Home of Santa Claus, capital of Lapland, city on the Arctic Circle.
Welcome to Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland. Rovaniemi is an urban city surrounded by arctic nature, where Lappish culture and a wide range of activities meet. In Rovaniemi you can visit Santa Claus and cross the Arctic Circle every day of the year!
The City of Rovaniemi sits on the Arctic Circle, the capital of Finnish Lapland. Around the world, people know Official Hometown of Santa Claus as the perfect destination for children of all ages. But Rovaniemi also features romantic Northern Lights vistas, award-winning hotels, an authentic and lively culture, and always: wilderness weaving through and waiting just beyond the city streets.
As strange as it may sound, Rovaniemi is actually the largest city in Europe by size. And as a growing tourist destination, the capital of Lapland combines shopping, dining and accommodation with wilderness experiences you can’t find elsewhere on the continent.
Rovaniemi offers opportunities for success for enterprises and investors alike in a number of sectors, such as tourism, creative fields, industrial production, information technology, cold testing, commerce and services.
The range of educational facilities available in Rovaniemi is broad. The University of Lapland has faculties of Law, Education, Art and Design, and Social Sciences. The Arctic Center at the University of Lapland is a research institute and science centre for northern conditions.