Lapland Adventures in Rovaniemi
For being recognised as the official residence of Old Saint Nick himself, there is a Christmassy vibe to the capital of Finnish Lapland, reinforced further by the soft white snow, remarkable surrounding landscapes and charming riverside location - there’s always a sense of magic in the air during Rovaniemi holidays.
Heading into the frosty northern quarters of Finland will expose holidaymakers to the adventure and discovery of the mysterious and magical world of Lapland, and you’ll discover throughout that you’re in the perfect place for embarking on some exploration. In addition to meeting Santa, you can head into the depths of the natural wilderness of Lapland, encountering everything from raging rivers to forests home to the wildlife of the Arctic.
Stunning Scenery and Santa Claus
Begin your holidays to Rovaniemi with a visit to the fascinating and equally-fantastic Arktikum – a museum-come-science centre-come-cultural attraction that provides an insight into the history of Lapland and Arctic life. For those hoping to meet the main man himself in Lapland, head to the Santa Claus Office and the Santa Claus Village – a really great experience for the kids who are still in touch with the magic of Christmas.
Outdoor adventure is one of the key attractions in this neck of the woods, and you’ll find that holidays in Rovaniemi offers great transport links to some more of Lapland’s attractions and destinations. Within and surrounding the capital are some fantastic sites, including the cascading waterfall of Auttikongas, home to an excellent hiking trail. Arctic safaris are another popular activity, allowing you to explore the diverse landscapes by snowmobile or even through the means of dog sledding. Many trips allow you to absorb the beauty of the Northern Lights – one of the world’s most incredible natural displays – as well as the startling midnight sun if you go on Rovaniemi holidays in the right months.