0
features

Adventure begins in Arctic Rovaniemi Summer

July 20, 2020 Anne Saahkari

Are you the type of traveler, who is not just looking for relaxation and pampering – but wants to get active, go outdoors, and explore nature? To feel the adrenaline and excitement, like the locals? Keep reading: we wrote the best tips to get the most out of your adventure in Rovaniemi.

1. Roll into the wilderness with RollOutdoors

On RollOutdoors’ guided tours starting from August you can easily get to the middle of the Arctic nature and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere made by Mother Nature herself. Would you like to reach the best views around Rovaniemi and get a unique cycling experience of a lifetime? Take a ride on electric-assisted wide tire bikes to the top of Ounasvaara and follow your guide through the magical trails. Special e-fatbikes make even uphill riding fun and easy!

See all Biking tours here!

Mountain Biking in Midnight Sun in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland (1)

 

2. Float in the Arctic Waters

Feel the floating sensation when stepping into a fresh water lake in Lapland, fully covered in a special rescue suit! The arctic waters remain cold also during hottest of the summer months but suited up from head to toe we stay warm and dry. Enjoy the silence of wilderness lake and its pure nature!

Midnight Sun Floating You Could Travel
Photo: Cory Varga / You Could Travel

3. Get to know the Life of the Huskies

Visit Bearhill Husky Kennel to meet the alaskan huskies and be awed by their amazing abilities. A guided tour to the modern kennel facilities gives you a fascinating view into the daily life of huskies and their mushers. The dogs will be excited to give you short ride with a cart to show how they prepare for winter. After the ride you will have the chance to walk with husky puppies and adult dogs. The huskies love attention and you will get a chance to interact with them during a walk in a private forest area.

See all the Husky tours here!

Santa Claus with Huskies. Bearhill Husky Kennel in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland.

4. Get active at the Ounasvaara Outdoor Resort

Want to explore the outdoors, yet within a reasonable distance from the city center? Ounasvaara is the perfect venue! On the area there is a lot of trails that are well suited for downhill mountain biking, hiking and even for trail running. As the ski resort is located on the northern slopes of Ounasvaara, the trails bathe on the light of midnight sun through the summer nights. Ounasvaara provides also a the perfect, instagrammable location for photographers!

Ounasvaara ski resort in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland (1)

5. Hunt for the Midnight Sun

The Midnight Sun is a natural phenomenon that takes place on and above the Arctic Circle in the summer months. On the Arctic Circle, where Rovaniemi lies, the sun officially stays above the horizon for a full 24 hours on summer solstice, 21st or 22nd June. The Midnight Sun can be seen in Rovaniemi from early June until early July, and nights are white throughout the summer.

Get a tour here!

August sun in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland by Alexander Kuznetsov

6. Try your luck with Fishing

Finland is a great destination for a fishing vacation – and Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland, is a great place for active fishing holiday! There are tours suitable for extremely experienced fishermen and for those who has no previous experience and who want easily accessible activity. For better or worse, catching a pike, salmon, grayling, or perch with your own hands gives a smile on your face.

Fishing with NortsaV Tours in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland Photo Alex Kuznetsov (1) (1)

 

7. Do some Water Sports on the Arctic Rivers

Situated along the crossing rivers of Ounasjoki and Kemijoki, Rovaniemi is an excellent place for all kinds of water-based activities. In summer, you don’t have to worry about darkness and to be honest, nights are maybe the most epic times to be in the water. Book a guided canoe trip, rent a traditional boat, or a SUP-board and paddle your way into silent deltas.

Sup lautailu Rovaniemi Kesä Lapissa

8. Raise your Adrenalines with Motorsports

Put the pedal to the metal and challenge your friends for a race! How well you master an all-terrain vehicle?

Driving quad bikes in the forest with Lapland Welcome, Rovaniemi

9. Feel the Arctic adventure flow in to your own bedroom – by choosing a unique accommodation with a view

Sometimes choosing a unique accommodation, where you can be one with the nature, can be an adventure itself. Located in the middle of the wilderness and away from the city lights, you will be able to admire the minight sun from your own cabin, and maybe to spot some animals behind your window, too!

anorama Design Huts by Wild Nordic Finland, forest view from the hut, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland (2)
Panorama Hut by Wild Nordic

 

 

Hi! I’m Anne

I work as a Media Coordinator in Visit Rovaniemi team. My job is to design Lapland Rovaniemi visiting programs for Celebrities and Media. No matter if you are looking for the most instagrammable views or the coolest places to stay, or the cutest huskies to cuddle, I´ll know where to find them! Get ready to experience Rovaniemi like a celebrity with my tips!

