Sights and attractions

There are scores of sights and attractions in the Official Hometown of Santa Claus – please find them listed below. Christmas magic can be experienced year round in places like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark.

As the capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi is home to Lapland’s Provincial Museum Arktikum, the forest-themed Pilke Science Centre and the Korundi House of Culture. For animal lovers, the various reindeer and husky farms are a must along with Ranua Zoo that specialises in Arctic fauna; its ‘royal residents’ are the mighty polar bears and their cousins, the Finnish brown bears. Bordering on the Arctic, Rovaniemi is an exotic place of snow and ice in winter – you can even eat and sleep in buildings made of them.