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There are about 15 hotels in Rovaniemi. Almost all hotels in Rovaniemi have sauna facilities for guests. Light interiors, Scandinavian design with Lapland theme decoration, easy access to Santa Claus Village and Lapland activities from any accommodation site.

Rovaniemi hotel prices starts from 54€/night. Hotels offer discounted price for summer accommodation. The highest rates are for Christmas and New Year weeks. Peak season in Rovaniemi should be booked well in advance.

When would you like to stay at Rovaniemi area?
Below is a list of all hotels in Rovaniemi. There are centrally located hotels, accommodation near Rovaniemi and Santa Claus Village hotels.

Hotels available for indicated dates are marked with a special search results box and price.

1. Arctic Light Hotel

5* boutique hotel in Rovaniemi with 57 spacious individually styled rooms, including 4 themed suites and 6 Aurora lofts.

Unique daily healthy breakfast exclusively designed for the Arctic Light Hotel guests.

Price: from 139€

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2. Arctic City Hotel

4* hotel in the very centre of Rovaniemi. 2 saunas. Free WiFi.

Few Family rooms, standard twin beds rooms and luxury rooms with double beds.

All Lapland activity providers are based within walking distance from the hotel.

Price: from 96€

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3. Hotel Vartiosaari The Aurora Island

Finnish design hotel located on a private charming island, 10 min drive from central Rovaniemi! Quite spot surrounding by the nature, stunning river views, perfect location to see the Northern Lights.

Free wi-fi, complimentary toiletries. 3 rooms have a private sauna. For other, free hotel sauna.

Price: from 200€

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4. Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Rovaniemi

Scandinavian design hotel located riverside near the Rovaniemi famous bridge. Bus stop to Santa village right outside the hotel. Bike hire for free.

Nicely decorated rooms for Christmas feel all year round. Some rooms have Northern lights lighting fixtures. Christmas room with evergreen Christmas tree, a rocking chair and decorative fireplace.

Price: from 115€

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5. Santasport Resort Rovaniemi

Ideal hotel for family holidays with kids, 2 km from Rovaniemi center. 2-4 persons rooms.

Loads of activities: Arctic Adventure Park Huima, spa and pool area, bowling, gym, sauna, skiing tracks 50 m from the hotel. Morning swim and gym between 06:30-08:00 for free.

Price: from 78€

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6. Santa's Hotel Santa Claus

Stylish hotel located in Lordi square, in the middle of the city. Shop, restaurants, activity companies within 1 min walk.

Spacious, well-equipped rooms with 3,5m high ceilings. Deluxe rooms with private sauna. Buffet breakfast and evening sauna are included.

Price: from 103€

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7. Scandic Polar hotel

Basic centrally located hotel, open only during winter season. Close to bus #8 bus stop to go to Santa Clause village.

Free parking, WiFi. Daily breakfast and takeaway breakfast bag from the reception available throughout the day.

Price: from 138€

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8. Scandic Rovaniemi City

Classical Finnish style family oriented hotel right in the centre of Rovaniemi.

Rooms with extra beds or bunk-beds for up to 4 persons.
Some rooms with a private sauna.

Price: from 108€

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9 . HAAWE Boutique Apart Hotel

Design apart hotel located in Rovaniemi city center. 14 themed rooms each with its own story and design.

Every room has a private kitchen. Hotel offers cereal&oatmeal, coffee, bread, juice and other necessities for self-made breakfast. There is no restaurant in the hotel HAAWE.

Price: from 125€

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10 . Scandic Pohjanhovi

Riverside located hotel with a view from some rooms and restaurant. Next to the city center. Snowmobile safari routes start from the corner of the hotel. Bus stop to Santa Claus village near the hotel.

2nd froor of the hotel is Life Nightclub dance floor and karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights.

Price: from 75€

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11. Santa's Hotel Rudolf

Simple and cheap hotel in Rovaniemi.

There is no reception in Hotel Rudolf. Check-in in sister Hotel Santa Claus, about 700m away. Buffet breakfast also 700m away at Hotel Santa Claus.

Twin and triple rooms available. 2 rooms with private sauna.

Price: from 59€

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12. Hotel Aakenus

Family hotel in a peaceful area, 400 metres from Rovaniemi ciry center. 50 m to the public swimming pool Vesihiisi with splash-massage pool and slides.

