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Dining & Shopping in Rovaniemi

February 23, 2022 Jenny Silvennoinen
Bringin you a list of winter Rovaniemi Restaurants & Shopping in the Official Hometown of Santa Claus®. 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. Find a full list of restaurant services below.
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. Find a link to all shopping opportunities below.
 

Arctic Restaurant, Autumn flavors, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

City center restaurants to get into the Winter Mood of Rovaniemi! Find a link to all the Rovaniemi restaurants below. 

Restaurant Nili

A visit to restaurant Nili is a combination of tastes, scents and atmosphere of Lapland. In the restaurant you can watch skilled and cheerful staff at work through the open kitchen shutters.

Restaurant Nabo

Through customer feedback -The best of Rovaniemi for many! Nordic Restaurant Nabo’s menu changes with the seasons, serving Finnish ingredients in their prime. Vegetables are highlighted here, and meat and fish are sourced from producers committed to ethical and ecological practices.

Café & Bar 21

Cafe & Bar 21 is the coolest Cafeteria and Cocktail Bar in Rovaniemi! 21´s products are unique and tasty and you can´t find them anywhere else in the city, most popular products are salty and sweet waffles, big tasty salads, gelato ice-creams and of course wines and best cocktails in town, and in the winter time you can enjoy the menu in their stunning rosy Winter Garden.

Igloos of Gustav

Book an Igloo from the city center, for an opportunity to dine privately in the middle of the city at Gustav Kitchen and Bar. This rich of story and soul of a wanderer restaurant, filled with intriguing recipes now offers two igloos in front of Gustav that can be booked for private dining.

Arctic Restaurant

In the Arctic Restaurant menu you will find game from the northern forests and fells as well as fish and seafood from the lakes of Lapland and the Arctic Ocean. Wild berries, herbs and vegetables also play an important role. Arctic Restaurant Winter Garden is a place to experience during the snowy period.

Restaurant Pohjanhovi

Restaurant Pohjanhovi is a cosy à la carte restaurant with a great view to the frozen Kemijoki river. They truly serve Finnish classics, Lappish specialties and laid-back european food.

Sky Kitchen & View

Located just 3km from the Rovaniemi city centre Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara restaurant Sky Kitchen & View, has been chosen as one of the best year after year. Stunning re-designed dining room, fine dining menu with breathtaking views to snowy winter landscapes will blow your mind.

Delicious food at Korundi Kitchen and Cafe, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Cool artsy lunches and cafes

Arktikum Café and Restaurant

Taste and feel the north in Arktikum Café in a sustainable way. You’ll get to savour the colourful northern harvest in the lunch buffet and soak in arctic design on your coffee break.

Korundi Kitchen & Café

Korundi House of Culture feeds not only the mind but also the body. Korundi Kitchen & Café is a fresh lunch restaurant, an atmospheric art café and an enchanting meeting spot in a refurbished historical post bus depot in central Rovaniemi.

 

Dinner in Snowman World Ice Restaurant, Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Restaurants with a wintery feel on the snowy Arctic Circle and in magical Santa Claus Village 

Rakas Restaurant & Bar

Charms with a unique ambiance in a snowy hillside and menu of art in meals made from local ingredients prepared with a modern twist. As you sit by the beckoning fireplace beneath the pine cone lamps, the delicious flavors will create out-of-the-ordinary and divinely tasty moments.

Snowman World Ice Restaurant

The world’s only ice restaurant located exactly on the Arctic Circle, Santa Claus’ home turf. The Ice Restaurant’s unique atmosphere is a ”must see” for everyone visiting Rovaniemi. Incredibly beautiful ice sculptures, exciting details and a menu created from local ingredients will all add to an unforgettable experience.

Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi

The Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi is a Lappish-style restaurant run by the Körkkö family, located in the Santa Claus Reindeer resort at the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland. The restaurant gets its name from “kota”, the Finnish name for a Lappish hut.

Loft Cafe

Loft Cafe in the Arctic Circle serves you great coffee, tea and locally baked pastries, many of which are made in house.

Santa’s Pizza & Burger

Santa’s Pizza & Burger is a traditional fast food restaurant in the Arctic Circle with a menu of delicious pizzas and hamburgers made with own special recipes. For dessert tehy serve vodka ice-cream for adults and regular ice-cream for children.

 

Hotel restaurants in Santa Claus Village 

Glass Resort Restaurant 

Glass Resort Restaurant focuses on Lapland`s authentic food culture. Glass Resort’s unique form is inspired by the “kota”, a tepee-shaped hut.

Nova Skyland Hotel Restaurant

Combining Lapland Winter with Asian flavors. Nova Skyland restaurant serves Lappish and Asian meals prepared with local ingredients. Be surprised by flavour combinations you cannot taste anywhere else. The recipes are planned by Jari Ruonakoski – Maître Rôtisseur Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

Three Elves Restaurant

Three Elves Restaurant offers Lappish cuisine every day of the year. It is situated right at the Arctic Circle, in Santa Claus Village and also carrying the Christmas spirit all year round.

