Many people cheering while standing on snowmobiles. Rovaniemi / Arctic Expeditions – Russian Border Adventure, Wild Nordic Finland @wildnordicfinlandMany people cheering while standing on snowmobiles. Rovaniemi / Arctic Expeditions – Russian Border Adventure, Wild Nordic Finland @wildnordicfinland


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For those new in incentive travel as well as incentive power houses with a long portfolio, Lapland has become an evergreen wild card destination they can offer alongside traditional incentive destinations. Lappish natural elements offer unpaired wintry landscapes, providing opportunities like enjoying a welcome dinner in the ice restaurant or going towards the non-conventional like ice climbing.

Seasons in Rovaniemi

Summer facts

June – August Temperature +15 – +25 degrees (the hottest temperature recorded is +31,3 °C)

Daylight 24 hours Midnight sun brings with it wonderfully long sunlit days, meaning plenty of time for Summer Activities .

Activities include canoeing and boat trips on the lakes and rivers of the area, visiting huskies and reindeers, hiking, fat-biking, berry picking, sauna experiences and visiting Santa Claus.

Autumn facts

September – mid November Temperature -5 – +15 degrees

People head to the forests in search of berries and mushrooms. Aurora starts to dance in the night sky. The first snowfall is usually experienced by mid-November. The autumn colours of oranges, reds and yellows start to appear. To witness this transformation of colour enjoy one of our tours visit Autumn activities. Activities include berry and mushroom picking, nature photography, sauna experiences and visits to a local museum.

Winter facts

Mid-November – mid-April Temperature -5 – -30 degrees (the coldest temperature recorded is -45,3 °C) with rivers and lakes freezing over.

The shortest day of the year is December 21st or 22nd (varies annually), and thanks to being located right on the Arctic Circle, on this day, the sun doesn’t rise at all in Rovaniemi. Beautiful winter landscapes highlighted by the brightness of the snow which on average stays for 183 days of the year.

See the vast selection of our Winter Activities .

Spring facts

Mid-April – May Temperature -15 – +15 degrees

The snow starts to melt although many winter activities can still be enjoyed. The days get longer and warmer, the ice starts breaking up in the rivers and moves downstream in great floes.

Nature (flora and fauna) wakes up and Rovaniemi starts to become green again. In Ranua Wildlife Park you can witness the animals getting ready for the summer. The focus of the Activities in Rovaniemi includes both winter and summer experiences during this indecisive period.

How to Get to Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi is situated in Finnish Lapland, right on the Arctic Circle. Despite the northern location, getting here is easy – Rovaniemi is well connected to the rest of the world via various means of transport. From abroad, the easiest way to get to Rovaniemi is by plane, either via Helsinki or direct. Inside Finland, Rovaniemi can be reached by plane, train, coach or car.

Flight connections Daily flights between Rovaniemi and Helsinki are operated by Finnair and Norwegian throughout the year. During the winter season, November – March, EasyJet and Norwegian operate direct flights from London Gatwick to Rovaniemi.

Train connections Finnish railroads are operated by state company VR . Rovaniemi is easy to reach by rail from many Finnish towns, with several trains running to and from Helsinki every day and a night train every evening. Trains run year round, despite the harsh weather at times.

Coach connections The coach services operated by Matkahuolto and Onnibus cover most of Finland’s road network and provide a well-priced option for getting to Rovaniemi.

Road connections Rovaniemi is easy to get to by car from all directions although distances can be long. If you plan on travelling around Lapland by car, be sure to allocate enough time for the long distances and changing weather conditions, particularly in the winter. Note that during the winter period of snow and ice it is compulsory to have winter studded tires on your car. Up-to-date information on road conditions is published by the Finnish Transport Agency .