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Early Winter Horse Tours in Lapland

Ride on a horseback or take part in a sleigh ride

Our Horse Tours in Rovaniemi

( 11 November – 28 November )

Explore the Lappish wilderness on horseback or a horse-drawn sleigh. Seek the Northern Lights or relish the peaceful natural surroundings. Whether you have experience with horses or not, we have the perfect tour for you.

Horseback adventures or charming horse sleigh rides?

More than a century ago, where Apukka Resort now stands, a renowned tavern thrived, celebrated for its horses. Today, you can immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the region by embarking on one of our early winter horse tours. Whether on horseback or in a sleigh, you can experience the echoes of history as you ride through Lapland’s pristine landscape.

Witness the mesmerizing Arctic night sky from a cozy sleigh, cocooned in warm blankets. Or perhaps you wish to venture into the wilderness on horseback? We offer separate tours for both beginners and experienced riders. This way, those who desire a faster pace and newcomers to horseback riding alike can find the perfect option for their journey.

Our horse tours start at Apukka Resort, Tutkijantie 28, 96900 Rovaniemi. Transfers to and from Rovaniemi city center and Santa Claus Village are included. These tours explore exclusive trails and terrains.

Why choose an early winter horse tour?

#1
Guaranteed snow-covered trails

Early winter can be uncertain when it comes to snowfall. To guarantee snow-covered paths, we utilize stored snow.

#2
Serenity that soothes your spirits

Discover the serene Lappish forests surrounding Apukka Resort, your peaceful escape from city life’s busyness.

#3
Options for different skill levels

Whether you have much, little, or no previous experience with horses, we have a tour that suits your skill level.

November Horse Tours FAQ

Will I be driving the horse sleigh myself?

No, all our horse sleighs are operated by professional guides. Each large sleigh can accommodate approximately six to eight people. Our guide will assign guests to specific sleighs to ensure proper weight distribution.

What is the difference between your two sleigh tours?

The “Horse Sleigh Ride under the Night Sky”, as the name suggests, takes place at night and is longer than “Horse Sleigh Ride in the Arctic”, as we take breaks and go to clearings to watch the night sky.

I’m a total novice – can I still ride a horse?

Of course! We offer separate tours for beginners and experienced riders. Our beginner tours are at a serene pace, while the experienced riders enjoy a faster ride. You don’t need any previous experience for the beginner’s tour.

Is there a weight limit for horseback riding?

Yes, there is a weight limit of 95 kilograms.

What rules should I follow while horseback riding?

You must always follow the guide’s instructions and stay on the designated path, as the terrain beyond it can be challenging. This is why everyone must wear helmets! These rules are in place to ensure the safety of both the rider and the horse.

Do you provide transfers from the city center / Santa’s Village?

Yes, the price of the activity includes transfers with our shuttle bus.

Rovaniemi city center bus stop: Korkalonkatu 36, Rovaniemi, close to Apukka Rovaniemi City Apartments.

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


More info about Apukka Resort

At Apukka Resort, we offer the perfect gateway to experience the best of Lapland. Whether you choose to stay in one of our glass cabins or other unique accommodations, you’ll have a front-row seat to the breathtaking Lappish wilderness. Beyond horse tours, you can treat your taste buds to authentic Lapland cuisine, relax in traditional Finnish saunas, and embark on various other nature-based adventures. Conveniently situated just a short drive away from Rovaniemi city center and Santa Claus Village, Apukka Resort is a must-visit place for anyone exploring the capital of Lapland.


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