Rovaniemi travel guide

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You're Going to Love Rovaniemi

With a population of 34,781, Rovaniemi is the largest city in Lapland, Finland by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Rovaniemi in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Rovaniemi in July, when the average temperature is 15 °C, and the highest can go up to 19 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -15 °C, with an average temperature of -12 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in August, when precipitation is around 72 mm. In contrast, April is usually the driest month of the year in Rovaniemi, with an average rainfall of 31 mm.

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How to Get to Rovaniemi


When flying to Rovaniemi, you’ll arrive at Rovaniemi (RVN), which is located 8 km from the city centre.


The train station in Rovaniemi is called Rovaniemi, and is located 1.4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Rovaniemi

Airlines serving Rovaniemi

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Austrian Airlines
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Japan Airlines
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American Airlines
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Transavia France
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Where to stay in Rovaniemi

Average rates range from around $169 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $254 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Santa's Hotel Rudolf and Guesthouse Borealis.

Where to stay in popular areas of Rovaniemi

Hiring a car in Rovaniemi

Expect to pay $3.67 per litre in Rovaniemi (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $43.97 and $58.62. The most frequently booked car type in Rovaniemi is Standard (Volkswagen Passat Variant or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Toyota Aygo or similar) is, on average, 45% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.