Activities – Winter 2020–2021

Our partners offer a wide range of programme services. Transfers for the activities from/to Ivalo River Camping are included to the rates.

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AURORA SLEIGH ADVENTURE 2H

Hop inside our covered and heated Aurora Sleigh towed by a snowmobile through the snowy winter landscapes. While seated comfortably on a lamb fur covered bench you can enjoy the views through the glass roof of the sledge. Your guide will take you to a spot where the Northern Lights are often dancing on the sky.

Hot drinks and snack are included as well as the tales and stories of your experienced guide. You will receive a link for the photographs taken.

AVAILABILITY: NOV 1st – APR 15th

DURATION: 1.5–2h

DEPARTURE: Time to be agreed

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 adults

PRICE: EUR 145 per adult; EUR 85 per child, incl. transfers

NORTHERN LIGHTS CHASING BY CAR 3H

After some research on the weather forecast, we take a car and drive it to places where the sky is most clear and the probability of seeing the Northern Lights is highest. Your experienced guide, a professional Aurora Hunter has some interesting stories to tell.
Hot drinks and snack are included. You will receive a link for the photographs taken.

AVAILABILITY: SEP 1st – APR 15th.​​​​

DURATION: 2–3h

DEPARTURE: Time to be agreed

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 persons

PRICE: EUR 140 per person, incl. transfers

NORTHERN LIGHTS CHASING BY SNOWMOBILE 2H

Driving by snowmobile we can go anywhere! Your guide, a professional Aurora Hunter will lead you through the snowy forests to the high terrain to spot the Northern Lights far away from any artificial lights. It’s really exciting to drive at night. You might even see some white rabbits or reindeer in your headlights.

Hot drinks and snack are included as well as the tales and stories of your experienced guide. You will receive a link for the photographs taken.

AVAILABILITY: DEC 1st – APR 15th

DURATION: 2h

DEPARTURE: Time to be agreed

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 adults

PRICE: EUR 170 per adult (2 persons sharing a snowmobile), incl. transfers; EUR +50 solo driving supplement

SNOWSHOE WALK UNDER THE AURORAS 2H

Put on a pair of snowshoes and follow your professional guide to the snowy forests nearby. The tour consists of both easy and some deep snow experiences. If lucky the Northern Lights will be dancing above us.

Hot drinks and snack are included as well as the tales and stories of your experienced guide. You will receive a link for the photographs taken.

AVAILABILITY: DEC 1st – APR 15th

DURATION: 1.5–2h

DEPARTURE: Time to be agreed 

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 adults

PRICE: EUR 105 per person, incl. transfers

HUSKY SAFARI IN THE LAPPISH NATURE 2H

Your husky musher will pick you up from the Ivalo River Camping reception and take you to the husky farm nearby. You will be given instructions on how to control the sleds, which you will ride in pairs. One sitting in the sleigh and the other one mushing. At half point you’ll be served hot drinks and you may swap places before heading back.

AVAILABILITY: NOV 1st – APR 15th

DURATION: 2h

DEPARTURE: By request

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 adults

PRICE: EUR 179 per adult, 2 persons sharing a sledge; EUR 115 per child (4–14 years)

HUSKY SAFARI WITH LUNCH 4H

Looking for a longer tour with the Arctic dogs? Here we go on a half-day husky safari through the snowy landscapes of Lapland forests. We stop half-way for a lunch in the wilderness and you can learn a lot about huskies from your guide, a professional musher. On your way back you can swap places so both of you gets to try mushing hands-on!

AVAILABILITY: NOV 1st – APR 15th

DURATION: 4h

DEPARTURE: By request.

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 adults

PRICE: EUR 205 per adult, 2 persons sharing a sledge; EUR 145 per child (4–14 years)

SNOWMOBILE SAFARI WITH ICE-FISHING 1H

This compact program takes you to a short snowmobile adventure finding a spot on a frozen river to try your luck on ice-fishing. You’ll learn to drill a hole through thick ice and have fun luring the fish.

AVAILABILITY: DEC 1st – APR 15th

DURATION: 1h

DEPARTURE: Time to be agreed

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 adults

INCLUDING: Winter clothing. Guided tour as described.

NOTE: Driver needs a valid driver’s license

PRICE: EUR 119 per adult (2 persons sharing a snowmobile); EUR +50 solo driving supplement; EUR 48 per child (4–14 years), seated in a sleigh; incl. transfers

SNOWMOBILE SAFARI 2H

Driving through the Arctic winter forests across the frozen river while admiring the beauty of the Lappish nature your guide leads your way on this exciting snowmobile safari. Keep your camera with you! There are a couple of stops for taking amazing photos and chatting with your guide about life in Lapland.

AVAILABILITY: NOV 1st – APR 15th

DURATION: 2h

DEPARTURE: Time to be agreed

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 adults

INCLUDING: Winter clothing. Guided tour as described.

