Summer Activities

AuroraHut Glass Igloo and a rowboat at lake Ranua in Finnish Lapland

Summer Activities in Ranua

Spend an active summer in Ranua.

Spend an active holiday in middle of the most beautiful nature of Finnish Lapland. When staying with us, you can book a wide variety of guided summer and autumn activities, as well as spend time doing plenty of independent activities. We also have an equipment rental option available for fishing gear and SUP boards.

List of activities

Guided summer activities

Vaaran Porotila visit during summer season. One of Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos' summer activities.

Reindeer farm visit in summer

Price: starting from 30€/person

Visit to Vaara reindeer farm includes a feeding tour inside the farm and a short presentation about life in a reindeer farm. At the end of the excursion, you can enjoy warm drinks at a Lappish hut.

Children under the age of 4 can visit the farm for free. Price for adults 30€ plus 20€ for the back and forth transport. Minimum amount of participants: 2 and maximum: 25.

Bear photography trip in Kuusamo

Price: starting from 365€/person (minimum 4 participants)

Get to know to the stunning nature of Kuusamo and book a photography trip for bears that come to feed from Russia. The price includes guidance, transportation, a snack (bread and juice) and sausage cooking. The duration of the journey is about 7-10 hours. Minimum amount of participants is 4 people. and 25 is the maximum.

Bear photography trip in Kuusamo arranged by Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos
Visit to petting zoo Arkadia in Maksniemi. One of Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos summer activities.

Petting Zoo Arkadia visit

Price: starting from 90€/person (minimum 4 people)

A visit to Petting Zoo Arkadia includes reindeer farm feeding round and story telling about reindeers, a visit to the petting zoo and a coffee break.

The minimum amount of visitors is 4 people and prices are 90€ per person. This includes transport and the visit to the petting zoo. Duration of the trip is 5-6 hours.

Hiking trip to Auttiköngäs, Korouoma or Riisitunturi

Price: from 120€/person (minimum 4 people)

Enjoy the stunning nature of Lapland with a skillful hiking guide. The duration of the trip is about 4-5 hours and the price includes transportation and the hike. 

Hiking trip in Riisitunturi, Posio arranged by Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos
SUP boarding at lake Ranua during summer 2020

Guided SUP boarding at lake Ranua

Price: starting from 55€/hour

Discover the secrets of the summer’s favorite sport in Lake Ranua. Guided SUP boarding offers a great opportunity for exercise and exploring the beautiful summer landscapes.

In addition to guided tours, we also offer the possibility to rent SUP boards, for 10 € / hour or 40 € / day.

Independent activities

Activities at the courtyard

The courtyard of Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos offers excellent possibilities for independent activities.

In the summer, we have the opportunity to play e.g. a variety of traditional yard games, such as Mölkky, darts, badminton, volleyball and basketball.

In addition, our inn has its own private beach, as well as a lakeside sauna, which is heated at the request of our guests. The hut with a fireplace in the yard is also free for our customers to use.

Equipment rental option is also now available.

Summer activities at Ranua
Ranua Wildlife Park visit during summer.

Ranua Zoo summer visit

Along with the accommodation, you can also purchase Ranua Zoo entrance tickets from our reception and soon also from our own online store. 

This makes it easy to get your access to the famous wildlife park, without the need for queuing. 

At the zoo you can get acquainted with the summer life of wolves, lynxes, polar bears and bears, among others.

Berry picking

Ranua has become known not only for its beautiful nature and zoo, but also for its world-class berry places.

Everyman’s right allows berries to be picked around the locality and good places for this are also available right next to the village.

Ranua marshes and blueberry forests are often easily accessible and even good catches can be achieved with very little effort.

Hillanpoiminta on yksi yleisimmistä harrastuksista Ranualla
Harjuksen perhokalastusta Simojoella kesällä 2017

Versatile fishing opportunities

Just outside the village of Ranua you will find many, fish-rich lakes and rivers, which are excellent places for fishing enthusiasts to try their luck with a lure or  byfly fishing, for example.

Of our water bodies, Simojoki and Simojärvi offer a very diverse destination for catching many species, and even Ranuanjärvi, located next to our inn, has become quite well-known, especially as a place to catch large pike and perch.



Got special requests or a bigger group planning to visit us? Send us your message or request and we’d be happy to help you out.