12 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Akaslompolo Itinerary

12 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Akaslompolo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Singapore Changi Airport

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Santa Claus Village. Take a break from the city and head to Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Saariselka

— 4 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Angry Birds Activity Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's more to do: stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka online holiday planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect little chillier with lows of -17°C in Saariselka. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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