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Popular Flight Deals to Rovaniemi (RVN)

  1. HEL-RVN

    From Helsinki to Rovaniemi

    10.01.2019-

    14.01.2019

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    EUR 80
  2. LHR-RVN

    From London to Rovaniemi

    05.11.2018-

    10.11.2018

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    GBP 196
  3. MXP-RVN

    From Milan to Rovaniemi

    30.11.2018-

    03.12.2018

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    EUR 309
  4. BRU-RVN

    From Brussels to Rovaniemi

    12.01.2019-

    19.01.2019

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    EUR 324
  5. CDG-RVN

    From Paris to Rovaniemi

    23.11.2018-

    26.11.2018

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    EUR 338
  6. WAW-RVN

    From Warsaw to Rovaniemi

    01.11.2018-

    04.11.2018

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    PLN 1,293
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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. From Helsinki (HEL) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    HEL - RVN

    28.04.2019

    RVN - HEL

    01.05.2019

    3 Days
    EUR 80
  2. From London (LHR) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    LHR - RVN

    26.03.2019

    RVN - LHR

    30.03.2019

    4 Days
    GBP 196
  3. From Milan (MXP) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    MXP - RVN

    25.01.2019

    RVN - MXP

    29.01.2019

    4 Days
    EUR 289
  4. From Brussels (BRU) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    BRU - RVN

    07.06.2019

    RVN - BRU

    14.06.2019

    7 Days
    EUR 324
  5. From Paris (CDG) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

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    26.02.2019

    RVN - CDG

    08.03.2019

    10 Days
    EUR 338
  6. From Amsterdam (AMS) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

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    17.02.2019

    RVN - AMS

    23.02.2019

    6 Days
    EUR 290
  7. From Madrid (MAD) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    MAD - RVN

    14.02.2019

    RVN - MAD

    18.02.2019

    4 Days
    EUR 323
  8. From Rome (FCO) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    FCO - RVN

    01.03.2019

    RVN - FCO

    05.03.2019

    4 Days
    EUR 288
  9. From Zurich (ZRH) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    ZRH - RVN

    17.05.2019

    RVN - ZRH

    26.05.2019

    9 Days
    CHF 298
  10. From Berlin (TXL) to Rovaniemi (RVN)

    TXL - RVN

    02.02.2019

    RVN - TXL

    09.02.2019

    7 Days
    EUR 312

Weather in Rovaniemi

Sunday
6°C 21.10.2018
Monday
4°C 22.10.2018
Tuesday
2°C 23.10.2018
Wednesday
-0°C 24.10.2018
Thursday
1°C 25.10.2018
Friday
1°C 26.10.2018
Saturday
1°C 27.10.2018
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