Snowmobile through the Deepest Snow in Finland

Drive a snowmobile through remote Finnish wilderness and head for the Russian border to hunt the Northern Lights. 3 days off work.

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Snowmobile through the Deepest Snow in Finland

Drive a snowmobile through remote Finnish wilderness and head for the Russian border to hunt the Northern Lights. 3 days off work.

  • Finland
  • March, December
  • Rovaniemi Airport, Rovaniemi (RVN)

Have you ever seen snowmobiles racing up and down the mountains, through impossibly narrow paths, and thought “I’d like to do that”? Well, this adventure offers you the perfect opportunity to learn, practice and master snowmobiling. With some of the deepest snow in Finland, the beautiful Lumberjack region of Naruska is the ideal environment to take up this pulse-racing sport and in one of the most remote locations in Finland, your chances of seeing the infamous Northern Lights are particularly high. To finish this trip, you will spend a night in the picturesque town of Rovaniemi where you can continue your adventure. This winter deep-snow adventure includes:

  • 3 days of snowmobiling
  • 3 nights of accommodation in a wilderness lodge
  • 1 night of accommodation in Rovaniemi
  • All meals on trip, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Local professional, English-speaking snowmobile guide
  • Airport transfers
  • Local transfers
  • Snowmobiles (designed for deep-snow)
  • Winter equipment

Perfect for:
This five-day adventure is perfect for anyone who wants to learn to snowmobile in the deep snow of Finland. No experience is required, just a sense of adventure

What to Expect

Day 1: Arrival in Naruska

Once you land in Rovaniemi, a private minibus will take you deep into the wilderness of Eastern Lapland.

You will reach the Base Camp Kenttälampi in time for dinner and an early night.

Day 2: Deep Snow training

Enjoy breakfast in the lodge before a quick briefing with your guide.

Then head outdoors for a lesson in snowmobiling and deep snow riding. Naruska has some of the deepest snow in Finland, so there will plenty of snow to train your driving on.

Lunch will be served by a campfire outdoors, then you’ll spend the rest of the day honing your skills. By the afternoon, you will be driving along the narrow tracks near to the lodge.

Enjoy dinner at the lodge and make the most of the sauna as you relax in the Lappish accommodation.

Day 3: Freeride Snowmobiling

After breakfast, it’s time to put those freshly learn skills to good use.

Head out to new areas of deep snow with your guide, before you master the skill of drifting. Channel your inner Fast and Furious as you sledge around the corners and river bends.

Spend the day freeriding in the nearby deep snow and tracks before you head back for dinner in the lodge.

Day 4: Sorsatunturi

Make sure fill up on breakfast today, as you will head to the Sorsatunturi (Duck) fell, which lies in the border zone between Finland and Russia.

While the fell is modest at 628m above sea level, you will spend most of the time in deep snow heading upwards. It’s a tough ride but rewarded with spectacular views.

Make the most of this wintery silence as you enjoy the scenery from the top, before heading back down to the lodge.

From here, you’ll be transferred to Rovaniemi where you can spend a night in the capital of Lapland. Spend your evening however you please - from husky riding to Northern Light hunting, Rovaniemi’s beautiful culture is worth exploring.

You could even take a trip to Santa Claus’s village if you’re worried about which list you made this year…

Day 5: Departure

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before you continue your journey onto Rovaniemi Airport. Your guide will take you via a private bus in time for your flight home.

Accommodation

The Base Camp Kenttälampi in Naruska is surrounded by ancient untouched forests and sits on a frozen lake. The log-cabin lodge accommodates up to 30 people and offers a dining area, lounge, sauna and traditional Kota building. on the yard. There are two showers and separate toilets in the lodge.

The last night in Rovaniemi you’ll either be accommodated in a hotel or small apartments based on availability.

Dates & Prices

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Meals As Described

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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Location

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Naruska has some of the deepest snow in Finland, and often is one of the coldest places in the country. The area is also known for its forests and Lumberjack traditions of the great Lumberjacks who worked under harsh conditions in the forest. You will stay in a lodge resembling that of Lumberjack housing.

Rovaniemi, the unofficial capital, is located right at the confluence of the rivers Kemijoki and Ounasjoki in the Arctic Circle. The picturesque town boasts a variety of wintery activities from ice-fishing, dog-sledging and Reindeer rides. If you’re lucky, you may even see the Northern Lights.

Start point?
You will be met at the Rovaniemi airport where you will be transported to your lodge in Naruska. Your transfer will meet all flights scheduled to land at 18:00 or earlier.

Finish point?
Your tour will end in Rovaniemi, where you will be transferred back to the Rovaniemi airport. You are free to book any flight departing after 12:00.

Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Rovaniemi Airport (RVN) is served by international flights and connections from Helsinki. You can get any flights that suit you, but please make sure that they meet the flight times mentioned above. If you wish to use any other airports, you will need to make your own way to the Base Camp Kenttälampi.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances such as erupting Icelandic volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Flights to/from Rovaniemi
  • Travel insurance that covers snowmobiling
  • Snacks, drinks and personal expenses
  • Additional activities in Rovaniemi
  • Tips for your guides (optional)

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 12.

Sure can! A lot of people do, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Much Better Adventures are very social in nature and we’ve seen lots of new friendships born out of them. Expect a mix of solo travelers and very small groups of 2 or 3, all with a shared appreciation of escaping the city for the great outdoors to try something new and meet new people.

This adventure is open to anyone, however, be prepared for some harsh conditions. There are high chances of wizards.

No, unfortunately, the Northern Lights are notoriously unpredictable so it is impossible to say that you will definitely see them. The chances are highly dependent on the weather and visibility, as you will need clear skies to view them properly.

However, this trip will definitely increase your chances as you will be staying in a remote location, away from light pollution and in a Finnish hotspot for Aurora spotting.

Absolutely! Just let us know at booking.

This adventure can be organised between January and March and each month offers something special when you visit:

  • January is usually shrouded in the darkness of the Polar Night and daylight is sparse. However, in this blue hour, there is prolonged dusk as well as thick snow cover on the trees, which can create an absolutely magical landscape.
  • February is when the sun has returned and the days are getting longer. By this time, there is still plenty of snow on the trees and the days are brighter.
  • In March, the days are much longer, sunnier and crisp-cold, making for beautiful snowmobiling conditions. Northern Light viewing is often the best at this time.

Temperatures in winter can vary from -30°C to -5°C, but while it is cold, this usually makes for the deepest powder snow in these months.

Should the weather conditions cause the trip to be too risky, the trip might be interrupted and the group will be returned to the accommodation.

Your guide suggests that you bring:

  • Mid-layers
  • Shell-layers: jacket, long shell pants
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Hat
  • Personal Medication

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Start point?
You will be met at the Rovaniemi airport where you will be transported to your lodge in Naruska. Your transfer will meet all flights scheduled to land at 18:00 or earlier.

Finish point?
Your tour will end in Rovaniemi, where you will be transferred back to the Rovaniemi airport. You are free to book any flight departing after 12:00.

Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Rovaniemi Airport (RVN) is served by international flights and connections from Helsinki. You can get any flights that suit you, but please make sure that they meet the flight times mentioned above. If you wish to use any other airports, you will need to make your own way to the Base Camp Kenttälampi.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances such as erupting Icelandic volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

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