Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland surrounded by beautiful nature and offering multiple arctic activities. In addition to the nature, we will offer you a chance to immerse into the Finnish culture and academic life. And of course - you will meet Santa Claus. Rovaniemi is the official hometown of Santa Claus.
The Arctic circle passes through the city of Rovaniemi. In Rovaniemi the arctic circle runs through Santa Claus village and it is clearly marked. It marks the southernmost latitude where the sun can stay continuously below or above the horizon for 24 hours. These phenomena are known as the Midnight sun in the summer and the Polar night in the winter. In Rovaniemi you can experience the Northern Lights also known as Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights are visible on around 150 nights per year. In Rovaniemi the first snow falls usually during October, and it covers the ground permanently in November.
In Rovaniemi there are plenty of arctic activities to do. You can attend a safari with a husky sled or a reindeer sleigh. In Rovaniemi a variety of winter sports are common such as skiing, snowshoeing and ice swimming. In addition to this in Lapland its chance to visit in a castle built of snow and spend the night in the iglu.
City, CountryRovaniemi, Finland
Methods of getting from the airport(s)/train-station to the City Centre/HotelAirport bus, taxi, Train-station in Rovaniemi is located near the city centre
Maximum number of participants that can be hostedAvailable upon request
Ideal length of Visit3-6 days
List of law-firms/firms/Institutions that the groups could visitIn Rovaniemi there are a few small law firms in Rovaniemi, District Court, Court of Appeal, Banks, Chamber of Commerce, University of Lapland Faculty of Law, Northern Institute of Environmental and Minority Law
Draft Academic Programme
Visits to Institutions in Rovaniemi and programme at the University of Lapland Faculty of Law.
Other informationOther information www.visitrovaniemi.fi