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Rovaniemi

3.9
Landmarks · Safaris · History Museums
Official Hometown of Santa Claus
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 your tour of Rovaniemi and Finland travel itinerary using our Finland tour app.
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Popular things to do in Rovaniemi

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Landmark
Santa Claus Village
3.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
Arktikum
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Safari
Safaris
4.4
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Theme Park
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
3.3
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Rovaniemi

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Zoo
Ranua Zoo Ranua
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Castle
SnowCastle of Kemi Kemi
2.5
Duration: 5h 30 min
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Other
Sampo Icebreaker Kemi
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Mine
Amethyst Mine Lapland Luosto
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Rovaniemi

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Specialty Museum
Christmas House Santa
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Korundi House of Culture
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Rovaniemi Local History Museum
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Rovaniemi

Cave
Syvasenvaara Fell
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
Arctic Emotions Oy
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Ranch
Orbas Reindeer Farm
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Waterfall
Auttikongas
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Rovaniemi

Gift & Specialty Shop
LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Factory Outlet
Marttiini Store Old Factory
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Your Piece Of Finland
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Rovaniemi

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.8
Duration: 4h 30 min
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Wildlife Area
Napapiirin Porofarmi
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Places to visit with Rovaniemi