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Things to do

Rovaniemi, the official home town of Santa Claus, is a unique destination. Urban city life is embroidered with Lapland traditions and culture, and fascinating nature – very near the city centre. Here are some Rovaniemi tips for you.


Ounasvaara is not only a well-known sports centre, but also a year-round recreational area near Rovaniemi city centre. In winter, you can ski downhill and cross-country in Ounasvaara, feel the speed of the winter sleigh track, or go snowshoeing. In summer, you can go hiking on Ounasvaara's nature trails, rush down the hill on the summer sleigh track, or play golf.


Meet Santa Claus every day of the year and cross the magical Arctic Circle. Send mail with a special stamp from the Arctic Circle, shop in a variety of gift shops and workshop booths, and enjoy a wide range of activities!


Art opens the world from a northern perspective in the Korundi Cultural Center in Rovaniemi. In the home of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra and the Rovaniemi Art Museum, art experts and artists meet. Korundian art exhibitions, concerts, gigs and club nights encourage you to indulge and inspire thinking. Collect your own collage from our rich cultural offerings.


At the Science Centre Pilke exhibition you will have the opportunity to explore the forest with all your senses and from many different angles.


Arktikum is a science center and museum that brings you northern nature, cultures and history close to you.Arctic actors, the Arctic Center at the University of Lapland and the Provincial Museum of Lapland are working for the North.The Arctic Center of the University of Lapland conducts internationally acclaimed and multidisciplinary Arctic research. The Provincial Museum of Lapland is an expert in Lapland culture, prehistory, history, building tradition and nature.

More information about weekly events and places to visit can be found on the reception info wall and Visit Rovaniemi