EXPERIENCE AN URBAN FELL IN THE ARCTIC LIGHT
The Lapp and the Sámi of old were not content with four seasons, but structured their time around eight times of the year: early winter, winter, late winter, spring, late spring, summer, late summer and autumn. Each season was defined by features related to the amount of light, temperature and natural phenomena which provide a backdrop for all types of activities.
The Aurora Borealis, the Arctic Circle, Santa Claus, Arktikum Science Centre, theatrical performances and unique fell views in the scenic setting of Ounasvaara fell – all are available in the middle of a town. A foodie’s holiday culminates in sampling the award-winning delicacies of Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara in the panoramic restaurant on top of Ounasvaara fell.The capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi, is on the northern Arctic Circle amidst a rugged wilderness.
Not to be missed
Sit on Santa Claus’ knee. Go and meet Santa in his Office. On the way, you will go through a corridor of experiences, where you will learn Santa's magical secrets. Come and see how Santa manages to visit every home in one day, and how he and his big tummy can squeeze down all those chimneys. You will find his Office in Santa Claus Village, tel. +358 (0)20 799 999 and at www.santaclauslive.com
Arktikum Science Centre can enrich your life (www.arktikum.fi). At the gates of Lapland, a feast of science and culture awaits you under one roof. For young or old, information is presented in an attractive and memorable form that will captivate everyone. The Provincial Museum of Lapland, with high-standard exhibitions and an arctic science centre, is a cultural and architectural attraction all under one roof. After crossing the Arctic Circle, your road north takes you by Arktikum. As the climax of your visit, touch the amethyst to bring yourself good luck.
Let your thoughts flow freely on a river cruise. A traditional long wooden boat will pick you up in the town centre of Rovaniemi and take you for a tour along the scenic Rivers Ounasjoki and Kemijoki. While you are gliding past green islands and the majestic Ounasvaara, rest your eyes on the magnificent scenery.
To see and to do:
- Museum and Arctic Science Centre
- Science Centre Pilke
- Santa Claus Village
- Santa Claus Office
- Santa Claus Main Post Office
- Korundi House of Culture
- Arctic Circe Husky Park
- Ranua Zoo
- Art Museum
- Rovaniemi Local History Museum
- Lapland Forestry Museum
- Rovaniemi church
- Administrative and cultural centre
- Graveyard of German soldiers
Weather at Rovaniemi
TAKE IN THE CHARMS OF AN URBAN FELL
Lapland Hotel SkyOunasvaaraIf you are looking for cultural and culinary experiences and outdoor exercise in the Lappish environment, Rovaniemi will be perfect for you. Our hotel in the winter sport resort of Ounasvaara will be an ideal destination whether you are coming here for business or pleasure. If you come for business, we can offer a great setting for conferences, even for larger groups. Those keen on sports and outdoor activities will find the excellent facilities of sports institute SantaSport with a modern spa and Lappi Areena sports hall with an offering of events near the hotel. Read more >
LISTEN TO THE CALL OF THE WILD
Lapland Hotel Bear's Lodge
This magnificent wilderness hotel will make a splendid setting for a relaxing holiday, a productive meeting or a special occasion. Lapland Hotel Bear’s Lodge is located on Lake Pohtiolampi a mere half an hour’s drive from the town of Rovaniemi. The choice of activities and flavours is abundant. At Bear’s Lodge, you will find high standard hotel services, conference services and, naturally, versatile activities year round. A meal in the stylish, intimate and atmospheric restaurant, bathing in the sauna and dipping in the lake will bring you authentic experiences with a Lappish flavour. Read more >