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Ranua Wildlife Park

Posted 3 Weeks Ago at 12:28 PM by Aleksis Kivi
The best known attraction is Ranua Zoo, a wildlife park of arctic animal species which is the northernmost zoo in the world.

Link: Ranua Zoo

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Rovaniemi Arktikum

Posted 3 Weeks Ago at 12:24 PM by Aleksis Kivi
The Arktikum Science Museum in Rovaniemi provides an insight into the life and culture of the North. It is also a meeting and congress facility as well as an architectural sight.

According to Topworld International, Artikum Science Museum is the 4th best Travel Adventure in Finland.

Link: Arktikum


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Sampo Icebreaker

Posted 3 Weeks Ago at 12:17 PM by Aleksis Kivi
Sampo is a Finnish icbreaker stationed in Kemi and built in 1960.

It kept lanes free for shipping for about 30 years in the northers part of the Gulf of Bothnia.

Nowadays, the ship is used for tourist cruises.

Video Clips of Sampo

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Skiing and Cross country Skiing - Ylläs (Yllästunturi) - Lapland

Posted 3 Weeks Ago at 12:08 PM by Aleksis Kivi
Updated 3 Weeks Ago at 12:12 PM by Aleksis Kivi
Ylläs is the highest fell in Finland with an height of 718 metres.

In the Ylläs area there are:
  • 330 kilometres (210 mi) cross-country skiing tracks, 38 kilometres (24 mi) of which are lit
  • 61 ski slopes
  • 29 ski lifts

The nearest railway station is at Kolari and the nearest airport is at Kittilä airport.

Link: Ylläs

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Rovaniemi - Santa Claus Village - Santaparc - Aurora Borealis - Arctic Circle

Posted 3 Weeks Ago at 06:58 PM by Aleksis Kivi
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Rovaniemi (translated from the Lappish roave which means hill) is a city in Finland as well as capital of the Province of Lapland close to the Arctic Circle and situated between Korkalovaara, Ounasvaara and the rivers of Kemijoki and Ounasjoki.


Arctic Circle © Petteri Lampi

The city has 60.000 inhabitants and is one of the largest cities in the world if it is compared by the area.


Santa Claus Village © Lindholm Timo


Tourism
Tourism is a very important industry and there are plenty of hotels and restaurants located in the town. Landmarks of Rovaniemi are the Jätkänkynttilä bridge, the Lappia House (theater),
the Rovaniemi Town Hall, as well as the Artktikum House.


Jätkänkynttilä Bridge © Lindholm Timo

The library, concert hall and congress centre are designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. Another highlight is the Santa Claus Village and Santapark which is located 8 km north of the centre.

Further, it has the world's most norhern branch of McDonald's and the northernmost point of VR's electric Railway Station. Finally, you can also observe the Aurora Borealis or Nothern Lights in Rovaniemi.

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