Rovaniemi - The Official Hometown of Santa Claus ®
Welcome to the hometown of Santa Claus. Rovaniemi is an adventure destination gathering a lot of exciting nature experiences.
Rovaniemi is the biggest city in Finnish Lapland with a population of 60.000 inhabitants.
Santa Claus Village
The Santa Claus Village is the top attraction here. Discover all about Santa through entertainment and adventures. Why not stay in one of the Arctic Santa Claus accommodations here too.
Insights about Arctic Rovaniemi
In an Arktikum exhibition, you will find much more information about what's going on in the evolving Arctic region. The Arktikum Museum presents and provides information about Arctic issues and tells stories about Lapland. The Arktikum is a 10-minute walk from the centre.
Northern Light adventures
The seasonally Northern Light is a big attraction here and Rovaniemi has some perfect spots to explore it. Local tour operators organise special Northern Light adventure tours, where you can get an unforgettable experience.
Discover the nature through activities
Rovaniemi offers all kind of activities and adventures from snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing, husky tours etc.. This is the perfect way to experience and get close to the raw pure nature here.
Every year from November until March, special ice sculpture designers construct an Arctic Snow Hotel. This spectacular accommodation attracts many tourists from all over the world.
Delicious local food
Lappish food tastes delicious both in fine dining restaurants and by a campfire out in the wilderness. For culinary excursions into the local world of flavours, try the seasonal Lappi á la carte and Rovaniemi menus in the various restaurants around town.
Transport to Rovaniemi
It is easy to find excellent flight connections from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, so within a short time, you can be in the natural element, where you will forget about the busy life, annoying noise and agreements.