Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland is located on the Arctic Circle about 700km north of Helsinki. It is the ideal place for a stay in Lapland because you will find all the highlight activities, such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, aurora borealis hunting, etc… There are also very interesting museums and basic public services (buses, hotels, restaurants, etc…). In addition, the city has a small airport which is served by many international companies. Rovaniemi promises you an unforgettable stay.
Of course, if you think about Lapland, you will also think about Mr Claus himself! To meet him, you have to go to his official office, in Santa Claus Village. Located 8 km from Rovaniemi city-center, the Santa Claus Village is open all year round and welcomes tourists from all over the world. The village offers some activities for children, as well as restaurants and shops.
Rovaniemi offers a variety of local dishes not to be missed during your stay in Lapland! Indeed, lakes and forests constitute the major part of the country, the gastronomy is therefore closely linked to it : game meat, fish, berries, mushrooms. You will easily find restaurants in Rovaniemi offering the best of Finnish cuisine.
Finnish Lapland offers many activities for all ages, such as snowmobiling, dog sledding, northern light hunts, ice fishing and many more. You can also explore the nature on a hike or on skis, or even relax in a traditional sauna. Outdoor activities are particularly popular during the winter season, but Lapland also has a lot to offer in the summertime.