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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 – please have a look at the list below.
Be it a quick lunchtime snack, a tasty evening out or a refreshing drink you’re after, we’ve got a great selection for you.

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Restaurants 2023 Opening hours of restaurants around Christmas time
2023 Opening hours of restaurants around Christmas time
Charter restaurants Aitta Restaurant - Apukka Resort
Aitta Restaurant - Apukka Resort

Restaurant Aitta serves Nordic cuisine with modern twist and uses locally produced ingredients.

Restaurants Amarillo

Easy-going and sunny, Amarillo restaurant serves the best Tex-Mex in Rovaniemi, Lapland and the bar offers drinks and a good time in Lapland style.

Restaurants Arctic Restaurant
Arctic Restaurant

Arctic Restaurant's menu serves tastes from northern forests and fells as well as fish and seafood from lakes of Lapland and from Arctic Ocean.

Restaurants Arctic SnowHotel Ice Restaurant & Ice Bar
Arctic SnowHotel Ice Restaurant & Ice Bar

The Ice Restaurant of Arctic SnowHotel is a spectacle, an attraction on its own. Enjoy an unforgettable 3-course dinner with dessert served on an ice plate!

Restaurants Arktikum Café and Restaurant
Arktikum Café and Restaurant

Taste and feel the north in Arktikum Café. You’ll get to savour the colourful northern harvest in our lunch buffet and soak in arctic design on your coffee break.

Charter restaurants Bear's Den Restaurant
Bear's Den Restaurant

At Bear´s Den the untamed wilderness is all around you. The log cabin is located only 30km from Rovaniemi city center.

Restaurants Bull Bar & Grill
Bull Bar & Grill

Bull Bar & Grill is an American style restaurant in the building of Arctic City Hotel and it offers amazing food in a great atmosphere.

Restaurants Buusti Lounge & Deli
Buusti Lounge & Deli

Buusti Lounge & Deli is located next to the Santasport bowling alley offering many choices from daily lunch to varied snacks. Buusti serves fresh salads, delicious burgers, soups and sandwiches.

Restaurants Café & Bar 21
Café & Bar 21

Cafe & Bar 21 is the coolest Cafeteria and Cocktail Bar in Rovaniemi! 21 is situated right in the city center of Rovaniemi, address Rovakatu 21.

Bars and night clubs Café & Bar Zoomit
Café & Bar Zoomit

In Cafe & Bar Zoomit, people gather together to enjoy each others company while bartenders make the best drinks in town of Rovaniemi.

Cafés Café Ensilumi in Snowman World
Café Ensilumi in Snowman World

Café Ensilumi is a warm, peaceful, cozy and spacious café located next to the reception of Snowman World, right next to Santa Claus Village’ Main Square.

Cafés Café Koti
Café Koti

Café Koti is the coziest cafe in Rovaniemi. The modern café is full of light and warmth, even during the darkest months of the year.

Restaurants Christmas House Restaurant & Coffee Bar
Christmas House Restaurant & Coffee Bar

Christmas House Restaurant & Coffee Bar is a popular luncheon restaurant and a pleasant cafeteria in Santa Claus Village, Arctic Circle.

Cafés Coffee House Rovaniemi
Coffee House Rovaniemi

Coffee House Rovaniemi serves you a fresh cup of coffee and delicious bagels, croissants and foccaccias right in the Rovaniemi city center.

Restaurants Fishing Center Simojoen Lohiranta
Fishing Center Simojoen Lohiranta

You can get breakfast, lunch and dinner from the restaurant of Fishing Center Simojoen Lohiranta.

Restaurants Frans & Chérie Bistro
Frans & Chérie Bistro

Frans & Chérie is easy going French bistro where you find a la carte, lunch and bar. In our cabinet there´s possibility to organize dinners or meetings also for bigger groups.

Charter restaurants Glowing Ember
Glowing Ember

Glowing Ember provides an unforgettable journey to Lappish ingredients in unique hut milieu.

Restaurants Himo

Welcome to the Finland´s northernmost restaurant specializing in sushis and Asian flavours. Enjoy our selection of sushis, woks, dimsums, soups and springrolls!

Bars and night clubs Ice Disco of Snowman World
Ice Disco of Snowman World

Located in Santa Claus Village, the ice disco of Snowman World offers the coolest evening out for the whole family, in below zero temperature!

Bars and night clubs Irish Pub Oliver`s Corner & Night Club
Irish Pub Oliver`s Corner & Night Club

Oliver's Corner is a pleasant pub with wide range of whiskeys and long line of beer taps. Also sports channels in the pub. The nightclub offers live bands, karaoke and good music.

Charter restaurants Joulukka Restaurant in Santa Claus Secret Forest
Joulukka Restaurant in Santa Claus Secret Forest

Exotic evening programs in Joulukka offer excitement and open your senses to pure tastes of Lapland as our menus are made on spot from local ingredients. For example our Guardian of Lapland –dinner program creates memorable moments to cherish for the rest of our lives.

