Popular Accommodations in Rovaniemi
Highlights in Rovaniemi
- Jätkänkynttilä Bridge
- House of Culture Korundi
- Arctic Science Centre Arktikum
- Ranua Game Park
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Vacation rentals in Rovaniemi
A family-friendly vacation rental in the north of Rovaniemi offers an unforgettable stay. The spacious vacation rental promises an enchanting backdrop and boasts a kitchen and spacious garden. You can also opt for a holiday apartment close to the centre, from where you can quickly reach the Arktikum Science Centre. The apartment is also an ideal starting point for hikes.
Holiday in Rovaniemi
Location and orientation
Rovaniemi is the most important city in northern Finnish Lapland. Because the village is only eight kilometres south of the Arctic Circle, it is dark almost all day during the winter months. Rovaniemi offers up to 20 nights of the year with the Northern Lights, an impressive sky spectacle. Far away, in 1944, Rovaniemi was completely destroyed by German troops. Only the old station building remained. There are regular flights between London and Helsinki airports and Rovaniemi airport.
Rovaniemi is home to Santa's post office: every year, letters from 198 countries arrive here!
Top 3 travel tips
Worth seeing is the Jätkänkynttilä bridge, built in 1989, which is called the Holzfällerkerzenbrücke. It is located in the northwest of the city and crosses the longest river of the country, the Ounasjoki, which is almost 300 kilometres long. Visit the bridge at night when, thanks to beautiful lighting, the urban panorama shines under a new light.2. Museums with a diverse thematic orientation
Rovaniemi also has a lot to offer to those interested in culture, such as the Korundi Art Museum. Nine exhibition areas with modern Finnish art await you. The Pilke Science Centre has a wide range of topics to do with forests. Rovaniemi is also home to the Arctic Science Centre Arktikum, which provides an amazing insight into the history of Finnish Lapland. Rovaniemi also has a museum of local history and an open-air museum.3. Unforgettable encounters in the Ranua Game Park
In the zoo you can admire lynxes, wolverines, brown bears, polar bears and wolves in their natural environment. A total of about 50 animal species can be found here during a refreshing walk in the open air. The zoo was founded in 1983 and can be easily reached by bus. The Ranua Game Park is located about an hour south of Rovaniemi and is the world's northernmost zoo.