Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland and the official hometown of Santa Claus, is a famous place visited by more than half a million travelers each year.
With Santa Claus’s association with winter, what most people don’t know is that Rovaniemi is a nice getaway in the summer too, when the days are brighter and longer and nature is in full bloom.
From late May until early August, Rovaniemi offers a completely different experience from the wintertime. ‘’Midnight sun’’ is a natural phenomenon in which the sun doesn’t set, so you have all the time of the day to enjoy an interesting variety of activities.
Climb to the top of the Ounasvaara Hill for the best views, learn how to pick berries with a local’s help, float in a lake while the never-setting summer sun shines on you, visit a reindeer and husky farm, try Finnish sauna and a whole lot more.
And of course, you can meet Santa! He is always there, spreading love, goodwill, and Christmas spirit all around. From Santa Claus’s official post office, you can send a postcard with a unique Arctic Circle postmark.
Take a look of the charming area and plan a unique trip to Rovaniemi!