See the Northern Lights in a Glass Igloo or Take a Sightseeing Tour by Snowmobile
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The constantly evolving tourism business in Rovaniemi at the Arctic Circle doesn’t take time off even after the busy Christmas period. Innovative ideas develop into new and exciting travel products all the time – here’s a few examples:
1. Arctic SnowHotel Builds Arctic Snow Igloos
Next winter, the Northern Lights can be viewed in comfortable glass igloos on the shore of Lake Lehtojärvi, a 20-minute drive from the centre of Rovaniemi.
The 15 thermal glass domes of Arctic Glass Igloos guarantee a comfortable and unrestricted view of the northern winter sky.
Available for booking in December 2014, the 20-square-metre igloos are equipped with heated floors, adjustable twin beds and bathrooms with shower cabinets.
Arctic Glass Igloos is part of Arctic SnowHotel, an entirety featuring a snow hotel, an ice chapel, a snow restaurant, an ice bar and two snow saunas. Also on the grounds are lakeside restaurant Kota and restaurant Lumikartano, a giant log house with a dining area, fireplace room, and traditional Finnish saunas.
Arctic Glass Igloos are available all year round, and are great for taking in other Lapland natural phenomena such as Autumn Leaf Colour and the Midnight Sun.
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2. Treasures of Rovaniemi – Sightseeing by Snowmobile
Stories, local legends and history are central on this snowmobile tour of the capital of Finnish Lapland. Tour stops include museum and science centre Arktikum and the church of Rovaniemi.
On the way, you’ll find out how Rovaniemi, badly destroyed at the end of World War II, rose from ashes to the modern arctic town it is today.
Post-war Rovaniemi was largely designed by famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto who drew inspiration from Lappish nature, transferring it to the city’s architecture.
The tour is available at Rovaniemi Tourist Information and Arctic Lifestyle.
View product details on visitrovaniemi.fi.
3. Forest of All Time – Sightseeing Tour
Lapland has always been an important area for Finnish forestry. Logging and saw mills emplyed thousands of people for nearly a century.
The tour takes place both indoors and outdoors, and participants are swept to the times of lumberjacks through legends, artifacts and historical buildings.
The three-and-a-half-hour tour also looks at the present state of forests and their sustainable use as well as goods and commodities that forests provide.
The tour is available for groups (min. 10 persons) and guided either in Finnish or in English.
View product details on rovaniemicongresses.com.