Snowmobile safaris

With Safaritalo's snowmobile safaris, you can get to know the world of sledding in the winter landscapes of Kalajoki! The safaris are suitable for first-timers as well as experienced drivers. At the beginning of each Safari, we conduct a thorough driving instructions.

Choose a best safari for you:

Mini safari:

Suitable for first-timers and more experienced drivers. The safari includes an hour’s drive in the versatile terrain of Hiekkasärkki. Driving distance 10-15 km (for the most experienced 25-30 km). Whenever the ice situation permits, we also drive on sea ice. The mini safari does not include a lunch break.


Two-persons snowmobile: 40€/person (incl. VAT)

Single person snowmobile: 60€/person (incl. VAT)

Group size: 4-30 people

Coastal safari
This adventure gives you a taste of arctic coastal life and a flavour of the ice-covered winter sea. The snowmobiles are
an easy vehicle to ride, and children join in seated in a sledge pulled by the snowmobiles.
For this safari we ask you to bring your curiosity and sense of discovery. Let’s go and see what we find just along the
beachline, very close but it for sure seems in a different world. As the weather conditions are changing rapidly, the
guides have planned out today’s tour with consideration to the prevailing weather conditions.
Along the beachline and only a few kilometres out on the thick ice-cover of the sea you can meet local fishermen who

are checking their nets that are under the ice. In case the fishermen have a day off, you get to try your luck in ice-
fishing with jigs. This is the leisurely kind of fishing and the being there is more important than the catch. We might

also take a turn to admire the ice-eskers, if there are any at this point in time. During your safari you will experience
some or all of the mentioned things. The coastal weather conditions can change rapidly and can make driving out to
the ice-eskers impossible. For sure we will find a sheltered place on land to make a campfire and enjoy a snack. 2 hrs, max 25 km


85 €/ person, 2 person / snowmobile
119 € / person, 1 person / snowmobile
43 € / child 4-11 yrs., seated in sledge

Forest and archipelago safari

This safari takes you to the backcountry of Kalajoki Sand Dunes and you get to discover the forest and archipelago
surrounding the Sand Dunes. The snowmobiles are an easy vehicle to ride, and children join in seated in a sledge pulled
by the snowmobiles. We do not recommend children under 6 yrs. to join this safari.
Siiponjoki’s idyllic, rolling terrain also creates challenges for sledders. The safari takes you along the canvas terrain to
Särkijärvi’s house, from where the journey continues along the banks of Siiponjoki to Pleuna’s laavu or Loukka’s house.
We stop there for a snack and some time by a campfire before heading for Rahja archipelago and returning to Kalajoki
Sand Dunes. In Rahja we will drive along the islands and hear some stories about the land rise of the area. The return
trip is driven through the Rahja archipelago or via the forest, depending on prevailing weather conditions. 3-4 hrs, max 55 km.


160 €/ person, 2 person / snowmobile
232 € / person, 1 person / snowmobile
80 € / child 6-11 yrs, seated in sledge

Arctic Explorer

This safari is for those of us, who have an explorer’s mind. You might be intrigued by the frozen sea, fascinated by its
colours and want to experience the freedom of the great white. Our local guides will take you on a coastal expedition.
The age limit for this tour is 12 years.
After thorough driving instructions and well equipped you begin your journey, led by a local guide. The route and
experiences of the day have been well planned by the guide, adapted to the prevailing weather conditions. We head
for the large ice-eskers, which are way out on the frozen sea. In case no boat traffic has been passing for a few days, we
might reach Maakalla Island, 18 km from the shore. This island is dormant in winter and in summer its special
community returns to enjoy a lifestyle profoundly marked by local history. This island used to be inhabited by
fishermen and seal hunters and it was given autonomy in 1771. In case Maakalla is not available on the day of your
expedition, we seek a few of the islands in Rahja archipelago. Here the land rise is visible, and you can also find traces
of ancient fishermen dwellings. A highlight of the day is a ride on the hovercraft that meets us out on the frozen sea.
The hoover craft takes you on a ride during the lunch break. In March we might see seals on this tour. 4,5 hrs, max 60 km.


260 € / person, 2 persons / snowmobile
375 € / person, 1 person / snowmobile



  • Helmet
  • Driving hood
  • Boots
  • Sledding overalls
  • Fuel
  • Picnic lunch
  • Sled insurance