Backcountry Skiing Adventure, Rovaniemi, Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort, Wild Nordic Finland @wildnordicfinlandBackcountry Skiing Adventure, Rovaniemi, Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort, Wild Nordic Finland @wildnordicfinland
Activities for Everyone

Backcountry Skiing Adventure

Price from

115 €

Photo: Wild Nordic Finland

Price from

115 €

Available:  Winter
Duration:  3 hours
Destination:  Rovaniemi
Activities, Nature and special experiences

You might reckon skiing as a serious sport, but it’s also an age-old way of transportation in the Arctic regions.

This tour is highly recommended if you are an enthusiast photographer. Guided by a professional photography guide sharing his knowledge in landscape and nature photography, you’ll get photos you desire.
Before binding your skis, you’ll first be taken away from the known tourist locations by car, in order to experience the real serenity and beauty of the Arctic forests. Former skiing-experience is not needed, as your guide will provide you the equipment and teach you the necessary basic skills.
After some while of skiing and capturing the best scenery, we stop at a wooden shelter where you’ll get to grill sausages over an open fire.

Please note: We highly recommend that you bring your own DSLR camera to enhance your photography experience as we cannot guarantee the quality of photos taken with compact or phone cameras.

Transfer from the Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort and Apukka Resort available from 1.12.2022 onwards with an extra fee (25 € per person), Rovaniemi city center and Santa Claus Village pick-up included in the rate. Time and place for the meeting will be confirmed upon the reservation. 

Additional information for individual travellers

Find our full terms and conditions including cancellation policy here.

All tours listed are for a minimum of 2 persons paying a full (adult) price, unless mentioned otherwise.


  • The prices include all described activities, services and equipment.
  • Some of the products include in winter season a thermal overall, boots, gloves and woolen socks, in snowmobile safaris also helmet and balaclava. This is mentioned in product info.
  • Please note:  in winter time you always need to have winter outfit for all programs.


  • Guidance is in English, other languages are available on request basis with a possible supplement of 39 € per hour through Monday to Saturday and 55 € per hour on Sundays or bank holidays.


  • The driver of a snowmobile has to be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driving license – A1, T, A or B category (please check that it is valid in Finland). For all snowmobile tours we ask you to take your driving license with you. Also a copy or photo is suitable.
  • Please note that it is strictly prohibited to drive a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • The starting point for the safari is stated in the booking confirmation.
  • The snowmobile driver is held liable for any damages caused to the snowmobile. The driver is held liable for a flat rate of 900 € per person in case of an accident. For our shorter snowmobile tours it is possible for the driver to purchase an insurance from Wild Nordic for 15 € per person (subject to change as advised by Wild Nordic), which reduces the maximum liability to 150 € per person.


  • Northern lights are a natural occurrence and we are unable to guarantee activity, vibrancy or the colour on the evening of the tour.
  • Northern lights flight: you need to bring with you your passport and voucher to present, if requested, to your guide.


  • For hiking based activities a reasonable level of fitness is recommended.


  • All safaris start and end at Wild Nordic Safari Center office (Joulupukintie 1) located next to Santa Claus Village. The starting point for the safari is stated in the booking confirmation.
  • Most of the tours include a transfer from the main accommodations in the central area of Rovaniemi. Customers shall wait for their pick-up at the given meeting time and point notified by Wild Nordic. All the pick-up times are subject to a 15-minute difference depending on the other participants joining the tours.
  • For the tours ending at the Wild Nordic Safari Center, located next to the Santa Claus Village, you can always skip the return transfer if you wish to visit Santa Claus.


  • All safaris start and end at in the centre of Levi at the address Myllyjoentie 2. The starting point for the safari is stated in the booking confirmation.


If you have additional questions, please check our FAQ page – it gives a quick overview about the questions we are asked most frequently. If you can’t find your answer there, feel free to contact us!

The operator reserves the right to make alterations to the programs, price, duration or form of transportation without prior warning. This is also applied to changes in programs due to weather conditions.


Guaranteed departures

1.12 to 18.4 at 09:00 daily

Please note, starting time might be subject to change, we will confirm the time to you by e-mail


Adults: 115 € per person

Children (10 – 14 years): 115 € per person

Minimum of 2 persons paying a full price

Cancellation fee category: B


  • Tour includes a pick-up/drop-off transfer from Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus in the city center, Santa Claus Village and Arctic Treehouse Hotel.
  • Extra fee for transfer from Apukka Resort and the Arctic Circle Wilderness Resort.
  • Special cross-country skis, poles and use of thermal clothing during the safari
  • A campfire, warm drinks and grilled sausages
  • Stories and interesting facts of the Arctic area, professional guidance with your DSLR camera and a basic lesson on using the cross-country skis
  • Guidance is in English, other languages on request

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