Visit Rovaniemi in Finland

Visit Rovaniemi in Finland – 7 destinations for 7 unforgettable and alternative days in Rovaniemi (Lapland)

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Rovaniemi is not just a place for visiting Santa, but there are other things to see.
Visiting the modern museum about Lapland “Arktikum” let yourself be transported in the life of the past.
Or visit the reindeer farm, where there is the possibility of being dragged along a pathway sitting on the sled.
Do not miss a visit to the Ranua Zoo, where only Arctic animals are found.

You will find many other useful tips in the online guide below.


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.


The two-story Finnish night train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, known as Santa Claus Express, and then goes on to Kemijärvi, its final destination.

Things to do in Helsinki

Things to do in Helsinki, a short 2-3 hour walking tour with the free bus from the airport. As anticipated, there are free “Finnair City Bus” buses which depart from the airport to the centerContinue reading…

What to do in Rovaniemi – Arktikum museum

What to do in Rovaniemi – Arktikum, 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 the university, frequentedContinue reading…

Near Santa Park: visit the hidden tower

Near Santa Park: visit the hidden tower – The Syvasenvaara Fell, the hidden tower in Rovaniemi … from which you can see the immense! AT THE TOWER (Syvasenvaara Fell) Park your car at the “Santa Park” whereContinue reading…

The Memorial (German Soldier’s Cemetery)

The Memorial (German Soldier’s Cemetery), dedicated to German soldiers, who died during the Second World War. (Atrocious madness of a dictator who has caused the death of millions of people). We take the road thatContinue reading…

Reindeer farm in Rovaniemi

At the Reindeer farm in Rovaniemi – 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 for the nextContinue reading…

Places to visit near Rovaniemi

Places to visit near Rovaniemi – The hiking area of Vaattunkiköngäs consists of a dense network of well-marked trails, reduced in the winter months. About 20 km from the Rovaniemi towards Vikajarvi this area isContinue reading…

At the Ranua Zoo

At the 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 of road accidents. They live inContinue reading…

Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) – Guide to Lapland

Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) – Guide to Lapland – Best time for the Northern Lights in Lapland (Rovaniemi) Nothing is more “simple”! The farther north you go beyond the Arctic Circle, the more you canContinue reading…

Where to stay in Rovaniemi

Where to stay in Rovaniemi, for 2 -3 days or for a week FOR 2 – 3 NIGHTS: If you want a fast-santa-and-flee the best option is to stay at the “Santa Klaus Village“. ROVANIEMIContinue reading…

Where to eat in Rovaniemi

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 the delicious “lohikeitto” salmon soup.Continue reading…

How to dress in Lapland

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). Ideal for climbing, they coverContinue reading…

To keep in mind

Keep in mind that for Christmas all facilities are immensely more expensive than the rest of the year. It is advisable to reserve well in advance, several months before or even the previous year. ChristmasContinue reading…


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