5 days in Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Saariselka & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Saariselka
1
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Saariselka

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours and then have some family-friendly fun at Saariselka Bowling.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel route planner.

Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

3
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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Sun), get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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