Hi everybody, we are coming to Rovaniemi for Christmas. Have booked accom. But the flights from Helsinki are horribly expensive and the night train booked out. I am considering hiring a car. I know its approx 600km...as we come from Australia this distance is usual for us. But given the snow etc is the route easily drivable in mid-Dec?
I'm in Rovaniemi for one day tomorrow and wanted to visit Arktikum in the morning and then travel to Ranua Zoo at about 1300. Based on the Ranua website, this should have been possible, however, as tomorrow is Ascension day, the usual 1320 bus isn't running so I would have to catch the 845 bus and come back at 1017 (which only gives me half an hour at the zoo) or at 1720 (in which case Arktikum will be closed). I've had a look at car rentals but these are expensive. Is there any other way to get there by public transport? Or is someone heading that way around 1300 so that I can catch a ride there? Any suggestions/advice appreciated here or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi everybody I would like to rent a seakayak , a car where i can put the kayak on the roof, for 10 days. Does someone can give me direcciones, where I can get this in Rovaniemi.? Sincerely Andrea Ruettimann
We will visit Lappland in September (and are really looking forward to it, too!). We have rented a lovely cottage in the Ranua area some 80 km south of Rovaniemi. We will fly to Rovaniemi on a Saturday, arriving there around 6 p.m. Then wait for our luggage, pick up a car, so we should be set to start our vacation roundabout 6.30 p.m. Now my question: are there any supermarkets in or around Rovaniemi that are open late on Saturday evening or anytime on Sunday? Any help is much appreciated!
We will be in Lappland in September 2012 staying at a lovely cottage about 75 km southeast of Rovaniemi. Since it will be my husband's birthday during the time of our stay, I was wondering if any of you had a fun idea of how to make his birthday special. He has never been up north, so I was thinking of something ehm, rathe touisty like a Polar Circle "Bapism" or meeting Santa Claus or -hopefully- something even more exciting than that! Now, if any of the Rovaniemi VT members could dress up as Santa Claus, meet us to cross the Arctic Cirlce and have a hell of a VT meet together - that would be awesome!!!! The date is September 20th, 2012!!! All other ideas (like a walk through the woods with a local, a reindeer kissing him Happy Birthday or whatever) are highly appreciated! Thanks, folks!
Hi we are driving around lapland for a few days in late july. We were going to camp where ever we could find a good pozi. Can anyone recommend good places to see in opposed to spending money to soak up the atmosphere? Visual stimulation not wallat stimulation ;)
My son (5) and I will go to Rovaniemi from March 24 for couple of days. We booked some optional tours for aurora and reindeer ride. We have ni idea how cold it is in Rovaniemi and I bough snow wear set for my son and I have heavy duty jacket. How cold it will be in Rovaniemi at night when we go to Aurora watching? We used to live in Alaska, U.S.A, so we know coldness. I also want to go shopping in Rovaniemi for my son. Tooys and books and local items. I reseach some and Prisma and Citymarket are the bigger department stores!? Is it closer to main town in Rovaniemi? Do you have any suggestions to go and must have items? We will go to Santa Clause village for sure!
Hi,I would appreciate some help from members living in Rovaniemi and surrounding area. As I said I am looking at going in late Janurary for about 1 week.I would like to see this area in snow so can you tell me is it still likely to be white then? I am into photography and would like to photograph nature.I would be greatful if members can recommend nearby place to Rovaniemi to visit.
Hello!We decided to go to Rovaniemi with 3 yrs old daughter and want book Hotel Socos, but im very afraid a noice from night club Doris(((Do y know how it works (days and hours)There's too loud? Soundproof walls? Liked the hotel and do not want to be disappointed Thanks
Good evening everybody! I am a student in Finland, and I am going to Rovaniemi from 2nd of december to 4 of december (2 nights) with other 7 friends. We are looking for a cheap and nice accomodation (for example a cottage)not far from the city center; till now I have found only great cottages but quite far from the town. Does anybody know a place to stay in a good location? Thank you for your help, Francesca
How does one travel from airport to the lapland hotel sky ouansvaara and back ? and what are the fares ?
Where do I find a Bus or Traintimetable for Ronanieme to Kiruna and back again? Thank you!
i have been reading that there are a lot of mosquitoes in Lapland in summer. we will be there in early July. Will they be a problem? - (mosquitoes seem to enjoy my blood) is there anything i should do to protect myself. We will be staying in a hotel, not camping.
