Rovaniemi 24 June at midnight
Fairy-tale surroundings and a pinch of magic 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!
Rovaniemi First snowfall in mid-November
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In Rovaniemi you can experience Christmas magic and visit Santa Claus every day of the year.
Rovaniemi is home to 62,000 people, 14,000 reindeer and Santa Claus.
Santa Claus Village Arctic Circle in January
Light and dark The amount of natural light changes dramatically during the year. From the faint glow of the winter sun to continuous daylight during the summer, the contrasts in the Arctic region are extreme.
*Average temperature. High daily variation. The coldest days of winter: -25 °C ~ -30 °C. The hottest days of summer: +25 °C ~ +30 °C.
Aurora Borealis at the Arctic garden in September
There is a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights when the skies are clear and when it’s dark enough.
SNOWY PERIOD late November–mid April NORTHERN LIGHTS SEASON late August–early April POLAR NIGHT December–January ARCTIC SUMMER June–August ARCTIC BRIGHT NIGHTS May–July MIDNIGHT SUN June 6th–July 7th COLOURFUL AUTUMN September
Enjoying nature in July, June and March
Winter –– Winter: late November – early April –– Northern Lights excursions –– Husky and Reindeer sleigh rides –– Snowmobiling –– Skiing and Snowshoeing –– Ice fishing –– Winter swimming and Ice floating –– Nature trips and photography tours –– Sauna experiences –– Icebreaker cruises –– Fatbiking
Must-Dos 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!
Reindeer sleigh ride in February
Summer –– Summer: June – August –– Midnight Sun excursions –– Husky and Reindeer farm visits –– Nature trips and Hiking –– Horseback riding –– Floating, river cruises –– Water sports –– Fishing –– Sauna experiences –– Elk watching –– Fatbiking –– Photography tours –– Golf
Autumn and Spring –– Autumn: September – early November –– Spring: Late April – May –– Northern Lights excursions (Autumn only) –– Nature trips & hiking –– Water sports and activities (Autumn only) –– Husky and Reindeer farm visits –– Elk watching –– Sauna experiences –– Guided tours to attractions –– Photography tours –– Fatbiking
Horseback riding in June Fatbiking in early September
Sights and attractions In addition to meeting Santa Claus, Rovaniemi offers great opportunities to become acquainted with Lappish culture, history and Arctic animals in every season.
Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle
Lumberjackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Candle Bridge in July
Ranua Wildlife Park
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Easy access to nature all year round.
Arktikum Museum and Science Centre Korundi Rovaniemi Art Museum Science Centre Pilke
Along the nature trails in February, August and January
Eat and Drink At restaurants in Rovaniemi you can enjoy the pure ingredients of Nordic nature as well as international flavours. Rovaniemi offers a wide range of restaurants, from cosy bistros to memorable ice restaurants.
Ice restaurant in March Dinner in Rovaniemi city centre in May
Accommodation Rovaniemi also 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.
Rovaniemi city centre in December Glass igloo under the Midnight Sun in June
Getting to Rovaniemi
HELSINKI – ROVANIEMI
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