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Rovaniemi is the official hometown of Santa Claus and the capital of Finnish Lapland. A friendly town surrounded by Arctic nature, where Lappish culture and a wide range of activities can be enjoyed all year round. And of course, here, you can cross the Arctic Circle!

“Fairy-tale surroundings and a pinch of magic”

 

Discover all that Rovaniemi has to offer in winter: exceptional accommodation for a dream holiday as well as a multitude of activities accessible from the city.

CLOSER THAN EVER

Travelling to Rovaniemi is now easier than ever! You can fly directly to Rovaniemi from London, Paris, Dusseldorf and Istanbul. There are also several flights per day from Helsinki to Rovaniemi.

Helsinki-Rovaniemi with Finnair
Helsinki Rovaniemi with Norwegian
Dusseldorf- Rovaniemi with Eurowings
London – Rovaniemi with easyJet
Paris – Rovaniemi with Air France
Istanbul – Rovaniemi with Turkish Airlines

UNFORGETTABLE ACCOMMODATION

Rovaniemi offers a wide range of accommodation: different price levels and a great variety of styles guarantee there is something for everyone. You can choose to stay in the city centre, in the wilderness or right next door to Santa Claus.

Check all hotels and other places to stay in Rovaniemi

The Northern lights dancing above Arctic TreeHouse Hotel suites in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland
ARCTIC TREEHOUSE HOTEL
Glass Resort glass houses in Santa Claus Village Rovaniemi Lapland Finland
GLASS RESORT
Kammi Family Suites and aurora borealis in Apukka Resort Rovaniemi Lapland Finland
APUKKA RESORT
A couple admiring the Northern Lights in the glass igloo of Arctic Snowhotel and Glass Igloos in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland
ARCTIC SNOWHOTEL & GLASS IGLOOS

THE MUST-DO WINTER ACTIVITIES

Rovaniemi offers plenty of activities all year round. They are all worth experiencing. Just immerse yourself in Arctic nature and start to tick off your bucket list!

Check all winter activities in Rovaniemi

The Northern Lights excursions

MYSTERY OF AURORA BOREALIS, Rovaniemi Provided by Lapland Safaris AC Ltd
From 220,00 EUR
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MYSTERY OF AURORA BOREALIS, Rovaniemi

Hunt for the northern light takes you outside the Rovaniemi city lights

From 220,00 EUR
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Northern Lights Trip to Sky Aurora Station Provided by Santa Claus Reindeer
From 80,00 EUR
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Northern Lights Trip to Sky Aurora Station

Admire the northern lights in the wilderness on top of a hill with glorious views towards the northern sky!

From 80,00 EUR
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AURORA BOREALIS CATAMARAN CRUISE, Rovaniemi Provided by Lapland Safaris AC Ltd
From 180,00 EUR
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AURORA BOREALIS CATAMARAN CRUISE, Rovaniemi

Chase the northern lights on a riverside cruise

From 180,00 EUR
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EXCURSION TO AURORA BOREALIS CAMP BY BUS 7.1.-31.3., Rovaniemi Provided by Lapland Safaris AC Ltd
From 122,00 EUR
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EXCURSION TO AURORA BOREALIS CAMP BY BUS 7.1.-31.3., Rovaniemi

Discover the phenomena of the northern sky at our Northern Lights base

From 122,00 EUR
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The Northern Lights are visible in Rovaniemi all winter long from late August to early April. It’s a natural phenomenon that you have to see at least once in a lifetime with your own eyes. Go hunting for the Northern Lights with specialists to make sure not to miss them! See more Aurora Borealis tours

Husky Tours and Farm Visits

Family Day Provided by Raitola Reindeer and Husky Farm
From 304,00 EUR
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Family Day

Family Day – 500m reindeer ride, reindeer farm visit, 800m husky ride, salmon soup lunch

From 304,00 EUR
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Enjoying the Feeling Five (5 km) Provided by Husky Park
From 180,00 EUR
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Enjoying the Feeling Five (5 km)

Enjoy Lapland’s beautiful nature sitting in the sled!

From 180,00 EUR
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A WALK WITH HUSKY, Rovaniemi Provided by Lapland Safaris AC Ltd
From 156,00 EUR
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A WALK WITH HUSKY, Rovaniemi

Take the huskies for an afternoon walk and get friends with the furry sled dogs

From 156,00 EUR
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Welcome to the Arctic Circle – Winter Provided by Sunny Safari
From 219,00 EUR
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Welcome to the Arctic Circle – Winter

Sample the capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi in this 6-7-hour tour around the Arctic Circle border. Experience, feel, taste, and smell this whole day tour by beginning the day with an invigorating breath of fresh morning air in the arctic forest. Wake up your body and senses when you trek through the deep snowy forest by […]

From 219,00 EUR
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Go on a dog sled adventure, a magical experience that will take you deep into the boreal forests and over frozen lakes. See more husky tours and farm visits

Reindeer Sleigh Rides and Farm Visits

Visit of authentic reindeer farm in summer / autumn Provided by SieriPoro Safaris
From 79,00 EUR
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Visit of authentic reindeer farm in summer / autumn

Summer visit of an authentic reindeer farm in Sierijärvi Village in Rovaniemi, Lapland.

