22 days in Saariselka, Salla & Rovaniemi Itinerary

22 days in Saariselka, Salla & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Saariselka
— 8 nights
2
Salla
— 6 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 7 nights

8
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lemmenjoki National Park and Ruijanpolku Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Pyha-Nattanen Fell. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Lake Inari, Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, &more). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Saariselka is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in January; daily highs in Saariselka reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum, Pyha-Nattanen Fell
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

6
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Salla Ski Resort. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ski Resort Suomutunturi and Karhunkierros. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salla: Luosto (Amethyst Mine Lapland & Kopara Reindeer Park), Kuusamo (Kiutakongas Rapids, Shopping Center Kumpare, &more) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Salla online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kuusamo, Luosto, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

7
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Korouoma Canyon and Arctic Emotions Oy. Get outdoors at Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Simo to see Kotielainpuisto Arkadia about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Korouoma Canyon
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Safaris
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

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