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  • Felix G
    9 contributions
    We had been here with two children (8 and 12 years old). The article circle exhibition was not as interesting as expected. The exhibition about live in and around Rovaniemi was much more interesting. It is a bit difficult to understand where to find what as parts of the exhibition are split across two floors. It might be worth to buy the multi ticket that allows entrance to the science center that is very interesting for kids.
    Written 12 February 2022
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  • Joanna L
    51 contributions
    Me? A bit less since the kids refused to leave, they thought it was that nice, so I had to stay there for 2 hours longer than planned. But since playgrounds ARE for kids mainly, I guess that is actually a good sign?
    Written 28 March 2022
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  • Riddykin
    Oulu, Finland80 contributions
    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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  • 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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  • Jules B
    Ormskirk, UK204 contributions
    We took a drive down from Rovaniemi which took just over an hour. Easy to find.

    We only saw two other couples on the entire 3.5km trail - if was a cold day with snow around which perhaps puts the locals off visiting. The cafe was closed.

    The trail is very well marked and once you are away from the force of the dam and former log chute, there are literally no sounds other than nature to disturb.

    An inquisitive reindeer followed us for a while but given it was winter the rest of nature was keeping warm elsewhere.

    There are a few steps up and down and as it was slippery underfoot we covered the route in a steady 2.5 hours.

    A lovely way to take in the fresh air and see some of Finland’s natural beauty.
    Written 13 November 2021
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  • Giles
    6 contributions
    A great surprise to find such interesting contemporary art in a small regional city. It isn't so big you run out of steam, and I was able to spend time really appreciating my favourite works without being rushed.
    Written 29 July 2019
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  • Christian W
    Graz, Austria78 contributions
    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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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    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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  • 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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  • juno_usa
    Nashville, TN190 contributions
    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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  • MAH
    12 contributions
    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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  • Davvebiegga
    Germany132 contributions
    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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  • Laurel M
    Fairfax, VA4 contributions
    We had a great tour of the amethyst mine. Alex, our guide, was very personable and explained some Finnish customs to us during our ride to the site. He also allowed us to stop for an unplanned lunch on our return trip. The mine tour itself was very educational, and we enjoyed mining for amethysts!
    Written 8 April 2022
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