Rovaniemi: Lapland's Capital

Travel at your leisure to the capital of Finnish Lapland and discover multiple possibilities to enjoy yourself in the snow and ice, visiting a reindeer farm, taking a ride in a husky dog ​​sled, riding a snowmobile or meeting the most famous character in Lapland, Santa Claus, at his post office.

Approximate price per family:
1840 $

The first months of the year are an ideal date to travel to Lapland and enjoy the best activities and extraordinary experiences in Rovanimemi, in which the traveler becomes the main character of this trip, enjoying spectacular activities such as sleigh rides. of husky dogs, excursions on powerful snowmobiles, visits to a reindeer farm, sailing the frozen sea aboard an icebreaker and meeting Santa Claus himself. Rovaniemi is the place to breathe fresh air and observe the beauty of nature. Here you can walk in the white forest, feel the magic of the polar night and enjoy a campfire under the northern lights.

Day 1 City of origin - Rovaniemi

Arrive to Rovaniemi and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation according to choice. Welcome to Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland. Rovaniemi is an urban oasis in the middle of the inhospitable Arctic, where culture, nature activities and fairy tales come together. There are many reasons to fall in love with Rovaniemi: fascinating nature and phenomena, Lappish traditions and culture, urban life and outdoor activities make Rovaniemi, the official hometown of Santa Claus, a unique place to visit. 

Day 2 Rovaniemi

Stay in hotel and selected regime. Rovaniemi is the center of activities and experiences in Lapland. From Rovaniemi you can do many activities. You can visit a local reindeer farm, where we will learn a lot about Lappish culture and reindeer husbandry. In the same farm we can enjoy a ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer through the forest. We can also visit a husky farm, from where we can take a walk with these charming animals who are eager to take us at full speed through the snowy forests and frozen lakes of Lapland. We will always have the opportunity to stop at a bonfire to enjoy some hot drinks that will protect us from the cold while we learn curiosities about these amazing animals. In the evening, have the unique experience of dining by the fire in a traditional kota. The afternoon begins with a short bus ride to a kota in the wilderness. Here you can relax by the fire and enjoy traditional hot and cold smoked salmon for an appetizer, and the children have the opportunity to fry sausages by the fire! The chef has prepared a traditional Finnish menu: Karelian stew (stew of different types of meat with vegetables) accompanied by mashed potatoes. For dessert, pancakes cooked on the fire of the campfire. You can even cook your own pancake before heading back to town!

Day 3 Rovaniemi

Stay in hotel and selected regime. We cannot stop visiting Santa Claus in the official Santa Claus Village a few miles from the city, near the airport, from where we can send a letter or card at his post office, buy Christmas gifts in any of the official Santa shops Claus and, of course, meet the most famous person in Lapland. The most intrepid cannot miss the opportunity to ride a snowmobile through the snowy forests of Lapland. It is an experience like no other and that can even be done with electric snowmobiles that, in addition to not polluting, do not make noise, making driving much more pleasant and the possibility of spotting more animals. In any case, we always offset the CO2 footprint of conventional snowmobile safaris, so that this activity does not have any adverse effect on the planet.

Day 4 Rovaniemi - City of origin

Extend the stay if you like. When quoting the trip on the website, you can select stays of up to 11 days/10 nights in the accommodation of your choice. On the scheduled day, transfer to the airport and flight back to your city of origin.


Scandic Rovaniemi

Just a 2-minute drive from Rovaniemi Train Station, this property offers WiFi and free access to a traditional Finnish sauna and fitness center. The Arktikum Science Museum is 600 yards away. Scandic Rovaniemi's modern rooms are equipped with wooden floors, comfortable armchairs, a TV, and a bathroom with a shower. The on-site restaurant serves Nordic cuisine, and there is also a bar. Free rental of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks is available at reception. Santa's office and Rovaniemi Airport are about 5 miles from Scandic Rovaniemi.

