Top reasons to visit:

  • Northern Lights (192)
  • Nature (145)
  • Shopping (92)
  • Downhill Skiing (44)
  • Cross Country Skiing (29)
  • Relaxation (28)
  • Scenery (26)
  • Tranquility (25)
  • Museums (22)
  • Winter sports (21)

Rovaniemi was highly rated for northern lights by 16 guests from the United Kingdom!

Curious for fun and unique tips from travellers who know Rovaniemi?

Describe the nature in Rovaniemi.

Owen Peter
Owen Peter, Estonia

25 days ago Report

Forests, outings, snow - great for young family or older

Tell us a bit more about an adventure you experienced...

Anthony, Australia

25 days ago Report

Stunning location to visit in March for the Northern lights, snow,husky sled ride and having an audience with Santa Claus, an experience not to be missed even if you are over 60. Wow what a location you need to add to your bucket list.
  • Alternative Culture 4 endorsements
  • 2 answers

What aspect of the culture in Rovaniemi was so different to home?

Ryan, USA

24 days ago Report

Culture in Rovaniemi is very traditional! The Lappish food and Sami traditions make it a very neat and different place. When walking around Santa Claus Village, there are open fires and comfortable traditional tee-pee style enclosures to tuck into and get warm while playing in the snow or shopping! :)

Definitely visit the Arktikum Museum in the city of Rovaniemi, very close by. It has Arctic history of the Sami people, very interesting!
  • Family Friendly 20 endorsements

How does Rovaniemi go the extra mile to make your family feel at home?

Andres, Estonia

9 days ago Report

Lastega koos Jõulumaale ja samuti erinevad safarid lumesaanude ja koertega
  • Scenery 26 endorsements

What effect did the scenery in Rovaniemi have on you?

Andres, Estonia

9 days ago Report

Suurepärane puhkus ja vaba aja veetmise koht
  • Hiking 15 endorsements

What's your top piece of advice for a first-time hiker in Rovaniemi?

Andres, Estonia

9 days ago Report

Aeg maha, korralik varustus selga ja matkama!
  • Sightseeing 14 endorsements

How can you enjoy the sights in Rovaniemi while avoiding the crowds?

Andres, Estonia

9 days ago Report

Reisimise ajastus peab olema õige
  • Restaurants 18 endorsements

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Cristian Mihai
Cristian Mihai, Romania

3 days ago Report

Nili restaurant
  • Downhill Skiing 44 endorsements

What's the number 1 reason to hit the slopes in Rovaniemi?

Reachelle, United Kingdom

4 days ago Report

great for walking in the summer
  • City Trip 7 endorsements

What makes Rovaniemi one of those classic city trip experiences?

BATIA, Israel

27 days ago Report

The Santa Claus village.
  • Museums 22 endorsements

What did you discover about the museums in Rovaniemi that wasn't in the guidebooks?

linda, Hong Kong

15 days ago Report

They serve nice lunch buffet at the Artikum cafe. There are lockers for you to store your things. It is one of the best museums we ever visited.
  • Clean Air 10 endorsements

Why did the clean air in Rovaniemi make an impact on you?

Andres, Estonia

9 days ago Report

Sest siin on PUHAS õhk
  • Atmosphere 1 endorsement

Why is the atmosphere in Rovaniemi something people rave about?

linda, Hong Kong

15 days ago Report

For visitors, it's either Northern Light or Santa Claus or both. The locals are understanding and relaxing about it. They are friendly. They don't hate tourists even though packs of them flock into their town everyday. Impressive.
  • Wildlife 13 endorsements

Describe the most fascinating wildlife you saw on your trip.

Andres, Estonia

9 days ago Report

Põhjapõdrakarjad vabas loodused
  • Fine Art Museums 1 endorsement

Which fine art museums should a first time visitor to Rovaniemi start with?

Helen, Finland

23 days ago Report

Pilke museo
  • Christmas Markets 6 endorsements

What makes the Christmas markets in Rovaniemi magical?

Ryan, USA

24 days ago Report

Christmas in Rovaniemi is magical because it is filled with the feel of Christmas and also full of reasonably priced gifts to take home to your family
  • Cross Country Skiing 29 endorsements

Speed or touring? What's the best kind of cross-country skiing in Rovaniemi?

Andres, Estonia

9 days ago Report

Ümbruskonda nautides
  • Culturally Diverse Food 2 endorsements

What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Rovaniemi has to offer?

Ryan, USA

24 days ago Report

Definitely go to Nili restaurant in the city of Rovaniemi. It is the best restaurant in town with the most representative cuisine of the culture. Expect an interesting and different take on cuisine that you're used to though, but it's delicious. There is a bus that you can take from Santa Claus Village to the city of Rovaniemi or you can have the staff at the front desk call you a taxi that will take you into town for 20 euro.

The food in Santa Claus Village is poor, especially compared to the metropolitan areas of Finland, like Helsinki, which has amazing food. Santa Claus Village food is more for quick, on-the-go eating or for kids.

If you want to eat breakfast at Santa Claus Village, be sure to get there as soon as it opens, otherwise it's filled with people really quickly.
  • Ice Sculptures 3 endorsements

Tell us something exciting about the ice sculptures in Rovaniemi.

Rebecca, Australia

5 days ago Report

Arctic Snowhotel & Santa Claus Village are amazing!

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