6 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi & Saariselka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rovaniemi Church and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko. Shop till you drop at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Marttiini Store Old Factory. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi sightseeing site.

Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Theme Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
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 27th (Fri): gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

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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