This full-day trip will offer you a great insight of local wildlife, as you will visit two locations : one of the most authentic reindeer farms in Rovaniemi and the famous Wildlife Park in Ranua. The two combined will give you a perfect opportunity to see and learn about the arctic animals.
Your guide will first drive you in a very small group (never more than 8 people) to one of the most traditional reindeer farms in Lapland. Those family herders are based just outside of Rovaniemi on the lovely shores of a peaceful lake. From our perspective, they provide the best experience possible when it comes to both knowledge and service.
As you will be taken in the surroundings, you will learn about the reindeer from the herders. They will show you around the traditional farm and, because it is the first visit of the day, you will be given a chance to feed them their favourite food, lichen, which to reindeer is like chocolate! The visit will end with a very friendly time around the fire in the company of a herder who will answer all your questions and share their passion with you.
After this great time with the reindeer, your guide will drive you through Lapland nature to Ranua Wildlife Park, where you will enjoy a nice buffet lunch at the restaurant before exploring the park.
At the park you can follow the 2,5 km wooden board walks through the forest where you get to see all the arctic animals in one place. This is a rare opportunity to meet the local animals that reside in Lapland and in other parts of the Arctic. As you walk around the park, your guide will share with you their knowledge of the animals and other aspects of life in Lapland.
The animals you can spot in the Ranua Wildlife Park include the polar bears, brown bears (not in Winter though, as they are hibernating), predatory birds, owls, wild boars, musk oxen, otters, arctic foxes, wolves, wild reindeer, wolverines, moose...
At the end of the tour, you will return to Rovaniemi with a great insight of arctic wildlife, and the memory full of lovely animals !
NOTE : Would you like to live a complete wildlife experience? Check our Arctic Animal Immersion safari (link here) which combines this Reindeer & Ranua trip with a bear-watching overnight next to the Russian border!
If your accommodation is in Rovaniemi city center, we kindly ask you to walk to our office. Read below why.
We have been awarded the Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) batch for sustainable tourism operations in Finnish Lapland. Sustainable business operations are of utmost importance to us. We have therefore decided to no longer do city pickups. If you are staying in the city center, we would kindly ask you to come to our office (our address: Kansankatu 14, 96300 Rovaniemi) and start the tour from there.
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