Good value for money hotel. Free evening sauna. Wifi and free parking. Restaurant with home-cooked food. Reasonable price dinner buffet from Monday to Saturday between 18.00-21.00.

Price: from 75€

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13. Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara

Hotel situated top of the fell, next to the ski resort with walking, running, cross country and downhill skiing opportunities.

Roof terrace with views over Rovaniemi and the River valley, as well as sky and the Northern Lights. Free parking. Most rooms have a private sauna. Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Price: from 104€

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14. Nova Skyland Hotel

High-class apart-hotel in Santa Claus Village within the Artic Circle. Scandinavian style apartments in semi-detached houses. Restaurant with combination of Lapland and Asia food.

Each apartment has a fireplace, sauna, fully equipped kitchen. Panoramic windows. Forest around, reindeers and magical view.

Price: from 190€

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15. Arctic TreeHouse Hotel

Design hotel 200m from Santa Park and 2 km from Santa Claus Village.
Hotel offers Arctic Glass Houses and cubic nest-like Suites with glass wall and a view.

In our opinion, it is out of the ordinary hotel in Rovaniemi to complement Lapland holidays and Santa experience.

Price: from 290€

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16. Snowman World Glass Resort

In our opinion, the most luxury glass accommodation in Rovaniemi, 250 m from Santa Claus Office.

Each glass apartment have private sauna and own outdoor heated jacuzzi with massage jets and lighting. Special experience to relax outdoor after sauna surrounded by a woodland and silence.

Price: from 582€

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17. Santa Claus Holiday Village

Semi-detached cabins at the heart of Santa Claus Village with private bathroom and sauna, a kitchenette and a terrace.

This accommodation is the most close from the Rovaniemi airport and with free airport transfer.

Reindeer, husky and snow mobile safaris can be arranged.

Price: from 119€

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18. Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle

Stylish and comfortable glass igloos in Finland in a short walk to Santa Claus Village (600m) where you can meet Santa all year round.
350m to Husky Park.
Free shuttle bus from Rovaniemi Airport.

Price from 690€/night.

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TOP 5 Rovaniemi log cabins

Prices from 150 euro/night.

Separate cottages, Santa Claus village cabins, Ounasvaara ski cottages.

Rovaniemi log cabins


Recommended selection of Self-catering apartments.

# Pices from 145€/night

Rovaniemi hotels
  • Lumberjack Candle Bridge (650 m);
  • Arktikum Museum (650 m);
  • Ounasvaara Ski resort (4 km);
  • Santa Claus Village Main Post Office (8 km);
  • Santa Park (5,5 km);
  • Moomin Snowcastle Finland (8 km);
  • Husky Park (8 km).
  • Rovaniemi airport (8,5 km).
  • Arctic Snow Hotel (27 km).

Arktikum Museum Rovaniami

Arktikum museum & science centre in Rovaniemi in Lapland. Popular culture destination and attraction tells the story of the North.

Arktikum Rovaniemi video
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Lumberjack Candle Bridge

This bridge you can see at most Rovaniemi postcards. Here people come to take pictures after Santa's office.

Picturesque spot at city center. Many photo opportunities from both sides. Best time to visit - evening when lights are on.

Rovaniemi tapahtumat видео
Lumberjack Candle Bridge Rovaniemi

Sauna Experience

Finland is unthinkable without sauna. You can not skip it visiting Finland as a tourist. Saunas are everywhere: hotels and holidays cottages, pools and gyms, apartments and offices, and even inside the Parliament or central square of some cities.

Visit Rovaniemi touris information office to find out where is nearest sauna open or any sauna event is going on

Ironfacemusic видео

Ounasvaara Ski resort Rovaniemi

Ounasvaara Ski Resort is located almost in a centre of Rovaniemi.

# 100 km of cross country tracks
# 10 slopes
# Top of Ounasvaara is over 200 meters from sea level
# Longest maintained slope is 600 meters long # A lot of snow fun

Ounasvaara video
Ounasvaara Ski resort Rovaniemi

SantaSport activity park Rovaniami

Santasport is a centre for wellbeing and sports in Rovaniemi!

# The CMS gym
# Bowling alley
# Indoor adventure track Lappset Funpark for children
# Arctic Adventure Park Huima
# Relaxing pool area

Santasport Lapin Urheiluopisto video


Santa Claus official address: Santa Claus, Santa Claus’s Main Post Office, 96930 Napapiiri, Finland.

