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Welcome to Rovaniemi

The capital of Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi draws wintertime visitors in search of the northern lights and Santa Claus—it’s Christmas all year round at the whimsical Santa Claus Village. Other cold-weather activities in this gateway to the Arctic include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and husky or reindeer sledding. During the warmer months, venture into the surrounding wilderness on foot in search of wildlife such as moose. But whenever you visit, don’t skip the Arktikum museum to learn about the culture and history of the Arctic.

Top 2 attractions in Rovaniemi

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Arktikum

Arktikum

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Explore the history and culture of Lapland and the Arctic at Arktikum, one of Finland’s most impressive museums. Peruse exhibits dedicated to the Sámi culture and history of Rovaniemi, as well as a section on the flora, fauna, and peoples of the Arctic. Lucky visitors can glimpse the Northern Lights from the museum’s modern glass tunnel.More
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SantaPark Arctic World

SantaPark Arctic World

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Finland’s SantaPark Arctic World may be as close as you can get to actually visiting Santa at the North Pole. Located near the town of Rovaniemi in northern Finland, it offers the quintessential Christmas experience. Children and adults alike can attend Elf School to learn elf secrets and decorate gingerbread made with Mrs. Claus’ secret recipe in the Gingerbread Kitchen. Visit Santa Claus in his office and hand him your Christmas wish list or drop by Calligraphy School to practice old-fashioned elf writing and write your own Christmas card. Then, drop it off at Santa’s Post Office and watch the elves hard at work sorting out all of Santa’s mail. Your card will be stamped with a special stamp and you can even get a head start on next year’s Christmas mail.Don’t miss the opportunity to cross the Arctic Circle through a tunnel 50 meters underground and get your own Arctic Circle Undercrossing Certificate. Finally, ride a sleigh through the winter landscape around Rovaniemi and through the Elves’ Toy Factory before stopping at the Elves’ Workshop to make your own Christmas decorations.More
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