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Situated at the junction of the majestic rivers of Kemijoki and Ounasjoki on the Arctic Circle, in the midst of a captivating and rugged wilderness, Rovaniemi is Lapland’s capital city, an energetic jewel of the North which lays claim to being the home of Father Christmas. Indeed, visitors from all over the world travel here to meet him, at the famous Santa Claus Village or at Santa Park, located in a deep underground cavern, while many other winter tourists arrive to holiday at the Ounasvaara Ski Centre & Resort.

Rovaniemi in Finland is also famous for having 8 distinct seasons, each with its own distinct type of daylight, temperatures, and natural phenomena. These seasons are known as Christmas, Frosty Winter, Crusted Snow, Ice Breaking, Midnight Sun, Colourful Autumn, and First Snowfall, and each seasonal variation gives the opportunity to experience the city in a different light, literally! With each seasonal variation comes differing experiences to be had here, from cruises under the midnight sun, to the many types of snow related activities of the snow seasons. Key to Rovaniemi’s fame are the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, which can be seen as many as 200 times a year in Finnish Lapland


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Rovaniemi At a Glance

Average Flight Time from the UK to Rovaniemi
3 hours and 15 minutes
Nearest Airport in Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi Airport
Rovaniemi is Best Known for
8 distinct seasons known as Christmas, Frosty Winter, Crusted Snow, Ice Breaking, Midnight Sun, Colourful Autumn, and First Snowfall.
What to see in Rovaniemi
Santa Clause and Santa Claus Village

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