Enjoy a full-day trip to meet the Arctic animals on the Rovaniemi Reindeer experience and safari at Ranua Wildlife Park.
The Rovaniemi Reindeer experience and safari at Ranua Wildlife Park 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.
The tour is seasonal – from April to November. We require at least 2 participants. Our groups are limited to 8 travelers maximum. Minimum age of passengers is 4. In addition to the lunch provided, we recommend the participants to take extra snacks and drinks to get an additional source of energy. And don’t forget your camera!
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 Rovaniemi Reindeer experience and safari at Ranua Wildlife Park, you will return to Rovaniemi with a great insight of Arctic wildlife, and the memory full of lovely animals!