Pick-up and drop-off for accommodations outside of city center
Professional winter overalls and boots
Skiing equipment - poles and backcountry skis
Hot drinks and snacks around the fire
Tax and fees
Please note: cold weather clothing is provided, but please dress appropriately. Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions. This experience may require a certain amount of endurance. This safari will operate in any weather conditions. Even though the Northern Lights prediction is low, you will still enjoy a great skiing experience into the wilderness.
Backcountry skiing, or off-piste skiing, is a great way to explore remote areas of Lapland covered in deep snow. Unlike alpine skiing and cross-country skiing, which are practiced on groomed trails, backcountry skiing allows you a more adventurous trip through hilly terrains, forests and lakes. As the skis are equipped with skin, they allow you to go uphill and downhill without excessive speed. Like snowshoeing, it does not require much practice to get used to the gears and to the techniques to slide on deep snow. This makes it very comfortable and easy to use, even for beginners!
There is no better way to explore untouched parts of the Arctic nature than backcountry skiing! As your professional guide will take you away from Rovaniemi, straight into the Taiga forest, you will get the chance to explore some of the breathtaking scenery of Lapland. You will use backcountry skis and leave your track in the deep snow where no one has been before you!
Your guide will choose a location that best fits the level and the needs of the group. They will also provide you with safety instructions and teach you some basic techniques on how to use the skis on fresh snow. Refreshments and a typical Finnish barbecue snack will be provided halfway, as your guide will lite a fire to keep you warm. This is a great moment for you to enjoy the splendid viewpoints and learn more about Arctic nature and Lapland in general!
This ski tour lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes, which includes the transportation from/to Rovaniemi, the barbecue snack around the fire and, of course, the skiing time in the nature (around 1 hour - 1 hour 30 minutes depending on your level).
In all our excursions, our groups are limited to 8 people maximum. It is very important for us to provide you with the best experience possible, and avoid mass tourism. This way, your guide will know you better and will be able to address all your needs and answer your questions. As we usually say - the smaller the group, the bigger the experience!