We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Rauhankatu 70, Rovaniemi 96101, Finland
Phone Number: 358 16 335511
Website
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$140*
and up
Lapland Ice Fishing Experience by Snowmobile from...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 53 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A place to sit for a while

Open for visitors daily, at least in the summer. The huge painting is worth wondering a while. Take note how the local people are portrayed. The red cross in the top of the church... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
suomituristi2015
,
Rovaniemi, Finland
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rovaniemi, Finland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Open for visitors daily, at least in the summer. The huge painting is worth wondering a while. Take note how the local people are portrayed. The red cross in the top of the church is a reference to the Bible: it is supposed to be a bloody cross.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gothenburg, Sweden
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Very beautiful church. Almost in the center of the city. Exquisite interior, there are murals and big body. Around the building is very beautiful nature. A holy place, a lot of reports of those killed in war. Worth a visit! This sacred, historical site!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Western Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Rovaniemi's only church ... filled for the evening, a very good choir and Christmas Carols as snow fell outside. A moving experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Visited there in Winter. Could get in once just after some gathering had ended. Was closed other time i tried. Very nice church and cemetery

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visited on the day of xmas and there was a mass going on. The architecture of the church was modern and simple though the bigger European churches have more impressive architecture. I like the feeling of peace when entering the church as there weren't many tourist (or rather my friends and I were the only tourists) as compared to other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hobart, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We only explored the outside as there was a function on inside but a beautiful church and a very interesting cemetery nearby. Worth the walk to as surrounding scenery near the water is very picturesque.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampere, Finland
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
71 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Its never good to say anything about houses of Lord, but.. Beautiful outside and from inside. Very famous wedding church and for the ysual ceremonies too. Place is absolutely worth of visit. Go to see painting over the altar.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
376 reviews 376 reviews
111 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Lovely fairly plain church...Lutheran....Not over ornate, but tasteful and appropriate...The main fresco above the alter depicts various things around the ''fountain of life''.....An organist gave us a rendition of a very soft tune...the organ sounds very much like ''pan pipes''....so melodic and the acoustics were great......worth seeing, not as ornate or gaudy as other churches....

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Too bad, it wasn't open on that day we were there. But attach a B&W pic of the church for anyone interested to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toluca Lake, CA
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
40 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I found the church by accident as I was walking about. It isn't always open so you should check before you go if it is and if not when you can go in.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Rovaniemi Church also viewed

Rovaniemi, Lapland
 
Rovaniemi, Lapland
 

Been to Rovaniemi Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rovaniemi Church

Address: Address: Rauhankatu 70, Rovaniemi 96101, Finland
Phone Number: 358 16 335511
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Lapland  >  Rovaniemi

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rovaniemi Church staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?