6 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see Santa Claus Office and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip site.

In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saariselka, with lows of -15°C. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

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