Best time to go to Rovaniemi
Bracing best describes the weather here. Right through December, Rovaniemi shivers in temperatures of anything between -2 and -10°C. And on the coldest days, the mercury can plummet to a teeth-chattering -30°C. You’ll need to wrap up extra-warm whenever you go outside. We’re talking multiple layers, snuggly hats, gloves and snow boots.
There’s something else you should know - between November and February, the sun doesn’t rise very high in the sky. So when you wake up, it’s pitch black outside. And by mid-afternoon, it’s back to black once again. The time inbetween - around 10am to 2.30pm - isn’t bright daylight, either. During this ‘grey time’, it stays semi-light, almost like dusk. It feels a bit strange at first, but it’s really magical.