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The most important sights (attractions) in Lapland

 

Arctic Circle Information (Rovaniemi): http://www.arcticcircle-information.fi/index.html

(It is also possible to arrange a special meeting with Santa in his forest cottage. The guide will come to pick you up from your hotel and he will take you to Santa's secret forest cottage. There you can spend some time with Santa, take pictures with your own camera and have a reindeer sledge ride. Elf the Santa's helper will make sure that the children are warm by offering hot berry juice. If you would like Santa to give presents to children, you can give them to guide when he picks you up from the hotel. After the meeting the guide will take you back to your hotel. The price for meeting Santa in his forest cottage is about 850 euros. For more details, contact Arctic Circle Information, please.)

 

Arctic Circle Reindeer Park & Restaurant (Rovaniemi): http://www.porofarmi.fi

 

Arktikum (Exhibition of Arctic Regions, in Rovaniemi): http://www.arktikum.fi

 

Aurora borealis (the northern lights) can be seen from the beginning of September until April. See our category Aurora Borealis.

 

Father Christmas (Santa Claus) welcomes you to meet him in Lapp Village, Ylläs (Äkäslompolo): http://www.lappvillage.fi/en_father_christmas.html

 

Fells (Halti, Saana): http://www.ee.oulu.fi/~vallu/wandering/gilbbesjavri.htm

 

Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara): http://www.kultamuseo.fi/

 

Hot-air balloon flights at Levi in the winter: http://www.aerohot.fi

 

Igloo Village Kakslauttanen: http://www.kakslauttanen.fi and http://www.travel.fi/int/kakslauttanen/

 

Julma Ölkky Canyon Lake: http://www.julmaolkky.fi

 

Kemi Snow Castle (the biggest snow castle in the world): http://www.snowcastle.net and http://www.santatelevision.com/lapland/en0442/en0442.htm

 

Kiela Naturium (Northern Lights planetarium, three dimensional multimedia & aquarium in Muonio): http://www.laplandfinland.com/?deptid=16191&CompanyID=946&showmodul=78

 

Konijänkä Animal Park (Äkäslompolo, Ylläs): http://www.konijanka.fi/index.php?lang=en

 

Lainio Snow Village & Snow Hotel (opens on December 1st every year, Ylläs & Levi): http://www.snowvillage.fi

 

Lapland by Euro Tourism (choose a category from the list and then click on the symbols on the map): http://www.eurotourism.com/fi/en/map.asp?region=1&symbol=0

 

Lapland Hotel Igloos - the World's only Igloo Hotel Chain: http://www.laplandhotels.com/?deptid=28802

 

Levi Lapp Village: http://www.lapinkyla.fi/index_en.html

 

Levi Summit Nature Centre: http://www.levisummit.fi

 

Lordi's Rocktaurant in Rovaniemi - the rock & monster restaurant owned by the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 winner Lordi: http://www.rocktaurant.com

 

Luvattumaa - The Land of music, ice and snow (a teepee restaurant, an ice sauna, ice sculptures and a snow igloo in Levi): http://luvattumaa.fi/luvmaa/esivu.php?id=3

 

National Parks: http://www.outdoors.fi and http://virtual.finland.fi/finfo/english/luonteng.html and http://www.metsa.fi/english/index.html

 

Online Travelmagazine of Rovaniemi: http://www.digipaper.fi/travelrovaniemi/

 

Purnumukka Reindeer Farm: http://www.porofarmi.com   

 

Ranua Wildlife Park (the most northern zoo in the world): http://www.ranuawildlife.com/ and http://www.ranuazoo.com

 

Reindeer Farm Sanila (accommodation, hiking, fishing in Sevettijärvi, 170 kilometers from Ivalo, bus connection from Rovaniemi): http://www.sanila.fi/english/

 

Reindeer Farm Tatuka: http://www.tatuka.net

 

Reindeer Safaris Nulpon Nulkaus (Muonio): http://www.nulponnulkaus.com/eng/

 

Sami Museum (in Inari): http://www.samimuseum.fi

 

Sami's Reindeer Farm (in Kolari, near Ylläs): http://www.saminporotila.fi

 

Sampo Tours - Arctic Icebreaker (the World's only icebreaker for tourists, Kemi, this attraction is recommended by the bestseller book 1000 Places To See Before You Die): http://www.sampotours.com

 

Santa Claus Office (in Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi): http://www.santaclausoffice.fi

 

Santa Claus' Post Office (in Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi): http://www.santaclaus.posti.fi

 

Santa Claus Village (this attraction is recommended by the bestseller book 1000 Places To See Before You Die): http://www.santaclausvillage.info

(Bus timetables Rovaniemi Railway Station - Arctic Circle (Santa Claus Village) - SantaPark - Arctic Circle - Rovaniemi Railway Station: http://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/VisitRovaniemi/In_English/Connections/Rovaniemi_local_buses.iw3)

 

Santa House Christmas Exhibition & Shop (Rovaniemi): http://www.christmashouse.fi/index_en.html

 

Santa Park - Christmas Theme Park, ice bar, throw snowballs also in the summer (in Rovaniemi): http://www.santapark.com

(In SantaPark every family is treated with a special care. Santa has his own office and there is only one family at the time in his office. So it is a private meeting between your family and Santa. An elf will take a photo of your family and Santa and if you want you can buy the picture to take home as a souvenir. If you can come on a weekday, then there is always much less people than on weekends. Especially Saturdays and Sundays are very busy and SantaPark can usually be open only from 9 am to 12 noon. The rest of the day is totally full booked for groups. The VIP- ticket includes almost everything, normal things which are already included in normal entrance ticket as well as those who will normally cost extra, like lunch, photo with Santa, tickets to Ice Gallery, Elf School Diploma etc. The VIP- tickets must be booked in advance. Check opening hours and other details on their homepage, please. Bus timetables Rovaniemi Railway Station - Arctic Circle Santa Claus Village - SantaPark - Arctic Circle - Rovaniemi Railway Station: http://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/VisitRovaniemi/In_English/Connections/Rovaniemi_local_buses.iw3)

 

Santa Village (in Levi): http://www.santasvillage.fi

 

Snow Land (the possibility of overnight stays in snow igloos, the chance to make snow sculptures, the igloo restaurant with ice tables & starlit sky, the arctic disco, snow buildings, the horse farm, wedding ceremonies etc.): http://www.snowland.fi

 

Teno River (nature, fishing, hunting, cottages): http://www.tenojoki.fi/tenopaasivut/pages_in_english.htm and http://www.teno-salmon.com/eng/index.html

 

The Tourism Expert / Tourismus Team Europe TTE (almost all about Lapland, 10 languages, 12 categories: travelling, sightseeing, accommodation, activities, sports, events, maps, cities, regions etc.): http://www.tte.ch/finland/lapland/

 

The World's most northern McDonald's Restaurant (in Rovaniemi): http://www.mcdonalds.fi/ravintolat/ravintolat_uusi2.php?mc_id=085&palvelu=

 

Ylläs: http://www.yllasholiday.com


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