Rovaniemi Travel Guide
Rovaniemi is the home of Santa Claus where he can be found along with his elves and reindeer 365 days of the year! Located in Finnish Lapland Rovaniemi is a great destination for those looking to experience a little or a lot of what Lapland has to offer.
Rovaniemi is the home of Santa Claus and just to the north of the city you will find Santa Claus village, with shops, hotels, restaurants and of cause the Santa Claus post office. Rovaniemi however is not just about Santa and offers a variety exciting hotels, restaurant and activities including Glass igloos and snow hotels to name just two.
Getting to and around Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi has its own airport that is served both by charter and scheduled airlines. Most flights arrive from Helsinki although there are some international flights from selected airports. In Rovaniemi city you will be able to get around by foot or bus, but to travel further out of the city you will need to take taxis or hire a car.
Must do tours and activities in Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi offers a wide range of activities throughout the year. Being the home of Santa Claus means that almost no trip is complete without a visit to see him in his grotto. He is available for visits all year however over Christmas and New Year his calendar does get very full!
Geography, climate and weather in Rovaniemi
The city centre of Rovaniemi sits approximately just 8km away from the Arctic circle meaning it experiences the long winter nights and the long summer days. Typical daytime temperatures in December sit between -20 to -10 degrees celsius, dipping to a low of -30 in January, before rising again in the spring. In the summer with the long summer days the temperature can reach into the high 20s.
Northern Lights in Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi sits in a prime position to see the northern lights and there are many activities that take you out away from the bright lights of the city to experience this amazing natural wonder.
Family travel to Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi offers a great destination for families looking to experience the magic of Lapland. With various accommodation types and lots to see and do it’s a great choice for all ages, and of course for children big or small it is the home of Santa!
Where to stay in Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets. from Glass igloos, Snowhotels, treehotels to more traditional city hotels and hostels. There is also the option to stay in self catering cabins.
Where to eat in Rovaniemi
Being a city Rovaniemi offers a wide range of restaurants and eateries. from burgers to fine dining experiences there is always plenty to choose from. Rovaniemi also offers some special themed dining experiences where guests can experience the hospitality of Elves or dine within mountain caves.
Budget and costs for Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi offers a destination for all budgets and with low cost and premium carries all flying into the airport it can be a great budget or luxury destination.