NORTHERNMOST ZOO & ARCTIC WATERFALLS
RANUA ZOO & AUTTIKÖNGÄS WATERFALLS, FULL DAY TOUR
This active outdoor full day tour includes a hike among beautiful Lapland scenery, visiting and hiking in the Ranua Zoo, and then hiking to a beautiful Auttiköngäs waterfalls.
Our first ride today will take about an hour to the southeast of Rovaniemi. You will go to the northernmost zoo in the world – Ranua Zoo. Upon arrival Your guide will lead the way. All the animals live within spacious fencing along the 2,5 km park trail in the middle of the surrounding forest wilderness. Most of the trail is built on wooden footbridges and duckboards and it's easy to travel providing an unhampered view into the animal fencing. After your meeting with more than 50 species of arctic animals, you will be waiting for lunch in a cozy restaurant. Please take some time to explore the natural beauty of the area and visit local souvenir shops.
When we are finished with this wonderful place, it's time to move on to another. Our next destination for today is located just in 45 minutes’ drive from the Zoo. You will not have time to get bored. Welcome to Auttiköngäs!
The Auttiköngäs nature trail is a 3,5-km-long circle trail. The trail leads along the banks on both sides of the River Auttijoki across varied and quite demanding terrain. Steps and rest spots have been built on the slopes to facilitate climbing. Climbing up Könkäänvaara Hill - the area's highest point -will bring its own reward: there is a nature observation tower at the top which looks out over beautiful scenery. During dry weather rubber boots are not needed. The River Auttijoki is crossed by hanging bridge.
A new scene of beauty unfolds around every turn on this moderate hike. This lush old-growth forest is alive with songbirds, wildflowers, berries and mushrooms. After a 2-hour hike and a snack, return to Rovaniemi.
During the program, you drive about 250 kilometers through the fabulous Lapland nature, and will pass on foot about 5-6 kilometers.
* Hotel pickup & drop off
* Transportation during your journey
* Professional English speaking guide
* Zoo entrance tickets
* Guided hike 5.5 km
* Lunch in the restaurant
* Complimentary snacks by the open fire
* Hot beverages
* This tour is absolutely family friendly