Family and Kids in Rovaniemi

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Rovaniemi? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Rovaniemi, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Rovaniemi.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Rovaniemi for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Santa Claus Village

    Observatory, Educational Site

    One of the most visited attraction in Rovaniemi – Santa’s official Hometown! Located approximately 8 kilometres from the City, it is an amusement park that lets visitors meet Santa Claus in his own office! Yes meet Santa Claus! Wow right? It also has Santa Claus post office where visitors get to buy gifts and souvenirs for the loved ones back home and send postcards. Amusement park ...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests

    Science Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    One of the top attractions in Finland, Arktikum is a museum and a science centre in Rovaniemi with exhibitions on the region, prehistory and history as well as the culture. It was made open to public on 6th December 1992 – marking 75th anniversary celebrations of Finland’s independence. Its architecture is worth noticing with glass corridor being the centre of attraction and appreci...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Husky Safaris


    One of the top favorite activities among the travellers! Visitors get a chance to ride onto the sledge, visit husky farms and learn more about these wonderful creatures – Husk! Head out on you own and make a booking or attach yourself to one of the service providers and pick a package that suit your requirements.
  4. Amazing Rovaniemi attraction for kids
    Ranua Wildlife Park

    Wildlife Park, Zoo, Observatory

    Get acquainted with wildlife at this park, popularly known as Ranua Zoo! It was made open to public in 1983 and is open every day of the year. It also arranges safaris and various other activities for the families! Museum is home to over 50 species of animals. The park organizes various activities for the visitors even during winter – night safari, husky and reindeer sledge rides, animal ...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Northern Lights

    Observatory, Educational Site

    One of Nature’s most spectacular and magnificent occurrence is Northern Lights. Also known as Aurora Borealis. September to March is the best time to see Northern Lights. Some of the hotels even provide for Northern Lights alert system – a service that informs its guests about this magical occurrence. In spite of the alert system, there is no fool proof of forecasting as to when and...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Rovaniemi
    Rovaniemi Church

    Family and Kids

    Rovaniemi Church is a popular place of worship that also holds a significant place in local history. Even though it was established in 1817, the church building we see today was built in 1950. The original wooden structure was destroyed during the Second World War. Today, Rovaniemi Church is known for having a huge fresco behind the altar. With a capacity to accommodate around 1,000 people at a...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Pilke Science Centre Or Tiedekeskus Pilke

    Family and Kids

    Pilke Science Centre is one of the innovative buildings in Rovaniemi. The structure of the center is known for using sustainable wood products, leaving much lower carbon footprints than regular structures. The exhibits here cover extensive topics, starting from how forests play a significant role in Finnish culture to what are the current forest issues around the world. You will get to explore ...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Lordi's Square

    Family and Kids

    Lordi's Square is one of the popular recreational places in Rovaniemi. The original name of this area was Sampo Square. But, it was renamed to honor the popular Finnish hard rock band - Lordi. Staying true to its name, this square is known for having bustling energy throughout the year. In summers, you will get to attend different open-air events here. If you visit Rovaniemi in winters, you wil...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Rovaniemi Local History Museum

    Family and Kids

    Rovaniemi Local History Museum is a treat for history buffs. It documents life in a farmhouse dating back to more than 100 years. The displays will introduce you to different types of equipment, including the ones used for cattle farming, reindeer farming, fishing, as well as hunting. You will get to see how these techniques developed over the decades. The museum complex has original buildings ...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most

    Family and Kids

    Auttiköngäs is one of the best places to visit in Rovaniemi for nature lovers. From dense forest to a spectacular waterfall, this area is home to breath-taking beauty. As it is located an hour away from the center of the city, Auttiköngäs also makes for a perfect destination for a day trip. There is a rocky observation tower here, offering lovely views of the surroundings. I...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Pyha-luosto National Park

    National Park, Garden, Observatory

    Pyha-Luosto National Park was established in 2005 with the merging of Pyhatunturi National Park and Luosto area of Pyhatunturi Fell. With stunning landscape, picturesque nature trails and various amenities and services, Pyha-Luosto National Park is a perfect location for a family’s day out – whether you would like to spend the day taking up various activities and/or would like to go...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Ice Swimming

    Observatory, Educational Site

    What might feel like unusual or even strange to tourists is actually quite a common thing in Finland! If you are healthy – doctor certified – then there is nothing to worry about – just take that plunge and get ready for one of its kind of experience of your life! Do follow the instructions to the T though and always under a supervision, otherwise what looks like fun might be ...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Lappi Arena Image

    Family and Kids

    From hosting concerts to organizing trade fairs, the Lappi Arena in Rovaniemi serves as a multi-purpose indoor platform. It was constructed in 2003 and holds a capacity of 5,500. Lappi Arena is primarily known for hosting ice hockey games, but can also organize other sports events such as volleyball and ice skating. The arena serves as a home ground to the Mestis hockey league which is the seco...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Apukka Tracks Image


    Apukka Tracks or Apukka Arboretum is another green space in Rovaniemi, Finland. It is around 16 kilometers away from the Rovaniemi city center and is a part of the Olkkajärvi Hiking Area. This arboretum is home to over 1400 plants belonging to 150 different species. Spread over an area of about 1 hectare, Apukka Arboretum has trails to explore the park. Visit Apukka Tracks and you will be ...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Jatkankynttila (lumberjack's Candle Bridge) Image

    Family and Kids

    Jätkänkynttilä or Lumberjack’s Candle Bridge is one of the most significant landmarks in Rovaniemi. Although many may not see it as a tourist attraction, this magnificent bridge makes for a postcard-perfect picture, especially during sunset. When its winter, this impressive structure has the river frozen beneath it and is surrounded by snow, making it a sight to behold. You...Read more