Self-Guided Trip to Arctic Circle Hiking Area

Experience the Arctic Nature just outside Rovaniemi

Self-Guided Trip to Arctic Circle Hiking Area


Enjoy the wilderness, rapids, and magnificent landscape of Arctic nature only 20-minute drive away from Rovaniemi City.

Start your self-guided excursion from the Rovaniemi city center, Santa Claus Village, or Apukka Resort, and experience the diverse nature trails in the Arctic Circle Hiking Area by choosing from several well-marked walking routes.

Arctic Circle Hiking Area Routes:

  • Könkäänsaari Accessible Nature Trail (1.5 km) has easy access to the riverside and forest wilderness for all. The route is ideal for families with children and physically challenged persons. 
  • Vianaapa Mire Trail (9km) Equipped with duckboards and passes through untouched aapa mire. 
  • Kivalonaapa Meadow Culture Trail (about 7 km) gives a fascinating peek into the haymaking tradition of Southern Lapland.

Enjoy the wilderness and learn about local nature and culture. The trails feature colorfully illustrated information boards that introduce the area. There are several pleasant rest spots and campfire sites along the route for eating snacks and taking a break.

Transfers to Arctic Circle Hiking Area
6.9.-12.11.2023 (preliminary)

Bus stop ▶Rovaniemi
City Center
Santa Claus
Apukka ResortArctic Circle
Hiking Area

Transfers from Arctic Circle Hiking Area
6.9.-12.11.2023 (preliminary)

Bus stop ▶Arctic Circle
Hiking Area
Apukka ResortSanta Claus
City Center
At 13.2013.4513.5514.05

The Apukka Shuttle Bus departs from Rovaniemi city center at 9:30 and from Apukka Resort at 10:00. The return transfer from the Arctic Circle Hiking Area leaves at 13:20. It drives via Apukka Resort to Santa Claus Village and Rovaniemi City. 

You also have the opportunity to experience Apukka Resort and take either of the later busses from Apukka Resort to the city center. At Apukka Resort, you can meet our reindeer and horses, rent an electric fatbike or enjoy delicious lunch (served daily at 12.00–15.00), or dinner at Restaurant Aitta.


Round-trip TicketFrom Rovaniemi City
& Santa Claus Cillage
From Apukka Resort
Adult16 €10 €
Child (4-14 yo)8 €5 €
Infant (0-3 yo)0 €0 €

Bus stops: 

Apukka Resort: Apukka Resort’s bus stop by the main yard, Tutkijantie 28, Rovaniemi.

Santa Claus Village: Santa Claus Village’s bus stop by the main road (road E75). 

Rovaniemi city: Apukka’s own bus stop, close to Apukka Rovaniemi City Apartments, Korkalonkatu 36, Rovaniemi.

About Apukka Resort & Apukka Adventures Rovaniemi

Apukka Resort Rovaniemi is a unique resort hotel in Finnish Lapland, located on the edge of Rovaniemi city and the vast wilderness. As our service scale ranges beyond a regular hotel, we offer various accommodation types, thrilling outdoor activities, and delicious food in our authentic Restaurant Aitta. Our doors are open to everyone, whether you’re staying overnight with us in Apukka Resort, Santa Claus Village, or Rovaniemi city center.

We welcome you as a dear friend.
And nature fulfills the rest. 




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