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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…
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…
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. Airbnb…
Northern Lights Tips for Rovaniemi

Northern Lights Tips for Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi Finland is the famous capital of the Lapland region in the northern part of the country. With less than 70.000 inhabitants, the city welcomes more than 500,000 annual visitors because of its famous Santa Claus Village. Rovaniemi is much more than stockings, elves and reindeer though! It is a popular destination for tourists and photography enthusiasts who want to experience and capture the Aurora Borealis phenomenon - stunning northern lights! This article will cover topics such as can you see the northern lights in Finland, can you predict the likelihood of seeing the Aurora Borealis, and can you take amazing pictures of the phenomenon just using your phone? The answer is Yes to all of the above! Read through our guide to get ready for Aurora hunting in Rovaniemi! Plan your trip to Finland Need data for your trip to Finland? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data…
15 Things to do in Rovaniemi in Autumn

15 Things to do in Rovaniemi in Autumn

Rovaniemi, Finland is the heart of Lapland and the home of Santa Claus. Although this part of the world may bring up images of snow and sub-zero temperatures, Rovaniemi experiences four distinct seasons. There’s a lot to do all year round, and autumn is a vibrant time to visit. The changing leaves paint the city in golden hues, and an abundance of outdoor activities invite you to appreciate the stunning natural landscape. Despite its isolated location along the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi’s international airport makes it an easy destination for travellers to get to via Helsinki, Finland's capital city. There’s also the young university crowd that keeps the city lively. Want to learn more about this one-of-a-kind place? Keep reading for 15 adventurous and interesting things to do in Rovaniemi in autumn. This diverse list is sure to entice you into booking a trip there in no time. Plan your trip…
Best day trips from Rovaniemi in Autumn

Best day trips from Rovaniemi in Autumn

Are you ready to explore the capital of the famous Lapland region in Finland? It is said to be the official Hometown of Santa Claus, where you do not have to wait until Christmas to visit him! Inside the Santa Claus Village, he has been receiving visitors all year round since 1985! Rovaniemi is not all about the Man in Red though! The Northern Lights and the sunsets of the Northern Summer attract photography enthusiasts, adventurous travellers can join the “Arctic Survival” trekking tours, and the area is also known for its unique accommodation options like panorama glass huts in the middle of the Arctic wilderness. For an unforgettable experience of the region, read through our guide to best day trips from Rovaniemi. 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…
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…
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…
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…