6 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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6 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Tatuka Palvelut in Ylitornio, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online travel route planner .

In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Siida and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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