Anne Saahkari Visit Rovaniemi Media Team

In our new “Changed by Rovaniemi”- blog series, we share unique stories from travelers of Rovaniemi. We asked, what makes Lapland so special to them, why they have fallen in love with Lapland, and what makes some of them return time after time. Have a look at the story of German Anni, who’s dog Sola has met Santa Claus already twice.
Uncategorized, People, Places December 29, 2020 Changed by Rovaniemi – Anni and the dogs 5/7
Read more
Can you imagine a place more Christmassy than Rovaniemi Lapland Finland? As the official hometown of Santa Claus® Rovaniemi is truly the home of Christmas magic. But what are the things and traditions that make a Finnish Christmas?
Uncategorized, Phenomena, Tips December 22, 2020 The Traditional Finnish Christmas
Read more
Santa’s video call is all-year-round product of Santa Claus Office offering a warm-hearted chat with Santa regardless of your location and no matter what time of the year
Uncategorized, People, Tips December 12, 2020 This Christmas calls for something special – A S...
Read more
This is a special post for all true lovers of Lapland, to ease the longing until we meet again! We listed the TOP web shops of Lapland to order your very own piece of Lapland, online.
Uncategorized, Lists, Tips November 26, 2020 Get your very own piece of Lapland – Now availab...
Read more
In our new “Changed by Rovaniemi”- blog series, we share unique stories from travelers of Rovaniemi. We asked, what makes Lapland so special to them, why they have fallen in love with Lapland, and what makes some of them return time after time. Have a look at the story of Irish Andrew, who’s daughter started to believe in Santa Claus right upon the arrival to Rovaniemi Airport.
People, Places, Tips November 11, 2020 Changed by Rovaniemi – Believing in Santa Claus ...
Read more
In our new “Changed by Rovaniemi”- blog series, we share unique stories from travelers of Rovaniemi. We asked, what makes Lapland so special to them, why they have fallen in love with Lapland, and what makes some of them return time after time. Have a look at the story of Marco from Germany, who visits the Arctic Rally -event in Rovaniemi every year.
Uncategorized, Action, People October 30, 2020 Changed by Rovaniemi – Arctic Rally 3/7
Read more
In our new “Changed by Rovaniemi”- blog series, we share unique stories from travelers of Rovaniemi. We asked, what makes Lapland so special to them, why they have fallen in love with Lapland, and what makes some of them return time after time. Have a look at the story of Helen from Taiwan, who’s childhood dream came true at the Arctic Circle.
Uncategorized, People October 2, 2020 Changed by Rovaniemi – Childhood dream came true...
Read more
In our new “Changed by Rovaniemi”- blog series, we share unique stories from travelers of Rovaniemi. We asked, what makes Lapland so special to them, why they have fallen in love with Lapland, and what makes some of them return time after time. Have a look at the story of Australian Jayde, who got proposed at the Arctic Circle.
Uncategorized, People September 28, 2020 Changed by Rovaniemi – Proposal at the Arctic Ci...
Read more
On Arctic Reindeer Farm, high above the Arctic Circle lives Miia Merkku, reindeer herder, a woman who decided to become a herder at the age of five. Reindeer play a major role in Miia´s life. Miia`s own wellbeing, is twined with the wellbeing of her reindeer. “I spend all my days with them in nature, their happiness makes me feel at peace” Miia says. Welcome to a Sustainable Rovaniemi blog series, where our local people tell their arctic lifestyle stories.
sustainability, People, Phenomena, Places September 23, 2020 Year of Reindeer – Sustainable Rovaniemi blo...
Read more
Rovaniemi is The Official Hometown of Santa Claus® and as Christmas approaches, Santa Claus receives many questions about visiting the Santa Claus Village. Rest assure no matter what, Santa Claus will always be in Santa Claus Village, continuing his life mission: to enhance the well-being of children and the kindness of grown-ups, as well as spread the message of love and goodwill and the Christmas Spirit across the globe.
Action, Lists, Places, Tips September 22, 2020 Santa Claus Village a dream realized on the Arctic...
Read more
Rovaniemi bathing in an amazing full 8 nights in a row of Northern Lights. September just beginning and we are already having a full sky-spectacle for over a week, amazing right? All arctic people have their own beautiful mythology, believes and names for this heavenly phenomena. In Finnish the Northern Lights are called ”Revontulet”.
Uncategorized, Lists, People, Phenomena, Places, Tips September 3, 2020 Social media went crazy – 8 Amazing nights i...
Read more
