Figuring the best time to visit Rovaniemi will depend on the activities you would like to take up – Rovaniemi is a delight any time of the year you decide to visit! Every season brings out a different side of Rovaniemi – nature lover’s paradise and a must visit for all Santa lovers!
Summer (June to August): The best time to visit Rovaniemi – mild summer and longer hours of daylight make it a peak season. This is also the time to experience Midnight sun – 24 hours of daylight!
Winter (November to March): Although the weather in Rovaniemi is quite harsh during winter, it is one of the good seasons to visit the Rovaniemi if you would like to make best of winter sports and spend Christmas with the Santa himself – since you are in official hometown of Santa Claus! Also, make it a point to experience unusual stuff like staying in a Snow hotel, do Ice swimming, sleigh rides and much more!
Autumn (September to October): With summer just gone, temperature in Rovaniemi around this time is quite pleasant. In Finnish, it is known as “Ruska”. The City turns into a riot of colors and the views from various look out points are breath-taking! One of the favourite seasons of locals!
Spring (April to May): With the sun shining and appearance of greener patches and the snow starting to melt away, locals rush out of their homes making the best use of bright days! You know its spring for sure when you see reindeer calves, ice blocks floating and an increase in fauna – migratory birds flock to Rovaniemi!