Welcome to Rovaniemi
The capital of Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi draws wintertime visitors in search of the northern lights and Santa Claus—it’s Christmas all year round at the whimsical Santa Claus Village. Other cold-weather activities in this gateway to the Arctic include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and husky or reindeer sledding. During the warmer months, venture into the surrounding wilderness on foot in search of wildlife such as moose. But whenever you visit, don’t skip the Arktikum museum to learn about the culture and history of the Arctic.