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Ranua Resort Excursions

Jan-Mar, Dec

No trip to Lapland is complete without taking part in some of the amazing winter activities available at Ranua Resort.

Take part in traditional Lappish pastimes such as husky sledding, ice fishing and snowmobiling. Or for those wanting to immerse themselves in Sami culture take a trip to meet a Sami family and their herd of Reindeer.  No trip would be complete without an excursion to attempt to witness the elusive Northern Lights.

We highly recommend that you pre-book excursions and activities with us before you arrive. For the full range of excursions available at Ranua Resort please take a look below and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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Feeling adventurous? Discover the Finnish wilderness on an exciting snowmobile tour. You will receive full driving and safety instructions before a short lesson, once ready take to the trails through the forests and over frozen lakes.

  • Family Snowmobile Safari – 1 hour – from £105 per adult & £78 per child
  • Snowmobile Safari – 2 hours – from £132 per adult
  • Wilderness Snowmobile Safari – 4 hours – from £181

Price includes third party insurance (self-risk excess 980 EUR). Drivers must hold a valid driving licence and be able to show it on request.

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Husky Safari

A husky safari is a truly thrilling experience especially when you have the chance to be a musher in control of your own team of dogs.

Each excursion begins with a thorough driving instruction, after which you will be able to safely steer the husky sled yourself. One works as a the sled driver and the other enjoys the scenery while riding the sled through the snowy forest.

  • Husky Safari – 30 mins – from £64 per adult & £41 per child
  • Husky Safari – 1 hour – from £100 per adult & £55 per child
  • Husky Safari – 2 hours – from £128 per adult & £64 per child
  • Full Day Husky Safari – 4 to 5 hours – from £228 per adult
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Northern Lights

Chase the elusive aurora borealis on one of our stunning northern lights* tours. Experience nature’s best lightshow in a remote location far from light pollution. There are many ways in which to search for the Northern Lights while learning about science behind the phenomenon.
*Northern Light sightings cannot be guaranteed

  • Searching Aurora Borealis by Snowmobile – 3 hours – £141 per adult & £90 per child
  • Aurora Borealis trip to Lappish hut by snowmobile – 3.5 hours – £169 per adult & £82 per child
  • Aurora Ice Skating – 3 hours – £100 per adult & £81 per child
  • Late night search for the Aurora – 2 hours – £114 per adult
  • Northern Lights Sled safari by Finnhorse – 2 hours – £100 per adult & £82 per child
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Reindeer Experiences

Reindeers and reindeer herding is a big part of the history in Northern Finland. Learn about the Sámi culture and the life of a reindeer.

  • Snowmobile Safari to a Reindeer Farm – 3 hours (including lunch) – £146 per adult & £82 per child
  • Reindeer Sleigh Safari (3km) – 45 mins – £84 per person
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Snowshoes spread your weight over a wider area, letting you walk through deep snow without sinking too far.  Once used by the Sami, people used similar shoes for hunting trips, to help them get around in tricky terrain. On a guided snowshoe trip your guide will explain exactly how the snowshoes work and the best techniques before setting off through the snowy forest around Ranua

  • Guided Snowshoeing – 2.5 hours – from £69 per person

Ice Fishing

Lakes and rivers are an excellent source of food in Lapland and fishing has been a major part of the Finnish culture year-round. During winter months ice-fishing is a past time enjoyed by many locals. You will travel to a frozen lake where you will be shown how to break the ice and try your luck at ice fishing. Then sit back around an open fire and enjoy the breathtaking and peaceful surroundings.

  • Ice Fishing Safari by Snowmobile – 3 hours (includes lunch) – from £137 per adult & £73 per child
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Santa Experiences

Meet and chat with Santa himself, a very special experience for children and adults alike.

  • Santa Claus Visit by snowmobile pulled sleigh – 45 mins – from £110 per adult & £82 per child
  • Day Trip to Santa Claus Village – 6 hours – from £155 per adult & £123 per child

Finn Horse Experience

Relax on a winter sleigh ride listening to the sound of the sleigh bells and the clatter of hooves, you can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and stop to enjoy the moment.

  • Finn Horse Sleigh ride – 1 hour – from £64 per adult & £55 per child

Visit a Finnish family farm

Visit a Finnish family farm, learn about the life of the farm in arctic conditions  and meet the typical Lappish farm animals, such as Finn horses, Northern Finn cattle, Finnish Lapphund, sheep, chicken, cats and rabbits.

  • Sleigh ride to a Finnish Family farm – 2 hours – from £91 per adult & £82 per child
  • Snowmobile to a Finnish Family Farm – 2 hours – from £118 per adult & £100 per child
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Ranua Wildlife Park

Ranua Wildlife Park is home to Finland’s only polar bear and 50 other arctic and northern animal species, a total of about 150 individual animals. The animals’ spacious enclosures are located in the middle of the northern coniferous forest, which is also the natural environment for most of the species living in the park.

  • Ranua Wildlife Park entry – included with a stay at Ranua Resort
  • Ranua Wildlife Park Guided Tour – 1.5 hours – from £69 per person
Ice swimming

Snow and Ice Fun

Try some traditional Finnish winter activities, from Ice Swimming to Ice skating there is something for everyone.

  • Private Ice Swimming & sauna Experience  – 2 hours – from £110 per person
  • Ice Skating & Sledging – 2 hours – from £54 per adult & £45 per child
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National Park Visit

Visit Korouma national park, a 30km long, 130 metre deep canyon valley with high cliffs and frozen waterfalls offering fantastic views in winter.

  • Trip to Korouoma National Park including lunch – 6 hours – from £172 per adult