From 79,00 EUR
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Greet Santa’s Reindeer On Summer Holidays Provided by Santa Claus Reindeer
From 80,00 EUR
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Greet Santa’s Reindeer On Summer Holidays

Meet Santa’s reindeer on their summer holidays on the beautiful Rovaniemi countryside.

From 80,00 EUR
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Welcome to the Arctic Circle – Winter Provided by Sunny Safari
From 219,00 EUR
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Welcome to the Arctic Circle – Winter

Sample the capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi in this 6-7-hour tour around the Arctic Circle border. Experience, feel, taste, and smell this whole day tour by beginning the day with an invigorating breath of fresh morning air in the arctic forest. Wake up your body and senses when you trek through the deep snowy forest by […]

From 219,00 EUR
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SANTA CLAUS SAFARI 1.12.-6.1., Rovaniemi Provided by Lapland Safaris AC Ltd
From 184,00 EUR
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SANTA CLAUS SAFARI 1.12.-6.1., Rovaniemi

An arctic family day of snow fun activities and reindeer sleigh riding completed with meeting Santa

From 184,00 EUR
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The reindeer is the iconic animal of Finnish Lapland. Discover this animal by visiting a reindeer farm and opt for a sleigh ride for an unforgettable moment. See more reindeer sleigh rides and farm visits

Snowmobiling

Northern Lights Snowmobile Driving Safari Provided by Lapland Welcome Ltd
From 311,64 EUR
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Northern Lights Snowmobile Driving Safari

Experience the wilderness by driving a snowmobile and hunting the Northern Lights.

From 311,64 EUR
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Small Group Aurora Snowmobiling Provided by Parpalandia Oy
From 179,00 EUR
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Small Group Aurora Snowmobiling

Let’s start our snowmobiles and embark on an adventure in the mysterious Arctic forest. The goal of our snowmobile night out is to have fun driving snowmobile and spotting northern lights!

From 179,00 EUR
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Night Snowmobile Safari Provided by Apukka Resort
From 129,00 EUR
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Night Snowmobile Safari

Chasing the Northern Lights on snowmobiles in the depths of the magical snow-covered forests in the arctic night of Lapland. Sounds like a dream too good to be true, doesn’t it? In Apukka, it can be your reality.

From 129,00 EUR
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Family Snowmobile Safari Provided by Wild Nordic Finland
From 308,00 EUR
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Family Snowmobile Safari

This snowmobile safari is specialised for families and is tailor made for parents with little children. Snowmobiling experience for adults and children alike.

From 308,00 EUR
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Explore snow-covered forests and frozen lakes by snowmobile for a thrilling excursion! See more snowmobiling tours

Daytrip from Rovaniemi to @ranua_resort!😎 

Ranua Wildlife Park offers tourists and nearby inhabitants the opportunity to observe arctic animals in an as authentic environment for the animals as possible.
And it is open every day of the year!😊

#visitrovaniemi #ranua #ranuaresort #ranuazoo
Daytrip from Rovaniemi to @ranua_resort!😎 

Ranua Wildlife Park offers tourists and nearby inhabitants the opportunity to observe arctic animals in an as authentic environment for the animals as possible.
And it is open every day of the year!😊

#visitrovaniemi #ranua #ranuaresort #ranuazoo
Daytrip from Rovaniemi to @ranua_resort!😎 

Ranua Wildlife Park offers tourists and nearby inhabitants the opportunity to observe arctic animals in an as authentic environment for the animals as possible.
And it is open every day of the year!😊

#visitrovaniemi #ranua #ranuaresort #ranuazoo
Daytrip from Rovaniemi to @ranua_resort!😎 

Ranua Wildlife Park offers tourists and nearby inhabitants the opportunity to observe arctic animals in an as authentic environment for the animals as possible.
And it is open every day of the year!😊

#visitrovaniemi #ranua #ranuaresort #ranuazoo
Daytrip from Rovaniemi to @ranua_resort!😎 

Ranua Wildlife Park offers tourists and nearby inhabitants the opportunity to observe arctic animals in an as authentic environment for the animals as possible.
And it is open every day of the year!😊

#visitrovaniemi #ranua #ranuaresort #ranuazoo
Daytrip from Rovaniemi to @ranua_resort!😎 

