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Sights Winter tips for tourists 2022-2023
Winter tips for tourists 2022-2023

Fall in love with Rovaniemi! We have put together tips for an enjoyable winter holiday in Rovaniemi.

Sights Arktikum
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Arktikum

Arktikum is a museum and a science centre. Arktikum exhibitions lead guests on an adventure to Finnish Lapland and the Arctic region.

Culture Korundi House of Culture
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Korundi House of Culture

The core of Korundi House of Culture comprises two nationally significant and internationally interesting art institutions: the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland and the Rovaniemi Art Museum.

Sights Science Centre Pilke
Science Centre Pilke

Science Centre Pilke tells stories about the northern forests and the many connections we have with them.

Culture Culture Pass
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Culture Pass

Culture Pass is your ticket to three of Rovaniemi’s premier cultural attractions. Experience northern nature, art, history and phenomena in many exciting ways

Culture Villa Vinkkeli
Villa Vinkkeli

Villa Vinkkeli is a new art center in Rovaniemi. The house has an art gallery and the photo studio of photographer Kaisa Sirén.

Sights Administrative and Cultural Centre
Administrative and Cultural Centre

Lappia House, City Library of Rovaniemi and Rovaniemi Town Hall - the most famous of architect Alvar Aalto's works in Lapland.

Culture LAURI historical log houses
LAURI historical log houses

The LAURI log houses are a piece of history in city center of Rovaniemi. Inside there is a traditional handicraft workshop, where you can watch how beautiful items of reindeer antler, wood and leather are being produced. 

Sights Rovaniemi Church
Rovaniemi Church

The present church in Rovaniemi was completed in 1950. It was designed by the architect Bertil Liljequist. The interior of the church is dominated by a huge fresco behind the altar.

Sights Local Heritage Museum
Local Heritage Museum

Local Heritage Museum illustrates life in the house and outbuildings of a wealthy farmer over 150 years ago.

Culture Forestry Museum of Lapland
Forestry Museum of Lapland

Forestry museum of Lapland is one of a kind; there is no museum like ours anywhere else in Finland. During one museum tour you can get a wide perspective of how people worked and lived in forests here in Lapland during 1870’s until 1950’s.

Sights German Soldiers' Cemetery
German Soldiers' Cemetery

German Soldiers' Cemetery was blessed on 31 August 1963. Its mausoleum contains the remains of over 2,500 German soldiers who fell during the Second World War.

Culture Theatre of Rovaniemi
Theatre of Rovaniemi

The Rovaniemi Theatre – Regional Theatre of Lapland offers a wide range of different performances, with its speciality being local themes. Each year theatre-goers can choose from children’s theatre and musicals, classics and new works, comedy and drama.

WARNING! THIN ICE! Walking on the frozen river in the town centre of Rovaniemi is life-threatening. The City of Rovaniemi and the Lapland Rescue Department warn people about thin ice on the river, especially in the town centre of Rovaniemi. 

People have been observed standing on the frozen Kemijoki River at the city centre area, although the ice cover is very thin, so walking on the frozen river can easily be fatal. 

“If you see someone on the frozen river, they must be immediately instructed to head for land”, states Riku Mäenpää, Safety Instructor at the Lapland Rescue Department.

The ice may also be very weak in places outside the town centre, as there have been no prolonged periods of below-freezing temperatures.

The City began setting up fences which have warning signs about thin ice written in many different languages. Fencing will also be installed close to the Konttinen Summer Theatre to prevent people from sledging down onto the thin ice of the river.

The safari companies will start building a snow barrier from Hotel Pohjanhovi upstream past the Lumberjack Candle Bridge. The purpose of the snow barrier is to prevent people from riding snowmobiles too close to the shore. 

