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Safaris , Rovaniemi
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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 $67
History Museum
Arktikum , Rovaniemi
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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 $68
Landmark
Santa Claus Village , Rovaniemi
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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 $68
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Join this incredible 4-5 hour hunt for the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi area. A professional Northern Lights photographer will guide this small-group tour and teach you the basics of Northern Lights photography. The tour's approach gives you the best possible chance to find and photograph the Northern Lights during your stay here in Lapland, as your guides always choose the destination according to weather and Aurora forecasts. Small group sizes and photography as a core activity gives you the most exclusive and memorable way to experience the magnificent Northern Lights.
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Church
Rovaniemi Church , Rovaniemi
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A landmark of post-World War II architecture, Rovaniemi Church is probably best appreciated from inside. The impressive interior boasts glass
Tours from $6
Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
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We suggest booking in advance.Select from 3 top choices.
Tours from $85
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Rovaniemi

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Landmarks · Nightlife · 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 the details of your Rovaniemi holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Finland road trip planner.

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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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