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Live Like Amro Maskoun – What Our Summer Ambassadors Do in Rovaniemi

July 2, 2019 Anna Ruohonen

He sits with Santa Claus in Santa Claus Office, he feeds reindeer and floats in a wilderness lake in a place that looks like middle of nowhere to the rest of the world. Syrian-born but currently living in France, Amro Maskoun (@amr_maskoun), a Youtube- and Instagram-star, visited Rovaniemi in June. In his current profile picture on Instagram, Maskoun poses with a husky puppy at Bearhill Husky in Rovaniemi. This article is for you if you wish to have a holiday like Maskoun.

 

“I don’t just want to say it was extremely amazing because it was more than that. It was extraordinary in very beautiful way, every single detail was well-organized and amazingly planned”

Stay in Arctic Light Hotel

Located in the heart of Rovaniemi city center, Arctic Light Hotel brings luxury to anybody’s life. Enjoy hotel’s famous breakfast, sleep comfortably and enjoy fine dining at evenings. Arctic Light Hotel is the best hotel of Finland 2018 ranked by Trivago Finland. The main shopping areas and cultural attractions are within walking distance from the hotel.

 

Learn about Arctic – Guided tour in museum and science center Arktikum

Science center and museum Arktikum is a classic way to learn about Arctic region. The exhibitions provide a comprehensive section of the history and culture of Lapland and Arctic knowledge. The intriguing history of Arctic surprised Maskoun, who had no previous knowledge of it but who is now spreading the word all over the globe.

Book your entrance ticket here

Discover Rovaniemi by bike – Electric fatbike ride with Roll Outdoors

Get to experience the best landscapes in Rovaniemi by joining aguided biking tour by Roll Outdoors to the top of the Ounasvaara hill in Rovaniemi, Lapland. You’ll ride through Finnish forests and end up to the top of Ounasvaara hill. Dress sporty!

Book your ride from here

Lunch like a local in Yuca & Café & Bar 21

Mexican taqueria Yuca and always friendly Café & Bar 21 are neighbors by the same owner offering delicious meals, drinks and meals with a local twits. A must-place to eat when in Rovaniemi!

 

Spend a day with huskies in Bearhill Husky kennel

Alaskan huskies that live in Bearhill Husky kennel in Rovaniemi come with amazing abilities. Join a guided tour in a modern husky kennel and get to know the life of a husky. The huskies love attention and you’ll get a chance to interact with them as we go for a walk in private forest and shoreline.

Book your kennel tour from here.

Discover the city by feet and find the best photography locations

There are many photogenic locations in and around the city of Rovaniemi. Let’s take, for example, the Lumberjack’s Candle Bridge and Arktikum’s famous glass corridor and the Arctic Garden around it.

 


Let go of stress by floating in a wilderness lake

Floating in a remote wilderness lake is an excellent way to enjoy the evening sun in a peaceful forest outside the city noise. You’ll drive off the city to reach the wilderness lake side. To keep you dry and warm, you’ll be wearing a floating suite while floating in a lake.

Book your floating experience from here.

 

Visit Santa Claus Village and meet the most popular man in the city

Christmas can be experienced every day of year in Santa Claus Village, where Santa Claus lives. You can meet Santa Claus 365 days a year in Santa Claus Office. The magical latitudes of 66 33 45.9 has attracted people since 1950’s and there’s plenty to do. Cross the Arctic Circle line with your own style, send postcards from Santa’s Main Post Office, meet reindeer at Santa Claus Reindeer, shop Iittala, Marimekko and Balmuir and have a cup of coffee in one of the many cafeterias.

Santa Claus meets people every day at Santa Claus Office, but there are many Christmassy experiences provided by safari companies. You’ll find them from here.

Meet Santa’s Reindeer on holiday

Like every summer, Santa Claus has taken his reindeer on the summer pastures where the reindeer rest, eat well and enjoy the summer days. Feed the reindeer, touch them and take photos of them. Reindeer are easy-going animals. There’s a place to make open fire and enjoy some snacks.

Book your reindeer farm visit from here.

Discover Rovaniemi and capture the Midnight Sun in Evening Photography Tour with Beyond Arctic

The Midnight Sun is one of the most amazing natural phenomena in Lapland. It’s a period of time in summer in northern Finland when the sun does not set at all. In this tour, local photography professionals like Beyond Arctic’s guys take you to the most photogenic spots in Rovaniemi to capture the natural phenomena.

Book your photography tour from here.

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