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Top Choice Museum in Rovaniemi

Arktikum

With its beautifully designed glass tunnel stretching out to the Ounasjoki, this is one of Finland’s finest museums. One half deals with Lapland, with information on Sámi culture and the history of Rovaniemi; the ot…
Top Choice Museum in Rovaniemi

Pilke Tiedekeskus

Downstairs in the Metsähallitus (Finnish Forest and Park Service) building next to the Arktikum, this is a highly entertaining exhibition on Finnish forestry with a sustainable focus. It has dozens of interactive di…
Top Choice Finnish in Rovaniemi

Aitta Deli & Dine

Locally sourced, organic food at Aitta includes sharing platters piled high with reindeer heart and tongue, lingonberry and elk stew, bear and nettle sausages, and rye and barley breads. Two- and three-course menus …
Top Choice Finnish in Rovaniemi

Restaurant Sky Ounasvaara

For a truly memorable meal, head to the 1st floor of the Sky Ounasvaara hotel, where wraparound floor-to-ceiling glass windows looking onto the forest outside create the impression of dining in a tree house. Special…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Rovaniemi

Lauri Tuotteet

Established in 1924, this former knife factory in a charming log cabin at the northwestern edge of town still makes knives today, along with jewellery, buttons, felt boots and traditional Sámi items including engrav…
Finnish in Rovaniemi

Nili

A timber-lined interior with framed black-and-white photos of Lapland, kerosene lamps, traditional fishing nets, taxidermied bear and reindeer heads, and antler chandeliers gives this hunting-lodge-style spot a cosy…
Fashion & Accessories in Rovaniemi

Katijuu

Reindeer and elk leather, lambskin, and red fox, mink and marten fur are used by Lapland designer Kati Juujärvi to create hats, gloves and mittens, belts and fur collars, as well as clothing for men, women and child…
International in Rovaniemi

Roka

With its exposed-brick walls, communal tables and blackboard-chalked menus, this post-industrial-style bistro is Rovaniemi's hippest eatery. Street food – such as sandwiches on homemade bread (beef brisket and horse…
Arts & Crafts in Rovaniemi

Marttiini

This former factory of Finland’s famous knife manufacturer Marttiini is now a shop open to visitors with a small knife exhibition, and cheaper prices than you can get elsewhere. It’s near the Arktikum; there are bra…
Bar in Rovaniemi

Kauppayhtiö

Almost everything at this oddball gasoline-themed bar-cafe is for sale, including colourful plastic tables and chairs, and retro and vintage toys, as well as new streetwear and Nordic clothing at the attached boutiq…