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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Visit Rovaniemi Church and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stop by LAURI, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip website .

December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Theme Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, enjoy some diversion at Action Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka online travel route planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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