E33***72We went in winter and it has such a great Christmas vibe. Santa Claus office is as expected quite touristy with long queue of people waiting to see Santa Claus himself - photos are expensive though (EUR45 a print). Kids would definitely love this place. Remember to get the certificate showing you’ve cross the arctic circle line!
Viktor_LeeThe Finnish Polar Museum is 2 kilometers away from the center of Rovaniemi, built by the river. Next to it is the Science Center. Going on weekends in summer, very few people. There are various polar animal models, the Komi people in northern Finland, which simulate aurora, and a room where the temperature can be adjusted to simulate low temperature. There is no Chinese in the introduction, but English is not a big deal. Overall it is good.
E33***72It’s not the usual boring touristy zoo - highly recommended to check out this wildlife safari with arctic animals. You wouldn’t even see a zookeeper in sight. A totally different feel in winter with the snow! Watch polar bear, arctic fox and reindeers in action. Can easily spend about 2-3hours here. Just a short 45mins bus ride from Rovaniemi.
D22***29very good excellent ... must go place at Finland very good excellent ... must go place at Finland very good excellent ... must go place at Finland very good excellent ... must go place at Finland
33K世界环游记Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi-The North Pole Marking must go to the home of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi. This is the only place in the world that recognizes Santa Claus. It is dressed up for the Santa Claus party every year. , It’s easy to find the scale of the Arctic Circle in Santa Claus Village, which means you have entered the Arctic Circle. This moment is very meaningful, so be sure to take a group photo.
Traveler_RenziyuLife must experience: ride a husky sleigh in Rovaniemi, Finland. The hometown of Santa Claus in Finland, but not in his village. I drove to the Husky Farm early in the morning, and there was no "old driver" with him. The team leader needs to "drive" the sled by himself after explaining the precautions. There are six huskies in a sleigh, which can be carried by two people, one standing behind to "drive" and the other sitting in the sleigh. The huskies drove the sled in long lines in the snow. In the world of ice and snow, the husky pulled me to gallop in the endless snowy field, galloping in the cold, through the snowy field and forest, running and splashing snow shining brightly. In Rovaniemi, Finland, the snow in the forest is deep in the middle of the calf. At this moment, experiencing this native mode of transportation has become a traditional and popular activity in Finland. Tip: Be sure to change their special clothes, socks and snow boots at the reception desk of the Husky Farm, or you will die in the cold.
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Picture yourself standing in a quiet field. Snow crunches underfoot as you shift your weight, gazing towards the heavens. Your breath forms a frosty mist in the air. In the distance, a dogsled pulls its passenger over the frozen fields. Slowly, almost imperceptibly, the skies above begin to glow. Great rivers of color swirl high overhead and soon the entire sky appears on fire; an eerie greenish light casting shadows far below.
Finland’s reputation as a quirky Nordic country belies the wonders on offer in this amazing destination. Sure the reindeer population might exceed the number of people in some places; but if anything, that’s a testament to the country’s stewardship of its vast ecological resources. Those contemplating a visit may wonder where those truly spectacular sights are. What are the things you simply can’t miss if you want to say you’ve had a real Finnish adventure? Fortunately we’ve surveyed the lands from Helsinki to Nuorgam to bring you the best Finland has to offer.
Rovaniemi Driving: Suitable, Running: Not Recommended, Cycling: Not Recommended
Tankavaara Gold Museum is located adjacent to the Gold Village. It was built to the authentic environment, near one of the Lapland Gold rush sites. Actually there’s still regular gold panning going on in the area.
The museum is well made and contains a lot of old gold panning equipment and some video performances as well. The admission is not expensive (12 euros for an adult and 6 euros for a kid and 27 euros for a family in 2021). The museum is open from 10 am until 5 pm during the summer and until 4 pm during the winter.
From the museum shop you can buy some gold rush related souvenirs. The gold village is also within walking distance from the museum and you can plan your visit to include both of these sites.
The museum is located just next to the main road 4 (E75) and it’s located about 100 km north from the town of Sodankyla and 30 km south from Saariselka winter sports resort.
If you plan to hike a little in the UKK National Park, some paths (Tankavaara geological path) starts from there and you can park your car there for free.
#finland #lapland #sodankyla #goldpanning
Have you ever wished to visit a Klondike-style village and feel the gold rush? Well, if you’re not going to Canada but Finland instead, you can go to Tankavaara Gold Village.
The basic idea is the same. There was a gold rush and the village is there to celebrate that. Actually there still is gold panning going on in the region. But the village is there mainly for tourists.
I have to say that the Tankavaara Gold Village is tiny. It’s definitely not suitable for a full day visit but if you visit the gold museum just next to the village, you can probably stay half a day.
What’s interesting, there are some very nice little houses made of beer bottles. Those are definitely worth seeing. There are also some shops and a chance to try gold panning yourself (with guaranteed results) if you want.
The village is located just next to the main road 4 in Tankavaara, some 80 km north of the town of Sodankyla and about 30 km south from Saariselka winter sports resort.
