Early Winter in Rovaniemi

Experience the crispy winter wonderland at the Arctic Circle, Lapland, Finland. Early winter brings the first breeze of cold air, shortening days and expectation of snowy and cold winter days.

Early winter is a wonderful experience without snow as well – one of the best times to spot the Northern Lights as the nights are getting darker and sky is clear. Most early winter activities are open already in October and many sights & attractions are open all year round – including Santa Claus Village and the cultural centres. Read also more about midwinter.

Information about the winter months

Finnish Sauna Culture

There are over 3 million saunas in Finland – that’s more than passenger cars. It’s safe to say we love our saunas! For an absolute Rovaniemi experience one must try sauna.

Explore early winter options