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Local life & culture

Get to know Finnish culture! Rovaniemi has unique local lifestyle and rich culture. Live as a local and work with your own hands with a local artists and get to know the local style of living. Rovaniemi appreciates its traditions that function as a base for various activities. Find all doings related to life in Rovaniemi and city’s culture below.

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Visit Villa Vinkkeli, Studio & Gallery in Rovaniemi, Finland Provided by Photographer Kaisa Sirén
From 16,00 EUR
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Visit Villa Vinkkeli, Studio & Gallery in Rovaniemi, Finland

Visit art gallery with works from local artists and photo studio of local photographer Kaisa Sirén

From 16,00 EUR
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Cultural Day: Sámi Museum & Tankavaara Gold Village Provided by Arctic Circle Snowmobile Park
From 199,00 EUR
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Cultural Day: Sámi Museum & Tankavaara Gold Village

Culture & Heritage Day to Sámi Museum & Tankavaara Gold Village

From 199,00 EUR
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Finnish Christmas with Santa Claus, 3 hours Provided by Happy Fox Oy
From 195,00 EUR
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Finnish Christmas with Santa Claus, 3 hours

Experience a traditional Finnish Christmas Dinner and meet Santa Claus.

From 195,00 EUR
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private guided tour Aalto in Rovaniemi Provided by A Frank Idea
From 29,00 EUR
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private guided tour Aalto in Rovaniemi

City: Rovaniemi Sites: Alvar Aalto in Rovaniemi cityscape Experiences: Library, theater, post war reconstruction of Rovaniemi Duration: 1.5 hours Language: English Start time: 10:00 The Administrative and Cultural Center of Rovaniemi is the essence of Rovaniemi’s post war reconstruction as designed by Alvar, Aino and Elissa Aalto.   In the guided tour at the administrative […]

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Handcraft Workshop with Lappish Family from Rovaniemi Provided by Easy Travel Oy
From 120,00 EUR
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Handcraft Workshop with Lappish Family from Rovaniemi

Gain insight into Finland’s customs and culture on this 3-hour private handcraft workshop with a Lappish family, from Rovaniemi. Visit a Lappish log-built home near Rovaniemi with a guide, and meet a local family practised in the traditional art of reindeer antler-carving. Gain insight into this traditional and sustainable art, and learn of the uses […]

From 120,00 EUR
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Children-friendly handicraft classes Provided by LAURI Handcraft Shop & Atelier
From 39,00 EUR
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Children-friendly handicraft classes

Handicraft classes for the whole family, there we create beautiful things from wood and antler.

From 39,00 EUR
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Have Fun as a Finn at Arctic Circle, Finnish Lapland Provided by Photographer Kaisa Sirén
From 149,00 EUR
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Have Fun as a Finn at Arctic Circle, Finnish Lapland

Fun photoshoot dressed in Finnish costumes

From 149,00 EUR
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The Hospitality – Gourmet by the Bonfire Provided by Apukka Resort
From 75,00 EUR
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The Hospitality – Gourmet by the Bonfire

Join us to see what outdoor gourmet all is about on your path to the heart of the Finnish culture!

From 75,00 EUR
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Goods of the Forest – picking trip of the season’s berries or mushrooms, 3 hours Provided by Happy Fox Oy
From 95,00 EUR
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Goods of the Forest – picking trip of the season’s berries or mushrooms, 3 hours

Experience this unforgettable trip picking berries or mushrooms in a clean, Lappish forest, where you get to taste berries directly from the twig.

From 95,00 EUR
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Best of Rovaniemi – Guided city tour by car Provided by Safartica Oy
From 140,00 EUR
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Best of Rovaniemi – Guided city tour by car

Let us take you around to see the places where the locals like to take their friends and family, get to know your guide and local lifestyle.

From 140,00 EUR
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Magic of the Forest and Log Sauna Winter, 4 hours Provided by Happy Fox Oy
From 160,00 EUR
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Magic of the Forest and Log Sauna Winter, 4 hours

Experience the healing effects of the forest, herbs and log sauna with herbal bath for feet or treatment for hands.

From 160,00 EUR
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Brewery tour private Provided by Lapland Brewery Ltd
From 25,00 EUR
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Brewery tour private

Brewery tour and tasting

From 25,00 EUR
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Berry Nice Day – Berry picking and juice making Provided by Safartica Oy
From 77,00 EUR
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Berry Nice Day – Berry picking and juice making

Learn the basics of superfoods – blueberries and cloudberries are waiting to be picked up!

From 77,00 EUR
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Visit to Arctic SnowHotel (with transfers) morning departure Provided by Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos
From 59,00 EUR
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Visit to Arctic SnowHotel (with transfers) morning departure

Visit to Arctic SnowHotel with transfer from Rovaniemi

From 59,00 EUR
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Ice sculpting experience Provided by Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos
From 109,00 EUR
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Ice sculpting experience

Ice sculpting and guided tour of the Arctic SnowHotel

From 109,00 EUR
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Gourmet by the Bonfire Provided by Apukka Resort
From 89,00 EUR
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Gourmet by the Bonfire

Imagine a cozy seat on a reindeer skin by an open fire. The delicious smell of traditional Finnish food being cooked to perfection by the flames of the fire. Join us to see what outdoor gourmet is all about!

From 89,00 EUR
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Relaxing Day of Yoga and Husky Therapy Provided by Husky & Yoga Nature
From 289,00 EUR
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Relaxing Day of Yoga and Husky Therapy

Come and visit us for a day of relaxation and enjoyment! This is a lovely combination where you can really relax, enjoy your life, the beautiful nature and our lovely furry friends. After this you will feel refreshed and happy.

