit the home of these wonderful sled dogs, and learn all about them.  After safety briefing and instructions, enjoy the excitement of riding a husky-pulled sled. Afterwards, enjoy coffee and sweet hot berry juice while you talk about the huskies and sled dog races in a warm teepee.

Then, hop into your coach or minibus for a drop-off back in Rovaniemi, where your tour ends.

Inclusions

  • Guide service
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Reindeer-drawn sleigh ride, 500m
  • International Reindeer driver’s license souvenir
  • Husky-drawn sleigh ride, 2km
  • Hot drink

Exclusions

  • Additional food and drinks, unless specified
  • Thermal outerwear
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please notice that pick up time is different for different hotels.

The average pick up time is 08:45-09:15. For more details look for our customer

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Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Please dress warmly in winter layers for this activity
  • All animals used for these services are trained as much as possible for the activity, however, the behavior of animals can be unpredictable and therefore it is essential that all participants follow all given instructions for their safety, and the safety of others
  • Other languages upon request

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.58 out of 5 based on the last 12 recent reviews

We was off to a bumpy start with lack of communication, and had to call a few times, we got collected from our hotel by a lovely tour guide and taken to the reindeer farm where we was warmly greeted and had an amazing time feeding and petting the reindeers followed by a reindeer pulled sleigh ride, then we headed up to the cabins and had hot drinks and biscuits whilst our talk was going on the guide there was amazing and took his time with the kids, we was then taken to the husky farm which was amazing straight on to a husky pulled sleigh ride followed by time to go and pet all the other husky's again we was able to have hot berry juice whilst having our talk, all in all it was a fantastic day.
• Submitted 10 Dec 2018
Great experience ....guide was very good and knowledgeable. Comfortable car and great reception/activities during the visit to the farms .....must do safari. Thanks!
• Submitted 12 Feb 2018
Our tour guide Alex was great! He was very accommodating and friendly. I also really enjoyed meeting the reindeer and huskies. Although the actual sled rides were a little short they were worth it for the experience. Afterwards, Alex asked all the members of our group where they needed to go and dropped them to their various locations. He even accompanied me to the train station, helped with my luggage and took me to my Air BnB apartment. Thank you so much!
• Submitted 05 Mar 2017
Bravo Trip
• Submitted 05 Feb 2017
The reindeer and husky trip was selected because it combined two of the activities that were on our wish list and ensured that our granddaughter of 4 years was not subjected to the cold for too long a period. Our three generation party of five were picked up promptly at our hotel in the centre of Rovaniemi. Our friendly tour guide outlined the program of the visit and was a fount of knowledge and engaging during the travelling to and at the respective reindeer and husky farms. At the reindeer farm the Sami guide took us to a typical reindeer herders tent where he performed an Arctic Circle initiation ceremony followed by storytelling whilst sitting around a blazing log fire. Following this we were taken for a sleigh ride which we drove ourselves through an enchanting landscape which was just like being in your very own Christmas card. Afterwards we met more reindeer and were able to pet them and feed them with lichen. My granddaughter had been told that if she winked at a reindeer and it winked back it was Rudolf there was much winking with a successful outcome. Finally we were invited back for refreshments in a Sami log cabin. At the husky farm we had a very exhilarating and thrilling 2.5km ride as you whip around the track with the cold wind in your face in a sledge driven by 12 dogs. After the ride we retired to a cabin and whilst we warmed ourselves by the fire were given lots of information about the dogs by a husky loving enthusiastic Ukranian girl and we were plied with the local hot berry juice. There was also the opportunity to visit the dog kennels This tour is highly recommendable especially for young families and experiencing reindeer and huskies shouldnt be missed. The only downside to the trip was its cost which I thought very expensive for just over 2.5 hours but seemed to be the going rate.
• Submitted 04 Jan 2017
I enjoyed this very very much! I got to feed and ride a Reindeer. Furthermore, there was a storytelling part before the Reindeer ride. The husky ride was also enjoyable. Igor our tour guide is very friendly and even offered to take pictures for me since, I am a solo traveler. This tour is highly recommendable!
• Submitted 05 Dec 2016
Great fun. The Sami guide at reindeer portion was great, as we getting to pet and feed the reindeer! It was great getting to pet the dogs at the dog park too. The only cons were that the rides were very short. Probably 3 minutes for the reindeer maybe a bit longer if the reindeer don't run, but ours did that day and a 1 km ride on the dogs, which takes about 5 minutes. The dog sled ride was just right as your face gets very cold from the wind. It is a great snack if you don't have the time or money for a full meal of an expedition. Our guide, Nick, was very nice and personable. He went out of his way to make our experience enjoyable.
