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 has the most surprising restaurant scene in Finland, catering the flavors of the world combined in to traditional kitchens of the North and Lapland. Rovaniemi is also the home of Arctic Design and shopping, and as the capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi offers a vast variety of shopping opportunities from Finnish brands and design to local traditional handcrafts and three shopping centres.
Lists, TipsFebruary 23, 2022Dining & Shopping in Rovaniemi
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:
Cool things are happening in the Capital of Lapland Rovaniemi. Rovaniemi is not only the home of Christmas, but also a home of Lapland ingenuity! Did you know that in Rovaniemi you can eat in an Igloo in the middle of the city, shop for sustainable style & preloved clothing, experience art within a menu and combat climate change with a lunch?
What to experience in Rovaniemi in early winter season when there is snow, but not enough for all kinds of activities? Rovaniemi has snowy winter´s and we have snow on the ground over 6 months a year, statistically around 200 snowy days every year.
Check out Rovaniemi TOP 10 Instagrammable winter venues. Rovaniemi is perfectly located to enjoy those snowy views as well as those arctic nature phenomena. Check out our Rovaniemi Winter TOP 10 venues to add to your to do list!
Lists, Places, TipsSeptember 29, 2021Instagrammable TOP 10 of Rovaniemi Lapland Winter
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.
Even when the locals see the Northern Lights every year, we never get bored with them or lose the feel of childhood magic and fairytale. Here the #visitrovaniemi social media went crazy again in nights of dreamy Auroras:
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”.
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.
The beginning of the kayaking season on the Artic Circle 🤩💙
We are halfway through May, daily temperatures varie between +1 and +17 Celcius, and the local water sports companies are getting ready for the season.
Images by @sampulainen & @roiskeelle
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Ounasjoki river deltas, bathing in the light of the Midnight Sun. 🥰🌞
The Midnight Sun shines in Rovaniemi through the summer, creating a magical light phenomena for all waterfronts. Have a look at ways to enjoy the Arctic waters of Rovaniemi summer, link in story!
Image with @laplandsafaris
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Dear Friends of Santa Claus. ❤ It is May in Lapland Rovaniemi and the snow has gradually disappeared. The ice on lakes is melting, and big chunks of ice is seen flowing downstream in rivers.
The Artic nature is ready to blossom once again after a snowy winter. As we reach the end of May, we can once again say hello to the Midnight Sun. 🌲🌞
Have you experienced the Midnight Sun?
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In Finland Rovaniemi, we celebrate Mothersday today 8th of May ❤️
Through these images filled with motherly reindeer love we wish all mothers a wonderful day 🌹
Here in Lapland Finland during May the reindeer begin calving. The reindeer herders stay close by to provide safety to the herd but also to ensure the peace for the calf and its mother to create a bond, a very delicate but vital phase.
Images: @reindeerjourney @santaclausreindeer @konttaniemenporotila
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Looking for the perfect Lapland Summer Activities? 😍🌞 We got them!
How about golf under the Midnight Sun of Lapland, a sneak peek into life of a reindeer herder, or an adventure hiking with huskies? Or what would you say about cruising on Arctic rivers, and ending up on the most instagrammable island in Finland?
Fun fact: The summer golf course in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland was opened on the 5th of May 2022, and breaking records again – this is the earliest opening ever. All the fairways are opened straight to the summer greens.
Sharing experiences by: @huskyparkarcticcircle @santaclausgolf @sieriporosafaris @laplandsafaris
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