SANTA CLAUS VISIT
A close friend of ours is a professional Santa Claus who can visit you during your stay in Ollero Eco Lodge. He is a friendly and talkative guy that will certainly be loved by kids. His strong Christmas expertise and know-how guarantee you the real magic of Christmas. Make sure you have some presents for each other that he can deliver as Santa does.
TRADITIONAL SMOKE SAUNA
We want our guests to enjoy the magic of the sauna that our father built over 30 years ago. It takes over 6 hours to heat the sauna and it can be in use for up to 3 hours. There is space for 6 guests. Guaranteed relaxation. After good steam, when you feel like cooling off, the sauna offers direct access to the river, where you can go walking on the snow or enjoy a refreshing swim, depending on the season.
- Ecological towels and slippers
- Ecological shampoo and shower gel
- Local refreshments
ARCTIC NIGHT SNOWSHOE JOURNEY
Guided hike through frozen landscapes. An evening snowshoe trip lead you through a silent sleeping forest in the light of candle lanterns. Walking with snowshoes is a fun and easy way to explore the arctic winter forest, which feels even more magical by night. Remember to wear warm winter shoes when using snowshoes. Warm drinks are served during the program. Remember, "Take only photos, leave only footprints”.
Duration 1,5 hours. 50 eur/person
TRADITIONAL OPEN FIRE COOKING
Have you ever cooked a meal on open fire in a Lappish teepee? Our top chef will introduce you to the seasonal and local menu provided outdoor in a cozy and warm goahti. Menu will be planned based on the season and your dietary requirements. The Idea is to teach you to cook Lappish food, such as blazed salmon or fish soup. Remember, when dealing with nature, we can't plan to perfection, and that is what makes the experience exciting.
100 eur/person. Minimum 4 people.
ICE FISHING CAMP
We can take you ice fishing on the frozen river near Ollero Eco Lodge. The guided ice fishing tour includes fishing equipment and of course story telling of Finnish fishing culture. After fishing and while sharing the fishing stories, we will make an open fire in the teepee, most probably cook fish if you caught any, grill sausages and prepare some campfire coffee/hot chocolate.
ARCTIC ANIMALS AND THEIR FOOTPRINTS
Stunningly beautiful nature of the region is home to reindeer, elk, arctic fox and snowy owl, to name a few. We can take you to the snowy forest to find footprints of arctic animals. Kids love animals and often wonder how they survive in the arctic winter. Why not show them! Meanwhile we will teach you how to make an open fire in the forest.
35 eur/person. Minimum 4 people.
We offer access to private nature trails. The surrounding forest is a perfect place to do meditative walks, breathe fresh air, listen to how the snow and trees sounds like or pick-up blue berries and mushrooms in late summer and autumn. Free of charge.
Next to the Sleeping Cabin we have built a sledding hill for the children. Feel free to borrow our sleds. Enjoy but be careful! This activity is at your own risk. Free of charge.
Ollero Eco Lodge is a perfect location to chase Northern Lights being just out of the light pollution of Rovaniemi.
Besides our activities, there is plenty to do and experience in Rovaniemi, for example husky/reindeer sleigh rides and farm visits, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowboarding and fatbiking.
Ollero Eco Lodge is located next to a family run reindeer farm called Napapiirin Porofarmi. It takes only 5 -10 min to walk there from Ollero Eco Lodge. Remember to contact them in advance if you are keen on visiting the farm: https://porofarmi.fi/index.php/english