5 days in Rovaniemi & Kilpisjarvi Itinerary

5 days in Rovaniemi & Kilpisjarvi Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Kilpisjarvi
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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.
On the 23rd (Wed), stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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Kilpisjarvi

Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Three Nations' Border Point.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Kilpisjarvi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi takes 5.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjarvi due to the time zone difference. In December, Kilpisjarvi is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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