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Rovaniemi is filled up with fun cultural events – come and join!

Rovaniemi Week (3–9.9.2018) offers a number of concerts, performing arts, open-door events, tours around the city, and workshops, among others. Events are open for everyone, most of them free of charge!

Published: September 3, 2018

EasyJet Launches New Routes From London Gatwick to Rovaniemi

EasyJets starts flights from London Gatwick to Rovaniemi in October 2018.

Published: August 9, 2018

Alvar Aalto Route Invites Culture Lovers to Unique Architectural Sites Around Finland

A new web service built around Alvar Aalto’s architecture, visit.alvaraalto.fi, has been launched to serve visitors in all regions of Finland.

Published: June 8, 2018

Local defence exercise LAPPI 118 can be witnessed in the centre of Rovaniemi

Organised by the Jaeger Brigade in Rovaniemi from 26 February to 2 March 2018, the exercise LAPPI 118 can be witnessed in the centre of Rovaniemi from 26 February to 28 February 2018, on Tuesday and Wednesday in particular.

Published: February 23, 2018

Rovaniemi seeks for summer ambassadors

Social media influencers, journalists and new media journalists – apply now and be among the first ones to experience the summer of Santa Claus’ hometown Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland.

Published: February 14, 2018

Rovaniemi’s Santa Claus is one of greatest Finnish YouTube stars

Rovaniemi based Santa’s Santatelevision YouTube channel has doubled its viewers this year, with a goal of 100 million video views by the end of the Christmas season.

Published: December 18, 2017

Danger – beware of thin ice!

At the height of the tourist season in Rovaniemi, many have ventured out on the ice next to the city’s iconic bridge, the Jätkänkynttilä (”Lumberjack’s Candle”). THIS IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!!

Published: December 1, 2017

A portal to 100 moods of Finnish landscape and emotions

The project 100 Moods From Finland has recorded one hundred moods from Finland during one year. These unique moments are authentic pieces of Finland in different seasons and on a wide scale from roadless wilderness to already familiar places.

Published: November 16, 2017

Awards and nominations, Arctic TreeHouse Hotel is getting recognition internationally

This year The Worldwide Hospitality Awards was held in Paris on 8th of November, and Arctic TreeHouse Hotel was voted as the winner in the category of Best innovation in hotel concept.

Published: November 10, 2017

Capture the charm of Finnish Lapland – International poster contest

Come to Finland, Arktikum, Grafia, Lapland Hotels, SEK and Visit Rovaniemi are collaborating to find a travel poster for the Finnish Lapland and are therefore announcing My Finland Poster contest.

Published: November 7, 2017

Investments in new accommodation and restaurant capacity will exceed 30 MEUR in Rovaniemi this winter season

A record-breaking winter season is expected at Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. Massive investments are being made to respond to record demand.

Published: October 31, 2017

Come to work with us, Content Designer!

We are looking for a new talent to join our Visit Rovaniemi team. If you have excellent writing skills and you can create content quickly, apply now!

Published: October 23, 2017

Ounasvaara’s First Snow Skiing Season starts on 21.10!

Ounasvaara’s First Snow skiing trail will be open for cross-country skiers on 21st October 2017.

Published: October 19, 2017

Aurora Borealis light up September skies in Rovaniemi

Autumn is prime time for Aurora Borealis viewing in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland. This year, Northern Lights buffs have been treated to several consecutive nights of aurora displays in the first few days of September.

Published: September 5, 2017

Polar bear cub at Ranua Wildlife Park finally out!

On Wednesday 16.3.2017 at noon the new polar bear cub at Ranua Wildlife Park got its first chance to experience the outside world.

Published: March 16, 2017

Polar bear cub born in Ranua Zoo

Polar bear cubs born in captivity rarely survive the critical first few weeks – Ranua Zoo are delighted with six-week old newcomer. Read more!

Published: January 5, 2017

Visit Rovaniemi receives internationalisation award from the President of Finland

On Tuesday November 15th 2016, President of Finland Sauli Niinistö granted Visit Rovaniemi the President’s internationalisation award. Read more here.

Published: November 16, 2016

New winter activities on offer in Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi is expecting another record-breaking travel season and lots of new experiences await visitors in the Official Hometown of Santa Claus.

Published: November 7, 2016

Santa Claus is now officially on Weibo

As Santa Claus wondered how he could better reach all his friends in China, one of his savvy elves came up with the perfect solution: team up with Weibo.

Published: October 10, 2016

New accommodation, more flights

Rovaniemi answers a growing demand for more beds with diverse forms of new accommodation. Also, three new direct flight connections have been established.

Published: October 10, 2016