Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, is a city that offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or the ultimate Christmas holiday in Lapland, Rovaniemi attracts visitors from around the world. Here are just a few of the many things to do in Rovaniemi:
1. Visit Santa Claus Village: No trip to Rovaniemi would be complete without a visit to Santa Claus Village. This magical destination is the ‘official’ home to Santa Claus himself, as well as his elves and reindeer. Visitors can take a tour of Santa’s office, send postcards from the Santa Claus Post Office, and even meet Santa in person on the perfect Lapland excursion for families. For a more exclusive experience, journey to the depths of the Secret Forest and discover the home of the Elves on this private Santa Claus experience.
2. Explore the Arctic Circle: Rovaniemi is located right on the edge of the Arctic Circle, making it the perfect place to experience the unique natural beauty of the Arctic. Snow-covered forests, vast fells and frozen lakes and rivers are easily accessible from Rovaniemi, and exploring this otherworldly landscape can be a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Visitors can take a tour of the Arctic Circle, which includes a visit to the Arctic Circle visitor centre, a trip to the Arctic Circle crossing point, and a chance to see the Northern Lights.
3. Experience the Northern Lights: The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, are a natural phenomenon that can be seen in Rovaniemi during the winter months. Travellers could take a tour by snowmobile, snowshoe or heated sleigh to see the Northern Lights, or book a stay in a glass-roofed cabin for the best chance of seeing them. A Northern Lights holiday in Finland is ideal, thanks to Lapland being one of the very best places on earth for spotting them thanks to the long, dark winter nights and lack of light pollution.