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Rovaniemi, the capital of the Finnish lapland, is home to vast wilderness and some of the most unique cultures. While it experiences extreme climate conditions, Rovaniemi remains as one of the best viewing spots for the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. Apart from that, Rovaniemi is also home to our favorite childhood character - Santa Claus! Explore the wilderness of Rovaniemi and catch one of nature’s most spectacular phenomenons in a Northern Lights tour. Learn the skills of the natives in an ice fishing experience and fish for your own meal. If you’ve been nice all year, pay Santa a visit at the the magical Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle!

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17 Dec MON -6° -8°
18 Dec TUE -7° -8°
19 Dec WED -7° -8°
20 Dec THU -5° -7°

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First Timer's Guide To Rovaniemi, Finland

Land to everyone's favorite pot bellied Santa Claus, Rovaniemi is definitely worth a visit for all you nature lovers. Apart from being one of the best places to spot the elusive northern lights, read on to find out what else you can do here.

Noelle Ong · 10 May 2018

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Magical Lapland

Search for the Northern Lights, feed polar animals, and meet Santa Claus in the capital of Finnish Lapland

Arctic Adventures

Explore the snowy wilderness of Rovaniemi and find authentic activities that are best enjoyed in this urban oasis!

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About Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi, the capital of the Finnish lapland, is home to vast wilderness and some of the most unique cultures. While it experiences extreme climate conditions, Rovaniemi remains as one of the best viewing spots for the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. Apart from that, Rovaniemi is also home to our favorite childhood character - Santa Claus!


Explore the wilderness of Rovaniemi and catch one of nature’s most spectacular phenomenons in a Northern Lights tour. Learn the skills of the natives in an ice fishing experience and fish for your own meal. If you’ve been nice all year, pay Santa a visit at the the magical Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle!

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Local Weather

  • DEC - FEB
    -7° -18°

  • MAR - MAY
    -12°

  • JUN - AUG
    19°

  • SEP - NOV
    10° -9°

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +02:00

  • Currency
    Euro

    1USD = 0.88EUR

  • Best Time To Visit
    • SEP - MAR

      Northern Lights are the clearest

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