Rovaniemi, in Lapland, is a city of around 35,000 people.
Helsinki, the national capital, is situated 440 miles (708 kilometers) south of Rovaniemi, while St. Petersburg lies 480 miles (772 kilometers) to the south.
Let the kids run wild and enjoy some quality time together at much-loved family attractions including Santa Claus Village and Kemi Snow Castle. Pack your video camera and your sense of fun and get ready for an awesome few hours brimming with happy memories.
Study the collections, browse the exhibits, have lunch or visit the gift shops in several of the local museums such as the Ethnographic Museum and the Arktikum. Walk the halls, try the hands-on exhibits or just relax in the quiet space.
Iconic Lordi Square is the perfect place to kick back and soak up the unique rhythms of Rovaniemi. It's the sort of place that often draws visitors back time and time again.
Keen nature lovers will be glad to find out that Rovaniemi also has some larger ecological parks where families can enjoy picturesque scenery and some notable trees, plants and birds. To tour one of the major local nature reserves, visit Pyha-Luosto National Park.
The Lappia House is the place to head for those who think they’ve seen everything in Rovaniemi.