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New Lappish kota sauna also offers spectacular views

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...

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....

Hotel Metsähirvas is a new but historical hotel amidst nature at the bank of river Kemi in Rovaniemi

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"The hotel’s lobby, known as “the million hall”, is almost in its original state from the 50s. When the Russian emperor Nicholas II gave his “Gracious Commandment” to establish a forest ranger school in Hirvas, Rovaniemi, Lapland became a very different place. The northernmost area in Finland has lived from its forests...

Italian artist brings his art to Rovaniemi – looking for a new studio

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With his current studio getting demolished later this year, Enrico Mazzone is looking for a new place to continue his work at in Rovaniemi. On the 23rd of January, a five-meter-long sketch was brought in and put up on a wall in the Rovaniemi City Library. The detailed sketch portrays a section of the Turinese artist,...

Brillet sells designer eyeglasses frames exclusively in Rovaniemi – A slightly better optician store also cares for looks

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While large international optometrist businesses compete to have the best prices and value, a local optician store can concentrate on quality and excellent service. This was one of many reasons why Pasi and Taina Hiukka, who had been working in the business for the better part of two decades, decided to start up their own company five years ago. “We...

Why not spend a holiday on a private island in the midst of River Kemi in Rovaniemi, Lapland?

“Our guests literally have the whole island for themselves." Hotel Vartiosaari, established about three years ago and open all year round, has come up with something brand-new for this winter season: Guardian of Aurora Island & His Ice Queen - outdoor show that fills the island with bubbly atmosphere, joy, fun and laughter! Imagine yourself walking on a bridge touched by...

In Ranua Zoo Christmas is Christmas also for the animals.

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“It is truly an impressive sight to see a polar bear munch a bright red Christmas apple” The inhabitants of Ranua Zoo, located in Southern Lapland, have been extremely nice this year. All animals, including the reptiles, mammals, birds and fish have behaved according to the laws of Animal Kingdom, or at least as neat and nice as possible for...