Rovaniemi is a city of 600000 inhabitants,
the capital of tne province of Lapland in northern Finland. It is at the confluence of the Kemijoki and Ounasjoki rivers, close to the Arctic Circle, 800km north of Helsinki.
Due to its location it is a suitable place where to break the two days journey from Helsinki to the North Cape.
Rovaniemi doesn't have much in terms of historic sights, as the city was to a large extent destroyed towards the end of World War II.
Rovaniemi is centre for tourism in Lapland and has an airport and a train station with connections to Helsinki. It's the official home of Santa Claus.
A few km northeast of the city centre there is the Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle, sort of a small theme park receiving tourists with children around Xmas.