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Within Rovaniemi itself, the bus network seems to be quite good considering its (small — except by Finnish standards) size. The route to the Arctic Circle where Santa Claus Village is (Napapiiri) is operated roughly hourly on weekdays. Departures are a lot less frequent on weekends though, and buses stop operating in the evening (something like 6 p.m. as per ...


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The best time to visit is around Easter, when there's lots of snow, it's not too cold and there's sunlight, but October is a reasonable option. Snowfall: Statistically, the "first snow" (ensilumi), meaning uninterrupted snow cover, falls around the 2nd week of October. However, this is highly variable and there's a real chance of slush or rain, especially ...


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I boarded the Hurtigruten at Tromsø and we viewed the borealis from the sea on the way to Kirkenes. It was nice because on the boat we were away from many of the lights of the built up areas. The biggest concerns for seeing the northern lights are 1) to be as far north as possible; 2) for it to be dark; and 3) to be free of cloud. So, Tromsø would be the ...


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This question is opinion-based, but I would certainly go for Abisko. But why not make it a trip and visit all three? Abisko and Rovaniemi are both pretty good but Abisko is in the mountains and near the coast, and has more natural scenery to offer. Rovaniemi has the santa claus village. Tromsø has the prettiest scenery but the least favourable climate ...


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