12 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Akaslompolo Itinerary

12 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Akaslompolo Itinerary

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12 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Akaslompolo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18 h 15 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h
End: Singapore


Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Shop till you drop at LAURI and Arctic Circle Mall. Escape the urban bustle at Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Arktikum ©
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre


Saariselka ©
Head to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and Shamaan Design - Lappi Shopfor some retail therapy. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Siida, Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, & more). On the 6th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 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 -17°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church


Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo route planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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