Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Rovaniemi

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Rovaniemi on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Rovaniemi

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  • Lukas L
    Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting museum about the flora and fauna of Lapland and the history of Lapland and Rovanemi.
    There is also an exhibition about the Arctic.
    Duration of visit approx. 2 hours.
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • flosventure
    Arizona161 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I think this is a great place for kids even though I would consider it slightly pricy during the high season given what it offered. You can see Santa's car, gift shops, and a small Santa post office. You can also meet with Santa and decorate your own Elf or gingerbread cookie. They have an Elf acrobatic show which lasts ~15mins and I really enjoyed, lots of trampolines. There is an Elf school you can attend and a magic train. I think for kids it's a really great experience.
    Written 22 December 2023
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  • Arctic_Lyon
    Tromso, Norway369 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had to stop in town for a little bit and I wanted to see at least one heritage place, so this was it. This church is rather massive, even though it isnt a cathedral, and the exterior, although fine is quickly overshadowed by the light, colorful and harmonious interior, endowed with a magnificent frescoe. Outside the church, there is a beautiful WW2 monument and grave as well. and the city library is very close by. Basically, there is no reason not to take a look in here.
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • Riddykin
    Oulu, Finland83 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Firstly I have to say the centre is quite small. That surprised us at first. But when you enter the exhibition you realise the interactivness is the key to a great visit. Every little detail is well thought through. You get to experience the Northern forests with all senses! Our family had a great few hours touching, smelling, feeling and learning - also singing karaoke and getting lost in the woods. 😄 The staff here is super: do ask them for guidance. Also the Pilke shop is a good spot to scout for souvenirs.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Tweet69
    196 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely experience, a great Santa, warm, welcoming and friendly. Not to long to wait, busy but that's to be expected. Thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • Hunter1107
    Tiverton, RI131 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are in the area, this was the best museum of the three we visited! Well laid out, local art, and interesting to see stuff from the area.
    Written 18 November 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This library was completed in 1965.

    It is one of the many libraries designed by the famous architect Alvar Aalto who also designed the Lappia House (Rovaniemi Theater) next to the library.

    All of his libraries are known for the spacious library hall, book recesses, and skylights.

    In addition to books, you can always find a small art exhibition at this library.
    Written 13 December 2020
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  • Tweet69
    196 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is for the children people, seriously, there is a little wait, peak December, a little wait. Yes it's no different to anywhere else, it's commercial. Santa was great, he was genuinely interested in us. The house is fantastic. Temper expectations and remember it's for the kids.
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • Henrik Ö.
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The stylish and cleanest climbing place I've seen in Finland or abroad. There was routes for everyone, even for me 😁 more than a year break from the last time and had a great experience! Wonderful and professional staff. Thank's Väki!
    Written 24 March 2022
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  • Expedition69102
    42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    90 year old knives house…One of the few buildings spared during the second world war. Take a look at the mini museum of old knives and pick souvenirs to bring back.
    Written 30 March 2019
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  • alison
    Darwin, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great train ride. The cabins are comfy. I accidentally booked cabins without bathrooms and it was ok. The view is beautiful. Book a car to be picked up from the station in Rovaniemi in advance- they get booked out. We caught this train twice and both times it was delayed. The first time by 4 hours- we didn’t mind, but I wouldn’t rely on the train being punctual for your activities.
    Written 9 March 2024
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  • RiSha
    London, UK512 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A decent place to explore while you're in Rovaniemi. Restaurants and clothes shops, as well as a cinema and kids play area. We stopped for some lunch at the waffle place!
    Written 15 February 2023
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  • Flóra
    Szeged, Hungary2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited Rovaniemi last week and this shop was a gemstone. It was very unique, different from the other souvenir shops. Most items were handmade there and we could also see the artist working. Everything was of fantastic quality and for a good price. It was especially cool to see things made from reindeer antlers. I highly recommend coming to this shop and experiencing a little bit of history!
    Written 18 January 2024
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  • Lalac
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This shopping mall is just right next to Santa’s Official Office in Rovaniemi City Center , Lordi square. After visiting Santa, went to Hesburger to eat, 2nd level and the kids love it since there was also an indoor play area . This shopping mall has movie theatres , a pharmacy, a big parking area, clean new toilets, coffee shop, dental clinics , souvenir shops and much more . Highly recommended!
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • Janka K
    Brno, Czech Republic6,384 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Maybe it was because of visiting Santa Claus Village during May when if was very much out of the season, but this place is the most interesting one in the whole park for me, meaning that you can still do something here even in summer.
    You can send a Christmas postcard to your friends the whole year, including sending the postcard that will be delivered during the next Christmas. Or you can pay 8 Euro and send a letter from Santa to you or someone that you know, in a language that you choose from the offered ones.
    The ladies working at this place were super friendly.
    Written 25 June 2023
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