Book your flights from Zurich to Rovaniemi with SWISS or one of our subsidiary airlines, pack your bags, and get ready for a truly unique getaway in beautiful Finland. Rovaniemi, the capital of Finland’s Lapland province, has become a hotspot for those looking to steal away to the North for something new and different.
Positioned just six kilometers from the edge of the Arctic Circle, this Finnish city can actually lay claim to the largest land area of any in Europe, despite having a relatively small population. A visit to this northerly city is far from dull, though. Thanks to its location, Rovaniemi is one of the best places to experience the aurora borealis – the northern lights that appear as waves and streaks of green, red, and other colors splayed across the night sky.
Some of the best aurora viewing occurs during the winter when the months are cold and the nights long, but despite the temperatures, these majestic sights are well worth the visit. Even better – they’re visible more than 150 nights per year. In Finland, it is also commonly believed that Rovaniemi is the home of Santa Claus, giving you all the more reason to visit during the chilly season.
Santa Clause Village is said to be the residence of Father Christmas, and is an exciting amusement park – perfect for travelers with young children. Be sure to pay a visit to the Arktikum House as well, a large science museum and a must for visitors to the city. Rovaniemi is a lovely place to get away from the hustle and bustle of bigger cities and take in the landscape, the sights, and the unique Lapland culture. Book your flights from Zurich to Rovaniemi with SWISS or one of our subsidiaries and prepare to experience Finland the way it’s meant to be.