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Rovaniemi, Lapin Laeaeni, Finland

How much does it cost to travel to Rovaniemi?

You should plan to spend around $189 (€174) per day on your vacation in Rovaniemi. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $51 (€47) on meals
  • $34 (€31) on local transportation
  • $203 (€187) on hotels

A one week trip to Rovaniemi for two people costs, on average, $2,648 (€2,434). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Rovaniemi cost?

A one week trip to Rovaniemi usually costs around $1,324 (€1,217) for one person and $2,648 (€2,434) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Rovaniemi on average costs around $2,648 (€2,434) for one person and $5,295 (€4,868) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Rovaniemi will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Rovaniemi on average costs around $5,673 (€5,216) for one person and $11,347 (€10,431) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Rovaniemi has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Rovaniemi expensive to visit?

Prices in Rovaniemi are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Rovaniemi is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Amsterdam or Santorini.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Rovaniemi Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Rovaniemi?

The average Rovaniemi trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Rovaniemi travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 187 ($203)
Local Transportation 1 31 ($34)
Food 2 47 ($51)
Entertainment 1 48 ($52)
Alcohol 2 11 - 32 ($12 - 35)
Accommodation Budget in Rovaniemi
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Rovaniemi is $102 (€93). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Rovaniemi is $203 (€187). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Rovaniemi

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Rovaniemi based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $150. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Rovaniemi
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Rovaniemi is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $34 (€31) per person, per day, on local transportation in Rovaniemi.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Rovaniemi
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  • While meal prices in Rovaniemi can vary, the average cost of food in Rovaniemi is $51 (€47) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Rovaniemi should cost around $21 (€19) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Rovaniemi is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Rovaniemi
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  • Entertainment and activities in Rovaniemi typically cost an average of $52 (€48) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Rovaniemi
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  • The average person spends about $23 (€21) on alcoholic beverages in Rovaniemi per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Rovaniemi
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  • On average, people spend $2.31 (€2.13) on bottled water in Rovaniemi per day. The public water in Rovaniemi is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Rovaniemi on a Budget
Rovaniemi Rovaniemi, Finland
Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland, in northern Finland. Almost totally destroyed during World War II, today it's a modern city known for being the "official" home town of Santa Claus, and for viewing the Northern Lights. It's home to Arktikum, a museum and science center exploring the Arctic region and the history of Finnish Lapland. The Science Centre Pilke features interactive exhibits on northern forests.
The Rovaniemi church is a popular sight in the city. It was completed in 1950 and was designed by the architect Bertil Liljequist. The interior of the church is dominated by a huge fresco behind the altar. It's called the Source of Life and it was realized by Professor Lennart Segerstråle in 1951. The church seats 850 people and it features a 45-key organ from the Christensen Organ Factory.

One of Finland's most magnificent waterfalls in peaceful Taiga forest an hour from Rovaniemi. The drive along the beautiful River Kemijoki takes less than an hour to the magnificent Auttikongas day-trip destination. The Auttikongas nature trail runs across one of Finland's most spectacular waterfalls, through peaceful old-growth forest to a hilltop with views over Taiga forests. Auttikongas is enjoyable all year. In winter, go snowshoeing, in summer, enjoy a break in a cozy cottage cafe. Rovaniemi tourism operators rent snowshoes. In autumn, admire glowing autumn foliage from the observation tower and in spring, enjoy birdsong. Auttikongas even presents old-time log floating culture: an old flume still remains by the waterfall and the building next to the cottage cafe houses a small-scale exhibition about log floating.

Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, located in Pyha-Luosto national park, is a fascinating travel destination all year round. The amethyst of Lampivaara fell was born 2,000 million years ago in the bowels of the ancient mountains. There is now a gem mine on the top of the hill that will sustain for hundreds of years. Guided mine tour include the stories of geology, history and nature. Also you will hear about the properties of the gems and the uses of amethyst. There are positive beliefs and fascinating stories about amethyst in many cultures. Leonardo da Vinci always had an amethyst stone on his working desk. He believed that Amethyst chased away evil thoughts and sped up thinking.
Rovaniemi City Center is the most popular destination for tourists. Most of the interesting attractions around town are found here including Cinema, Erasetti Safaris, Safartica. An undeniably popular travel destination, Rovaniemi City Center offers a memorable escape with its famous sites and fine dining.

