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From November until April

There is annual fluctuation in amounts of snow and in the time it stays on the ground in Rovaniemi. First snow usually falls during October, sometimes as soon as late September. A permanent snow cover is expected in late November, and April is still considered a snowy month – there’s often a bit of it left even in early May.

As Soon As The Snow Falls

Locals and visitors alike are keen to make the most out of the snow as soon as it covers the ground. When permanent snow arrives in late November or December, and there’s enough of it for winter activities, Rovaniemi becomes a vast white playground.

Snow And Ice: Building Materials

Thanks to the abundance of snow in Finland, Finns are experts in building with snow. In Rovaniemi, you can sleep in a snow hotel or an igloo, get married in a snow chapel, build an igloo under expert guidance (and sleep in it!), dine in a snow restaurant, have a drink in an ice bar, and play in snow castles with slides and such. For more on snow constructions in Rovaniemi, please see here.

When Waters Freeze

In Rovaniemi, you can walk on water – frozen bodies of water, that is. Waters are generally frozen from December until March, and provide huge extra space for activities like cross-country skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling. However, there’s no sure way of telling when the ice is thick enough to carry people, and visitors should take extra care and check with local experts before endeavouring out on the ice.

Snowy Forest Magic

A walk in fairytale-like white crystal forests, surrounded by snowy trees is like stepping into another world. In Rovaniemi, there are many forested areas just outside the town centre – for example Ounasvaara outdoor area – with crisscrossing paths ideal for shorter outings. Taking a guided snowshoe tour is a great way of enjoying the magic of the snow-covered woods.

Snow Creates Calmness

Snow has an unmatched quality of creating a peaceful atmosphere. Even in Rovaniemi town centre, when covered in snow, the general mood is rather calm. Walking in and around the city in crisp winter weather is recommended, as is stopping for a hot drink in between.

Try an Icy Dip

Feel like conquering yourself and doing something really Finnish? Winter swimming is the way to go! It may sound frightening, but the feeling afterwards is pure exhilaration – you’ve never felt more alive. Local winter swimmers have a spot on Ounaskoski beach, but for first-timers, guided sessions including sauna are safer starting points.

So Many Kinds, So Many Words

The quality of snow varies with the weather, and in Rovaniemi you get everything from the fresh and soft powder of midwinter to wet, sleet-like spring snow – and the whole scale in between. There are dozens of different types of snow, and there’s a word for each one (and related phenomena) in the Finnish language, meaning “hanki”, “pyry“, “loska”, “puuteri”, “räntä”, “hile”, “viti” and “tuisku” are just the tip of the iceberg!

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
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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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The beginning of the kayaking season on the Arctic Circle 🤩💙

We are halfway through May, daily temperatures vary between +1 and +17 Celcius, and the local water sports companies are getting ready for the season. 

Images by @sampulainen & @roiskeelle

#KesätekemisenkeskusRoiske
#roiskeelle

#Rovaniemi #VisitRovaniemi #arctic #arcticcircle
#LaplandFinland #finnishlapland #napapiiri 
#kayaking #paddling #watersports #activelifestyle #roiskeelle #kajakkimelonta #melonta #Ounasjoki #lapland #melonta
The beginning of the kayaking season on the Arctic Circle 🤩💙

We are halfway through May, daily temperatures vary between +1 and +17 Celcius, and the local water sports companies are getting ready for the season. 

Images by @sampulainen & @roiskeelle

#KesätekemisenkeskusRoiske
#roiskeelle

#Rovaniemi #VisitRovaniemi #arctic #arcticcircle
#LaplandFinland #finnishlapland #napapiiri 
#kayaking #paddling #watersports #activelifestyle #roiskeelle #kajakkimelonta #melonta #Ounasjoki #lapland #melonta
The beginning of the kayaking season on the Arctic Circle 🤩💙

We are halfway through May, daily temperatures vary between +1 and +17 Celcius, and the local water sports companies are getting ready for the season. 

Images by @sampulainen & @roiskeelle

#KesätekemisenkeskusRoiske
#roiskeelle

#Rovaniemi #VisitRovaniemi #arctic #arcticcircle
#LaplandFinland #finnishlapland #napapiiri 
#kayaking #paddling #watersports #activelifestyle #roiskeelle #kajakkimelonta #melonta #Ounasjoki #lapland #melonta
The beginning of the kayaking season on the Arctic Circle 🤩💙 We are halfway through May, daily temperatures vary between +1 and +17 Celcius, and the local water sports companies are getting ready for the season. Images by @sampulainen & @roiskeelle #KesätekemisenkeskusRoiske #roiskeelle #Rovaniemi #VisitRovaniemi #arctic #arcticcircle #LaplandFinland #finnishlapland #napapiiri #kayaking #paddling #watersports #activelifestyle #roiskeelle #kajakkimelonta #melonta #Ounasjoki #lapland #melonta
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Ounasjoki river deltas, bathing in the light of the Midnight Sun. 🥰🌞

The Midnight Sun shines in Rovaniemi through the summer, creating a magical light phenomena for all waterfronts. Have a look at ways to enjoy the Arctic waters of Rovaniemi summer, link in story!

Image with @laplandsafaris 

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #arcticcircle #arctic #river #ounasjokiriver #ounasjokiriverdeltas #riverdelta #midnightsun #nightlessnight #lappi #keskiyönaurinko #rivercruise #watersports #napapiiri #jokiristeily
Ounasjoki river deltas, bathing in the light of the Midnight Sun. 🥰🌞 The Midnight Sun shines in Rovaniemi through the summer, creating a magical light phenomena for all waterfronts. Have a look at ways to enjoy the Arctic waters of Rovaniemi summer, link in story! Image with @laplandsafaris #rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #lapland #laplandfinland #finland #arcticcircle #arctic #river #ounasjokiriver #ounasjokiriverdeltas #riverdelta #midnightsun #nightlessnight #lappi #keskiyönaurinko #rivercruise #watersports #napapiiri #jokiristeily
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