On Arctic Reindeer Farm, high above the Arctic Circle lives Miia Merkku, reindeer herder, a woman who decided to become a herder at the age of five. Reindeer play a major role in Miia´s life. Miia`s own wellbeing, is twined with the wellbeing of her reindeer. “I spend all my days with them in nature, their happiness makes me feel at peace” Miia says. Welcome to a Sustainable Rovaniemi blog series, where our local people tell their arctic lifestyle stories.
sustainability, People, Phenomena, Places August 20, 2020 Year of Reindeer – Sustainable Rovaniemi blo...
Read more
On Arctic Reindeer Farm, high above the Arctic Circle lives Miia Merkku, reindeer herder, a woman who decided to become a herder at the age of five. Reindeer play a major role in Miia´s life. Miia`s own wellbeing, is twined with the wellbeing of her reindeer. “I spend all my days with them in nature, their happiness makes me feel at peace” Miia says. Welcome to a Sustainable Rovaniemi blog series, where our local people tell their arctic lifestyle stories.
sustainability, People, Phenomena, Places August 14, 2020 Year of Reindeer – Sustainable Rovaniemi blo...
Read more
It is beautiful, and kind of magical how the letters find their way to Arctic Circle even if there is no clear address written on them, just “Santa Claus”. Katja the main postal Elf says that even if the letters are written to be delivered to the North Pole all the post offices around the world know that Santa Claus lives in the Arctic Circle Rovaniemi, so the letters are referred to Santa Claus Main Post Office. Santa Claus’ Main Post Office on the Arctic Circle has been temporarily closed from April 3 due to coronavirus situation and will reopen on 2nd November 2020.
People, Phenomena, Places August 12, 2020 Santa Claus hears the world through the letters
Read more
In our new Sustainable Rovaniemi blog series Irene describes the surrounding nature to be her supermarket, her living room as well as her church. It is obvious, that Irene is happiest at nature.
Uncategorized, People, Phenomena, Tips August 4, 2020 Irene Kangasniemi, The Happy Woman In The Woods
Read more
Are you the type of traveler, who is not just looking for relaxation and pampering – but wants to get active, go outdoors, and explore nature? To feel the adrenaline and excitement, like the locals? Keep reading: we wrote the best tips to get the most out of your adventure in Rovaniemi.
Uncategorized, Action, Lists, Tips July 20, 2020 Adventure begins in Arctic Rovaniemi Summer
Read more
What if I told you we have an overall population density of 1,98 persons per square kilometer, which is one of the lowest in Europe, more reindeer then people, the cleanest air and waters in the world. Yet we live in a modern city filled with services and even luxury. Our summer nights are light like the most romantic pink twilight, and that our summer temperatures are mild like the birds milk, as we Finnish people like to say. Would you believe me? Well you should because the list goes on.
Action, Lists, People, Phenomena, Places, Tips July 14, 2020 COOL – ARCTIC – LIGHT Lapland Phenomena ...
Read more
Explore rugged wilderness and old pine and spruce forests, climb to a top of an ancient mountain, fjell, and wander in relaxing sounds of nature. You'll find more than hundred lean-to's and altogether hundreds of kilometers of marked hiking trails around Rovaniemi.
Action, Places July 8, 2020 Hiking in Rovaniemi: Explore Dozens of Epic Day Hi...
Read more
Welcome to a Finnish sauna! For us, sauna is almost a sacred place. Now we explain why.
Action, Lists, People, Phenomena, Places, Tips July 1, 2020 Finnish Sauna Culture – A Short Introduction
Read more
Missing Rovaniemi? We miss you too! As travelling is not possible at the moment, we wanted to bring Rovaniemi closer to you. Read our tips to enjoy the Arctic Circle from your own couch.
Action, Lists, Places, Tips May 20, 2020 How to explore Rovaniemi while staying at home
Read more
Teatiamo was born out of an urge to break boundaries related to sexuality and at the same time design something timeless and beautiful.
People, Phenomena, Places, Tips April 27, 2020 TEATIAMO – The Happiest Company in the World?
Read more
Take this time to adjust your mind into thinking more sustainably, what Lapland Rovaniemi has to offer all year round.
Action, Lists, People, Phenomena, Places, Tips April 20, 2020 Missed out a Lapland trip? Don’t worry we ha...
Read more
In our new blog series, we’re interviewing the people of Rovaniemi – The Official Hometown of Santa Claus®, about their livelihoods and thoughts on what makes a happy life.
People, Phenomena, Places, Tips April 8, 2020 What makes Finland The Happiest Country in the wor...
Read more
People have always told stories, to lift spirits and raise faith and to educate the new generations about bravery. We believe this is the time for inspiring stories, stories of dreams worth fighting for, maybe even dreams built from the ashes.
People, Phenomena March 24, 2020 Rovaniemi, a living proof why keep The Dream Alive
Read more
Who could have known that we would all be in this situation together, globally? That the way we knew our daily life would change and the hurry that had become our pulse would be replaced by a still mode of confusion.
