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Arctic experiences in Rovaniemi & Pyhä – Luosto

Cross the border of Arctic Circle under the midnight sun and have an extraordinary summer experience in the Finnish Lapland. Experience the abundance of Finnish forests’ green gold and try the local flavors while getting to know Everyman’s rights. Have a talk with Santa Claus and see what he is up to during the summer season. Have a traditional sauna experience and fill your lungs with fresh air while enjoying the scenery of the fells and forests on foot, by canoe, even by a fat bike. Return with unique memories and relaxed feeling knowing that while enjoying your holiday, you also contributed to the local community and cared for the nature thanks to making sustainable choices – thank you for that! 

Day 1 & 2

Welcome to Finland!

After you have arrived in Finland, train is the greenest choice for travel to Lapland. You can take for example a night train from Helsinki or Turku to Rovaniemi. In Lapland you can travel around either by coach or by car. Our road trip suggestion is based on traveling by local buses in Rovaniemi and rent-a-car around Lapland. Rent a hybrid-car or an e-car!

Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland is relatively small town with short distances - easy to get around with local buses.

Visit - familiarize yourself with the Lappish culture and specialities
Arktikum Science Centre, a science center and museum that lets you experience northern nature, culture, and history up close
Korundi House of Culture,  one of the most significant cultural destinations in Rovaniemi. The Rovaniemi Art Museum and Lapland Chamber Orchestra also operate in this wonderfully modernized and historical building
Science Center Pilke, see the forests like you have never seen them before
Santa Claus Village, visit Santa Claus - the Ambassador of Goodwill and cross the Arctic Circle every day of the year!

Do - experiences to remember
Husky and nature tour with  Husky and Yoga Nature Lapland -  Boat trip with Happy Fox - Immortilize your visit on a midnight sun photography tour with Beyond Arctic Adventures - Privat sauna by the river at Arctic Adventure Wolf Trail - Lappish evening in the Wilderness with Wild Nordic

Eat - pure ingredients from nature to your plate
Gustav Kitchen and Bar, food prepared with simple but high quality ingredients
Rakas Restaurant charms with its unique ambiance and menu of meals made from local ingredients prepared with a modern twist

Sleep - exciting accommodation outside the city centre and in town
Arctic TreeHouse Hotel - Ollero Eco Lodge - Arctic Snow Hotel - Santa Claus Holiday Village - District Rovaniemi - Hostel Café Koti 

Day 3 & 4

Welcome to Pyhä-Luosto! 

Continue your trip north. If driving a car, in Lapland, please remember to pay attention to reindeer on the roads. Also, check where you can charge your e-car (where to charge)

After some 130 km drive from Rovaniemi you will arrive in Luosto, which is a small, idyllic and authentic fell resort in the heart of Lapland. 20 minutes drive from Luosto is Pyhä resort. Pyhä-Luosto resorts want to offer the possibility to enjoy the space, silence and nature. The heart of these two resorts are the small villages, where all quality services are in walking distance. Untouched nature is just few steps away from your door. This is the place to be if you enjoy nature and adventure, whether that is fun sports activities or relaxing time for yourself

Recommended accommodation in Pyhä-Luosto
Sunday Morning Resort - Pyhä Igloos - Lucky Ranch 

Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, on top of Lampivaara hill n the immediate vicinity of the Luosto recreation centre, in the middle of Lapland's beautiful landscape - Get an insight to Sámi culture and traditional reindeer herding on a guided farm visit at Jaakkola Reindeer Farm  

Nature adventures in Pyhä-Luosto
Midnight sun canoeing or Fishing tour with Kairankutsu
Guided hiking tour to Pyhä-Luosto National Park with Lucky Ranch
Fat-biking with electric assisted bike arranged by Bliss Adventure

Restaurant Huttuhippu (local ingredients, e.g. reindeer from local farms, berries from nearby forests)
Café Loimu
Restaurant Aihki (local, organic, wild ingredients)  
Restaurant Red Fox, reindeer burgers, pizzas and tortillas etc

Feel free to continue the road trip in Lapland north, south, east or west enjoying Europe's last great wilderness, the World's cleanest air, water and arctic nature as far as the eye can see!


Rovaniemi-Luosto 130 km
Pyhätunturi-Rovaniemi 140 km

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Pyhätunturi, Pelkosenniemi

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  • Comfortable outdoor clothing
  • Swimsuit for sauna

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