Rovaniemi, the Arctic Capital of Finnish Lapland, is situated on the Arctic Circle. The Official Hometown of Santa Claus offers the best access to the arctic region and is a perfect place to experience the aspects of Finnish happiness and nightless nights. The lively town under the magical light of the Midnight Sun offers a wide range of exciting but easy and safe outdoor activities and the greatest amount of Lappish culture, sights and attractions, restaurants, local design shops and much more. In Rovaniemi you can easily experience the nature and urban services, and of course, here you can cross the Arctic Circle.
Rovaniemi offers a wide range of accommodation: different price levels and a great variety of styles guarantees that there is something for everyone. You can choose to stay in the city centre, in the wilderness or right next door to Santa Claus.
In Rovaniemi, nights are bright throughout the summer. This means there’s 24 hours a day for activities like river cruises, swimming, golfing accross the Arctic Circle, horsebackriding, floating, hiking, visiting husky and reindeer farms and a whole lot more – pretty much anything you can do during the day, you can do in the night. Sleep? Do it later!
Traditional Lappish food tastes delicious both in fine dining restaurants and by a campfire out in the wilderness. Rovaniemi has great options for local culinary excursions. In Rovaniemi you can find wonderful selection of culture, and with a Culture Pass you can visit 3 wonderful culture destinations with one ticket: Aktikum, Korundi and Pilke. Also, visit Santa Claus Village and feel the magic all year round.
With 24-hour daylight, there are endless activities to enjoy, such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, and golfing. Visit a reindeer farm, husky kennel or a wildlife park. Go on a guided nature walk or berry picking, take a leisurely bike ride through the beautiful riverside. For a unique experience by the riverside, you can also go on a river cruise or take a canoe trip to explore the stunning scenery.
And of course, no trip to Rovaniemi is complete without a visit to Santa Claus Village and the Arktikum Science Museum to learn about the local culture and history.
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