Dinner in ice restaurant in Arctic SnowHotel and Glass Igloos, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Winter restaurants & specialities on the outskirts of Rovaniemi city center

Arctic SnowHotel Ice Restaurant

As a venue, the Ice Restaurant itself is a unique experience. The delicious meals are prepared from local ingredients. Dinner in Ice Restaurant is a lifetime experience you will never forget.

Local speciality Lapland Brewery

Lapland Brewery designs beers inspired by the Lappish wilderness. Lapland Brewery was established in 2016 to correspond of the growing interest for the local specialties and growing trend of the craft beers. This is a must Winter experience and a perfect opportunity to make some shopping.

Aitta Restaurant – Apukka Resort

Find all restaurants and cafés in Rovaniemi!

Smuk Shop second hand shop, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Shopping Arctic Design and second hand in the city centre of Rovaniemi

Arctic Design Shop 

Arctic Design Shop proudly represents local designers from Finland, and unique work by talented Art– and Design students from University of Lapland. From Arctic Design Shop you can find fine art, trendy jewellery, local souvenirs and –fashion.

Smuk Shop Finland

Sustainable Style & Preloved Clothing shop is located in Rovaniemi centre just 100 metres away from Lordi’s Square. This is a beautiful store for preloved clothes and new Finnish clothes and accessories.

Shopping Finnish design and local handcrafts in Rovaniemi

Marttiini Facetory Shops

Marttiini has manufactured knives in Rovaniemi, Finland since Janne Marttiini established the knife factory in 1928. The Marttiini product assortment covers knives for hunting, fishing, camping, collectors, household and professional use. The shops are located in the city centre and in Santa Claus Village.

LAURI handicraft atelier and factory shop

Back in 1924, goldsmith Johannes Lauri opened his small factory for handmade knives on, and today this is the oldest handicraft business in Rovaniemi and Finnish Lapland. Along with knives, the LAURI workshop manufactures traditional Lappish handicrafts.

Santa’s Luxury

Santa’s Luxury is a premium multi-brand store offering high-quality clothing, accessories, shoes, interior decoration and gift items made of the finest natural materials such as cashmere, silk, linen, merino wool, leather and fur, from Finnish and Scandinavian brands.

Balmuir Store Arctic Circle

Balmuir is a Finnish family run lifestyle brand offering exclusive fashion accessories, interior decoration products and gift items made of the finest natural materials. Balmuir products are made by family run companies with high ethical and ecological values. Each Balmuir product is a token of fine craftsmanship.

Katijuu Arctic Leather and Fur

Katiijuu – Shop & Ateljee is located 65 km from Rovaniemi. Katijuu is a northern clothing label for handmade leather and fur garments. Katijuu garments and accessories are made of arctic materials such as reindeer leather, Finnish lamb skin, red fox and marten fur.

Lappish Souvenirs, Tiinuska Gift Shop, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Shopping in Rovaniemi three shopping centres

Sampokeskus Shopping Centre

Sampokeskus Shopping Centre at Rovaniemi is an oasis of trends, fashion and beauty. Here you will find comprehensive fashion stores, a variety of cafés and restaurants of high quality, as well as a pharmacy, and a relaxed atmosphere that is complemented by a cinema. Gift shop Tiinuska in Sampokeskus is a feel-good gift shop where you can find a wide range of products for yourself and as a gift. Here you will find lovely baby gifts, unique reindeer hides, beautiful interior design products as well as tasty delicacies.

Revontuli Shopping Centre

Revontuli Shopping Centre holds around 30 different shops that offer fashion for the entire family, beauty products, sports and wellbeing products, books and games, and much more. The shopping centre also has a large supermarket from which you can buy food and other household supplies.

Shopping Centre Rinteenkulma

Rinteenkulma has a great selection of local stores, services and restaurants. Rinteenkulma offers souvenirs by a must visit Lapponia Experience, we guarantee you will be surprised by the selection! In Rinteenkulma you will also find fashion, accessories, home decorations, wellbeing and beauty products, games, sports and outdoors equipment and much more. There is a large local supermarket, where you can find food, drinks and household supplies. Restaurants serve lunch and dinner. You can find local handmade chocolate, ice cream, delicious coffee and tea, burgers, sushi and Lappish texmex.

The Science Centre Pilke shop in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Shopping in the main cultural attractions of Rovaniemi

Arktikum Shop

Arktikum shop is filled with Lappish handicrafts, design products, jewellery and books. The products are carefully selected to reflect the spirit and heart of Lapland and the north;  ensuring that selections will be the most authentic and genuine gifts and souvenirs possible.

