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.
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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.
Husky sledding safaris
Price: 160€ / 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: 60€ / 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.
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.
Northern lights safari with Finnish horse
From: 160€ / 2 people / 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.
Snow mobile sleigh ride at lake Ranua
Price: 35€ / person
Experience the thrill of speed on the ice of Lake Ranua in snow mobile sleigh ride. A member of our staff will take you on a vigorous drive and 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.
Minimum amount of participants is two people.
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.
Photographing trip to Riisitunturi (Posio)
Price: 150€/person (minimum two participants)
A photography trip to beautiful fell Riisitunturi in Posio. This excursion is arranged and guided by professional photographer Jari Romppainen (@jarcce on Instagram).
The minimum amount of participants is two 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Northern lights photography in winter
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