Rovaniemi is a city in Finland and the capital of the former Province of Lapland. It is located near the Arctic Circle at the confluence of the Kemijoki and Ounasjoki rivers in the Region of Lapland. Southeast of Rovaniemi is the municipality of Ranua, where the famous Ranua Wildlife Park zoo is.

Rovaniemi is known as the home town of Santa Claus. Santa Claus Village is also in the city, as well as the Arctic Science Centre and Provincial Museum of Lapland Arktikum.

Come to experience and fall in love with the exotic winter of Lapland.

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Santa Claus Village

You can meet Santa Claus at Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle. At Santa Claus Office, you can see the elves doing their daily work and get to know various secrets of Santa Claus.

Guests of all ages are always welcome to Santa Claus Office. The Office is open every day of the year free of charge.

Arctic Circle

The Arctic Region starts at the Arctic Circle. The border can be crossed north of Rovaniemi at Santa Claus Village.

Almost every reindeer ride, husky dog sled ride and snowmobile safari includes crossing the Arctic Circle. Be alert when engaging in various activities to know when you have entered the arctic side.

Did you know that it is also possible to go under the Arctic Circle? This is possible at Santa Claus's home cave in Santa Park where you can go 50 meters underground.

Northern Lights

Northern lights can be seen approximately 150 times a year in the skies above Rovaniemi. The northern lights season lasts from the end of August to April.

Northern lights can also be seen in the city centre if the weather is bright enough and there are no clouds. However, light pollution is a problem when trying to see northern lights. Within walking distance from the city there are multiple great spots for seeing northern lights in almost perfect conditions.

We organise various northern lights excursions during which you will surely get the best experience of this natural phenomenon. We can also organise an unfogettable night in a northern lights glass igloo for you.

Snow and Ice

Snow and ice can usually be found in Rovaniemi from November to April. When snow arrives, the city turns into a giant playground full of locals and tourists. Travellers can see the snowfields and ice formations of the area during various safaris at both day and night.

Many different buildings are made from ice. You can sleep in an igloo, eat in an ice restaurant and play in snow castles. Ski trails and ice fishing spots keep you active during the days. A walk in the magical nature of Finland's beautiful scenery makes you forget your everyday worries. The bravest go ice swimming.

Local Food

The food of Lapland is plain and ruggedly beautiful. The local food is like the scenery around it. Four seasons guarantee that different tastes and ingredients will make it fresh to the table.

The food can be eaten both outside by a campfire and at a fancy dinner.

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Keeper of the Register

Lapland Taiga Safaris Oy (2912530-9)
Henceforth referred to as Company

Person in Charge of Privacy Protection and/or Contact Person

Juho-Matti Pekkala
040 4121 257

Name of the Person Register

Lapland Taiga Safaris Oy person and marketing register

Gathered Personal Data

We gather personal data necessary for managing customer relations, such as the customer’s name and contact information as well as user information from our service. We gather personal data from the registered person himself as well as from other publicly-available registers maintained by public officials and other outside sources such as the Finnish Trade Register or other similar public business registers. Furthermore, we gather the information that is filled out in contact forms and use them in the aforementioned maintaining of customer relations.

The Use of Personal Data and the Basis for Processing it

Personal data is processed in accordance with laws currently in force to test web services, manage customer relations, inform about services and offer guidance. We may use the data of the registered person to collect and analyse user statistics. Gathered data is also used for marketing communications. Use of personal data for marketing communications is based on approval given by the person in a contact form. Direct marketing is halted at the customer’s request. A person may revoke the approval he has given at any time by contacting the aforementioned contact person. Processing of personal data may be necessary based on the legitimate interests of the customer relationship between the Company and the registered person. The Company has a legitimate interest to process personal data for marketing, service and customer analyses and for the testing of the service. Profiling may also be used for marketing. In this case, the registered person has a right to oppose the processing of personal data.

Access to Personal Data

Access to personal data is only granted to persons responsible for handling customer relations and marketing.

Disclosure of Information

Personal data is not disclosed to third parties and not transferred outside of the European Union or European Economic Area unless it is necessary for the fulfilment of the service for technical reasons. If data is disclosed or transferred, the level of data protection required by data protection legislation and other necessary security measures are complied with.


Cookies and other similar methods are used on our website. A cookie is a small text file that the browser saves on the user’s data terminal equipment. Cookies include a nameless personal identifier with which we can recognise and calculate the different browsers that access our website. Cookies and other similar methods are used to analyse and develop our services to better serve our users and to target advertising. Users can prevent the use of cookies or empty them in browser settings.

Register protection

We protect personal data with appropriate technical and organisational methods. Data is gathered into databases that are protected with firewalls, passwords and other technical data security methods. Databases and their backup copies are located in locked and guarded spaces and access to the data is only available to specific predetermined persons.

Retention Period and Deletion of Personal Data

Personal Data are stored for as long as they are needed for the use for which they were gathered and processed, or until the contract is fulfilled or for as long as the law and regulations require. After this, personal data are deleted appropriately.

The Rights of Registered Persons

Registered persons have the following rights:

  1. The registered person can gain access to personal data about him by asking within the limits of trade secrets and internal estimations. The request shall be sent to the aforementioned contact person in writing and signed, and the person in question must identify themselves in a reliable manner.
  2. The registered person can ask for his data to be corrected if they are inadequate or incorrect.
  3. The registered person can ask for his data to be erased when there is no reason within data protection legislation that is irrespective of the approval the registered person to process them.
  4. The registered person has a right to limit the use of his personal data if the validity or legality of the data requires it or if the registered person requests to limit the processing of his personal data only to the storage of the data in accordance with the right of objection.
  5. The registered person has the right to oppose the processing of his data for direct marketing purposes based on the Company’s legitimate interest.
  6. The registered person can ask for his data to be transferred to another keeper of a register if it is safe and technologically possible.
  7. The registered person shall send requests related to his rights in writing or by email to the following address:

Lapland Taiga Safaris Oy
Request for inspection/related to personal data

The Company will answer requests within one month of the request being presented unless there is a specific reason to lengthen the response time.

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