From 289,00 EUR
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Elf’s farmyard – it can be all yours! 1-6 person Provided by Elf's Farm Yard
From 120,00 EUR
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Elf’s farmyard – it can be all yours! 1-6 person

You – just your family or group – get to spend time with all the animals and help take care of them. Private visit 5.30 pm. 1-6 person.

From 120,00 EUR
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Treasure hunt in the wolf trail forest. Provided by Wolf trail
From 10,00 EUR
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Treasure hunt in the wolf trail forest.

The treasure hunt in the wolf trail forest is a wilderness escape game with no time limit.

From 10,00 EUR
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GOLD RUSH IN LAPLAND: GOLD PANNING Provided by Helios Tour
From 65,00 EUR
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GOLD RUSH IN LAPLAND: GOLD PANNING

Are you ready to get your gold?

From 65,00 EUR
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Magic of the Forest and Log Sauna, 4 hours Provided by Happy Fox Oy
From 160,00 EUR
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Magic of the Forest and Log Sauna, 4 hours

Feel the healing effects of the forest, herbs and log sauna with herbal bath for feet or treatment for hands. After the sauna we’ll serve you traditional Finnish meal.

From 160,00 EUR
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WILD BERRIES AND MUSHROOMS PICKING TOUR Provided by Helios Tour
From 75,00 EUR
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WILD BERRIES AND MUSHROOMS PICKING TOUR

Lapland is the world’s largest contiguous area for picking organic berries and mushrooms.

From 75,00 EUR
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Brewery tour Provided by Lapland Brewery Ltd
From 20,00 EUR
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Brewery tour

Brewery tour and tasting

From 20,00 EUR
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Cozy Herbal Private Home Sauna Provided by Bed and Breakfast Kotitie
From 82,00 EUR
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Cozy Herbal Private Home Sauna

The privat Finnish home sauna and the instructed use of traditional folklore herbs and natural products is combined for 1-4 people.

From 82,00 EUR
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WINTER TOBOGGANING, Rovaniemi Provided by Lapland Safaris AC Ltd
From 93,00 EUR
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WINTER TOBOGGANING, Rovaniemi

Classic snow fun on Ounasvaara hill!

From 93,00 EUR
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Snow sculpting Workshop 3,5 hours Provided by Happy Fox Oy
From 120,00 EUR
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Snow sculpting Workshop 3,5 hours

Do you want to see and feel how the snow changes from pure white material to piece of art in your hands?

From 120,00 EUR
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Be a Gold Digger, Gold Panning and a Boat Trip, 4 hours Provided by Happy Fox Oy
From 145,00 EUR
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Be a Gold Digger, Gold Panning and a Boat Trip, 4 hours

Experience the excitement of treasure hunting and a one of a kind boat trip at Ounasjoki river.

From 145,00 EUR
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Yoga Hike Provided by Husky & Yoga Nature
From 135,00 EUR
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Yoga Hike

Experience the healing power of nature by hiking and doing yoga in the nature.

From 135,00 EUR
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Sami bracelet handicraft classes Provided by LAURI Handcraft Shop & Atelier
From 69,00 EUR
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Sami bracelet handicraft classes

Sámi bracelet handicraft classes

From 69,00 EUR
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Wild Berries and Mushrooms picking tour Provided by Nordic Adventures
From 85,00 EUR
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Wild Berries and Mushrooms picking tour

Imagine a deep lush forest full of juicy sun-kissed berries and meaty mushrooms, which you can use to prepare a tasty dinner.

From 85,00 EUR
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Come and experience our fairytale-like snow buildings and ice sculptures, even if you do not intend to stay overnight.

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We are Aini and Pekka Ojala, the proud entrepreneurs of B&B Kotitie. We offer our expertise in providing you with our health beneficial services and a glimpse into the life of a regular Finnish family.

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Bliss Adventure

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Doerz Local life & culture
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Doerz

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Easy Travel

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Happy Fox Safari houses
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Happy Fox

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Hornwork Handicrafts A. Kangasniemi Local life & culture
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Husky & Yoga Nature

Warmly welcome to our family husky home and retreat! Here you can experience husky safaris – sled riding – so that you can drive yourself, skiing in the silent forest, husky hiking, canoeing and yoga.

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Lapland Welcome

Lapland Welcome is a pioneer company in Lapland, which has been providing nature holidays and activities in Finland for about 20 years. We are called Nature and Aurora Experts of Lapland, merged with the talented activity organizer.

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LAURI Local life & culture
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LAURI

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Nordic Adventures Safari houses
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Nordic Adventures

Outdoor minded tours that specialize in nature, journeys and adventures that makes you and your kids dump digital devices to focus on the here and now.

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Nordic Unique Travels Safari houses
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Nordic Unique Travels

Nordic Unique Travels is a new tourism company located in the threshold of the Arctic: Rovaniemi. Each of our safaris have been handcrafted to maximize positive customer experiences and our catalog consists of over 65 daily tours.

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NortsaV Tours

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Orbas Reindeer Family Reindeer sleigh rides & farm visits
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Orbas Reindeer Family

We are reindeer herder family from Finnish Lapland. With us you get to know the real reindeer herder family's traditional, calm, but modern reindeer herding culture.

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Reindeer farm Porohaka

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Safartica

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Santa Claus Holiday Village Safari houses
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Santa Claus Holiday Village

Santa Claus Holiday Village right on the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, offers everything you could want for your dream holiday: high-quality accommodation, a wide range of activities, fantastic food and drinks, shopping, the chance to meet Santa Claus and much more!

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Santa Claus Secret Forest - Joulukka

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