Restaurants Kesärafla Sauna
Kesärafla Sauna

Kesärafla Sauna is The Summer Restaurant in Rovaniemi. In addition to tasty foods from charcoal grill and refreshing drinks, you can rent a towel and step into our public sauna.

Charter restaurants Konttaniemi Reindeer Farm Restaurant
Konttaniemi Reindeer Farm Restaurant

A visit to the Konttaniemi Reindeer Farm can also include meals, served at our own private restaurant. We prepare Lappish cuisine that cherishes tradition.

Restaurants Korean restaurant Hanki
Korean restaurant Hanki

At Korean restaurant  HANKI, you can taste the traditional, authentic Korean cuisine. In addition to it, Lappish favorite flavor is delivered through reindeer meat and salmon modified in a Korean way.

Restaurants Korundi Kitchen & Café
Korundi Kitchen & Café

Korundi House of Culture feeds not only the mind but also the body: Korundi Kitchen & Café is a fresh lunch restaurant, an atmospheric art café and an enchanting meeting spot in a refurbished historical post bus depot in central Rovaniemi.

Restaurants Kota Restaurant of Arctic SnowHotel
Kota Restaurant of Arctic SnowHotel

Kota Restaurant serves lunch and 3-course dinner in a magical atmosphere by an open fire.

Charter restaurants Kotisaari Island
Kotisaari Island

In the good old days the Kotisaari Island was a traditional stronghold of the Lumberjacks in Kemijoki, and only with us can you enter this idyllic island. The Lumberjacks’ history still lives on in the buildings of the island.

Bars and night clubs Lapland Brewery Pub
Lapland Brewery Pub

Lapland Brewery is craft beer brewery In Rovaniemi, Lapland.  There is also a pub in the brewery where you can always get fresh and tasty beer served by professionals.

Restaurants Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi
Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi

The Lapland Restaurant Kotahovi is a Lappish-style restaurant run by the Körkkö family, located in the Santa Claus Reindeer resort at the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland.

Cafés Loft Cafe
Loft Cafe

Daily fresh coffee, cake and brunch in cozy and friendly atmosphere.

Charter restaurants Lumikartano Restaurant
Lumikartano Restaurant

Lumikartano Restaurant is made entirely of massive logs, giving it a rustic and cozy atmosphere that is sure to transport you to a world of relaxation and comfort.

Restaurants Monte Rosa
Monte Rosa

Come and try out the fine local flavors spiced up with an international touch in Monte Rosa restaurant in Rovaniemi, Lapland.

Bars and night clubs Motel Käpylä restaurant
Motel Käpylä restaurant

The restaurant and retro bar at Motel Käpylä offer you a nostalgic time travel to the 70's in Finland.

Restaurants Nest

At Nest´s genuine Lappish interior a delicious buffet menu is served from a wooden boat. The gorgeous wooden boat filled with crushed ice offers a wide selection of fresh and crisp delicacies of Lapland and northern waters.

Restaurants Nova Skyland Hotel and Restaurant
Nova Skyland Hotel and Restaurant

Nova Skyland restaurant serves modern Lappish meals prepared with local ingredients.

Charter restaurants Poropirtti

Poropirtti provides a cosy setting for lunches, dinners, events and theme evenings. Feel the spirit of Lapland and enjoy good food.

Restaurants Rakas Restaurant & Bar - local food with love
Rakas Restaurant & Bar - local food with love

The panoramic restaurant of Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, caters delicious Scandinavian Bistro menu with continental & local cuisine in unique surroundings in Lapland.

Restaurants Ranua Resort - Wild Arctic Restaurant
Ranua Resort - Wild Arctic Restaurant

Maistuvaa lappilaista ruokaa - pieneen tai suurempaan nälkään.

Restaurants Restaurant Bord
Restaurant Bord

Enjoy a delicious meal in the hotel´s cozy restaurant. The menu offers Nordic classics, local delicacies and casual street food.

Charter restaurants Restaurant Forest Manor
Restaurant Forest Manor

The historical and beautifully renovated Forest Manor is a charter restaurant located at the Arctic Circle, near Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi.

Restaurants Restaurant Gaissa
Restaurant Gaissa

Restaurant Gaissa’s menu includes modern Finnish and Lappish special delicacies. The restaurant is located in Santa's Hotel Santa Claus.

Restaurants Restaurant Gallis
Restaurant Gallis

Enjoy a dining experience at Restaurant Gallis, where the menu has been crafted as a culinary journey.

Charter restaurants Restaurant Leiripaikka
Restaurant Leiripaikka

Restaurant Leiripaikka serves breakfast to hotel guests and other customers and pre-ordered meals to groups. It also hosts company and private events.

