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Popular Flight Deals to Rovaniemi (RVN)

  1. HEL-RVN

    Helsinki to Rovaniemi

    25.10.2018-

    28.10.2018

    From
    EUR 80
  2. MAN-RVN

    Manchester to Rovaniemi

    20.10.2018-

    25.10.2018

    From
    GBP 262
  3. ZRH-RVN

    Zurich to Rovaniemi

    01.10.2018-

    06.10.2018

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    CHF 460
  4. MXP-RVN

    Milan to Rovaniemi

    30.10.2018-

    03.11.2018

    From
    EUR 289
  5. LHR-RVN

    London to Rovaniemi

    05.11.2018-

    08.11.2018

    From
    GBP 196
  6. MAD-RVN

    Madrid to Rovaniemi

    06.11.2018-

    13.11.2018

    From
    EUR 323
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Interesting facts about Rovaniemi

The capital of Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi is most famous for being the official home of Santa Claus. The city offers so much more, however; pay a visit outside of the Christmas season and you’ll still find plenty to see and do. An urban oasis amid the Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi is a place where culture, adventure activities, nature and fairy tales come together. Have a great trip with this Finnair travel guide to Rovaniemi.

Sights in Rovaniemi

The city was rebuilt after World War II in the layout of reindeer antlers; stroll through the streets and see if you can work out whereabouts in the antlers you’re standing. Pilke Science Centre is a great place to learn more about the surrounding forests, while Korundi House of Culture features art, music and cultural events. Important landmarks include Jätkänkynttilä Bridge and the Lutheran church with its detailed fresco. The world-famous Santa Claus Village and Santa Park are musts for anyone wanting to experience a genuine festive season with snowy surroundings, elves and—needless to say—the real Santa Claus. The scope of nature-based activities is also incredible, including extremely popular husky, reindeer and snowmobile excursions in the winter and mountain biking, white-water rafting and jet skiing in the summer. The warmer months also offer the novel experience of swimming and sunbathing in the Arctic at the small sand beach alongside the Kemijoki River. To top it all off, you might also get to witness one of the two breathtaking natural phenomena: the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. The Northern Lights are visible on clear nights between August and April, and the Midnight Sun season lasts from June to July. As the biggest city in Lapland, Rovaniemi offers a plethora of restaurants, bars and nightclubs too.

Things to See and Do Near Rovaniemi

  • Ounasvaara – A large forested hill on the outskirts of the city, the winters offer great snow sports while biking and hiking along the marked trails are popular in the summer months.
  • German Soldier Cemetery – Located in Norvajärvi, the stone block cemetery stands isolated in the surrounding rugged countryside.
  • Hiidenkirnut – Close to the island of Rautiosaari, these large glacier-created holes are also sometimes referred to as giant’s kettles or Devil’s churns. 

Shopping in Rovaniemi

You’ll find a good selection of modern goods and traditional crafts when shopping in Rovaniemi. Warm clothing is also abundant. Several streets are pedestrianised, making your retail experience even more pleasurable.

  • Sampokeskus Shopping Centre – A large shopping centre in the heart of the city, featuring a mix of high-street and luxury brands.
  • Lordi’s Square – Various stores selling diverse items can be found in the streets around this area.
  • Lauri – A handicraft shop that sells traditional handmade items, you can also look inside the workshop to fully appreciate the skill and care that goes into every piece. 
  • Your Piece of Finland – A souvenir shop with an extensive array of gifts and memorabilia.

Food and Drink

  • Reindeer stew – A hearty and filling traditional dish from Lapland.
  • Moose meat – Typically eaten with vegetables, this meat is found on many local menus.
  • Herring – The fish is usually served on rye bread as a starter.
  • Salmon – Fished from along Lapland’s coasts, locals are very proud of their tasty salmon. It may be grilled, smoked or turned into a pâté. 
  • Bilberry tarts – Bilberry is the most common berry found in Lapland and locals make the most of the sweet fruit by making delicious tarts. Bilberry cakes and mousse are also popular.

Transport in Rovaniemi

The small city centre is generally easy to navigate by foot. Do be aware that transportation methods to places farther afield may alter with the seasons.

  • By foot – Most major city attractions are within close proximity of each other, making walking a preferred way to explore the city.
  • Buses – Local buses operate to areas outside of the city. Services are not, however, so frequent over the weekends and during the summer months. Generally, most bus services in Rovaniemi run every hour during the daytime. There are limited night buses.

Most Searched Deals to Rovaniemi (RVN)

  1. Helsinki (HEL) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    HEL - RVN

    15.03.2019

    RVN - HEL

    17.03.2019

    2 Days
    EUR 80
  2. Manchester (MAN) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    MAN - RVN

    17.02.2019

    RVN - MAN

    21.02.2019

    4 Days
    GBP 231
  3. Zurich (ZRH) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    ZRH - RVN

    17.05.2019

    RVN - ZRH

    25.05.2019

    8 Days
    CHF 415
  4. Paris (CDG) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    CDG - RVN

    26.02.2019

    RVN - CDG

    02.03.2019

    4 Days
    EUR 338
  5. Milan (MXP) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    MXP - RVN

    18.11.2018

    RVN - MXP

    22.11.2018

    4 Days
    EUR 289
  6. London (LHR) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    LHR - RVN

    17.02.2019

    RVN - LHR

    21.02.2019

    4 Days
    GBP 196
  7. Madrid (MAD) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    MAD - RVN

    05.12.2018

    RVN - MAD

    09.12.2018

    4 Days
    EUR 487
  8. Tampere (TMP) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    TMP - RVN

    16.11.2018

    RVN - TMP

    18.11.2018

    2 Days
    EUR 207
  9. Dusseldorf (DUS) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    DUS - RVN

    15.02.2019

    RVN - DUS

    19.02.2019

    4 Days
    EUR 293
  10. Brussels (BRU) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    BRU - RVN

    20.12.2018

    RVN - BRU

    27.12.2018

    7 Days
    EUR 324

Weather in Rovaniemi

Thursday
15°C 16.08.2018
Friday
18°C 17.08.2018
Saturday
17°C 18.08.2018
Sunday
15°C 19.08.2018
Monday
15°C 20.08.2018
Tuesday
14°C 21.08.2018
Wednesday
15°C 22.08.2018
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