ROVANIEMI

A modern town in the wilds of Lapland on the Arctic Circle.

Rovaniemi is located on the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland. Its unspoiled nature and closeness to good outdoor recreation facilities guarantee that visitors will enjoy their stay. Lapland's climate is temperate and subarctic, and features a characteristic contrast between dark and light, cold and warm seasons. Spring, summer, autumn and winter are four distinct seasons. Between May and July the sun never sinks below the horizon and doesn't set at all around Midsummer's Day.

Rovaniemi is the administrative centre of the county of Lapland. The town has developed at the confluence of Lapland's mighty Kemijoki and Ounasjoki rivers. Moreover, Rovaniemi is a famous trading centre.

As we all know, Santa Claus and his reindeer have their summer home in Rovaniemi and you can meet them throughout the year there.

The distance from Helsinki to Rovaniemi is 900 km (11 hours) by train and 1 hour 15 minutes by plane. The Rovaniemi Airport is 9 km from the centre of the town.

From here you may obtain more information about Rovaniemi and the region of the Arctic Circle.