Korundi Shop

Korundi Shop offers a charming selection of arctic art and design. The high-quality local products make unique gifts and souvenirs. Korundi Shop serves custormers during Korundi opening hours as well as on concert and event nights.

Pilke Shop

The Pilke Shop reflects the Science Centre Pilke’s themes and all the merchandise is connected to forests in one way or another. Funny, beautiful and practical – the products are a delight for all the senses.

Pentik Arctic Circle Opening Visit Rovaniemi Lapland Finland

Shopping in Santa Claus Village boutiques filled with Finnish design and handcrafts

The Santa Claus Village offers many factory shops and boutiques offering Pentik, Marttiini,  Marimekko, Iittala and local handicrafts, not to mention lifestyle products by Balmuir. Have a look at the wonderful offering of the Village boutiques and webshops!

Tip for all friends of Northern design: Pentik Arctic Circle

Falling for the gems of world’s northernmost ceramic factory is easy. The distinctive beauty of Pentik ceramics and home decor arise from the seasons of Lapland and the never ending power of nature. Pentik is Northern design created with love. With Pentik’s eternal ceramics, you not only create beautiful table settings, but this high-quality design is created to bring joy and style for everyday life as well as moments of celebration.

Santa Claus Main Post Office Shop

Santa´s Main Post Office in the Santa Claus Village is the only official post office of Santa Claus. It belongs to Finland’s official postal service network. Santa Claus’ Main Post Office has a wide range of delightful Christmas products, stamps, postcards, gift items and many kinds of Christmas souvenirs.

Tip for all the Moomin fans: Valley Shop

Valley Shop is a store for wonderful and fun Moomin products in Santa Claus Village. Lapland’s widest Moomin product range can be found here. Valley Shop also offers rarer Moomin products, such as Valley Shop’s Moomin-themed special products, which are exclusively available from the Arctic Circle!

Moomin mug in Valley Shop in Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Rovaniemi also offers opportunities to shop online to bring Lapland and Winter to you no matter where you are!

Xwander Online Shop

Xwander Online Shop offers premium products designed with love for the Arctic Nature in Finnish Lapland. Perfect for adventures into the great outdoors.  Unique Local Design & Handicrafts, Adventure Products & Sustainable Clothing.

Santa Claus Office Gift Shop

The Santa Claus Office Gift Shop offers something soft, something useful, something meaningful and a Lot of elf spirit!

Find all shopping opportunities in Rovaniemi!

 

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The first ever Arctic Rally Finland Powered by CapitalBox is raced in Rovaniemi this weekend February 26-28. Snowy and arctic landscapes of Rovaniemi are now the stage for high-speed action on snow and ice of the FIA World Rally Championship. Due to appropriate safety measures, spectators are not allowed, so the best way to get into Rally mood is in the comfort of your own home. Meet the teams, check the schedule and find out the best ways to tune in to Rally mood!
Uncategorized February 25, 2021 The Teams, schedules and ways to follow the WRC Ar...
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We all want to travel and we have heard about health-safe travel, but what does it actually mean? We wrote a list of health-safe procedures and actions that help to take notice of each other and our own well-being during our travel and even beforehand - well begun is half done!
Uncategorized, Tips February 24, 2021 Safe is the new – and only – way of tr...
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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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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
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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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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...
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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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You know how it needs to be really cold and wintry with lots of snow everywhere for the Northern Lights to come out? No it doesn’t.
Phenomena September 30, 2020 What’s the best time of year to spot the Aurora ...
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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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The autumn is an overlooked season when it comes to visiting Rovaniemi. Spanning from late August until late November, it's an ideal time for activities.
Action, Lists, Tips September 12, 2020 Top autumn activities in Rovaniemi
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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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Follow our Christmas Calendar ❤️ Today on the 1st of December Santa Claus and his little helpers are checking the task lists. So much to do and many magical wishes to make true #visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #santaclausoffice @santaclausoffice #rovaniemichristmas #visitfinland #christmas #lapland
Follow our Christmas Calendar ❤️ Today on the 1st of December Santa Claus and his little helpers are checking the task lists. So much to do and many magical wishes to make true #visitrovaniemi #rovaniemi #santaclausoffice @santaclausoffice #rovaniemichristmas #visitfinland #christmas #lapland
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Happy Elf Hat day from Rovaniemi! The idea of the day is to share joy to others with small gestures ❤ #elf #visitrovaniemi #christmastime #rovaniemichristmas #lapland #arcticcircle #christmas
Happy Elf Hat day from Rovaniemi! The idea of the day is to share joy to others with small gestures ❤ #elf #visitrovaniemi #christmastime #rovaniemichristmas #lapland #arcticcircle #christmas
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December 1st and Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle is full of magic #visitrovaniemi #arcticcircle #santaclausvillage #lapland #visitfinland
December 1st and Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle is full of magic #visitrovaniemi #arcticcircle #santaclausvillage #lapland #visitfinland
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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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