Arctic Lapland at Korvala

Arctic reindeer, husky and snowmobile safaris, log cabins complete with skis, snowshoes and ice fishing equipment, and Lapland’s wilderness with its forest paths, lakes and fishing are all available at Korvala, 60 km north of Rovaniemi and the Arctic Circle, Finland.

Korvala’s crown forest estate was established in 1889 alongside the path joining the village of Rovaniemi and the small community of Sodankylä. When the road was completed up to the ice-free Arctic Ocean, inn activity began. Today, work at Korvala’s inn is enjoyed by the fourth generation of the founding family.

Beautiful scenery, nature’s proximity, varied activities and long traditions are essential elements of a holiday at Korvala.


Jaana and Seppo Näsi, and family.

Log Cabins
Log cabins at Korvala offer cosy accommodation and these lakeside cottages, situated at the southern edge of the fell region north of Rovaniemi and the Arctic Circle, are open throughout summer and winter including the Christmas holidays.
A small campsite is open in the summer along the lake shore. The campsite has been a popular holiday destination for over 50 years and provides all the typical campsite services.

Snowmobile Safaris

Snowmobile Tour through the Forest 
After initial instruction, participants travel in pairs through the forest following our guide, each taking turns to drive the snowmobiles. The route can be challenging and the speed will vary according to the conditions. The time spent driving the snowmobiles is approximately 1 hour in total (½ hr/person, if both drive) and that time does not include a break for snacks or drinks. The distance driven in that time depends on the weather conditions and the skills of the participants. However, the length of the tour may be altered if necessary and at the discretion of the guide for safety reasons or due to poor weather conditions. Departures are daily at 14:00, and must be booked in advance..
Duration approximately 2½ hours in total including fitting of winter clothing and helmets, driving instruction and a warm drink afterwards.
Price 85€/person2 persons/snowmobile, 47,50€ for children under 17. A single driving supplement of 45€/person applies when participants wish to drive without a passenger. Our tours coincide with the bus service northwards from Rovaniemi bus station platform 3. The timetables can be found here. Please search for buses to Tiainen, then when you are on the bus, ask the driver to drop you off at Korvala.


Snowmobile drivers must be aged over 17 and hold a minimum classification driving licence (eg. moped/ tractor). People without a licence and children under 17 years sit behind the driver of the snowmobile. The programmes are not available for children aged under 7 years. In the case of an accident with the snowmobiles, the driver is liable to pay for damages up to a maximum of 750€.

The normal temperature limit for this tour is -25°C. In colder temperatures, the guide will decide if it is safe to start the programme, especially in the case of participating children, as wind chill needs to be taken into condsideration: e.g. at -30°C the wind chill on a snowmobile equals approx -50°C, (exposed flesh will freeze within one minute), so sufficient correct clothing is paramount. The content may be subject to change at the discretion of the guide. In cases of cancellation due to force majeure, attempts will be made to provide an alternative programme.