6 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to London

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

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London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Museums · Nightlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's more to do: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Saariselka, with lows around -17°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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