Vapaa-aika Rovaniemellä

Leisure in Rovaniemi

This page contains information about services in Rovaniemi. Other important information on the subject can be found on the page Leisure.

Sports and exercise

Rovaniemi provides diverse possibilities for sports and exercise.

The sports services of the City of Rovaniemi offer people over 27 years of age (excluding full-time students) opportunities for regular exercise in health exercise groups. The purpose of the activities is to help introduce new people to sports hobbies and create forms of exercise that are suited to those who are just beginning to exercise. The aim is to improve mental and physical health through exercise. .

More information on sports services provided by the City of Rovaniemi and the health exercise calendar can be found through the following link:

linkkiCity of Rovaniemi/sports services:
Health exercise for working age peopleFinnish

linkkiCity of Rovaniemi/sports services:
Contact informationFinnish

Indoor swimming pools

Spa/Swimming Centre Vesihiisi
Nuortenkatu 11
96100 Rovaniemi
tel. 016 322 2592

linkkiCity of Rovaniemi :
Spa/Swimming Centre VesihiisiFinnish

Santa Sport Spa
Lapin Urheiluopisto
Hiihtomajantie 2
96400 Rovaniemi
tel. 020 798 4200

linkkiSanta Sport:
Santa Sport SpaFinnish | English


Regional Library of Lapland

linkkiRegional Library of Lapland/all locations:
Opening hours and contact informationFinnish

linkkiVillage libraries:
Village libraries opening hours and contact informationFinnish

linkkiMobile libraries:
Mobile library routes and timetablesFinnish

Youth services

The youth services of the City of Rovaniemi organise interesting activities for young people. The most important arrangements and activities include youth facilities, large events for young people, trips, international exchange programmes and summer camps. The Youth Service Centre organises activities usually when young people have spare time, i.e. in the evenings, at weekends and during holidays. Trained employees are responsible for all activities.

Youth service office

The youth service office is located by the Kauppatori market place, on the second floor of the Monde youth facility. You can access the office from the side of the building that faces the market place by climbing the stairs to the second floor.

Street address:
Rovaniemen Kaupunki Nuorisopalvelut
Pohjolankatu 6, 2nd floor
96101 Rovaniemi

Counselling and information service for young people in LaplandFinnish

Youth facilities

Rovaniemi has youth facilities in eight areas: city centre, Korkalovaara, Nivavaara and Ylikylä, as well as in the village areas of Muurola, Sinettä, Oikarainen ja and Vanttauskoski. The youth facilities usually serve as hubs for youth work in the area that organise activities 2–5 days a week, with a focus on Friday and Saturday. The activities are aimed at all young people between 13 and 20 years of age.

linkkiCity of Rovaniemi/youth facilities:
Regional youth servicesFinnish

Youth facilities are places dedicated for young people, where they can engage in activities that are important to them together with youth workers. The activities combine functionality as well as educational and social aspects in a suitable manner. The central goal is to produce activities that are in equal parts educational and interesting to the young people, and that support their growth along with strengthening their social engagement. Typical guided activities include various theme days and trips. Youth facilities also offer young people free access to an extensive selection of recreational equipment, which means that they will surely never run out of things to do.


linkkiRovaniemi Theatre:
Rovaniemi Theatre websiteFinnish

linkkiThe Students' Theatre of Lapland:
The Students' Theatre of Lapland websiteFinnish | English

linkkiKonttinen Summer Theatre:
Konttinen Summer Theatre websiteFinnish

Visual arts

linkkiCity of Rovaniemi/cultural services:


linkkiRovaniemi Art Museum:
KorundiFinnish | English

linkkiCity of Rovaniemi/cultural services:
Provincial Museum of LaplandFinnish

linkkiForestry Museum of Lapland Association:
Forestry Museum of LaplandFinnish | English

linkkiCity of Rovaniemi:
Rovaniemi Local History MuseumFinnish


MoniNet is a multicultural centre maintained by the Rovala Settlement Association. You can also ask MoniNet for more information about hobbies, such as courses provided by adult education centres or club activities.

Kansankatu 8
96100 Rovaniemi
tel. 040 559 6564

linkkiThe Rovala Settlement Association:
MoniNetFinnish | English