Meet Santa Claus and cross the Arctic Circle every day year round at the Santa Claus Village in Lapland in Finland.

Arek Torski Vlog video / Santa Claus Village - Finland 2016 - Arctic Circle
Santa village Rovaniemi

Santa Park theme park and workshops

Santa Park is located just 2 km from the main Santa village and Santa post office.

Santa cave with a lot of things to do: Elf School, Mrs Claus Gingerbread Kitchen, Four Seasons Sleigh Ride, Ice Princess Ice Gallery, Giant Snow Globe, and much more.

Santa Park video
Santa park


Rovaniemi is a place to ride husky sleds.

Husky safaris in Lapland - adventure for incentives, holiday groups and individual travellers.
There is plenty of variety from short drives to multi-day safaris.

HuskyPoint video / HuskyPoint husky safaris and excursions Rovaniemi in Lapland
Husky Rovaniemi


Why not to discover unique nature of Lapland from snowmobile safari? Or even Aurora snowmobile Safari possible to see Northern lights.

Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi has Snowmobile Park.

ArcticCircle SnowmobilePark video / Arctic Circle Snowmobile Park in Santa Claus Village Rovaniemi Lapland Finland
Snowmobile Rovaniemi

Arctic Snow Hotel in Rovaniemi

Arctic Snow Hotel - unique hotel near Rovaniemi offers rooms made of ice and snow. ArcticSnowhotel video

* High quality sleeping bags provided
* Aurora Borealis alarm service alerts
* The temperature in the Snow Hotel’s rooms is between 0 and -5 degrees Celsius
* Hotel price: from 180 euro/night.

Santa Claus Village - 35 km. / Central Rovaniemi - 26 km. / Rovaniemi Airport - 35 km.
Snow hotel Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi in a few words: Lapland - Santa Claus village - Polar circle - Northern Lights - Lappish food - Reindeers and Husky - Snowmobiles - Christmas spirit and Magic.

1. Transport


Rovaniemi is located in Finland, Finnish Lapland. The easiest way to come here is via Helsinki (Finnish capital).

Helsinki-Vantaa international airport has flight connection with 45 countries worldwide. There are direct flights as well as charter flights during high season.


Helsinki - Rovaniemi transport
Rovaniemi airport is the biggest Lapland airport and it has daily flights from Helsinki and seasonal flight connection with some other European cities. For example, direct flights from London, Berlin and Zurich in winter - spring months.

By air: Helsinki-Rovaniemi daily flights by Norwegian and Finnair, 4 flights per day.
Flight time - 1h20m.
Price from 35€.
Distance from the Airport to Igloo resort: 3 km (easy transfers by taxi).

By train: Daily trains by VR from Helsinki to Rovaniemi.
Duration - 8-12h. 9 trains every day. Day and night trains to choose from.
Price from 68€.
Distance from Railway station to igloo resort: 8 km. Santa’s Express Bus №8 leaves from the Rovaniemi railway station to Santa Claus village and Snowman world every hour / every day.

2. Best time to visit Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi is special during Dec-Jan because of the Christmas and New Year spirit of this time. Of course, people all over the world try to get there at this time of the year. So be ready to face fully booked accommodation well in advance, necessity to book activities beforehand and restaurant tables.

We’d recommend to plan a trip to Rovaniemi from end of November till mid April to get as much as possible from the Lapland trip. During this time there will be snow, and many winter activities run from end of November.

* December and January is time for Polar Night in Lapland when sun does not rise above the horizon. It does not mean that there is dark all the time. There will be some kind of blue shining during a day (inbetween 10am to 2.30pm) and sun will be very very low, almost at the horizon line.

3. Rovaniemi winter weather

Average temperature in Rovaniemi during winter is about -15 degrees Celsius. But some days it might be around -30. Snow coverage in March is about 1m depth.

Typical daytime temperatures in the winter:

December: -20 to -10 degrees Celsius
January: -30 to -15 degrees Celsius
February: -20 to -15 degrees Celsius
March: -15 to -5 degrees Celsius

There is quite dry air and wind is not very often, so even severe frost is not so terrible.

Some Rovaniemi activity companies provide winter multi-layer clothes for rent which can be used during holidays as daily overall.



