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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.

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 ❄️❄️❄️❄️

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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

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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

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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

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