Restaurants Restaurant Nili
Restaurant Nili

Restaurant Nili is unique and authentic Lappish restaurant in Rovaniemi. Nili’s food is delight in the flavors of specialties from Lapland prepared from fresh local ingredients.

Restaurants Restaurant Pohjanhovi
Restaurant Pohjanhovi

Restaurant Pohjanhovi is a à la carte restaurant with a great view to the Kemijoki river in Rovaniemi serving Finnish classics and Lappish specialties.

Charter restaurants Restaurant Porohovi
Restaurant Porohovi

Restaurant Porohovi is a charter restaurant for up to 200 diners. Porohovi is ideal for lunches and dinners served to larger groups.

Charter restaurants Restaurant Thulia
Restaurant Thulia

Restaurant Thulia is a Lappish evening restaurant with a relaxed, authentic atmosphere in Lapland Hotels Ounasvaara Chalets in Rovaniemi.

Restaurants Restaurant Valdemari
Restaurant Valdemari

The local Restaurant Valdemari in Rovaniemi, Lapland is home to an easy going mood all year around.

Restaurants Ristorante Rosso
Ristorante Rosso

Rosso is a laid-back and straightforward Italian restaurant where it is always a pleasure to stop by.

Restaurants Roka

Roka provides a friendly, personal and intimate 25-seater, neighborhood restaurant where we offer to you what we do best: serving bistro-style & street food made from the finest ingredients, chock-full of authentic & original flavors and accompanied with refreshing and sophisticated beverages.

Restaurants Roka Kitchen & Wine Bar
Roka Kitchen & Wine Bar

The culinary cornerstone of Roka Kitchen & Wine Bar is in relaxed Northern Finnish cuisine with a twist of European flavours. 

Bars and night clubs Roof Terrace Mökki
Roof Terrace Mökki

Roof Terrace Mökki allows everyone to enjoy the true atmosphere of Finnish summer cottage: you can play mölkky, dance, do yoga, watch movies, take a bath or just enjoy the sun.

Cafés Rovaniemi Café
Rovaniemi Café

Rovaniemi Airport there are versatile cafe and restaurant services before security check and cafe and shop after the security check and these all are called Rovaniemi Cafe.

Charter restaurants Royal Reindeer Ounasvaara
Royal Reindeer Ounasvaara

Our Lodge provides great setting to arrange all kinds of parties – from everyday occasions and meetings to formal events up to 120 people.

Restaurants Saigon Noodle Bar
Saigon Noodle Bar

Saigon Noodle Bar is the first and unique Vietnamese Restaurant in Rovaniemi. We deliver fresh - green - authentic Saigon Taste. Address Rovakatu 26.

Restaurants Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle Restaurant Arctic Eye
Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle Restaurant Arctic Eye

In our menus, the pure flavours of Lapland, grown under the midnight sun, are merged with spicy nuances of the Orient.

Restaurants Santa's Pizza & Burger
Santa's Pizza & Burger

Santa’s Pizza & Burger is a traditional fast food restaurant in the Arctic Circle. Our menu consists of delicious pizzas and hamburgers made with our own special recipe.

Restaurants Santamus

At Santamus you can enjoy local culinary creations and be entertained with unforgettable gold panning program

Charter restaurants SantaPark Restaurant
SantaPark Restaurant

In SantaPark You can host bigger parties for up to thousands of guests in SantaPark Kota –restaurant. Taste the delicious dinner while enjoying romantic and exciting SantaPark Show performed by professional dancers on the main stage.

Bars and night clubs Sky Bar of Arctic SnowHotel
Sky Bar of Arctic SnowHotel

The coolest drink bar in town! Sky Bar is located in the shores of Lake Lehtojärvi, a 30-minute drive from Rovaniemi city center.

Restaurants Sky Kitchen & View
Sky Kitchen & View

Admire the stunning natural scenery through our panoramic windows while savoring the culinary pleasures created by Sky Kitchen & View restaurant in Rovaniemi.

Charter restaurants Snowland Restaurant
Snowland Restaurant

Spend a magical evening in Snowland snow igloo restaurant in Rovaniemi. Enjoy a bowl of delicious steaming soup and Lapland´s exotic dishes.

Restaurants Snowman World Snow Restaurant & Ice Bar
Snowman World Snow Restaurant & Ice Bar

The Snow Restaurant and Ice Bar are attractions themselves with snow carvings, amazing lighting and snow and ice sculptures.

Restaurants Three Elves Restaurant
Three Elves Restaurant

Three Elves Restaurant offers Lappish cuisine every day of the year. It is situated right at the Arctic Circle, in Santa Claus Village. 

Bars and night clubs Uitto Pub
Uitto Pub

Uitto Pub is a comfortable, relaxed and legendary pub in the Rovaniemi city. Our cheerful staff serves you high-quality beers, drinks, snacks and meals.

Restaurants YUCA

Small window to Mexico - Taqueria Yuca is an authentic Mexican restaurant situated next to Cafe & Bar 21.

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