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Snowmobiling in Finnish Lapland

  • Lapland, Finland

  • Bucket List Experience

Last updated: 21 March, 2024

Snowmobiling is the ultimate high-octane way to get out and experience the great outdoors. Speeding at up to 100km/h, they allow you to cover vast distances, even on the short tours.

Lapland, being a vast, unspoilt wilderness with spectacular scenery and miles and miles of empty trails º is perfect for it. No wonder, then, it’s recognised one of the best places in the world to snowmobile.

Tour options will range from ‘try it out’ experiences lasting several hours, to authentic adventures lasting several days or even a week that often also include experience of the traditional Sami way of life. Some tours are aimed specifically at seeing the Northern Lights

There are countless variations of times, locations and add-on experiences, but see our recommendations below of specific snowmobiling-inspired experiences and organised tours (provided by our partner Viator).

Who to go with: tour operators

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Sampo Icebreaker

  • Kemi, Lapland, Finland

  • Bucket List Experience

Sampo Icebreaker

Experience

A retired, 3,500 icebreaker that carries guests as it ploughs through the Bothnian icefields. Swimm off the back, and snowmobile home.

Adult price 280

Good for age: 6+

Duration: 3 hours

Sleep in an igloo, Finnish Lapland

  • Saariselka, Lapland, Finland

  • Bucket List Experience

an igloo in a field of snow in Lapland

Experience

The iconic igloo has been used by generations of Inuit for shelter, where air pockets in the ice insulate the inside up to 16°C degrees. Here’s your chance to sleep in one.

Adult price 60

Good for age: 13+

Duration: 1 night

Logistics

Price from: £30
Minimum age: 3
Age suitable: 6+
When: All year around
Duration: -

Getting there & doing it

All equipment, including vehicle, protective clothing, helmet and often subsistence is included in the tours. Snowmobiling can be tough on your lower arms and wrists. Make sure you have adequate gloved protection.

You must be age 18 or over to drive. Kids must be accompanied by an adult; if they are under 15, they can travel on the snowmobile if they are 140cm tall, or alternatively behind in a sled. There’s usually a minimum age of 3 year, though some operators provided child seats.

When to do it

Snowmobiling only takes place when there’s snow; depending on the conditions, this tends to be from early December to mid-April. Start times vary by trip and by operator.

Who to go with: organised tours

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Our selection of the best Viator tours of this attraction or activity

Snowmobile Safari through Lappish Forest from Rovaniemi

  • Rovaniemi

Snowmobile Safari through Lappish Forest from Rovaniemi

Viator

This adventure tour would be perfect for you if you’ve never tried Snowmobiling! Join this tour to get memorable experience and enjoy the amazing Lapland scenery.

Price €129

Min age 3

Rating 4.64 / 5 [182 ratings]

Tour supplied by:

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Snowmobile & Animals Day Tour

  • Rovaniemi

Snowmobile & Animals Day Tour

Viator

Snowmobile & Animals Day Tour Are you ready for a day of snowmobile, reindeer and huskies? First try the snowmobile as experts instruct you in the use of these exciting vehicles and take you for a ride to see the majestic reindeer, as well as the formidable husky.

Price €219

Min age 0

Rating 4.71 / 5 [96 ratings]

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Arctic Delight - Visit to Santa's Village and snowmobiling to reindeer farm

  • Rovaniemi

Arctic Delight - Visit to Santa's Village and snowmobiling to reindeer farm

Viator

Zoom through the Arctic Circle by reindeer sleigh and make unforgettable memories in the Santa Claus Village on this safari in Rovaniemi. Visit Finland’s famous Santa Claus Village with a guide and spend a little quality time in Santa’s company. After lunch, snowmobile into the Arctic wilderness to a reindeer farm and enjoy a traditional reindeer sleigh ride. This 6-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at selected Rovaniemi hotels.

Price €214

Min age 0

Rating 4.51 / 5 [83 ratings]

Tour supplied by:

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Snowmobiling Quick Spin - 2 h snowmobile experience in Rovaniemi

  • Rovaniemi

Snowmobiling Quick Spin - 2 h snowmobile experience in Rovaniemi

Viator

Enjoy high-octane thrills in Lapland’s snowy wilderness on this 2-hour snowmobile safari from Rovaniemi. Wrapped up warm against the Arctic cold, travel along snowy trails through the Finnish countryside with a guide. Admire sweeping views over snow-capped forests, and frozen lakes, and stop along the way for a warming drink in the wilderness. This 2-hour snowmobile safari includes pickup and drop-off at your Rovaniemi hotel.

Price €107

Min age 0

Rating 4.37 / 5 [69 ratings]

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Lappish Lunch Break -Snowmobiling, ice fishing and tasty food

  • Rovaniemi

Lappish Lunch Break -Snowmobiling, ice fishing and tasty food

Viator

Enjoy outdoor adventure in the Lapland wilderness on this 5-hour snowmobiling and ice fishing adventure from Rovaniemi. Travel into the heart of the Lappish countryside with a guide and climb into your warm winter clothing. Then, transfer to snowmobile for the onward journey across the snowy pastures to your ice fishing spot. Drop your lie into the lake and fish for the catch of the day as a guide prepares lunch, and admire panoramic views over the pretty scenery. This tour includes winter clothing and round-trip travel from Rovaniemi.

Price €168

Min age 0

Rating 4.82 / 5 [47 ratings]

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Destination guides

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Finnish Lapland

  • Finnish Lapland, Finland

Finnish Lapland

Destination guide

An unspoilt wilderness and outdoor adventure paradise. Summer and winter bucket list experiences galore – husky dog sledding, igloos and the Northern Lights – plus the real home of Santa.

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