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How to plan for a 2 day trip to Rovaniemi?

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How to plan for a 2 day trip to Rovaniemi?

Hello,

I am planning a 2 week trip to scandinavia..with the last leg to Finland from June 6-10

From Helsinki, I am planning to fly down to Ravoaniemi for 2 night stay.

June 6th - Flying from Stockholm to Helsinki ; stay near Helsinki airport for the night

June 7th - Fly to Rovaniemi around afternoon; stay in lapland for the night

June 8th - Tour Rovaniemi - looking for best Santa Claus Safari trip? stay in lapland for the night

June 9th - fly back to Helsinki and do city tour

June 10th - fly back to USA

Can you suggest if this is doable? Best options for staying and safari options in Rovaniemi?

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1. Re: How to plan for a 2 day trip to Rovaniemi?

To get an idea of different safari options, check Rovaniemi tourist info website. On the left click the link called "Summer Highlights 2014". It opens a PDF of so called "weekly safari programmes" for this coming summer:

http://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/activities

Weekly safari programmes are selected safaris arranged on certain weekdays and at a fixed time. They are managed through Rovaniemi Touris Info and they often give you the best deal. But you can always check what else there is to offer. Many safari companies operating in Rovaniemi, for example:

http://www.arcticlifestyle.fi/

http://www.laplandsafaris.com/en/

www.safartica.com/the-House-of-Adventures-ENG

I don't know if they do special Santa safaris in summer - like they do in Christmas time. Probably not. But you can always visit Santa at the Santa Claus Village. Take 1-2 hours to that. Or check "Santa Claus Safari" from the weekly programmes I pointed.

If you are not into hiking or rivre rafting, I would pay a visit to a husky and a reindeer farm. If the weather is nice, I would combine that to a river cruise. If not, then choose a programme where they take you by a car. Daytrip to Luosto or Ranua could be nice also.

Also remember to pay a visit to Arktikum - an arctic museum. And if you are into arts also art museum Korundi. Modern art, local artists, nice architecture and interior design. Not nearly a Pompidou, but still nice to stroll through... :)

For lodging any central hotel in Rovaniemi is a safe choice. For example CityHotel is a family owned hotel with a good restaurant and a pub that is quite popular amongst the students.

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