Last Updated December 17, 2020 12/17/2020

Top 12 Airbnbs in Rovaniemi for Christmas

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Rovaniemi is famous for many things, but probably most famous for being the hometown of Santa. That alone makes it an incredible destination for a Christmas getaway. But then, add in all of the other magical elements such as dogsledding, or officially crossing the Arctic circle. From the festive nature of the village to the random reindeer travelers might see wandering about, we are already getting those warm holiday feelings just thinking about it. Keep reading to discover magical Airbnb‘s in Rovaniemi for celebrating Christmas.

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Modern Apartment with Sauna and Private Parking Modern apartment with sauna and private parking
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Modern apartment with sauna and private parking

Modern Apartment with Sauna and Private Parking

With that crisp Scandinavian style many seek out when visiting this part of the world, Christmas will be completely relaxing and refreshing here. Cook a meal with local ingredients in the full kitchen, and enjoy a warm cup of goodness out on the spacious balcony.

Historical 19th Century Manor  Historical 19th Century Manor
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Historical 19th Century Manor

Historical 19th Century Manor

A historical log farmhouse has been transformed into a contemporary getaway for guests coming to the hometown of Santa Claus. Five guests can slumber within the studio, which features cozy divided sleeping areas and a full kitchen. The historic landmark also offers opportunities to guests to watch a true craftsman at work.

Atmospheric Cottage with Partial Glass Roof Tunnelmallinen mökki osittaisella lasikatolla
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Tunnelmallinen mökki osittaisella lasikatolla

Atmospheric Cottage with Partial Glass Roof

Can you imagine how cozy it would be to cuddle up in this tiny hut within the forest? When the snow starts to fall, the abode becomes a warm gleaming escape from the wintry weather. Perfectly kept, and ultra homey, this could be everything you might be looking for in a Christmas getaway. Oh yeah, there are skylights from which you can stargaze or hope to see Northern Lights.

Cottage Near Santa Claus Village Cottage near Santa Claus Village
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Cottage near Santa Claus Village

Cottage Near Santa Claus Village

Santa Claus Village happens to be where you can see the real deal big guy, and send an official letter from the north pole. Meet elves, take elf classes, and cross over the Arctic Circle. The Village is not far from this cute red cottage, which has a sleek light wood interior, and a cottage kitchen.

Traditional Finnish Cottage Traditional Finnish Cottage
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Traditional Finnish Cottage

Traditional Finnish Cottage

Immerse yourself in true Finnish culture and architecture by staying at this traditional home. Built sturdily of logs, the interior feels so welcoming. Guests will be located right on the lake, so will have all the benefits of that!

Ollero Eco Lodge Ollero Eco Lodge
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Ollero Eco Lodge

Ollero Eco Lodge

While the lodge on its own is amazing enough, with plenty of native attributes and stunning aesthetics, a glass igloo is also on site. Here you can go and relax while gazing up in search of the northern lights. The hosts recommend enjoying some of the local adventures like ice-fishing and snowshoeing.

Chalet Kyyhkynen Chalet Kyyhkynen
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Chalet Kyyhkynen

Chalet Kyyhkynen

This home is quite large and open with plenty of sleeping areas and a kitchen. A group of eight people can easily stay here in comfort. Traditional Scandinavian aesthetics flow through the home, which sits amongst nature. You might even look out the window to see Rudolph trotting in the distance.

Garden Cottage with Wood Heated Sauna Garden Cottage 29 - Wood Heated Sauna
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Garden Cottage 29 - Wood Heated Sauna

Garden Cottage with Wood Heated Sauna

We love the light and airy feeling of this open garden cottage. In the spring, guests will experience lots of foliage. But around Christmas time presents the magic of the season, and places to see reindeer and the northern lights are not far from the location. Kids will love the loft space, which will also be their bedroom.

Forest, River and Lake Side Cottage Forest, river and lake side cottage
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Forest, river and lake side cottage

Forest, River and Lake Side Cottage

The exterior is gorgeously rustic and contrasts amazingly with the surrounding nature. Bundle up and have a coffee break on the large porch, or retreat within a picture-perfect interior. It’s perfect for nature lovers who love the minimalist lifestyle, and it’s affordable too!

Yurt with River Views Yurt with River Views
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Yurt with River Views

Yurt with River Views

An accumulation of yurts fills this picture-perfect location just outside of Rovaniemi. A boutique design accentuates each circular permanent tent structure, and a dome window in the ceiling allows guests to search for the Northern Lights from the comfort of the bed. Enjoy the outdoor platform while gazing out at the unparalleled beauty of Finland. Keep an eye out for Santa‘s sleigh in the sky.

Cozy Cabin Villa orohat
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Villa orohat

Cozy Cabin

Christmas for two? The snug dwelling has all that a couple could want for a romantic Yuletide vacation. Enjoy a small table for eating breakfast, a lovely bathroom, and a cozy sleeping space. Then go out and enjoy a dogsledding ride or a visit to a real reindeer farm.

Renovated Townhouse in Sodankylä
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Renovated Townhouse in Sodankylä

Talk about old school! Even after being renovated, the host has managed to preserve an undeniably incredible feel that has been cultivated over many many decades. Stacked stone encapsulates the fireplace, rustic logs make up the majority of the structure. And the Northern Lights will dance about the sky at times. In this area, get ready to do lots of skiing and snowmobiling. While it sits a little outside of Rovaniemi, we just had to include it.

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