• Submitted 28 Nov 2016
Very good tour for families - your child would love it. Even though the weather was pretty warm, there were plenty of snow for dogs and reindeers to run. Very knowledgeable and professional guide. Nice family tour!
• Submitted 05 Apr 2016
Huskys and reindeers safaris are those once in a lifestyle experiences that we didnt want to miss during our trip. Husky safari is more exiting as dogs run, while reindeers only walk. Complemented by the interesting and entertaining stories about the life of the animals, safaris are probably the best experience we got in Rovaniemi. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 14 Mar 2016
The driver very kindly picked my family up from the apartments we stayed. We then found out we had to pick up 3 other people, so we have to squeeze 4 of us on the back seat of the car without being able to use seatbelts properly. The driver apologized a lot but we waived “it’s OK” as we just wanted to get on with our adventures. I am not sure if other families would be so understanding. They need to be careful about it. We were then brought to a beautiful and very quiet reindeer farm. First we went to the tipi and listened to some Lappish legends around the fire. The story-teller was absolutely fantastic. He entertained us all. Then we went on a short ride with reindeers. We controlled them ourselves, which was very exciting. We then also had a chance to feed the reindeers and had a chance to chat to the keeper about the animals. We had some juice and biscuits after before we transported to the Husky Farm. The husky farm was buzzing. We had to queue up a bit to wait for our turn. For some reason we were asked to show our booking confirmation, which majority of us didn’t have on us. We were let to have the ride anyway. It was great fun but very short. Some people from our tour was complaining they were cold. It looked like it was not clear for them if they were receiving warm clothes by the tour company or not. They presumed they were… We were then dropped off by the shopping centre to get some souvenirs. All in all, it was a fun day. It is a short safari, great to combine with doing other activities, as local museums or shopping.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2017
Overall, the tour was fun even though we didn't get to go on the reindeer sleigh ride. Our tour guide was very informative and engaging. The guide at the reindeer farm was very interactive and we fed the reindeers. At the husky farm we learned a bit about the dogs and went on the husky ride.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2016
The 2 stars that I am giving is actually kind enough as to consider my tour guide effort on that day. She was the only reason for me not to downgrade this rate to 1 star. Other than that, I would just say everything went wrong with this tour. 1. From the tour timing that was supposed to be at 10am the reason I chose it from others due to consideration of sun availability to take good photos in the winter, Easy Travel informed me that it had to be changed to 2.30pm during the dark. I hate tour that simply change its timing not following whatever that is written in viator. 2. I was picked late by the van because of miscommunication problem, that resulted to shorten my tour duration period. Not good. 3. It is written there in viator that you will be picked at your hotel if it is located in the city. My accommodation was in the city. And from the beginning when I booked I have put in my hotel address. End up at 2.30pm nobody arrived, then when I called I found out that they had sent a last minute email that my pick up will meet me at another hotel in the city this place is not very close to mine. Firstly, if your package says that I will be picked at my hotel, then why would I walk to another hotel in the cold just to make your life easier instead of mine? Secondly, I was the only one who joined this tour on that time, so why would you want to pick me at a place where you don't even have any other customer there? 4. When they informed me the time will be changed to 2.30pm, first question that I asked was would there be any light provided during the tour as I wanted to take photos and videos I write a travel blog with a lot of readers, therefore this is very important for me as I need to capture/record my experience and share them. Easy Travel responded my email by saying 'Yes, portable light will be provided during the tour'. This was the reason I straight away gave my confirmation for the tour. No portable light was provided none whatsoever, completely in the dark. They lie. I didn't like it. I felt cheated. 5. The rides were ok and I enjoyed them but just too short. Some people might have consider these are not worth their money. The reindeer farm was slightly better than the husky because it is located far from the city. That is why we pay for a tour isn't it? The husky place was very near to Santa Village, very touristy looking place and I could have done it lot cheaper by taking bus no 8 which costed 7.20 Euro return and entry cost which was only 7 Euro and 20 Euro for ride.
• Submitted 27 Dec 2016

In Brief

Location:
Rovaniemi, Finland
Country:
Finland
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Family friendly
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect for all ages and skill level
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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