Rovaniemi is also famous for the fact that a year passes after 8 seasons are very different from each other by the number of daylight, temperature and natural phenomena. These seasons are known as Christmas, Frosty Winter, Snow Nast, Breaking the Ice, Midnight Sun, Autumn color and the first snow. Each season gives you the opportunity to see the city is literally in a new light, as well as enjoy a variety of occupations and experiences from cruises under the midnight sun to the many winter sports. Rovaniemi is a symbol of Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, which can be seen about 200 times a year in Lapland, while in the South this phenomenon occurs almost 20 times a year.
Due to the average number of snowy days per year (180), Rovaniemi is very popular with skiers, and across the river from the city of the world-famous ski center and resort Ounasvaara. From the top of a hill, guests can see one of the most outstanding attractions of Rovaniemi – the bridge Yatkankunttilya (Jätkänkynttilä), where the eternal flame burns above the river Kemijoki.