In winter, we offer horse sleigh rides around Santa Claus Village: Aurora Horses’ Finnhorse sleigh transports depart from the heart of Santa Claus Village. We also organize longer atmospheric Finnhorse sleigh rides and Northern Lights Sleigh ride safaris in the evenings.
In summer, you can visit the lovely Finnhorses and go horseback riding. We also arrange wagon rides and horseback riding trips on request.
Aurora Horses also organises Northern Lights tours, which you can participate in without a horse program. All our tours are also available as private events.
Welcome to ride in the pure Lappish nature with magical arctic horses! In our cozy stable, you’ll have the opportunity to meet our friendly horses, dogs, and sheep. We offer a variety of horse-related activities, including trail riding, sleigh rides in the winter, and we also breed Finnish horses. You are also welcome to join our traditional sauna ceremony or experience the tranquility of nature by staying in our glampings.
During your visit, we’ll share fascinating insights into the lives and histories of these magnificent animals. Our location is 30-minutes driving from Santa Claus Village. Sometimes you can meet our horses also in Santa Claus Village!
In Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle, you’ll find the welcoming Elf’s Farmyard (Finnish: Tallitontun piha). Visit and feed our kindly reindeer and meet fluffy alpacas, pony, goats, sheep, rabbits, donkeys and different birds or enjoy winter fun by coasting down the little hill on site! Guests can also use our Lapland hut (kota) & campfire / barbecue.
As an extra service, Elf’s farmyard also offers nice reindeer walks and alpaca walks in the forests of Santa Claus Village and pony riding with our lovely pony. These activities must be booked in advance from our online shop. More info and bookings on our website: www.elfsfarmyard.com
Whether you’re planning a day trip or an extended vacation in Lapland, Apukka Resort offers a wide range of bucket-list-worthy activities during the autumn and winter seasons. You’re sure to find something that suits your schedule, and all activities include transfers to and from Santa Claus Village and Rovaniemi city center. The Arctic wilderness surrounding us is our magnificent playground. Our private land and carefully created routes provide a safe and serene environment for all nature activities. Our guides immerse you in the Finnish way of life and share their deep connection with nature.
Autumn marks the start of the Aurora Borealis season and a time when Lapland’s nature dons vibrant shades of yellow, orange, and red – the season of fall foliage. During this period, you can embark on a Northern Lights tour, encounter Arctic animals in our safaris, hike through the wilderness, or explore the landscape from the saddle of an eFatbike.
Winter arrives early in Apukka Resort, as we kick off our snow-based activities from November 13th onwards. If nature doesn’t provide us with sufficient snow, we’ll create it using stored snow and snow cannons. Join us for fun-filled experiences like husky tours, reindeer sleigh rides, snowmobile safaris, and much more. These tours offer a special chance to enjoy snowy activities ahead of the usual season.
When the winter season is in full swing, you’ll find our selection of winter activities expanding. Enjoy longer husky rides, a greater variety of Northern Lights tours , snowshoeing … There are simply too many things to do to list here!
For those interested in experiencing Finnish saunas, our variety of saunas are available for booking. You can try the traditional lakeside sauna with ice swimming or sauna with an outdoor jacuzzi. Please note that sauna reservations do not include transfers, but you can utilize our Apukka Shuttle Bus for transportation.
Visit our website to explore and book all the must-do activities in Lapland online!