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The Best Things to Do in Rovaniemi

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Top attractions in Rovaniemi

Santa Claus Village , Rovaniemi
Traverse the Arctic Circle and meet Santa any time of year at Santa Claus Village. Your whole family can experience the magic of the holiday
Tours from $80
History Museum
Arktikum , Rovaniemi
Situated on top of the Arctic Circle, Arktikum serves as a museum, science center, and conference venue. Visit one of the museum's educationa
Tours from $127
Safaris , Rovaniemi
On a Rovaniemi safari, marvel at the great Arctic wilderness while dashing through the snow on a snowmobile or open sleigh pulled by reindeer
Tours from $73
Theme Park
Your family can see Santa in action at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, a Christmas theme park inside cheerful underground taverns
Tours from $170
Character Experience
Santa Claus Office , Rovaniemi
Meet Santa any day of the year in the heart of Santa Claus Village at Santa Claus Office. Located in the village's main building, this office
Tours from $127
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Landmarks · Safaris · History Museums
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province. This picturesque city, situated just 10 kilometers (6 mi) south of the Arctic Circle, offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure, nature photography, wildlife spotting, and relaxation in traditional Finnish saunas. As well as the abundance of unspoiled nature, there is plenty to keep the more culture-oriented entertained. Visitors can spend time appreciating the area's famous architectural offerings, extensive range of restaurants, and traditional handicrafts, which are widely available in stores. Of course, locals certainly aren't shy about the city's most famous resident: Santa Claus. Santa-related attractions, including a Santa Park, are easy to find. Plan your tour of Rovaniemi and Finland travel itinerary using our Finland tour app.

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Where to stay in Rovaniemi

For a city just below the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi offers a surprisingly wide range of accommodations. While most of the major hotels and guesthouses cluster in the city center, you'll find more rustic charm by traversing one of the city bridges and looking for a place to stay in the more residential areas. You'll find that the surroundings change drastically, with lots of trees and greenery interspersed between homes. There are also a few scattered bed and breakfasts, which offer a more authentic experience than you might get in a larger hotel chain.
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