11 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights

7
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner.

In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Sampo Icebreaker
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour itinerary app.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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