16 days in Rovaniemi, Salla & Saariselka Itinerary

16 days in Rovaniemi, Salla & Saariselka Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Salla
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Saariselka
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Giewont Husky Adventures in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. In January, Rovaniemi is colder than Amsterdam - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Safaris
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Arktikum
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Salla

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Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salla: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi) and Kuusamo (Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, Karhunkierros, &more). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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Ruka
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Salla Ski Resort
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Saariselka

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Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary app.

Getting from Salla to Saariselka by car takes about 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

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