6 days in Saariselka, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Saariselka, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 1 day
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Saariselka

— 1 day
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 1st (Sat): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip builder website.

Perth, Australia to Saariselka is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -7°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo day trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Nature
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 3rd (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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