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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.

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Tourist attractions Rovaniemi : Things to see and do

  • Arktikum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Pohjoisranta 4 FIN - 96200 Rovaniemi

    An ingenious underground construction (by Birch-Bonderup-Thorup and Waade, 1992) crowned with an elongated dome which, on the surface, looks like an ice tunnel. Two exhibitions dedicated to living conditions in the Arctic are shown here. The Arctic C..

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  • Rovaniemi Cultural and Administrative Centre Recommended Recommended

    Hallituskatu FIN - 96200 Rovaniemi

    This 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 n°11, Lappia-talo (1975) houses the municipal theatre, concert hall and ..

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  • Santa Claus Village Interesting

    FIN - Rovaniemi

    Up in the Arctic Circle (Napapiiri), at a latitude of 66° 33' 07'' and a longitude of 35° 50' 51'', the Santa Claus Village provides certificates attesting to the fact that visitors have made it all the way up to the Arctic Circle. In the village, wh..

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Hotels Rovaniemi

  • Santasport Resort

    Hiihtomajantie 2 FIN - 96400 Rovaniemi

    Located next to Ounasvaara Ski Centre, this property is 3 km from central Rovaniemi. It offers modern rooms, free private parking, as well as free pool and communal sauna access. Cable TV, a fridge and private bathroom with a shower are provided in ..

  • Arctic Light Hotel Five stars Five stars Five stars Five stars Five stars

    Valtakatu 18 FIN - 96200 Rovaniemi

    Prix Prices from : 109 €

    This boutique hotel is 8 km from Rovaniemi Airport and Santa Claus Village. It features bright, ultra-modern rooms with individually themed décor and iPod docks. WiFi and parking are free. A flat-screen TV, minibar and tea/coffee facilities are stan..

  • City Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Pekankatu 9 FIN - 96200 Rovaniemi

    Prix Prices from : 85 €

    City Hotel is located in central Rovaniemi, a 2-minute walk from Sampokeskus Shopping Centre. It offers free parking, 2 relaxing saunas and rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. All guest rooms at Hotel City have a work desk, minibar and a bla..

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