Rovaniemi (Lapland)

7 destinations for 7 unforgettable and alternative days





Rovaniemi is a tourist and university city.
It has about 60,000 inhabitants.
It is structured with modern palaces (almost completely destroyed by bombing during the Second World War).
On the outskirts an immense expanse of trees and ponds with some houses here and there.


At school the Finns learn Swedish as a second language, only afterwards English. Therefore all speak a well-timed English, understandable even to those who chews English only a little.


Domestic flights (apart from charter flights) are subject to the “Finnair” national carrier, and all flights have a stopover in Helsinki.

So if you stop in Helsinki and you have time available before taking the next flight, go and visit the city.
There are free buses with the words”Finnair City Bus”. The route takes about 20 minutes. A short itinerary of 2-3 hours will be described later.



A short walking tour of 2-3 hours As anticipated, there are free “Finnair City Bus” buses which depart from the airport to the center (about…


Modern museum about Lapland The visit is recommended if outside the weather is unstable. Located in the city, in a large modern building adjacent to…

Syvasenvaara Fell

The hidden tower … from which you can see the immense! AT THE TOWER (Syvasenvaara Fell) Park your car at the “Santa Park” where the “Arctic Tree…

The Memorial

GERMAN SOLDIER’S CEMETERY A memorial dedicated to German soldiers who died during the Second World War. (Atrocious madness of a dictator who has caused the death…

At the farm of reindeer

Approximately 7 kilometers north of Rovaniemi along the road to Sinetta is the “Poro Farmi” farm. Being in transit we stopped and made an appointment…


The nature trail of Vaattunkiköngäs About 20 km from the Rovaniemi towards Vikajarvi this area is ideal for summer activities. With its wooden bridges that…

Ranua Zoo

Comment, beautiful! Not to be missed, as different and unique in its kind! Here arctic animals of every race are found, saved and healed, victims…

See the northern lights in Lapland

Nothing is more “simple”! The farther north you go beyond the Arctic Circle, the more you can see it. Solar storms, geomagnetic fields, wind speeds…

Where to stay

for 2 -3 days or for a week ROVANIEMI FOR 2 – 3 NIGHTS: If you want a fast-santa-and-flee the best option is to stay…

Where to eat in Rovaniemi

Finns accompany meals with beer or milk. They consume a lot of meat (with a bit of ‘luck you also find the bear steak). Try…

How to dress in Lapland

Clothing for cold times (Rovaniemi) Cover head and ears well with a wool cap. Gloves with Thinsulate (product that isolates very well from the cold).…

To keep in mind

Do not forget that for Christmas all the structures are immensely more expensive than the rest of the year. It is advisable to reserve well…