Things to Do in Rovaniemi with Kids

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Things to Do in Rovaniemi with Kids

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  • Lukas L
    Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany13 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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  • thehonestraveller1
    United Kingdom82 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a 6 day trip, its 5 minutes from the airport, cabs waiting outside. We had a superior cottage which was great with a sauna & a shared porch with my friend & her son. We were given a sleigh to pull put cases to our cottage, it was -10 and lovely thick crunchy snow. We met the real santa free but €50 for a pic. Purchased postcards from Santa's post office. Walked under the artic circle. Took a reindeer sleigh ride. Lovely buffet breakfast little hectic & noisy. Overall its a must to stay here
    Written 26 April 2024
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  • Izabela R
    Dublin, Ireland95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After a long research we booked a Premium Combo safari for all day with Arctic Lifestyle. The communication with the company when making a booking was excellent.
    Then once we arrived to Rovaniemi it turned out that is way below 20degrees and we were with 2 small kids age 8 and 4 and we got worried a bit. Totally unnecessary.
    We hit a jackpot with our tour guide Lenny, who we had just for ourselves and he spent with us a whole day and made it really very enjoyable for our kids and us.
    The tour started by bringing us to the company's base where we got changed into the winter clothes and our boys just got helmets, as they were already properly dressed for this cold.
    None of us drove snowmobiles ever before and Lenny made sure to explain to us not only how to drive but how to make it enjoyable for us. We both had our own snowmobiles to drive which was what we booked and we absolutely loved it. Lenny's tips as to how the machines behave on the snow helped us a lot and after a short while we really had a blast and enjoyed the long ride through the frozen river in a lovely wintery landscape. The kids drove together with our tour guide and they loved it!
    Then we arrived to the place nearby the reindeer farm where we had a short ride on a sleigh pulled by one reindeer. They had a lovely fireplace to warm up and after the ride we could go and feed the reindeers. We also got an interesting lecture inside the little house about the reindeers farm and had cookies and hot tea/juice.
    We couldn’t wait to jump back onto the snowmobiles again and we took our time for lovely photos and turns back to the base. In spite of the coldness we really had a great time. Lenny made sure our kids are safe and happy.
    After that we drove to the Santa’s Village for a lovely and scrumptious lunch buffet which was included in the price of the safari.
    And then last but not least the icing on the cake for me personally – the husky ride. We drove outside Rovaniemi to Huskypoint a lovely kennel where you could see that there are absolutely passionate about what they do. I drove one sleigh – their guide explains how to do it – one thing to remember not to let go of the sleigh! The huskies love running and are very happy to do it and they hate when you put on breaks.
    All in all this is a great safari well worth its steep price and all great activities which we wanted to do in Lapland combined in one day.
    Lenny our tour guide was truly exceptional. He was extremely kind and patient with our kids and we felt they were well taken care of. He really made our day. We always felt safe. Lennert also has a great personality and myself and my husband loved his companion.
    We truly recommend the Premium Combo with Arctic Safari and if you are lucky enough to get a tour guide like Lenny you will have an unforgettable day filled with fantastic memories!
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • flosventure
    Arizona158 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • momofgirlspt
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the Christmas dinner and really enjoyed our experience. We have 2 girls ages 5 and 7 and they were over the moon with so many eleves to play with and a visit with Santa. The two things I would note:
    1- this was supposed to be a 3 hour experience but they were 30 min late to pick us up. Which made for very stressed kids who thought they had forgotten us and it made the experience feel rushed, as instead of still having the 3 hours our time was cut short. They had an amazing bonfire which we didn’t get to enjoy, the cutting and trimming of the tree was rushed and dinner was rushed as well.
    2- after having paid such an high price per person for this dinner, they didn’t include drinks and we had to pay an extra 5 euros for soft drinks. I mean honestly, just charge 5 more euros and include the drink and be done with it. Instead they brought a cart and went around the tables charging people, which felt very distasteful.

    I would still recommend the experience as our kids loved it.
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • Arctic_Lyon
    Tromso, Norway367 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, Finland100 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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  • Tyler B
    Tring, UK304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the city centre from the Santa Claus Village to pick up some winter clothes that we were renting, so we decided to spend the morning in Rovaniemi. There really isn't much to do here but visit the Arkitrum museum and take in the views of the Lumberjack Candle Bridge. Is it good? Sure. It's an impressive bridge, and it's worth a photo. I'm not sure what else to tell you about it.
    Written 21 February 2023
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  • Chris M
    Wetherby, UK1,377 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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  • Tweet69
    212 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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  • 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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