Rovaniemi, Finland is a popular location for vacationers wanting to experience the beauty of Lapland in winter. Beyond the dog mushing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and reindeer sleigh rides though, Rovaniemi has a lot to offer its visitors right in the heart of the city.
Inside the Arktikum
Attractions including Arktikum — a museum, science center, and culture destination — are within walking distance. Pedestrian-only streets make shopping and looking for the right restaurant easy and fun and during the day a walk along the frozen Kemijoki River (top photo) is enjoyable as well.
The view from Santa's Hotel Santa Claus
If you go:
- What to see: Arktikum; http://www.arktikum.fi/EN/
- Where to eat:
Rosso Rovaniemi; www.raflaamo.fi/en/rovaniemi/rosso-rovaniemi
Café & bar 21; www.cafebar21.fi/#about.
- Where to stay: Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus; www.hotelsantaclaus.fi
- For more information: www.visitrovaniemi.fi or www.visitfinland.com.
Downtown at night