With its much-desired location, Sahanpera is the place to be while in Rovaniemi. With a wide number of attractions to discover, this sought-after part of town will not cease to amaze you. Sahanpera is blessed with lively surroundings, fine restaurants, shopping areas and stunning attractions.

Romakkaniemi is another one of Rovaniemi's many neighborhoods travelers like to visit. With a wide number of attractions to discover, this sought-after part of town will not cease to amaze you.

Meet Santa! You can meet Santa Claus and cross the magical Arctic Circle every day at the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi. Especially popular if travelling with children, Santa Claus Office is the official place to meet Santa in the Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle. Santa receives guests in his chamber every day of the year. Naturally you can meet Santa in person, but you will only catch a glimpse of the elves, if you look carefully. The magic of the Arctic Circle makes children particularly observant. Santa Claus Office is the only place on the planet where people can see who Santa Claus really is. On the trail you follow to meet Santa, you will experience tales, secrets and objects that tell about Santa's work, hobbies and way of life. A fascinating place somewhere between fairytale and reality beckons you to experience its wonder. Open every day of the year. To continue the adventure, visit Santapark, an underground Santa-themed amusement park reachable by a short walk from the Santa Claus village.

Explore the local culture at the culture house. The core of Korundi House of Culture comprises two nationally significant and internationally interesting art institutions: the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland and the Rovaniemi Art Museum. The Rovaniemi Art museum's collection represents Finnish modern art from 1940 onwards. The Rovaniemi Art Museum also exhibits international pieces of work, and introduces the public to different areas of fine art. Korundi's concert hall is a high-classic music hall with 340 seats. The concert hall is a multi-purpose hall, where you can arrange various events from concerts to conferences.

For something a little different try the Adventure Park. Arctic Adventure Park Huima is located in Ounasvaara and it has ten different courses of varying difficulty, up to seven meters above ground. In these courses adventurers move between living trees using ropes, beams, bridges and nets that are spanned from tree to tree. It is also possible to rent fatbikes and pedal cars from the adventure park or play mini-golf, drive around the pedal car park Vauhti or test your skills at Pump Track.
Food and Dining
Traditional Lappish food tastes delicious both in fine dining restaurants and by a campfire out in the wilderness. Rovaniemi has many great options for local culinary excursions, here are just a few to give you some ideas. Arctic Snow Hotel Ice Restaurant: As a venue, the Ice Restaurant itself is a unique experience. The delicious meals are prepared from local ingredients. Dinner in Ice Restaurant is a lifetime experience you will never forget. The Arctic Boulevard: serves only fresh, locally sourced ingredients, so the menu changes by season. The restaurant offers different dining areas which can easily be arranged to accommodate various kinds of events. You can choose from 3 different atmospheres: Arctic Boulevard, Arctic Winter garden and Chef's table. The Christmas House Restaurant and Coffee Bar: located in Santa's village, it is a popular luncheon restaurant and a pleasant cafeteria and evening venue for the whole family.

From outside the country, Rovaniemi is easiest to get to by plane via Helsinki. Inside Finland, Rovaniemi can be reached by plane, train, coach or car. In the winter - the Christmas season in particular - charter flights with hotel packages are offered from many countries. Rovaniemi is easy to reach by rail from many Finnish towns, with several trains running to and from Helsinki every day. Trains run year round, despite harsh weather at times. The bus services cover a great deal of Finland's road network. They're not only an option for reaching Rovaniemi from the south, but also the only means of public transport that connect the town with the northern parts of Lapland. Rovaniemi is easy to get to by car from all directions. If you plan on travelling around Lapland by car, be sure to allocate enough time for the long distances and changing weather conditions, particularly in the winter. Rovaniemi is a relatively small town with short distances. In the city center, everything is close to everything else and walking is the way to get around. For getting out of town there is a good bus system as well as taxi services.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.