The Hearth of Lapland



The Official town of Santa Claus

Welcome to Rovaniemi, the enchanting gateway to the Arctic Circle and the official hometown of Santa Claus! Nestled in the heart of Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi offers a magical blend of Arctic wilderness, unique experiences, and warm hospitality, making it an ideal destination for travelers seeking unforgettable adventures.


For those seeking the ultimate Arctic experience, Rovaniemi is the perfect place to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights dance across the starry sky. Join a guided tour led by expert local guides who will take you to the best viewing spots away from light pollution, ensuring an unforgettable encounter with this natural phenomenon.


How to reach Rovaniemi?
Rovaniemi is the hub of Lapland and there are several direct international and domestic flight routes to Rovaniemi. There are also a good train and bus connections.  

Rovaniemi, Finland

Arctic beauty


With its unparalleled natural beauty, captivating experiences, and warm hospitality, Rovaniemi invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey to the Arctic. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a magical encounter with Santa Claus himself, Rovaniemi promises to enchant and inspire visitors from around the world. Come and discover the wonders of Lapland in Rovaniemi – where Arctic dreams come true.

Santa's Village

No visit to Rovaniemi is complete without a visit to Santa Claus Village, where the magic of Christmas comes to life all year round. Meet Santa himself, cross the magical Arctic Circle line, and explore the charming shops offering unique gifts and souvenirs.

The village is in 15-minute drive away from downtown Rovaniemi. Public transportation available as well.

*Photo: Visit Rovaniemi, Santa Claus Village

Activities All Year-Round

Immerse yourself in the winter wonderland of Rovaniemi, where snow-covered landscapes stretch as far as the eye can see.

Experience the thrill of husky sledding through pristine forests, or embark on a thrilling ride on a snowmobile to explore the vast, untouched wilderness.


Rovaniemi is not only a winter paradise but also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts during the summer months. Explore the rugged beauty of the Finnish wilderness with activities such as hiking, fishing, and wildlife spotting.

Enjoy the Midnight Sun, where the sun never sets, casting a golden glow over the breathtaking landscapes. Embark on a hike through breathtaking landscapes sculpted by the late ice age. 

*Photo: Visit Rovaniemi

Arktikum Autumn Northern Lights in Rovaniemi Lapland Finland Photo Pekka Salo

Autumn vibes

As the Northern Lights season begins, visitors can embark on guided tours or venture into the wilderness for captivating displays of the Aurora Borealis.

Hiking trails beckon with vibrant foliage and tranquil forests, while wildlife enthusiasts can spot reindeer, moose, and birds in their natural habitat. Berry and mushroom picking adventures, fishing expeditions, and scenic cycling routes provide opportunities to immerse in nature's bounty.

Rovaniemi in autumn promises a memorable blend of adventure, culture, and culinary delights amidst the breathtaking beauty of the northern wilderness.

*Photo: Visit Rovaniemi, Arcticum

Arctic Restaurant Arctic Char Rovaniemi Lapland Finland

Gourmet Culture

Pure nature is the home of pure taste.

Indulge in the authentic flavors of Lapland with traditional Lappish cuisine, featuring local specialties such as reindeer, salmon, and cloudberries.


Lapland Brewery is worth a visit for lovers of handcrafted beverages.

 *Photo: Visit Rovaniemi


Everything is nearby in Rovaniemi.


Everything is nearby in Rovaniemi. While Rovaniemi is eminently walkable, there are also convenient transportation options available for those looking to venture further afield. Public transportation, including buses and trains, provides efficient connections to all parts of the city and surrounding areas. Taxis are readily available for those seeking a more direct route or traveling late at night. For travelers craving the freedom to explore independently, car rental services offer a range of vehicles to suit every need and budget.

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, winter, northern lights, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland


Rovaniemi boasts a wide array of accommodations to suit every preference. Whether you prefer the cozy seclusion of a private hut nestled in the Arctic wilderness or opt for lodging in the bustling downtown area, there are plentiful options available for both intimate gatherings and larger groups.

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