NOTE: Driver needs a valid driver’s license

PRICE: EUR 140 per adult (2 persons sharing a snowmobile);
EUR +50 solo driving supplement; EUR 75 per child (4–14 years), seated in a sleigh; incl. transfers

SNOWMOBILE EXCURSION 4H

This half-day excursion takes you through the snowy landscapes to a frozen lake where you will prepare a traditional snack by open fire in a rustic outdoor hut. There are plenty of opportunities for taking amazing photos. Bring your camera!

AVAILABILITY: DEC 1st – APR 15th

DURATION: 4h

DEPARTURE: Time to be agreed

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 adults

INCLUDING: Hot drinks and snack. Winter clothing. Guided tour as described.

NOTE: Driver needs a valid driver’s license

PRICE: EUR 265 per adult (solo driving), incl. transfers

SNOWMOBILE BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURE 6H

Wonderful full-day snowmobiling adventure in the wilderness area including an outdoor lunch prepared by open fire. For those seeking a bit more extreme backcountry driving.

AVAILABILITY: DEC 15th – APR 15th

DURATION: 6h

DEPARTURE: 10h00

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 adults

INCLUDING: Hot drinks and an outdoor lunch. Winter clothing. Guided tour as described.

NOTE: Driver needs a valid driver’s license

PRICE: EUR 415 per adult (solo driving); incl. transfers

HORSE BACK RIDING IN THE WILDERNESS 1–2H

Take a different perspective and enjoy the serenity and stillness of the wild from the saddle. Explore exciting trails and breathtaking scenery, breathe in clean air and let your senses be filled with purity of Arctic nature. Calm and friendly Finnish horses, living national treasures, will carry you safely through the woods. After the ride we'll enjoy refreshments. You'll make memories for life!

AVAILABILITY: Always

DURATION: 3h including transfers.

DEPARTURE: 8:30 / 10:30

GROUP SIZE: 1–4 persons. Min. age 12. Max weight 100kg

INCLUDING: Winter clothing, transfers. Guided tour as described.

PRICE: EUR 198 per person

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING INTRODUCTION 1.5H

Our guide helps you putting on ski boots and picking up the right skis and ski poles. The tour starts with learning the basic skiing techniques with your guide. The tracks are easy enough for beginners and we can adjust the length of the trip according to your skill level.

AVAILABILITY: DEC 1st – APR 15th

DURATION: 1–2h, depending on weather and snow condition

DEPARTURE: By request.

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 persons

INCLUDING: Winter clothing. Ski equipment. Guided tour as described.

PRICE: EUR 85 per person; incl. transfers

GUIDED SNOWSHOE HIKE 2H

Put on a pair of snowshoes and follow our guide on the wintry forest paths. If we are lucky, we might observe some animal tracks in the forest and maybe even see some Arctic animals. Your guide will tell you about the nature and living in Lapland.

AVAILABILITY: DEC 1st – APR 15th

DURATION: 1.5–2h, depending on weather and snow condition

DEPARTURE: By request.

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 persons

INCLUDING: Winter clothing. Snowshoes. Guided tour as described.

PRICE: EUR 85 per person; incl. transfers

FATBIKE FOREST TRAIL 1H

Fat Bikes are bicycles with huge fat tires so they roll well even on snow! Electronic engine assists you as you pedal through the forest trails with us. We take a scenic route to see a perfect landscape view and to take some photos.

AVAILABILITY: All year

DURATION: 1h

DEPARTURE: By request

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 persons. Max. 10 persons.

INCLUDING: Winter clothing, fat bikes, guided tour as described.

PRICE: EUR 80 per person; incl. transfers

HORSE SLEIGH RIDE 1H

Friendly and beautiful Finnhorse will take you on a calm and relaxing tour through the snowy forests nearby.

AVAILABILITY: DEC 1st – APR 15th. Not available if temperature is colder than -18°C.

DURATION: 1h

DEPARTURE: By request

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 persons. Max. 8 persons.

INCLUDING: Guided tour as described.

PRICE: EUR 115 per person; incl. transfers

ICE-FISHING NEARBY 1.5H

Try your luck fishing through the ice. You will be taken to a nearby river where your guide will show you how to drill a hole in the ice and prepare the bates for ice- fishing. Enjoy the silence and the pure Arctic air while luring the fish to bite. Catch is not guaranteed, but you never know!

AVAILABILITY: DEC 1st – APR 15th

DURATION: 1h

DEPARTURE: By request

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 persons

INCLUDING: Guided tour as described.

PRICE: EUR 90 per person; incl. transfers

ICE-KARTING RACE

Racing on ice and snow! Our special winter go-karts are fun to drive on icy track laid out in the forest. The lap timing system will tell you your lap times on a break and you may want to turn to your guide for some tips on how to tackle those slippery corners as fast as possible. Can you beat your friend’s time on the qualifying round? Who crosses the finishing line first in the competition?

