Daily & Weekly Departures Winter

We are proud to introduce our guests to the arctic lifestyle, regardless of how short or long your stay is. Our aim is to give our guests “a piece of local ambiance” to carry in their memories. Our daily departures of Lapland lifestyle safaris and excursions give you a taste of the north, wether you are traveling with your family, friends or as a couple.

Highlights of your arctic journey

7 hrs. excursion by car and snowmobiles 
Daily departure at 10:00 

Reindeer, snowmobiles and Santa Claus – a dream come true for all Lapland visitors. 

Your day begins with visiting a reindeer farm by snowmobiles. At the farm, you will get to know the reindeer and their daily life, and of course experience a nice ride in a reindeer sleigh (500 m) before coffee-time (coffee / tea and Lappish cookies).

We gather for lunch after the reindeer farm experience, this is the perfect time for you to share experiences with your fellow travellers and your guide.

The tour continues to Santa Claus Village and of course you can go and meet Santa Claus in his chamber. Visiting Santa Claus’ Main Post Office is also a must and it is located right here, in Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle. You will find out that an amazing number of letters are coming in daily from all over the world. Before we leave the village, you will have time for own explorations and to do some shopping in the boutiques and souvenir shops.


- return transfers from your accommodation in Ounasvaara or Santa Claus Village and a pick-up point in city center Rovaniemi
- winter clothing  
- guided excursion according to program description and given information 


Self-liability waiver 19 € / driver.

Upgrade your experience: 
Private meeting with Santa Claus!  

Santa Claus is a very popular man and has many visitors in his chamber. In case you wish to have a privatized visit, with an Elf guide, we are happy to organize this. You will jump the queues and go straight in to Santa’s Chamber. As a memento of the visit you will have one A4 family photo with Santa Claus. Duration of the private meeting with Santa Claus is 20 minutes. 

What we say about this tour: 

“We believe in Santa Claus, don’t you? Non-believers will change their mind once they have met Santa Claus in his chamber at the Arctic Circle. Santa is a gentle man, a missionary of goodwill, who would not love him? Our guide will tell you how come Santa Claus has chosen Rovaniemi to be his Official Hometown and where his actual secret home is. And you can of course ask him as you meet him! 
This tour is suitable for absolutely everyone. This is excursion is full of highlights which will enchant children of all ages! There is enough time to chat with each other, Santa and your guide, so for sure you will have a fun day.” 


Pick-up times and places:

We kindly ask you to be at the reception of the below mentioned pick-up places:

Santa Claus Village                           60 min before start of tour      
* Pick-up places: Santa Claus Holiday village & Santa Claus Glass Igloos

Ounasvaara                                          45 min before start of tour      
* Pick-up places: Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi & Lapland Hotel Sky

City centre accommodations    30 min before start of the tour
* Pick-up place: Arctic Lifestyle Safarihouse, Pekankatu 3

Pick-up transfers & durations
All our safaris include pick-up service from Rovaniemi city center, Santa Claus Village and Ounasvaara.  From hotels and accommodations closer than 900 m to the safari house, the guests are asked to walk to our safari house. From the safari-house we shuttle to our snowmobile resort 10 min away or depart for the excursion.

The mentioned duration of the safari is the actual time of the excursion. The total duration is app. 60-90 minutes longer than the mentioned duration, as we transfer and equip you.

Practical information: 

All daily departures are available throughout the winter season, 1.12.2019 – 31.3.2020, or due to prevailing weather and snow conditions. Daily Departures are operated for min 2 persons paying the adult fare (2 persons / snowmobile). Private excursions are available for min 8 persons (adult fare 2 persons / snowmobile).

Snowmobile safaris
Our snowmobiles are locally produced, BRP Lynx Rave and Xtrim–models. We have selected this model, as they are extremely comfortable to drive and as they are gentle to the environment, they are practically smoke and smell free.

Children travel in a sledge pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. In case a child prefers to travel as a passenger of a snowmobile, he / she must be tall enough to reach the handles and treads and strong enough to hold on tight. When a child travels on the snowmobile and not in a sledge pulled by a snowmobile, adult price (2 person / snowmobile) applies.

The snowmobiles and you as the snowmobile driver or passenger are covered by our insurance. The self-liability on damage of snowmobiles is max. 1 000 € / snowmobile. With a self-liability waiver (19 €) you reduce the self-liability to max 299 € / snowmobile. Every safari starts with instructions on driving and safety.

You will always be kitted with proper winter gear: thermal overall, boots, woollen socks, balaclavas and gloves or mittens for our safaris and excursions. Your own jacket and shoes remain at the safari house during the tour.

Arctic Lifestyle reserves the right to change the price, program, inclusions and duration of each excursion, due to weather conditions and unexpected occurrences.