Winter Activities in Ranua

Spend an active winter holiday in Finnish Lapland. We offer all our visitors a possibility to enjoy active winter holidays in middle of the most beautiful nature of Finland. You can book a wide variety of guided tours and activities from us and also rent equipment for independent winter activities. 

Guided winter activities

In our selection you will find many guided activities, the majority of which are well suited for people of all ages and levels. The activity booking buttons take you to Johku’s online store, where the booking itself takes place. If you wish, you can also inquire and book activities by phone and email. It is also possible to book activities on site at the reception of our inn.

If you cannot find, what you are looking for in our selection of activities, you can also check the activity selection of our collaborator Ranua Zoo


Ranua is perfect place to witness the northern lights. You can often see them from our resort, but sometimes they are quite tricky. Local guide give you better chance to increase the probability with those amazing lights.

northern lights
Husky sledding in Finnish Lapland

Husky sledding safaris

Price: 80€ / person

Husky sledding is probably the most popular winter activity in Lapland and at Ranua, we offer sleigh rides of many types and length. 

Reindeer farm visit

Price: 42€ / person

Visit a real reindeer farm in Ranua. The excursion includes a tour inside the reindeer farm with reindeer feeding, a short presentation about life in a reindeer farm, short reindeer sleigh ride (about 300m) and a coffee/juice/tea break inside a Lappish hut.

This winter activity is available from the beginning of November until end of March. The minimum amount of participants is two people (maximum 25). In case of no snow, the sleigh ride is replaced with traditional lasso throwing.

Seasonal work in Finnish Lapland
Guided ice fishing tour with Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos

Guided ice fishing

Price: 75€ / person

A local instructor will guide anyone interested in ice fishing into the secrets of the sport and will show you the best fishing spots of lake Ranua. Lake Ranua is well-known for its catch security and all the possible fish catch can be prepared on-site for food. The trip can also include fire making and food at one of the local “laavus”, sledging, and a coffee/hot chocolate break at Arctic Fox Igloos.

The minimum amount of participants is two people. Price: starting from 75€ / person and the length of the excursion is about 1-2 hours.

Guide: Ilpo Lepppänen Lapland Adventure & Hunting

Northern lights safari with Finnish horse

From: 100€ /person / 2 hours

Set out on a mystical excursion with a Finnish horse into a dark forest where, weather permitting, you can see the stars of the sky and the warps of northern lights. By a campfire we enjoy coffee and warm juice. If you like, you can also fry a sausage.

Northern lights safari Ranua
Snow mobile sleigh ride in Ranua arranged by Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos

Snow mobile ride at lake Ranua

Price: 125€/ hour

Possible in our reception

Experience the thrill of speed snowmobiling on the ice of Lake Ranua . it’s a good way to enjoy the beautiful winter scenery of Ranua.

This safari can be arranged both day and night time. During clear nights it’s an ideal excursion for Northern lights search. 

Guided snowshoeing

Price: 75€ / 3 hours

Get to know to the surrounding nature in the most traditional way. Snowshoeing is a great way to take you to places that are otherwise impossible to reach during winter season. 

The length of the excursion is two to three  hours and the minimum amount of participants is four people.

Guide: Ilpo Lepppänen Lapland Adventure & Hunting

Guided snowshoeing safari in Ranua with Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos.
Photography trip to Riisitunturi in Posio by Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos

Photographing trip to Riisitunturi (Posio)

Price: 150€/person (minimum three participants)

A photography trip to beautiful fell Riisitunturi in Posio With Ilpo Lepppänen Lapland Adventure & Hunting. Trip takes about 6 hours.

The minimum amount of participants is three people. The rate includes excursion, transports, hot drinks, sausage cooking and couple of pictures from the trip. .

AuroraHut sleigh ride at lake Ranua

Price: 50€ / 1-2 people

Take a ride on the ice of lake Ranua with one of our AuroraHut igloos. The igloo can be taken for example to Arctic Fox Igloos or Arctic Wild Ice along with getting to know to the surroundings. 

Fully mobile AuroraHut glass igloo at lake Ranua in Finnish Lapland during winter
Winter time fatbike trip in Ranua

Guided fatbike trip

Price: from 75€ / 3 hours

Fatbiking is an easy way to make headway into Finland´s nature in order to explore further away destinations. The diverse scenery transitions quickly and nicely while biking. In the winter,
bikers may use well-treaded tracks made in the snow to bike along. With favorable conditions, tourists are able to take stunning scenic photographs as a keepsake of their trip.

Guide: Ilpo Lepppänen Lapland Adventure & Hunting

Independent winter activities

In addition to guided activities, Ranua, which is close to nature, also offers great opportunities for many winter activities in complete independence. On our blog page you will find a comprehensive text about what can you do in Ranua in winter. Below are also a few tips from us about activities that you can do independently in Ranua.

Cross-country skiing

Ranua is quite well known of its versatile cross-country ski tracks. The closest location for skiing is at lake Ranua, which is right next to the inn. The tracks maintained by the municipality run from all the way to Ranua Zoo and back. These tracks can be accessed from the center of the town, about one kilometer away from us. 

Cross country ski tracks in Ranua
Perch ice fishing at lake Ranua

Ice fishing

Lake Ranuanjärvi is known for its safe fishing spot. For example, it is possible to catch large pike, perch and whitefish from the lake. Ice fishing is fairly easy to start, as really good fishing spots can be reached even directly from the beach of our inn. There is no need to purchase fishing license either. You can rent the fishing equipment from our inn.

Snow mobiling

The snow mobile tracks of Ranua run right next to the beach of our inn. This means that if you want to rent a snowmobile while staying in Ranua, you can easily access all the routes directly from our location. 

Snowmobile safari in Ranua
Ranua Zoo polar bears

Ranua Zoo visit

Visiting the Ranua Wildlife Park is one of the highlights of most people’s holiday in Lapland. The visit is really easy to arrange independently as the zoo is only a five minutes drive away from us. You can also purchase tickets directly from us. 

Gym exercising in Ranua

Single entry: 8€

Located in the center of the village of Ranua, Ranzo Wellness Center is a high-quality gym where you can work out with Fitnord Diamond weight training equipment and free weights. It is possible to buy one-time gym visits from the reception of our inn.

Hyvinvointimaja Ranzo on Ranualla sijaitseva kuntosali
Northern lights photography in Lapland in winter

Northern lights photography in winter

Northern lights photography is one of the most popular winter activities in all of Lapland. On our blog page you will find a guide with 10 tips for photographing northern lights in winter.

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