AVAILABILITY: DEC 1st – APR 15th. Not available if temperature is colder than -22°C.

DURATION: Driving time 2x 10min. Program time about 1h.

DEPARTURE: To be agreed.

GROUP SIZE: Min. 4 adults. Max. 16 persons.

INCLUDING: Guided tour as described.

NOTE: NO DRIVER’S LICENSE NEEDED. No age limit. Minimum height 140cm to reach the pedals.

PRICE: EUR 95 / person; incl. transfers

REINDEER FEEDING AND PHOTOGRAPHING

You get a nice bag of lichen to feed to the reindeer. Reindeer loves lichen! They come close and with a little patience they will eat from your hand. This is a good time to take close-up photos with reindeer too.

AVAILABILITY: NOV 1st – APR 15th

DURATION: 10–20min

DEPARTURE: By request.

GROUP SIZE: Min. 1 persons. Max. 10 at a time.

INCLUDING: Guided tour as described.

PRICE: EUR 40 per person; incl. transfers

REINDEED SLEIGH RIDE

Meet your guide at the Ivalo River Camping reception who will take you on a short walk to the Reindeer park. Your reindeer sleigh is awaiting and will take you on a peaceful winter adventure in a traditional ‘raito’ form where the reindeer walk one after another each pulling a sleigh.

Sit back and enjoy the 800m sleigh ride through the snowy forest.

AVAILABILITY: DEC 1st – APR 15th

DURATION: 30 min total duration

DEPARTURE: Every day 09h00, 11h00, 13h00, 15h00

INCLUDING: Guided tour as described

PRICE: EUR 89 per adult; EUR 49 per child (ages 4–14), infants free of charge, incl. transfers

REINDEER FARM VISIT

We will drive to a reindeer farm in the fell region of Saariselkä to enjoy a calm 45-minute ride in a sleigh pulled by a reindeer, followed by hot drinks and stories about reindeer herding.

AVAILABILITY: DEC 1st – MAR 30th

DURATION: 3h total duration incl. transfers

DEPARTURE: By request

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 persons

INCLUDING: Guided tour as described

PRICE: EUR 235 per person; incl. transfers

GUIDED VISIT OF THE SIIDA MUSEUM & LAPLAND NATURE CENTER IN INARI

We will drive you along beautiful landscapes formed by several small lakes and the great Lake Inari. Your guide will tell you stories about Lapland as you approach the Lapp museum Siida where you’ll see a dvd of the Northern Lights. We will take a tour in the museum. The guide will walk with you and will be there for you in case of questions. You can have also your own time in the museum of many international awards. The museum displays the original way of living of Sámi people and the Lappish wilderness with its six seasons of the year. This is an exciting day to see and hear about the Lappish way of living.

AVAILABILITY: SEP 1st – APR 15th

DURATION: 3–4h

DEPARTURE: By request.

GROUP SIZE: Min. 2 persons

INCLUDING: Guided tour as described

PRICE: EUR 155 per person; incl. transfers

PANORAMA SAUNA WITH OUTDOOR JACUZZI

Sauna with panoramic glass windows towards the river valley and an outdoor jacuzzi next to it offer a perfect way to relax after a day of activities.

Sauna building includes:

  • Dressing room - Toilet
  • Showering room with 2 showers
  • Sauna compartment under glass roof

AVAILABILITY: Always

DURATION: 1h 30min

DEPARTURE: By request

INCLUDING: Towels, tap water, 1.5h time slot for sauna & jacuzzi

PRICE: 1–2 persons EUR 170; extra persons EUR +10 per person,
incl. transfers

 

WOOD SAUNA WITH ICE-SWIMMING

A small traditional wood-heated sauna by the river with a hole in the ice for ice-swimming. Carried water, no shower.

AVAILABILITY: Always (no ice during summer & autumn period)

DURATION: 1h 30min

DEPARTURE: By request

INCLUDING: Towels, neoprene gloves, 1.5h time slot

PRICE: 1–2 persons EUR 100, incl. transfers; extra persons EUR +10 per person

PUBLIC MORNING SAUNA WITH A SWIM IN THE ICE-POOL

What a way to wake up in the morning!

The Arctic sauna combined with a dip in an ice hole guarantees you will have an excellent start for your day! The extreme temperature change puts your blood circulating and releases pain-relieving and pleasure hormones.

AVAILABILITY: OCT 25th – MAR 31st

DURATION: 30min

DEPARTURE: Every morning from 9:00–10:00

INCLUDING: Towels, neoprene gloves

PRICE: EUR 40 per person, incl. transfers

 

MASSAGE

Classic massage after an adventurous day is a perfect way to rewind and relax.

AVAILABILITY: Always by request

BOOKINGS: By request. 1 person at a time.

INCLUDING: Massage service

PRICE: 50min EUR 85; 80min EUR 120; incl. transfers