People, Phenomena March 17, 2020 Stay calm – Stay home – This too shall pas...
Read more
While the winter of Rovaniemi has taken all the attention with its magic, there might be something that has gone unnoticed. What if the Arctic Summer is the undiscovered gem, something magical, yet not found by big crowds.
Phenomena, Places, Tips March 6, 2020 The Undiscovered Gem
Read more
We all love pictures, to have memories, but to also share them on Instagram and social media. We listed the five most picturesque activities to do in winter.
Uncategorized, Lists, Tips February 20, 2020 5 Most Instagrammable winter activities in Rovanie...
Read more
Rovaniemi is a true winter wonderland, but some winter months are snowier than others. If snow is your key driver, wait until January, February and March to experience the powdery white landscapes.
Uncategorized, Lists, Tips January 14, 2020 Planning a trip to Rovaniemi? 8 Reasons to Visit R...
Read more
Traditional Arctic Lapland Rally brought F1 driver Valtteri Bottas to Rovaniemi. The weekend is one of the bustling ones of the year in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland.
Action, Phenomena January 13, 2020 Arctic Lapland Rally Brings F1 Drivers to Rovaniem...
Read more
Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen came to Lapland for inspiration. Read from here what the artist did in Rovaniemi and what was the highlight of her trip.
Action, People, Phenomena October 24, 2019 Carly Rae Jepsen’s Visit to Rovaniemi Was Ab...
Read more
Sustainability is the keyword for better future. In Rovaniemi, local companies have adapted good habits to increase sustainability in their business'.
Phenomena October 23, 2019 Towards Sustainable Travel – Companies Taking Ac...
Read more
The Kardashians visited Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland, last April and the Rovaniemi episode of Keeping Up with The Kardashians premiere is on Sunday 6th of October in USA. Read from here how to discover Rovaniemi like the Kardashians.
People, Phenomena October 4, 2019 Do It Like The Kardashians – What to Do in Rovan...
Read more
Two Lapland-based mountain bikers Johannes and Kuutti did a three days biking expedition in Rovaniemi. Read from here how it worked out!
Action, Places September 20, 2019 Grinding around Rovaniemi: Three Days Biking Exped...
Read more
The Northern Lights season 2019-2020 has just begun. For photographer Alex Kuznetsov it means long nights for hunting Northern Lights.
People, Phenomena August 30, 2019 On The Hunt for The Northern Lights: Photographer ...
Read more
Rovaniemi is a versatile destination for a family holiday. Experience Lapland's unique nature with its phenomena and plenty children-friendly activities.
Uncategorized August 21, 2019 Experience Rovaniemi with Kids – Activities, Pla...
Read more
Social media personality Amro Maskoun visited Rovaniemi in June 2019. Read what Maskoun did in Rovaniemi!
People July 2, 2019 Live Like Amro Maskoun – What Our Summer Ambassa...
Read more
LGBT travellers who are looking for a something a little different, will find a a lot to love from Rovaniemi.
People, Phenomena May 31, 2019 Discovering Lappish Hospitality And Complete Accep...
Read more
Uncategorized, People May 29, 2019 Rovaniemi Mayor Esko Lotvonen: Even a Bureaucrat C...
Read more
There are plenty things to do during the summer in Rovaniemi, in Lapland, Finland. Here are a selection of different programs to choose from for a short city break.
Lists, Tips May 2, 2019 Two Days in Rovaniemi – 10 Things You Don’t Wa...
Read more
Ounasjoki river deltas in Rovaniemi are a spectacular place for all kinds of summer activities. Go on a day hike, try SUP-board or spend an unforgettable day on river!
Phenomena, Places April 12, 2019 Discover The Scenic Beauty of Ounasjoki’s Deltas...
Read more
We collected a few bulletproof tips where to get familiar with reindeer during your stay in Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland.
Lists, Tips April 11, 2019 Rovaniemi the City of Reindeer – the Very Be...
Read more
Corrina Stone: It’s been a dream of mine for many years to bring my children to the best winter playground in the world, Lapland!
Places, Tips April 7, 2019 Lapland with children: An itinerary by Irish blogg...
Read more
Rovaniemi, in Lapland, Finland, is a dream summer destination, if you're looking for an unique experience with easy-going activities and authenticity.
Lists, Tips April 2, 2019 8 Reasons Why Rovaniemi is The Summer Destination ...
Read more
This article will include a few tips to wrapping up warm, getting about and what activities to consider with Children during your cold but magical trip to Rovaniemi.
Tips February 6, 2019 Guide to enjoying winter holiday in Rovaniemi with...
Read more
icon

Psst… How’s your visit on our web page going? Take the survey and help us to improve our page.

Take the survey