Santasport Resort Rovaniemi suits for families with kids. It is located 2 km from Rovaniemi city center. Hotel offers 2-4 persons rooms. Activities for kids within walking distance from the hotel: Arctic Adventure Park Huima, spa and pool area, bowling, sauna, skiing tracks 50 m from the hotel.

Santa Claus Holiday Village is the best place to stay with kids in Rovaniemi area. Resort is located next to Santa Claus office, 9 km from Rovaniemi city center. It offers semi-detached cabins with private bathroom and sauna, a kitchenette and a terrace.


Hotel Vartiosaari The Aurora Island is located on a private island, 10 min drive from central Rovaniemi. Perfect location to see the Northern Lights, quite spot surrounded by the nature with river view.

Ounasvaara resort area 3 km from Rovaniemi city center and located top hill with open panorama view. Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara offers roof terrace with views over Rovaniemi and the River valley, as well as sky and the Northern Lights.

One more place worth paying attention to - Apukka resort. It it located lakeside far away from city lights, 16 km from Rovaniemi city. Resort offers apartments, cabins and glass igloos to see the Northern Lights.


Santa Claus Holiday Village is located 100 m from the center of Santa village and his office. It offers semi-detached cabins at a reasonable price.

Nova Skyland Hotel is located 200 m from the Main Santa Post Office and offers luxury apartments and Aurora Sky Suites.

There are 2 glass igloo resorts within walking distance from Santa Claus village: Glass Resort and Santas Igloos Arctic Circle. Both offer glass roof accommodation for once in a lifetime experience.


There are few hostels and guestshouses in Rovaniemi who offer accommodation for the price 25-50€ per person per night. Hostel Ibedcity, GuestHouse Arctic Heart, Hostel Cafe Koti and Wherever Hostel are the cheapest options to stay overnight in Rovaniemi.

Santa’s Hotel Rudolf offers rooms from 59€. It is quite simple and cheap hotel in Rovaniemi. Hotel Aakenus, Scandic Pohjanhovi, Santasport Resort Rovaniemi have great deals for up to 80€ per night.


Christmas concert by Lapland Military Band. Rovaniemi Church.

The Lapland Military Band’s warm-hearted Christmas concert, beloved and popular indeed, will bring us the Christmas spirit this year, too. Soprano Anna-Maria Jurvelin will perform as a visiting soloist. Along with the soloist, the audience will also get to join in accompanied by the professional orchestra.

Date: 18 December 2021 - 18 December 2021
Address: Rovaniemi, church, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland
Santa is on His Way -broadcast 2021. Santa Claus Village, Arctic Circle

Each year, Santa leaves Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland to bring Christmas cheer to people all around the globe. Santa Claus gives his speech wishing merry Christmas to the whole world before hopping in his reindeer-pulled sleigh and embarking on his tour. This year, the event will be organized with no audience due to latest corona restrictions. The event will be broadcasted on Facebook by Visit Rovaniemi on December 23rd at 7 PM local time (UTC +2).

Date: 23 December 2021
broadcasted on Facebook by Visit Rovaniemi
Seita choir’s traditional evening concert. Rovaniemi Church

Thu 23.12. at 22 Rovaniemi Church. Seita choir’s traditional evening concert. Directed by Kadri Joamets.

Date: 23 December 2021
Address: Rovaniemi, church, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland
Arctic Lapland Rally. Rovaniemi, Lapland

The 57th Arctic Lapland Rally in 2022 will be competed on Friday and Saturday the 14-15th of January. The competitors start their arctic adventure on the over 220 kilometres of special stages already on Monday the 10th of January when the reconnaissance period begins. The rally route sees changes for 2022 as over 23% and over 50 special stage kilometres are new to all the drivers. For spectators the biggest change is the new special stage right in the heart of Rovaniemi at the Ounasvaara ski center. Naturally the route also includes beloved stages, such as the familiar final stage of Ristilampi at the remote Finnish Defence Forces training grounds. The brave rivals face endless snowy roads and ice cold temperatures at the mercy of the Lappish wilderness!

Date: 14 January 2022 - 15 January 2022
Address: 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland
Reindeer race – Porocup. Mäntyvaara, Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi is the hometown of Santa Claus in Lapland and is famous for its reindeer. Every year, at the end of winter, several reindeer races happen in the Rovaniemi area.

Date: 19 February 2022 - 20 February 2022
Address: Mäntyvaara, 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland
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