Rovaniemi, Finland

Two days after visiting Oulu (see my last post) we went from the cottage (Mökki!) near Rovaniemi to see the city centre. There weren’t that many people because it was the first day of the year.

Before we went to the centre we went up Ounasvaara, where you can ski and do all kinds of sports. We went up to the hotel rooftop and saw some remains of the New Year’s Eve party that must have taken place there the night before!

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Then we went to the centre and took pictures. Not many shops were open and there were some groups of tourists. It was nice and not too cold to walk around. We also had some coffee in a coffee shop.

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It was -8 degrees to be exact!

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The german translation seems a bit funny, but we get what they mean!

 

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“Reindeer man’s road” hihi

 

Then we had some time left and went to see the Santa Claus Village. It was very touristic, but I it’s also nice for people who love Christmas and kids! It’s supposed to be open the whole year, so you can always have Christmas there. People go and take photos with Santa or buy gifts and souvenirs.

 

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We saw some animals, too, that was nice. Although I did feel a bit sorry for them!

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During my whole time in Lapland, I didn’t even see one reindeer in nature. And people say they are everywhere!

 

 

 

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