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Rovaniemi is not just the place for visiting Santa Claus, there are many other interesting things to see.
Visiting the modern museum about Lapland “Arktikum” will transport you in the past.
Or visiting the reindeer farm, where you can be dragged along a pathway sitting on a sled.
Do not miss a visit to the Ranua Zoo, where only Arctic animals are found.
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Rovaniemi is a touristic and university city.
It has about 60,000 inhabitants.
It is structured with modern buildings (it was almost completely destroyed by bombings during the Second World War).
On the outskirts of Rovaniemi an immense expanse of trees and ponds with scattered houses.
At school the Finns learn Swedish as a second language, and study English only later. Therefore everybody speaks a well-timed English, understandable even to those who chew it just a little.
So if you stop in Helsinki and you have time available before taking the next flight, go and visit the city.
There are free Finnair City Buses. The route takes about 20 minutes. A short itinerary of 2-3 hours will be described later.