Scandic Pohjanhovi

Scandic Pohjanhovi is located by the river in the center of Rovaniemi, 2.5 miles from the ski slopes and the Ounasvaara Golf Course. Santa Claus Village is 5 miles away. The property has The Life Nightclub dance floor and offers karaoke on Fridays and Saturdays. Rooms at Cumulus Resort Pohjanhovi feature hardwood floors, a TV, and a desk. The private bathroom has a shower and a hairdryer. In addition, there is free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served in the Pohjanhovi restaurant, which offers views of the Kemijoki River. Pohjanhovi also proposes an à la carte menu. In addition, guests can enjoy a breakfast to go whenever they want. Ounasvaara features a 20 yard long swimming pool and 4 saunas, 2 of which can be reserved privately. There are various restaurants, cafes and shops within a 600 meter radius. Rovaniemi Airport is 5 miles away.

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi

Located in the center of Rovaniemi, 160 yards from the Kemijoki River, this hotel features 2 restaurants and a nightclub. Rooms have minibars and tea/coffee makers. In addition, access to the sauna and free Wi-Fi are provided. Rooms at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi are classically furnished and equipped with a work desk and cable TV with pay-per-view channels. Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi's restaurants, Fransmanni and Amarillo, serve French and Mexican-inspired cuisine. Both restaurants have an outdoor seating area. Santa Claus Village is less than 10 minutes away by car, while the famous Jätkänkynttilä Bridge is just 220 yards from the hotel.

Santa Claus Holiday Village

One of our top picks in Rovaniemi. Santa Claus Holiday Village is located in the heart of Santa Claus Village, located in the Arctic Circle, 6 miles north of Rovaniemi. This property houses private cabins and offers a free airport shuttle service. Holiday Village cabins have heating and LCD TVs. All have a private sauna, terrace, kitchenette and private bathroom. The property organizes reindeer, husky and snowmobile safaris. It also has boats, bicycles and fishing equipment for rent. In this area you can ski and hike. At the Christmas House Restaurant & Coffee, guests can taste Lappish specialties and typical international dishes. In public areas there is free internet connection. There is a souvenir shop on site, as well as traditional Lapland food and products. Rovaniemi Airport is located 5 minutes from the cottage village. Santa Claus is a 2-minute walk away.

Arctic Light Hotel

One of our top picks in Rovaniemi. This boutique hotel is 5 mi from Rovaniemi Airport and from Santa Claus Village. It offers bright and very modern rooms with individual themed decoration. It also provides free Wi-Fi and free parking. All rooms at Arctic Light Hotel include a flat-screen TV, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, bath or shower, bathrobes, and slippers. Some rooms have their own kitchenette. In addition, the Arctic Light Hotel has a sauna, terrace and lounge bar. In the mornings, a healthy energizing breakfast created by American-Finnish chef Sara La Fountain, who appears on TV, is served. Front desk staff is available 24 hours a day and can recommend restaurants, attractions, and activities in the area. This hotel is 220 yards from Sampokeskus Shopping Center and 800 meters from Arktikum Science Centre.

Santa's Hotel Santa Claus

This unpretentious hotel is located in the city center, a 10-minute walk from Arktikum, a science museum, 1 mile from Rovaniemi Train Station and 5 miles from the theme park
Santa Claus Village. The functional rooms have free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a safe, a mini-fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and, in some cases, a balcony. Superior rooms include a private sauna. Suites have a sofa or separate living and dining areas and, in some cases, a spa bath. Room service is available.The hotel serves breakfast for an additional fee and has a fine dining restaurant, paid parking, a casino, a sports lounge and 3 informal café-bars, one with a terrace.

Departure dates from November 15 to March 31
Passengers Price
Per person From $1840
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This grand trip includes
Expert guides throughout your trip 
All transfers
3 nights stay
Selected hotels (or similar)
Selected regime
SCIL® Experience
Optional Excursions
Visit to Santa Claus Village
Reindeer Sleigh Excursion
Husky Sleigh Ride
Northern Lights Sighting Excursion
Snowmobiling Safari 
Visit to the Arktikum Museum

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