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Authentic Lapland experiences

 

At Ollero Eco Lodge, we take the word 'real' to heart. We offer you a chance to experience real local lifestyle and seasonal activities.

Please find below a list of experiences provided at Ollero Eco Lodge either free of charge or with an extra cost.

Let us know what you are interested in and we can customize your whole holiday considering your activity interests and time of year. Contact us at info@olleroecolodge.com.

Our activities are Green Key certified for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry.

 

Genuine local activities and lifestyle:

 

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 character that kids will definitely love. His strong Christmas expertise and know-how guarantee you the real magic of Christmas. Tip: make sure you have presents ready for Santa to deliver.

300 € / group

PANORAMA SAUNA & JACUZZI

Brand new panorama sauna and outdoor jacuzzi offer magical view over the river and forest. Enjoy good steam and cool off by breathing fresh air in a hot tub with your loved ones. Guaranteed relaxation!

150 € / day or
200 € / whole stay

Sauna Amenities:
Ecological towels and slippers
Ecological shampoo and shower gel

TRADITIONAL SMOKE SAUNA

We want our guests to enjoy the magic of sauna that our father built over 30 years ago. It takes more than 6 hours to heat the sauna and it can be used for up to 3 hours. There is space for 6 guests. Guaranteed relaxation! If you feel like cooling off after a good steam, the sauna has direct access to the river, where you can go walking on the snow or enjoy a refreshing swim depending on the season.

400 € / group

Sauna Amenities: 
Ecological towels and slippers
Ecological shampoo and shower gel
Local refreshments

ARCTIC NIGHT SNOWSHOE JOURNEY

A guided hike through frozen landscapes. An evening snowshoe trip that leads you through a silent sleeping forest in the light of headlamps. Snowshoeing is a fun and easy way to explore the snowy arctic forest that feels even more magical by night. Remember to wear warm winter boots! Warm drinks are served during the excursion. Please remember: "Take only photos, leave only footprints”.

50 € / person

Duration 1,5 hours

Minimum 4 people

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 local seasonal menu in a cosy and warm goahti hut. The food will be planned based on the season and your dietary requirements. The idea is to teach you how to cook Lappish food, such as blazed salmon or fish soup. Please remember, when dealing with nature, we can't plan to perfection, and that's what makes the experience exciting.

100 € / person

Minimum 4 people

ICE FISHING CAMP

We'll take you ice fishing on the frozen river Ounasjoki near Ollero Eco Lodge. The guided ice fishing tour includes fishing equipment and of course stories on Finnish fishing culture. After fishing and sharing stories, we'll make an open fire in the teepee, possibly cook fish that you caught, fry sausages and prepare some coffee and/or hot chocolate on the fire.

300 € / group

FAT BIKING

We have 4 fatbikes to rent to go cycling to the city or even on the frozen river. It takes approx. 30 min to cycle to the center or you could take some coffee and snacks with you and cycle to nearby campfire place for a lunch.

60 € / person / day or 
100 € / person / whole stay

 

ARCTIC ANIMALS AND THEIR FOOTPRINTS

The stunningly beautiful nature of the region is home to the reindeer, the elk, the arctic fox and the snowy owl, to name a few of the animals. We'll take you to the snowy forest to find their tracks and footprints! Kids love animals and often wonder how they survive in the arctic winter – why not show them? Meanwhile we'll also teach you how to make an open fire in the forest.

35 € / person 

Minimum 4 people

 

 

Easy access local activities
free of charge:

 

CANOEING & STAND-UP PADDLING

From June until October we have a rowing boat, a canoe and 2 stand-up paddle boards for our guests to use.

 

Free of charge

AURORA HUNTING

Ollero Eco Lodge is the perfect location for Northern Lights hunting, being clear of the light pollution of Rovaniemi city. Just step outside and look to the northern sky – in the direction of the river.
 

Free of charge

SLEDDING HILL

We've built a sledding hill next to the Sleeping Cabin. Feel free to borrow our sleds – have a great time but be careful! This activity is at your own risk.
 

Free of charge

FOREST WALK

We have a private nature trail about one kilometre long that takes you through a magical arctic forest and ends by the river. It is easy for the whole family to walk through. Feel free to borrow our thermos bottle and ecological Kupilka cups to enjoy some hot chocolate after the trail. We also have some snowshoes and headlamps to borrow – just ask us.
 

Free of charge

Our principles for protecting nature during our activities:
 

We limit our group sizes to 6 (max. 8) participants to ensure your quality stay and avoid the impacts of mass tourism.

All our waste is systematically collected during nature activities and brought back to the lodge where it is sorted and recycled.

We have chosen reusable cups, plates and utensils from Finnish company Kupilka that we use during our activities and at the lodge.

Feel free to make a campfire in our Lappish tepee. Firewood can be found underneath the seat. Make sure the fire is out and the tepee left as it was before leaving.

Our personnel have attended first aid training and have extensive experience on Lappish culture and arctic nature – you will be in good hands.

Please enjoy your stay with us in a safe and responsible manner. Thank you!

Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland and a popular tourist destination, so there's plenty of activities available.

Popular things to do include husky and reindeer tours, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and fatbiking. Let us know what you are interested in and we’ll find you the best activity provider in the area. 

Please don't hesitate to ask us for more information! 

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