Traveling to Lapland in winter with kids is a dream come true in many ways. As The Official Hometown of Santa Claus® Rovaniemi offers a one-of-a-kind winter wonderland. Rovaniemi offers so much wonders on top of eternal Christmas Magic that we had to make a list:
Looking for that must do, once in a lifetime experience to add to your Lapland bucket list? Introducing Polar Explorer, Icebreaker in the frozen waters of Bothnian sea in Lapland harnessed to take you on an adventurous 3-hour cruise of your lifetime.
Rovaniemi is The Official Hometown of Santa Claus, and therefore it is only natural that there is also a small village full of magical Christmas atmosphere in the Arctic Circle. You can spend a memorable day visiting Santa Claus Village or stay overnight.
The Midnight Sun – also known as the nightless night or polar day, is a unique natural phenomena, of white nights all summer in Rovaniemi. For us locals the summer light is empowering comfort that creates the basis of Finnish Happiness. There is actually endless amount of things to do under the Midnight Sun, have a look at our list of must do things under the Midnight Sun of Lapland.
Action, TipsMay 12, 20229 must things to do under the Midnight Sun
Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland, is a city of two big rivers and local people gather around the Arctic waters in the river valley, as soon as the ice on the rivers melt. Admire the city and the Midnight Sun from Ounasjoki river deltas on a SUP-board or go on a canoe trip or join a tranquil river boat cruise or spend a day in a floating water park. The Midnight Sun shines in Rovaniemi through the summer, creating a magical light phenomena for all waterfronts.
Action, TipsMay 11, 2022Enjoy Rovaniemi summer on Arctic waters
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.
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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? And the list goes on...
Rovaniemi is The Official Hometown of Santa Claus® and Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle is like a real village offering dreamy services and amenities. You can choose form a variety of magical accommodations, enjoy arctic delicacies at local restaurants and cafes, join the daily arctic activities and of course fall in love with the mellow happiness of Christmas magic all year round.
Rovaniemi summer selection of restaurants is relaxed, courageous and lush. The restaurants of Rovaniemi are anything but humble, we dare to say the hottest in Finland! The capital of Lapland offers not only unique restaurants and relaxed summer terraces but also local specialities and urban flavours from around the world. This summer capital has a capasity to serve over a 1000 summer terrace customers - double the amount of the grand terrace of Helsinki.
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.
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.