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Best of Rovaniemi – Day of Traveling Around Rovaniemi

Are you curious to see what hidden gems there are in the surroundings of Rovaniemi city that can’t be reached on foot? Let us take you around by car to see the places where we like to take our friends and family. Get to know your guide and the local lifestyle while we chat away about life in Lapland and make stops for photos.

Arts & Crafts Fair autumn

Exhibition presents the finest Finnish handcraft. Here you can buy amazing handmade products as well as find new ideas and angles for your own hobbies.

A Visit to the Tropics in Joensuu

Botania is the only tropical butterfly garden in Finland, and it offers a unique opportunity to observe the plants of the world. Warmth and lush greenness are near, even during the Northern winter. Tropical butterflies are flying around the tropical section throughout the year. You can visit individually or in a group, with or without a booked guided tour. Additional services: guided tours (book in advance), coffee service, and venue for private functions. Botania is open every day throughout the year (see our website for exceptions).

Kermikkä - Guided Reindeer Farm Visit

During this reindeer farm visit you will have an interesting view into the local lifestyle and reindeer herder's way of life. You will get to know adorable animals, feed them yourself and have a chance to take wonderful pictures with them. While you are enjoying strong coffee and delicious homemade pastries in the cozy kota, your host will tell you fascinating facts about reindeer husbandry and show you some pictures from the farmer's family album. Duration of the visit is around one hour.

Restaurant Sarrit

The cozy Café/Restaurant Sarrit offers visitors a rest during their visit to the exhibitions. The restaurant's delicacies provide a taste of the clean ingredients of the North. The salty and sweet pastries are always fresh: they are baked daily at the restaurant.

Kuopio Marathon

The Kuopio Marathon is the largest sporting event in Eastern Finland. There are several distances and series to choose from, so whether you are an athlete or an amateur, you can find a distance and a series that suits you the best.

Midnight Sun Dinner at a Wilderness Cabin in Rovaniemi​

Are you dreaming of a delicious dinner and a cosy evening in a wilderness cabin? Let us make it happen in the nature surrounding Rovaniemi! Our guide will drive you far away from civilisation to reach a lovely wooden cabin. Once we arrive, we will warm up the stove and our guide will start cooking your dinner. You are the guest and your task is to relax, simply enjoy the surroundings and be spoiled by the silent nature!

Restaurant Nokka

On the banks of Katajanokka you will feast on food with a story. At Nokka, we even know the name of the cep picker. The entire restaurant experience starts with the clean and high-quality ingredients hand-picked by Chef Ari Ruoho. Welcome to Nokka, the pinnacle of flavour.

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

Lusto is a national museum and a versatile exhibition and culture centre at the heart of the Saimaa lake district and right next to the Punkaharju Conservation Area. Lusto’s exhibitions and events provide a diverse and illustrative insight into the significance of forests in the life of Finns.

Töölönranta

Restaurant Töölönranta is a stylish place to meet friends. The airy dining room and the comfy bar with a fireplace offer a tableau of changing seasons towards the Hesperia park and Töölönlahti bay. The Töölönranta kitchen is modern Scandinavian with European influences.

Vallisaari Island

Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari Islands are enchanting destinations for outings, next to the Suomenlinna fortress (UNESCO World Heritage Site), just 20 minutes by boat from the Market square in Helsinki. Fortifications, buildings, and a record-breaking range of species tell a tale of coexistence between humans and wild nature.

Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge

A man sitting on a fishing rock, the smell of salmon soup and the constant roar of the rapids. It is the end of the 19th century, and the man on the rock is Tsar Alexander III, the Emperor of Russia, and the soup has been prepared by his wife, the Empress. In accordance with the wishes of the Emperor, an imperial fishing lodge was built at Langinkoski in 1889, which the imperial family used to visit annually. Today, the rapids are popular among fly fishermen and visitors can familiarize themselves with imperial history in the fishing lodge.

Restaurant Origo

Origo is located in Hanko. Origo was the first of the many restaurants operating today in the Eastern Harbour warehouses. Since 2001, the restaurant has been owned and operated by a local couple Joanna and Jan Westerling. Entering Origo, the guests can't miss the seafood buffet in the middle of the dining room. On our menu there is always, of course, also the traditional creamy salmon soup and Origo’s famous pepper steak. In addition, we offer each season's tastiest local offerings, such as asparagus, wild mushrooms, berries, fish, sheep, birds and venison.

Finnish Restaurant Savotta in Helsinki

Restaurant Savotta takes its guests directly from Senate Square to a nostalgic view of Finland from the past decades. Both authentic interior and the dishes have been inspired by the Finnish forests and thousands of lakes, with a dash of Finnish ”sisu”. Savotta´s kitchen cherishes the Finnish food traditions using only ingredients from the pristine forests, lakes and carefully selected small suppliers.

Salutorget

The beautiful Salutorget, located in the Empire style part of Helsinki, entices with its unassuming charm. The restaurant presents a clean and straightforward menu while the bar offers snacks and refreshments. In the summer, the terrace by the Market Square offers table service.

Craft – a Touch of Life

The permanent exhibition at the Craft Museum of Finland takes you on a trip to the past, to things perhaps familiar from your own childhood, like darning or mending a beloved woolly jumper. Crafts evoke memories from school years, be it after the war or only recently. The traditional Finnish death shirts provoke thoughts on how we would like to be dressed on our final journey. Customized Reino slippers, men's beard jewellery and knit graffiti represent today's trends.

Brasserie Kämp

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea or brunch, Brasserie Kämp will welcome you to enjoy its prestigious and historic atmosphere.