Rovaniemi the Official Hometown of Santa Claus offers numerous varied activities and attractions all year round to the traveler. You can do winter sports, sport fishing, hunting, hiking, and rock climbing in the neighboring areas.
The Ounasvaara ski and downhill ski resort in the city is about 30 km from our cottages. The locations of cottage Mustikkakumpu and cottage Lumikko allow you to visit Santa Claus village, Santa Park, go shopping in Rovaniemi city center, and go hiking on the nearby nature trail Möötikkärakka and finally in the evening go into sauna at the cottage and go swimming in the nearby lake Sonkajärvi under the midnight sun.
The surrounding forests offer the possibility to pick berries, mushrooms, and in the bogs pick cloudberries.
In the winter, the proximity of the tourist center of the Arctic Circle allows many activities. Are you interested in a snowmobile safari, what about a husky safari or reindeer sledge tours? Things to do is enough for all ages. Visit Arctic Snowhotel just few kilometers from our cottages.
Want to see polar bears and other cute animal, visit Ranua Wildlife Park, only little over 100 kilometers from the cottages.
Want to go golfing, in Rovaniemi Santa Claus Golf club's course is also open during winter. More interested in disc golf, there are several disc golf courses in Rovaniemi area. You can find their locations in frisbeegolfradat.fi
Night life in Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi city area has numerous bars and restaurants that offer different varieties of food and drinks from all around the world, and of course restaurants that offer local food. Most of the bars have Rovaniemi's first brewery's (Lapin Panimo) beer available on their menu. If you want to hit the dance floor at night there are few night clubs in Rovaniemi.
The season to see northern lights in Rovaniemi Lapland starts from mid August until early April. In Rovaniemi there is a service that can inform you via SMS and email when the northern lights are visible, that service is called AuroraAlert Realtime. With their service you can go to sleep early and they can wake you up when the best aurora "show" starts. You can find forecasts for northern lights in Aurora Service Europe. Do you want to make sure that the clouds won't spoil your changes of seeing the northern lights? In Rovaniemi Northern Lights Flight can fly you over the clouds to see them without any obstructions.
Ice fishing set
You can rent an ice fishing set from the owner of the cottage. Set includes all the needed things for ice fishing: ice fishing poles, ice drill, seats ect. Nearest place to ice fish is a stone throw away from the cottage during winter. Remember to wear warm!
Ice fishing set for a week + short introduction:
3 persons 100 €
4 persons 120 €
5 persons 140 €
6 persons 160 €
7 persons 180 €
8 persons 200 €
9 persons 220 €
10 persons 240 € / a week
Snow figure equipment and models
Four model set is 50 €, including a lantern, candle, and teddy bear models.
Also, big cube model from which you can mold your own figure with snow figuring tools.
Visitors can rent two bicycles for the duration of the stay
Bicycle / each / 50€ / week
Max 2 bicycles