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Globetrotters from Helsinki discovered Rovaniemi

Kimmo Ketola and Sami Riekki from Helsinki, accustomed to globetrotter lifestyle, discovered Rovaniemi from Finnish Lapland to ease their travel fever. -We are so taken with Rovaniemi atmosphere that we will from now on, return at least for one weekend every winter. We still have many hotels, exotic accommodations and restaurants left to discover, Sami reveals. 

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Finland was just named the happiest country in the world for a fourth year running, but what makes Roavaniemi the best place in the world to call a home for Kaisa Sirén? The Rovaniemi locals know Kaisa Sirén as a skilled magazine photographer and the beloved owner of Villa Vinkkeli – the house of art. Where does this Northern artist absorb her inspiration, how did the Villa Vinkkeli get started and what are the core values that drive Sirén. Read also the professional photographers tips of Rovaniemi.
Uncategorized, People, Places, Tips March 31, 2021 House of Art – Kaisa Sirén: ”Rovaniemi is...
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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 March 28, 2021 Year of Reindeer – Sustainable Rovaniemi blo...
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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 March 23, 2021 Year of Reindeer – Sustainable Rovaniemi blo...
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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...
Action, Lists, People, Phenomena, Places, Tips March 22, 2021 COOL – ARCTIC – LIGHT Lapland Phenomena ...
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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 March 10, 2021 Year of Reindeer – Sustainable Rovaniemi blo...
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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:
Uncategorized, Lists, People, Phenomena, Places, Tips March 6, 2021 Rovaniemi social media went Green of Auroras ̵...
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It’s fair to say everybody fell for Finland last week, with WRC2 winner Esapekka Lappi summing it up better than anybody. “What’s not to love with this event?” he questioned. “We have the perfect roads, minus conditions, great ice and blue skies. This is why we go rallying.”
People, Phenomena, Places March 3, 2021 WRC Arctic Rally Finland – “This is wh...
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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. Take a look at the story of French Véronique, who transforms her living room in Troyes every year as a miniature Christmas Village. In 2020, Véronique finally got to visit Rovaniemi – The Official Hometown of Santa Claus®.
People, Phenomena March 3, 2021 Changed by Rovaniemi – Véronique, the biggest f...
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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 March 1, 2021 Year of Reindeer – Sustainable Rovaniemi blo...
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"For reasons like this the Arctic Rally Finland is the most exotic race of the year. The event carries years and years of family traditions and stories told from generation to another - attracting a staggering 600 volunteers."
People, Phenomena February 26, 2021 Undoubtedly the most exotic FIA World Rally Champi...
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Welcome to a Finnish sauna! We Finns love our Sauna, and when you visit Finland, you must experinece sauna. A traditional Finnish sauna is like Finnish food culture, pure and simple.
Action, Lists, People, Phenomena, Places, Tips February 1, 2021 Finnish Sauna Culture
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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 Carin, who visited Lapland with her five colleagues all the way from South Africa.
People January 19, 2021 Changed by Rovaniemi – South Africans at the Arc...
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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
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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...
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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 ...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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
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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?
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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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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Uncategorized, People May 29, 2019 Rovaniemi Mayor Esko Lotvonen: Even a Bureaucrat C...
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Today it's been snowing all day here in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland and we're thrilled 😍 

Pics are from this morning and by now there are already piles of snow... 

First snow rarely stays for long due to changes in weather and temperature. Permanent snow comes when it comes – We're ready ❄️❄️❄️❄️

#visitfinland #visitrovaniemi #snow #rovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #snowsnowsnow
Today it's been snowing all day here in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland and we're thrilled 😍 

Pics are from this morning and by now there are already piles of snow... 

First snow rarely stays for long due to changes in weather and temperature. Permanent snow comes when it comes – We're ready ❄️❄️❄️❄️

#visitfinland #visitrovaniemi #snow #rovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #snowsnowsnow
Today it's been snowing all day here in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland and we're thrilled 😍 

Pics are from this morning and by now there are already piles of snow... 

