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Enter The Arctic in Rovaniemi

The region north of the Arctic Circle is simply called the Arctic. In the Arctic, there are bigger cities than Rovaniemi, but none in direct proximity to the Arctic Circle. In Rovaniemi, the Arctic Circle runs through Santa Claus Village, located eight kilometres north of the city centre, where it is clearly marked.

What Is The Arctic Circle?

The Arctic Circle is a circle of latitude that runs 66°33′45.9″ north of the Equator. It marks the southernmost latitude where the sun can stay continuously below or above the horizon for 24 hours – these phenomena are known as the Midnight Sun in the summer and the Polar Night (“Kaamos”) in the winter.

Stress-Free Zone

Many consider the Arctic Circle the border of hurry and stress, meaning they don’t exist north of the line. Exploring only a few kilometres north certainly strengthens the myth – the Arctic Circle Hiking Area serves as a great example of the soothing natural beauty of the Arctic.

Where to Cross The Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi

It is almost impossible not to cross the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi. Most do it in Santa Claus Village, where it is marked and even a certificate confirming the feat can be acquired. A variety of activity tours in Rovaniemi cross the Arctic Circle at some point, meaning doing it on a snowmobile, a husky sled or in a reindeer sleigh is commonplace.

How to Cross The Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi

In general, crossing the Arctic Circle can be done in any way you choose – walk, jump, roll, cycle, drive… the possibilities are endless! Ceremonial crossings can be arranged on request, which is recommended especially for groups. Chances are you’ve even been in the Arctic airspace before landing at Rovaniemi Airport!

Do It Underground

As far as we know, Rovaniemi is the only place in the world where you can cross the Arctic Circle underground. In SantaPark, Santa’s home grotto, the Arctic can be entered 50 metres below the surface of the earth – now there’s something you don’t do every day! Yes, certificates that prove the unique event actually took place are available.

Kotisaari Island💚deep in the history of Rovaniemi the legendary lumberjack town, now offers @savuraflakotisaari -Island Restaurant, like in the good old days, and just a boat ride away from the city centre. This unique restaurant opens for service 1st of July 2022.

Rovaniemen Kotisaaren tulipesässä palaa jälleen liekki, kun @savuraflakotisaari avaa ovensa 1.7.2022. Rovaniemi on tunnettu legendaarinen uittolaiskaupunki ja Kotisaari tulikin tunnetuksi tukkilaisten tukikohtana ja tukkilaishistoria elää vahvana saaren rakennuksissa. Kattaus sisältää venekyydin, ja saapua voit myös omalla veneellä.

📸 @thelostpassportblog 

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #kotisaari #kotisaariisland #savuraflakotisaari #restaurant #laplandhotels #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #arcticcicrcle #midnightsun #laplandmidnightsun #keskiyönaurinko #yötönyö #lappi #napapiiri
Kotisaari Island💚deep in the history of Rovaniemi the legendary lumberjack town, now offers @savuraflakotisaari -Island Restaurant, like in the good old days, and just a boat ride away from the city centre. This unique restaurant opens for service 1st of July 2022.

Rovaniemen Kotisaaren tulipesässä palaa jälleen liekki, kun @savuraflakotisaari avaa ovensa 1.7.2022. Rovaniemi on tunnettu legendaarinen uittolaiskaupunki ja Kotisaari tulikin tunnetuksi tukkilaisten tukikohtana ja tukkilaishistoria elää vahvana saaren rakennuksissa. Kattaus sisältää venekyydin, ja saapua voit myös omalla veneellä.

📸 @thelostpassportblog 

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #kotisaari #kotisaariisland #savuraflakotisaari #restaurant #laplandhotels #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #arcticcicrcle #midnightsun #laplandmidnightsun #keskiyönaurinko #yötönyö #lappi #napapiiri
Kotisaari Island💚deep in the history of Rovaniemi the legendary lumberjack town, now offers @savuraflakotisaari -Island Restaurant, like in the good old days, and just a boat ride away from the city centre. This unique restaurant opens for service 1st of July 2022. Rovaniemen Kotisaaren tulipesässä palaa jälleen liekki, kun @savuraflakotisaari avaa ovensa 1.7.2022. Rovaniemi on tunnettu legendaarinen uittolaiskaupunki ja Kotisaari tulikin tunnetuksi tukkilaisten tukikohtana ja tukkilaishistoria elää vahvana saaren rakennuksissa. Kattaus sisältää venekyydin, ja saapua voit myös omalla veneellä. 📸 @thelostpassportblog #rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #kotisaari #kotisaariisland #savuraflakotisaari #restaurant #laplandhotels #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #arcticcicrcle #midnightsun #laplandmidnightsun #keskiyönaurinko #yötönyö #lappi #napapiiri
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Rovaniemi nature slowly getting a green summer look! 🥰💚 The past days have been +20 degrees and the new leafs on trees are unfolding. There is magic in the air on the Arctic Circle! 💚🌞

#Rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #arcticcircle #midnightsun #suomi #laplandfinland #lapland #finland #supboard #summer #keskiyönaurinko #kesä #water #onlyinlapland #lappi #suppailu
Rovaniemi nature slowly getting a green summer look! 🥰💚 The past days have been +20 degrees and the new leafs on trees are unfolding. There is magic in the air on the Arctic Circle! 💚🌞 #Rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #arcticcircle #midnightsun #suomi #laplandfinland #lapland #finland #supboard #summer #keskiyönaurinko #kesä #water #onlyinlapland #lappi #suppailu
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Lapland Summer Tips for tourists 😍☀ Fall in love with Rovaniemi and have a look at interesting sights and places to visit, fun things to do and effortless equipment rental.

https://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/attraction/summer-tips-for-tourists-2022/

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #arcticcircle #lumberjackscandlebridge #jätkänkynttiläsilta #napapiiri #lappi #kesä #summer #midnightsun #laplandmidnightsun #keskiyönaurinko #yötönyö #summertips #holiday
Lapland Summer Tips for tourists 😍☀ Fall in love with Rovaniemi and have a look at interesting sights and places to visit, fun things to do and effortless equipment rental. https://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/attraction/summer-tips-for-tourists-2022/ #rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #arcticcircle #lumberjackscandlebridge #jätkänkynttiläsilta #napapiiri #lappi #kesä #summer #midnightsun #laplandmidnightsun #keskiyönaurinko #yötönyö #summertips #holiday
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Ready for those Midnight Sunlit nights of the Arctic! 🤩🙌🌞 This is an absolute must: Horseback riding under the Midnight Sun of Lapland!

