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  • Carlos_Gonzalez2013
    Ipswich, UK555 contributions
    This is a very nice, fun-packed themed park near Rovaniemi, with plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and Christmas attractions. Really nice place, although I find it quite expensive, I must say.
    Written 3 March 2022
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  • becsmile
    Delph, UK80 contributions
    The actual Father Christmas was really believable, looked the part and the accent definitely added to the magic.
    But the experience as a whole was disappointing- the waiting area was quite small and could have been a lot more magical - just a few little extras would have gone a long way - we arrived at 10.30 and still had a good 40min wait. There wasn’t even a door blocking the queue from the Santa clause room just a rope so the kids could see what was happening. I think if I was to do it again I’d try booking one of the Santa tours into the forest.
    Written 29 November 2021
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This square is named after Lordi who is from Rovaniemi and won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006. You can find here Lordi's handprints and signatures.

    During Christmas time, the square is not so ugly. There are beautiful Christmas lights and some booths selling handicrafts. Also, there is a little cottage with a nativity scene.
    Written 13 December 2020
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  • Ema R
    Bucharest, Romania236 contributions
    In the summer is not a special nordic view. But is nice to cross it for a walk, to watch the water and boats. Definitely is so big that you cannot miss it.
    Written 9 July 2021
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  • B T
    London, UK826 contributions
    The church is worth a visit, it is open most of the time for you to go inside and there are beautiful paintings behind the altar and on the roof.
    Written 30 November 2020
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  • Joanna L
    51 contributions
    Was well worth it though, and the service was excellent in every way. Would go again if in the area.
    Written 28 March 2022
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  • Trudy G
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
    We visited the family and they were willing to share their lives with us for one day. We have looked at and fed the herd of reindeer as they do every day. Weroasted sausages and drank hot drinks in the snow while sitting on reindeer skins. And we ended the tour sitting in the kitchen, eating a traditional meal while enjoying each other's company. We look back on a fantastic day.
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • justin o
    Vienna, Austria70 contributions
    Yes we have all heard about the Second World War but this memorial is to a part that at least I wasn't familiar with. The dealings between Finland, Germany and Russia are the backdrop to the existence of this memorial/cemetery and an important part of the recent history of the area.
    Written 22 November 2019
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  • Dineau
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands27 contributions
    For those who prefer to go off the beaten track and enjoy to at least try to go local, I can highly recommend to attend a game of the RoKi Rovaniemi Icehockey team. Icehockey is the most popular sport in Finland so you'll find yourself among locals if you decide to go. The Lappi Areena is an all purpose ice hall, but serves as the home to the RoKi team. It's located on the other side of the Ounasvaara hill, opposite to the city centre and can be reached by taxi of by foot. don't bother reserving tickets beforehand as RoKi is not performing tremendously well (at least not this season) and the games therefore very seldom sell out. So it's pretty easy to get tickets really. The Laapi Areena is not a terribly large place as compared to your average US NHL stadium, but it's nice and cosy. The place features a RoKi fanshop as well as a dedicated RoKi bar. Last but not least the staff are friendly and helpful, probably also because not an awful lot of tourists will actually attend these games.So by all means, if you enjoy trying something genuine, to be among the local population and like sports in general, I can highly recommend going there.
    Written 18 March 2016
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    The wooden building was made in 1957 and consecrated in 1962 as Saint Andreas Church.

    On our visit, the church was closed as usual with Orthodox churches we have seen.
    Written 10 August 2021
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  • Peter M
    Melbourne, Australia954 contributions
    This is known as Marttinin Wanha Tehdas in Finish. It was built in 1928 and badly burned in the 1940s. It was refurbished in 1998 and the knife factory operates from this historical building. It has high quality knives which are sold in shops. I just saw it from outside and did not actually go in the building
    Written 21 August 2019
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  • Camila FR
    11 contributions
    Good place to see Aurora Borealis (northern lights), with 360º view of the sky. This is a huge frozen lake, 8-10 minutes from Santa Claus Village. Easily accessible, it has a "kota" (traditional public fireplace).
    Written 31 March 2022
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  • rafaelrabello
    Campinas, SP84 contributions
    This place is one of the best around Rovaniemi to see the Aurora during the winter.
    It is a frozen lake, almost no lights in the surrounding and you have a 360º view of the sky, excellent to see Aurora storms.
    It is easily accessible by car (about 15min. from Rovaniemi center and 7 minutes from Santa Claus village.).
    There is a kind of a hut with a fire pit to protect yourself from the cold and roast marshmallows, you can get free wood from another hut next door.
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    The railway from Rovaniemi to Kemijärvi was completed in 1934. A large and expensive bridge was built. The old bridge was used only for about 10 years, as the German troops blew it up when withdrawing from Lapland in October 1944.

    The current bridge was completed in 1951. It is a steel truss double-deck railway and road bridge. The upper deck of the bridge is used for rail traffic, the lower deck is used for car traffic. There are walking and cycling paths on the sides of the car deck.
    Written 10 August 2021
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