12 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Akaslompolo Itinerary

12 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Akaslompolo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Saariselka
— 4 nights
3
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 Feelapland. Head to LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Arctic Circle Mallfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel 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. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

4
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.
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 °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

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

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
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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

Side Trips

Levi, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park