📸 @laenlammentila 

Keskiyön auringon vaellusratsastusretket myynnissä nyt! 🤩🙌🌞

#Rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #arcticcircle #arctic #MidnightSunLapland #midnightsun #horseriding #horsebackriding #ratsastus #vaellusratsastus #keskiyönaurinko #lappi #kesä #summer
Ready for those Midnight Sunlit nights of the Arctic! 🤩🙌🌞 This is an absolute must: Horseback riding under the Midnight Sun of Lapland! 📸 @laenlammentila Keskiyön auringon vaellusratsastusretket myynnissä nyt! 🤩🙌🌞 #Rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #arcticcircle #arctic #MidnightSunLapland #midnightsun #horseriding #horsebackriding #ratsastus #vaellusratsastus #keskiyönaurinko #lappi #kesä #summer
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What a better place to be in Lapland summer, than on a beach terrace; offering food and drinks, karaoke, live music and pair dancing in a river view, under the Midnight Sun– the combination of Finnish Happiness.

@valdemariofficial restaurant and beach terrace summer season begins today on 18th of May! 🥰

Located on the riverbank Valdemari serves a large terrace with Lapland`s fantastic views. And when the Midnight Sun is shining the whole night long,

Check out Rovaniemi summer terraces: https://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/rovaniemi-summer-terraces/ link in story!

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #restaurant #arcticcircle #valdemari #ravintolavaldemari #lumberjackscandlebridge #jätkänkynttiläsilta #kemijoki #ounaskoskenuimaranta #kesäterassi #midnightsun #keskiyönaurinko #yötönyö #lappi #suomi #finnishhappiness
What a better place to be in Lapland summer, than on a beach terrace; offering food and drinks, karaoke, live music and pair dancing in a river view, under the Midnight Sun– the combination of Finnish Happiness.

@valdemariofficial restaurant and beach terrace summer season begins today on 18th of May! 🥰

Located on the riverbank Valdemari serves a large terrace with Lapland`s fantastic views. And when the Midnight Sun is shining the whole night long,

Check out Rovaniemi summer terraces: https://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/rovaniemi-summer-terraces/ link in story!

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #restaurant #arcticcircle #valdemari #ravintolavaldemari #lumberjackscandlebridge #jätkänkynttiläsilta #kemijoki #ounaskoskenuimaranta #kesäterassi #midnightsun #keskiyönaurinko #yötönyö #lappi #suomi #finnishhappiness
What a better place to be in Lapland summer, than on a beach terrace; offering food and drinks, karaoke, live music and pair dancing in a river view, under the Midnight Sun– the combination of Finnish Happiness.

@valdemariofficial restaurant and beach terrace summer season begins today on 18th of May! 🥰

Located on the riverbank Valdemari serves a large terrace with Lapland`s fantastic views. And when the Midnight Sun is shining the whole night long,

Check out Rovaniemi summer terraces: https://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/rovaniemi-summer-terraces/ link in story!

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #restaurant #arcticcircle #valdemari #ravintolavaldemari #lumberjackscandlebridge #jätkänkynttiläsilta #kemijoki #ounaskoskenuimaranta #kesäterassi #midnightsun #keskiyönaurinko #yötönyö #lappi #suomi #finnishhappiness
What a better place to be in Lapland summer, than on a beach terrace; offering food and drinks, karaoke, live music and pair dancing in a river view, under the Midnight Sun– the combination of Finnish Happiness. @valdemariofficial restaurant and beach terrace summer season begins today on 18th of May! 🥰 Located on the riverbank Valdemari serves a large terrace with Lapland`s fantastic views. And when the Midnight Sun is shining the whole night long, Check out Rovaniemi summer terraces: https://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/rovaniemi-summer-terraces/ link in story! #rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #restaurant #arcticcircle #valdemari #ravintolavaldemari #lumberjackscandlebridge #jätkänkynttiläsilta #kemijoki #ounaskoskenuimaranta #kesäterassi #midnightsun #keskiyönaurinko #yötönyö #lappi #suomi #finnishhappiness
2 weeks ago
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Finnish Lapland and the Magic of the never setting sun. Experience the arctic summer nature and activities; Midnight Sun in all its beauty and madness.

#MidnightSunLapland #LaplandMidnightSunAmbassador #Lapland

#Rovaniemi #VisitRovaniemi #yllas #visityllas #levilapland #visitlevi #exploreinari #laplandnorth
#lapland #laplandfinland #finland #arctic #arcticcircle #midnightsun #lappi #keskiyönaurinko #yötönyö
Finnish Lapland and the Magic of the never setting sun. Experience the arctic summer nature and activities; Midnight Sun in all its beauty and madness. #MidnightSunLapland #LaplandMidnightSunAmbassador #Lapland #Rovaniemi #VisitRovaniemi #yllas #visityllas #levilapland #visitlevi #exploreinari #laplandnorth #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #arctic #arcticcircle #midnightsun #lappi #keskiyönaurinko #yötönyö
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