Winter Daytime ice floating

Rovaniemi, Finland 3 hours approx

Do what you never thought you would be doing in your lifetime! Swim in an icy lake in the north of Finland in the middle of winter!

Autumn: Arctic Zoo

Rovaniemi, Finland 5 hours approx

Come and visit the Ranua Wildlife Park to see approximately 50 different species and 200 arctic animals.

Home of Gods, Full-day hiking adventure

Rovaniemi, Finland 8 hours approx

If it's your very first time in Finnish Lapland, we have a special tour for you. Come see the Pyhän Waterfall, take a hike on "Bear's Water Pond"...

Auroras by ATV

Rovaniemi, Finland 5 hours approx

Come and experience the nature by driving an ATV.

Capturing Auroras in Luosto

Rovaniemi, Finland 2 hours and 30 minutes approx

Learn the basics of photographing the magnificent Aurora Borealis

Santa Village Guided Tour & Meeting with Santa Claus

Rovaniemi, Finland 3 hours approx

For those who always wanted to meet Santa Claus, we have good news! Now you can come to Lapland Christmas village, the official town of Santa...

Northern Lights Hunting Adventure Away from the City

Rovaniemi, Finland 4 hours approx

Snowshoe fun

Rovaniemi, Finland 2 hours approx

Aurora Pass : Unlimited Northern Lights Chase Tours

Rovaniemi, Finland 5 days and 1 hour approx

Highlight activities in Rovaniemi

Looking for the benefits of the city with the wilderness of the Arctic? Then this is the place for you. With a wide range of Rovaniemi activities and adventure on offer, this is a destination sure to bring your day or night to life!

If you are looking for a festive Lapland adventure then look no further as Rovaniemi has been classified as the home of Father Christmas with the chance to join a range of Lapland Santa activities, and festive favourites.

Introduction to Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi is often called the capital of Lapland and is located in northern Finland. A modern city known for being the “official” home town of Santa Claus, and for viewing the Northern Lights Rovaniemi is a fantastic place to base yourself when travelling to Lapland. Offering a wide range of arctic activities for all ages Rovaniemi brings together the magic of the Arctic with the convenience of the city. Activities in Rovaniemi range from snowmobiling and northern lights spotting, to Rovaniemi dog sledding and hiking.

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Rovaniemi Travel Guide

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.

About Rovaniemi

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.

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