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The Only Constant Is Change

Cold winters, warm summers, colourful autumns and light-filled springs that bring about the rebirth of nature are the foremost nominators in the northern annual cycle. In Rovaniemi, the four main seasons are completed by seasons of transition in between them, which means the weather is ever-changing – find out more below.

Midwinter

This period takes place in January-February and is also known as the heart of winter. With only a few hours of daylight, a rather mysterious air of silence and peacefulness shrouds the natural surroundings. A great way of experiencing the fresh and crisp midwinter is through winter activities.
Typical temperature: -25°C to -15°C

Snowy Spring

The amount of daylight starts increasing dramatically towards the end of February and the snowy landscapes bathe in the bright springtime sun until the snow starts melting away at the end of April. For many locals, this is the favourite time of year and it shows: fells, forests and frozen waters are filled with people doing outdoor activities like skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and just generally walking about, enjoying themselves.
Typical temperature: -15°C to 5°C

Spring – When The Ice Breaks And Nature Is Reborn

Solidly frozen for months, the ice on the rivers Ounasjoki and Kemijoki – at the confluence of which Rovaniemi is situated – starts to melt, break and glide downstream in floes in April-May. This time marks the annual rebirth in nature: flowers and plants show signs of life again after being buried under snow for months, reindeer start calving, and days get increasingly longer; summer is round the corner.
Typical temperature: 5°C to 15°C

Summer And The Midnight Sun

In Rovaniemi, the Midnight Sun shines from early June until early July, but nights are white from late May until early August. Warm spells, where temperatures reach 25 degrees, usually happen between mid-June and mid-August. With 24 hours of daylight, there’s plenty of time for summer activities and festive events.
Typical temperature: 15°C to 25°C

Harvest Season And The First Auroras

August in Rovaniemi is defined by harvesting nature’s crops, namely berries and mushrooms. Locals flock to forests in search of cloudberries, bilberries, lingonberries, boletuses and russula. For visitors, guidance on what and where to pick is available. Nights start getting darker in mid-August, and the Northern Lights season begins.
Typical temperature: 10°C to 20°C

Autumn Leaf Colour

In September, the first whiffs of the coming winter can be sensed in the air. In nature, a colourful display known as Autumn Leaf Colour takes place as leaves turn various shades of earthy tones. This time is perfect for outdoor activities in Rovaniemi, especially hiking and trekking.
Typical temperature: 5°C to 15°C

First Snowfall – Winter Is Coming

Night-time temperatures drop below zero in October, sometimes even in late September, and frost turns mornings glistening white. People eagerly wait for first snow to fall, and when it does, kids rush outside to build their first snowmen. The first cross-country skiing tracks are opened with the help of stored snow from the previous winter. First snow melts away fairly quickly, only to return permanently within weeks, usually in late November.
Typical temperature: -5°C to 5°C

Christmas

By December, the darkness of the Polar Night has descended upon Rovaniemi, but the snow and Christmas lights brighten the surroundings with their merry glow. The town is buzzing with visitors from around the world who have come to meet Rovaniemi’s most famous citizen, Santa Claus.
The shortest day of the year is December 21st or 22nd (varies annually), and thanks to being located right on the Arctic Circle, on this day, the sun doesn’t rise at all in Rovaniemi. After the Christmas season, focus turns to the New Year and the increasing amount of light.
Typical temperature: -15°C to -5°C

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
2 weeks ago
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