Stay safe while visiting Rovaniemi!
WARNING! THIN ICE! Walking on the frozen river in the town centre of Rovaniemi is life-threatening. The City of Rovaniemi and the Lapland Rescue Department warn people about thin ice on the river, especially in the town centre of Rovaniemi. People have been observed standing on the frozen Kemijoki River at the city centre area, although the ice cover is very thin, so walking on the frozen river can easily be fatal. “If you see someone on the frozen river, they must be immediately instructed to head for land”, states Riku Mäenpää, Safety Instructor at the Lapland Rescue Department. The ice may also be very weak in places outside the town centre, as there have been no prolonged periods of below-freezing temperatures. The City began setting up fences which have warning signs about thin ice written in many different languages. Fencing will also be installed close to the Konttinen Summer Theatre to prevent people from sledging down onto the thin ice of the river. The safari companies will start building a snow barrier from Hotel Pohjanhovi upstream past the Lumberjack Candle Bridge. The purpose of the snow barrier is to prevent people from riding snowmobiles too close to the shore. Stay safe while visiting Rovaniemi!
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Perfect weather for winter hiking and enjoying quiet moments in nature. Reels by @tonieskelinen #visitrovaniemi #hiking #winter #nature #campfire
Perfect weather for winter hiking and enjoying quiet moments in nature. Reels by @tonieskelinen #visitrovaniemi #hiking #winter #nature #campfire
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Happy weekend from Rovaniemi! #visitrovaniemi #arcticcircle #weekendvibes #visitfinland #lapland
Happy weekend from Rovaniemi! #visitrovaniemi #arcticcircle #weekendvibes #visitfinland #lapland
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Warning! The ice on rivers and lakes is not thick enough for walking at the moment. Please, stay safe in the arctic environment #visitrovaniemi #ice
Warning! The ice on rivers and lakes is not thick enough for walking at the moment. Please, stay safe in the arctic environment #visitrovaniemi #ice
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Happy Thanksgiving Day! We are grateful of the beautiful nature in Lapland and the four seasons; Northern Lights, Midnight sun at summer time, snowy winter, Autumn colours and wonderful spring time. We are also greatulf of the kind local people who are always eager to meet and help the visitors coming to our arctic city. What are you grateful of? #visitrovaniemi #Thanksgiving #arcticcircle #grateful #visitlapland #visitfinland
Happy Thanksgiving Day! We are grateful of the beautiful nature in Lapland and the four seasons; Northern Lights, Midnight sun at summer time, snowy winter, Autumn colours and wonderful spring time. We are also greatulf of the kind local people who are always eager to meet and help the visitors coming to our arctic city. What are you grateful of? #visitrovaniemi #Thanksgiving #arcticcircle #grateful #visitlapland #visitfinland
Happy Thanksgiving Day! We are grateful of the beautiful nature in Lapland and the four seasons; Northern Lights, Midnight sun at summer time, snowy winter, Autumn colours and wonderful spring time. We are also greatulf of the kind local people who are always eager to meet and help the visitors coming to our arctic city. What are you grateful of? #visitrovaniemi #Thanksgiving #arcticcircle #grateful #visitlapland #visitfinland
Happy Thanksgiving Day! We are grateful of the beautiful nature in Lapland and the four seasons; Northern Lights, Midnight sun at summer time, snowy winter, Autumn colours and wonderful spring time. We are also greatulf of the kind local people who are always eager to meet and help the visitors coming to our arctic city. What are you grateful of? #visitrovaniemi #Thanksgiving #arcticcircle #grateful #visitlapland #visitfinland
Happy Thanksgiving Day! We are grateful of the beautiful nature in Lapland and the four seasons; Northern Lights, Midnight sun at summer time, snowy winter, Autumn colours and wonderful spring time. We are also greatulf of the kind local people who are always eager to meet and help the visitors coming to our arctic city. What are you grateful of? #visitrovaniemi #Thanksgiving #arcticcircle #grateful #visitlapland #visitfinland
Happy Thanksgiving Day! We are grateful of the beautiful nature in Lapland and the four seasons; Northern Lights, Midnight sun at summer time, snowy winter, Autumn colours and wonderful spring time. We are also greatulf of the kind local people who are always eager to meet and help the visitors coming to our arctic city. What are you grateful of? #visitrovaniemi #Thanksgiving #arcticcircle #grateful #visitlapland #visitfinland
Happy Thanksgiving Day! We are grateful of the beautiful nature in Lapland and the four seasons; Northern Lights, Midnight sun at summer time, snowy winter, Autumn colours and wonderful spring time. We are also greatulf of the kind local people who are always eager to meet and help the visitors coming to our arctic city. What are you grateful of? #visitrovaniemi #Thanksgiving #arcticcircle #grateful #visitlapland #visitfinland
Happy Thanksgiving Day! We are grateful of the beautiful nature in Lapland and the four seasons; Northern Lights, Midnight sun at summer time, snowy winter, Autumn colours and wonderful spring time. We are also greatulf of the kind local people who are always eager to meet and help the visitors coming to our arctic city. What are you grateful of? #visitrovaniemi #Thanksgiving #arcticcircle #grateful #visitlapland #visitfinland
Happy Thanksgiving Day! We are grateful of the beautiful nature in Lapland and the four seasons; Northern Lights, Midnight sun at summer time, snowy winter, Autumn colours and wonderful spring time. We are also greatulf of the kind local people who are always eager to meet and help the visitors coming to our arctic city. What are you grateful of? #visitrovaniemi #Thanksgiving #arcticcircle #grateful #visitlapland #visitfinland
Happy Thanksgiving Day! We are grateful of the beautiful nature in Lapland and the four seasons; Northern Lights, Midnight sun at summer time, snowy winter, Autumn colours and wonderful spring time. We are also greatulf of the kind local people who are always eager to meet and help the visitors coming to our arctic city. What are you grateful of? #visitrovaniemi #Thanksgiving #arcticcircle #grateful #visitlapland #visitfinland
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One month to Christmas! We are getting excited here at the Arctic Circle @santaclausoffice #visitrovaniemi #rovaniemichristmas #arcticcircle #santaclaus #christmas #santaclausoffice
One month to Christmas! We are getting excited here at the Arctic Circle @santaclausoffice #visitrovaniemi #rovaniemichristmas #arcticcircle #santaclaus #christmas #santaclausoffice
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