4 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

4 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights

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day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, thensee the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online route planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Saariselka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Inari
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
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Lake Inari

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