There are UKK National Park trails that start from there. Maybe you could also go hiking?
#goldpanning #village #finland #tankavaara #lapland
If you happen to be in the city of Rovaniemi in northern Finland, don’t forget that you’re also visiting the home of Santa Claus who has an own little village just near the airport.
The village is situated at the Arctic circle just across the road from the airport intersection at the E75/4 main road about 10 km north from the city of Rovaniemi. There’s free parking for the car and the village can also be accessed using a bus from the city of Rovaniemi.
Just wish the Santa would be less commercially oriented. Everything is fairly expensive but the Christmas is there around the year also for free for window shoppers. Anyway the village is a place for a nice quick visit and it offers a chance to go and meet the Santa in person, although sometimes the queues are quite long.
There are also Finnish brand flagship stores, restaurants, cafeterias and a playground for kids. It’s open around the year.
Don’t expect the visit to the village to last for the whole day, it’s suitable for a very quick visit instead. Maybe half a day with the lunch.
Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos in Ranua is one of the first places on the planet, where you can actually stay in a fully movable glass igloo boat. In winter these glass igloos can be pulled around a lake with an ATV or snowmobile and in summer they turn into boats that float on top of the lake and can even be driven on the lake, powered with their own electric engines. Talko about an ideal accommodation option to observe nature phenomenon such as the #northernlights aka #auroraborealis in #lapland in #finland.
You can find more information about these glass igloos on: https://arcticguesthouseandigloos.com
[After 81° north latitude, I realize that life is spiritual and beautiful]
If Aurora is the most dazzling color in winter, then Midnight Sun is the most picturesque scenery in summer. If such a natural wonder can come in person A live experience will be a dreamy journey in this life. The climate in the
Arctic region is cold all year round. The Arctic Ocean is a vast, frozen sea surrounded by numerous islands and coastal areas in North America and northern Asia. The North Pole refers to the northern end of the Earth's rotation axis, that is, the point at 90° north latitude. The Arctic region refers to the area within the Arctic Circle that is 66°34' north latitude near the North Pole. In the winter, the sun is always below the horizon, and the sea is completely frozen. In summer, temperatures rise above freezing, and the edge of the Arctic Ocean melts, and the sun hangs in the sky for weeks. The Arctic Ocean is rich in fish and plankton, which provides a rich source of food for millions of seabirds nesting here in the summer. At the same time, it is also the food of seals, whales and other marine animals. Most of the area around the Arctic Ocean is relatively flat with no trees growing. The winter land is frozen and the ground is covered with thick snow. In the summer, the snow melts, the surface soil thaws, the plants grow and bloom, and food is provided for animals such as reindeer and yak. At the same time, carnivores such as wolves and polar bears also survive by preying on other animals.
A lot of guests went to the South Pole and the North Pole after the ship, and they thought that the Antarctic and the Arctic are polar, but the feeling is very different. The Antarctic is pure and the Arctic is vast. The Arctic has a wide range, which can refer to the Arctic Circle or the 90° North Point. As a traveler, you can go to the Svalbard Islands, the hometown of polar bears, or Greenland, which has more than 80% snow and ice coverage;
Aarikka wooden crafts
Finnish wooden handicraft brand, specializing in jewelry (wood or silver), gifts and wooden crafts. Its products are divided into several series, the most famous is the Pass pine wood sheep, the traditional Christmas goods wooden Christmas elf, the little angel.
European little things are especially special, no need to go to the prosperous location to buy, second-hand shop is a good choice.
Northern towns of Finland. Located at the mouth of the Ounas River and on the right bank of the Kemi River. More than 160 kilometers north of Oulu, the Arctic Circle passes south of it. The population is 31,000 (1981). The city was built in 1929. It is the center of timber transportation and leather trade.
This is a city belonging to the Arctic Circle, and many second-hand shops have been found here. The European stuff in one hand is really expensive, and the second-hand shop has solved this problem perfectly. Let us still have Opportunity to find local features.
Santa Claus Village, very commercial but very strong Christmas atmosphere ~ fairy-tale houses, cute Santa (at least 30 languages and tourists say hello?), can send special postcards The post office, the lazy reindeer... the atmosphere here is always so lively. Both adults and children seem to have seen the people and things in their dreams here. Escape from everyday, relax in the little village in this fairy tale.
But its a fee to pay with Santa Claus. The price is not cheap. Since you have come here, its fun.
In Lapland, there are more reindeer than there are people. The number of reindeer is 200,000; the population is 18,2001. Among them, 182,000 are mortals and 1 is Santa Claus. There is the only recognized Santa Claus in the world, with the third official language other than Finnish and Swedish - Elvish.
Santa Claus has received visitors from more than 130 countries and regions in his office. He receives more than 500,000 letters from all over the world every year. During the Christmas season, he receives about 32,000 letters a day.
Look at the blackboard, copy it down: Santa's official mailing address: