Nature & Parks in Rovaniemi

Top Parks & Nature Attractions in Rovaniemi, Finland

Nature & Parks in Rovaniemi

Nature & Parks
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  • Boyd J
    Maleny, Australia1,745 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking in a beautiful forest area, covered in low annuals, imagining a scene in winter where the snow is often up to a metre deep. The path is well formed and easy to walk on. Tranquil, though in summer be prepared for mosquitos.
    Written 3 August 2023
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  • Tiago K
    Ericeira, Portugal13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very good ski resort it's amazing for beginners and there is not a lot of people there so you can practice without having a lot of interruptions and the people are very nice!
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Christian W
    Graz, Austria106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing and very impressive view over Finland and rovaniemi if you have a sunny day. Hidden spot but worth to walk there even if it’s cold!
    Written 8 January 2022
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  • Bea G
    74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent time in the park! We all had lots of fun. Sledges lying around and there is a hill at the back of the park. Amazing time!
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Elise P
    Manchester, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had such an amazing time here! We booked an hour walk with a reindeer. We booked this in advance, which I recommend. At the time of booking we also added a Lapland keepsake and a bag of moss to feed the reindeer, which they LOOOVED. It was all ready for us when we arrived.

    We came a bit early and wandered around to see the other animals in Santa’s Farm Yard (this is included if you book an experience with them) and a they also have a warm-up tent which is nice! I understand you can buy snacks from their shop to enjoy in the warm-up tent if you like.

    We then proceeded on our 1-hour walk through the woods with a reindeer and guide. We had a lovely time getting to know our guide and reindeer, learning about the traditional profession of caring for reindeer, as well as learning more about Lapland and Finland in general. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We also felt it was so nice as we got to know the reindeer, Hilima, really well and really enjoyed getting to know her, feeding her and taking photos which we felt was a lot more special than a sleigh ride.

    This was such a magical experience and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It was one of my favourite things we did in Finland for sure. The guides were so friendly and knowledgeable as well. Definitely not one to miss in Rovaniemi!
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • Chris M
    Wetherby, UK1,384 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were part of a tour group and we arrived at the farm by boat on a scenic river journey from Rovaniemi. There was a quite lengthy boarded walkway from the river to the farm, which required a little care as it was quite narrow and could be slippery in places. On arrival at the farm we received a very welcoming and entertaining introduction (including myths and legends), to the farm operations. We then met the reindeer who were in a large paddock area, and were obviously used to human interaction. After a very interesting visit, we made our way back to the river for our return boat trip.
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • jordan d
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience with night walk in the forest with snowshoes!
    A dinner at the middle in a kotta was à very good moment
    We recommand
    Written 8 February 2023
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  • juno_usa
    Nashville, TN188 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The formations are interesting and the place is only 20-25 minutes from Rovaniemi centre by car so worth a visit if you have time. Do not expect much, only several churns and rocks, we spent there just 10-15 minutes and that is all. Toilets, hut and a bench was available nearby.
    Written 28 August 2019
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  • Sars560
    Tamworth, UK243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An immense trip. We visited here after a day of snow and it meant Ounasvaara was an absolute winter wonderland. The scenery was breathtaking and will stay in my mind for a lifetime. We took our 4 yr old in a sled as she would have got tired on the walk despite it being a very gentle and gradual trail. We walked from the Sky Hotel to the observatory then down to santa sport and back... stopping to eat by the Kota half way. We actually wished we had stayed longer here as it was so stunning and our daughter just loved playing in the snow and sledding. The observatory gave immense views over the fell, so worth the steep steps. Just be very careful as it can be slippy.
    Would return here again in a heartbeat. Keep your eyes open for arctic hares hopping amidst the trees... incredible.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Janine S
    7 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    For my birthday, we decided to go up the chairlift to the restaurant at the top from the Northern slope. We bought Pedestrian tickets, but we were prevented from boarding the chairlift as we did not have skis. We then asked a ski patroller, who told us that pedestrians are not allowed during skiing. We asked for our money back (EUR26) and we were told to go to the office in Pyha, which we did, but it was closed. I have tried emailing them 4 times to request a refund, but have been ignored. The machine should not be taking people's money if they cannot use the service. It was a real disappointment.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Mia K
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    The manager behaved very unprofessionally accusing paying clients of lying and stealing from his place totally unfounded. Went totally rogue with his communication. Targets minorities with this type of craziness. Targets rants at minority kids selectively when parents are not there. Presented himself and the business very poorly.

    Manageri kohtelee asiakkaita epäammattimaisesti. Syyttää syyttä suotta maksavia asiakkaita valehtelusta ja varastamista ja kohtelee etnisiä vähemmistöjä marginaalisesti. Vähättelee vähemmistöä edustavia lapsia kun vanhemmat eivät ole paikalla. Hyvin huonoon valoon saattaa yrityksensä tuommoisella touhulla.
    Written 6 January 2024
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland31,244 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The bank of the Ounasvaara Hill offers a beach with views of the city center.

    Next to the beach is a small park and a camping site.

    I don't know how cold the water was but there were children swimming.

    The water is very flowing here and the safe area is narrow.
    Written 10 August 2021
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  • Bea G
    74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First year of this place running and it is taking so much shape. We have spent approx 4 hours here now in Feb and we all had so much fun. 2 adults and 1 child 5 years old. The circus is short but okay and the guys are fun and very friendly. Everyone puts so much effort in making this happening. The circus school was fun, all children present enjoyed this bit. The sledging was great, plenty and many different sledges. The lights are beautiful (1 wasn’t working but it did not make a difference plus they were working on getting it sorted). Beautiful igloos, very cosy with heating, benches, sofas - simply beautiful. Snowmobile was fun, the guy was very friendly and helped my daughter to drive it. So caring. Overall a 10/10! So worth the entry price. Games are fun and craft is definitely a touch as you can take something home. I do recommend visiting this place 100%, better when it is dark I would add.
    Written 24 February 2024
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