Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Rovaniemi

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Rovaniemi

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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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  • Boyd J
    Maleny, Australia1,729 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hunter1107
    Tiverton, RI128 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, Finland31,247 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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  • BECKS777
    ENGLAND270 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The centre of the Rovaniemi shopping area, with a couple of small shopping arcades nearby. The best one being a couple of minutes walk up the slight hill towards the Scandic Hotel and the across the road

    Lordi Square had a free Santa office you could visit and meet him without any queuing, even in December.

    There was also a nice ice rink where you could have a go on real ice for about 10 euros per person.
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • justin o
    Vienna, Austria70 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • MAH
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The trip began with friendly guide Naria picking us from airport and snowed all the way , beautiful sight and the zoo in the midst of snow with special features of owls and polar bear was awesome
    Written 4 November 2019
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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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  • Davvebiegga
    Germany166 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I stayed in Rovaniemi for over a week and took the bus from the center to visit the Forest Museum in Pöykkölä. It's an interesting open air museum with a lot of buildings, boats and machines. It tells you a lot about the logging history in Finland.
    Written 24 October 2020
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  • alison
    Darwin, Australia5 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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