Excursion to Ranua Zoo at 9:30


Join one of the safaris on our winter-season weekly programme to experience new adventures and enjoy the winter landscape.

Book your safari before 4 pm the day before. All safaris start at Hotel Iso‐Syöte. Welcome!  

Excursion to Ranua Zoo + Rovaniemi Santa village at 09:00

Departure by bus from Iso Syöte hotel to Ranua Wildlife park 2 hr visit in the park (approx € 14 p.p. entrance fee to be paid on the spot). Onwards to Rovaniemi to the Polarcircle and visit to Santa’s village. There are many souvenir and Finnish design / handicraft shops. If you want you can meet Santa himself!

  • Included: Bus transportation (non- guided excursion)
  • Duration: approx. 8 hours
  • Price: 90 € / person (A minimum of 6 paying adults is needed to be able to carry out this excursion.)

Ice fishing at 10.00

Ice fishing trip to beautiful frozen lake. Coffee break by an open fire. Transfer to the lake by car. Drill the holes, lower the line and wait till you get lucky! Campfire in kota.

  • Included: Ice fishing, transfer, coffee and snack, safari outfits
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Price: 75 € / person

Visit and lunch in the museum store Jalavan Kauppa in Taivalkoski at 11.00 

The store is located in the centre of the village Taivalkoski.
Stephan Jakowleff, a bag merchant, has founded Jalava
Store in 1883. The historical and cultural significant store has treasured its original atmosphere and is an experience that cannot be explained -it has to be felt. The store ́s product range includes unique clothes, traditional footwear, handicrafts and handworks. The cosy café is nowadays a truly traditional place to drink a cup of coffee with original home- backed cakes, a homemade souplunch is served and included in the Inn and you can buy old-fashioned candy.

  • Included: Transport and soup lunch (non-guided excursion)
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Price: 75 € / person

Snowmobile safari to wilderness at 14.00

The safari starts from the hotel where the snowmobiles are lined up. The track goes first down hill, and then onwards along fells, through the forest with heavy snow covered trees and over ice covered swamps or lakes. We stop to make a coffee near the campfire. After the break we start the snowmobiles again to drive back up the Iso Syöte hill.

  • Included: Snowmobile safari, coffee near campfire.
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Price: 99 € / person when 2 persons /snowmobile or 139 € / person when 1 person / snowmobile

Important to know

  • Bookings must be made at the hotel reception by 4 pm the day before.
  • Prices include VAT // Children under 12: 50% discount.
  • All safaris include a guide, training, equipment and insurance.
  • In the event of an accident, the excess is EUR 900.
  • Taking part in a safari does not require any previous experience.
  • The duration of safaris shown in the programmes may vary slightly depending on weather conditions and participants.
  • We reserve the right to change the schedules.

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Easy to reach

Hotel Iso-Syöte is located in the southern borders of Lapland, on the top of the southernmost fell in Finland. The hotel is within easy reach by car or via Oulu, Kuusamo or Rovaniemi airports. We’ll gladly arrange your airport transfer to get to Iso-Syöte!