6 days in Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  33 h
End: Melbourne

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night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Winter Sports
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Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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