Ranua Wildlife Park offers tourists and nearby inhabitants the opportunity to observe arctic animals in an as authentic environment for the animals as possible.
And it is open every day of the year!😊

#visitrovaniemi #ranua #ranuaresort #ranuazoo
Daytrip from Rovaniemi to @ranua_resort!😎 

Ranua Wildlife Park offers tourists and nearby inhabitants the opportunity to observe arctic animals in an as authentic environment for the animals as possible.
And it is open every day of the year!😊

#visitrovaniemi #ranua #ranuaresort #ranuazoo
Daytrip from Rovaniemi to @ranua_resort!😎 

Ranua Wildlife Park offers tourists and nearby inhabitants the opportunity to observe arctic animals in an as authentic environment for the animals as possible.
And it is open every day of the year!😊

#visitrovaniemi #ranua #ranuaresort #ranuazoo
Daytrip from Rovaniemi to @ranua_resort!😎 

Ranua Wildlife Park offers tourists and nearby inhabitants the opportunity to observe arctic animals in an as authentic environment for the animals as possible.
And it is open every day of the year!😊

#visitrovaniemi #ranua #ranuaresort #ranuazoo
Daytrip from Rovaniemi to @ranua_resort!😎 Ranua Wildlife Park offers tourists and nearby inhabitants the opportunity to observe arctic animals in an as authentic environment for the animals as possible. And it is open every day of the year!😊 #visitrovaniemi #ranua #ranuaresort #ranuazoo
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Just a little reminder that it's only around one month until we see these magical northern lights again!😍✨
Just a little reminder that it's only around one month until we see these magical northern lights again!😍✨
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Cloudberry is the thing that locals talk about right now!😍

This berry with a lot of vitamin C grows wild in the northern swamps! Because of every man's rights in Finland, everyone can pick these at nature. 
And yes, there are a lot of swamp areas around Rovaniemi! 

Have you ever tasted it? Or maybe something made with Cloudberry? 
If not, you should!😋
Cloudberry is the thing that locals talk about right now!😍 This berry with a lot of vitamin C grows wild in the northern swamps! Because of every man's rights in Finland, everyone can pick these at nature.  And yes, there are a lot of swamp areas around Rovaniemi!  Have you ever tasted it? Or maybe something made with Cloudberry?  If not, you should!😋
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Did Jaakko throw a stone into a lake today?👀

Well, according to an old tradition in Finland. On the 25th of July, Jaakko's name day, Jaakko throws a cold stone into a lake. The stone will start to cool the waters, marking the end of summer.

What do you think, is the summer coming to an end?
Or are the best summer days still to come?😎
Did Jaakko throw a stone into a lake today?👀 Well, according to an old tradition in Finland. On the 25th of July, Jaakko's name day, Jaakko throws a cold stone into a lake. The stone will start to cool the waters, marking the end of summer. What do you think, is the summer coming to an end? Or are the best summer days still to come?😎
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Culture for the Sunday!😊

Experience northern nature, art, history, and phenomena in many exciting ways:
Arktikum Science Centre and Museum, Korundi House of Culture and Science Centre Pilke. And with Culture Pass, you can have these three on the same ticket!😊

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #culturepass #ourfinland #onlyinlapland #arktikum #korundi #pilke #suomi #finland
Culture for the Sunday!😊

Experience northern nature, art, history, and phenomena in many exciting ways:
Arktikum Science Centre and Museum, Korundi House of Culture and Science Centre Pilke. And with Culture Pass, you can have these three on the same ticket!😊

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #culturepass #ourfinland #onlyinlapland #arktikum #korundi #pilke #suomi #finland
Culture for the Sunday!😊

Experience northern nature, art, history, and phenomena in many exciting ways:
Arktikum Science Centre and Museum, Korundi House of Culture and Science Centre Pilke. And with Culture Pass, you can have these three on the same ticket!😊

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #culturepass #ourfinland #onlyinlapland #arktikum #korundi #pilke #suomi #finland
Culture for the Sunday!😊 Experience northern nature, art, history, and phenomena in many exciting ways: Arktikum Science Centre and Museum, Korundi House of Culture and Science Centre Pilke. And with Culture Pass, you can have these three on the same ticket!😊 #rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #culturepass #ourfinland #onlyinlapland #arktikum #korundi #pilke #suomi #finland
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Long days under the sun!😍
Today the sunset in Rovaniemi is at 23.40, and the length of the day is over 20 hours!🌞 
The nights are white until early August.

#rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #midnightsun #lapland #finland #ourfinland #onlyinlapland
Long days under the sun!😍 Today the sunset in Rovaniemi is at 23.40, and the length of the day is over 20 hours!🌞 The nights are white until early August. #rovaniemi #visitrovaniemi #midnightsun #lapland #finland #ourfinland #onlyinlapland
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