First snow rarely stays for long due to changes in weather and temperature. Permanent snow comes when it comes – We're ready ❄️❄️❄️❄️

#visitfinland #visitrovaniemi #snow #rovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #snowsnowsnow

Today it's been snowing all day here in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland and we're thrilled 😍

Pics are from this morning and by now there are already piles of snow…

First snow rarely stays for long due to changes in weather and temperature. Permanent snow comes when it comes – We're ready ❄️❄️❄️❄️

#visitfinland #visitrovaniemi #snow #rovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #snowsnowsnow

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Cheers to autumn – This foliage was a wonderful set of colors! Now it smells like winter in the air...If we're lucky, we might get the first snow flakes this week here in Rovaniemi 💃🏼

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #autumn #winter #visitfinland #lapland #laplandfinland #foliage #mondaymotivation #winter #travelingram

Cheers to autumn – This foliage was a wonderful set of colors! Now it smells like winter in the air…If we're lucky, we might get the first snow flakes this week here in Rovaniemi 💃🏼

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #autumn #winter #visitfinland #lapland #laplandfinland #foliage #mondaymotivation #winter #travelingram

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Guess what? 🎅🏼It's only 70 nights until Christmas! Santa Claus and his elves are surely planning it already here at the Official Hometown of Santa Claus...What's your Christmas plan? 

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #santa #santaclaus #christmas #lapland #visitfinlnd #finnishlapland #perenoel #christmastime

Guess what? 🎅🏼It's only 70 nights until Christmas! Santa Claus and his elves are surely planning it already here at the Official Hometown of Santa Claus…What's your Christmas plan?

#visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #santa #santaclaus #christmas #lapland #visitfinlnd #finnishlapland #perenoel #christmastime

6 days ago
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About last night 💫 It was one of the best northern lights shows for the year here in Rovaniemi, Lapland. @wildaboutlapland was hunting the auroras with luck last night 💫

#lapland #finland #northernlights #aurora #auroraborealis #nightphotography #aurorahunting #visitrovaniemi #visitfinland #wildaboutlapland

About last night 💫 It was one of the best northern lights shows for the year here in Rovaniemi, Lapland. @wildaboutlapland was hunting the auroras with luck last night 💫

#lapland #finland #northernlights #aurora #auroraborealis #nightphotography #aurorahunting #visitrovaniemi #visitfinland #wildaboutlapland

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It's ok to have wet in the autum – floating makes your mind rest and body relax 💫🍂🍁

Floating in Rovaniemi with @safartica 

#lapland #laplandfinland #autumn #rovaniemi #autumnvibes #floating #outdoors #outdoorslife #visitrovaniemi #visitfinland #arctic #arcticcircle
It's ok to have wet in the autum – floating makes your mind rest and body relax 💫🍂🍁

Floating in Rovaniemi with @safartica 

#lapland #laplandfinland #autumn #rovaniemi #autumnvibes #floating #outdoors #outdoorslife #visitrovaniemi #visitfinland #arctic #arcticcircle
It's ok to have wet in the autum – floating makes your mind rest and body relax 💫🍂🍁

Floating in Rovaniemi with @safartica 

#lapland #laplandfinland #autumn #rovaniemi #autumnvibes #floating #outdoors #outdoorslife #visitrovaniemi #visitfinland #arctic #arcticcircle

It's ok to have wet in the autum – floating makes your mind rest and body relax 💫🍂🍁

Floating in Rovaniemi with @safartica

#lapland #laplandfinland #autumn #rovaniemi #autumnvibes #floating #outdoors #outdoorslife #visitrovaniemi #visitfinland #arctic #arcticcircle

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Oh to have wings.. to fly and see Lapland Rovaniemi, from a bird´s eye view 😍🍂 But wait, we do have wings:

