Optional Activities help you get the real taste of Lapland and make your trip fun and memorable! You can add the activities online in the booking system, as well as register on the spot. For some activities the number of places is limited, so we can only guarantee allotment for those who book the activities in advance.
Please note that Optional Activity are for extra cost. The payment is done on the spot, directly to the local organizers. You can pay in cash or by bank card. For some activities Scanbalt can ask small pre-payment in order to confirm your participation.
Activity takes place with minimum 10 participants. It is possible to cancel Optional Activities up to 14 days prior to departure. If you have booked the activity and decide not to participate when already in Lapland, you must still pay for your place, or find someone from the group who will do the activity instead of you.
Optional Activities in Korvala:
- Husky safari - 70 eur
- Husky sled ride + Kennel visit - 45 Eur
- Reindeer safari (long) - 65 Eur
- Snowmobile safari - 70 Eur
- Winter clothing: snow suits - 10 eur; winter boots - 10 Eur (price for whole stay in Korvala)
- Set of sheets and towel - 10 Eur (price for whole stay in Korvala)
If you have specific food preferences or restrictions, please let us know before the tour, so we can inform the local host - firstname.lastname@example.org!
Here is more info about the optional activities
On these safaris you will learn how to drive a snowmobile in the Arctic wilderness. After initial instruction, participants travel in pairs through the forest, each taking turns to drive the snowmobile. The route can be challenging and the speed will vary according to the conditions. The time spent driving the snowmobile is approximately 1 hour in total and that time does not include breaks. The distance driven in that time depends on the weather conditions and the skills of the participants, and may be altered for safety reasons, or due to poor weather conditions.
Duration: approximately 1½ hours in total including instruction, 2 persons/snowmobile.
On these safaris you will see how much fun dog sledding is, either whilst riding in or driving a dog sled. We start by teaching the necessary driving skills and then set off with our huskies through the forest and over hills. The time spent on the trail is about half an hour and does not include breaks. Participants usually travel in pairs, each taking turns to drive and ride in the sled. The route can be challenging and the speed may vary according to weather conditions and the time of day, so the distance driven depends on these and the skills of the participants, and may be altered for safety reasons or due to poor weather conditions.
Duration: approximately 1 hour in total, including instruction.
On these safaris we ride in a sleigh pulled by the reindeer to our reindeer herding corral, where Poro-Hannu, a local reindeer herder, shows and explains how these beautiful animals of the north are cared for throughout the year. We make tea and coffee on a campfire and have time to chat with Poro-Hannu about his work. Distance covered approx. 4km, duration approx. 1-1½ hours.
Husky sled ride + Kennel visit
This activity includes a ride in a sled pulled by enthusiastic Siberian huskies driven by the guide, and a kennel tour where we learn about how these dogs live and work. This visit gives you a chance to hear about how a dog team works and is for people who want to learn more about the dogs, the history of the breed and the dog sledding sport.
Duration: approx 45 min in total, including a 2 km sled ride (ca 10 min) and a kennel visit.
Reindeer sled ride (included)
We learn about how these arctic animals live and work, by going for a sled ride, two or three at a time, while Poro-Hannu, the reindeer herder, guides us on our way.
Duration: approximately 1½ hours in total for the group.
Actvitites booked and paid on the spot at Pyhä
Try Ice Climbing in Pyhä (possiblity to do the actvity will be check on DAY 2)
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a safe and true ice climbing experience, conveniently. Whack your axes in the ice and climb up! Safe also for the beginners, exciting and rewarding for everyone. Bliss Adventure guides in Pyhä, Lapland, will instruct you the ice climbing technique. Then it's your turn to show some adventurous spirit and determination. Grab your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a safe and true ice climbing experience, conveniently. Meet your ice climbing guide at Hotel Pyhätunturi's reception, get equipped, hike 10 minutes in the wilderness and get the ice climbing going at Tajukangas Ice Fall in Pyhä! By the Tajukangas ice climbing shrine you will enjoy not only climbing in beautiful environment but also a bonfire and some hot berry beverages keeping you warm during the little breaks. All the climbers will get two proper climbs up the ice wall reaching above 20 meters. The higher you climb the better the views get! Suitable for anyone somewhat moderately fit. If you can enjoy a brisk walk you can enjoy ice climbing, too.
Price: 82 eur/pax
Fat bike rent
Fatbike has become popular during the last couple of years for a handful of good reasons. First of all, fatbike makes arguably the best allrounder-bicycle ever. It serves the rider loyally all year through, may it be about sandy or rocky summer trails or snowy winter tracks. Due to it’s chubby appearance one could assume it is heavy to pedal and clumsy to handle but the truth is the other way around. This fat buddy is agile and runs effortlessly on its wide tyres, that offer a lot of grip also on snow. Fatbikes come with a good variety of frame sizes, so anyone and everyone between height of 145 cm to 210 cm can expect to find a suitable ride. We use high quality cycling helmets for safety. A simple woolen hat is recommended underneath it for warmth. Ski gloves or mittens will keep the cyclist’s fingers warm. Any winter-suitable outdoors shoe will work well in fatbiking, too. We use high quality fatbikes from manufacturers like Mondraker, Kona and Felt. A couple of smallest bikes are by White, a manufacturer known for good value.
Rental prices per fatbike – 2 hours €30, 4 hours €40 and 8 hours €60.
Ski-pass in Pyhä - 38 eur/ 3h
Ski-set/snowboard rental - 29 eur/ 3h