Arctic Circle Hiking Area

Walk on a nature trail Fishing Canoeing Ski cross-country off trails Rafting Birdwatching Snowshoeing Pick berries and mushrooms Sights and scenery Hiking

The Raudanjoki river in Arctic Circle Hiking Area. Photo: Anna Pakkanen
Here you can cross the Arctic Circle and experience the wilds of Lapland just outside Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus. Stroll to the fine falls at Vaattunkiköngäs and Vikaköngäs. Disabled visitors and families with pushchairs can easily walk to the waterfalls and into the woods. The river offers excellent fishing opportunities. Winter wanderers can explore the hiking area's forests and open marshes on skis or snowshoes.