I would like to travel to Lapland nex winter (end of December) with my family (two adults and two children, aged 7 and 6). Does anybody have any kind of suggestions for a possible tour? Which locations are worth a visit and which tour would you suggest? How long would you suggest to stop there? Do you suggest to go there through an organised trip or better on our own? Flights? Hotels? We come from Milan, Italy. Thanks in advance to everybody. Luigi
Hi, I'll be travelling to Rovaniemi in late May, and want to know if there will still be some snow around
We have never been to Finland, and traveling there for New Years celebration with my 3 teenagers to Levi. I have a few questions? What is the best way to get to Levi from the airport? Any suggestions while we are there besides skiing? where is the best place to celebrate New Years eve ? thanks
Good day to all , Can you advice me how to get in Lissabon from Sete Rios to Santa Apolonia station?? Thanks
Hi! I'm about spending a few months in Rovaniemi for my studies and I would like to know the average of the prices of warm clothes (underwear, trousers, shoes and coat) in Rovaniemi. Thanks and regards
I am trying to get from Kirkenes to Rovaniemi at the end of March beginning of April but at that time the normal bus that runs during the summer doesn't run yet. Any suggestions how I could get there the fastest and easiest way??
My friend and I will be visiting Rovaniemi sometime during the first week of March. Neither of us are particularly loaded and I was hoping somebody may be able to recommend a cheap hostel/hotel for us to stay in. I'm not too bothered what the place is like so long as it's fairly close to town. Any other tips about Rovaniemi(particularly from locals)would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! David
my wife and I are planning a trip to see the Northern Lights (probably next year)and have heard Finland has the most sightings anywhere in the world. If so where do we go and what time of the year. 2 yrs ago we did the Norwegian Costal cruise and did see the lights 1 night above the Arctic Circle. We want more - so we are looking for a place to stay for about a week that would give us the best opportunity and hopefully have some other activites we can do - dog sled, snowmobile etc. Anyone have some suggestions?
I read about it in a guide-book, but it is not clear wether it is in Ranua Zoo, or somewhere in Ranua or just somewhere not far from it. And unfortunately could not find anything on it in internet:( Could you please help me and give the directions or some contact information
I am planning to Kemi in March,2~3days. I will join Icebreaker Sampo and visit the Snow Castle. any other places good to see in Kemi? I wish to see aurora borealis as well, is it possible to see in Kemi? any cheap hostel/hotel? thank you!
could u tell me is shop in Rovamniemi going to be open from 25th to 27th Decemeber
Hi, I am going to travel to Finland this Christmas to go skiing and sight seeing and hopefully also see northern lights. The plan is to fly into Kittila airport then rent a car to drive to Levi to stay there. Also thinking of visiting Rovaniemi if accessable by car. I would appreciate anyone's advice on driving in winter in these areas. RYO
Hello, We are a family of 6 arriving by the 7.53 am train from Helsinki on the 7th of December. I was wondering if there is a cafeteria in the train station where to have a breakfast ? Is the train station cold or is it a warm enclosed place ? Which bus do we have to catch to get to the center ? At what time do they start ? Can you recommend a popular place in the center open early for a typical Finnish breakfast ? Kind regards, Chris from Spain
Good day. We are fishermen from Lithuania and we are interested in spending some time in Finland (Lapland) during the end of November. So we would like to know, what sort of fresh water fishing we will be introduced to? I mean, open water or ice fishing, lakes or rivers, types of fish? Also, if you don't mind telling us about the weather conditions in the region? And weather difficulties please. And lastly, we are traveling on our car. Thank you in advance for the info.
Is there a bus service between Rovaniemi and Karasjok in Norway, in February?
Hi all, I would love to spend some days in Rovaniemi or just around there duriong XMAS time. I found out that there are a lot of activities to do duriong winter. Would be better if i stay in ROvaniemi to do Santa Clouse activities or even if i go in other towns would be possible? Or is it too far?
Hi, we are staying in Helsinki and would like to go to Lapland. At the beginning we wanted to go to Ivalo and then rent a car till North Capp but at this moment this is impossible due to the high costs that this trip would have. So we are thinking about flying till Ivalo and then do something there: are there any bus connection to parks, citys or something nearby? If we don't rent a car how can we move above there? And do you think that the last week end of august will be good to see the northern lights? thank you in advance