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Rovaniemi Travel guide
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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
Pohjoisranta 4 FIN - 96200 Rovaniemi
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..
Hallituskatu FIN - 96200 Rovaniemi
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 ..
Juhannuskalliontie FIN - 96200 Rovaniemi
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
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..
Koskikatu 4 FIN - 96200 Rovaniemi
Prix Prices from : 87 €
Situated in central Rovaniemi, 150 metres from the Kemijoki River, this hotel offers 2 restaurants and a nightclub. Rooms feature a minibar and tea/coffee maker. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and sauna access. Guest rooms at Original Sokos Hotel Vaaku..
Korkalonkatu 29 FIN - 96200 Rovaniemi
Prix Prices from : 79 €
Close to the Arctic Circle in central Rovaniemi, this hotel is a 10-minute drive from Santa Claus Village. It offers spacious, well-equipped rooms and 3 restaurants serving Lapland specialities. Each air-conditioned guest room at Santa’s Hotel Santa..