Things to see and do - Rovaniemi
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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) 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..
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 ..
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..
Koskikatu 4 FIN - 96200 Rovaniemi
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
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..
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..