For winter and spring 2021-2022, the following direct flight connections to Rovaniemi have been established:

London (Gatwick) – Rovaniemi with easyJet
– Operated between 17th November 2021 and 23rd March 2022 on Wednesdays and Sundays

Paris (Charles de Gaulle) – Rovaniemi with Air France
– Operated between 4th December 2021 and 5th March 2022 on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Dusseldorf – Rovaniemi with Eurowings
– Operated between 5th December 2021 and 20th March 2022 on Sundays

Istanbul – Rovaniemi with Turkish Airlines
– Operated between 16th December 2021 and 6th February 2022 on Thursdays and Sundays

And flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi are operated by Finnair & Norwegian 

#rovaniemi #lapland #flights #lapland #finland #turkishairlines #eurowings #airfrance #easyjet #Finnair #norwegian #arcticcircle #laplandfinland #traveldestination
Oh to have wings.. to fly and see Lapland Rovaniemi, from a bird´s eye view 😍🍂 But wait, we do have wings:

For winter and spring 2021-2022, the following direct flight connections to Rovaniemi have been established:

London (Gatwick) – Rovaniemi with easyJet
– Operated between 17th November 2021 and 23rd March 2022 on Wednesdays and Sundays

Paris (Charles de Gaulle) – Rovaniemi with Air France
– Operated between 4th December 2021 and 5th March 2022 on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Dusseldorf – Rovaniemi with Eurowings
– Operated between 5th December 2021 and 20th March 2022 on Sundays

Istanbul – Rovaniemi with Turkish Airlines
– Operated between 16th December 2021 and 6th February 2022 on Thursdays and Sundays

And flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi are operated by Finnair & Norwegian 

#rovaniemi #lapland #flights #lapland #finland #turkishairlines #eurowings #airfrance #easyjet #Finnair #norwegian #arcticcircle #laplandfinland #traveldestination
Oh to have wings.. to fly and see Lapland Rovaniemi, from a bird´s eye view 😍🍂 But wait, we do have wings:

For winter and spring 2021-2022, the following direct flight connections to Rovaniemi have been established:

London (Gatwick) – Rovaniemi with easyJet
– Operated between 17th November 2021 and 23rd March 2022 on Wednesdays and Sundays

Paris (Charles de Gaulle) – Rovaniemi with Air France
– Operated between 4th December 2021 and 5th March 2022 on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Dusseldorf – Rovaniemi with Eurowings
– Operated between 5th December 2021 and 20th March 2022 on Sundays

Istanbul – Rovaniemi with Turkish Airlines
– Operated between 16th December 2021 and 6th February 2022 on Thursdays and Sundays

And flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi are operated by Finnair & Norwegian 

#rovaniemi #lapland #flights #lapland #finland #turkishairlines #eurowings #airfrance #easyjet #Finnair #norwegian #arcticcircle #laplandfinland #traveldestination

Oh to have wings.. to fly and see Lapland Rovaniemi, from a bird´s eye view 😍🍂 But wait, we do have wings:

For winter and spring 2021-2022, the following direct flight connections to Rovaniemi have been established:

London (Gatwick) – Rovaniemi with easyJet
– Operated between 17th November 2021 and 23rd March 2022 on Wednesdays and Sundays

Paris (Charles de Gaulle) – Rovaniemi with Air France
– Operated between 4th December 2021 and 5th March 2022 on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Dusseldorf – Rovaniemi with Eurowings
– Operated between 5th December 2021 and 20th March 2022 on Sundays

Istanbul – Rovaniemi with Turkish Airlines
– Operated between 16th December 2021 and 6th February 2022 on Thursdays and Sundays

And flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi are operated by Finnair & Norwegian

#rovaniemi #lapland #flights #lapland #finland #turkishairlines #eurowings #airfrance #easyjet #Finnair #norwegian #arcticcircle #laplandfinland #traveldestination

2 weeks ago
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