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Experience Lappish traditions with the locals

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Beautiful Narkaus is located around 35 km southern, between Rovaniemi and Ranua. You could think that Narkaus is a little village in the middle of nowhere, but it is so much more! In Narkaus, you can experience the Lappish traditions with locals in the beautiful Lappish nature. We went there to visit and felt the whole experience. We...

TOP 15 things you don´t want to miss in Rovaniemi

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Rovaniemi is an unparalleled city vacation destination – in the capital of Lapland the friends of tasty food and drinks, active nightlife, fashion, design, sweet dreams and shopping get spoiled! Rova is a loanword from the Northern Sami word roavvi, meaning a wooded esker, which is a type of long ridge or hill created...

Hotel Ilveslinna’s restaurant pampers travellers with Lappish treats

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We want to offer our guests the best possible culinary experience in Ranua On many consecutive days, Spanish travellers came to dine at the restaurant of Hotel Ilveslinna located in Ranua. The sudden rush occurred during the busiest period of the early Christmas season. From a restaurant owner’s point of view, the easiest option...

Hot and cold meet in the Ice Sauna

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It is late March in Rovaniemi, Lapland and there’s still snow up to your waist. There is not much sign of the approaching summer – lakes and other waterways are still covered in a thick layer of ice. Nevertheless, if you listen very carefully, you can hear the dripping sounds made by the thawing ice. But, it’s not the sunshine that’s...

The annual round-the-world-trip of Santa Claus starts from the navigation room

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Käpy (which translates to a cone) is bursting with excitement and pride. She jumps around and giggles as she goes along and introduces the environment in and around the Santa Claus Office located at the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi. What on Earth does she have in mind? – Friends, I have to tell you! It is exactly, us, the...

Scents of spring in the snouts

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The bear girls went into hibernation towards the end of October, Malla on the 16th and Jemma on the 26th. The diet was changed to a more natural direction, which allowed the bears to decide for themselves when to reduce the amount of food they consumed before going into hibernation. Once a week the caretakers checked up on them to make sure...

New Lappish kota sauna also offers spectacular views

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Thousands upon thousands of tourists visit Lapland every year from over 140 different nations. They come to enjoy Arctic exoticism, traditional activities and the wide variety of experiences Lapland has to offer. Reindeer, snowmobiles, Santa Claus and traditional ice swimming with sauna bathing have always fascinated tourists. Lasivuorimaa, a company from Kotka, has developed a new kind of Lappish kota sauna that...

Ultimate dream hotel for Game Of Thrones fans

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Almost 200km north of the Arctic Circle lies a village like no other. It's made completely of ice and snow. Walls, ceilings, statues, beds, desks, chairs... Even the drinking glasses are ice. The place is called SnowVillage.  A new village is built every year and each time it has a different theme. This year...

Sirmakko Reindeer Farm and Kota Restaurant bring together reindeer and the Northern Lights

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“Everything here is new and ready to receive guests" Located by Lake Perunkajärvi, basking in Arctic romance, Sirmakko Forest Manor has no problem melting the hearts of its visitors – despite the fact that construction work for the Kota Restaurant and Sirmakko Reindeer Farm last Christmas took a little bit longer than planned. Visitors yearning to...

Quality and thorough eye examination at Brillet shop

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Brillet, a slightly better optician's shop, has been offering diverse optical services now for several years in Rovaniemi. Appointments for optometrists and eye doctors, stylish frames, contact lenses, sunglasses and more are available in their local shop. Vision is one of our most important senses and that's why you should take care of it. It is advisable to...