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Welcome to Rovaniemi

The capital of Finnish Lapland, visitors are drawn to Rovaniemi to hunt the northern lights in winter and meet Santa Claus at the whimsical Santa Claus Village, where it’s Christmas all year round. A gateway to the Arctic, cold-weather activities are popular things to do in Rovaniemi, including 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.

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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
SantaPark Arctic World

SantaPark Arctic World

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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