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5 Must-try Activities During November in Rovaniemi

Did you know that Apukka Resort is the home of November activities in Lapland? Let's take a closer look at the many things you can do here during that unique time when autumn passes the seasonal baton to winter in November.

November Has Something for Everyone

November and early winter is a unique time in Lapland and Rovaniemi – a time of transformation, when the wintry cloak begins to descend upon the waiting landscape. It’s also the time when we, at Apukka Resort, start unveiling our winter-based activities. This is made possible because, regardless of the amount of natural snowfall, we have enough stored snow from the previous season to give you a head start on winter activities.

Shall we take a closer look at what we have in store for your November getaway? Get ready; this is going to be a fun adventure!

1. Chase the Auroras in Unique Ways in November

A common misconception is that the thermometer must be freezing and resemble an icicle before the elusive Northern Lights make an appearance. In reality, the Aurora season begins in autumn, making November an excellent time to spot them. And who said you have to chase the Auroras on foot? We offer a variety of great options for you to choose from, including horse-drawn or reindeer-drawn sleighs, as well as more modern vehicles.

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Snowtrain to Northern Lights Camp

Ever heard of a Snowtrain? It's our snowmobile-drawn, heated carriage that transports you into the wilderness, far from light pollution. If there’s a more comfortable way to travel in the wild, we certainly don't know of it!

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2. Meet the Legendary Lappish Reindeer

Visitors to Lapland all share a common desire – to catch a glimpse of the famous reindeer, and it’s easy to see why. These great creatures are not only charming and gentle but also vital to the rich tapestry of traditional Lappish culture. To celebrate them and their herders, we offer an array of immersive activities that light up the spirits of both young and old, much like Rudolph’s glowing red nose illuminates the night sky.

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Reindeer Ride to Santa through the Magic Forest

While Santa is renowned for his travels with reindeer, you can now journey to him in a sleigh drawn by these legendary animals. Hop aboard and venture through a magical forest, guided by Apukka’s very own helpful elves.

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3. Get an Early Start to Dog Sledding Season

If you’re eager to be one of the first to experience husky sledding this season, we have fantastic news: Apukka offers you this exciting opportunity in November! Witnessing a team of huskies working seamlessly together is a mesmerizing spectacle. During these tours, you can gain insights into the lives of these remarkable sled dogs, capture memorable pictures with them, and engage in delightful conversations with their dedicated trainers.

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Early Winter Husky Sled Ride 3 km

Our longest early winter husky tour covers 3 km (1.8 miles) and takes you on an exciting journey across the fields and forests of Lappish wilderness. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to see these lovable Arctic animals in action!

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4. Snowmobiling in November

We hear it all the time: “I wish winter were here so I could go snowmobiling.” Fret no more because we have snowy trails and snowmobiles for both seasoned pros and beginners alike to enjoy. We haven’t forgotten the little ones either – all our snowmobile tours are family-friendly, and one of the tours even includes mini snowmobiles for children to drive safely around. So, start your engines, and let’s have fun!

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Early Winter Snowmobile Safari 2 Hours

Put on your helmet and hop onto a snowmobile; your adventure into the wild is about to begin! Enjoy the serene ride while taking in the stunning scenery. Depending on prevailing conditions, your trip will cover approximately 10 to 20 kilometers (6 to 12 miles).

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5. Enjoy Nature on a Horse-drawn Sleigh

Over a century ago, a thriving tavern known for its magnificent horses occupied the land where Apukka Resort now stands. Those were the days of the Lappish gold rush, and adventurers of all kinds frequented this place. Apukka has reintroduced horses to this landscape, allowing today’s adventurers to experience pristine woodlands and breathe the world’s cleanest air. Have you heard the call of adventure?

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Horse Sleigh Ride in the Arctic

The Finnhorse is deeply cherished in Finland, regarded as a national treasure. Sleigh rides pulled by these majestic horses provide a serene way to savor the Arctic nature. Step aboard and journey back in time to explore Lapland's rich history!

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Ready to Welcome the Winter with Us?

There we have it, five must-try activities for the early winter season, as promised! Whether you're an outdoorsy person, a thrill-seeker, or someone who prefers quiet and serene activities, you'll discover the best ways to enjoy Lapland in November at Apukka Resort. And remember, in addition to individual tours, we also offer holiday packages that combine your favorite activities with unique accommodations. Take a look below for the best deals!