Things to see and do - Rovaniemi
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Lying just south of the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi is the capital of Finnish Lapland. Not far from its centre are beautiful wild expanses (their rounded hills seem to have blue haloes when seen from afar). From the Middle Ages, the region exported furs and salmon across Europe, but Rovaniemi's main boom was during the 19C, fuelled by the wood industry. The town was devastated during the Second World War; Alvar Aalto redesigned its layout (reminiscent of an antler) and also many of the major buildings.
Tourist attractions Rovaniemi : Things to see and do
An ingenious underground construction (by Birch-Bonderup-Thorup and Waade, 1992) with an elongated dome on top which, on the surface, looks like an ice tunnel. Two exhibitions are presented here. The Arctic Centre tackles the ecology and ethnology of..
The administrative and cultural centre, an elegant group of three slender buildings, typifies the work of world-renowned architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), whose structures are characterised by rigorous modernity. At nº 11, Lappia-talo (1975) houses ..
This hill (204m altitude), whose summit is 3km from the town centre, offers a magnificent view of the whole of Rovaniemi, and is the nearest winter sports resort, offering numerous ski-jumps and ski slopes. In summer, it is an ideal spot to contempla..
Koskikatu 23 FIN - 96200 Rovaniemi
Prix Prices from : 121 €
Just 2 minutes’ drive from Rovaniemi Train Station, this hotel offers free access to a traditional Finnish sauna, a gym and Wi-Fi internet. Scandic Rovaniemi’s rooms feature modern design, wooden floors and comfortable easy chairs. All have a TV and..
Valtakatu 23 FIN - 96100 Rovaniemi
This hotel is in Rovaniemi city centre. It offers free parking and rooms with free WiFi, a TV and private bathroom. Koskikatu pedestrian street is 100 metres away. The rustic Pub Pisto is the perfect place to round off the evening with a drink and g..
Valtakatu 18 FIN - 96200 Rovaniemi
Prix Prices from : 179 €
This boutique hotel is 8 km from Rovaniemi Airport and Santa Claus Village. It features bright, ultra-modern rooms with individually themed décor. WiFi and parking are free. A flat-screen TV, minibar and tea/coffee facilities are standard at Arctic ..