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4-day Itinerary for Rovaniemi in Autumn

4-day Itinerary for Rovaniemi in Autumn

You may not be aware but autumn is one of the quieter seasons in Rovaniemi, most people tend to visit in winter (at Christmas time), which yes, is lovely but if you are looking to visit Rovaniemi when it's a little cheaper and quieter autumn is for you! Imagine a tour with you are the main guest or there is only a small group of people rather than a busload of people - this sounds like heaven to me! This article will cover off a quick 4-day Itinerary for Rovaniemi in Autumn - I would recommend staying longer if you can however 4 days, in my opinion, is the bare minimum. Most of the tours suggested in this Itinerary are based on a minimum of two people, if you are travelling alone, please contact the company directly, as they may charge a single supplement. Plan your trip to Finland Need…
Where to stay in Helsinki

Where to stay in Helsinki

As Finland becomes more popular as a travel destination, so, too, does the capital city of Helsinki. While Helsinki is often the jumping-off point for northern adventures in places like Finnish Lapland, there are plenty of things to do in Helsinki that make it worthy of a visit. From nature, history, churches, museums and modern art, a few days’ stay in Helsinki won’t disappoint. We’ve rounded up some of the best Helsinki neighborhoods to help you decide where to stay in Helsinki. We’ll even recommend several Helsinki hotels, from budget options to luxury Helsinki accommodation. We will cover off all types of Helsinki accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Helsinki hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Helsinki, the best Helsinki hotels, best places in Helsinki to visit, the best places to stay in Helsinki, hotels near Helsinki attractions, Helsinki neighbourhood guide and many more. Plan your trip…
Where to stay in Oulu

Where to stay in Oulu

Travellers planning a visit to northern Finland will likely find themselves in Oulu Finland at some point as it’s the largest city of northern Finland and the fourth largest city in all of Finland. This is where you’ll find a transition from culture to nature, as both are very important in Oulu. Many visitors embark on wilderness expeditions from Oulu, but it’s worth a few days to explore this cozy city on the Bay of Bothnia. Between outdoor adventures, entertain yourself with music, art, science, and cuisine. With our guide to hotels in Oulu Finland, you can find the best area for tourists, whether you are searching for family-friendly Oulu hotels or budget-friendly accommodations. We will cover off all types of Oulu accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Oulu hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Oulu, the best Oulu hotels, best places in Oulu to visit,…
19 Things to do in Rovaniemi - That People Actually Do!

19 Things to do in Rovaniemi – That People Actually Do!

The small city of Rovaniemi is the capital and heart of Finnish Lapland. Known as the home of Santa Claus Village and a part of the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi is a unique and exciting destination that should not be overlooked. With two universities, there's quite a younger crowd and a thriving arts scene that keeps the city modern and lively throughout the year. As remote as Rovaniemi is, it does have its own international airport, making it simple to get to for travellers around the globe. Think this part of the world is freezing year-round? Think again! While Rovaniemi is a winter wonderland from November to March, the seasons are constantly changing. During the rest of the year, it's a luscious, natural oasis. Nature begins to bloom once again in May, and earthy autumn leaves paint the city during August and September. During the peak of summer, you can expect…
Where to stay in Rovaniemi Finland

Where to stay in Rovaniemi

If you are planning a trip to Lapland, Finland, chances are, you will pass through Rovaniemi, the capital of this Arctic region, which is also the largest city in Europe in terms of land area, not population! Rovaniemi Finland is the official home of Santa Claus, as well as the jumping off point for Arctic expeditions in Finland.   There are many hotels in Rovaniemi, Finland, including unique Rovaniemi accommodation options like treehouses and igloos to rent in Finland. While many Rovaniemi hotels are located near the city center, you will find additional accommodation in Lapland, scattered throughout the countryside. Keep reading to find the best area for tourists visiting Finnish Lapland. We will cover off all types of Rovaniemi accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Rovaniemi hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Rovaniemi, the best Rovaniemi hotels, best places in Rovaniemi to visit, the best…
The Ultimate Guide to Rovaniemi

The Ultimate Guide to Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi is found in the far northern realms of Finland right on the edge of the Arctic Circle and is best known to the world for being the purported home of Santa Claus. This is the capital of Lapland and most visitors will find themselves travelling to this isolated and sparsely populated corner of Europe to experience the vast natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes and the unique, if remote culture of the locals. In winter it’s a true wonderland, with blankets of snow, husky sledges roaming across the ice, northern lights in the sky and the local infatuation with Santa Claus and Christmas, everywhere, In summer, it’s a wonderful outdoor destination too, with incredible hiking and the chance to experience the unique midnight sun, when it’s never truly dark. Whatever the season, there’s a lot of great things to do in the heart of Lapland and to help you…
A Guide on Things to do in Oulu

A Guide on Things to do in Oulu

Oulu is the largest city in the sparsely populated northern region of Finland but despite its remote location, it’s fast becoming an alternative Finnish destination to visit. Oulu is known for its long association with Finish technology companies and the city has a huge focus on science and tech that you will keenly feel when traveling here. Combined with the natural attractions in the surrounding region and the unusual festivals held here, this all makes Oulu a rather unique city to travel to. Oulu is one of the largest northerly cities in the world. It’s a great place to visit in summer if you are searching for the fabled Midnight Sun when the sun never sets, while in the darker months of the year you are guaranteed to see the Northern Lights, particularly if you head into the countryside. It’s is a wonderful city to explore and to help you…
Budget Guide for Helsinki

Budget Guide for Helsinki

While Finland is not technically a part of Scandinavia, it feels quite similar to cities like Oslo or Reykjavik. However, budget travel in Helsinki is much easier to do than in true Scandinavian countries. There are plenty of cheap things to do in Helsinki, from walking tours to day trips. In fact, this city is often referred to as  “Europe’s best kept secret”, and after a few days, you’ll start to feel like a local. Navigating public transportation is simple. Helsinki attractions are found all over the city. But most importantly, you’ll never have to wonder what to do in Helsinki because this city is lively, with something always going on. Trust me. After a few days here, you’ll start planning to spend all of your summers in this awesome city. Plan your trip to Finland Need data for your trip to Finland? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited…
Reindeer in a winter forest in Finnish Lapland

Why Lapland should be on your bucket list

When thinking of the most remote and mysterious corners of the world, a picture of fairytale Lapland will surely emerge in front of your eyes, and that’s not surprising at all. This Nordic region, despite the apparent loneliness and wilderness, is full of adventures and surprises waiting for you to explore. So in this piece, we are going to assure you why Lapland tours should be a part of every traveler’s must-visit list. Plan your trip to Finland Need data for your trip to Finland? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Finland:  Top 8 Things to do in Helsinki Day Trips from Helsinki Where to stay in Helsinki Budget…
Day Trips from Helsinki

Day Trips from Helsinki

Helsinki is the capital city of Finland, and the location on the Gulf of Finland offers many day trip opportunities. From Helsinki, you can easily travel within Finland and Scandinavia, or even over to Eastern Europe and Russia. We’ve rounded up some of the best day trips from Helsinki for you. Plan your trip to Finland Need data for your trip to Finland? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Finland:  Why Lapland should be on your bucket list  Top 8 Things to do in Helsinki Where to stay in Helsinki Budget Guide for Helsinki A Guide on Things to do in Oulu Where to stay in Oulu The Ultimate…